Austria

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended things to do in Austria

  • Vienna: Spanish Riding School Training

    1. Vienna: Spanish Riding School Training

    Visit the Spanish Riding School of Vienna and observe the horses during their training. In the magnificent setting of the baroque Winter Riding Academy, the training offers an insight into the years of training of the Lipizzaners and their riders. The morning exercise of the horses is accompanied by classical Viennese music. The Training includes relaxation exercises, refining and perfecting movement and strengthening certain muscles. The famous school jumps levade, courbette and capriole, which are shown as part of the performances by the Spanish Riding School, are not practiced on a daily basis and can only sometimes be seen during the morning exercise. The white Lipizzaner stallions are put through their paces by their riders almost every day. The primary objective of the morning exercise is to maintain the horses’ athleticism and health, as well as to build up various muscle groups...

    Its fun to see the training. Unfortunately I didn’t know there were different types of tickets so we didn’t have great seats. But we enjoyed it all the same.

  • Vienna City Card: Discounts and Public Transport

    2. Vienna City Card: Discounts and Public Transport

    With the Vienna City Card, you can go anywhere in Austria's beautiful capital city. Just validate your pass at the nearest ticket machine and head out on your way! Upon validation, you'll have 24, 48 or 72 hours to explore the entire city with free and unlimited access to public transportation, including the metro, trams, regional trains, buses, and night buses (zone 100). The Vienna City Card also lets you visit some of the city's most important sights. Get discounts at plenty of Vienna's museums, exhibitions, theatres, concerts, shops, cafés, restaurants, and wine taverns. Vienna is waiting for you! You can learn about all the details and discounts from the digital city guide for Vienna. The app is available for download on the Google Play and Apple App Store. If you're traveling with your family, you're in luck as one child under the age of 15 travels free with each city card holde...

    Unfortunately not available for a week. Very handy for public transport and discount museums.

  • Vienna: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus & Free WiFi

    3. Vienna: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus & Free WiFi

    Red Route

    1. Opera/Oper 

    2. House of Music/Haus der Musik 

    3. Museums Quartier/ Mariahilferstrasse 

    4. Museums / Hofburg

    5. Rathaus / City Hall 

    6. Votivkirche 

    7. Augarten 

    8. Prater 

    9. Pier 3 

    10. Blue Danube/Pier 8- DDSG River Cruise 

    11. Danube Tower/Donauturm 

    12. Old Danube/Alte Donau 

    13. UNO CITY / DC Tower 

    14. Danube Island/Donauinsel 

    15. Schwedenplatz/Danube Canal (River Cruise) 

    16. Stadtpark

    On this route, you will learn more about the history of the famous Ring Street and the Hofburg Palace getting to know the life of the Habsburgs in Vienna. You will also have the possibility to explore the Prater with its Giant Ferris Wheel as well as the Danube Island.

    Schönbrunn Blue Route

    1. Museums/Hofb...

    We enjoyed our Big Bus experience overall, but primarily due to the guided walking tour we added. Our guide Charles was absolutely amazing. His tour was so informative and fun and one of the highlights of our stay. The buses overall were not as helpful, as the routes covered a relatively small space, ran infrequently and at unpredictable times, meaning we missed several scheduled buses and had to walk to our destinations, and because the portion of the day they ran was fairly limited (arrived at the stop near our hotel at 11, stopped running by 17) it wasn’t as useful as we had hoped. Commentary was interesting when we were able to ride.

  • Salzburg: Best of Mozart Fortress Concert and Dinner

    4. Salzburg: Best of Mozart Fortress Concert and Dinner

    Enjoy a culinary and musical delight; hear the classic piece "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" over the rooftops of the Mozart city of Salzburg. Begin your evening with a romantic 3-course dinner in the exclusive Panorama Restaurant, which is located at the fortress and overlooks the old city of Salzburg and its surroundings. Then, hear Mozart's most beloved work as well as other masterpieces by the famous Classical composer, interpreted by internationally-renowned soloists. Experience a truly exceptional atmosphere at the 900-year-old fortress and enjoy a unique view of Salzburg and its vicinity. After the concert, experience the Mozart city at twilight as the evening comes to an end. During Advent and Christmas Time, you will also be enchanted by traditional Salzburg Christmas Carols.

    Dinner:

    Mini bread rolls with two different spreads 

    Creamy tomato ...

    Great evening and the golden vip package was good value and no other payments were required. View was stunning from the terrace and musicians excellent.

  • Vienna: Classical Concert in St. Anne's Church

    5. Vienna: Classical Concert in St. Anne's Church

    Enjoy a concert by a string quartet of musicians who perform in renowned Viennese orchestras. The programs include works by Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, and other composers associated with the Viennese Classic. St. Anne's Church, the concert venue, is located in the heart of Vienna and is considered an architectural masterpiece with splendid acoustics and Baroque ambiance. • Schubert, Haydn, and Beethoven October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November 6, 13, 20 December 23, 26, 28, 30 January 4, 5, 6, 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26 • Haydn and Schubert October 12, 19, 26 November 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 December 7, 14, 21 January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8, 15, 22 March 1, 8, 15, 22 • Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven October 7, 14, 21, 28 November 4, 11, 18, 25 December 2, 9, 16, 22, 25, 27, 29 January 1, 2, 3, 13, 20, 27 February 3, 10, 17, 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 •...

    We loved the concert. The quartet of musicians were absolutely enjoying themselves as professionals and it made the performance so enjoyable to watch and listen. Would enjoy it even longer than that 1 hour. The church itself is stunning and intimate, with great acoustics. We sat in the front row all alone, I think it was the best - Never been so close to violins before. Cons: people applauded between movements.

  • Performance Of The Lipizzans At Spanish Riding School

    6. Performance Of The Lipizzans At Spanish Riding School

    Enjoy the Ballet of the White Stallions at the unique, baroque Winter Riding School at Hofburg Palace, built under Charles VI. These performances are the result of years of training for the rider and their Lipizzans. The Spanish riding school is the only institution in the world which has practiced classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole for more than 450 years. From the young, boisterous stallions to the fully trained School Stallions, they enchant the audience with their performance of breathtaking excercises such as caprioles, Levade and many more. The physique and grace of Lipizzans are ideally suited to the High School of Classical Horsemanship. They are Europe's oldest horse breed. The exercise and preservation of the High School of Classical Horsemanship are some of the core tasks carried out by the Spanish Riding School which is inscribed on the UNES...

    This was my father-in-law’s bucket list thing to do in Vienna and was not disappointed! We all had a great time!

  • Salzburg Card: Free Admission and Free Rides

    7. Salzburg Card: Free Admission and Free Rides

    Anyone who wants to spend their well-earned holiday in beautiful Salzburg is sure to love the top-notch Salzburg Card. This little gem features plenty of great perks and benefits to make your vacation easier and ensure a relaxed visit to this beautiful city. The Salzburg Card not only gives you free admission to all of the city's museums, but also includes unlimited use of all means of public transportation, including the fortress funicular and Untersberg Cable Car, as well as the impressive panorama boat which offers fantastic picturesque views from the Salzach river. You can also expect a number of discounts and other perks at concerts, theater, and even destinations outside Salzburg.

    It was an awesome experience! Good value for your money. A much recommended tour package. Get your guide has never failed my expectations. I wish I had enough time to visit all the wonderful museums. Salzburg is such a great vibe! Adventure at its finest

  • Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church

    8. Classic Ensemble Vienna in St. Peter's Church

    Experience St. Peter's Church, one of the most beautiful Baroque churches in Vienna. The church was built from 1701 to 1733 according to plans by Lukas von Hildebrand. Let the Classic Ensemble Vienna enchant you here with an evening of Classical music. Hear wonderful interpretations of works by famous composers like Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and many more. Hear "Eine kleine Nachtmusik," let the music lead you through "The Four Seasons" and follow musical stories by Mozart, Bach and Schubert. Enjoy these Classical works in the indescribably ambience of the underground vaults of St. Peter's Church in the heart of Vienna.

    Fantastic! Would see this again and again. Great to watch the musicians in such an intimate environment.

  • Ticket for Mozart & Strauss Concert in Kursalon Vienna

    9. Ticket for Mozart & Strauss Concert in Kursalon Vienna

    The "Salonorchester Alt Wien" offers a unique program of the most celebrated compositions by the "waltz-king" Johann Strauss, and that most brilliant exponent of Viennese Classicism, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Experience one of the best-known performances of classic Viennese music at this fabulous concert in the world capital of music. Virtuosic musicians, opera-singers, and enchanting Ballet soloists will present an evening full of Viennese charm, from the lusty sounds of the waltz and the polka to the dramatic arias and duets. Listen to the best operatic works and concertos, by two of the world's greatest composers, performed by artists at the highest pinnacle of excellence.

    Outstanding performance … Better than anything we expected, by far! … 8 piece orchestra, supported by 2 ballet dancers & 2 singers … a wonderful evening, one of the highlights of our holiday.

  • Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

    10. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

    Visit the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens and gain quick access inside this Viennese gem on a guided tour that includes skip-the-line tickets. Follow a licensed guide through lavish interiors, learn about the Habsburgs Royal Family, and explore the ornate palace gardens. Meet your guide in front of the palace and start with an informative introduction to the history of the royal compound. Receive a modern audio device so that you can always hear the tour’s live narration along the way. Benefit from priority entrance tickets and gain quick access inside the palace. Marvel at the grand entrance and begin your guided walk through 22 staterooms of the famous Austrian palace. Admire the 40-meter long Great Gallery and the Hall of Ceremonies and see how the Habsburg Dynasty lived as you stroll through lavish halls and peek into private chambers. Listen to entertaining stories about the forme...

    It was ok.Definitely a guide is needed for Schonbrunn (in my opinion) but since the rooms got crowded too quickly I found the information provided a bit superficial(since we could spend a limited amount of time in a room).I would give a 4.5 if I was able.

The beautiful city of Vienna, the capital city of Austria with a rich musical history welcomes you. Enjoy a memorable Mozart concert at the Golden Hall of Musikverein or the Vienna State Opera. For a close-up of all that Vienna has to offer, start your day with a guided bicycle tour and follow that with a guided photographic expedition of the city. The Imperial Vienna tour takes you along the Ringstrasse to the City Park, Opera House, Parliament, Museumquarter, Hofsburg, and more plus you can do some shopping if you like.

Visit the magical city of Salzburg and take a tour of the Mozart family home. Attend a Mozart dinner concert at the Stiftskeller concert hall which transforms into a magnificent dining hall. The Salzburg city tour that encompasses both the old and new sections of the city including the Fortress Hohensalzburg is not to be missed. Exploring the art and architecture of Salzburg at your own pace is easy on a flexible on-and-off bus and walking tour. Mountains surround the beautiful scenery where the movie The Sound of Music was filmed, this is an unforgettable tour for everyone.

Not far from Salzburg is Innsbruck, gateway to hiking and skiing adventures in the Tyrol region. The Gundolf family entertains everyone daily with authentic folk music plus Tyrolean songs and dances.

Other Sightseeing Options in Austria

Want to discover all there is to do in Austria? Click here for a full list.