Clubhotel Cortina, Vienna, Austria

Example Booking: Late Deal £249, Hotel (Sleeps 2), 7-Nights, October 2016

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Available to eXpectations Holidays members on RCI.com was this wonderful opportunity to explore the rich culture of Austria’s capital city, Vienna, for 7-nights during 21st – 28th October 2016. Checking into a stylish Hotel unit (sleeping 2) at the RCI Hospitality Clubhotel Cortina, this holiday could have been booked for just £249 when we looked on 10/10/2016.

Noted as the cultural and geographical centre of Europe, Vienna sees temperatures average around 10 Degrees Centigrade with some rainfall expected in October so wrap up warm and don’t forget the brolly. However, with so many fascinating museums and cultural artifacts scattered across “The Imperial City” you probably won’t notice the weather.

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Located in the Hietzing district, 5 minutes from the underground line direct to central Vienna, the Clubhotel Cortina is situated in a chic part of town. Close by is the Schönbrunn Palace, voted the Top Landmark in Austria by nearly 22,000 TripAdvisor reviewers, also nearby are the Schonbrunner Gardens and Vienna Zoo, the oldest zoo in the world.

Decorated with a calming ambiance the fashionable Hotel units come complete with comfortable bedrooms, contemporary bathrooms and partial kitchens, perfect for preparing hot coffee in the morning. Within the hotel a stylish bar with a variety of light snacks and drinks is open til late evening with complimentary Wi-Fi too, ideal for planning your next day’s excursions.

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Elegant bedrooms afford a relaxed rest from exploring all that Vienna has to offer.

Vienna, The Imperial City

Vienna revels in musical heritage formed by past residents; Beethoven & Mozart, as well as stunning Baroque architecture, so don’t forget your camera! The Historic Centre of Vienna should be the starting point for any visit to this culturally intriguing city. Wander along historic streets where traditional & contemporary architecture go hand in hand, visit the multitude of museums paying homage to the city’s rich culture and sample delicious Wiener Schnitzel.

Visit the Kunsthistorisches Museum, Austria’s Number 1. Museum (TripAdvisor Travellers Choice 2016), and admire magnificent works of art past and present. From Monet to Picasso the Albertina in Vienna houses works from some of the greatest artists in history, definitely worth a visit. An extensive insight into Natural History is on display at the Naturhistorisches Museum, including the 29,500-year old Venus of Willendorf.

Explore the grandeur of the Imperial Palace (Hofburg), first opened in 1279, and the Habsburgs by pouring over the Silver Collection with exclusive details of Empress Elisabeth too.

The musical prowess of former residents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Ludwig van Beethoven is perfectly performed in the equally spectacular State Opera House, be sure to tune in. As Europe’s second largest theatre the Burgtheater (pictured) in Vienna is an unmissable stop on the culture tour, putting on around 800 performances each year. A ride upon the iconic Vienna ferris wheel at Prater Amusement Park affords panoramic views of this elegant city, beautifully illuminated in the night sky.

Vienna is a landlocked city, however, the River Danube courses its way through Austria’s capital and on it’s banks you can find pop-up bars and streets cafes. Situated in a picturesque square the Market at Karmelitermarkt is steeped in history, here you can rub shoulders with locals and maybe bag a bargain too. If you’re looking for a quirky spot for an evening drink stop by one of the Under the Bridge Railway Bars, frequented by locals with a charming atmosphere and sounds of trains rolling by overhead.

Price Comparison

To put the value of eXpectations Holidays into perspective we compared the price of this holiday against a similar offering from Booking.com. Using TripAdvisor we found a 7-night stay at Clubhotel Cortina during the same dates within a Double Room (sleeping 2) for £477 (based on 2 people sharing when we looked on: 10/10/2016).

To compare, this eXpectations Holiday was available at the Clubhotel Cortina on RCI.com within a Hotel unit (sleeping 2) during 21st – 28th October 2016 for just £175 plus £74 local tax (when we looked on: 10/10/2016). eXpectations members were able to take advantage of this low price thanks to RCI’s Late Deals discount which reduces the cost of some holidays up to 6 weeks prior to departure. What’s more, Late Deals are unlimited and do not require the use of any points, so you can book as many as you like.

This means members of eXpectations Holidays could have saved over £200 by booking this RCI Late Deal based on the comparison above.

*Please Note: Price comparisons are conducted at the time of writing which is likely to predate the time of publishing by a few days. Price differences are likely to vary as occupancy dates draw closer and third party prices fluctuate due to seasonal pricing variations, availability, discounts etc. Calculations are made using RCI and eXpectations Holidays prices (in sterling) at time of writing and are subject to change. Some elements of each booking may require fees to be paid in a local currency. For more information please see our article on Value for Money and Price comparisons.