Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration options: 2 - 6 hours
per group up to 10
per group up to 8
Begin your tour by meeting your private guide right outside where you're staying. Start exploring Vienna's old town and collect local tips as you go. Dive into Vienna's history and get acquainted with the must-see sights. Stroll down Ringstrasse and admire the opulence of the State Opera and the Hofburg Palace. Gaze up at the impressive spire and dazzling rooftop of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Learn more about the Austrian's capital's culture and its global influence. Pass by its famous coffee houses. See where famous historical figures lived, from the Habsburgs to Mozart.
The walk begins in front of the Vienna State Opera, one of the most important opera houses in the world. Here you are given an overview of the development of the city to the present day. You continue from the Hotel Sacher to the Albertina with a stop at the "Monument to War and Fascism". Your walk then continues to the Hofburg, the former main residence of the Habsburg family. After being given a historical overview, you will go to the Ballhausplatz to see the Presidential Chancellery and the Federal Chancellery. Afterwards you will see the most important shopping streets of the historic center such as Kohlmarkt and Graben where you will hear stories about local coffee houses, pastries and Viennese cuisine. The walk ends in the heart of Vienna where the largest church in the country, the St. Stephen's Cathedral, is located. Here you will learn more about the Cathedral and its destructi...
This three-hour musical odyssey will begin with a tour of the State Opera House, where you will get behind-the-scenes access to the most famous opera house in the world. Learn about its most important conductors like Gustav Mahler, and the history of this temple of music. Afterwards, embark on a leisurely musical stroll through the inner city of Vienna. Stops will include, but are not limited to, Palais Lobkowitz, where Beethoven premiered his Symphony No. 3 "Eroica" and the home of his main patron, and Hofburg Imperial Chapel, where the Vienna Boys Choir perform every Sunday. Discover the Mozart Memorial, the former dance salon where the master, Johann Strauss, made the ladies swoon, and the former residence of Ludwig von Beethoven, Pasqualati House. Check out the beautiful St. Stephen's Cathedral, see Mozart's former home, and much more, all with a state-certified guide.
Enjoy an unforgettable, perfectly organized evening with dinner, a ride by horse-drawn carriage, and a fantastic concert. Experience Vienna’s best side with the Mozart VIP ticket and discover its culture and cuisine. At 06:00 PM a beautifully laid table at the Hotel Imperial awaits you in the heart of Vienna, just a few steps from the famous Musikverein. Enjoy a delicious 4-course meal with an aperitif at the Opus restaurant. After dinner your guide in Mozart costume will lead you to the horse-drawn carriage, which will take you through the magnificent historical center of Vienna to the Konzerthaus, the Musikverein, or the State Opera. Experience a feast for the eyes and the ears in the best seats in the concert hall. You will be given a program booklet and a CD by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra as a souvenir. During the intermission you have the opportunity to talk with members of the e...
Visit all the Beethoven-related sites in Vienna, see magnificent buildings, and gain exclusive knowledge from your private guide, who knows the secrets of this city. Meet your guide in the historic Old Town. First, visit the Beethoven Pasqualatihaus, where the composer used to live, and admire the remains of the old city fortifications. Explore the exciting collection, including Beethoven's notes, piano, photos, and paintings. Find out the backstories behind Für Elise and Fidelio. Next, take in some architectural masterpieces like the Rathaus, Hofburg Palace, and Burgtheater on the way to the Theatermuseum, where Beethoven conducted a private Viennese premiere of his 3rd Symphony Eroica. Then, admire the fabulous Vienna State Opera. See Klimt's 34 meter-long and 2 meter-tall Beethoven Frieze at the Secession Building, an homage to the maestro. Finally, visit Beethoven's great bronze st...
Get your bearings at the famous Anker Clock, the first stop on this guided bike tour. Admire historical buildings on the way to jaw-dropping St. Stephan’s Cathedral. A bit further, thrill to the sight of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Column of Trinity. Don't fall off! The next stops on this architectural scavenger hunt are the University of Vienna and the stunning Rathaus, chockablock with historial facts. Continue your mobile adventure at the Hofburg Imperial Palace and its amazing complex of highly recognizable structures. Feel like a diva as you rock the Vienna State Opera on this fab 2-hour tour with live commentary. In the 4-hour option, your guide will take you also to Karlsplatz, and labyrinthine Belvedere Palace. Return to drop-off via the canal, where you'll be confronted with the ghost of Johann Strauss - don't worry, it's only a monument. Or steel yourself for the 6-h...
The first stop accompanied by your guide will be Theater an der Wien, where almost all of Strauss’ operettas had their premieres. On the way, see the Stadtpark Strauss’ golden memorial, with its intricate sculptural details. Be enraptured by this meditative space, and the background your guide gives it. Karlskirche at Karlsplatz is the church where Strauss said his wedding vows. Pass by mainstay the Vienna State Opera and enter the Old Town, where you'll end up at Strauss' official residence. Get a glimpse of his instruments, furniture, and paintings, in which his personal and musical lives merge in perfect harmony. Extend the tour to 4.5 hours to experience an exclusive evening concert of classical music in a marvelous venue such as Theater an der Wien, the State Opera, or Musikverein Concert Hall. Concerts are performed by some of the titans of the Viennese classical scene, and fe...
Learn about Vienna's fascinating history as well as some of its most famous people on a private walking tour. Begin by tracing the city's historical roots, from the Celts and Romans to its modern-day inhabitants. Visit some of the most important locations of the city including St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera, Heldenplatz, Hofburg Imperial Palace, The Graben and Plague Column, the Jewish Square, Burggarten, and Volksgarten. Hear about the life of the various members of the Habsburg family who were once one of the most distinguished royal houses of Europe. Learn more about famous composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as well as the proud tradition of classical music in the city.
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Georg, our guide is very personable and showed us the highlights of the inner city in a compact way. We received a personal information email in advance. Corona-related, our guide spoke with a visor. Here a headset solution would be helpful to really understand everything. We were a very small group and Georg looked after us very individually. We booked the tour in English, but at first German was spoken, but quickly changed to English after approval by the German participants. The stations were well chosen and some things were not yet known to me. Vienna - short and sweet.
Experienced guide with rich knowledge. Private tours are just great, mass tours should be saved.