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Vienna Small-Group Christmas Market Walking Tour

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Wien, Austria
Vienna Small-Group Christmas Market Walking Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


See Vienna at its most enchanting on a 2.5-hour, small-group winter walking tour of the city, with time to explore the bustling Christmas markets, too. Learn about Vienna’s imperial history and rich culture as you pass churches, palaces, and landmarks lit up for the holidays with garlands of sparkling lights.
  • 2.5-hour holiday walking tour in Vienna
  • Visit the city's Christmas markets, and explore the holiday-themed stalls lined with gifts
  • Pass by palaces and other landmarks lit up for the holidays
  • See Heldenplatz, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and Hofburg Imperial Palace
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Departure Point

Dr. Karl Renner-Ring 3, 1010 Wien, Austria

the tour starts right in front of the main statue of the Austrian Parliament. The Guide will be waiting there 15 minutes prior to tour start.

Departure Time

2:30 PM

Return Details

Stephansdom, 1010 Wien, Austria
Make your way to the Austrian Parliament Building in Vienna, where this tour begins, and then set off through the city with a guide and small group. Hear stories about Vienna’s Roman roots, holiday traditions, and culture as you walk along the grand boulevards, with stops at important city landmarks.

See the Heldenplatz where Adolf Hitler announced the annexation of Austria in 1938, and then see the bright roof and spires of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Pass the Sacher Café—home to one of Vienna’s most famous cakes—and visit the Hofburg Imperial Palace, once the home of the Hapsburg monarchs.

Explore the renowned Christmas markets where vendors sell cups of steaming Glühwein, crafts, and special holiday treats. This is the ideal way to learn the best places to shop and explore while in Vienna. This tour concludes at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, close to the city’s attractions, restaurants, and Christmas markets.
Stop At:  
Osterreichisches Parlament
Start the tour at Austria´s Parliament building, one of the most important buildings of the Historicism period.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Walk through the Christmas Market of Heroe´s Square while learning about the square´s history.
Stop At:  
The Hofburg
Your guide will lead you through the heart of the city center to see attractions like the Hofburg Imperial Palace, where the Habsburg family ruled for centuries.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Finish the tour at the St. Stephen's Cathedral and spend some time discovering the final Christmas Market of the tour at your own pace.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Spanish Riding School
Learn about the Spanish Riding School, the only institution in the world where classic equestrian skills are being taught.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Wiener Staatsoper
Stroll around the christmas market located around the beautiful Vienna Opera House.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vienna Explorer

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.


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Awesome! It was basically a tour of...
, Nov 2017
Awesome! It was basically a tour of downtown. We walked by numerous sites and the guide showed us all the great Christmas markets. Worth the money!

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