Fairy tales can come true they can happen to you with Herzerl Tours (The Roeders, January 2018).

Dance at Silvester Ball New Year's Eve

What our satisfied clients had to say:

Susanne "The four of us danced and danced and had such a good time . . . at 2:30AM I started gathering them together and said "If we do not go back to the hotel and to bed now we shall never make the New Years Day Brunch". (Roberta S. January 1,2016)

Susannne..Connie and I would like to thank you for the wonderful trip. The Sylvester ball, performances and venues were perfect. We both gained 5 pounds on the great food. We especially would like you to extend our appreciation to two special guides, Irene and Leopold. Irene braved the cold and blowing snow to provide us with a walking tour of downtown. She is so knowledgable of her city and so friendly. We were so happy with the Vienna Woods tour that Leopold showed us.
(B. Winkel-2014/15)

Susanne..our most sincere thanks for a magical vacation - the Kaiserball was an overwhelming success. The hotel Johan Strauss was perfect. Excellent location, close to the metro. The most wonderful breakfast we have ever had in an European Hotel. Staff was extremely helpful. Your choice of restaurants was excellent. Quality and ambiance. Wonderful settings and excellent meals.I don't know how you did it, but we had the best seats in the house, or palace, for the Kaiser Ball, Directly on the dance floor near the main entrance, and elevated. Clearly we were the envy of all those in attendance. First row for Die Fledermaus was not too shabby either.
(P. Lasko-2011/12)

Our week in Vienna was everything we had hoped it would be and the highlight of the week, the New Year's Eve Imperial Ball in the Hofburg Palace, was a truly magical evening. Herzerl Tours did a most professional job in planning our vacation and packed it with a lifetime of memories. Thank you, Suzanne, for the personal attention you gave us. We are so grateful for having discovered you and have recommended Herzerl Tours to everyone with whom we have shared our experience."
(C. Leake-2008/9)


The trip was a Blast! - I have to go back to Vienna again. Your choice of restaurants was superb. Everything we did ended with a touch of savoir-faire. At the Palais Coburn they made my goulash even though it was not on the menu, and we had a tour of the underground and the wine cellar. We made friends with another couple that you booked. Petra Muller, our guide in Vienna was the best. The Imperial Ball was better than expected. There were many different bands - I even found a jazz band with a vocalist. Being met and taken to the airport is something that I will add to future travels.”


Celebrate New Year's in Vienna
like the Imperial Family!

If you ever had a dream to celebrate a very special New Year's Eve in truly royal splendor, then this is for you. First, Waltz lessons in Vienna's most renowned dancing school, then the New Year's Eve Ball at the Imperial Palace (the winter residence of the Habsburgs) - swaying to the strains of Johann Strauss' waltz music in the arms of your prince or princess. A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Excerpt from Johann Strauss II, "The Blue Danube" (An der schönen blauen Donau)

The Hofburg, former principal imperial palace of the Habsburg dynasty rulers


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"Hall of Ceremonies" in the Imperial Palace.

This is our suggested itinerary for
your special week in Vienna.
(We can add to this program if you have any special wishes)
Day 1

Depart from US airport of your choice for your wonderful romantic adventure in Vienna.

Day 2


Hotel Johann StraussHotel Johann Strauss

Arrival at Vienna Airport, Schwechat, and transfer with private car to Hotel Johann Strauss* or similar. The hotel is located in walking distance from the Inner City and close to public transportation.

3:30 PM - Your private guide will pick you up at the hotel for your first experience in Vienna - a walking tour through the Inner City, passing Vienna's famous Gothic landmark, St. Stephen's Cathedral, (guide will point out locations for the program of the next days), ending up at your dinner.

6:00 PM - Welcome Dinner at the renown Restaurant "Griechenbeisl", Vienna's oldest restaurant since 1447, located in the untouched medieval quarters of Vienna. After a traditionally Viennese dinner you will venture back to the hotel using your newly acquired city knowledge and the "U-Bahn", Vienna's modern subway.

Day 3

Buffet breakfast at hotel


12:00 noon - You can stroll from your hotel to the famous Hotel Sacher and visit the Blaue Bar for Hors D’Oeuvres and a glass of the “bubbly”.

1:30 PM - You walk a few steps from there to the waltz lesson at Dance School Elmayer, Vienna's foremost dance school, where you will be taught how to dance the Viennese waltz (Did you know that the Viennese waltz can be danced into two directions: to the right and to the left!)

7:00PM - Dinner at the restaurant Das Schick, high above the rooftops of Vienna with panoramic view and great cuisine.

Day 4

Horse-drawn carriage entrance

Buffet breakfast at hotel

This day is free at leisure and relaxing before the big event - or to visit one of Vienna's many marvelous museums or go shopping on elegant "Kärntner Strasse"! Buy yourself something wonderful like a piece of Augarten porcelain or a piece of crystal at world famous Swarovski.

6:30 PM - Pick up by a horse drawn carriage from the hotel to the Imperial Palace (Hofburg), the former winter residence of the Austrian Emperors.

Couple dancing at the Imperial Ball

IMPERIAL BALL (Hofburg Sylvester Ball)

7:00 PM - As you enter you start feeling like a different person - the elegance of the palace; the Imperial Guards greeting the guests; women in long dresses and men in tuxedos or tails, swaying to the music of a Strauss waltz - in the same place where royalty used to dance.

Your reserved seats are at a table in one of the spectacular halls, dinner including beverages will be served to you there in Imperial style. And of course you dance and dance and dance.

HAPPY NEW YEAR! PROSIT NEUJAHR! Return to the hotel by taxi or in your magic pumpkin.

Day 5

Vienna's major opera house "Volksoper"Volksoper Opera House

Buffet breakfast at hotel


11:00 noon - 3:00 PM - You may want to stroll through the Inner city to your brunch or take a Viennese tram (street car) along the Ring. The Brunch at Hotel Intercontinental's MediterraNeo - an elaborate buffet prepared by a famous Chef incl a special aperitif and possibility to watch and hear a transmission of the famous Vienna Philharmonic New Year's Concert on gigantic screen television.

7:00 PM - To end this wonderful first day of 2020 you will attend this age-old Viennese tradition - a performance of Johann Strauss "Fledermaus" - (flitter mouse) at one of Vienna's major opera houses "Volksoper".


Day 6

"Konditorei Demel" pastriesSome of Vienna's amazing pastries


Buffet breakfast at hotel


9:00 AM - Pick up at hotel for city sightseeing tour by regular coach including the famous Ringstrasse and its elaborate palatial buildings and a visit to Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburg summer residence. There will be a lunch at the Cafe Residenz on the palace grounds followed by Apple Strudel Show, must then take public transportation back to hotel.


7:00 PM (optional – extra charge for tickets) - Possibility to attend a performance of the famous Lipizzan horses at the Spanish Riding School (Imperial Stables).


Evening - Dinner on your own.


Day 7

Princess Clementine Coburg
Princess Clementine Coburg

Buffet breakfast at hotel

9:15 AM - Attend the mass sung by the Vienna Boys Choir in the Imperial Chapel - a very spiritual experience (we will advise which mass - probably Mozart) 

Vienna Boys Choir
Vienna Boy's Choir


Afternooon - Meet your guide at the hotel for a special guided tour of the Vienna State Opera Mozart House and Haus der Musik.

Evening - Dinner at Restaurant Clementine at Palais Coburg. From 1850 on Princess Clementine de Orleans was the first resident of the Palais together with her husband Prince August von Sachsen – Coburg. Clementine has now 160 yrs later returned with her portrait in the center of the restaurant in the green house.


Day 8

Buffet breakfast at the hotel

Transfer with private car from Hotel to Vienna Airport.

What is included in the program price:

• 6 overnights with buffet breakfast at FOUR STAR hotel
• RT airport transfer + one way transfer to Imperial ball with horse drawn carriage
• Tickets for New Year?s Eve Ball (CAT I) incl. Gala Dinner and beverages
• Tickets for cultural events as per program
• Private guide for walking tours
• Three wonderful dinners, New Year's Day Brunch
• Waltz lesson at Elmayer Dance School
• 1 regular city sightseeing tour, entrance fees
• 2 x 72 hrs passes for public transport (Vienna Card)

International airfare, alcoholic beverages at meals, Spanish Riding School, personal expenses, tips and gratuities

The above program is offered by Herzerl Tours Division of Omnific Assoc., Inc. for the New Year 2021/2022.
Upon request arrangements for superior four star or five star hotels at an increased price can be made.
Above package includes ball tickets for CAT I (Festival Hall); for CAT II tickets (Hall of Ceremonies) decrease the price by $200.00.00 per couple.
Deposit of $3000.00 per couple upon booking;
remaining balance (plus additional services client may add on) is due by September 20, 2021. Herzerl Tours can arrange your airline tickets if you so desire.
Please make all checks out to Herzerl Tours & mail to PO Box 217, Tuckahoe, NY 10707.

Cancellation Policy please read

For further information e-mail us at: sms@herzerltours.com or call us at 800-684-8488 or 914-771-8558
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*The price is based on the current exchange rate of the Euro vs. the Dollar i.e. any drastic cost increases caused by a weakening dollar shall have to be passed along to client.