Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Vienna Super Saver: City Walking Tour plus Highlights Bike Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
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.
The tour was very good , we liked it a lot and we saw all we had to see , the biking part was very interesting , the walking part could have been a bit more interesting though. We saw all the old part and the new part of the city, super recommendable the biking part completely above expectations .
This tour was fantastic. Thoroughly enjoyed my day. The bike tour was what I enjoyed the most. Saw parts of vienna I wouldn't normally get to see if I walked around.
Excelente, pois os tours se complementam. O walking tour é mais pela parte histórica da cidade e o bike tour sai mais um pouco do centro.
Both tours were great! We had a lot of fun. Saw different things on each tour, but they complimented each other nicely! Had such a great day, would highly recommend!
I enjoyed this experience very much. The guide was amazing and we learnt a lot about the city. Totally safe and funny - I strongly suggest it!
Highly Recommended!!! Walter lead the morning walking tour and was a class act! Very well spoken, pleasant with a plethora of information. Always kept everyone together and spoke to "the group" not just an individual or two....so no one missed any of the information. Definitely go and ask specifically for Walter! The afternoon bike tour with Rudy was so fun....even with the rain. Rudy was very conscientious about keeping the group together and tried to time the street crossings so we moved through Vienna as a unit. Lots of knowledge and just fun to talk to. I would love to go back and do this walking/biking tour again with these same incredible guides! You get to see Vienna in a whole different way than sitting on a bus!!!
A great way to see And learn about Vienna! The walking tour takes you to key sites within the city center while the bike your takes you to sites outside of and in the perimeters of the city center. There's a bit of overlap but for the most part, the tours are complementary.
I really enjoyed the friendly guides, their willing to help and provide information. Also respecting the time agreed for the tour. Also the idea of the bike tour was really worth trying ;)
Wonderful Tour - and Guide was humorous while providing many insights to the sites and culture as well, deftly interspersing his presentation with personal touches. By the end we felt as if we were all friends!
Loved these tours the waling tour guide was brilliant and the bike ride Wow what an experience.
I thought our guide was really good and enthusiastic about the city she clearly loves (and now we do too).
We didn't go on the bike tour in the afternoon but instead went to the Danube Music Festival (no refund but that was expected).
City walking tour: 5+
Beautiful city, rich history, knowledgeable and passionate guide, just the right pace... We could not have asked for more. Highly recommended!
Bike tour: tour itself 5+, the guide 3 stars :(
Riding a bike in Vienna is a unique experience that should not be missed!
For those who are concerned about safety: yes, it is perfectly safe :)
There are clearly marked bicycle lanes that both cars and pedestrians respect (which is not the case in Chicago where we live, for example). Also, considering number of people riding bicycle, it seems to be the favorite mean of transportation for locals; thus, car drivers pay close attention to them. At no point in time during our 3 hour ride from one part of Vienna to another one I had any worry about our safety.
Thanks to the bike tour we were able to see parts of the city and some great landmarks that are not close to the city center and thus often omitted during your stay. The same tour would take many days if visiting by foot or public transportation in combination with walking; I am so happy that we have had a chance to see them.
It also gave you the opportunity to decide what you would like to explore further in following day vs. selecting sightseeing sites blindly, based on some travel book recommendation.
And you were a local, at least for 3 hours :)
The guide was unfortunately a girl who is a student and who has been living in Vienna for the last 6 months. Maybe because of that, we heard a lot about night clubs and that kind of stuff that no one in the group cared about. In addition, negative feelings about Vienna’s locals were present a little bit too much. And almost nothing was said about the history and the facts.
Since there was an overlap btw morning and afternoon tours in terms of places that were visited, you could easily say how much was missing in the afternoon bike tour, which is sad.
Nevertheless, bike tour itself was such a great experience that we'd have taken it again regardless.
A full day of seeing Vienna. Not too difficult for 2 60+ adults. Few places were duplicated and we got to travel further out with the bikes.
Nice tour. We enjoyed the bike tour more than the walking tour, but both tours gave us a good intro to the city.
The afternoon bike ride was very fun especially for someone with little bike experience. The ride is 3 hours but on flat land so very easy ride.
Both our our guides for the morning walking and afternoon biking tour were very enthusiastic and knowledgable about Vienna. There was not sufficient time to get a lunch and do any exploring on our own, before we had to be back for the bike ride portion of the tour in the afternoon. There was some overlap in information from the morning tour, given in the afternoon. In hindsight, it would have been better for our family to just do the bike portion. During that segment, we covered more ground and received a lot of same information we did in the morning walking tour.
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