5 star rating: Highly Recommended 15 Reviews

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  • Location:Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:3 hours (approx.)

Small-Group Vienna Highlights Walking Tour

Get a complete overview of Vienna's Old Town on a 3-hour walking tour. Explore Vienna's alleys and sweeping squares to discover both famous and hidden historical sights including Vienna Opera House, the gates of Hofburg Palace, Heroes’ Square, the Ringstrasse, the Jewish quarter, Mozart’s house and St Stephen’s Cathedral. You'll also hear stories about Vienna’s fascinating history, from the Middle Ages and Renaissance to World War II and today. Numbers are limited to 12, ensuring a personalized experience.


  • 3-hour Vienna walking tour, led by an expert local guide
  • Explore the medieval roads, beautiful squares and historical sights of Old Town Vienna
  • Visit Heroes’ Square, Mozart’s house, St Stephen’s Cathedral, the gates of Hofburg Palace and more
  • Walk along the famous Ringstrasse and through the Jewish quarter
  • Learn about Vienna’s rich history from your guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 ensures a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Small-Group Vienna Highlights Walking Tour

Visit Mozart's house on this Vienna walking tour

Meet your guide in Albertinaplatz for your 3-hour walking tour of Vienna. As this is a small-group tour, there are ample opportunities to interact with your guide and ask questions along the way.

Start with a stroll down the back roads and alleyways of Vienna’s Old Town past the stately Vienna Opera House, Albertina Square, Café Sacher and Augustinian Church (Augustinerkirche), built in the 14th century as the parish church of the Imperial Court of the Habsburgs.

Arrive at one of Vienna’s most famous squares, St Michael’s Square (Michaelerplatz), across from St Michael’s gate of Hofburg Palace. Here you’ll see St Michael’s Church, one of the oldest churches in Vienna dating from the 1200s. Nearby, see the palace’s Swiss Gate and Imperial Treasury.

See where the renowned Vienna Choir Boys perform and visit Heroes’ Square (Heldenplatz). As your guide will explain, many important events have taken place here, most notably Adolf Hitler's ‘Anschluss’ speech to the Austrians in 1938.

Continue with a stroll along the famous Ringstrasse (Ring Road) past the Museum of Fine Arts, the Naturhistorisches Museum, Parliament House, City Hall, Court Theatre and the University of Vienna. Visit Minoriten Church (Minoritenkirche) to see its remarkable mosaic rendition of Leonardo da Vinci's The Last Supper.

Continue to Freyung square, filled with many city palaces, and explore the old Jewish quarter, the center of Jewish life in the Middle Ages. Nearby, see the Ankeruhr clock in Hoher Markt square and visit Mozart’s house (Mozarthaus), where the famous Austrian composer lived from 1784 to 1787.

Your last stop is St Stephen’s Cathedral, the undisputed Gothic masterpiece of Vienna and the seat of the Archbishop. This is often considered as the most important religious building in Austria's capital. Your tour ends here, and your guide will be happy to offer recommendations on restaurants, cafes, bars or more Vienna attractions to discover on your own.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

What an insightful, fun and delicious guided tour! Our tour guide was friendly, funny and professional, and the coffee and cake were absolutely divine. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to see a bit of Vienna's main landmarks and wanting to know quirky facts and the history of this beautiful city. It helps if you have got a sweet tooth too!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

This tour was very informative, getting into some Austrian history but not in an overwhelming way. It was well-paced in that we stopped for the coffee/cake about 2/3 way through. Our guide was amazing--very professional and friendly.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Excellent tour, great guide, informative, funny, engaging with coffee and cake really a nice touch. Truly a memorable time, highly recommended for everyone !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2013

Really good tour by an experienced guide who was happy to answer questions and gave us plenty of time to take photos. Lots of walking but not overwhelming or difficult.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Vienna is very beautiful and it was nice to have a guide so knowledgeable about this city. Great introduction to Vienna.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2012

There were only 3 people on this English language tour so there were many opportunities to ask questions.Our tour guide was excellent. She detailed so much history of Vienna and there was so much passion for her city in the telling. She showed us many interesting sights and took us to places we would never have found on our own such as the Spanish horse school, St. Stephens Cathedral,the palace,Mozart's house with the only picture of him withouta wig. She also pointed out many examples of architecture. We all learned so much.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

Great walking trip! Our guide was awesome. She spoke in English and German non-stop. She had great knowledge of the area and we got to see most of the center of the city. Thanks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2012

I will be back....Vienna is so beautiful....My mother and I truly enjoyed Vienna. The walking tour was wonderful and our tour guide was well knowledgeable about the history of Vienna.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Great overview of historic sites including stop at best ice cream stand in Vienna.

4 star rating: Recommended December 2013

It is good to join this tour to explore Vienna by walking

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