Vivien Fryd, professor of history of art
$2,799 per person, double occupancy, includes airfare from New York City or Atlanta
Waltz into Vienna for a six-day getaway filled with music, history, culture and, of course, pastries. Stroll along the gracious boulevards, sip coffee at an elegant café, and wander through the baroque rooms of imperial palaces once inhabited by the ruling Habsburg family—including a tour of Hofburg Palace, official residence of Emperor Franz Joseph. Options include a tour of the fascinating Danube Valley and a visit to Melk and its magnificent Benedictine abbey.