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Top Day Trips from Vienna

By Viator, June 2017

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Vienna offers much to see, from Baroque palaces to world-class museums and classical music history, but Austria’s capital city also serves as an ideal base for exploring other hot spots in central Europe. See below for the top day trips from Vienna.

Bratislava, Slovakia — 40 miles (65 km) away
Just east of Vienna lies Bratislava with its enchanting Old Town and medieval fortifications. Explore 18th-century Rococo palaces, pop into the informative Museum of Jewish Culture, and visit St Martin’s Cathedral, where Hungarian emperors were once crowned. Travel with roundtrip transport from Vienna with the option to upgrade and make the return journey aboard a high-speed catamaran up the Danube River.

Wachau Valley, Austria — 56 miles (90 km) away
Explore the countryside and sample some Austrian wines on a day trip along the Danube River to the Wachau Valley. Learn about the grapes and wines produced here, and perhaps enjoy lunch at a typical Austrian heurige (inn) before exploring the medieval UNESCO World Heritage site of Dürnstein, where English King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned on his way back from the Crusades in 1192.

Budapest, Hungary — 149 miles (240 km) away
East of Vienna over the Hungarian border, Budapest sprawls over the bank of the Danube River. Visit this riverfront city of castles, opera houses, and Baroque architecture on a day trip, and spend your free time experiencing the famous thermal baths. Hear of Budapest’s history from your tour guide before being transported back to Vienna after a full day in the Hungarian capital.

Prague, Czech Republic — 180 miles (290 km) away
Take advantage of Vienna’s position at the heart of central Europe with a day trip to Prague. Dominated by its castle, the city spreads out on both sides of the Vltava River in a charming mix of Gothic and Baroque architecture. See the buzzing Old Town, stroll across the Charles Bridge, or visit historic Wenceslas Square, where the Velvet Revolution brought the end of Communism to Czechoslovakia in 1989.

Salzburg, Austria — 183 miles (295 km) away
Explore the birthplace of Mozart, a city mad on music, on a full-day tour from Vienna. Check out the famed castles, museums, and the Baroque Mirabell Palace with its intricate gardens. The journey is half the fun on this trip, as the road to the city winds past Lake Fuschl and Lake Wolfgang and the snowy peaks of the Alps, providing panoramic mountain views.

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Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna

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Visit the UNESCO World Heritage–listed town of Salzburg and explore centuries of European history on this day trip from Vienna. Travel through the ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $149.16
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Budapest Full-Day Trip From Vienna

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Visit Budapest – the “Paris of the East”. Explore the UNESCO World heritage sites including the Banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter and Andrássy ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna, Vienna, Day Trips
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Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna

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Spend a day away from Vienna to discover the picturesque Wachau Valley in the Austrian countryside on this small-group, fully guided tour. Satisfy your ...  Read more

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

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Prague Full-Day-Trip from Vienna with Accommodation Pick-Up

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Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is covered with numerous sights representing the history of the city. During your visit you will see the Charles ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna, Vienna, Day Trips
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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

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Discover the exquisite landscapes of Austria’s UNESCO World Heritage–listed Wachau Valley on this day trip from Vienna along the famed Danube River. Travel by ...  Read more

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

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Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

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While in Vienna don't miss your chance to visit Austria's other great city, Salzburg - home of Mozart and beautiful Mirabell Gardens and Palace. Travel ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 13 hours (approx.)

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Bratislava Day Trip from Vienna

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While in Vienna, don’t miss the opportunity to visit another European capital, the beautiful city of Bratislava in Slovakia. On this day trip, your ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Budapest Day Trip from Vienna

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Take a drive through the enchanting countryside of western Hungary on this guided coach tour to Budapest. A city rich in traditions, it is situated on the ...  Read more

Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

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Small-Group Wine and Sightseeing Tour with One-Way Budapest to Vienna or Vienna to Budapest ... 
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Small-Group Wine and Sightseeing Tour with One-Way Budapest to Vienna or Vienna to Budapest Transfer

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Need to get from Vienna to Budapest or vice versa? Revel in the journey with this one-way transfer in either direction. Traveling by minivan, enjoy a pickup ...  Read more

Location: Budapest, Hungary
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

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Mauthausen Concentration Camp Day Trip from Vienna, Vienna, Wine Tasting & Winery Tours
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Mauthausen Concentration Camp Day Trip from Vienna

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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.)

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