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Vienna Guided Tours

The beautiful architecture, culture and historic sights of Vienna make this a wonderful city to tour. Explore the famous historical buildings and monuments on Ring avenue before taking a tour of Schonbrunn Palace, followed by dinner and a concert. Take a coach through the Vienna Woods, and a boat along the Danube River, past the Danube Tower, the Prater and Kunsthaus. There are also trips to Grinzing, a wine-growing village. A 'Welcome to Vienna' tour offers coffee and cake in the traditional Café Schwarzenberg before a leisurely tour of Vienna's museums and landmark sightseeing attractions.


Here is a selection of hand-picked tours and excursions, bookable through tour partner Viator:


Schonbrunn Palace Evening: Palace Tour, Dinner and Concert

Enjoy a royal package with a self-guided audio Schonbrunn Palace walking tour followed by a three course dinner at Café-Restaurant Residenz. Within walking distance from the main entrance to Schonbrunn Palace and the Café-Restaurant Residenz lies the Orangery Schonbrunn where a concert of classical music with works by Mozart and Strauss will complete your evening.Likely to Sell-out! An Evening in Schonbrunn Palace: Palace Tour, Dinner and Concert regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family, is considered one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Europe. The Habsburgs resided here the better part of the year in numerous rooms for the large imperial family in addition to representational rooms. Emperor Franz Joseph, who later married the enchanting Sisi and reigned from 1848 to 1916, was born here in 1830. The monarch spent his last years entirely in the palace, which became the property of the new Republic of Austria only two years after his death. Today, the palace is part of UNESCO’s cultural heritage due to its historic importance, its unique grounds and its splendid furnishings.There are four ticket categories to choose from: VIP, A, B and C, referring to the front, middle and rear of the auditorium respectively.VIP guests enjoy preferred seating at the concert and will be served a glass of sparkling wine during the intermission. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Budapest Day Trip from Vienna

Take a drive through the enchanting countryside of western Hungary on this guided coach tour to Budapest. A city rich in traditions, it is situated on the banks of the Danube, where you'll be given the opportunity to enjoy lunch and see the main sights of the city.In the afternoon during an extensive coach tour, appreciate the historical and cultural importance of Budapest. You'll view city highlights including Hero's square, Vajdahunyad castle, Opera house, Parliament, Fisherman's bastion, Matthias church and the Citadel. Your coach tour concludes with a hotel drop off back at your hotel in Vienna. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

The Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna reveals the exquisite beauty of the Wachau Valley. You'll travel through gorgeous Austrian countryside and take a scenic boat ride down the Danube. It's one of the most popular day trips from Vienna, and not to be missed!The history and legends of this lovely part of Austria come to life as you wend your way past charming old villages, steep vineyards and mysterious castles. One such castle is the well-known Durnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned while waiting for his ransom to arrive from England.Then, you'll enjoy a boat ride down the Danube from Splitz to Melk, passing the heart of the Wachau Valley at the old wine town of Krems. To complete your superb day trip, you will visit Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a pearl of the Austrian Baroque style.While in Melk, you have the option of having lunch in the abbey's restaurant (price not included).Please note: the boat trip (1.5 hours) operates from April 10 to October 26 only. In the winter months, lunch at the Zum Schwarzen Baren in Emmersdorf will be included in your tour price as a replacement. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

While in Vienna don't miss your chance to visit Austria's other great city, Salzburg - home of Mozart and beautiful Mirabell Gardens and Palace. Travel through the stunning Austrian alps and lakes on this fantastic day trip to Salzburg. The tour includes guided walking tour of the city of Salzburg.Traveling to Mozart's town of birth you'll be enchanted by the beautiful Salzkammergut landscape with its mountains and lakes, and where the Emperor Franz Joseph and his family used to spend their holidays. Skirting the Lake Fuschl and Lake Wolfgang you will reach Salzburg, where you will have free time for lunch.Discover Salzburg with an afternoon walking tour through the old city. Your guide will show you the most important sights of the old Bishop's Seat including the Cathedral, the Festival Hall, St Peter's Abbey Church and its graveyard (the tomb of Mozart's sister Nannerl).Among the busy shopping streets you'll see no. 9 Getreidegasse, where the famed Wolfgang Mozart was born and lived until he was 17 years old.While passing through the gardens of Mirabell Palace you will see the statue of the Pegasus, the winged horse and perhaps here, the song 'Do-Re-Mi' from the movie Sound of Music will come to mind?On your return journey to Vienna, enjoy great views as your coach passes through Fortress Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. Your tour concludes with a drop off at Vienna State Opera. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Prague Day Trip from Vienna

Prague is so close to Vienna and shouldn't be missed! If your time is limited, this full day trip offers a stress-free way to visit Prague from Vienna. You'll travel across the beautiful countryside of Moravia and take an extensive city tour of Prague's sights, including the Charles Bridge, National Theater, Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.When you arrive in Prague after your drive from Vienna, take the opportunity to enjoy lunch (not included) before driving to see the Hradschin (Royal Palace).In the afternoon, your extensive city tour reveals a wonderful panorama of Prague. You'll see Charles Bridge, the National Theater, the elegant residences lining the river, the Jewish cemetery (individual visit possible), the Parisian street, the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square.Before returning to Vienna, you will have time for shopping or exploring Prague's magical Old Town. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Vienna Historical City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit

From the magnificent buildings of the Ring to the splendor of Schonbrunn Palace, you'll see all the highlights of Vienna on this three-hour city tour. The tour gives you a thorough overview of Vienna's most significant historical sights, and focuses on the famous Schonbrunn Palace.You'll also see the Museum of Applied Arts, the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Museum of Natural History. The Hofburg is another highlight, the famous residence of Empress Elizabeth, affectionately known as Sisi to the Austrians. Plus you'll see a host of other fine buildings, including the Parliament, City Hall, the Burgtheater, the University and the Votive Church.The real treat of this tour is your visit to Schonbrunn Palace, summer residence of the Hapsburgs and Maria Theresa, mother of Marie Antoinette, who later became Queen to Louis XVI of France.On the way back to the State Opera you will pass the Belvedere Palace, the former summer residence of Prince Eugene.You have the option to conclude your tour at this point, a 10-minute walk from the city center, or you can use a complimentary transfer on the Hop-on Hop-off bus back to the Opera House. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Vienna Mozart Concert at the Musikverein

For a special evening out in Vienna, book your tickets for the Vienna Mozart Concert at the Musikverein. Dressed in historical costumes and wigs, the Vienna Mozart Orchestra re-creates the 18th century in this historic concert hall - it's the perfect way to enjoy a little Mozart while you're in Vienna!Likely to Sell-out! Vienna Mozart Concert at the Musikverein regularly sells out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment.The Musikverein was inaugurated by Emperor Franz Joseph in 1870. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra's New Year's Concert, broadcast worldwide every year, is performed in the famous Golden Hall of the Musikverein. It is the permanent seat of the orchestra, and is air-conditioned.Choose from Category A, B, C or Superior tickets. Or indulge in the VIP package which includes the following:Concert-goers menu at the Restaurant Drei Husaren at Weiburggasse 4Horse and carriage drive from the Terrace Restaurant to the concert hallBest-category seating for the concertGlass of sparkling wine or soft drink in the VIP area of the concert hallIf you wish, an opportunity to talk to the performersAttendance by a Mozart page Click here to find out more about this deal!


Schonbrunn Palace Evening Concert

Listen to the music of Mozart and Strauss in the superb setting of the Orangery at Schonbrunn Palace. Accompanied by renowned musicians, singers and ballet dancers, the Schonbrunn Palace Orchestra performs the most famous works of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss. The orchestra consists of highly talented virtuosos who have trained at the world's best-known conservatories. With a choice of seating, this two hour concert is a must do when visiting Vienna.Likely to Sell-out! These concerts regularly sell out weeks in advance. Book ahead of time to avoid disappointment!The Orangery at Schonbrunn offers the most delightful setting for the palace concerts. Since the time of the Habsburgs, it has been a place of musical and artistic festivities. During one of these events, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri competed in a musical contest at court, a contest still considered unique in music history.There are four ticket categories to choose from: VIP, A, B and C, referring to the front, middle and rear of the auditorium respectively.VIP guests enjoy preferred seating at the concert and will be served a glass of sparkling wine during the intermission. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip

Explore beautiful sites surrounding the southern part of the Vienna Woods on a half day guided coach tour. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the Mayerling hunting lodge and a boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe, the Seegrotte.You'll pass the Roman City of Baden, famous for its thermal springs as you travel through the romantic valley Helenental to the former Mayerling hunting lodge. Today it is a  a commemorative chapel however it was also the very place the Crown Prince Rudolph, only son of Emperor Franz Joseph, committed suicide with Baronesse Vetsera in 1889.In the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (1133) you will visit the medieval cloister which houses the remains of the last Babenberger. Keep an eye out as you drive by the Holdrichsmuhle where Franz Schubert composed his song 'The Linden Tree' before arriving at the Seegrotte.Your tour concludes continues with a leisurely boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe. You'll you leave the Vienna Woods and return back to Vienna, passing the Liechtenstein Castle on the way. Click here to find out more about this deal!


Vienna City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

See Vienna in a completely new and relaxing way with our Hop-on Hop-off bus tour. Set your own pace, get on and off at any of the 15 stops, as often as you wish. Your ticket is valid for one day.Shop, see the sights, have fun and create your own itinerary. Enjoy the Full City tour and see every major sightseeing attraction in Vienna accompanied by a hostess.Buses arrive at each stop once every hour (according to the season) between 10:00am and 4:30pm. At the stops State Opera and Prater (route crossing points) - the bus will stop with double frequency. Commentaries are in German and English. It's easy and convinient. The ideal way to explore Vienna! Click here to find out more about this deal!