It started to rain after lunch when we were starting the excursion “Austria in a Nutshell”.
There was a Crystal umbrella in the closet and we could also ask for another one at the lobby. Since it’s the first time we joined a ship excursion, we forgot our Crystal Clear audio device so we had to go back to the room to get them. It’s convenient that our suite is just a few rooms down the corridor.
After a 15-minute drive, we arrived at the legendary Ringstrasse, one of the world’s most beautiful boulevards. Our guide Gabriela was super good and knowledgeable. We drove by the Vienna State Opera to our washroom break where Crystal offered us complimentary coffee using a coffee bike.
We continued our walk through the beautiful Heldenplatz
to the Imperial Palace.
After the walking tour, we had apple strudel & coffee at a little cafe next to the tourist info office opposite the opera house before getting back to the ship.