With its palaces, art nouveau architecture, café culture, and concert halls, Vienna represents the height of refinement. Not only did the “The City of Music” give birth to Franz Shubert and Johann Strauss (and inspire Mozart and Mahler, Beethoven and Liszt), but it also elevated the life of the mind. Freud became the world’s first psychoanalyst, while Viennese filmmakers Fritz Lang, Billy Wilder, and Erich von Stroheim challenged moviegoers with their unconventional worldviews. You’ll get an overview on Avalon’s walking tour, with an optional evening performance. In between, why not grab a table and a slice of chocolate sachertorte at a historic Viennese café.