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8 Best Tours In Vienna, Austria

Megan
Published Jun 28, 2017

Vienna is a city with rich history and so much culture. In a city so large, with so much to offer, it can be challenging to plan exactly what to do. So take advantage of everything Vienna, Austria has to offer with these great tours!

Top 3 activities to book in Vienna

1. Schönbrunn Palace Exclusive Private Trip

Schönbrunn Palace Exclusive
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The Schönbrunn Palace Exclusive Private Trip will take you through Schönbrunn Palace Interiors, the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace, and the Showrooms of Schönbrunn Palace with your very own private guide. The palace is the summer residence of the Habsburg family and home of Maria Theresa. It houses 1,441 Baroque style rooms, with a history spanning over three hundred years. The showrooms of the palace are one of the highlights of this tour. You will get to see more with a private guide than the average visitor is able to see. There will also be plenty of time to wander and explore the beautiful extensive gardens of Schönbrunn Palace.

Schönbrunn Palace Exclusive Private Trip

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2. Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna (from 90 USD / 80.40 EUR)

the Benedictine Melk Abbey

Melk Abbey and the Danube Valley can be tough to get to without your own private transport. But not to worry because this tour will take you there and back from Vienna. Soak in the gorgeous countryside as you journey from Vienna to Spitz, where you will board a boat that leads you through more beautiful countryside and quaint villages. Finish the journey at this fantastic Benedictine abbey. At Melk Abbey, enjoy the impressive library of medieval manuscripts and much more.

Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

Price: from 90 USD / 80.40 EUR

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3. Kursalon Vienna: Johann Strauss and Mozart Concert including 4-course dinner (from 90 USD / 80.40 EUR)

Fun Fact: The waltz was first popularized within the walls of the Kursalon Vienna in the 19th century, thanks to the talents of Johann Strauss, who celebrated his first great success as a concertmaster here. Kursalon Vienna was a popular hang out location for Viennese to meet and enjoy music. For you, it will offer a gourmet, authentic four course meal within the Restaurant Johann, housed inside Kursalon Vienna. Post dinner you will be escorted to your seats for the concert in Lanner Hall. The classical Viennese music played here will be accompanied by opera vocalists and ballet dancers. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

Kursalon Vienna: Johann Strauss and Mozart Concert Including 4-Course Dinner:

Price: from 90 USD / 80.40 EUR

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4. Wine tasting bike tour (from 72 USD / 64.32 EUR)

Wine tasting bike tour
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This wine tour takes place in the Wachau Valley, rich with greenery and quaint villages. It is a gentle 15 mile (24 km) ride mostly on cycle paths and quiet streets. You will be able to admire the scenery along the way and take plenty of breaks. During each stop for a wine tasting, an expert will detail the production processes and subtle tastes of every wine. There will be time to relax by the Danube (and even swim if you desire) or climb to a hill top castle, where King Richard the Lionheart was once held captive.

Wine Tasting Bike Tour

Price: from 72 USD / 64.32 EUR

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5. Spanish Riding School 2-hour morning exercise (from 17 USD / 15.19 EUR)

The Spanish Riding School of Vienna offers a 2 hour morning exercise where you can watch the training of the colts along with the expert “white stars”, accompanied by classical music, of course. You will learn more about the school and what it takes to train the Lipizzaners and their riders. The horses are exercised almost every day in an effort to build up various muscle groups and maintain health and athleticism.

Spanish Riding School 2-Hour Morning Exercise:

Price: from 17 USD / 15.19 EUR

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6. Vienna City Hop-on Hop-off Tour (from 28 USD / 25 EUR)

Hop on Hop off
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Take in all of Vienna on this 24 or 48 hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. The double decker open air bus allows you to take in 360 degree views of the city. You will have the ability to create your own sightseeing itinerary and explore all of Vienna at your own pace, along with an audio commentary. There are 39 stops around the city including the Vienna State Opera, the Hofburg Palace, and Danube Tower. You can relax on the bus and simply enjoy the sights or hop on and off at as many stops as you like. Included in this ticket, is a one hour walking tour with a professional guide.

Vienna City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

Price: from 28 USD / 25 EUR

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7. Introducing Vienna Part 1: the capital of the Habsburgs (from 28 USD / 25 EUR)

Explore Vienna on foot with this comprehensive professionally guided walking tour. You will visit the most famous sites and hear the stories, both past and present. It is a great introduction to Vienna. It will teach you all you need to know about this richly historical city and the Habsburgs who once ruled here and all through out Europe.

Introducing Vienna Part 1: The Capital of the Habsburgs

Price: from 28 USD / 25 EUR

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8. Vienna City Bike Tour (from 33 USD / 29.50 EUR)

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This 3 hour bike tour will take you all throughout the city of Vienna, allowing you to see the major sights while burning calories! A local guide will pedal with you past landmarks such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Stadtpark, and the Albertina. As you cycle along, your guide will tell you about the history and stories of each famous sight. This tour is available in the morning, afternoon, or evening.

Vienna City Bike Tour

Price: from 33 USD / 29.50 EUR

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Beautiful Vienna

If you need help figuring out your plan for Vienna, book one of these tours and have a knowledgeable guide show you around. They can tell you everything you need to know (and more!) about this amazing city!

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