• Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hrs
From USD $ 63.15 View price calendar

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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.

Highlights

  • 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 You Can Expect

Vienna Christmas Tour including Belvedere Palace Market

Karlsplatz Christmas Market Vienna

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 Belvedere Palace Gardens.

Customer Reviews

Elke T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

Lawrence M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.

amerovich

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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!!

Karen L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.

Walaa A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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 :

JILLIAN O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.

William P

4 star rating: Recommended December 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....

Sara United States of ... 

4 star rating: Recommended November 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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