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Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Get personalized attention on this small-group walking tour of Vienna. With an intimate group of just 15 people or fewer, see highlights such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace. Learn about the history, culture, and famous residents of Vienna from your guide as you walk.
  • Classic walking tour of Vienna
  • See highlights such as St. Stephen's Cathedral, Hofburg Palace, and Graben Street
  • Small group of 15 people or fewer
  • Personalized attention from your guide
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Local certified english speaking tour guide
Vienna's historic centre walking tour.
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Please keep in mind our tour does not visit the inside of any museum.
Maria-Theresien-Platz , Burgring 5, 1010 Wien, Austria

Maria-Theresien-Platz, Burgring, 1010, Vienna. We meet next to the monument of Empress Maria Theresia ( HER FACE SIDE) , Guide will hold a green sign.

10:30 AM
Stephansplatz , Stephansplatz, 1010 Wien, Austria

Most central square of Vienna, Cathedral is located here.

Meet your guide and group in central Vienna. From there, take off through the city, exploring its most important sights. Travel with a group of just 15 people, which ensures personalized attention from your guide and the chance to ask plenty of questions. 

After checking out the museums around Maria-Theresien-Platz, head for the Ring Road, which borders the historic city center. On the way, pass the neo-Gothic Town Hall and the impressive Austrian Parliament Building. Continue through the Volksgarten, check out Heroes Square, and pass the Hofburg Palace. Listen to your guide's commentary on the history, culture, and people of Vienna as you walk around Burggarten, the former Emperor's private garden, and the Augustinian Church. End with visits to St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera, and the bustling Graben shopping street. Your tour ends at St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna's most famous landmark; you are free to explore further on your own from there.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Maria Theresien Square
Maria-Theresien-Platz is a large public square between Ringstrasse and the Museumsquartier. Facing each other from the sides of the square are two twin buildings, the Natural History Museum and the Art History Museum. Square is decorated by the grand statue of empress Maria Theresa.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Maria Theresia Denkmal
The most impressive monument on Ringstrasse with grand Empress Maria Theresia and many another figures including W.A.Mozart.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Ringstrasse
The Ringstrasse is a circular grand boulevard that serves as a road around the historic central part of Vienna. Ringstrasse replaced the medieval city fortifications in the second half of 19th century. Today it is a beautiful complex of grand buildings including City Hall, Parliament, Burgtheater, Vienna State University, State Opera and many more. Historic Ring Road style is using elements of Classical, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture. Ringstrasse is designated by UNESCO as a part of Vienna’s World Heritage Site.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
Royal art collection , this tour is beginning just next to this wonderful building.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Burgtor
Neoclassical main castle gate built after napoleonic wars.
Duration: 1 minute
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Neue Burg
The New Castle houses several museums like Austrian History Museum, World Museum, Imperial Armoury and National Library. Also Hofburg Congress Centre is located here. From balcony of the Neu Castle Adolf Hitler proclaimed the "Anschluss" of Austria into the Third Reich.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Heldenplatz
Heroes Square is a large open, green area attached to city after the old bastion adjacent to the palace was demolished during the Napoleonic Wars.
Duration: 2 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Sisi Museum
Perfect place to explore the tragic personality and life of fascinating Habsburg empress
Stop At:  
The Hofburg
From 13th century until 1918 the grand royal palace complex in historic part of Vienna was the political centre of the Habsburg monarchy. Today Hofburg houses Austrian Federal President Office and several museums
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Bundeskanzleramt Oesterreich
Office of Federal Chancellor of Austria
Pass By:  
State Hall of the Austrian National Library
the Austrian National Library is one of the most important libraries in the world
Pass By:  
Spanish Riding School
Baroque Winter Riding School at Hofburg Palace is the famous location where the elegant white Lipizzan Stallions are performing and training regularly.
Stop At:  
St. Michael's Church
St. Michael’s Church dates back to year 1220. One of the most fascinating Vienna's churches with a very special atmosphere.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Historic Center of Vienna
Historic center of Vienna is main subject of this tour. We will discover main attractions of old historic part of Vienna.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Rathaus
Beautiful neo gothic City Hall is an excellent event location and the seat of Vienna’s government.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Burgtheater
One of the best theaters in the world.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Beethoven Pasqualatihaus
A former residence of Ludwig van Beethoven, located in an exposed position on the ramp of the former town fortifications.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Café Central
Some of the greatest writers and composers, architects and painters, psychoanalysts and revolutionaries have met here once- over coffee, cake and a cigar - in Vienna's most beautiful coffee house.
Stop At:  
Volksgarten
Volksgarten At the center of the park stands the Theseus Temple- small replica of Hephaisteion In Athens- was originally designed to present Antonio Canova’s sculpture. The Cortisches coffee house in Volksgarten was a popular place where even Austrian composer Johann Strauss used to play his waltzes.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Freyung Passage
The Palais Ferstel originally housed the Austro-Hungarian National Bank and the Stock Exchange.
Stop At:  
Freyung
This square is one of the oldest in Vienna's city center and impresses with its intimate and picturesque atmosphere.
Duration: 3 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Graben and Kohlmarkt
Most elegant pedestrian street in Vienna
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Stephansplatz
Heart and soul of Vienna, most central square
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Cathedral and symbol of Vienna
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Tours will be held in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please keep in mind our tour does not visit inside of any museums
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Dace Schaerf
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

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What is the policy on sanitization during Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour ?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
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Traveler Tips


  • "very well worth the time and money ,so in lieu of a tip, thank you for the experience!!" See review
  • "Totally worth taking a tour whilst in Vienna to learn more the history of this cultural and historical city!" See review
  • "This tour is a good introduction of Vienna but it certainly does not include other main attractions (schonbrunn palace, belvedere) and you will have to spend more time doing this on your own." See review

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star-5
Dace was great. Fantastic tour!
Janet_B
, May 2022
Dace was great. We really enjoyed the tour and would highly recommend the experience to others. It gave us a great foundation upon which to explore future.
star-5
Wonderful !
Ruth_K
, May 2022
Wonderful walking tour. Tour guide was informative and pleasant. Highly recommend. Group is small enough to be comfortable
star-5
A Happy Client
ThiamHai_G
, May 2022
Our guide Dace was knowledgeabe, patient and friendly. She was understanding and offered to help those with children and baby.
star-5
Great tour
Elaine_S
, May 2022
The meeting place was easy to find, the guide was very knowledgeable. We were given gave a good insight in to the history of Vienna and were taken to some fantastic places and it was a pleasure to take part. Overall good value for money and would highly recommend.
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Victor_T
, May 2022
The guide was professional and knowledgeable. I didn't like the fact that she made references to Russia and Putin because, me, as person living in an EU country next to Ukraine I am really fed up with the subject. I understand that she doesn't like that big & mean country because she is Latvian, but keep your politics at home.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Victor, Thank you for taking your time to write a nice review. I apologize for not sharing your political views. I value every opinion. Main subject of my tours are not politics but history, art and culture. Kind regards! Dace
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must do Guiding
Per_c
, May 2022
Dace was a superb guide. Her knowledge and the choice of streets and places to guide us was very interesting. She took us away from some of the most crowded streets, and had many good stories she communicated with a good sense of humor. She defenitely knew Vienna and the Austrian history,also regarding presentsituation. Abosultely "a must do". Nico
star-3
Very knowledgeable guide....
Mike_S
, Apr 2022
Very knowledgeable guide. We learned a lot about the history of Vienna. Weather much colder than expected in April.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for reviewing my tour. I am really sorry for not fulfilling your weather expectations . I would love to have a better relationship with weather goddess…Will try to do better. Warm regards Dace
star-5
Outstanding tour
David_B
, Apr 2022
Outstanding tour, fabulous guide. Her knowledge and detail is quite exceptional. Highly recommended!!
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Dear David, Thank you so much for taking your time to write a review! It was my pleasure meeting you in Vienna! I just love my job ;) Warm regards Dace
star-5
Brilliant a must on a to do list.
Katharine_T
, Apr 2022
Our tour guide was very informative and delivered her extensive knowledge very engagingly. Will recommend this trip definitely.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review! With best regards Dace
star-5
Time Well Spent!
Peter_V
, Apr 2022
Dave was friendly and knowledgeable and brought Vienna to life for us. It was cold but she took us inside places as part of the tour to warm up!! Thank you Dace
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you so much! I appreciate every single review, because they help me and future customers as well! Warm regards Dace
star-5
Brilliant walking tour
Caroline_P
, Mar 2022
Dace was a brilliant tour guide and took cues from what the group was interested in to adapt the tour. She was very knowledgeable and had gave advice about the places to go locally. I would 100% go on another tour with Dace.
star-5
Mom’s Vienna Trip🦋‼️💥
Judith_L
, Mar 2022
My experience was awesome‼️ We saw so many historical sites…most of which I only saw before in books. The city of Vienna is so beautiful and my guide was very knowledgeable with her obvious pride of the area. Thank you🦋💥
icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
Thank you so much, dear Judith! It was real pleasure and fun to spend time with you! 🥰 Dace
star-5
Dace was fabulous and...
Jessica_L
, Jan 2022
Dace was fabulous and very generous with the information she provided. She knew her history well and was able to answer all my questions.
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Fun morning walk in Vienna
John_S
, Dec 2021
Guide was excellent. The Palace area is truly a treat. The tour is a good overview of the area and then we checked back to visit the Sisi museum after.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thank you so much for this wonderful review! Warm regards, Dace
star-5
Excellent tour!
Hayley_G
, Nov 2021
Dace was an excellent tour guide! She knew the city. I learned a lot from her. Highly recommend her tour.
star-5
very informative
Mark_S
, Oct 2021
dace was phenemonal. she even waited for me because i was running late. it was a very informative tour and the tour was the perfect length. highly reccomend for anyone visiting vienna
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great tour. Properly see Vienna.
Geoff_S
, Oct 2021
Really loved this tour. Tour guide was excellent and had a nice style. Happily answered any and all questions. We would have missed so much of Vienna by not taking this tour. Thoroughly recommend it to others.
star-5
Must Do Tour
Dorothy_A
, Oct 2021
Our tour guide, Dace, was excellent. Fantastic historical overview of the major landmarks is the city. Would highly recommend this tour, especially for someone with limited time in Vienna
star-5
Excellent visit. The...
Carlos_C
, Oct 2021
Excellent visit. The guide was always available to answer to our questions, demonstrating a profound knowledge about Vienna and Austria history.
star-5
Excellent Historic Vienna Overview
Rhonda_A
, Sep 2021
Dace is an awesome tour guide! She took us on a 2 1/2 hour tour of Vienna's historic area.  We went on this tour on our first day in Vienna, which gave us a good foundation to fully experience this beautiful city. Dace enthusiasticly provided a wonderful overview (with supporting details) and took the time to give us explanations to questions we asked. It is that obvious Dace loves Vienna and is very knowledgeable about it!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Thank you for your wonderful review! It was my pleasure meeting you in beautiful Vienna! With warm regards Dace

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