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Explore the vibrant city of Vienna on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, see top attractions such as the Gothic architecture of St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Spanish Riding School. As you go, learn the rich history behind the Austrian capital and each of its architectural gems. 

Highlights

  • 2.5-hour guided Vienna walking tour
  • See Vienna's top attractions alongside its lesser known spots
  • Learn about Vienna's culturally rich history from your knowledgeable local guide
  • Pass popular Vienna sites including Hofburg Imperial Palace, St Stephan's Cathedral, Heroes' Square and the Spanish Riding School
  • A perfect introduction to the city for both first-time visitors and established Vienna fans

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What You Can Expect

Vienna City Walking Tour

Vienna City Walking Tour

Meet your guide in central Vienna and take off on foot through the city. Learn the fascinating stories of Vienna’s history, culture and politics as you travel, tracing back to its Roman roots and involvement in the world wars.

Pass the city’s historic landmarks, walking through Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square), where Adolf Hitler made his 1938 annexation speech. Admire the iconic landmark of St Stephen’s Cathedral, a beloved mark of Viennese freedom, as well as the Sacher Café, known for its delectable chocolate cake. 

Visit the Hofburg Imperial Palace, built in the 13th century and the former residence of the monarchs of the Habsburg dynasty. You’ll also stop at the Spanish Riding School, a center for classical dressage.

After exploring the city’s grand structures and small streets, your tour will conclude at St Stephen’s Cathedral.

Customer Reviews

Randy

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We got so much more than just a recital of the buildings we were seeing. Our guide brought her life and background into the picture to give us a flavor of the history we were seeing.

JM

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Great tour! The experience you get as a tourist comes as much from the place itself, as from the tour guide. Vienna is simply spectacular. Our tour guide's insights were very enriching.

Irene G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great walking tour easy pace and very informative would highly recommend this tour

Margaret United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour guide, Ana Stojevic, was excellent and took us to some out of way streets in Vienna. She knew a great deal about the city and it's history. It wa a very enjoyable two hours becoming familiar with this beautiful city. A great introduction to Vienna.

Bradley B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour guide was outstanding and showed us some things that we would not have found without the tour.

Alex K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

My girlfriend and I took this tour at the beginning of our first full day in Vienna in the hope that it would help familiarise ourselves with the city and give us some ideas of the hotspots to visit on our first visit to Austria...it definitely did not disappoint. Our guide, although we didn't manage to catch his name, was informative and very entertaining and we felt as if, after the 2.5 hours, we were well acquainted with the city, its history and its quirks and best qualities.

We would definitely highly recommend this tour as a way to get to know Vienna or maybe find out some historical and cultural information you maybe didn't already know.

David S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Walter was an extremely well informed, thoughtful, entertaining and articulate guide. We had fun learning an enormous amount about Vienna and Austria. A wonderful introduction to Vienna. Highly recommended.

David A United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

A great walking tour with Natalie, our guide. Humorous, knowledgable, fun and full of interesting facts to make our visit to Vienna more interesting. Visited many of the attractions and locations that you might otherwise miss if doing your own thing. A must for all visitors.

Isabel B Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Horst was an entertaining, enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. The tour was an excellent overall introduction to Vienna's history, architecture, green space and café culture. The pace was brisk but leisurely enough to soak in the relevant facts about important monuments and other points of interests. Horst is truly proud of his city and interesting anecdotes were included during our tour hidden underground wine cellars for example. After two and a half hours of walking, hunger set in and Horst
recommended an excellent local restaurant away from the tourist trap! Highly recommend this tour and the guide.

Yumi S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

The tour was informative and fun. Our guide even told us her favourite cafe and it was great!

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