Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Welcome to Vienna - Vienna Card, Hop-on-Hop off Tour, Morning Tea and Lunch or Dinner. 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.
This was a great value and we really enjoyed this. We stayed in Vienna for 3 days so this was a great way to get around. The tea and dessert at the Central Café was excellent. The dinner at the local restaurant was also very good but we were not aware that there was a surcharge for this package of 2.50 Euros for each person. We listened to other people around us that ordered that were not on this package, and they did not get charged the service fee. It just would have been nice to know about this ahead of time. We loved the hop on hop off and went on 3 of the 4 lines that were included. That bus system is very well run and the staff on board are very helpful. The only thing negative would be that we received our package at our hotel and is was missing 1 Vienna Card. We called the emergency number (as it was after hours) and they told us to purchase another one and send in the receipt. Since our hotel did not sell the Vienna Card, we tried 2 other suggested shops with no avail. We prepaid for 2 Vienna Cards and only received one.
Very satisfied overall and feel we got value for money, especially for the travel on all transport. Unfortunately it did not start well when no taxi appeared at the airport to take us to the hotel. We spoke to the man waiting for another passenger who checked with the office. They said they had no booking for us. We did take a taxi at a cost of 55 euros, for which I have a receipt.
The only other problem we encountered was finding the cafe for the coffee and cake. The voucher received on arrival gave an address which was the office where it had been sent from, and the cafe was not named. We spent a long time walking down the street searching for it. The hotel checked out the location for us, and when we went to the office they directed us to Cafe Central. They did say they would inform the staff to put the cafe address on in future.
This was probably a good deal for those who go to museums more than we do. The card gave you discounts to museums and exhibits rather than prepaid admissions like other city cards we've bought. The dinner and the tea were both fun -- just don't expect to choose what you're going to eat.
Everything went very smoothly apart from the incorrect address on our paperwork for the Restaurant Fuhrich. (The address on the paperwork was for Cafe Central consequently we knew where that was for the next day). The pickup from the airport was an excellent limousine transfer, the food at both Restaurant Fuhrich and Cafe Central was good, and the Vienna card worked well. If I have one criticism it was that the Hop On Hop Off buses were very crowded and at one stage was going past stops because of lack of room. All in all, well worth it.
Vienna Card - excellent and enabled us to get around easily and without hassle; Hop-on-hop-off - very good, gave a great over-view of the city, 3 routes to do. Was difficult to locate where to initially join the tour and would be difficult to fit everything in if you wanted to 'hop-off' at too many stops. Morning tea - excellent, beautiful setting, friendly and courteous staff and were able to provide gluten free cake for my dad without hassle. Dinner - mmm, not so great and the reason we've not scored this with 5 stars. My dad requires a gluten free meal, we had emailed ahead requesting this, been into the restaurant on arrival and advised that it was not a problem. Sadly it was a big problem and there was only one starter, one main course and no desert that he could have. The fixed price menu is very restricted and staff did not explain it and having agreed we would pay the difference between this and what we might choose from the menu, we faced a steep bill that was not at all worth it. Very disappointing. This was the only disappointing element of the whole trip though.
This is a good value for people that can get up early and are well organized. There's so much to see, just not enough time! Our afternoon tea was not such a great value, as we were charged for water, and for having cream on the cake. The traditional meal was fantastic, and we were treated as welcome guests with no additional charges for bread, water, or anything else.
If you only have a short time to see Vienna, the Welcome to Vienna package is a good way to see the city and sample some Austrian cuisine.
What I managed to do of this tour was good. My train arrived late on the first day, so on the second day I was only able to see the palace due to cold weather.
I like it. but i think its necessary to explain betther where we could take de bus. i was lost, i dont speak german and it took to long to find the bus. but after it is ok.
Hop-on-Hop off tour is quite a nice way to get around in the city, and to explore the tourist attraction spots; the tea and cake at the Cafe Central was enjoyable. Although the coffee is OK and the cake tasted good, it's the inside and the decor of the coffee house which is impressive and sublime. Go in the morning, so you don't have to waste your time lining up to get in. I didn't use the Vienna Card that much, because I walked to everywhere! Not many places where I showed the card took it anyway; at one coffee shop (I forgot which one), the waiter told me they do not take the Vienna Card I have but a different one. I also didn't get to use my dinner voucher, and I don't know how much the voucher values. That was very upsetting. I only had time to use my voucher on my last day in Vienna, which was a Sunday, and guess what? that restaurant was closed on Sunday!!
No taxi pick up when we arrived airport. We have to call them and wait for the taxi driver. Anyway taxi driver is very nice and polite. Does not have enough information in English. Its difficult for a tourist to find out the place for dinner. and tea. We spent a lot of time to find out the place . Suggestion : provide a location map. The cake and atmosphere in Cafe Center is excellent.
Everything was ok, but the Hop-on-Hop off which we only did use once due to winter time, took much too long and we were waiting for the return bus for 2 hours, so we used the tram and metro to get back to the Hotel.Not worth at all!
the lack of free entry to museums makes this card not much use for the money.
Am disappointed, as it didnt quite work out the way I had hoped. First of all missed my flight into Vienna from Paris because of delayed connections. When I called on arrival to Paris, to inform the tour people they said the driver had been to the airport and returned and they couldnt pay for another shuttle to pick me at a later time. Even though the delay was not my fault. The package was at the hotel for me, and had the maps and stuff, the coupon for the Cafe Central was good, I loved the dessert and coffee there, but never got to use the dinner/meal voucher as there was already so much to see, do and eat at Vienna . Also I realized that the trains and public transport (U-Bahn network) is so good that you dont really need a shuttle to pick you from the airport, there was a metro station just a few blocks from my hotel once I had a map I was able to use it to get anywhere. Also the hop-on-hop-off isnt that great, I still had to pay for it at a small discount it wasnt free as I had misunderstood. The Vienna card is good all public transport is free but as I didnt have the package until I actually reached my hotel the first night (no shuttle) I had to pay for the initial transfers to the city center using the airport train and then the U Bahn to the station near my hotel. Would not recommend this.
I've been booking trips with Viator for years and have never been disappointed. However in this case I was. The package was supposed to be delivered to our hotel and we would find it waiting for us on check in. Thankfully the airport pickup was well organised but the package never arrived. I planned to use the things for the first day but they were not delivered. After phoning Australia at an expense from Vienna, the delivery was organised within 90 minutes but a lot of precious hours were wasted waiting for the delivery.
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