- Private Vienna sightseeing tour with an expert local guide
- Choose from three different itineraries with a duration that suits you best: 3 hours, 5 hours or 7 hours
- Learn about Vienna’s Imperial history on a tour of the Ringstrasse, seeing sites like Vienna Rathaus
- See the lavish former home of the Habsburgs – Schönbrunn Palace
- Explore Vienna’s historical center on a 2-hour walking tour and visit attractions like St Stephen’s Cathedral (5-hour and 7-hour tours only)
- Visit Belvedere Palace and the village of Grinzig (7-hour tour only)
Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour
There's no better way to discover Vienna than on a private tour where the guide only shows attractions that you are interested in. My absolute favorite is Hundertwasserhaus – one of a kind!
What You Can Expect
Get to know the glory of Imperial Vienna – once the center of the powerful Habsburg Empire – on a route around the city’s famous Ringstrasse. Home to palatial monuments a plenty, the ring road boasts grandiose buildings like Vienna Rathaus, the city’s beautiful town hall.
Travel through Vienna’s chic Vorstadt Lanstrasse neighborhood, seeing quirky sights like Hundertwasserhaus – a funky apartment building designed by the radical Viennese designer Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Then, contrast its cutting-edge architecture with Roccoco resplendence on a visit to Schönbrunn Palace -- Vienna’s must-see site. Entrance is at your own expense but once inside, your guide will introduce you to the best of the palace’s 40 public rooms, and regale you with little-known tales of the eccentric Habsburg residents.
After seeing the sites of the 3-hour tour by minivan, head into Vienna’s historical center to explore by foot. On a 2-hour walking tour, your private guide will lead you through the heart of the district to see attractions like Hopfburg Imperial Palace -- where the Habsburgs ruled for centuries -- and St Peter’s Church, Vienna’s Baroque masterpiece. Explore the cobblestone lanes of the old Jewish quarter while learning about the Jewish community in the city, and then finish up with a visit to St Stephen’s Cathedral.
Start your day with a 2-hour walking tour of Vienna’s historical center, seeing all the sites visited on the 5-hour tour, as well as the Greek Quarter (Fleischmarkt), where you’ll stop to visit the city’s oldest church – St Rupert’s. Rest with a coffee in the prestigious Café Demel on Graben Street, and then take a break for lunch (both at your own expense).
Meet back at a pre-arranged time, and then tour the Ringstrasse by minivan while learning about its Imperial monuments. Head through Vorstadt Lanstrasse to see Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s eye-catching Hundertwasserhaus building, and then visit Schönbrunn Palace to marvel at its splendour – Vienna’s answer to Versailles! Continue to Belvedere Palace, and explore its Baroque complex that comprises an Orangery building and the Palace Stables.
Finally, travel to the nearby village of Grinzig, famous for its heurigen -- Austria’s traditional wine taverns. Stroll around, learning about the country’s wine production, and then hop back into your minivan for a drive through Vienna Woods to Kahlenberg – the city’s highest hill – to admire picture-perfect vistas of beautiful Vienna.
Alex was prompt, very friendly, and thorough in his 3-hour private tour of Vienna. We saw a variety of neighborhoods, with sites traversing several centuries of history. He was engaging with us and with our 9-year old daughter, and helped adapt the content to our requests.
If you have the extra cash do this instead! Our guide was a history professor and gave us a real good feel for Vienna by the end of it. Do it!