Danube River at Vienna Tours

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Until the late 19th century the Danube River, or Donau Kanal, was unregulated and formed a 5-mile (8 km) wide wetland which regularly flooded nearby villages around Vienna. In 1870 the river was dammed and a new river channel formed for shipping. The mighty river continued to flood periodically and after 1972 a new flood-control project was started. This resulted in the creation of the Danube Island and Danube Canal or Little Danube, which runs past the old town. Both are now popular as picnic areas. In June, the annual Danube Island Festival attracts over 3 million visitors.

In summer, the Viennese flock to the Old Danube to swim, sail, row, paddleboat and even surf! Okay, so that's in a wave pool but there are still three surf and sail schools, plus beaches including a nudist area. Something for everyone.

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There are various boat tours you can take along the Danube, into the Danube Valley, up to Bratislava in Slovakia or downstream to Budapest in Hungary. Metro line U1 goes to the river, stops: Alte Donau (Old Danube) or Danube Island.
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Vienna Walking Tour: In the Footsteps of 'The Third Man'

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.
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
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Danube Canal City Sightseeing Cruise in Vienna

Experience the beauty of Vienna onboard the luxurious MS Blue Danube. Set sail for a 75-minute sightseeing cruise and spot landmarks like the Uniqua Tower, the Urania Observatory and the Vienna Ring Tower. Along the way, admire architectural gems like Otto-Wagner’s Schützenhaus, the Zaha Hadid-House and the Rossauer Baracks, and wave at the swimmers in the Badeschiff Vienna.
  • Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
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Vienna First District Walking Tour

Get to grips with Vienna’s history as you explore by foot with a guide. On a 3-hour tour of the Innere Stadt, you’ll check out stately landmarks such as St Rupert’s Church, Hofburg Palace and St Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit the Ringstrasse and take in the sights of the traditional Vindobona district as you learn about Vienna’s Roman and Celtic past. Hear of powerful dynasties like the Habsburgs and Babenbergs, and discover how the city has modernized into a cultural hotspot. This is a small-group experience, limited to just six people.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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Private Tour: Vienna Woods and Kahlenberg Mountain Bike Ride

This tour is not available at the moment, we will let you know soon of the new availability!Explore the Vienna Woods by bike on this 3-hour private tour. Led by an expert guide, cycle through the lush landscape surrounding Austria’s capital city that forms a section of the Alps. With an easy-to-ride mountain bike, learn the history behind the area as you pedal, customizing the route to best suit your interests. Toast with a drink at the end of your journey with a stop at a local wine tavern.
  • Duration: 3 hours
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  • Duration: 3 hours
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