Tour description

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Please contact Janet McDonald at or 250-721-8827 for more information. 

Join us on this 15-day adventure designed for anyone interested in exploring Vienna’s cultural and historical heritage. Experience its vibrant art, architecture, music, film and fashion scenes. Discover the city through literary and musical references and by visits to various museums, collections, monuments, architecture, art, theatres and film locations. We will go to cafés frequented by Sigmund Freud, Gustav Klimt, and other famous writers, artists and intellectuals.

As you experience the marvels of this city, you will gain an appreciation of the diversity that historical and contemporary Vienna has to offer. As the capital of the former Habsburg Empire, Vienna is one of the most beautiful, historically and culturally fascinating cities in Europe. After World War II, it was divided by the Allies into four zones and served as the backdrop of Carol Reed’s film noir The Third Man (1949) with Orson Wells. The Viennese have adopted this Hollywood classic as their filmic representation, and the Burg Kino cinema in Vienna still plays it regularly as part of their weekly repertoire.

Along with the city’s rich repertoire of theatre, opera, ballet and symphony, there are also many free public events to explore. The multi-ethnic culinary heritage makes Vienna a top destination for foodies as well. This tour provides a balance of guided and organized visits and time for individual explorations.

Tour Activity Level: Mild

Participants should be in good health and be able to climb stairs and walk reasonable distances, possibly over uneven ground and cobblestones.

Academic Resource

Instructor Kat SarkDr. Kat Sark teaches in the Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies and the Department of History at UVic and is the founder of the Canadian Fashion Scholars Network and the co-founder of the Urban Chic book series published by Intellect.

Pre-tour sessions

Your four pre-tour classroom sessions will be held on Thursdays, April 19 to May 10 from 7 to 9 pm.

Please note: should you be unable to attend any or all of the pre-tour sessions, we will do our best to send you information discussed and distributed at these classes in a timely manner. It is not possible to offer a reduction of the tour cost for missed classes.

Travel itinerary

(subject to change and rearrangement)

Meals included: B = breakfast L = lunch D = dinner

Fees and registration

*Early Bird Registration: Pay your deposit by Dec. 15, 2017 and receive a $200 reduction on your balance of payment.

Tour dates May 16 – 31, 2018
Total tour cost (based on double occupancy)$6,625.00
Early bird cost*$6,425.00
Single supplement$1,290.00

INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR: • Return airfare and land transportation • Accommodation • Many meals, as indicated in tour itinerary • Admissions and excursions • Baggage handling at hotels, where available

To ensure a place on this tour a nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required with the registration form by Feb. 5, 2018 (provided space is still available). The balance of payment is due on Feb. 12, 2018.


Please contact Janet McDonald at 250-721-8827 or for further information or to place your deposit.

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