Vienna, Austria

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clock-o2 hours (Approx.)
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

See the underground world of Vienna on this 2-hour walking tour. Led by an expert guide, travel below the city’s streets to explore the crypt of St Michael’s Church, a burial site for nobility in the 16th century, holding over 4,000 bodies. Afterward, head above ground to examine the Roman excavation in Michaelerplatz. Numbers are limited to 15 on this tour to ensure an intimate experience.
  • 2-hour tour of Vienna’s underground sites
  • Tour the centuries-old crypt of St Michael’s Church
  • Discover the Roman excavation on Michaelerplatz
  • Learn about these historical sites from your experienced guide
  • Great tour for history buffs!
  • Small-group tour with maximum of 15 people provides a more personalized experience
Your tour will begin in central Vienna, where you’ll join up with your guide. Head to St Michael’s Church in Michaelerplatz, one of the city’s oldest churches and the former parish church of the Imperial Court. The Romanesque, early Gothic building dates back to the early 13th century.

Follow your guide below ground to wander the church’s crypt. Built as a burial site for affluent Viennese and members of the nobility in the 16th century, the crypt held over 4,000 bodies. Learn from your guide how the crypt's stable climate has kept the bodies in tact over hundreds of years.

Afterward, travel back above ground to the archeological site in Michaelerplatz. See the excavation that unearthed the Vindobona military camp, a Roman settlement comprising soldiers’ homes. Your guide will provide insightful background on the history of the settlement as you roam the area.

Your tour will conclude in Michaelerplatz, where you can continue exploring Vienna on your own.

Reviews

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, Oct 2017

I took this tour over a year ago but it was one of my best memories. The guide was excellent and very informative. I love underground tours and this did not disappoint.

A
, Oct 2017

This was a really interesting tour. Our guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly. It was a fairly large group. Some of the smaller spaces were a bit cramped. Overall, this was well worth the money.

D
, Oct 2017

AWFUL!!!!! The guide kept switching back and forth from English to German....really took away from the experience.

C
, Jan 2017

This was a very interesting tour and we were glad we did it. The guide was very knowledgable and passionate about the subject matter. Only down side was it was in both German and English so it was sometimes hard to follow but she was fluent in both languages for sure!

A
, Jul 2016

Exceptionally stellar tour, and most knowledgeable tour guide. If anyone wants to know the underground yes, literally underground history of Vienna, this tour is a must. They say that the tour's duration is about one and a half hours. However, it is in reality a little more than 90 minutes, and our tour guide acknowledged this from the onset. But that little more time, nonetheless, is truly worth it. We did the tour in the afternoon of Wednesday, 13 July 2016. Our tour guide, Barbara, was simply amazing. Not only did she keep us engaged throughout the archaeological undergrounds of the city, all the way back to the Roman and Medieval periods, but she was also fully attentive to our queries, well-organized, very friendly and, at times, quite humorous. We highly recommend this tour and this tour guide.

m
, Jun 2016

Tour guide was excellent . Totally different and exciting tour.

J
, Feb 2016

Most enjoyable two hours. The guide was excellent with a great knowledge and sense of humour. The best bit was the Crypt where there was a lot to learn. The other two vaulted cellars were interesting in their own way but apart from the spaces there wasn't a lot to see in them. I would recommend this tour to anyone.

J
, Jan 2016

Very nice tour, was a little difficult finding the start since the church is under renovation. A true underground: crypt, wine cellar, restaurant, and store each with their own story.

M
, Nov 2015

Interesting tour with various locations to satisfy different interests. Nice and pleasant two hour experience

G
, Jul 2015

This was a very interesting and unique tour. The guide spoke English and German and was very thorough in her explanation of the Church Crypt and the history of the tunnels that were built over the years throughout Vienna. Our 14 year old daughter thought it was intriguing as did we.


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