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  • Location:Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:Flexible

Vienna Combo: Danube River Cruise, Dinner and Schonbrunn Palace Concert

Enjoy a day in Vienna with a Johann Strauss twist as you combine a Danube River cruise with a classic evening of Austrian food and music! Thanks to Strauss' waltz ‘On the Beautiful Blue Danube’ (aka ‘The Blue Danube’), Vienna’s famous river is inextricably entwined with classical Viennese music. Experience the river first-hand during a 3.5-hour cruise, and then end your day with a 3-course meal at Schonbrunn Palace and a classical music concert at the Schonbrunn Palace Orangery.


  • Vienna sightseeing combo – three activities for one price!
  • Find out what Johann Strauss was composing about in ‘The Blue Danube’ as you float down the Danube River on a 3.5-hour cruise
  • Admire waterfront sights like the Danube Tower and Millennium Tower
  • Enjoy an elegant 3-course dinner at Café-Restaurant Residenz
  • Listen to the works of composers like Strauss at a classical music concert at the Schonbrunn Palace Orangery

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Admire Vienna's sights from the beautiful blue Danube before hearing the famous Strauss waltz that immortalized the lovely river! So elegant, so Vienna!

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What You Can Expect

Vienna Combo: Danube River Cruise, Dinner and Schonbrunn Palace Concert

Vienna Danube River

Your Vienna sightseeing combo includes the following features. Simply pick up your vouchers at the Schonbrunn Palace Orangery, and then begin your Vienna Combo experience!

Danube River Cruise
At the time of your choice, make your way to the cruise landing pier in downtown Vienna on Schwedenplatz. As you relax and enjoy the sights of the riverfront, see Viennese attractions like Donauturm (Danube Tower), Millennium Tower, Ringturm (Ring Tower), the Spittelau district heating plant, the Urania observatory and much more. The cruise returns to the place of departure at Schwedenplatz.

(The last cruise, at 2pm, returns at 5:20pm, giving you time to make your way to dinner; if you wish to take the subway to dinner, hop on at Schwedenplatz and take the U4 to Schonbrunn station.)

Dinner at Café-Restaurant Residenz
At 6:30pm, your three-course dinner will be served at the elegant Café-Restaurant Residenz, located in the former Schonbrunn Palace kitchen, adjacent to the palace's main entrance. Dine on Austrian fare by candlelight and enjoy the cozy ambience, either indoors or out, depending on the season.

Sample Dinner Menu:
  • Beef consommé with sliced pancake
  • Viennese boiled beef with chive sauce and roasted potatoes
  • Handmade Appelstrudel
(Vegetarian dishes are available upon request)

Concert at the Schonbrunn Palace Orangery
After dinner, head to the elaborately restored Schonbrunn Palace Orangery for your grand finale of classical music. From your seat at this UNESCO World Heritage Site, enjoy music by Austrian composers like Strauss and Mozart, played by the Schonbrunn Palace Orchestra. Doors open at 8pm and the concert begins at 8:30pm. At intermission, toast your Vienna experience with an included glass of sparkling wine (if option selected) and then enjoy the rest of the performance, which ends at 10:15pm. When the night is over, use your public transport ticket to make your way back to your hotel.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was amazing. I truly enjoyed the cruise, dinner and the concert. Truly a must to book.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Brilliant tour. The river cruise was lovely, dinner was lovely and the concert was really good. The location of the dinner and concert was just lovely, what a beautiful place.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

We were a group of four. Great river cruise up the Danube from Schwedenplatz, sunny and nice weather. Good idea to start early, as we did. We were at Schoenbrunn early too, to have time to see the castle's interior plus the magnificent garden outside. Dinner at 6:30 pm was ok, and the concert later in the evening was great. With loads of Mozart and Strauss. All put together: Good value for money and a well composed day program.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

boat trip relaxing and enjoyable meal very tasty concert front row in centre champane in interval and music excellent

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

A wonderful experience that culminated in a splendid Concert at the Schonbrunn Palace.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

Well organised, well planned. Helpful and polite staff. A great experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This tour was extremely well done and informative. Our guide, Jonny, did an excellent job in spite of the serious subject matter.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2013

Highly recommended. Dinner was superb. Cruise was very refreshing,though the weather at that time was not so good. I recommend you take the cruise on a sunny day. The concert was the best!

4 star rating: Recommended September 2015

The Danube cruise was disappointing. I was visualizing countryside along the Danube, but it was very urban. The boat was marginal. I would not recommend this. However the dinner and concert at Schonbrunn were fabulous. Especially the concert. Very entertaining and you felt the culture and history of Vienna.

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