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Graz: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

1. Graz: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Get to know Graz inside out with a licensed local guide. Explore the historic center, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, and discover its most important monuments. Immerse yourself in local history and legends. Choose from a 2-, 3-, 4- and 6-hour tour. Meet your guide and discover the best-selected highlights of Graz. Explore the beautiful churches, palaces, and monuments of the Old Town, such as the Church of Trinity and Palais Khuenburg. Experience the lively atmosphere of the old Market Square and admire the Rathaus. Learn about the political, social, and economic life of Graz. See the famous Oper Graz, the second-largest opera house in Austria, the 17th-century Mausoleum of Kaiser Ferdinand II, and the 15th-century Cathedral. Climb a secret double staircase in the Burg to enjoy an optical illusion and views. If you have chosen the 2-hour option, your tour will end at the elegant Sporgasse street. The longer tours will continue inside Graz Cathedral, the crown jewel of Graz's churches. Discover its amazing royal-imperial architecture, which is inconspicuous from the outside but contains hidden treasures. Admire the cathedral's rare Gothic fresco paintings and other artworks. Then, head up to the iconic Clock Tower, one of the most important symbols of Graz. For an additional fee, your licensed guide can take you to the top of the tower for unparalleled views of the city. If you have chosen the 4- or 6-hour version, your tour continues with an exploration of the fascinating collections of the Landeszeughaus. Enjoy skip-the-line tickets to avoid the long queues. Discover four floors of exhibitions of 32,000 exhibits from the 15th to 18th centuries. Finally, the 6-hour continues with a visit to the Schlossberg branch of the Graz Museum, where you can delve deeper into the history of Graz. Explore the museum's comprehensive and varied collection of exhibits and the fascinating secrets of the city. Walk around the Schlossberg and Burggarten. Wander through the idyllic parks and explore the garden's main highlight: the beautiful Orangery, before saying goodbye to your guide.

Graz: Exciting Outdoor-Escape-Game, hike and Adventure

2. Graz: Exciting Outdoor-Escape-Game, hike and Adventure

You will start at a location in the centre. From then on, your smartphone (our special app in German language) will guide you and support you to design an own route through the area. You will hear a story about a missing person. Help the police to find this former investigater and bestseller author or help to find out what happened to him. You will assist the local police. You will get access to all police files and to all witness reports. There must be some detail that will finally solve this mystery. The app will guide you to 15 different locations. At each location you will solve a riddle or try to solve a backstory. And you will get access to new information about this strange crime case and the missing person. This is a fun game and adventure and is perfect for a group of up to five persons. Perfect for couples, perfect for families with kids older than 9. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing and a challenge for you as a team. Read about the background story here below. What is this crime case about, what is the story behind it? Let us provide you with some background information. This whole case is about him. He used to be a successful detective. After he retired, he started to write books which became bestsellers. His new book with short stories about the most crazy crime cases that he had to deal with during his career as detective will be released soon. But suddenly he, the author, disapeared. And also the script of his new book is missing. There are rumours about problems in his marriage and lately he also acted weird. That is what his friends are saying. Since he went missing, the media reported constantly about this case, but the police is still unable to solve this crime case. Can you find out what happened? You will go to meet his friends, listen to witnesses and read or listen to police reports. And you will also find some of the weird stories that he wants to publish in his new book. A book that is supposed to become a bestseller. Work together as a team and find out what really happened, while you explore this area. This is a good workout, a fun game and an exciting and challenging task for you as a team. Special offer: if the weather suddenly is not suitable for your adventure or you want to reschedule due to other reasons: no problem. Once you booked, you can start within 48 hours after the originally booked starting time. Bonus: We included some extra tasks and riddles which you can solve at any time after you finished this event. Note: Your route is not a mainstream tourist route from one famous sight to another. There also will not be any historical or boring articles or speeches about the places that you will visit. The places that you will visit might fit to the story of the crime case, but maybe not always.

Graz: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

3. Graz: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

Explore the city of Graz through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

Romantic Tour Around Graz for Couples

4. Romantic Tour Around Graz for Couples

From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. What is special about love story of Rudolf Habsburg and Mary Vetsera? This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period! An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city.

Graz: Skip the Line Landeszeughaus Private Guided Tour

5. Graz: Skip the Line Landeszeughaus Private Guided Tour

Embark on a guided tour of the highlights of Graz by visiting the Landeszeughaus, the Old Town, and Graz Cathedral. First, skip the line at the fascinating exhibits of the Landeszeughaus which hosts various collections of weaponry and historical accounts of the city. Join your professional guide to learn everything about weapons used in the past. See for yourself the authentic tools, helmets, and suits of armor dating back to the 15th century. See a wide collection of historical exhibits spread across four floors and approximately 2,000 square meters of space. Learn about the facts and history of Styria from your expert guide.  After exploring the Landeszeughaus, visit Graz Cathedral, also known as the St. Giles' Cathedral. Admire this stunning Baroque church which is considered to be one of the most important buildings in terms of art and cultural history in the city. Enhance your experience by strolling through the Old Town, discovering the Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II. Climb up the famous double spiral Gothic staircase at the Graz Castle then walk along the bustling shopping street, the Sporgasse. Finally, walk down the charming Hauptplatz and admire beautiful fountains and the surrounding historical buildings. 

Graz Museum: Private Guided Tour

6. Graz Museum: Private Guided Tour

Discover the historical exhibits of Graz Museum to find out the city’s true essence on this guided museum tour. Follow your expert guide at your own pace and immerse yourself in this charming Austrian city. Choose an extended option to visit the Schlossberg branch of the museum. Graz is a city like no other, with a multitude of monuments, original places, and scenic views. The Graz Museum was founded to display the city’s fascinating history. During your tour, learn important political, economic, and social facts about Graz as well as best-kept secrets. Choose the 2-hour option to explore fascinating collections of Graz Museum in Old Town. Established to celebrate the city's 800th anniversary, the museum takes visitors on an amazing journey through the history of Graz. The museum is in the Baroque Palais Khuenburg, where the Austrian heir to the throne, Franz Ferdinand von Österreich-Este, was born in 1863. In 2014, the museum was nominated for the European Museum of the Year award. Choose the 3.5-hour option to extend your tour and have an additional visit to the Schlossberg Graz Museum. The famous Schlossberg hill hides many wonderful gems and this fascinating museum’s collection is one of them. Enjoy a little hike or use the glass elevator to reach the top of the one-of-a-kind Schlossberg hill. Be surrounded by nature and characteristic architecture. Explore the history of the Schlossberg and the unique topography of Graz.

Graz: 3-Hour Churches Private Guided Walking Tour

7. Graz: 3-Hour Churches Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore the magnificent churches of Graz on a private walking tour alongside an expert guide. Visit the city's enchanting churches and cathedrals and admire them from the inside. Your first stop is the Franciscan Church, which is a part of the oldest monastery in the city. Admire the combination of Gothic architecture and 20th-century artworks. Take a peaceful stroll through the miraculous cloister with its rose-covered courtyard. See the Parish Church of the Holy Blood and discover the fascinating history reflected in its Gothic, Baroque and modern designs. Explore the Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II with its turquoise domes and majestic build. Climb up to the tower to see the church bells and enjoy panoramic views of the city. The last stop is the famous Graz Cathedral which towers over the historic center. Its unassuming exterior hides myriad treasures inside including gothic and baroque architecture, and gothic frescos.

Special Christmas Tour Around Graz

8. Special Christmas Tour Around Graz

Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places and markets. How does Graz celebrate Christmas? How many Christmas markets are in Graz? Discover a wide variety of Styrian traditions and customs, which include a wide range of seasonal products, including the traditional Glühwein. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year!  You will experience the capital of Styria in a different perspective: filled with colors with its traditional offerings and particular vibes. The Christmas and Advent special times brings magic to Graz main square.

Graz: Private Transfer to or from Munich Airport

9. Graz: Private Transfer to or from Munich Airport

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from MUC Airport. Rest assured knowing you will be dropped off anywhere between Graz and MUC Airport conveniently, safely, and in comfort. Whether you are traveling in a bigger group or with extra luggage, tailor your private transfer to your needs. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, the customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. Your driver will track your flight so that whether your flight arrives early, late, or on-time, your driver will be there to greet you on arrival. Your driver will pick you up from the arrivals hall or an agreed-upon meeting point in Graz and help you to the vehicle with your luggage. Feel secure knowing that the customer service line runs 24/7 to support you in whatever you need. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views of Graz.

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What people are saying about Graz

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

What a varied, exciting and amusing old town tour that Leo Engelmayer offered us in Graz! We were very enthusiastic about his great knowledge and valuable tips, which we were able to use very well not only for our onward journey through Styria, but also for the detour to Maribor. We can recommend our competent and nice guide to everyone with conviction! Thank you again and we hope to see you again!

The guide was terrific. The only issue was the meeting point at “the old Romanian church.” Much too obscure. Even tourist office uncertain where it was. The guide agreed. Should meet at Hautplatz at the statue. Unmistakable.

Awesome private tour in Graz! We saw sights that only an experienced guide coujd show us! I highly recommend this tour!