Private tour

Vienna: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

24 reviews

Activity provider: Rosotravel Austria

Vienna: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: Rosotravel Austria
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From US$ 132.06 per person

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Fall in love with the historical, cultural, and architectural monuments of “The City of Dreams”! Explore the best sights in Vienna Old Town, and visit St Stephen’s Cathedral, St Peter’s Church, Imperial Treasury, and Hofburg Palace with a Private Guide.

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Duration 2 - 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Spanish, Russian, Italian, Polish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the highlights of Vienna Old Town with a 5-Stars Private Guide
  • Visit St Stephen’s Cathedral and St Peter’s Church
  • Marvel at Austria’s national treasures at the Imperial Treasury
  • Immerse yourself in the history, culture and traditions of Austria
  • Choose the 6-hour option to visit Sisi Museum and the Imperial Apartments
Full description

Join a highly personal and educational tour of Vienna Old Town. See the most important landmarks and monuments and immerse yourself in the history of the Austrian capital. Discover the cultural heritage of the Hofburg Empire and fall in love with the spectacular sights! During this tour, you will see the best-selected highlights and hidden gems of Vienna's historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site. See the monumental Hofburg Palace complex with gardens and numerous monuments. Next, head to the city hall Rathaus, a monolithic Neo-Gothic municipal building built using some 30 million bricks. You will also see the Burgtheater with its characteristic statues and staircases painted by Gustav Klimt. Tucked away among the elegant townhouses and luxurious shops of the spectacular Old Town, you will find the gorgeous 18th century St Peter’s Catholic Church (Peterskirche). Then at Stephansplatz, you will visit Austria's most prominent national symbol - St Stephen’s Cathedral. Step inside to see stunning stained glass windows, soaring pillars, Baroque high altar, impressive vaulting, colorful tiled roof, and other treasures. This will be an unforgettable experience for sure. Pick to 3-hour option to visit St. Peter’s Catholic Church, whose architecture mimics its famous namesake in Rome. Inside, you will be dazzled by a kaleidoscope of ornamental design with beautiful murals, paintings, and a domed roof with gilding. Learn about its architectural and artistic qualities and discover its history dating back to the beginning of the city. In addition, during the extended route, you will see more amazing sights, such as the Column of The Trinity and the Vienna University. Pick the 4-hour option to also visit the Imperial Treasury of Vienna, housed in part of the Hofburg palace complex. Inside the museum, you will find secular and religious treasures collected by Austrian emperors over the last 1000 years. Among its treasures are the Imperial Crown, Holy Lance, and Order of the Golden Fleece. Your Private Guide will share fascinating stories about the Austrian Empire and its wealth. The 6-hour tour will give you a full experience of Vienna Old Town with a visit to the mecca of Austrian history and culture - Hofburg Palace. Inside the former residence and government center of the Habsburg emperors, you will discover the treasures of the Sisi Museum, Imperial Apartments, and the Silver Collection.

Marvel at the ornate Rococo-style decor and antique furniture of the 24 private and official rooms of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. See personal items of Sisi, the Empress, and a collection of extravagant silver, porcelain & crystal-glass tableware from Bohemia. Immerse yourself in the imperial wealth!

Includes
  • Private Walking Tour of Vienna Old Town with Top Attractions
  • 5-Stars Guide with Official Vienna License speaking fluently in chosen language
  • Entry to free parts of St. Stephen's Cathedral (all options)
  • Entry to free parts of St. Peter’s Church (in 3, 4, 6-hour options)
  • Regular tickets to the Imperial Treasury (in 4 and 6-hour options)
  • Regular tickets to Hofburg Palace’s Imperial Apartments, Sisi Museum, and the Silver Collection (in 6-hour option)
  • Entrance fee to the towers and catacombs of St Stephen's Cathedral (6,5 EUR) - optional
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information
  • Please note that St. Stephen’s Cathedral has limited sightseeing hours, so only the tours with a start time between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm (Mon-Sat) or 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm (Sunday) will be able to enter the church. Please bear this in mind when booking
  • Please note that due to Sunday and holiday masses, sightseeing inside the churches may be limited
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    5/5

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The tour with Mrs. Jonke-Hrdlicka was wonderful. We had booked them in Italian for an Italian guest. Sue explained everything in a wonderful Italian in an entertaining way, fully responded to our wishes, always tried to find a shady spot for the explanations due to the heat.... It was amazing, I definitely recommend it! Thanks!

August 20, 2021

6 stars? Ute was the perfect guide. Our primary interest was the history of both Vienna and Austria, and she tailored the walking tour accordingly. She was careful with our schedule, fitting in what we needed to see and hear, and included time for tapas at Die Feinkosterei. She was a great teacher and lots of fun!

August 16, 2021

Informative and eventful city tour with a very good guide. The highlights in the center of Vienna were well chosen, the explanations were very good. Questions were always possible, answers were never missing.

June 20, 2022

Product ID: 388056