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- Combine two bestselling tours and save 15%
- Discover Vienna by both foot and bike in one day
- Start your day with a morning walking tour, learning about Vienna’s history and culture from a friendly guide
- See top Vienna attractions like Heldenplatz, the Spanish Riding School, St Stephen's Cathedral and Hofburg Palace
- Cycle around the Ringstrasse in the afternoon, passing Vienna Opera House
- Ride around Prater, Vienna’s famous park, and pose for pictures in front of the Riesenad Ferris Wheel
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What You Can Expect
Meet your guide near Schottenring metro station in central Vienna, and set off on your leisurely paced walking tour. As you stroll your guide will regale you with captivating accounts of Viennese history, explaining the major events from the city’s Roman roots to its wartime woes. Hear of the impact of the world wars and the subsequent political positioning that shaped the city into the culturally rich place it is today.
Highlights of your 2.5-hour walking tour include St Stephen's Cathedral (Stephansdom), Sacher Café – famous for its Sacher Torte chocolate cake – and Heldenplatz where Adolf Hitler made his 1938 annexation speech during World War II. Visit the Spanish Riding School to see Lippizzan horses practising classical dressage, and see Hofburg Palace – an Imperial building that was once home to the powerful Habsburg dynasty.
Your walking tour finishes near St Stephen’s Cathedral, so you’re ideally placed in the center of town to sightsee independently or enjoy lunch (own expense) before your afternoon bike tour starts.
Vienna Highlights Bike Tour (3 hours):
After your 2-hour break, meet your guide at the pre-arranged point and listen to a quick safety briefing before putting on your helmet. Then, pedal away along Vienna’s leafy streets, following your guide at a steady pace. Ride around the Ringstrasse and admire the city’s stately architecture like City Hall, Vienna University and the Houses of Parliament.
Enjoy plenty of stops throughout your ride to soak up the sights and relax, or pose for pictures as your guide points out points of interest. Marvel at the Neo-Classical architecture of Vienna Opera House, and then pedal across to the eye-catching Hundertwasserhaus – a brightly painted apartment designed by Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Ride to Prater, Vienna’s popular park, stopping for photos by the Riesenrad Ferris wheel, before working your way back to the start point, where your tour ends.
My wife and I did this tour in May 2015. The Walking Tour was about 4 hours long. We walked around many parts of the city, our guide explaining us the history of the place, along with tons of snippets. We covered much more than the main city attractions, including some spots which otherwise as a tourist we'd never know/visit. For ex. the wine cellar, which was underground and was huge inside. The tour ended up at Stephansplace which is a big touristy square bustling with shops, restaurants, etc. We had an hour before the bike tour, so this was a perfect place to grab lunch.
The bike was in the second half of the day. Our guide Walter was an energetic, loud and quite entertaining. Having walked for 4 hours earlier, it felt good riding around town. The bikes were comfortable with bins at the rear of the bike to put your backpacks while riding. We rode through an amusement park, which had the oldest Ferris Wheel, then through a large city park, along the Danube canal, to the Hofburg Palace, to the public quarters apartments, then to Mozart, Beethoven's house, the Parliament, etc. The list was endless and we ended up riding for over 4 hours. It felt we'd seen every street of Vienna.
The best part was that there was very little overlap of places between the walking tour and biking tour. Else it would've been redundant and boring. The walking tour was ok but the biking was a lot of fun. We must have covered thrice the distance compared to the walk. The weather was beautiful and Vienna by bike is simply amazing. By the end of the day we were quite tired but it was total value for the entire day's time. Highly recommend the biking tour !! In one day what we covered by walk and bike, individually would've taken us 3-4 days for sure. Value for time and money, must do !!!
Mr Walter was our Guide for both the Vienna City Walking and Bike Tour. He was such a wonderful guide with juicy explanation of the areas we visited and he has a loud and clear vocal.
The weather during the time of our visit was quite hot, thus the walking tour of two and half hours is quite long, however, if its during Spring time, the timing would be nice.
The bike tour to the suburban district was an eye opener. we visited areas like the very antique amusement park new housing area, the very unique university, the lovely Hundertwasser and many others wonderful sights.
This is the first time that we have joined a biking tour, and will definitely join another for our further tours.
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