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New Year’s Eve Imperial Ball in Vienna

New Year’s Eve Imperial Ball in Vienna: Celebrate special New Year’s Eve in Vienna at  glamorous New Year’s Eve Ball in Hofburg palace, and  immerse yourself in Vienna’s charming ball traditions.

Join the New Year Imperial ball in Hofburg palace Vienna, and experience an evening of glamour celebrating New Year in Vienna in  truly Royal splendor

New Year’s Eve Imperial Ball in Hofburg palace Vienna

New Year’s Eve Imperial Ball, is held each Sylvester (New Year’s Eve) in various ballrooms in the Hofburg palace Vienna.

New Year’s Ball  kicks off the winter ball season in Vienna in grand style.  A unique setting, first-class performers and an exquisite gala dinner make  New Year’s Eve in Vienna a night to remember.

Program includes world-class performances from Vienna’s  Opera houses, big-name bands and orchestras, as well as catchy rhythms from waltz to  DJ sounds.

The highlights of New Year’s Eve Ball in Vienna:

  • Fascinating New Year’s Ball opening ceremony
  • New Year’s Eve  gala dinner served on luxury porcelain, accompanied by the finest Austrian wines
  • The ringing of the Pummerin bell at St.Stephen’s Cathedral
  • The traditional Blue Danube Waltz
  • A spectacular fireworks display above Vienna
  • Popular public quadrille in the imperial staterooms


Do not miss out the New Year’s Eve Ball in Vienna, and make sure to make reservation on time.

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Special New Year’s Eve in Vienna:  Imperial Ball

If you ever had a dream to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Vienna in truly royal splendor, we provide you opportunity to make it reality. Here is sample of the itinerary for your special New Year’s Eve in Vienna – Vienna Imperial ball in Hofburg Palace


Waltz the night away at Imperial ball  just as the Habsburgs used to celebrate the New Year!




DAY 1 : December 28 – ARRIVAL IN VIENNA

Arrival  in Vienna. Meet and greet at the Vienna Airport and private transfer to the hotel  in Vienna city center . After check-in, the rest of the day is at your leisure to relax and recover from the trip.
Take romantic  horse carriage ride through Vienna’s old town streets to discover Vienna’s most important sights. Enjoy welcome Dinner at the Michelin Stars restaurant located in Vienna city center.


Your guide will meet you in hotel for private Vienna city tour. Take a horse carriage ride through Vienna’s old town streets and discover the city’s most important sights. Pass by Saint Stephens cathedral, the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the attractions of the Ring boulevard.  After the tour take a coffee break at  Demel- the former Imperial and Royal Court Confectionery. The famous Viennese confectionery hangs on tight to its traditions, and continues to produce exquisite cakes created by hand. You can check them out behind glass walls, and have opportunity to taste traditional Viennese pastry.

The rest of the day is at your leisure to enjoy the many sights and sounds Vienna has to offer. You may choose to visit one of Vienna’s many marvelous museums or to enjoy in  shopping on elegant Kartner Strasse.
In the evening enjoy  dinner in typical Viennese restaurant.


This morning enjoy Preview Performance of New Year’s Concert by Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra at Musikverein. Take a break at famous cafe Sacher for a glass of champagne or to taste original Sacher torte.

In the afternoon visit Belvedere Palace with professional local guide.

In the evening enjoy gala performance of world famous Lipizzaner stallions. The Ballet take place in the unique, baroque Winter Riding School at Hofburg Palace.


Attend  Viennese Waltz dance lesson at the most prestigious dance school of Vienna. Viennese Waltz lessons will help you to brush up on your skills before New Year’s Eve Imperial Ball. The remainder of the day is yours to prepare for  the glamorous New Year’s Eve celebration in Vienna.

This evening attend the one of the most famous balls in the world – New Year’s Eve Ball at the Hofburg Imperial Palace Vienna.



New Year’s Eve  program:

6.30-7.00 p.m: Admission of guests for gala dinner

The Grenadiers greets you in the entrance area on Heldenplatz. Cocktail reception in Hofburg foyer. Opening of the Grand Staircase

8.00 p.m:  Gala dinner

A memorable New Year gala dinner will be served  in one of historical halls in Imperial style.

10.00 pm : Grand Opening Ceremony

The official opening of the ball is an unforgettable highlight of New Year’s Eve at the imperial Hofburg palace.The debutantes’ committee arrive in a formal procession and  perform a traditional polonaise dance.

When the words “Alles Walzer” ring out, the dance for all guests begins.

Midnight – Happy New Year

An unforgettable midnight fireworks display in Heldenplatz

The ringing of the Pummerin bell at St. Stephen’s Cathedral,

Legendary Blue Danube Waltz by Johann Strauss performed by dancers of the Vienna opera houses

Special midnight show,

The popular public quadrille.


 The dancing continues inside the Hofburg Vienna’s stunning staterooms into the early hours of the morning. Many highlights are planned to make New Year’s ball  in Vienna one of the most prestigious events worldwide.

DAY 5 : January 1 – VIENNA – New Year’s  brunch at  famous Café Imperial and Vienna State Opera

Start your first day of New Year in Vienna in style :

Enjoy  New Year  day concert  in Hofburg Palace; Have a New Year’s  brunch at Café Imperial prepared by a famous Chef, including an special aperitif and the possibility to watch and hear a transmission of the famous New Year’s concert on big screen.
To end this wonderful first day of New Year in Vienna you will attend an age-old Viennese tradition: a performance of Johann Strauss “Fledermaus”at Vienna State Opera  or Concert  at Wiener Konzerthaus:  Symphony No. 9, Beethoven.

DAY 6 : January 2 – VIENNA  Schonbrunn Palace private guided tour

Today visit the UNESCO cultural heritage site of Schonbrunn palace with your private guide. Schonbrunn, the former summer residence of the imperial family is considered one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe.  You may attend Apple Strudel Show in Cafe Residenz, visit the Schonbrunn rooms with private  guide, visit the oldest ZOO in Europe or visit Carriage museum in Schonbrunn.

As a fitting end to this great week in Vienna enjoy the Giant Wheel that has dominated the skyline of Vienna for 100 years. Have a private luxury cabin ride with splendid views of the Vienna.

DAY 7: Januray 3 – VIENNA –  private transfer to Vienna airport

After breakfast, private transfer to Vienna airport for your flight back home.


Or, you may choose to extend your tour with us to another European city such as: Prague, Salzburg, Budapest, or Zagreb. We would be pleased to assist you and provide complete travel service in each city.

New Year’s Imperial Ball in Vienna is an experience everyone should have at least once in lifetime. 

Join us in Vienna and start the New Year’s Eve in style.

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