Sample schnitzel in a horse-drawn carriage in Vienna
From the Baroque exuberance of the Hofburg Palace to the 19th-century grandeur of the Ringstrasse, a walk in central Vienna feels like stepping back in time. Heighten the illusion by joining one of Riding Dinner’s food experiences on a traditional Fiaker horsedrawn carriage (ridingdinner.com) with your own white-gloved butler. Opt for 90-minute Culinary Sightseeing (from £130pp) with an aperitif, wine and three-course meal including schnitzel and apple strudel, or the 40-minute Sparkling Sightseeing (from £65pp) with petits fours and sandwiches from Zum Schwarzen Kameel, one of the city’s oldest restaurants. Extend the period theme by seeing a show at the gilt-and-mirrors State Opera House and eating cake in the chamber +31'!Ƥ̭**#"Ơ !& ,"#*'#0#" $¹ #,20 *Ɵ ARRIVE Austrian Airlines flies direct from Heathrow and Manchester (from £125; austrian.com). STAY Eccentrically decorated 25Hours at MuseumsQuartier has a spa in the basement and a roof terrace with one of the city’s best views (from £110; 25hours-hotels.com).