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Vienna: 30-Minute Fiaker Ride in the Old Town

1. Vienna: 30-Minute Fiaker Ride in the Old Town

Find your Fiaker next to the world-famous St. Stephen's Cathedral. From St. Stephen's Square, begin your journey to old seat of government during the Habsburg monarchy, the Hofburg. Today, the President and Chancellor of the Austrian Republic have their offices at this impressive complex. Travel along marvellous boulevard known as "The Ring", where you have the chance to see the buildings of the Natural Museum of History and Fine Arts. The square between the two buildings displays the statue of Maria Theresia, the sole female ruler in the house of Habsburg. Pass by the Austrian Parliament, built in a Greek architectural style with the statue of Pallas Athene in front of it. Right after the Parliament, see the Vienna Town Hall with its impressive square. The square in front of the hall is very popular among the Viennese, many events such as the annual film festival and the Christmas markets take place there. Finish your ride back at the St. Stephans Cathedral where it started.

Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum Day Admission Ticket

2. Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum Day Admission Ticket

Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum was built by Emperor Franz Joseph to house the imperial collections. See works from ancient Egypt and classical antiquity and through the late 18th century. In the Picture Gallery admire masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrandt, Raphael, Vermeer, Velázquez, Titian and Durer. At the Kunstkammer see works by goldsmiths such as Benvenuto Cellini. The collection includes sculptural masterpieces and filigree works in ivory by top artists of the day. Marvel at the magnificent building itself, with its imposing staircase that features a series of paintings on which Gustav Klimt collaborated.

Combo Ticket: Kunsthistorisches Museum & Imperial Treasury

3. Combo Ticket: Kunsthistorisches Museum & Imperial Treasury

Visit the magnificent Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna and see imperial masterpieces by Rubens, Rembrandt, Raphael, Velázquez, Titian and Durer. Your ticket also allows access to the treasures of the House of Habsburg in the Imperial Treasury. See the Austrian imperial crown, magnificent German imperial crown, and the insignia of the Holy Roman Empire. Be dazzled by sparkling jewels and the largest cut emerald in the world.

Museum of Art History & Leopold Museum Combination Ticket

4. Museum of Art History & Leopold Museum Combination Ticket

Visit two of Austria’s most important museums with this combo ticket. Explore over 2,000 years of art at an unbeatable price. Discover the superb masterpieces by Ruben, Rembrandt, Raffael, Velázques, Tizian, and Dürer at the magnificent Museum of Art History.  The Leopold Museum houses the world’s largest Schiele collection as well as fascinating works by Gustav Klimt. You can also admire paintings, graphics, and objects from the 19th and 20th centuries. See the precious handicrafts and original pieces of furniture of the Art Nouveau period and the Vienna Workshops.

Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

5. Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

With the Vienna city 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 35% off compared to buying separate tickets. By foot, by scooter, by bus, or by boat, you'll have so much to see and plenty of time to see 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 advanced reservations), and present it at each attraction or tour for entry. Visualize the lavish lives of Austrian royals at Schönbrunn, Esterhazy Palace, or Forchtenstein Castle. Enjoy a day at Schönbrunn Zoo, Wipeout Adventure Park, or Madame Tussauds. There's fun for kids and adults alike with indoor bouldering or trampolining, an escape game, laser tag, or a trip to the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel. Tours and Experiences • Guided Tour of Schönbrunn Palace (R) • Big Bus Tour Vienna 1-Day Classic Tour • Danube River Cruise • 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) • Kick Bike Self-Guided 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) Museums and Places of Interest • Schönbrunn Zoo • Giant Ferris Wheel • MAK Vienna – Museum of Applied Arts • Vienna Technical Museum • Madame Tussauds Vienna • Wipeout Outdoor Adventure Park (R) • Sigmund Freud Museum • Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Art History Museum) • Imperial Treasury Vienna - Hofburg Palace • Theatre Museum • Imperial Carriage Museum • Weltmuseum Wien • Roman City of Carnuntum (May to November) • Esterhazy Palace • Forchtenstein Castle (April to October) Leisure • Waltz Dance Class (1 hour) (R) • Scootseeing Vienna Electric Bike Rental (1 hour) • Ohmm! The Future Massage (R) • Quiz Rally in Vienna (2 hours) • Treasure Hunt Vienna (April to November) • Laser Tag (2 games) (R) • Escape Game • Relaxation in Salzquelle Salt Cave (50 minutes) (R) • Spanish Riding School (R) • Indoor Climbing Session - Bouldering (2 hours) • Trampoline Session - (1 hour) (R) (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.

Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum Highlight Tour

6. Vienna: Kunsthistorisches Museum Highlight Tour

Vienna’s world-famous Kunsthistorisches Museum is an architectural marvel and is a must-see for any art lover visiting Vienna. The museum developed from the art collections of the House of Habsburg and hosts a unique collection of some of the world’s most famous painters from Raphael and Rembrandt to Vermeer and Rubens and, of course, Peter Breughel the Elder. Skip-the-line and join no more than 15 guests on a guided 2 to 2.5 hour tour of two of the museum’s key exhibitions. From Peter Breughel’s “Tower of Babel” to Vermeer’s “The Art of Painting” you will become acquainted with the old masters at the museum’s picture gallery. You will also see some of the Museum’s rarest and oddest items at the Kunstkammer exhibit, like the golden “Saliera” by Celini and the “Madonna of Krumau”. After the tour you are free to stay at the museum to explore the remaining exhibits, including those covering ancient Greek, Roman and Egyptian art. Highlights generally include: (if artwork is not on loan or being restored, etc.): • Ruben’s “Assumption” • Caravaggio’s “Crowning with the Thorns” • Breughel’s “Tower of Babel” • Vermeer’s “The Art of Painting” • Albrecht Durer’s “Avarice” • Raphael’s “Madonna of the Meadow” • Rembrandt’s “Self Portrait”

Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour

7. Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour

Take a walk through the historical center of Vienna on a private 3-hour tour, and see all the main monuments while you hear the history of the city. Following a pick-up from your hotel (or other location on arrangement), stroll - or use the public transport system - to the Hofburg Palace, the imperial residence of the Habsburg Empire. Discover the city’s grand squares and courtyards of the Old Town. Stroll down the famous Graben, and admire the façades of handsome buildings and monuments such as the Pestsäule, built by Emperor Leopold I following the Great Plague of Vienna. Walk down the elegant Kohlmarkt, and look in the windows of fashionable boutiques. Pass the legendary Demel pastry shop, and stop outside St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Next, see the splendid buildings of the Ringstraße, including the Austrian Parliament, Imperial Court Theater, City Hall, University, and Vienna State Opera House. See the Museum of Art History and Museum of Natural History. Continue to the Belvedere Palace to see the baroque summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy. Get a beautiful view over the city from the park. 

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What people are saying about Kunsthistorisches Museum

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,484 reviews

The combination tickets were very handy, you don’t need to visit both in the same day which is good because for the kunsthistorisches you will need at 2 hours to see everything. For the second one is relatively small so one hour maximum to see everything.

A "must" in Vienna... and a wonderful tour with a great Fiaker coachman... it was funny and entertaining... Thank you very much

Nice tour of the old town. Very nice driver. However, the highlights are always over quickly, since of course there is no stopping.

Very interesting walk for our 1st day in Vienna because it allowed us to get to know the city better

Wonderful ride, with a great coachman. He explained a lot to us, with wit and a lot of charm!