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Vienna: Bus Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

1. 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: City Center Guided Walking Tour

2. Vienna: City Center Guided Walking Tour

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.

Vienna: Private Music Tour

3. Vienna: Private Music Tour

This three-hour musical odyssey will begin with a tour of the State Opera House, where you will get behind-the-scenes access to the most famous opera house in the world. Learn about its most important conductors like Gustav Mahler, and the history of this temple of music. Afterwards, embark on a leisurely musical stroll through the inner city of Vienna. Stops will include, but are not limited to, Palais Lobkowitz, where Beethoven premiered his Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" and the home of his main patron, and Hofburg Imperial Chapel, where the Vienna Boys Choir perform every Sunday. Discover the Mozart Memorial, the former dance salon where the master, Johann Strauss, made the ladies swoon, and the former residence of Ludwig von Beethoven, Pasqualati House. Check out the beautiful St. Stephen's Cathedral, see Mozart's former home, and much more, all with a state-certified guide.

Vienna: Self-Guided Puzzle & Riddle Tour in the City Center

4. Vienna: Self-Guided Puzzle & Riddle Tour in the City Center

Explore historic places in the city center with a riddling story that takes you to top sights around Vienna. Immerse yourself in the interactive story and investigate a murder to help the local police. Have fun learning about Vienna with friends and family on this unique self-guided walking tour. See how reality and fiction have merged over the centuries to create legends about the city. Add a touch of magic by following Emma, the game’s heroine, on a quest to investigate a strange manuscript that tells of the dreaded double-headed Habsburg. Uncover the secret of this strange creature by searching for clues along the famous Ringstrasse, past historical buildings, and through the ancient streets. Solve the mystery of the double-headed Habsburg and find out how much magic the city truly holds. Put on your detective hat and experience a multimedia adventure in the heart of Vienna. Go at your own pace, in groups or solo, and see a new side of this historic city.

Vienna: Spy Mission City Exploration Game

5. Vienna: Spy Mission City Exploration Game

Discover the city's fascinating history and attractions as you solve clues around Vienna. Explore this beautiful Austrian city by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Receive your access code by e-mail upon booking the tour and use the code in the app. Wander around Vienna for about 1.5 hours to complete your quest. However, there's no time limit, and you are free to explore the city at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure.  Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can also split into teams and compete against each other or purchase an individual ticket.

Vienna: Private Walking Tour

6. Vienna: Private Walking Tour

Learn about Vienna's fascinating history as well as some of its most famous people on a private walking tour. Begin by tracing the city's historical roots, from the Celts and Romans to its modern-day inhabitants. Visit some of the most important locations of the city including St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera, Heldenplatz, Hofburg Imperial Palace, The Graben and Plague Column, the Jewish Square, Burggarten, and Volksgarten. Hear about the life of the various members of the Habsburg family who were once one of the most distinguished royal houses of Europe. Learn more about famous composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as the proud tradition of classical music in the city.

Vienna: Heldenplatz Square and Gardens Walking Tour

7. Vienna: Heldenplatz Square and Gardens Walking Tour

Embark on a guided walking tour around Heldenplatz in Vienna. Marvel at the iconic square and gardens as you stroll around. For a long time, there was very little private green space in the city. Except for the so-called glacis, there were no public parks of any kind. After parts of the city wall were blown up at Napoleon's behest in 1809, new open spaces suddenly appeared. This laid the foundation for new green and garden areas. Of course, these gardens and parks did not allow for strolling as we know it today. But what did it look like there at that time and for whom were these green oases intended then? Come with me and discover two of the most beautiful parks in downtown Vienna!

Vienna: Private Electro Odltimer Tour with Vegan Schnitzel

8. Vienna: Private Electro Odltimer Tour with Vegan Schnitzel

Get to know Vienna from a new perspective. Experience an entertaining sightseeing tour aboard a vintage electric car while savoring a vegan schnitzel from the world-famous Figlmüller restaurant. Meatless dishes are becoming increasingly popular, and not just among the younger generation. The superstition that plant-based food is tasteless and monotonous has long been a thing of the past. The traditional company Figlmüller had been looking for a plant-based schnitzel alternative on its menu for a long time. After several months, together with Planted, they managed to create not only a crispy but also a particularly tasty schnitzel. Enjoy the delicious schnitzel with salad and admire the most beautiful sights of Vienna such as the Am Hof square, the opera, the Hofburg, the Volksgarten, the Burgtheater, the town hall, and part of the famous Ringstrasse. The vegan schnitzel and the drinks are served directly in the electric vintage car, which has been specially converted into a private restaurant and can be enjoyed during the journey.

Vienna: Virtual Reality Ring Street Bus Tour

9. 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.

Vienna: Walking Tour in Spanish

10. Vienna: Walking Tour in Spanish

Your tour begins in front of the Maria Theresia Statue at Maria-Theresien-Platz. From there, begin your Spanish walking tour of Vienna, led a state-certified Austrian guide who is fluent in Spanish. Your guide has undergone a rigorous training program, which has allowed them to be able to tell you everything about the different phases of Austrian culture, ranging from the Thirty-Year War to how to properly make the world-renowned Sacher torte. Every tour is thoroughly researched, based on factual information and designed to explore Vienna’s fascinating history. Hear about the city's unique identity, which year after year has assisted it receiving of the "world's most livable city” by Mercer’s annual quality of living study. Towards the end of your experience, your guide is happy to provide you with a list of restaurant and activity recommendations to ensure your stay in Vienna is unforgettable. Your tour typically ends at the St. Stephen's Cathedral, but the exact end point may change depending on the weather

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What people are saying about Volksgarten

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4.7 / 5

based on 115 reviews

A very nice tour. Coming from Vienna, I was amazed at how many things I forgot about the culture of Vienna. The information you get is great. The 3D glasses are really great too. Very impressive. Also a big compliment to the nice bus driver Michael, who was nice and funny. This was my first tour I booked and not my last.

To do absolutely! This activity is extremely interesting and the driver and his guide are very welcoming....the tour in Vienna with the virtual visit to the important places is magical and you learn a lot...the virtual films are superb...and the mini bus is very comfortable and well recommend absolutely...

Excellent tour, fascinating history and very well hosted by Dace Schaerf who was very knowledgeable, entertaining and considerate. Highly recommended.

Great tour, see nice guides, very modern, clean and completely organized

Very interesting and particularly good as a bad weather program point