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

Vienna by Night: Evening City Tour Including Wiener Riesenrad Ferris Wheel

Discover Vienna by night on a 3-hour sightseeing experience, led by a knowledgeable guide! After learning about the city’s monuments on a coach tour of the Ringstrasse, head up high for panoramic views from the Wiener Riesenrad, the ferris wheel that doubles as one of Vienna’s top vantage points. Soak up the nighttime scenery, and then finish with a glass of wine in a traditional Grinzing ‘heurige’ (tavern), where Viennese music mingles with the chatter of locals.


  • 3-hour Vienna night tour including the Wiener Riesenrad ferris wheel and wine
  • Tour Vienna Ringstrasse by coach and learn about its history from a guide
  • Ride on the Wiener Riesenrad ferris wheel and savor the nighttime views
  • Finish with a trip to Grinzing and visit a traditional heurige for wine
  • Make the most of a hotel pickup and drop-off service from Vienna

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What You Can Expect

Vienna by Night: Evening City Tour Including Wiener Riesenrad Ferris Wheel

Enjoy the ride with Giant Ferris Wheel!

Start your evening with a hotel pickup from central Venice or alternatively, meet your guide near Kursalon Wien. Then, take to the streets of Vienna to see the nighttime cityscape from the comfort of your coach.

Where better to start than the Ringstrasse to see Vienna’s top attractions illuminated at night? Once considered the center of the Habsburg Empire, the Ringstrasse is now flanked by a bounty of important monuments including Vienna Rathaus, the Imperial Palace and more. Hear fun facts and historical anecdotes about the sights, and then hop off your coach by Prater Park for a ride on the Wiener Riesenrad ferris wheel.

Lit up in all its glory, the Weiner Riesenrad is not only a spectacular sight to behold at night; it’s also one of the world’s oldest operating ferris wheels, having been in operation since the late 1800s. Step aboard the historic attraction with your guide and savor the views over Vienna’s rooftops as you glide up to a dizzying peak of 212 feet (65 meters).

After your rotation on the wheel, return to your coach, and prepare to wind up your evening with a visit to Grinzing, a quirky neighbourhood known for its heurigen. Head inside one such tavern for a glass of local wine and savor the venue’s cozy surrounds and Viennese music. Where you finish your evening tour is up to you; either stay inside the heurige to enjoy more wine at your own expense, or finish with a drop-off at your Vienna hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

That was a nice experience. I strongly recomend it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

There were only two couples on this tour including us which made the tour a little more intimate. Obviously, the tour guide spend a lot of time with us and answered all our questions. The wine at the end of the tour and the restaurant with the violinist and accordion player were surely a highlight of this tour. They played any song we wanted, in english or otherwise. Great tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Nice experience. Good views and lovely restaurant. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

European cities are lit up for the night time. Very good view of Vienna from the tower. Dinner was excellent.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

The tour was informative and fun. The view from the Danube Tower was worth the tour in itself, however, the evening in Grinzing was lots of fun, the food was great and the entertainment was great. The DVD on Vienna I purchased from the tour guide was excellent. I would recommend this tour as well to family and friends.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2012

Excellent tour, the views from the Danube Tower were great and the drink in Grinzing was excellent with some traditional music played too.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Fantastic tour, exellent guide, very good evening in the village tavern, value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

We loved going to Grinzen and the tavern restaurant. The tower was fun.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2008

The visit to the wine farm's wine bars and restaurants at the end was the highlight of the evening. The guide was very accommodating and interesting.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2013

Great eve. Would have liked more time up the tower though.

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