5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

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  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
In 1949, Orson Welles made famous the role of Harry Lime in the British film noir, ‘The Third Man,’ written by novelist Graham Greene. On this city walking tour, explore Vienna's Old Town as you follow Harry’s footsteps to locations from the film. You’ll also see some of Vienna’s top sights such as St Stephen's Cathedral and Hotel Sacher as your expert guide takes you back more than 60 years to the fascinating time of post-WWII espionage.

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour Vienna walking tour to retrace the story of Harry Lime (played by Orson Welles) from the 1949 film The Third Man
  • See top Vienna sights like St Stephen's Cathedral and Hotel Sacher
  • Visit famous locations from the movie such as Harry Lime's apartment at Josefsplatz
  • Get the inside scoop on the Vienna attractions that inspired author Graham Greene and director Carol Reed
  • Learn about Vienna’s post-WWII atmosphere from your knowledgeable guide

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What You Can Expect

Vienna Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of 'The Third Man'

Vienna Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of 'The Third Man'

Book this unique Vienna walking tour to see the city through the lens of The Third Man, a 1949 espionage film starring Orson Welles. With your professional guide, visit the places where Harry Lime, Orson Welles’ character, lived, appeared, disappeared and eventually died.

Starting in central Vienna, walk through the cobbled lanes and hidden courtyards of Vienna's Old Town that inspired the author Graham Greene and Carol Reed, the film's director. See famous film locations such as Harry Lime's apartment at Josefsplatz or the famous Hotel Sacher and Cafe Mozart at Neuer Markt, setting for the secret meeting between Harry and his friend Baron Kurtz.

As you explore the city and walk along the Danube Canal, learn from your guide the fascinating story of how one of the all-time greatest films was made and hear about what Vienna was like during the days of Allied occupation and Cold War espionage. The scars of the WWII have disappeared from the city, but most of the locations of this classic film have remained unchanged. It’s a fabulous tour for history buffs and movie fans alike!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

I've long been a huge fan of The Third Man and despite having read books about the movie and the director, I still learned all kinds of interesting things about the making of the movie as well as a fascinating look at life in post-war Vienna. My tour guide Kirstin was great--fun and personable and very knowledgeable. I particularly loved the surprise at the end, that REALLY made this tour extra-special in a personal way for me. You don't have to already know and love The Third Man to get something from this tour--but I guarantee you'll want to see it if you haven't already.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

an excellent trip despite the rain. Guide was well informed and entertaining

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