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History Tours in Vienna

By Viator, July 2018

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Vienna is a city awash with history, culture, and music, so it's impossible to catch everything in one visit. Taking a history tour guarantees that you’ll see all the amazing sights and gain extra insights from your history buff tour guide. Read on for your options.

Historical Tour of Vienna
If you’re short on time in Vienna, the best way to see the significant landmarks is by taking a three-hour guided walking tour. The route passes the Viennese Parliament, City Hall, the Burgtheater, the University, a clutch of museums and the Hofburg Palace. On arriving at the majestic Schonbrunn Palace, you get to skip the line and take a guided tour of the former summer residence of the Habsburg monarchy.

Jewish Vienna
Vienna is steeped in Jewish history and there’s no better way to appreciate this than an informative guided walking tour. In two hours, you’ll see the Gestapo headquarters and the controversial Rachel Whiteread monument to Jewish prisoners of WWII in Morzinplatz, explore the Jewish Textile Quarter and discover the excavated synagogue in the Judenplatz Jewish Museum.

Underground Vienna
This two-hour walking tour is ideal for second-time visitors with a yen to experience a different aspect of Vienna; it kicks off in the macabre crypt of Romanesque St Michael’s Church—where Mozart’s Requiem was first performed in 1793—which holds the perfectly preserved bodies of up to 4,000 Austrian nobles from the 16th and 17th centuries. The second stop is outside in Michaelerplatz to explore the excavated Roman encampment of Vindobona; evidence suggests that up to 6,000 soldiers were stationed here, laying the early foundations of modern-day Vienna.

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Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour, Vienna, null
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Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 764 Reviews

Experience the best of Vienna, including the Schönbrunn Palace, on this 3.5-hour city highlights coach tour. Drive along the famous Ringstrasse boulevard ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $63.15
Mauthausen Concentration Camp Day Trip from Vienna, Vienna, Half-day Tours
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Mauthausen Concentration Camp Day Trip from Vienna

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 40 Reviews

Pay tribute to the victims of the Holocaust with a trip to Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest Nazi labor camp complexes during World War II. The ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $173.08
Vienna City Bike Tour, Vienna, Day Trips
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Vienna City Bike Tour

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Experience the best of Vienna on an easy 3-hour morning, afternoon or evening bike tour. See top Vienna attractions such as the Vienna State Opera, the ...  Read more

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

From USD $42.10
Vienna City Walking Tour, Vienna, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Vienna City Walking Tour

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See Vienna's greatest sites and hidden gems on a classic Vienna City walking tour! Your expert guide will treat you to a 2.5-hour walking tour around Vienna, ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $19.88
Historical Hitler Walking Tour of Vienna, Vienna, Walking Tours
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Historical Hitler Walking Tour of Vienna

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Learn about the origins and early years of Hitler on a 2.5-hour walking tour of historic Vienna. Alongside your guide, you'll find out the answer to the ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

From USD $25.73
Vienna Highlights Bike Tour, Vienna, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Vienna Highlights Bike Tour

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See Vienna’s top sights in a fun (and healthy!) way on this 3-hour bike tour. Ride through the city’s historic streets with a professional guide, catching ...  Read more

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

From USD $40.93
Time Travel: Magic Vienna History Tour, Vienna, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Time Travel: Magic Vienna History Tour

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Be transported back through the history of Austria’s capital with admission to Time Travel: The Vienna History Show. Journey through ancient, medieval, ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 50 minutes

From USD $22.80
Belvedere Palace 2.5-Hour Small-Group History Tour in Vienna, Vienna, Attraction Tickets
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Belvedere Palace 2.5-Hour Small-Group History Tour in Vienna

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Discover the Belvedere complex on a two-and-a-half-hour history tour with a scholar guide and familiarize yourself with an architectural masterpiece of a ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $105.00
Vienna Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of 'The Third Man', Vienna, Historical & Heritage Tours
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Vienna Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of 'The Third Man'

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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 ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $22.22
Walking Tour of Jewish Vienna Including Holocaust Memorial, Vienna, Movie & TV Tours
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Walking Tour of Jewish Vienna Including Holocaust Memorial

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Few European cities have the rich Jewish history that Vienna does, and you can discover some of it on this 2-hour walking tour of the city’s Jewish ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)

From USD $23.27

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