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Vienna: City Sightseeing Tour in an Electro Vintage Car

1. Vienna: City Sightseeing Tour in an Electro Vintage Car

Enjoy riding through Vienna with an optional bottle of the finest sparkling wine. Discover the beautiful city whilst your driver recounts exciting and unknown stories of Vienna's history. The rebuilt electro-vintage car is comfortable and offers 5 seats. This is an enchanting experience for young and old people.  Pass by the most historic Viennese sights in the first district such as Am Hof, Imperial Palace Hofburg, Volksgarten, Burgtheater, Rathaus (City Hall), and part of the famous Ringstraße. Drinks are conveniently served directly inside of the car during your sightseeing tour.

Vienna State Opera: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

2. Vienna State Opera: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Explore the Vienna State Opera on this guided tour with skip-the-line entry privileges. Immerse yourself in the Renaissance Revival architecture and intricate designs of the opera house and discover many things that remain hidden from the typical evening audience. Arrive at the opera house and enjoy a streamlined entry process by simply showing your confirmation voucher. Meet your guide and start your journey through the building.  From the foyer, take the grand staircase to the state rooms (the tea salon, Marble Hall, Schwind Foyer, Gustav Mahler Hall) before reaching the auditorium.  Stop and take a look at the stage where many famous musicians, dancers, and artists have stood. As you explore, hear facts about the building’s history and its architecture, and learn how an opera house is run.

Vienna: 30-Minute Fiaker Ride in the Old Town

3. 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: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

4. Vienna: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Join a highly personal and educational tour of Vienna Old Town. See the most important landmarks and monuments and immerse yourself in the history of the Austrian capital. Discover the cultural heritage of the Hofburg Empire and fall in love with the spectacular sights! During this tour, you will see the best-selected highlights and hidden gems of Vienna's historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the monumental Hofburg Palace complex with gardens and numerous monuments. Next, head to the city hall Rathaus, a monolithic Neo-Gothic municipal building built using some 30 million bricks. You will also see the Burgtheater with its characteristic statues and staircases painted by Gustav Klimt. Tucked away among the elegant townhouses and luxurious shops of the spectacular Old Town, you will find the gorgeous 18th century St Peter’s Catholic Church (Peterskirche). Then at Stephansplatz, you will visit Austria's most prominent national symbol - St Stephen’s Cathedral. Step inside to see stunning stained glass windows, soaring pillars, Baroque high altar, impressive vaulting, colorful tiled roof, and other treasures. This will be an unforgettable experience for sure. Pick to 3-hour option to visit St. Peter’s Catholic Church, whose architecture mimics its famous namesake in Rome. Inside, you will be dazzled by a kaleidoscope of ornamental design with beautiful murals, paintings, and a domed roof with gilding. Learn about its architectural and artistic qualities and discover its history dating back to the beginning of the city. In addition, during the extended route, you will see more amazing sights, such as the Column of The Trinity and the Vienna University. Pick the 4-hour option to also visit the Imperial Treasury of Vienna, housed in part of the Hofburg palace complex. Inside the museum, you will find secular and religious treasures collected by Austrian emperors over the last 1000 years. Among its treasures are the Imperial Crown, Holy Lance, and Order of the Golden Fleece. Your Private Guide will share fascinating stories about the Austrian Empire and its wealth. The 6-hour tour will give you a full experience of Vienna Old Town with a visit to the mecca of Austrian history and culture - Hofburg Palace. Inside the former residence and government center of the Habsburg emperors, you will discover the treasures of the Sisi Museum, Imperial Apartments, and the Silver Collection. Marvel at the ornate Rococo-style decor and antique furniture of the 24 private and official rooms of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. See personal items of Sisi, the Empress, and a collection of extravagant silver, porcelain & crystal-glass tableware from Bohemia. Immerse yourself in the imperial wealth!

Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Tour

5. Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Tour

Discover what was the center of the Holy Roman Empire and the residence of the Habsburgs for over 600 years at the Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex. Join a private guide to explore all 24 interior rooms, and marvel at the Silver Collection and Sisi Museum During the standard tour, step inside the Hofburg Palace Complex and visit the conference room, the private bedrooms of the imperial couple, the guest salons, and more. Get insight into the court dining culture of the imperial dynasty at the Silver Collection, and admire the valuable porcelain and crystal glasses. At the Sisi Museum, see over 300 personal items that belonged to Elizabeth von Habsburg. Find out about her cult of beauty and her obsession with being slim and athletic as you look at her dresses, parasols, gloves, and beauty preparations. Upgrade your standard tour to include private transportation to the Hofburg Palace in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy a hassle-free journey from your accommodation in Vienna, then get taken back to your accommodation after the tour. Opt for the extended tour to also visit the Imperial Treasury. There, explore one of the biggest collections of artifacts from the Holy Roman Empire and Austrian heritage. Inside, you will find the Imperial Crown, the famous Holy Lance, the Order of the Golden Fleece, and much more. Alternatively, choose the extended tour with an Old Town walking tour option. Learn interesting facts and legends of the city and see St. Stephan’s Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, and the Column of The Trinity. Wind your way through multiple alleys and discover different areas of the city with your local guide.

Vienna: Culinary Horse-Drawn Carriage Experience

6. Vienna: Culinary Horse-Drawn Carriage Experience

Enjoy typical Austrian delicacies as you discover famous Viennese cuisine, during a ride through the beautiful city by horse-drawn carriage. Listen as your coachman and butler regale you with exciting stories of Vienna's history and sights. The carriage is comfortable and weatherproof, and offers four spaces with a table for you to sit at on your journey.  Relax on the drive with a clean, emission-free, and quiet mode of transportation. As you travel, pass by the most important sights of Vienna's old town such as Hofburg, the Spanish Horse Riding School, Burgtheater, Albertina, and the Opera, just to name a few. Enjoy a slower pace of life as you see and taste Austria with this enchanting experience.

Sinful Vienna: Following the Tracks of Josefine Mutzenbacher

7. Sinful Vienna: Following the Tracks of Josefine Mutzenbacher

Journey back in time to follow the tracks of Josefine Mutzenbacher, a novelistic Viennese prostitute, who loved her way up the Viennese society successfully in the second half of the 19th century. Her memoirs were written in the old Café Griensteidl in the literary circle Young Vienna (Jung-Wien) by Felix Salten and are still considered today one of the bestsellers in erotic literature. Learn where and how Josefine Mutzenbacher and her colleagues found their clients during this guided walking tour of the streets and squares of the old town and get fascinating insights into the customs of her time. Beyond that, look forward to the interesting facts about prostitution during Roman times, the Middle Ages, modern times as well as getting insights into the situation today. Discover Vienna as the classic city of double standards, because ‒ as is well-known ‒ in Vienna, everything fun is forbidden. For example, there were no brothels in Vienna for 500 years until recently. Learn more about the alternatives, listen to the sotries and hear how prostitutes were paid in Vindobona.

From Vienna: Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

8. From Vienna: Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Experience the stunning beauty of Wachau Valley and sample its white wines on a guided day trip from Vienna. Hop on a river cruise down the Danube from Spitz to Melk. Visit Melk Abbey and Weissenkirchen. Stop at a family-run tavern in Dürnstein to taste liqueurs, wines, and local delicacies. Start the trip from Vienna and travel in a van through narrow countryside roads into the heart of the Wachau Valley. Accompanied by your driver/guide, learn about wine-making and the fascinating history and culture of the region.   Taste a wide variety of the valley’s dry and fruity whites and sample other local delicacies such as apricot jams and liqueurs. Take a boat ride on the Danube River from Spitz to Melk, soak up the beauty of the Wachau Valley, and take a guided tour of Melk Abbey. Once in Dürnstein, enjoy free time to explore the medieval town and its colorful architecture. Learn about the castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once held prisoner. Finally, visit a heuriger, a traditional family-run Austrian wine tavern, for wine tasting.

Vienna: Wine Tasting at Traditional Cellar

9. Vienna: Wine Tasting at Traditional Cellar

Arrive at the traditional Viennese wine cellar located directly in the hearth of Vienna City Center. Taste quality local fine wine with Viennese spreads and small wine snack. Enjoy explanation of the various flavors and history of each wine from your perch in traditional Viennese ambience. Choose from two options either „Heuriger“ wine tasting or richer Wine Tasting "Gourmet". Both of them contains three samples of wine. The tasting will be accompanied by a sample of delicious regional Austrian wine spreads and peculiarities. Live Austrian folk music in wine cellar is available at 07:00 pm

Vienna: Winery and Wine Tasting Tour with a Wine Expert

10. Vienna: Winery and Wine Tasting Tour with a Wine Expert

Try the best of locally produced wines in Vienna, the wine capital that has about 700 hectares of vineyards within its city limits. Discover the rich winemaking culture and traditions that go back as early as 12th-century. Visit two boutique wine bars with a private wine-expert guide. We have chosen venues that offer a friendly atmosphere, great hospitality and an impressive selection of wines. Enjoy a flight of four different wines to try as you're taught how to use all of your senses to examine the appearance, aroma and mouth feel of each glass of wine. Learn about the Viennese viticulture and its impact on the society, agriculture, and economy. If you'd like to try more wine and sight see, you can extend the tour to the 3-hour option. Try a variety of 5 different Viennese wines with paired appetizers, such as cheese and meat delicacies that bring out the taste of wine even more. See historical monuments and highlights such as the old Rathaus, National Theater and Hofburg Palace. If you'd like to get an exclusive look into Viennese wineries, the 3.5-hour option is an exciting opportunity to enjoy an exclusive wine tasting at one of the centuries-old wineries on the outskirts of Vienna. Sample four locally produced wines along with various spreads with bread. Look behind-the-scenes during a tour of the winery cellar. At the end, you will have a chance to order lunch or dinner with your favorite wine at the Heuriger restaurant or go on a self-guided hike through the beautiful vineyards.

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What people are saying about Vienna

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4.9 / 5

based on 30 reviews

The walk with Ernst was a great experience. He is not only very well read and well informed about the history of the city, but also very charming and entertains his guests with entertaining anecdotes. A real figurehead for the city of Vienna! We recommend.

Our city guide explained the most important sights of Vienna to us in 2 hours and informed us about other possibilities. Great thing; can really be recommended. Petra and Wolfgang, 05/26/2022

We arrived at 1.30pm only had to wait a few minutes for guide.Excellent guide. value for money. Well worth a visit. Easy to Book online.

Sonia, our guide, is a very dynamic and friendly person and has great knowledge of the culture and history of Austria. Excellent!

Mesmerizing. The guide was very knowledgeable and the place is amazing. This is a must in Vienna