Your private tour will begin with pickup from your hotel in central Vienna. Travel by luxury minivan around the city, spotting top attractions and soaking up commentary from your guide. See the Itinerary section for details on each of the three tour options, all of which can be specially tailored to your interests. The shorter tour will conclude back at your Vienna hotel while the other tours conclude at the city center.
Get to know the glory of Imperial Vienna – once the center of the powerful Habsburg Empire – on a route around the city’s famous Ringstrasse. Home to palatial monuments a plenty, the ring road boasts grandiose buildings like Vienna Rathaus, the city’s beautiful town hall.
Travel through Vienna’s chic Vorstadt Lanstrasse neighborhood, seeing quirky sights like Hundertwasserhaus – a funky apartment building designed by the radical Viennese designer Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Then, contrast its cutting-edge architecture with Roccoco resplendence on a visit to Schönbrunn Palace -- Vienna’s must-see site. Entrance is at your own expense but once inside, your guide will introduce you to the best of the palace’s 40 public rooms, and regale you with little-known tales of the eccentric Habsburg residents.
After seeing the sites of the 3-hour tour by minivan, head into Vienna’s historical center to explore by foot. On a 2-hour walking tour, your private guide will lead you through the heart of the district to see attractions like Hopfburg Imperial Palace -- where the Habsburgs ruled for centuries -- and St Peter’s Church, Vienna’s Baroque masterpiece. Explore the cobblestone lanes of the old Jewish quarter while learning about the Jewish community in the city, and then finish up with a visit to St Stephen’s Cathedral.
Start your day with a 2-hour walking tour of Vienna’s historical center, seeing all the sites visited on the 5-hour tour, as well as the Greek Quarter (Fleischmarkt), where you’ll stop to visit the city’s oldest church – St Rupert’s. Rest with a coffee in the prestigious Café Demel on Graben Street, and then take a break for lunch (both at your own expense).
Meet back at a pre-arranged time, and then tour the Ringstrasse by minivan while learning about its Imperial monuments. Head through Vorstadt Lanstrasse to see Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s eye-catching Hundertwasserhaus building, and then visit Schönbrunn Palace to marvel at its splendour – Vienna’s answer to Versailles! Continue to Belvedere Palace, and explore its Baroque complex that comprises an Orangery building and the Palace Stables.
Finally, travel to the nearby village of Grinzig, famous for its heurigen -- Austria’s traditional wine taverns. Stroll around, learning about the country’s wine production, and then hop back into your minivan for a drive through Vienna Woods to Kahlenberg – the city’s highest hill – to admire picture-perfect vistas of beautiful Vienna.