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icon1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Visit three of Vienna’s most famous Christmas market areas on this walking tour of Austria’s capitol city. Listen to your guide tell you holiday stories about Christmas traditions important to locals as you make your way through the streets. See popular attractions, such St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace, and visit Christmas markets in Town Hall Square, Charles Square, and near Belvedere Palace.
  • Walking tour of Vienna, including a visit to three Christmas markets
  • Hear stories about Austrian Christmas traditions along the way
  • See the St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace
  • Go to Christmas markets held at Town Hall Square, Charles Square, and Belvedere Palace
  • Sip on a mug of hot spiced wine (own expense)

What's Included

Professional licensed local guide
Small-group walking tour (maximum of 15 people)
Food and drinks (available to purchase)
Public transport tickets. You will need ticket for €2,40. You can purchase it also from your guide
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Graben 13, 1010 Wien, Austria

Departure Time

3:00 PM
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What To Expect

For this Christmas tour meet in central Vienna at St. Stephen's Square a little before the 3pm departure time.

Follow your guide through the city as you learn about Austria’s Christmas traditions, and pass by attractions, such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, St. Charles Church, the Hofburg Palace, the Imperial Treasury, the Theseus Temple, and the Parliament building.

Along the route, your guide shows you three of the city’s most popular Christmas markets held at Town Hall Square, Charles Square, and Belvedere Palace. Stroll through the stalls of the markets, and keep an eye out for gifts you might want to pick up (own expense). At the markets, you’ll also get an opportunity to try hot-spiced wine (own expense) if you’d like.

Your tour ends at nearby Resselpark.
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Itinerary
Stop At:  
Graben and Kohlmarkt
This festive walking tour begins when you make your way to Graben Street - wonderful decorated with giant Christmas chandeliers. Greet your professional guide and the rest of your small group, and set off on foot to walk past some of Vienna's most important landmarks. Ask your guide plenty of questions; the small group size ensures personal service. 
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Am Hof
Christmas market Am Hof is located at one of the oldest and most beautiful squares of Vienna. Famous for its "Zirbenpunsch" and big variety of local food stalls. Austrian Post is also represented here and offers visitors a very special highlights.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Freyung
The markets on the Freyung are among the most traditional in Vienna, inspiring with traditional craftsmanship and a festive, quiet atmosphere – away from the usual hustle and bustle of many other markets.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Freyung Passage
The Freyung Passage is an architectural jewel with a marble columns, friezes and ironwork. Great also for window-shopping.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Minoritenkirche
Minorien Church presents most impressive nativity of Vienna. The sight of this nativity scene can undoubtedly put the viewer in a meditative mood. Of course, this is partly due to the beauty of the figures, but also to the landscaping and the ingenuity in the presentation and characterisation of various types of people.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Burgtheater
The Burgtheater is Austrian National Theatre and the most important German language theatre worldwide.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Christmas Market on Rathausplatz
The traditional Christmas market with around 150 stalls offers Christmas presents, Christmas tree ornaments, handicrafts, culinary delicacies, sweets and warming drinks. The trees in the Rathauspark and along the Ringstraße shine in festive splendor.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Rathaus
Vienna City Hall (Rathaus) is the seat of Vienna’s government
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Wiener Staatsoper
Wiener State Opera is one of the leading opera houses in the world.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Karlsplatz
The tour ends at Art Advent Karlsplatz Christmas market; where you can continue to enjoy the colourful atmosphere, traditional Austrian food, and mulled wine as you browse the stalls of handicraft items and vintage-style Christmas decorations.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Karlskirche
Oe of the most impressive baroque churches in Vienna
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A medium amount of walking is involved
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. November and December can be quite cold in Vienna. I case of strong rain, tour will be cancelled. You will get a full refund in that case.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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BeverlyW647
, Dec 2018
We thoroughly enjoyed this trip on our first day. WE WERE VERY LUCKY as 2 people cancelled and the guide continued kindly with us like a private tour! We had a brief look at the cathedral while waiting for the others who never came. We then enjoyed a walking tour in the sun, but chilly! a great introduction to the city centre plus a few Christmas markets. As the light faded the Christmas lights/markets had atmosphere, very festive!Our friendly guide even showed us a great café to get the Viennese coffee and cake.
star-4
This was an interesting tour which...
Daryl K
, Mar 2018
This was an interesting tour which gave us a good insight into the city of Vienna. One problem was having to wait 40 minutes for a tram to take us from the city to the Belvedere Palace which was far too long. Another issue, which was not the fault of the tour, was the rude and aggressive nature of the female attendant at the bathroom at the Belvedere Palace. This woman ruins the visit for all tourists and should be relieved of her position. The markets were beautiful and interesting and the tour involved a lot of walking. I do recommend this tour.
star-5
Our Christmas Tour was really...
Elke T
, Jan 2018
Our Christmas Tour was really amazing! We enjoyed it very much, because our guide new about everything we asked and showed us all the nice Christmas markets around.
star-4
Dace was outstanding and gave a lot...
William P
, Dec 2017
Dace was outstanding and gave a lot of information. I'm sure the tour without the Christmas markets would be even more interesting. If you go at Christmas make sure to do the Karlplatz Christmas market as it is much more traditional than the other markets which have a lot of commercial factory made things as opposed to Karlplatz which is clearly a lot of local crafts. Dace does like to show the churches which were all different and interesting but if churches are not your thing....
star-5
This was a wonderful tour. Guide was...
Lawrence M
, Dec 2017
This was a wonderful tour. Guide was very knowledgeable about Vienna. She was very personable and talked almost the entire time. Answered all of our questions and took us to all the normal tourist places and the out of the way places too. Would highly recommend this tour.
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This tour is a solid introduction to...
Sara
, Nov 2017
This tour is a solid introduction to major sites, and if it's your first time in Vienna, it's a great way to cover a lot of ground. Dace was our guide, and she was better than other guides that we've had in Vienna. At times, it was difficult to hear her no radios or headphones, and I didn't feel like we got a lot of history about Vienna. She did provide some commentary about the various Christmas markets that we visited, but there was not much discussion about tradition or the significance of them. Overall, it's a great introduction to Vienna though, so I think it's a good tour to do, especially if it's your first trip.
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You need to do this tour to get the...
amerovich
, Jan 2017
You need to do this tour to get the best view of Vienna possible! Nothing is better than walking around town with a guide! It's better than a bus tour! I wouldn't have known where to visit but she showed me more than I ever could have imagined!! Even if you aren't a big fan of Christmas markets, it's worth the city tour that's included. The architecture is so incredible! I was also excited when she pointed out the stand that created the first snowglobe and traditional gifts and food at the markets! We even rode the rail car to the Belvedere which was so fun!! I'd recommend this for anyone who wants to really see Vienna!!
star-5
Super fun and very good tour with Dace...
Karen L
, Dec 2016
Super fun and very good tour with Dace, our extremely knowledgeable guide. She knows EVERYTHING about the downtown parts of Vienna we toured. She took us to several Christmas markets and pointed out really interesting architectural features. We walked a total of probably 4 miles over 3 hours, but it felt like much less because we had such fun.
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Lovely walking tour around the city...
Walaa A
, Dec 2016
Lovely walking tour around the city. Our tour guide Dace was very knowledgeable and gave us great information on the history of some of the buildings. We visitied perhaps 5 or 6 very different christmas markets selling a variety of beautiful locally made goods varying from handmade pupets, to christmas ornaments, to local cheese. Make sure to try the warm berry punch! A lovely way to see the city and buy some brilliant souvenirs in a very different light :
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I really enjoyed this tour and would...
JILLIAN O
, Dec 2016
I really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it. Our very knowledgeable and awesome guide, Dace Schaefer took us on a fabulous tour of not only several Vienna Christmas markets but also gave us a great over view and insight into this lovely city. It was fun and a great tour.

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