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Vienna: Romantic Old Town 2-Hour Discovery Tour

Vienna: Romantic Old Town 2-Hour Discovery Tour

From $29.30 per person

Experience a journey of discovery through the romantic old town of Vienna with picturesque squares, hidden courtyards, legends, and personalities from the Hoher Markt to the Greek Quarter and the old university district.

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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Experience a fantastic tour through the old town of Vienna
  • Discover the different facets of the diverse city
  • Learn all about the architectural diversity, the Greek Quarter, and the university district
Full description
This tour takes you on a discovery of the different sides to Vienna. You professional tour guide will focus on a total of 6 different topics from the past and present, allowing you to quickly see how the city has so much more to offer than just the famous attractions. 1. Romans, Jews, and traders The Hoher Markt is a place that has attracted power-conscious politicians and architects or tradesmen throughout the centuries. The classic sights here include the oldest building in Vienna, the first public waterworks of the city, and the famous Anchor Clock, which has a few surprises for you. 2. Greek Quarter This hectic neighborhood located at the innermost arm of the Danube River has been shaped by centuries of trading. The Turks fought here and the Greeks prepared their fight for independence here. Traces of history can be found in every corner. 3. Architectural diversity All kinds of architectural styles can be found in Vienna’s old town from Gothic residential towers to medieval paving, back courtyards from the Renaissance, Baroque city palaces, whole rows of houses from the Rococo period, and magnificent Gründerzeit houses to elegant Art Nouveau houses. 4. Myths and legends Many stories and legends are associated with the rich and colorful history of the city. Time and time again people have tried to explain their existence with legends. Legends and reality sometimes differ from one another. Animals place an important role in this mythology, and they can be seen as ornaments on the facades and fountains in the city. 5. Old university quarter Sealed off from traffic, the Jesuit quarter is located in the center of the old town. By the fountain in the square, you can take a look into the interior of the Jesuit Church, a treasure trove of Baroque exuberance, a demonstration of church power, and an example of the rivalry between painters and architects within Vienna. 6. Narrow streets and back courtyards Many of the city’s streets are winding, narrow, and anything but straight. Just the thought of the hygienic conditions in the Middle Ages stimulates the imagination of how everyday life used to be like here. Even opening a window will take ones breath away.
Includes
  • Private guide
  • Food and refreshments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Anchor Clock, Hoher Markt, 1010 Vienna Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.

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  • Please contact the tour operator if you would like to book the tour in another language.
  • The following languages are available for group tours: English, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, and Korean.
  • Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 219 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.7/5
  • Organization
    4.7/5

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We had a really great tour with Mr. Auinger! He has led us through many secret alleys and to beautiful hidden places. Unbelievable how much he knows about the history of Vienna. And incredible how little we knew as Lower Austrians. : D We really enjoyed it and we will definitely recommend the tour! Thank you very much.

December 28, 2019

Great tour!

We did this tour as soon as we arrived which we were glad we did because it really helped us enjoy Vienna on our own the next day. Our guide was personable and very informative. Overall a great tour which opened our eyes to the history of this lovely city.

July 24, 2019

Very good tour with lots of information, only recommended.

Because of the small group of 4 people (we saw many tours with up to 20 people), it was like a private tour of the old town. Some of the sights could not have been found or only with great difficulty. We were given very good impressions and backgrounds of life in the time when streets, squares, churches and buildings were built. We can only recommend the tour. Thanks again. In the next few days we took another look at some of the sights and in the smallest window cafe (possibly the whole world, definitely in Vienna) we treated ourselves to the best espresso for us.

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May 28, 2019

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