Guided tour

Vienna: City Center Guided Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

43 reviews

Activity provider:Schärf Baltikum Reisen e.U
Guided tour

Vienna: City Center Guided Walking Tour

Activity provider:Schärf Baltikum Reisen e.U
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From US$ 71.90 per person

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Explore Vienna's history on a small-group guided walking tour. Marvel at the imperial palaces and gardens, and learn about the noble Habsburgs and other fascinating historical figures.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • See the landmark monuments of Vienna, such as the Hofburg Palace and Spanish Riding School
  • Learn more about the imperial history of Vienna and its most famous residents
  • Marvel at some of the elegant coffee houses, including the home of the famous "sacher torte"
  • Discover where Beethoven first conducted his "Eroica" symphony
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Discover Vienna on a small-group city center walking tour with a local Austrian guide. View some of the city's highlights while gaining an insight into its history.

Meet your guide on Maria-Theresien Platz, and then walk along the famous Ring Road surrounding the historical city center. Stroll through the beautiful rose garden of the Volksgarten, and continue to Heroes Square. Admire the imperial residence of Hofburg Palace, where the Habsburg family ruled. Hear stories about the Habsburgs and admire the emperor's private garden and former butterfly house at the Burggarten. Continue to the Augustinerkirche, where many imperial weddings took place and Napoleon married Princess Marie Louise.

Discover the home of the legendary Lipizzaner horses at the famous Spanish Riding School. Admire the Vienna State Opera House and Lobkowitz Palace, where Beethoven first conducted his "Eroica" symphony.

See the city's sweet side and pass some legendary coffee houses, such as Hotel Sacher where the famous sacher torte is still served. Continue to the elegant shopping street of Graben and end next to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

  • Licensed local guide
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Entrance fees
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide by the statue of Empress Maria Theresa on Maria-Theresien-Platz (on the side the statue is facing). The statue is between the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History) and the Naturhistorisches Museum (Museum of Natural History). Your guide will be holding a green "Vienna City Walking Tour" sign. Public transportation: The nearest metro station is "Station Volkstheater" (line U3). The nearest tram stops are "Burgring" (numbers D, 1, 2 and 71) .

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • This is a small group tour of no more than 15 people
  • This tour is perfect for first-time visitors
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Tour will take place in every weather condition. Please dress appropriately
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4.9 /5

based on 43 reviews

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Dais (I didn’t get the spelling) was a wonderful guide. She knew so much about Vienna and answered all of the questions asked and gave opinions where people were curious. I really felt like I got a good understanding of the history of Austria from the perspective of a local, as well as some tips for different cafes and restaurants in the inner stadt. She mixed buildings with green space, history lessons, and personal anecdotes. It helped that it was a beautiful day and my group was engaging. As a solo traveler, it was nice to have something like this to anchor me and get my bearings. I now know what areas I want to explore more. Thank you again!

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October 7, 2022

This is a wonderful way to see Vienna. Our excellent tour guide, Dace, lead a small group 6 of us through Vienna downtown. She knows city inside out and provided it to us - for example showing us the old city walls and hidden courtyards. What makes this tour great is the intimacy of the small group, the details provided by the guide, conversation about the history and culture. Highly recomended!

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November 3, 2016

Escursione molto interessante e guida assolutamente notevole. Abbiamo visitato angoli di Vienna al di fuori dei classici riferimenti turistici, ma altrettanto interessanti. Chiese, palazzi, passaggi, nascosti all'occhio del turista. Chiaramente, Vienna va visitata con qualcuno che la conosce bene e questo fa una bella differenza. Escursione assolutamente da fare.

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August 10, 2021

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