“When you are sitting in one of Vienna’s grand coffee houses, you can easily imagine yourself back in the Art Nouveau period - the time of Gustav Klimt.”
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) September 19, 2011
Today’s cozy cafes and neighborhood coffee spots may easily be traced back to Vienna, Austria, where charming coffee houses have been part of the cityscape since the 1800s. For more than 175 years, Vienna’s coffee houses have been the home away from home for Europe’s artists, writers, composers, politicians and thinkers, including 19th and 20th century cultural icons like Johann Strauss, Sigmund Freud, Leo Trotzki and Gustav Klimt.
Art lovers will be pleased to know that between now and the end of 2012, Vienna will celebrate the 150th birthday of Art Nouveau’s master painter Gustav Klimt (The Kiss) with a series of special events and exhibits. For a complete listing of events, see KLIMT 2012.
Vienna still boasts more than 1,600 coffeehouses, and US travelers are invited to visit some of the most spectacular ones using this three-night, four-day package that’s available from New York, Newark, Washington, Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles or Chicago.
The Coffee, Culture & Klimt vacation package includes:
- Roundtrip air transportation on Austrian Air, economy class, between New York, Newark, Washington, Atlanta, Miami, Chicago or Los Angeles and Vienna, Austria.
- Three (3) nights hotel accommodation in Vienna’s NH Belvedere, a four-star property.
- Daily buffet breakfast, hotel service charges and hotel taxes.
- Coffee and a slice of the Original Sacher-Torte at Hotel Sacher with a dollop of fresh unsweetened whipped cream, and coffee and cake of your choice at Café Central
- Half day historical city sightseeing tour, and combination entrance ticket to the Belvedere Palace*. *This includes admission to the Gustav Klimt / Josef Hoffmann. Pioneers of Modernism exhibit from 10.25.11-3.4.12)
Travelers will likely be ready for a great cup of coffee when they arrive in Vienna, and what is better than enjoying it with a slice of the Original Sacher-Torte at Hotel Sacher? Also included in the package is a stop at Café Central in the heart of Vienna, where travelers get to select their own piece of cake to go with a cup of splendid Viennese coffee.
“When you are sitting in one of Vienna’s grand coffee houses, you can easily imagine yourself back in the Art Nouveau period,” remarks Bram Majtlis, president of Austrian Airlines Vacation Center. “You’ll find examples of this important art movement all over the city, and right now, there are more Klimt works on display in Vienna than ever before!”
Austrian Airlines’ Coffee, Culture & Klimt vacation package is available for travel between now and December 14, 2011 and again between January 8 – March 28, 2012. This vacation package may also be used as the start of a longer vacation: passengers can stay in Europe up to 30 days and add other cities and countries, if desired. Single supplements, upgrades, additional combinations and extensions are available upon request.
Travel is available for travel between now and October 31, 2011 (starting at $1,339 ppdo from JFK or EWR), or between November 1 – December 14, 2011 and January 8 - March 31, 2012 (starting at $1,259 ppdo from JFK or EWR). The single supplement is $215. Weekend surcharges apply. Extension nights and upgrades are available upon request, as are rates for travel during other dates.
All packages need to be booked at least 14 days in advance. Payment in full is required within 24 hours of confirmation. Once confirmed, the packages are non-refundable, non-transferable, and cannot be changed. Packages will be booked in economy class and are subject to schedule and space availability. Your minimum stay is 3 nights or one Saturday overnight, and your maximum stay in Europe is 30 days. The Coffee, Culture & Klimt Vacation package prices include fuel surcharges but do not include US Customs / INS / Aphis fees / International Transportation Tax / Passenger Facility Charges / Civil Aviation Security Fee / domestic and foreign Security and Airport Charges of approximately USD $185 per passenger, depending on the itinerary. Additional taxes and fees may be collected by foreign governments. All taxes / fees / surcharges are subject to change and exchange rate fluctuations and may vary on the day of booking.
Further details may be found on austrianair-vacations.com. For additional information or to make reservations, contact Austrian Airlines Vacation Center at (800) 790-4682, or info(at)austrianair-vacations(dot)com.