Aside from providing the uttermost luxury in waterborne travel, one of the greatest advantages of booking a luxury Scenic river cruise is the opportunity to unearth and explore some of the finest cultural experiences on earth — many of which aren’t available to the ordinary traveller. We call these experiences our Enrich highlights, and they’re all exclusively available to you at no additional cost.
From enchanting evening meals in medieval castles to prestigious concerts in private palaces, Enrich experiences are created to give you exclusive and highly coveted access to cultural encounters not usually enjoyed by the average tourist. More than just your average tour-led excursions, Enrich provides exceptional experiences that offer authentic insight into the culture of a given destination — creating once-in-a-lifetime memories that will stay with you forever.
To prove just how varied our selection of Enrich experiences truly is, we’ll be showcasing a number of unique Enrich experiences here on the Scenic blog over the coming months, giving you a flavour of what to expect when choosing the Enrich encounter that’s right for you.
Today, we’ll be casting the spotlight on our Palais Liechtenstein Enrich option, which is available on selected tour itineraries on the River Danube.
Palais Liechtenstein — The Enrich Experience
Oozing opulence at every turn, Palais Liechtenstein is an elegant city palace located in the heart of Vienna, mere steps from the Volksgarten and Burgtheater. Widely considered to be one of the architectural gems of the Austrian capital, Palais Liechtenstein is one of two magnificent 17th century aristocratic residences owned by the princely family of Liechtenstein.
Considered the first major building of Vienna’s High Baroque era, Liechtenstein boasts an infusion of Baroque stucco ceilings and Rococo Revival interior design elements — each working to create a truly unique setting. The palace houses a raft of original furnishings, as well as a stunning parquet floor first laid by renowned German-Austrian cabinetmaker, Micheal Thonet, in the 19th century.
While tours of Palais Liechtenstein are offered on a pre-book basis, access to this elegant abode is restricted given it still serves as the primary residence of the remaining Liechtenstein family. That said, visits to the Palais can be enjoyed as part of a Scenic river cruise Enrich experience — giving you unrivalled access to this exclusive and decadent family home.
Choose the Palais Liechtenstein Enrich experience during your visit to Vienna, and you’ll be treated to an evening of genuine extravagance and drama; effectively transporting you back to the glamour of a bygone era in Austria’s history.
Upon your arrival at the exterior façade of this magnificent Viennese palace, you’ll be greeted by one of the palace’s private staff and lead indoors via the ornate entrance arch. Here, you’ll receive a complimentary glass of the finest Austrian Sekt, before being seated in one of Liechtenstein’s exquisitely decorated concert rooms for an evening of Strauss and Mozart performed by a traditional Viennese orchestra.
For lovers of both classical music and opulent historical architecture, the Palais Liechtenstein Enrich experience promises an evening to remember. To book your place aboard one of our enchanting Danube river cruises, visit our homepage or call us on 0808 278 7322.