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Wiener Riesenrad: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vienna: Skip-the-cashier-desk-line Giant Ferris Wheel Ride

1. Vienna: Skip-the-cashier-desk-line Giant Ferris Wheel Ride

Experience a ride on the famous Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel, a landmark of the Austrian capital and a symbol for the world-famous Wiener Prater. With its iconic silhouette, the Giant Ferris Wheel is a must-see attraction for all visitors to Vienna. A ride on the Wheel is just as important to a visit to Vienna as the Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, or the Spanish Riding School. A ride on this significant and fascinating structure provides spectacular views over the whole city. The Giant Ferris Wheel is a true cultural and architectural highlight for any guest in the city: you haven't really visited Vienna until you've taken a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel and marveled at the breathtaking views over the roofs of Vienna! The Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel rotates at a speed of 2.7 kilometers per hour. A complete rotation takes just over 4 minutes, but only when the Ferris wheel has not stopped to let passengers on or off. More commonly, a ride takes between 12 and 15 minutes, during which time you can enjoy picturesque views over Vienna and the surrounding area, such as the hills of the Vienna Woods, the Danube, the Marchfeld, and the Pannonian Basin.

Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

2. Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Hop on a bus and explore Vienna however you wish. This hop-on-hop-off ticket lets you hop on or off the bus as often as you want at any of the stops. Choose between 3 routes, each of which takes you to a different part of Vienna. See the State Opera, the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History), Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square), Parliament or the Burgtheater. Or, be driven to Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace before visiting the KunstHausWien museum or the UNO City – the choice is yours! Your tour offers 3 different bus routes, which can be combined as you wish (Green Route will operate from Jun on and will be included in the 48h ticket): Red Route Admire the sights along the Ring Road, such as the State Opera, Hofburg Palace, and the Burgtheater. Stops: State Opera - Museum of Art History/Heroes' Square - Mariahilfer Straße/Shopping Street - Burgtheater/CityHall - University - Liebenberg Denkmal/University - Liechtensteinstraße/Sigmund Freud Museum - Votiv Church - Vienna Airport Lines - DDSG City Cruises - MAK/Museum of Applied Arts - City Park - Strauss Monument - State Opera Buses arrive every 10 to 20 min. The duration is 60 min. Mon - Sun, 9:20 AM - 6:30 PM. Yellow Route Discover the famous Schönbrunn Palace, Schwarzenberg Platz, and Belvedere Palace. Stops: State Opera - Westbahnhof/Train Station - Schönbrunn Palace - Main Station - Museum of Contemporary Art - Belvedere Palace - Lower Belvedere - State Opera Buses arrive every 15 to 30 min. The duration is 75 min. Mon - Sun, 9:15 AM - 6:15 PM. The ride from the State Opera to Schönbrunn Palace takes approximately 36 min. Blue Route: Visit the famous "Prater area" where you can get acquainted with all the masterpieces of the Museum of Applied Arts, Museum of Fine Arts or even the Kunsthaus/Hundertwasser Museum. Stops: MAK/Museum of Applied Arts - City Park - Strauss Monument - State Opera - Museum of Art History/Heroes' Square - Mariahilfer Straße/Shopping Street - Burgtheater/CityHall - University - Liebenberg Denkmal/University - Liechtensteinstraße/Sigmund Freud Museum - Votiv Church - Vienna Airport Lines - DDSG City Cruises - Kunst Haus/Museum Hundertwasser - Riesenrad/Giant Ferris Wheel - DDSG (Pier6 Imperial Bridge - Donauturm/Danube Tower - Alte Donau/Old Danube - Uno City - Donauinsel/Danube Island - Praterstern/Train Station - Taborstraße/Museum of Crime - DDSG City Cruises - MAK/Museum of Applied Arts Buses arrive every 15 to 20 min. The duration is 120 min. Mon - Sun, 9:20 AM - 6:40 PM. Your ticket includes a self-guided walking tour with an app. Cross the city at your own pace. See the Vienna State Opera, Beethoven Statue, Vienna Concert House, House of Music and the Beethoven Museum. Pick up your headphones and a map from the local partner's service center and follow the instructions of the QuietVox Guiding App to travel from sight to sight. You will scan the QR codes at each stop to learn more about them.

Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing

3. Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing

The Vienna PASS is your key to an unforgettable experience in Vienna. You’ll get free access to Vienna’s top sights, such as Schönbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo, the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Spanish Riding School, the Albertina Museum, and many others. You’ll also enjoy unlimited travel on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses, which are the perfect way to get from one attraction to the next. Combine the features of the Vienna PASS to design your own sightseeing program. The card is accompanied by a high-quality guidebook that features insider tips and detailed city information. The Vienna PASS can be purchased for durations of 1, 2, 3, or 6 consecutive days. Children below the age of 6 get free admission to the all-inclusive offers if accompanied by an adult holding a Vienna PASS. Attractions: • Schönbrunn Palace (including the Maze, Gloriette, and other attractions) • Schönbrunn Zoo • Giant Ferris Wheel • Art History Museum • Albertina Museum & Art Gallery • Museum of Natural History • Danube Tower • Leopold Museum • Imperial Treasury • Spanish Riding School • Hofburg Imperial Palace • Imperial Furniture Collection • Museum of Technology • Bank Austria Kunstforum • Museum of Modern Art (mumok)• Vienna State Opera – Guided Tour • Museum of Military History • Madame Tussauds • Upper Belvedere • Lower Belvedere • 21er Haus - Museum of contemporary art • Winter Palace • Imperial Burial Vault • Klosterneuburg Monastery • Liechtenstein Castle • Beethoven Museum • Plus more than 50 other sights Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off Tours Explore the city with unlimited rides on the convenient hop-on hop-off buses: • 4 hop-on hop-off routes • 50 stops (short intervals) • Free Wi-Fi • Free audio guide in 16 languages • Kids' channel in English and German • App guided walking tour Fast track entry Save valuable time with fast track entry at many sights. The Vienna PASS comes with a guidebook, app, and bonus booklet. The guidebook and app are filled with important information, insider tips, and special offers. Enjoy attractive discounts at exclusive partners with your bonus booklet.

Vienna: Panoramic Night Tour by Bus

4. Vienna: Panoramic Night Tour by Bus

Experience the most beautiful sights of Vienna at night on this unique tour. Drive around the magnificent Ringstrasse which has a special flair in the evening. During the bus ride, see all major sights in the city including the Parliament, City Hall, Burgtheater, Vienna State Opera, Belvedere Palace, Kunsthistorisches and Natural Museum of History.  Continue the tour to the famous amusement park, where you can see the illuminated Giant Ferris Wheel. Finally, end at the Vienna State Opera where the tour finishes.

Vienna: Flexipass for 2, 3, 4 or 5 Top Sights

5. Vienna: Flexipass for 2, 3, 4 or 5 Top Sights

Discover Vienna's most famous sights following your personal program according to your interests. Choose from up to 60 different sights and sightseeing offers that include 2, 3, 4, or 5 attractions in your program. Take part in a hop-on hop-off tour to get an overview of Vienna's most important sights or visit the Prater. See the Danube Tower, the Haydn House or the Johann Strauß Apartment. Visit the Jewish Museum or Imperial Treasury. Choose one of the many museums, visit the Spanish Riding School or stroll through the Schönbrunn Zoo. Attractions: - Hop-on Hop-off Ticket for 24 hours and all lines (counting as 1 attraction) - Schönbrunn State Apartments Tour - Schloss Hof & Schlosss Niederweiden - Sisi Museum - Schönbrunn Zoo - Ferris wheel - Museum of Natural History - Danube Tower - Leopold Museum - Imperial Treasury - Spanish Riding School - Museum of Modern Art (Mumok) - Upper Belvedere - Klosterneuburg Monastery- Vienna State Opera – Guided Tour - Albertina - City Cruise (Ddsg) - Kunsthistorisches Museum - Madame Tussauds - Schönbrunn Panoramabahn - Beethoven Museum Heiligenstadt - Mak (Museum of Applied Arts) - Geymüllerschlössel - And more than 40 other sights

Vienna: Big Bus City Highlights Night Tour with Live Guide

6. Vienna: Big Bus City Highlights Night Tour with Live Guide

Lose yourself in the bright city lights with a guided night tour on an open-top bus in Vienna. See some of the most iconic attractions from a different perspective, learning about each site from your guide as you pass by the Vienna State Opera, Wurstelprater, and the Stadtpark. Make your way down to the Vienna State Opera and meet your friendly guide at the open-top bus stand just outside. Jump on board and settle down in your seat with a perfect opportunity for photos with the opera house. Start rolling through the city as your host provides commentary about each new location you pass by. Watch the shimmering reflection of lights as you travel alongside the Danube river and canal. Learn about the fascinating history and architecture of Vienna and drive past the Wursteprater amusement park, Stadtpark, the Farmer's Market, and many more city attractions.

Vienna: City Bus Tour with River Cruise & Ferris Wheel

7. Vienna: City Bus Tour with River Cruise & Ferris Wheel

Visit Vienna's sights with a flexible 24-hour bus ticket. See Schönbrunn Palace, the Vienna State Opera, and other attractions along two different tour routes. When you're finished sightseeing, enjoy the included tickets for a river cruise and a Ferris wheel ride. Hop aboard the comfortable double-decker bus and begin your adventure on the City Route, which takes you through the heart of Vienna. Marvel at architectural wonders like St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna State Opera, and the historic Hofburg Palace. Next, switch to the Palace Route to discover Vienna's outer neighborhoods and visit the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace. Marvel at its opulent interiors and stroll through the stunning palace gardens (entry not included). As you travel, informative audio commentary in multiple languages provides fascinating insights into the city's rich history and culture. When you step off the bus, make use of the included self-guided digital walking tour. After your bus tours, visit the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel for breathtaking panoramic views of the city's skyline. Step into the spacious cabin and witness the enchanting vistas of the Danube River, Prater Park, and Vienna's architectural marvels. Your tour also includes a delightful river cruise along the Danube. Relax aboard a comfortable boat as you glide along the picturesque river. Admire the city's waterfront landmarks, including the Vienna Ferris Wheel.

Vienna: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Giant Ferris Wheel

8. Vienna: Big Bus Hop-on Hop-off Tour with Giant Ferris Wheel

Discover the enchanting city of Vienna with a Hop-on Hop-off 24-hour ticket and entry to the Wiener Riesenrad Giant Ferris Wheel. This all-in-one tour package allows you to explore the city at your own pace and includes two distinct routes—the City Route and the Palace Route—providing a comprehensive overview of Vienna's top attractions. Hop aboard the open-top, double-decker bus and embark on the City Route, which covers the central areas of Vienna. As you travel along the route, you'll pass by iconic landmarks such as St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera, Hofburg Palace, and the Parliament. Sit back and relax while listening to the informative audio commentary available in multiple languages, offering fascinating insights into the city's history, culture, and architectural marvels. When you're ready for a change of scenery, switch to the Palace Route, which takes you to the outskirts of Vienna. This route highlights the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and its beautiful gardens. Marvel at the grandeur of the palace's architecture and learn about the Habsburg dynasty that once resided there. With your 24-hour ticket, you'll also receive a self-guided digital walking tour of Vienna's most interesting neighborhoods to further enhance your experience. Gain deeper knowledge about Vienna's attractions and their significance as you explore at your own pace. Immerse yourself in the rich history and cultural heritage of the city. To add an extra touch of excitement, your ticket also includes a visit to the renowned Vienna Ferris Wheel. Located in Prater Park, this historic Ferris wheel offers breathtaking panoramic views of Vienna's skyline. Step into the spacious cabin, which ensures a comfortable ride, and soak in the mesmerizing sights of the Danube River, Prater Park, and the city's architectural wonders. Capture stunning photographs and create lasting memories atop this iconic landmark.

Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

9. Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

With the Vienna Explorer Pass, you have the freedom to choose between 2 to 7 of Vienna's top attractions, all in one easy to use digital pass. Choose from over 45 hand-picked activities and tours and save up to 50%* compared to buying separate tickets. There's so much to see and you'll have plenty of time to do it with 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit. Simply download your pass to your mobile device, browse the digital guide for attractions included and instructions before your visit (some tours or attractions may require advance reservations), and present it at each attraction or tour for entry. Visualize the lavish lives of Austrian royals at Esterhazy Palace, Forchtenstein Castle, or Schönbrunn Palace (don’t forget to leave without exploring Schönbrunn Gardens). Enjoy a day at Schönbrunn Zoo, or Madame Tussauds. Sit back and relax with Big Bus Tours Vienna. Tours and Experiences • Guided Tour of Schönbrunn Palace (R) • Big Bus Tour Vienna 1-Day Classic Tour • Empress Sissi Walking Tour (R) • Time Travel Magic Vienna History Tour (R) • Craft Beer Tasting Tour • Kick Bike Guided Tour (R) • Guided Bike Tour of Vienna (R) • Freud's Vienna Tour (R) • Vienna Undercover & Wine Tour (R) • Sisi's Amazing Journey (R) • Hollywood in Vienna Walking Tour (R) • Street Art Tour (R) • Empress Sisi Walking Tour and Hofburg Imperial Apartments • Esterhazy Winery Tour and Tasting Classic (R) • The Future Bus VR Tour (R) • Educational Walk - Homelessness Initiative (R) • Classical Concert at Haus der Musik (R) Museums and Places of Interest • Schönbrunn Zoo (Vienna Zoo) • Giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad) • Danube Tower • MAK Vienna – Museum of Applied Arts • Vienna Technical Museum • Madame Tussauds Vienna • Sigmund Freud Museum • Imperial Treasury Vienna - Hofburg Palace • Theatre Museum • Imperial Carriage Museum • Weltmuseum Wien • Esterhazy Palace • Forchtenstein Castle (April to October) • Mythos Mozart Leisure • Waltz Dance Class (1 hour) (R) • Scootseeing Vienna Electric Bike Rental (1 hour) • Ohmm! The Future Massage (R) • Treasure Hunt Vienna (April to November) • Escape Game • Relaxation in Salzquelle Salt Cave (50 minutes) (R) • Spanish Riding School (R) Reservations required Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the included digital guide available with your confirmation voucher for the most up-to-date information including a full list of inclusions, opening times, and advanced reservation instructions. *Savings based on itineraries on Go City website.

Private Vienna E-Scooter Tour

10. Private Vienna E-Scooter Tour

Discover the city of Vienna on a guided e-scooter tour. First learn how to operate your e-scooter and let the guide give you all the important information before you set off. Once everyone feels safe on the electric scooter, you're off to discover Vienna in a different, eco-friendly way. Hit the road and explore the old town of Vienna and see famous landmarks like the Prater Ferris Wheel, the beautiful City Park, the State Opera House, the City Hall and much more. Learn about the history and architecture of the Habsburg Palace and the other monuments of the Ringeboulvard. Enjoy a stop in front of several fascinating historical sites and learn the entertaining stories behind them. Head back through the multicultural, gastronomically and artistically outstanding Leopoldstadt and get more local hits, tips and ideas from the staff for the rest of your stay.

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(4,726 reviews)

Great way to explore the city. The different bus routes make the tour varied and you can get to know the city in several stages. The timing is also very good, so we never had to wait long for the next bus. Overall, highly recommended. And if there is a problem, online customer service is quick and extremely helpful!

Great idea (flexible entry and exit), bus driver cool and helpful, a suggestion for improvement: mark stops on the map (flyer) (e.g. once had to search for 15 minutes)

Perfect ! At least we knew exactly what to visit and how to get there! And thanks to the passes we didn't waste time or money!

Definitely the best, most comfortable and cost effective way to see cities. Great value for money.

One my first day in Vienna, it highlighted the sights I want to visit.