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Vienna City Small-Group Walking Tour

Vienna City Small-Group Walking Tour

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Wien, Austria
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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Safety measures
icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Explore the vibrant city of Vienna on a 2.5-hour walking tour. Led by a local guide, see top attractions such as the Gothic architecture of St Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Spanish Riding School. As you go, learn the rich history behind the Austrian capital and each of its architectural gems.
  • 2.5-hour guided Vienna walking tour
  • See Vienna's top attractions alongside its lesser known spots
  • Learn about Vienna's culturally rich history from your knowledgeable local guide
  • Pass popular Vienna sites including Hofburg Imperial Palace, St Stephan's Cathedral, Heroes' Square and the Spanish Riding School
  • A perfect introduction to the city for both first-time visitors and established Vienna fans
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Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities

Departure Point

Burgring 5, 1010 Wien, Austria

The tour starts form Maria Theresa Square (Maria-Theresien-Platz).

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Stephansplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria
Meet your guide in central Vienna and take off on foot through the city. Learn the fascinating stories of Vienna’s history, culture and politics as you travel, tracing back to its Roman roots and involvement in the world wars.

Pass the city’s historic landmarks, walking through Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square), where Adolf Hitler made his 1938 annexation speech. Admire the iconic landmark of St Stephen’s Cathedral, a beloved mark of Viennese freedom, as well as the Sacher Café, known for its delectable chocolate cake. 

Visit the Hofburg Imperial Palace, built in the 13th century and the former residence of the monarchs of the Habsburg dynasty. You’ll also stop at the Spanish Riding School, a center for classical dressage.

After exploring the city’s grand structures and small streets, your tour will conclude at St Stephen’s Cathedral.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Maria Am Gestade
After departing from a central location, your Vienna City walking tour will start with a stop at the Maria at the Shore Church, which is one of the oldest gothic church in the city.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Ringstrasse
Walk around the Ringstrasse and admire the city’s stately architecture like City Hall, Vienna University and the Houses of Parliament.
Stop At:  
The Hofburg
Your guide will lead you through the heart of the city center to see attractions like the Hofburg Imperial Palace, where the Habsburg family ruled for centuries.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Spanish Riding School
Learn about the Spanish Riding School, which is the only institution in the world where classic equestrian skills are being taught.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Heldenplatz
Walk through Heroe´s Square where Adolf Hitler made his 1938 annexation speech during World War II.
Stop At:  
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Finish the tour at the St. Stephen's Cathedral. As one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria, it is truly the symbol of Vienna.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vienna Explorer
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Vienna City Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Vienna City Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Vienna City Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Vienna City Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Vienna City Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Vienna City Small-Group Walking Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Vienna City Small-Group Walking Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Vienna City Small-Group Walking Tour.

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Reviews

4.5
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210 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great trip!
Emily_K
, Sep 2019
This was a great tour, very informative to learn about the history of Vienna and see a number of important landmarks. Would highly recommend it to anyone who wants an introduction to the city.
star-5
Heritage
d0ugz0
, Aug 2019
Great heritage, great for healthy walk, most interesting to learn why Vienna is what it is - a beautiful city.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you had a good time on one of our tours. We hope too see you back in the future:) Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
star-4
Informative
Candace_L
, Aug 2019
A bit too fast and a bit to brief. Hard to understand some of the guides attempts to be entertaining.
star-5
Great way to see city
Neil-bishop55
, Aug 2019
This was a very good your of the city and our guide was very informative with a wealth of details about the cities history and buildings as well as some funny facts thrown in We did the early morning your which was great as there were not too many people around so it was not crowded I would recommend this your as a fabulous way to get to know the city and it is excellent value
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hello Neil, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are glad you had an amazing time exploring Vienna and hope to see you back sometime in the future :) Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
star-4
Vienna Walking Tour (16/07/19)
Frank_A
, Jul 2019
2.5 Hour tour of central Vienna. Good value for money. The guide, Andrea was excellent, very knowledgeable & a good communicator. Her enthusiasm was infectious. Would recommend.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Andrea will be very pleased to read your kind words. We are glad you had an amazing time exploring Vienna and hope to see you back sometime in the future :) Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
star-5
Excellent
Voyage11044014006
, Jun 2019
The tour guide was fantastic, very knowledge and speak English well. If you love history, this is the tour for you. I highly recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our Walking Tour through Vienna. We hope to see you back on one of our tours in the future:) Kind Regards, Vienna Explorer
star-5
Our tour guide was really good. It...
MaryJo_V
, Jun 2018
Our tour guide was really good. It was a great walk through central Vienna getting a history lesson on all the main sights. We only had one full day in Vienna. This was a good way to get to know the city quickly.
star-4
shortened because guide didn't turn up...
Helen L
, Oct 2017
shortened because guide didn't turn up had to get another guide but she did a great job
star-4
Good introduction to the Old Vienna...
Lida B
, Oct 2017
Good introduction to the Old Vienna. A bit rushed, but there was a lot to see and do in a short space of time.
star-4
Good tour to get orientated with...
Trevor_W
, Oct 2017
Good tour to get orientated with this great city. Our guide was great but spoke and walked very fast. Very enjoyable though despite the aerobic workout. She stayed after the tour ended to answer any questions that people may have had. The office was easy to find which is nearly always a daunting task.

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