A Viennese Whirl, Hofburg Palace, 15 – 17 February

Friday 15 - Sunday 17 February 2019

Experience the delights of the Viennese Ball

With dinner and two night accommodation at The 5 Star Hotel Imperial

A Viennese Ball is a tradition that goes back centuries and is something that should be enjoyed at least once in your life. You will arrive at the Ball in a horse drawn carriage and enjoy the evening from your reserved table. Just 10 couples will be invited to this special event.

Learn to waltz the Viennese way


It is traditional to dance a Viennese Waltz at the Ball. We have a arranged a private waltzing lesson for our guests on the morning of the Ball. Here you will learn the basics to enable you to float across the floor in style.

Balls usually start late in the evening with an opening ceremony performed by young first-time ball attendees, the ‘debutants’, with the girls dressed white. After their first dance the Master of the ceremony will declare the ball is officially opened’, then everyone can take to the floor for the first waltz.

The dress code is formal and ladies are required to wear full length gowns, while gentlemen should carry white gloves.

The dance continues until the early hours of the morning.  You may well find a coffee house still open on your way back to the hotel for a very early breakfast.

Your base for the weekend in the 5 Star Imperial Hotel, part of the Luxury Collection of hotels. A former private palace to the Prince of Wurttemberg, the Hotel Imperial offers a Central, historic location on the iconic Ringstrasse Boulevard.

Included in your exclusive package

  • Two night’s accommodation at the 5 Star Hotel Imperial, Deluxe Room with breakfast
  • Three course dinner with accompanying wines at the Griechenbeisl (Friday)
  • Return Transfer with English speaking guide from the hotel to the restaurant (Friday)
  • Private waltzing lesson at a historical venue (Saturday)
  • Return transfers to the lesson (Saturday)
  • Three course dinner with accompanying wines at your hotel (Saturday)
  • Horse drawn carriage ride to the Ball der Wiener Wirtschaft  (Saturday)
  • Entrance tickets to the Ball der Wiener Wirtschaft   (Saturday)
  • Reserved table at the Ball der Wiener Wirtschaft   (Saturday)
  • Walking tour of the city with English speaking guide ( Sunday)
  • Coffee and cake at a traditional coffee house (Sunday)
  • Oliver Myles Event Management throughout

From dinner at the oldest restaurant in Vienna, the Griechenbeisl, to a walking tour of the city, to a horse drawn carriage ride to the Hofburg Palace, culminating in a Ball at the Palace your weekend will make you fall in love with the city.

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Viennese Whirl Feb 2019

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