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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Relive your favorite shadowy scenes of the 1949 British film noir, ‘The Third Man,’ on this 2.5-hour walking tour of Vienna. Trace the footsteps of character Harry Lime, made famous by Orson Welles’ portrayal, as you journey through the Old Town of Austria’s vibrant capital. Along with spotting the film’s locations, you’ll also see top city attractions, such as the Hotel Sacher. Learn about espionage in the city’s postwar years and get an insider’s look on the attractions that inspired director Carol Reed.
  • 2.5-hour Vienna walking tour to retrace the story of Harry Lime (played by Orson Welles) from the 1949 film The Third Man
  • See top Vienna sights like St Stephen's Cathedral and Hotel Sacher
  • Visit famous locations from the movie such as Harry Lime's apartment at Josefsplatz
  • Get the inside scoop on the Vienna attractions that inspired author Graham Greene and director Carol Reed
  • Learn about Vienna’s post-WWII atmosphere from your knowledgeable guide
Meet your guide in central Vienna, and take off through cobblestone streets of the Old Town. See the local spots that inspired Carol Reed, the director of The Third Man, as well as Graham Greene, the novelist who first penned the story. Check out Harry Lime’s apartment, or the iconic Hotel Sacher and Café Mozart, where the undercover meeting between Baron Kurtz and Harry took place and hear the stories behind the classic film’s production. Delve into the history of postwar Vienna and secrets of Cold War espionage before concluding your tour in central Vienna.

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, Apr 2018

For us this was a non-event. Our guide from a previous tour referred us to an incorrect starting point and we missed the tour. Don't follow our example - double-check the departure information!

, Apr 2018

We met Birgitte, our guide, ten mins before the tour started. She proved to be an animated and expert guide, which is no surprise given that she is an historian and knows everything about post-war Vienna and The Third Man. She really brought Vienna and the film to life.

, Mar 2018

A great evening with a very knowledgeable guide - full marks

, Feb 2018

Fascinating insights into both Vienna and the art of film. I loved it. Thanks again

, Jan 2018

The guide was very knowledgeable The Third Man film which she rated much better than the book. She was pleased that we knew a lot about the film. Think it made it much more interesting for her too.

, Dec 2017

I really enjoyed this. Expert guide to the film and post 2WW Vienna.

, Dec 2017

I went on this tour in honour of my dad, whose favourite film it is. I've seen the film many times, thanks Dad but my boyfriend had only seen 3/4 of it in prep for the trip. The tour was perfect for both of us. It was great to start at the iconic tunnel, and wonderful as it got dark in Vienna. The guide was very knowledgeable, inevitably as this is his family business, but we also learnt loads about the city itself. He was talkative and interested in his group too. The end surprise was lovely.

Not quite a 5/5 as:
- We were a group of 10, all English speaking apart from a Swiss-German couple we'd booked onto an English speaking tour. However, the guide started each time in German, before repeating it in English. I don't mind really, but after a while it was a bit annoying and obviously made it longer.
- Would have been nice to have included a mulled wine in the tour - maybe at the end. We bought one at a Lions Club charity stall which was nice, but some refreshment at the end would have just finished it off perfectly.
- There were no toilets at the end despite ending in a shop. We were directed to Starbucks round the corner who require a purchase before giving the code for the toilet.

That being said, it was one of the highlights of our trip and I would recommend it to any fan of the Third Man.

, Nov 2017

Enthousiaste en kundige gids. Helaas was de Tour ineens in twee talen, verwarrend. Niet aan te raden!

, Sep 2017

The guide was very knowledgeable, enthusiastic and funny. It was a fun tour.

, Sep 2017

Booked an English tour Friday 15th September at 4 pm. Disappointed to find I was joining a mainly German tour. The guide did her best but my concentration began to wane due to every sentence had to be repeated German then English. The guide said the tour would have to last more than 2hrs 30 mins which was far longer than I was lead to believe when I booked the tour. The information about The Third Man was very interesting but there was too much standing involved. I left after 1hr 20 mins

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