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If ever there was a case of 'under selling' this was it. Even if you've never heard of 'The Third Man' I would recommend this walk. What you get is an extremely well informed visit to many of the shoot locations, supported by anecdotes about the writer, producer, director and many of the actors. This is supported by background information on the making of the film and an insight into how the film was relevant to it's time on both a local and global scale. The fascinating guide was passionate about her city and the film, and she was immensely knowledgeable about the history of both. It was impressive that she catered for English and German speakers in the same tour. This did make it longer than it might have been (at 2 hours 30 mins) but it was immensely enjoyable and informative all the same.
Excellent. A very interesting way of seeing parts of this beautiful city. The guide was very well informed.
It was a cold evening when we did this tour, but it added to the atmosphere to see all the places that were familiar from the movie in the dark! We particularly like the tour for what it told us about the city of Vienna in the immediate post war period. Our guide (Katrin? - my memory fails!) was knowledgable and funny. Anyone interested in the movie should see Vienna through her eyes.
Well worth the money. Brigitte the guide was excellent and we felt we had a history lesson as well as leariing about The Third Man film.
This tour is not to be missed it is so much part of Vienna itself.
The tour was excellent. Brigitte was incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about her subject. We visited many locations, learnt about Vienna in 1948, and became more aware of Carol Reed's brilliance in translating Graham Greene's novel into the ultimate 1940s European 'Film Noir'. To end the tour with a zither playing the music from the film was the icing on the cake. Thank you so much, Brigitte, you made our trip really special.
Quite a lot of walking on a hot day, but a fascinating insight into the 19th and 20th century history of Vienna, as well as plenty of anecdotes about the film in many of its actual locations. And a surprise at the end of the tour.
Excellent tour for film buffs! Christopher presented photos of origional film locations and a great narration with not only film info but historical as well. There is a pleasant suprise at the end of the tour!
We enjoyed the tour very much however it would have been more enjoyable and half as long had it just been in English.
Very interesting guide and well worth the experiance . Only complaint we thought we had booked an english only speaking walk so that we could ask questions but a german group joined us which meant that the guide had to repeat everything in both languages which took time.
In the Footsteps of 'The Third Man' was a lot of fun and a great way to get up and personal with the movie. If you have seen the movie then you will love the walk.
Our guide was wonderful, and although the weather didn't always cooperate, she did a great job. My only quarrel is that I bought a tour in English; as it turned out, 75% of the participants spoken German. I have no problem with a bi-lingual tour, but I would have preferred to have a choice of doing one or not - doing the tour in two languages lengthened the tour unduly - to nearly 4 hours. In on elanguage, it would have been 2.5 hours, max. I felt that springing the bi-lingual tour was not cool, especially given the inclement weather.
The guide was extremely knowledgable about the film and its settings, and as a native of Vienna, provided a fascinating insight into the city's 20th century history. It might be worth pointing out that two of the most famous settings in the film, namely the Prater big wheel and the city sewers, are covered by this tour. There is apparently a separate sewer tour for those interested in such a thing!