Leaving Your Trip in VIENNA

This page offers help (concrete or informational) on leaving your trip. Topics include...

  1. Where you Leave Your Trip (see immediately below)
  2. Our “Access Packages,” designed to help you to do so.
  3. Suggestions on how to time your ongoing travel, whether you are having us arrange it, or doing it yourself.
  4. Suggested post-trip visits, especially when these are not geographically obvious, but are rendered economical and convenient by direct rail connections.
  5. Hopefully helpful hints for those setting up their own travel from the trip.

If you wish to arrange some or all of your travel through us, please tell us what by means of this response questionnaire, designed to collect all the information we need to be able to book your travel.

1. WHERE and WHEN Do You Leave Your Trip?

Your trip disbands in Vienna, on Friday morning, after a night there.

A couple of hints regarding ongoing travel are offered at the bottom of this page.

as of January 7, 2017

We don't really have an “Access Package” for Vienna.... First of all, you are already there.  Secondly (and unusually), a city night is are included in the cost of our regular trip, since there are some special aspects of Vienna where we feel we can be of some help

But we can still assist with ongoing travel....  And we do offer train tickets back to London , for those who enjoy long-distance rail travel.

Options Offered at an Extra Cost (subject to availability)
For a general discussion of train upgrades, see here.  Topics include the relative comfort of first versus second class, and different types of accommodation available on overnight trains.

  • Tickets to London.  209€ if you also requested tickets from London to your trip, 249€ if not (if you wish to be in 1st class on the “Eurostar,” 259€ or 299€; 1st class tickets include meal service).
    Service is overnight to Köln, with a daylight connection to London.   A couchette sleeping berth is included in the price of the ticket.  Sleeping car upgrades are available.
  • Tickets to all other points. A standard 25% discount on first class tickets is available to all long-distance travellers who are completing “Biking Transcontinental” or “Mozart and the Matterhorn,” regardless of destination.  The same discount may be available to travellers on “Austrian Alps and the Danube,” depending on volume of rail travel.  A 10% discount is generally available for shorter distance journeys (Prague, Budapest, Munich...).
  • Additional hotel nights in Vienna are available at a cost of 95€ single, 59€ / person double / twin (shower and WC ensuite).

3. TIMING Your Trip

It takes about an hour to get to the airport by public transit (45 minutes by taxi), so plan your flight accordingly.  A 7a flight implies a 5:30a check-in, a 4:30a start, a 4a wake-up.... Yuck..


Prague is 4+ hours by train, and Budapest is under 3.  Venice is farther, but a beautiful ride across the Alps gets you there....  There are “Hotel Trains” to a number of European capitals:  Zurich, Venice, Rome, Berlin, Warsaw, other points east....

Guests subscribing to an “Access Package” need not read this section.

See also “Timing Your Trip” and “Service Information,” above, as either of these may additionally help.

We gladly provide travel consulting (schedule or routing information) concerning post-trip individual travel. In particular, we have invested a great deal to become railway experts.  Our service fees are reasonable:  a 20€ charge for all but the most complex projects – or the most simple (for instance, only a 10€ charge applies if the service is limited to the preparation of a routine rail ticket).  You will generally find them well-justified by the time they will save you in research, standing on line, overpaying for your tickets, or all three.

But, for some, this type of research is fun.  So, here are some hints, intended to start off hardened “do-it-yourselfers.”

Trains. Schedules for all routes can be consulted on this web site:

The best way to reach nearby Euro capitals like Munich, Budapest, Prague... and Venice is surprisingly close, at the end of a gorgeous and comfortable ride across the Alps.  Overnight trains go pretty much everywhere, and save a night's lodging and a travel day....

Planes.  Vienna has surprisingly little intercontinental air service for such an important city.  If you have trouble finding a flight, try Munich, 5 hours away by train.

If you wish to arrange some or all of your travel through us, please tell us what by means of this response questionnaire, designed to collect all the information we need to be able to book your travel.

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