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  • Vienna: 1.5-Hour Underground Walking Tour

    1. Vienna: 1.5-Hour Underground Walking Tour

    Explore the mysterious underworld of Vienna on this exciting walking tour. Experience the diverse and eventful history of the city with a professional tour guide. You begin the tour at Michaelerplatz, where you can feel the city's 2,000 -year history. Building work exposed part of the old Roman city. A cellar from the 17th century and part of the old city wall can also be found here. Nearby you will find St. Michael’s Church, which has more than 4,000 people buried in its crypt. See the wonderfully preserved mummies of rich and notable figures. You will then be guided through a few more basements.

    Lead by an historian with a wealth of knowledge, Bridgett took us on a near two-hour exploration of the perhaps ‘lesser-known’ subjects of Vienna. Her enthusiasm and wealth of knowledge made this a fascinating afternoon. The visit around the crypt at St Michael’s was especially interesting.

  • Vienna: City Highlights Walking Tour

    2. Vienna: City Highlights Walking Tour

    Learn all about the Austrian capital and discover the stories hidden in its streets. Wander down major thoroughfares and narrow alleys with your guide on an informative walk through the city's past. Hear about the lives of famous figures who shaped the course of Vienna's history. See the influence of the Habsburgs in the form of grand buildings and residences. Admire the intricate architecture of Vienna's churches and note the details of their unique architecture. Pass by some of the oldest structures in the city.

  • Vienna: The 7 Wonders of Vienna Tour and Spy Game

    3. Vienna: The 7 Wonders of Vienna Tour and Spy Game

    Discover the city's fascinating history and attractions as you solve clues around Vienna. Explore this beautiful Austrian city by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Receive your access code by e-mail upon booking the tour and use the code in the app. Wander around Vienna for about 1.5 hours to complete your quest. However, there's no time limit, and you are free to explore the city at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure.  Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can also split into teams and compete against ea...

    Great experience quite different from regular sightseeing. This was our second tour of the day so we did it using rental electric scooters, which was a very good idea. Places are fairly close to each other but if you’re doing it during summery hot day, renting scooter is a good idea. I will definitely do similar activity in the future in some other city.

  • Vienna: Scavenger Hunt through the City Center

    4. Vienna: Scavenger Hunt through the City Center

    Get to know the Austrian capital by playing an exciting scavenger hunt. Start at St. Stephen's Cathedral, get to know the famous shopping street "Graben" and discover the Votiv Church, the Vienna City Hall and the famous Burgtheater. The historic square Heldenplatz, the Vienna Hofburg and the square Michaelerplatz also await you during your scavenger hunt. Learn about the history of the city of Vienna, the coffee house culture and the famous Albertina. Let your day end with a piece of delicious Viennese Sacher cake and a cup of coffee. Here is how the city game of Vienna works: One box contains 16 sealed and numbered envelopes. These are small tasks that have to be solved. Guided by clear and unambiguous directions, you will walk through Vienna. Decipher the puzzles and let yourself be guided to the next sight of Vienna. Decide on your own when you want to start your scavenger hunt to...

  • Introducing Vienna Part 1: The Capital of the Habsburgs

    5. Introducing Vienna Part 1: The Capital of the Habsburgs

    Experience Vienna both past and present on this easy-going walk with a professionally qualified guide. Learn everything worth knowing about the old Capital of the Habsburg monarchs and of the Holy Roman Empire; wander through languorous alleyways and over stately boulevards, and marvel at the famous buildings and monuments. See the Michaelerplatz, a star-shaped Baroque plaza in the middle of the town, or the Hofburg Palace, which has been constantly added to, extended, and rebuilt over time. Stroll across the Josefplatz, and amble past the Albertina Art Museum, home to one of the most important print collections in the world. Take in the magnificent Vienna State Opera, see where 'Sisi's' diamond stars were produced, and admire the impressive St. Stephan's Cathedral.

    Herbert was a great guide. Loads of valueable and exciting information - even for a historian.

  • Vienna: Secrets of the Fiaker & Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

    6. Vienna: Secrets of the Fiaker & Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

    Peek into the unknown world of Fiakerei (horse-drawn carriage driving). Who are the Fiakers? Where did they come from? And most importantly, where are they going in the evening after work? Get to the bottom of these secrets, and many more, by visiting the original Viennese Fiaker horse stable. For the first time, you'll have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of the traditional two teams of "Lohnkutchen" (the original horse-drawn taxi!) Explore the unique Fiaker Horse Center in Vienna's 11th district of Simmering. An exclusive barn tour will give you insight into what's going on in a traditional Viennese Fiaker family business. Then, take a ride in an original Viennese Fiaker - the ubiquitous passenger transport of the 18th century - back to the city before the work of the Fiaker starts. During the carriage ride, you'll pass through the up-and-coming St. Marx district, he...

    We visited the stables at the beginning of March so it wasn’t that busy. Which was nice. We We’re able to stroke and talk to some of the horses. Considering it was a working stable it was very clean. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The ride back was relaxed and enjoyable.

  • Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Sightseeing Tour

    7. Vienna: 2-Hour Historical Sightseeing Tour

    Learn all about one of the most beautiful cities in the world on this walking tour in Vienna. The tour starts with Roman Vienna and the question of why a castle was built here. Visit St. Michael's Church, Vienna's third oldest church with a combination of 3 different architectural styles. Learn all about the Hofburg Palace and the significance of the huge grounds covering 555,000 m². You will also discover details about the most important rulers in the city. Be impressed by the size of Heroes' Square and what lies behind the facades. Discover why any trip to Vienna should include a visit to the Imperial Treasury, what there is to see in the city, and things that you probably would have missed without your tour guide. As you walk past the Austrian National Library with its state room, you will find out what the symbol on the roof means and why the square is named after Emperor Joseph I...

    This is an excellent tour for those who wish an overview of the history and the significant sites of Vienna. Our guide was genial and knowledgeable and provided insight and suggestions for those seeking to explore in greater depth.

  • Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

    8. Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

    Explore the many histories of Vienna on an insightful 3-hour walking tour in the company of published authors, professors or historians. Meet your guide at at Café Griensteidl on Michaelerplatz to look at the imperial palace of the Hofburg, site of power in the imperial city since the 13th century. Admire the Loos House by Austrian architect Adolf Loos, before going to the Kohlmarkt and Graben, Vienna’s most fashionable shopping districts. Your guide will point out the plague column, a baroque church, and grand buildings in different architectural styles along the way. Learn about the tripartite burials of the Habsburgs at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Go to a humble Capuchin church to see the sarcophagi of Vienna’s rulers, and marvel at the silver urns in St. Augustine’s Church. At the edge of the inner city, discover remnants of the 12th-century city walls, built to protect Vienna from t...

    Katarina spent three hours walking and talking with us. She gave us a great introduction to Vienna, it’s history and culture. She answered our questions and gave us opportunities to rest.

  • Vienna: Private Walking Tour

    9. Vienna: Private Walking Tour

    Choose a tour of Vienna with a duration of 1 to 4 hours and learn more about its history, architecture, culture, and people. Get to know Vienna from a different perspective and stroll through the narrow streets and magnificent boulevards to famous buildings and monuments with your certified tour guide. You can decide which of Vienna's highlights you want to see. For example, you can visit Michaelerplatz with its Roman and medieval excavations and see the interior of St. Michael’s Church. Admire the treasures of the Hofburg Palace and listen to true stories about Empress Sisi. Stroll across Heldenplatz and hear stories about the Austrian heroes. Listen to stories about Josef II at Josefsplatz and learn more about the National Library, the Spanish Riding School, the Augustinian Church, and the Habsburgs. Walk past the Albertina, home to the largest graphic collection in the world, and s...

    The walking tour helped us understand both the history and layout of the city. It provided an excellent framework for all our following tourist activities. We really felt that Herbert had tailored His commentary and routeur response to our preferences.

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What people are saying about Michaelerplatz Excavations

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 601 reviews

Great experience quite different from regular sightseeing. This was our second tour of the day so we did it using rental electric scooters, which was a very good idea. Places are fairly close to each other but if you’re doing it during summery hot day, renting scooter is a good idea. I will definitely do similar activity in the future in some other city.

We visited the stables at the beginning of March so it wasn’t that busy. Which was nice. We We’re able to stroke and talk to some of the horses. Considering it was a working stable it was very clean. The staff were friendly and accommodating. The ride back was relaxed and enjoyable.

A nice tour of the most famous sights of Vienna. Interesting are the lesser known details that you come across on this tour. Very educational and exciting. The directions were easy to understand and well planned for me.

Very interesting and explained very clearly. The walk through the crypts and looking at the corpses and the thousands of bones was extraordinary and I did not expect it, therefore 5 stars. Was great.

Interesting tour, very entertaining. With us it lasted about 2 hours, you should plan a little more time than the specified 90 minutes.