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Vienna: Danube Canal Cruise with Apple Strudel

1. Vienna: Danube Canal Cruise with Apple Strudel

Discover the wonders of Vienna from a different perspective on this idyllic cruise along the Danube Canal. The trip begins at Schwedenplatz and sets sail onto the Viennese Donaukanal. Watch as the lock below is turned and the boat turns around to continue the journey. As you glide along the water, soak up the sights that surround you and enjoy a delicious warm apple strudel and a hot drink. Choose between a melange, hot chocolate, or a tea, then find a seat to admire the view. On the tour, see a selection of the city’s most iconic buildings, including the Uniqa Tower, Uranie Observatory, Jean Nouvel hotel and commercial building, the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, Ringturm, Roßauer Kaserne, Zaha Hadid House and the Spittelau waste incineration plant designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

Vienna: Hidden Wine Cellars Tasting Experience

2. Vienna: Hidden Wine Cellars Tasting Experience

Vienna is the only capital city in the world that cultivates wine directly within the city. Throughout this tour, you will get to the bottom of the famous Viennese wine in the literal sense of the word. You will be taken to a special kind of tasting in which you will find out everything about Viennese wine. You will also discover hidden and secret wine cellars which exist in Vienna's city center. Several stops of your tour will see you visiting wine cellars which have been opened exclusively for you. You will taste selected wines, and since your guides don't want you to leave hungry, there will also be typical Viennese snacks at every stop. Throughout your tour you will visit Haas and Haas, Restaurant Ofenloch, and a special highlight (secret place), each of which will provide you with a different glass of wine and an authentic Viennese snack.

Vienna: Culinary Experience at Restaurant Stefanie

3. Vienna: Culinary Experience at Restaurant Stefanie

Discover the culinary side of Vienna on a gastronomic experience at the “Stefanie” restaurant in Hotel Stefanie. Visit the oldest hotel in Vienna and enjoy a culinary journey through the former crown lands of the Austrian monarchy, garnished with an insight into the history of Viennese cuisine. Learn links Viennese Schnitzel to Field Marshal Radetzky, whether Hungarian goulash actually originated in Vienna, where Kaiserschmarren (shredded pancake) got its name, and whether the top round is actually the best piece of beef. Try 7 delicious specialties including veal goulash with pretzel sticks, beef soup with sliced pancakes and Kaiserschöberl (unsweetened sponge cake), Viennese schnitzel with potato salad, and boiled filet of beef with chive sauce and apple horseradish sauce, as well as plum jam turnovers, apple strudel, and shredded pancakes.

Grape Grazing: Wachau Valley Winery Biking Tour

4. Grape Grazing: Wachau Valley Winery Biking Tour

Discover the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley on this full-day biking and wine tasting excursion in Austria’s most beautiful valley, voted the Best Historic Destination in the World in 2008. Enjoy a glorious day of sipping, swirling, and casual cycling through the country’s most famous wine-making regions. World-renown for its quality white wines, stunning villages, and breathtaking scenery, the Wachau Valley is the perfect place to enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Arrive by train and then hop on your bike to explore with your expert guide. Breathe in the fresh country air as you cycle by historic towns, charming villages, and spectacular scenery. Stopping at local wineries, you’ll sample dry and fruity whites as well as other delicacies, like the valley’s famed apricot jams and liqueurs. During free time, explore the medieval town of Dürnstein, a well-known Wachau highlight, complete with a castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once held prisoner. Or perhaps you’d rather swim in the Danube and then enjoy lunch at the local tavern, a traditional family-run restaurant. When your time in the valley is up, take a relaxing train ride back to Vienna. This winery bike tour of the Wachau Valley is the perfect choice for those looking for a unique wine tasting experience that combines fun, biking, and stunning scenery.

Vienna: Traditional Dinner Show at the Wiener Rathauskeller

5. Vienna: Traditional Dinner Show at the Wiener Rathauskeller

Take part in a musical journey from the mountains of Tirol to Salzburg, the Salzkammergut and the Wachau to the great final in Vienna. Look forward to spirited Landlers from the Alps, romantic arias from Salzburg, swift polkas and the famous Viennese waltzes. Be enchanted by excellent singers, spirited dancers and a colorful show. Enjoy a delicious 3-course menu and look forward to three diverse and enchanting scenes. Experience a hearty musical welcome by the full ensemble followed by evergreens from the operetta "Der Vogelhändler - The Bird Seller" as well as instrumental pieces. Listen to well-known melodies of the film “The Sound of Music“ and enjoy various famous operettas of Vienna.

Hard Rock Cafe Vienna: Skip-the-Line Entry

6. Hard Rock Cafe Vienna: Skip-the-Line Entry

Experience rock star treatment at Hard Rock Cafe Vienna, and move straight to the front of the line! Taking inspiration from classical architecture, the café combines old Vienna style with modern metropolitan elements. Hard Rock Cafe Vienna’s memorabilia includes items from old, new, and local artists, combining the influence of classical instruments with collections from today’s hits and chart toppers. The multi-level Hard Rock Cafe Vienna opened in August 2014 and with a vibrant upscale bar, a spacious outdoor terrace, and a live entertainment space that features acoustic sessions from Vienna’s unique local music scene. Enjoy fresh, high-quality items from Hard Rock’s new menu, including a mouth-watering selection of legendary burgers. The Rock Shop offers rock 'n' roll inspired items, as well as collectible Hard Rock Cafe merchandise. The Vienna-specific merchandise can only be purchased at this location, and features exclusive design quality that enhances each item’s appeal. Treat yourself to authentic American fare and dine on classic selections from the following menu options: Gold Menu (2-course): Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Grilled chicken sandwich • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Grilled chicken caesar salad • Tupelo chicken tenders Dessert - • Brownie Choice of beverage - • One soft drink, coffee, or tea Diamond Menu (3-course):  Starter - • Fresh salad Choice of main course - • Original Legendary burger (black Angus steak) • Moving Mountains burger (vegan) • Smoked BBQ combo • Grilled salmon • Twisted mac, chicken, and cheese pasta • Steak salad • BBQ chicken Dessert - • Chocolate cake Choice of one beverage -  • One soft drink, coffee, or tea

Vienna: Naschmarkt Food Tasting Tour

7. Vienna: Naschmarkt Food Tasting Tour

Discover the city center of Vienna and enjoy delicacies on a walking tour through the world of culinary treats. Marvel at countless specialties of various tastes and let yourself be enchanted by the colorful diversity. Look forward to tastings at various locations and find out all about food and culinary delights. Learn more about the production of different delicacies or how certain types of food should be stored. Get inspiration from various ideas and look forward to a fun and entertaining tour.

Vienna: Concert in Kursalon with Dinner

8. Vienna: Concert in Kursalon with Dinner

Experience an incredible evening in classic style and enjoy the most beautiful compositions of Johann Strauss and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Enjoy the whole repertoire of classical music and admire the excellent opera singers and fascinating ballet soloists. Begin the evening with a 3-course meal in the in-house restaurant "Das Johann" and enjoy the Salonorchester of Old Vienna's music in the Kursalon. Hear beautiful operettas and impressive solo concerts by the 2 best composers in the world, performed with incredible artistry. 

Vienna: Food, Coffee, and Market Discovery Tour

9. Vienna: Food, Coffee, and Market Discovery Tour

You begin your Vienna tour on one of the most famous and attractive shopping streets in the city: The Graben. Home of the court jeweller Heldwein, and the famous porcelain factory of Augarten, the area is littered with imperial architecture, opulent coffee shops, and first-rate eateries. It would be rude not to offer you a coffee before getting started properly, so after your brief stroll, you will stop for a quick coffee and a snack. However, this won't be at one of the famous cafes, because only tourists go there. Instead you will head to one of the few cafes that locals still visit — a proper and still functioning Kulturcafe. To Nasch means "to nibble" and that is exactly what you can do at the Naschmarkt, easily one of Europe’s best open-air markets. It is a mile long and showcases over 120 food stalls and some delectable restaurants that are cooking up some of the best food in the city. Here, you will find the most diverse array of fruits, vegetables, and delicacies that are available in Vienna from all over the world.  While the Naschmarkt is a must-see, any local will tell you that they rarely pay it a visit, unless they fancy fighting out with tourists for the vendor’s attention. Instead, every local has their own market that they like to visit. These may not be as big as the Naschmarkt, but they are certainly more lively and less touristy. To that end, you will be whisked away from the Naschmarkt to a real functioning Viennese market. Whether that be the trendy Brunnenmarkt in the 16th district with its cafes and creativity, the lively Viktor–Adler–Markt in the traditionally working class 10th district, or even the peaceful farmers market at Karmeliterplatz in the 2nd district, will depend on the day and the guide. But don’t be afraid to ask for directions to the others: there is never enough time in a day, let alone in a tour to visit everything. Irrelevant of the market, one thing that can be guaranteed is that there will be food. Your guides will introduce you to some Viennese guilty pleasures, sweet and savory, and life on the streets that no guide book would ever mention. Pausing to take in Wurstelstand life offers you the chance to taste Austrian’s favorite dish (hint: it’s not schnitzel), while grabbing a cheeky beer or spritzer (soft drinks are available) that will help you re-hydrate after the buzz of the markets. Along the way you will sink into the famed Viennese coffee culture. Coffeehouses have played a very important role in shaping the culture of the city over the centuries, with the first cup being brewed all the way back in 1683. The Austrian Inventory of Cultural Heritage describes the coffeehouses as places “where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill".

Vienna: Local Wine Tasting in a Historic Roman Wine Cellar

10. Vienna: Local Wine Tasting in a Historic Roman Wine Cellar

Since time immemorial, around 700 hectares of wine have been cultivated within Vienna's urban area. The roots of viticulture here go as far back as the Romans, who populated the city two thousand years ago.  But what exactly is left of the former empire in Vienna today and how is that related to Viennese wine? Get to the bottom of these questions in the truest sense of the word with a guided wine tasting in the city's deepest and non-public wine cellar.  A professional wine expert will lead you into the cellar to taste three different wines. The wines range from classic Viennese wines to other Austrian wines, which will, of course, be paired with a small snack from the in-house, family-owned delicatessen.

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This is a great way to see the most famous Austrian Wine region! We met at the office in Vienna and then took a 1 hour train to Krems where we picked up our bikes. Then ride to the 1st winery, then ride to lunch in Durnstein (for an extra 13 euros) with some free time, then ride to the 2nd winery, then ride all the way back to Krems for the train back to Vienna. I would say it is a moderate level of biking. This is probably a normal bike ride for Europeans, but as an American who hasn't ridden a bike in years, I was sore the next day! Would highly recommend to anyone interested in white wines and experiencing the local scenery, just make sure you are physically up to the task.

I was in Vienna with my hubby for work so I was trying to find solo tours to do. It’s more than schnitzel’s like everyone thinks! This tour was the highlight of my trip. From the host to the small group and the food, beer, wine and pastries. I could not hope for better! Highly recommend!

This tour exceeded all of my expectations! Our guide was wonderful, friendly and so knowledgeable about Vienna! We went all around the city and tried so many local dishes!

The tour was really enjoyable and full with surprises. It is amazing to have your wine while listening about Vienna's history and details about vieniese wine production.

Spectacular views on the bike and great white wine.