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Vienna: 30-Minute Fiaker Ride in the Old Town

1. Vienna: 30-Minute Fiaker Ride in the Old Town

Find your Fiaker next to the world-famous St. Stephen's Cathedral. From St. Stephen's Square, begin your journey to old seat of government during the Habsburg monarchy, the Hofburg. Today, the President and Chancellor of the Austrian Republic have their offices at this impressive complex. Travel along marvellous boulevard known as "The Ring", where you have the chance to see the buildings of the Natural Museum of History and Fine Arts. The square between the two buildings displays the statue of Maria Theresia, the sole female ruler in the house of Habsburg. Pass by the Austrian Parliament, built in a Greek architectural style with the statue of Pallas Athene in front of it. Right after the Parliament, see the Vienna Town Hall with its impressive square. The square in front of the hall is very popular among the Viennese, many events such as the annual film festival and the Christmas markets take place there. Finish your ride back at the St. Stephans Cathedral where it started.

Vienna: Private 3-Hour City Highlights Van Tour

2. Vienna: Private 3-Hour City Highlights Van Tour

See the best of Vienna and get the perfect introduction to Austria’s fascinating capital city. Your private guide will introduce you to the splendor of the city as you see sights such as Schönbrunn Palace, which is the gorgeous summer home of the Habsburgs, as well as its stunning Baroque pleasure gardens. You can then discover Vienna’s most famous street "the Ring", which is home to imperial landmarks such as the Opera House, City Hall, the Imperial Palace, and many other cultural sights. You can drive through charming neighborhoods to see the city’s funkiest apartment building, the Hundertwasserhaus, which was designed by an artist who was not bound by straight lines. Being your private tour, your licensed guide will tailor the tour according to your interests, making your tour as individual as you are. Your guide values your precious time and will provide a high-quality tour with Vienna's Best in just 3 hours.

Highlights of Vienna: Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

3. Highlights of Vienna: Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

Get your bearings at the famous Anker Clock, the first stop on this guided bike tour. Admire historical buildings on the way to jaw-dropping St. Stephan’s Cathedral. A bit further, thrill to the sight of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Column of Trinity. Don't fall off! The next stops on this architectural scavenger hunt are the University of Vienna and the stunning Rathaus, chockablock with historial facts. Continue your mobile adventure at the Hofburg Imperial Palace and its amazing complex of highly recognizable structures. Feel like a diva as you rock the Vienna State Opera on this fab 2-hour tour with live commentary. In the 4-hour option, your guide will take you also to Karlsplatz, and labyrinthine Belvedere Palace. Return to drop-off via the canal, where you'll be confronted with the ghost of Johann Strauss - don't worry, it's only a monument. Or steel yourself for the 6-hour option with the perenially popular Schoenbrunn Palace. This magnificent residence is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park and gardens surrounding the palace make Schönbrunn a unique combination of Baroque style and joyful nature.

Vienna: Walking Tour of the Historic Ringstrasse

4. Vienna: Walking Tour of the Historic Ringstrasse

150 years ago Emperor Francis Josef commissioned the demolition of the city walls. His vision was to create a unique ensemble of public buildings housing cultural things such as the opera, and the theater, as well as museums, universities, the Academy of Fine Arts, parliament, and city hall. A lot of industrialists and bankers took the opportunity to present their wealth and get a title, building amazing oversized palaces. The wide boulevard was lined with trees, and special paths for carriages, riders, and pedestrians were created. Numerous famous artists, architects, and planners were attracted by this project, who came to Vienna from all parts of Europe. Poor people who were also looking for work arrived and worked under incredible conditions. During this walk you will see the most representative part of the Ring, Palais Ephrusi, which was commissioned by the rich Jewish banker family. This family's fate is described in the book "The Hare with the Amber Eyes". You will also encounter the Votive Church, the main building of the University of Vienna, City Hall, Burgtheater, Parliament, Heldenplatz, Museums, Volksgarten, and statues such as of the mayor Liebenberg or Pallas Athene. At the end of this scenic experience, your tour will end next to the Opera House.

Vienna: Bus Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

5. Vienna: Bus Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

Explore the best of Vienna in 1 hour while enjoying a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience. Hop on the Future Bus to be driven through the city's main highlights and make 4 stops to dive into another reality with VR glasses. Begin your tour at the welcome stop at Albertinaplatz, right behind the Opera building. Receive a welcome from your driver and take a seat in the comfortable and well-equipped minibus. Get your earphones and be greeted by a professional audio guide. After a quick briefing, begin your exciting tour. Start by seeing Vienna's magnificent buildings including the State Opera, the Neuburg, Heroes Square and Maria Theresia square. Hop off the minibus for the first out of 4 virtual reality stops. Follow the audio guide's instructions to wear your virtual reality glasses. Meet some of Vienna's greatest individuals including Eugene of Savoy, Archduke Charles and Maria Theresia. After the virtual reality tour, remove the glasses and continue the tour. Pass by the Volksgarten, the Austrian Parliament, and then stop right in front of Vienna's city hall. There, near the Burg theatre, enjoy the second virtual reality stop. Afterward, be driven further towards Schottentor and turn to the next virtual reality stop at the Neo-gothic Votive Church. Learn about the assassination attempt of Emperor Franz Joseph, and his brother Maximilian. Continue the journey as you hear interesting stories through the audio guide. Pass by Volkstheatre, Museumsquartier, the Secession building, Naschmarkt, Karlskirche, and many other interesting sights which you can admire through the large window next to you. Finally, be taken back to the famous Ringstraße. From there, return to the starting point of the tour, right behind the Opera building, for the final virtual reality stop.

Vienna: Virtual Reality Ring Street Bus Tour

6. Vienna: Virtual Reality Ring Street Bus Tour

Chat with the famed Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, ride alongside Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Sisi, and spot Dr. Sigmund Freud along the way as you tour Vienna. Experience the city in an innovative way with a virtual reality headset on this guided bus drive of the scenic Ring Street. See the most prominent and historic buildings of the city, like the Academy of Fine Arts, Hofburg Palace, Austrian Parliament Building, Albertina Square, and more. Stop at some of these important sites to strap on your headset and enter a gripping virtual reality.

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What people are saying about Austrian Parliament Building

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,810 reviews

Robert was an excellent guide and we really enjoyed his commentary at the various spots we visited around Vienna. He showed a lot of the highlights of the city and provided great background on those, but also included more unusual locations such as the graffiti walls along the (not-the-Danube) canal and the Gaudì-ish Hundertwasser Village. The bikes were in excellent condition, a basket was provided for me on request, the weather looked iffy so everyone was given a poncho (in the end it did not rain), and the three hour tour was the perfect amount of time. Highly recommend!

Horst is the guide with the most. He showed us around Vienna for three very entertaining and informative hours and made an effort to connect with all of the riders personally. Truly a lovely experience, that gave us a good lay of the land and an understanding of the history and culture of Vienna and how to get around. Thank you Horst!

Not only because it was 30° warm that day, but also thanks to guide Annette Schminke, who presented us with a relaxed, always confident and experienced presentation of this beautiful city and its lovely people, the bike tour was the right decision and a forgettable experience . Again any time!

It is a great experience to cycle through Vienna and discover the city. Horst in particular made the tour even more interesting with his funny but really informative sayings.

Nice tour of the old town. Very nice driver. However, the highlights are always over quickly, since of course there is no stopping.