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School Trips to Vienna

School trips to Vienna provide a cultural experience like no other, where you can take in the delights of this wonderful city that is steeped in a rich history. 

Vienna is known around the world as the city on the Danube. You can enjoy the glorious sights of this world-famous river with one of the extremely popular Boat Cruises that circle the 21km-long Danube Island. It was originally created as a flood defence passing the modern skyline of the city as well as “green Vienna”.

A school trip to Vienna offers students the chance to explore a selection of some of the finest buildings on the continent. Indulge in the historical beauty of impressive archaeological buildings such as Belvedere Palace, Schonbrunn Palace and the Hofburg Imperial Palace

Wherever you visit, the origins of what was once a huge Empire state are prevalent, with stark reminders of Austria’s Nazi past and role in the Cold War bearing the scars of the events of the 20th century. It is also home to Sigmund Freud and the birthplace of psychoanalysis making its appeal diverse and rich in tradition.

The Museum of Fine Arts (Kunsthistorisches Museum) ranks among the richest and most important art collections in the world including paintings by Rubens, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Raphael, Titian, Velazquez and Bruegel. In addition, for art lovers, there is the Ca' Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art and Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s very first architectural project. 

For a festive feel, why not visit in December when the beautifully decorated Christmas Market is in full swing with handmade gifts and seasonal treats galore? 

Our Vienna school trip highlights include…

Booking a school trip to Vienna provides the chance for your secondary students to learn and take inspiration from the wonderful sites that Austria’s capital has to offer. We’ve had lots of different school groups visit Vienna and the feedback we’ve had has been exceptional. Check out our Vienna school trip highlights below…

  • Museum of Military History
  • Vienna Sightseeing Tour
  • State Opera House
  • Figarohaus - Mozart Museum
  • Prater Amusement Park
  • Belvedere Palace 

Museum of Military History 

There’s no place as symbolic for historical relevance as the Museum of Miltary History. Situated in the heart of the Arsenal, explore hundreds of years of Austrian and European History, from the Habsburg Monarchy of the 16th century to the abolishment of the monarchy in 1918. The extensive exhibition comprises weapons, armour, tanks, paintings, and medals amongst many other stunning artefacts. 

Vienna Sightseeing Tour

Take in the sights of Vienna with a sightseeing tour that combines leisure with stunning scenery and historic venues. Take in the natural beauty of some of Austria’s incredible churches, museums, and opera houses. If you want to discover the real Vienna, then a sightseeing tour is an absolute must! 

State Opera House

Constructed in 1869, the Wiener Staatsoper is one of the most revered opera houses in the world. A who’s who of the world’s leading operatic performers take to the illustrious stage with performances each night that will take your breath away. When viewed from the front, the building’s original structure is in full view for you to marvel at, including the Renaissance-style arches. 

Figarohaus - Mozart Museum 

Arguably Vienna’s most prodigious son, explores the wonderful life of the legendary Wolfgang Amade Mozart with a visit to the Figarohaus. Located close to St Stephen’s Cathedral, this venue offers a breathtaking insight into the life and musical genius of one of the greatest arts composers of any generation. Your students will be able to explore the historical apartment once resided in by the great Mozart, with a presentation of his work and the times in which he lived. 

Prater Amusement Park 

No school trip to Vienna is complete without a trip to enjoy the thrills and spills of Prater Amusement Park. From wacky rollercoasters to the terrifying Black Mamba, your students can let off steam and enjoy some well-earned leisure time! 

Belvedere Palace

Artowkr and Vienna go hand-in-hand, and you can find some of the greatest innovators of art at the mammoth Belvedere Palace. This magnificent Baroque palace is simply jaw-dropping and its charismatic splendour must be seen to be believed! Discover historical art collections from world-famous artists including Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. Let your students find inspiration by immersing themselves in a world of truly awesome art! 

Discover more about school trips to Vienna

If you want to discover more about student trips to Vienna and the wonders of Austria, then we’ve got you covered! Why not check out our blog on the top ten things to see in Vienna.

For the student trip of a lifetime to this wonderful city, contact EST today to discover how we can help you to organise your next school trip to Vienna. 

Top Visits in Vienna



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Prater Amusement Park

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Day Trip to Bratislava

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Danube Tower

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Christmas Markets

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Belvedere Palace

<p>Schonbrunn Palace</p>

Schonbrunn Palace

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Hofburg Imperial Palace

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Spanish Riding School

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Figarohaus - Mozart Museum

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Sigmund Freud Museum

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Danube River Cruise

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State Opera House

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Museum of Fine Arts

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Ca' Pesaro - International Gallery of Modern Art

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Secession Museum

<p>Sightseeing Tour of Vienna</p>

Sightseeing Tour of Vienna

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Hundertwasser Haus

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Austrian Parliament

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Museum of Military History

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Vienna Town Hall (Rathaus)

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The Naturhistorisches Museum

Popular Vienna Itinerary

Day 1


Check in to your UK airport for your flight.


Arrive at your accommodation and check-in, head out on a guided walking tour of the city.


Take a ride on the Ferris wheel in Prater Amusement Park for more views before your evening meal.


Day 2


Visit the museum of the world’s most famous psychologist Sigmund Freud, exploring his life and work from his former home in Vienna. 


Spend the afternoon visiting the Narrenturm, meaning “Fools Tower”, which is continental Europe’s oldest mental hospital and now a museum of pathological exhibits.


Evening meal in a local restaurant.


Day 3


Explore the history of Judaism in Austria and how it shaped modern society at the Judenplatz Museum and Holocaust Memorial.


Follow this by learning about how Austrians resisted the Nazi regime at the Resistance Archive.


Take some time out on a Danube River cruise before your evening meal. 


Day 4


Round off your trip with a visit to the Belvedere Palace Gardens a popular tourist spot.


Time to depart for the airport for your flight home.


Arrive at school.


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