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Vienna State Opera: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

1. Vienna State Opera: Skip-the-Line Entry Ticket & Guided Tour

Explore the Vienna State Opera on this guided tour with skip-the-line entry privileges. Immerse yourself in the Renaissance Revival architecture and intricate designs of the opera house and discover many things that remain hidden from the typical evening audience. Arrive at the opera house and enjoy a streamlined entry process by simply showing your confirmation voucher. Meet your guide and start your journey through the building.  From the foyer, take the grand staircase to the state rooms (the tea salon, Marble Hall, Schwind Foyer, Gustav Mahler Hall) before reaching the auditorium.  Stop and take a look at the stage where many famous musicians, dancers, and artists have stood. As you explore, hear facts about the building’s history and its architecture, and learn how an opera house is run.

Vienna: Empress Sisi Walking Tour & Imperial Apartments

2. Vienna: Empress Sisi Walking Tour & Imperial Apartments

Learn about the life of Empress Elisabeth (commonly known as Sisi), of Austria-Hungary on a guided walking tour of Vienna. Meet your guide at the Albertina and make your way straight to the Hofburg, where you will explore the former Imperial Apartments. Discover more about the daily life of the Empress. Then, visit the Augustinian Church where the Bavarian princess married Emperor Franz Josef in 1854. Afterwards, pay a visit to her favourite confectioner, her favourite jeweller, as well as other shops where Sisi liked to indulge in some retail therapy. Hear anecdotes and curiosities about the life of the famous empress and be amazed by her complex character and personality. Finally, you have the option of booking an additional visit to the Imperial Crypt. Located beneath the Capuchin Church see Sisi's final resting place as well as the burial sites of other famous figures of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

3. Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

Vienna’s Spanish Riding School has been in continuous operation for more than 450 years. It continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole. On an exclusive 55-minute behind-the-scenes tour, visit the Winter Riding School, a gem of Baroque architecture, the Summer Riding School which houses the world’s largest oval horse walker and the stables in the Stallburg. The Stallburg is Vienna’s most significant Renaissance building, and features an arcade courtyard and the historical stables of the Lipizzaner stallions. Learn about the history of the equestrian tradition and about the Lipizzaner stallions, who are the stars of the establishment.

Vienna: Local Wine Tasting in a Historic Roman Wine Cellar

4. Vienna: Local Wine Tasting in a Historic Roman Wine Cellar

Since time immemorial, around 700 hectares of wine have been cultivated within Vienna's urban area. The roots of viticulture here go as far back as the Romans, who populated the city two thousand years ago.  But what exactly is left of the former empire in Vienna today and how is that related to Viennese wine? Get to the bottom of these questions in the truest sense of the word with a guided wine tasting in the city's deepest and non-public wine cellar.  A professional wine expert will lead you into the cellar to taste three different wines. The wines range from classic Viennese wines to other Austrian wines, which will, of course, be paired with a small snack from the in-house, family-owned delicatessen.

Vienna: Skip-the-Line Hofburg Ticket & Sisi Museum Tour

5. Vienna: Skip-the-Line Hofburg Ticket & Sisi Museum Tour

Enjoy priority entry access and step inside the famous the Hofburg Imperial Palace, as well as the Sisi Museum, alongside a knowledgeable guide who will lead you on a guided tour of the impressive complex.  Walk inside this magnificent castle and discover the conference room, which was used for the ministerial conferences that were chaired by the emperor.  See 24 different rooms including the private bedrooms of the imperial couple, their saloons for guests, and Elisabeth's dressing room. Admire the Silver Collection with valuable porcelain and crystal glasses, which provide insights into the court dining culture of the imperial dynasty.  Enter the Sisi Museum with over 300 personal items that belonged to Elisabeth like her dresses, parasols, gloves, and her unique beauty preparations.

Introducing Vienna Part 2: Courtyards & Mysterious Places

6. Introducing Vienna Part 2: Courtyards & Mysterious Places

Discover the hidden parts of the historical center of Vienna and learn more about the city’s courtyards and their legends. Listen to the many stories of Vienna as you stroll through narrow streets to lesser-known places in the city. Explore many famous highlights of Vienna that you will see during the tour. See Stephansplatz, Mozart’s final residence, Ballgasse, and the Franciscan Church and Monastery. Admire Palais Neupauer-Breuner and the Deutsche Haus, and stroll along Blutgasse and Domgasse. Learn more about St. Stephen’s Cathedral, traditional Viennese cuisine, and the house "Where the cow plays on the board" before exploring the old university district, the Jesuit Church, and the old city wall. This tour continues on from Part 1 provided by the same tour operator. However, it is not a problem if you have not taken part in the first tour beforehand.

Vienna: Ghosts and Legends 2-Hour Walking Tour by Night

7. Vienna: Ghosts and Legends 2-Hour Walking Tour by Night

Enjoy a tour of Vienna by night, when the tourist crowds have died down, and discover mysterious stories hidden behind every corner of the city. Walk in the footsteps of ancient legends and modern myths, and see the city from a different perspective. Discover the background of various myths, but consider this: behind every story is a nugget of truth. You may even find some answers to questions that come up along the way. Find out whether witches or even vampires wreaked havoc in the city, learn about the role Vienna played in the beginning of the “Dracula” novel, and discover which buildings in the city are the most haunted. The walking tour takes you along the walls of the Hofburg Palace past the Augustinian Church. You’ll then visit the Neuer Markt, where you’ll hear numerous scary and strange stories. You’ll then continue on through the Blutgasse district, one of the oldest parts of the city center. At the end of the tour you’ll see the legendary St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Vienna: Hidden Wine Cellars Tasting Experience

8. Vienna: Hidden Wine Cellars Tasting Experience

Vienna is the only capital city in the world that cultivates wine directly within the city. Throughout this tour, you will get to the bottom of the famous Viennese wine in the literal sense of the word. You will be taken to a special kind of tasting in which you will find out everything about Viennese wine. You will also discover hidden and secret wine cellars which exist in Vienna's city center. Several stops of your tour will see you visiting wine cellars which have been opened exclusively for you. You will taste selected wines, and since your guides don't want you to leave hungry, there will also be typical Viennese snacks at every stop. Throughout your tour you will visit Haas and Haas, Restaurant Ofenloch, and a special highlight (secret place), each of which will provide you with a different glass of wine and an authentic Viennese snack.

Vienna: 1.5-Hour Underground Walking Tour

9. Vienna: 1.5-Hour Underground Walking Tour

Explore the mysterious underworld of Vienna on this exciting walking tour. Experience the diverse and eventful history of the city with a professional tour guide. You begin the tour at Michaelerplatz, where you can feel the city's 2,000 -year history. Building work exposed part of the old Roman city. A cellar from the 17th century and part of the old city wall can also be found here. Nearby you will find St. Michael’s Church, which has more than 4,000 people buried in its crypt. See the wonderfully preserved mummies of rich and notable figures. You will then be guided through a few more basements.

"The Third Man" Film Location Tour

10. "The Third Man" Film Location Tour

Enjoy a unique tour following in the footsteps of Orson Welles through the original filming locations of the classic film, "The Third Man." Even more than 50 years after its première, the dark post-war epic about Harry Lime (Orson Welles) remains one of Vienna’s film classics. Director Carol Reed deftly transformed English novelist Graham Greene's screenplay into an authentic and artistic film of post-war Vienna. Many illustrative pictures guide in the footsteps of Harry Limes through the winding, cobblestone plastered alleys of Vienna’s old town centre. Visit the most important film locations, learn about the exciting international genesis of the film and about the “other Vienna,” the war ruins, the allied forces, the black market, and the spies from east and west. Experience an unconventional, lively, and exciting film and city tour!

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Planning Your Visit

  • How do walking tours work?

    When you sign up for a free tour of the city, local guides will lead you to the top attractions and give you great information about them. Though the service is essentially free of charge, guides live off the tips you give them. Therefore, make sure you have local cash on hand and tip them accordingly for their work at the end of the tour.

  • How long is a walking tour?

    Most free walking tours last about two and a half hours and usually include a break along the way. However, if this seems a bit too much, you can certainly find city tours that focus on specific points of interest, neighborhoods and history. Alternatively, you could follow your own two feet to the sites that interest you.

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What people are saying about Vienna

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 2,900 reviews

Good way to see the main buildings and places of interest in the city. Comfortable, clean and green way to do some sightseeing. Vienna is a big city, so this saves an awful lot of walking. Guide had good level of English and was able to identify and give a few facts about all tbe main sites. Lot cheaper than a horse and carriage!

Amazing Saturday morning with a very kind and informative tour guide. We visited some hidden gems of Vienna. Really enjoyed it.

Very informative guide who gave us an insight into the royal family and the history of Austria

Great tour - our 10 year old son loved it as much as we did

Beautiful place and great guide! Wonderful experience!