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Our most recommended Vienna Walking Tours

  • Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

    1. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

    Visit the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens and gain quick access inside this Viennese gem on a guided tour that includes skip-the-line tickets. Follow a licensed guide through lavish interiors, learn about the Habsburgs Royal Family, and explore the ornate palace gardens. Meet your guide in front of the palace and start with an informative introduction to the history of the royal compound. Receive a modern audio device so that you can always hear the tour’s live narration along the way. Benefit from priority entrance tickets and gain quick access inside the palace. Marvel at the grand entrance and begin your guided walk through 22 staterooms of the famous Austrian palace. Admire the 40-meter long Great Gallery and the Hall of Ceremonies and see how the Habsburg Dynasty lived as you stroll through lavish halls and peek into private chambers. Listen to entertaining stories about the forme...

    It was ok.Definitely a guide is needed for Schonbrunn (in my opinion) but since the rooms got crowded too quickly I found the information provided a bit superficial(since we could spend a limited amount of time in a room).I would give a 4.5 if I was able.

  • Walking Tour: Vienna at First Glance

    2. Walking Tour: Vienna at First Glance

    Discover Vienna's Old Town on this guided walking tour. Start near the Sacher Hotel and learn everything about the capital of Austria. Enjoy a 1.5 to 2-hour tour and admire the exterior of the Hofburg complex. Take a look at the magnificent buildings and the horses of the Spanish Riding School. Then, continue to Vienna's most famous coffee houses. Venture off the beaten path to the Blutgasse district and finish with a view of St. Stephen's Cathedral.

    Eleanor provided a nice overview of some historical sights as well as insight into Viennese culture. The tour helped orient us to the historical center.

  • Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

    3. Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

    Vienna’s Spanish Riding School has been in continuous operation for more than 450 years. It continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole. On an exclusive 55-minute behind-the-scenes tour, visit the Winter Riding School, a gem of Baroque architecture, the Summer Riding School which houses the world’s largest oval horse walker and the stables in the Stallburg. The Stallburg is Vienna’s most significant Renaissance building, and features an arcade courtyard and the historical stables of the Lipizzaner stallions. Learn about the history of the equestrian tradition and about the Lipizzaner stallions, who are the stars of the establishment.

    I would recommend this to anyone really. The history is very interesting and the building is impressive. Our guide explained many different things about all aspects of the Spanish Riding School.

  • Vienna: Naschmarkt Guided Food Tour

    4. Vienna: Naschmarkt Guided Food Tour

    On this food tour in Vienna's Naschmarkt, you will explore the most famous market in the city! Your guide will lead you through the market immersing you in a world rich with scents, colors, flavors and of course history.  As you explore the market with your guide learn about various cultures and their preparation and presentation of food. As a tasting market, you will have the opportunity to taste different foods from various stands throughout the market. Try olives from Greece and Spain, cheese from Switzerland, curry from India, pepper from Brazil, salami from Italy, wine from Austria and so much more.

    I really enjoyed this chance to try a huge variety of things at Naschtmarkt and learn more about many types of cuisines in the world at the market where the Viennese shop for their most exotic, imported ingredients. The market is in a beautiful plaza and is such an experience. And Erika is a sweet and very knowledgable guide!

  • Vienna: 1.5-Hour Underground Walking Tour

    5. 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: Empress Sisi Walking Tour & Imperial Apartments

    6. Vienna: Empress Sisi Walking Tour & Imperial Apartments

    Learn about the life of Empress Elisabeth (commonly known as Sisi), of Austria-Hungary on a guided walking tour of Vienna. Meet your guide at the Albertina and make your way straight to the Hofburg, where you will explore the former Imperial Apartments. Discover more about the daily life of the Empress. Then, visit the Augustinian Church where the Bavarian princess married Emperor Franz Josef in 1854. Afterwards, pay a visit to her favourite confectioner, her favourite jeweller, as well as other shops where Sisi liked to indulge in some retail therapy. Hear anecdotes and curiosities about the life of the famous empress and be amazed by her complex character and personality. Finally, you have the option of booking an additional visit to the Imperial Crypt. Located beneath the Capuchin Church see Sisi's final resting place as well as the burial sites of other famous figures of the Austro...

  • Vienna: City Highlights Walking Tour

    7. 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: Ghosts and Legends 2-Hour Walking Tour by Night

    8. Vienna: Ghosts and Legends 2-Hour Walking Tour by Night

    Enjoy a tour of Vienna by night, when the tourist crowds have died down, and discover mysterious stories hidden behind every corner of the city. Walk in the footsteps of ancient legends and modern myths, and see the city from a different perspective. Discover the background of various myths, but consider this: behind every story is a nugget of truth. You may even find some answers to questions that come up along the way. Find out whether witches or even vampires wreaked havoc in the city, learn about the role Vienna played in the beginning of the “Dracula” novel, and discover which buildings in the city are the most haunted. The walking tour takes you along the walls of the Hofburg Palace past the Augustinian Church. You’ll then visit the Neuer Markt, where you’ll hear numerous scary and strange stories. You’ll then continue on through the Blutgasse district, one of the oldest parts of...

    In between the walking, there are long pauses were you just stand and listen to the interesting stories. Make sure you have comfortable shoes

  • Introducing Vienna Part 2: Courtyards & Mysterious Places

    9. Introducing Vienna Part 2: Courtyards & Mysterious Places

    Discover the hidden parts of the historical center of Vienna and learn more about the city’s courtyards and their legends. Listen to the many stories of Vienna as you stroll through narrow streets to lesser-known places in the city. Explore many famous highlights of Vienna that you will see during the tour. See Stephansplatz, Mozart’s final residence, Ballgasse, and the Franciscan Church and Monastery. Admire Palais Neupauer-Breuner and the Deutsche Haus, and stroll along Blutgasse and Domgasse. Learn more about St. Stephen’s Cathedral, traditional Viennese cuisine, and the house "Where the cow plays on the board" before exploring the old university district, the Jesuit Church, and the old city wall. This tour continues on from Part 1 provided by the same tour operator. However, it is not a problem if you have not taken part in the first tour beforehand.

    The tour has given me new impressions and views about the inner part of the City of Vienna.

  • Hitler's Vienna: 2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour

    10. Hitler's Vienna: 2.5-Hour Historical Walking Tour

    The 2.5-hour walking tour begins in front of the Albertina Museum, next to Vienna’s world-famous Opera House. Your guide will provide an insight into Hitler’s early years and his ideology. You’ll learn why and how the art student became a feared dictator. Find out about the social and political climate of Vienna at that time, and how this influenced the mind of young Adolf Hitler. Learn about the effect that over 100,000 bombs had on the city. Hear about what happened to the city’s large Jewish community when ethnic rivalry and fear seized Vienna. See the only synagogue that survived the Nazi regime and visit Vienna’s somber Holocaust memorial. Learn how Vienna was divided after World War II: It was the only city in the world where the Allied powers managed a zone together.

    This tour was so interesting and informative, Dieter was a wealth of knowledge and sensitive to this topic and the group's background. I would highly recommend it Thank you

Planning Your Visit

  • How do walking tours work?

    When you sign up for a free tour of the city, local guides will lead you to the top attractions and give you great information about them. Though the service is essentially free of charge, guides live off the tips you give them. Therefore, make sure you have local cash on hand and tip them accordingly for their work at the end of the tour.

  • How long is a walking tour?

    Most free walking tours last about two and a half hours and usually include a break along the way. However, if this seems a bit too much, you can certainly find city tours that focus on specific points of interest, neighborhoods and history. Alternatively, you could follow your own two feet to the sites that interest you.

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What people are saying about Vienna

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,900 reviews

Very nice and competent lady who made the city walk. She said a lot of interesting things about Vienna and also dealt thoroughly with specific questions. I can only recommend everyone to do something like this.

It was very interesting to learn about the royal family and see how they lived. Guide Katarina was very illustrative and had a lot of knowledge

Our guide was absolutely amazing and had so much knowledge not only of the Third Man but of the entire city!

Very interesting tour with a very personable guide and exciting facts - highly recommended!

We have a woman tour quide, and she was excelent!!