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Karlsplatz, Vienna

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Classic Vienna: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

1. Classic Vienna: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

This tour takes you to Vienna's most beautiful sights, from the city center to the Danube Canal. Stay on bike paths and less congested roads for the ideal experience of Austria's beautiful capital with plenty of chances to stop for photos along the way! Ride along the Ringstraße, passing the famous sights including the Staatsoper (State Opera), the Austrian Parliament Building, the Burgtheater, and the Rathaus (town hall), then continue into the first district, where St. Stephen's Cathedral rises impressively above Stephansplatz. Follows the Donau Canal past Urania and through the Stadtpark, over Karlsplatz with the magnificent Karlskirche, then return to the starting point.

Vienna: 60-Minute Guided E-Bike Tour

2. Vienna: 60-Minute Guided E-Bike Tour

With the use of an E-Bike you will be able to quickly shift from one Viennese highlight to the next. The tour starts at Karlsplatz and will then pass by Musikvereinshaus, the Opera Hall, Hotel Sacher and the Albertina. You will then go on from the Hofburg to Heldenplatz where you can catch the spirit of good old Vienna, complete with a view to the museums. Your path will then lead you to the Parliament House and Rathaus, before arriving at the Burgtheater and passing the Stock Exchange. The Stephansplatz must not be missed, and following its visit, you will travel onward to the city park on Schwarzenbergplatz to the Belvedere. Your tour will conclude by returning back to Karlsplatz. If you are in the mood to experience something else, you may inquire to rent your E-Bike for the whole day. Within 20 minutes you can reach the nearby recreation areas Donauinsel, Prater or the nearby vineyards around Vienna. At the conclusion of your day, you can drop off your E-Bike at Karlsplatz or to our Headquarters near Schönbrunn. If convenient we can also pick up your bike from your hotel.

Vienna: 3-Hour Christmas Tour by Segway

3. Vienna: 3-Hour Christmas Tour by Segway

Enjoy the festive season at some of Vienna’s most beautiful Christmas markets together with a sightseeing Segway tour. After a 20-minute Segway training, you follow the certified guide through festively decorated streets and pass by the famous buildings of Vienna. You will be enchanted by the charm of the festively illuminated world-famous architecture of Vienna, and enjoy a delicious hot chocolate or a warm glass of mulled wine at the idyllic Christmas markets. Discover the various markets in the city center: the Altwiener Christkindlmarkt is a glistening wonderland, the Christmas village at Maria-Theresien-Platz offers traditional craftsmanship at over 70 stalls, and the Christmas market at Spittelberg is enchanting with its unique atmosphere. At the end of the tour you will receive the original Viennese Christmas market mug – a real collector’s item.

Vienna Art Nouveau: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

4. Vienna Art Nouveau: 3-Hour Guided Walking Tour

During the late 19th century Vienna experienced a rapid population expansion, and a modern system of public transportation became essential. The city’s leaders engaged urban planners to draw up metro lines to connect the suburbs with the city center along the Ringstrasse. The architect chosen for this assignment was Otto Wagner. From the beginning, his aim was to create a metro design that would be iconographic, easy to recognize, and highlight Vienna’s cosmopolitanism. It was not surprising that he chose to work in the international avant¬-garde Art Nouveau style. On this 3-hour guided tour you’ll visit 2 of the remaining stations, where you’ll begin a discussion about Viennese Art Nouveau and its ideological underpinnings. Starting out at the beautiful pavilion at Karlsplatz, you’ll visit the small Wagner Museum and then walk to the Stadtpark station, which is the best-preserved of the original metro stations still in use. Your next metro stop is Kettenbrücke station. Along the way you’ll visit the famous Sezession House, the icon par excellence of Viennese Jugendstil. You’ll also see 2 beautiful apartment houses designed by Otto Wagner. Learn more about the philosophy behind Art Nouveau and consider the symbols and materials favored by its practitioners. From Kettenbrücke station, step onto the metro for your last stop, which is a visit to the imperial station. This outstanding building was erected outside Schönbrunn solely for the emperor to use. The crown jewel of the line, this station had a symbolic meaning as well, namely to show critics of Vienna’s metro that the emperor supported the line. Note the methods used by Wagner to translate the generally bourgeois style of Art Nouveau into an aesthetic with imperial grandiosity.

Highlights of Vienna: Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

5. Highlights of Vienna: Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

Experience highlights of Vienna during a fantastic bike tour. Meet your local guide who will lead you safely around the city to show you the best parts of the city with plenty of chances to stop for fabulous souvenir photos. Explore the historic Old Town of Vienna and discover hidden gems. Forget about tourist crowds, tired feet, and traffic jams. Hop on the bike, follow the guide and explore the city ecologically. Start from the famous Anker Clock and admire historical buildings on the way to the gorgeous St. Stephan’s Cathedral. A bit further see St. Peter's Catholic Church and Column of Trinity. Find the University of Vienna and impressive Rathaus! Marvel at this masterpiece as well as the Austrian Parliament Building. See the fantastic Hofburg Imperial Palace, known also as a Castle. Pass all Imperial complex and look at Albertina! This fantastic building has a recognizable statue with a horse on top of it. Don’t miss the Vienna State Opera and its amazing decorations outside. Enjoy all this route in 2-hours accompanied with a live commentary provided by a local expert guide and drive back. In the 4-hour option, your guide will take you also to Karlsplatz, there is Karlskirche which for sure delights you in its architecture. Drive through alleys to see the magnificent Belvedere Palace! Besides fantastic buildings, fountains, and statues, it also has a picturesque park with joyful nature. On the way back move along the water canal and see the beautiful statue of legendary musician - Johann Strauss. Prepare yourself for 6-hours of city exploration with Top1 Attraction - Schonbrunn Palace! This magnificent residence with its complex of gardens is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The park and gardens surrounding the palace make Schönbrunn unique synthesis of Baroque art with joyful nature, so enjoy staying around.

Vienna: Meet Strauss Private Guided Walking Tour

6. Vienna: Meet Strauss Private Guided Walking Tour

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 feature works by Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss, or Schubert.

Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

7. Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

Explore the many histories of Vienna on an insightful 3-hour walking tour in the company of published authors, professors or historians. Meet your guide at at Café Griensteidl on Michaelerplatz to look at the imperial palace of the Hofburg, site of power in the imperial city since the 13th century. Admire the Loos House by Austrian architect Adolf Loos, before going to the Kohlmarkt and Graben, Vienna’s most fashionable shopping districts. Your guide will point out the plague column, a baroque church, and grand buildings in different architectural styles along the way. Learn about the tripartite burials of the Habsburgs at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Go to a humble Capuchin church to see the sarcophagi of Vienna’s rulers, and marvel at the silver urns in St. Augustine’s Church. At the edge of the inner city, discover remnants of the 12th-century city walls, built to protect Vienna from the Ottoman Empire. Tour the grand boulevard of the Ringstrasse, built when the city walls were destyoyed. Continue to Schwarzenbergplatz to admire the memorial to Russian soldiers that died liberating Vienna from the Nazis. Take a quick detour to Belvedere Palace, before getting views of the Naschmarkt and golden dome of the Secession building in Karlsplatz. Finally, weave your way through the Museums Quartier and Maria Theresien Platz, home to Vienna’s largest concentration of museums.

Vienna by Bike 3-Hour All-In-One City Bike Tour in English

8. Vienna by Bike 3-Hour All-In-One City Bike Tour in English

Enjoy a fun, informative and healthy 3-hour tour of imperial Vienna, riding comfortable city bikes. An expert guide will lead you along safe, well-surfaced routes, making multiple stops to snap pictures of Vienna’s most important sights up close. Pedal along the famed Ringstrasse to get a sense of the glory of the imperial city. Once the center of the powerful Habsburg Empire, the impressive architecture of Vienna’s noble boulevards include City Hall, Vienna University, the House of Parliament, Imperial Palace, and the Opera House. Go to Heroes’ Square, where Hitler made his infamous "Anschluss" speech in 1938, before cycling towards the Hundertwasserhaus, Vienna’s funkiest apartment building. Last, but not least, ride to the Prater to marvel at the giant Ferris wheel, before pedaling back along the banks of a sidearm of the River Danube.

Von Asche zu Staub und Ruhm zu Glanz

9. Von Asche zu Staub und Ruhm zu Glanz

A particularly cheerful city tour takes us from the Karlskirche over the Ring, to Schwarzenbergplatz! We begin this tour with a historical journey into the time of Emperor Charles VI. The Charles Church towers powerfully over the magnificent square. We meet right in front of the church and off we go with gloomy stories from the time of the edification - The smoke of the plague dead can still be felt over the city - immerse yourself with me in the secrets of the baroque splendour! Next, we visit the Schwarzenberg family, take care of their most important representatives and explore their history and history. The high beam fountain - background is a romantic love story - should of course not be missing on this tour! Then we head towards Ringstraße and we learn the background information about the construction of the Musikverein and of course the Hotel Imperial must not be neglected. Continue to the magnificent palace of Ludwig Viktor - called - Luzi Vuzi! His story did not fit at all into the worldview of the Habsburgs. I guarantee a very humorous, entertaining journey through the sometimes almost unbelievable history of Vienna.

Vienna: Art Class Painting the St. Charles Church

10. Vienna: Art Class Painting the St. Charles Church

Attend an art class in the middle of the Karlsplatz, in front of the magnificent St. Charles Church. Enjoy the outdoor ambiance, and use whatever utensil you prefer to recreate the iconic building. Your local teacher will guide you through the motif, from sketching to completion, and will be happy to help with any questions. All necessary materials (apron, paints, A4 watercolor paper, etc) will be provided on-site and at the end your painting can be taken home as a souvenir of your stay in Vienna.

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Horst was excellent. Very knowledgeable- good historical knowledge - very caring and nothing was too much trouble. Helped us understand this magical city and its ways. Another palace?? Why not!! Christine & James from Australia

Excellent tour. Winfried was very friendly and knowledgeable. He was extremely accommodating and helpful. The bikes were excellent. Would recommend to anyone visiting Vienna.

Amazing guide, beautiful itinerary and good bikes! One of the best ways to see Vienna’s top sites only in 3 hours.

Fabulous experience for a first time in Vienna. Extremely knowledgeable tour guide and route was well planned out.

The guide was brilliant. Personal and profesional and knew Vienna very well