We boarded the bus, and off we went! Palace bound!
The palace is built to rival Versailles, and it shows!
Inside there's a good family tree of the Hapsburgs to get an idea of who ruled when and how they all were related.
We had a guided tour through the imperial apartments and the rooms where Maria Theresa lived. However, no photos were allowed inside the palace. That's a bit disappointing because it was quite lovely!
After our tour we had a very short amount of free time to visit the gardens outside. Both Alex and I would have liked much more free time!
After the palace tour, we went back to the boat again, and had an early briefing for the next day and an early dinner because we had another optional tour! Tonight we'd be going to a Mozart & Strauss Concert! We went back into Vienna for a concert performed by the Vienna Residence Orchestra.
The concert was wonderful, the musicians were great and the singers were so talented! There was a bit of humor with the percussionist and the conductor which was fun. This was a fantastic end to our day in Vienna! We all agreed it was a must do!