Guided tour

Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Sightseeing Tour

Guided tour

Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Sightseeing Tour

From US$ 26.86 per person

Learn more about the history of Vienna on this 2-hour walking tour. Listen to humorous, fictional, and true stories about the city as you walk along the streets. Experience yourself why Vienna is known as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Duration 2 hours
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English, German


  • Learn all about Vienna, one of the most beautiful cities in the world 
  • Discover interesting facts from your knowledgeable tour guide 
  • See the Austrian National Library with its state room 
  • Admire the church where many Habsburg weddings were held 
  • See the Albertina, home to the largest graphical collection in the world 
Full description
Learn all about one of the most beautiful cities in the world on this walking tour in Vienna. The tour starts with Roman Vienna and the question of why a castle was built here. Visit St. Michael's Church, Vienna's third oldest church with a combination of 3 different architectural styles. Learn all about the Hofburg Palace and the significance of the huge grounds covering 555,000 m². You will also discover details about the most important rulers in the city. Be impressed by the size of Heroes' Square and what lies behind the facades. Discover why any trip to Vienna should include a visit to the Imperial Treasury, what there is to see in the city, and things that you probably would have missed without your tour guide. As you walk past the Austrian National Library with its state room, you will find out what the symbol on the roof means and why the square is named after Emperor Joseph II. Visit the church where many Habsburg weddings took place (closed on Sundays and public holidays) and discover why the groom was not even present at some weddings. However, the city's history has also seen some dark times. As you walk past the Albertina and the Monument Against War and Fascism, you will be confronted with the horrors of the Second World War. You will also stop at the State Opera and find out why the Hotel Sacher now stands in place of the Carinthian Gate Theatre. You will be surprised about what anecdotes there are on the Providentia Fountain at Neuer Markt and on the Habsburg burial ritual in the Imperial Crypt. The walking tour ends at St. Stephen's Cathedral, the landmark of Vienna. Hear about its partial destruction during the Second World War and find out why not everything taught in school is correct.
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  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

In front of Raiffeisen Bank, Michaelerplatz 3, 1010 Vienna, a 3-minute walk from "Herrengasse" metro station on line U3 Coordinates: 48°12'29.86"N, 16°22'0.19"E

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  • This tour takes place in all weather conditions
  • This tour is given in German
  • This tour is conducted in a small group
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4.8 /5

based on 274 reviews

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we had a really great city guide - charming, funny and absolutely very well-read and competent. We couldn't have wished for a better one. So a very valuable tip for all visitors to Vienna: first always explore all the sights with a knowledgeable city guide, then you will have much more fun in such a wonderful city!!!

August 17, 2021

Albert, our tour guide is fun and knowledgeable with history. He will tell you about all the restaurants and good place to go in Vienna, he can give you tips with which museum u should be worth of going for as well. We had a great 2hrs tour with learning history of Austria apart weather is too cold so make sure u wear warm clothes than normal to resist cold on the street when he is explaining history.

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December 31, 2019

The lady was very nice and you could tell she was very passionate about history. But we spent 1 and a half hour of this 2 hour tour in the Habsburg area and that was just too much. She told us to walk faster to save time, but she could have saved a lot of time just by talking less. This tour should be just a Habsburg tour and you can create a separate one for the city its self. I learned a lot of history that I didnt know though and it was still a good tour. She is very informative. Just not quite what I was expecting.

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March 17, 2019

Product ID: 37519