There’s a lot to see and experience in Vienna – and we’ve highlighted some of the most all-encompassing tours on offer in and around the city.
Austria’s capital is packed full of culture, dominated by its striking architecture featuring historic Baroque castles and gardens, and its Ringstraße, lined with grand buildings and monuments. Little surprise, therefore, that Vienna attract huge numbers of visitors from across the world each year. Here, we bring you five of best tours of the city currently available.
Vienna City Hop-on Hop-off tour
A staple of any touristic city, this hop on hop off bus tour gives people of all ages access to many of Vienna’s famous landmarks, including the Hofburg Palace, the Vienna State Opera, City Hall and Schönbrunn Palace. Tickets can be bought for either 24 or 48 hours to enable you to enjoy the attractions in your own time. Alongside the onboard audio commentary this experience includes a 1-hour walking tour with a local guide. From $25 per person.
Vienna City Segway Tour
If you’re intrigued by modern transport and technology, why not explore Vienna via Segway? Across the world Segway tours are becoming a popular method of touring cities. Prior to setting off, instructions are given on how to operate the Segway, so beginners don’t be put off! Then you’re ready to head out into Vienna, starting on the history-filled Ringstraße, before passing sights including the Hofburg Palace, the City Hall and the golden Mozart statue in Stadtpark. Accompanied by a guide offering commentary, the tour captures the unique atmosphere of the city. From $119 per person.
City Bike Tour
A relaxed 10km ride through the city’s bike lanes and quiet streets will take in many of the key sights of Vienna over three hours. A professional guide will lead the tour down the Ringstraße Boulevard, through the Heldenplatz at Hofburg Palace while sharing information on the sites you pass. With three different departure times throughout the day – including an evening tour – you are able to fit this tour around your own schedule. The earlier tours are focused on the key sights of the city whereas the evening tour is advised for those who want to enjoy the atmosphere of the city. From $29 per person.
Hot Rod Tour
For car enthusiasts as well as those who just enjoy hitting the road, this self drive tour is the best opportunity to jump in a unique automobile and explore the city. This two-hour tour is a fun way to navigate the wide streets of Vienna and you’ll be able to tune into your guide’s stories and information via a headset. With your guide leading their hot rod fleets through the city, this tour is perfect for independent travellers and groups as each hot rod seats one person. From $172 per person.
Vienna Evening Sightseeing Cruise With Music and Dinner
Marvel at Vienna as the city is illuminated at night on this magical 3.5-hour cruise along the gentle waters of the iconic Danube River. During the trip you’ll get to savour a dinner of traditional Austrian dishes served buffet-style, all against the backdrop of live and authentic Viennese ‘Schrammelmusik’ – a popular form of Viennese folk music. As the sun sets over the city, guests can soak up stunning views of the capital’s top attractions. The price of the tour includes your buffet dinner (except beverages) and music show. From $66 per person.