Vienna, the capital city of Austria, lies in the eastern parts of the country on the Danube River. It is the largest city of Austria and one of its nine states. Vienna serves as the cultural, political and economic center of Austria. It is commonly referred to as the ‘City of Music’ because of its musical legacy, or ‘City of Dreams’ because it was home to the world’s first psychoanalyst-Sigmund Freud. Vienna has a high quality of life and in 2018, the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked it first as the world’s most livable city. It is one of the wealthiest regions in the European Union with the service sector, followed by industry and commerce being the most important economic sectors. Some of its attractions include imperial palaces such as Schönbrunn and Belvedere, Vienna State Opera and Prater Public Park. Check out our list of the best Viator tours in Vienna, Austria.
1. Vienna Naschmarkt Food Tour (from USD 61.0)
Limited to eight people per group, go on this tour under the guidance of a local guide. Get to learn about the best stalls, history and highlights of the market and chat with traders to learn about food and culture in Vienna while sampling their specialties. The tour begins at 9.00 am at Naschmarkt and ends at the inner end of Nashmarkt near Karlsplatz. It takes about 2.5 hours. Discover the multiple tastes of the world’s food.
Vienna Naschmarket Food Tour
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
2. Small-Group Food, Coffee, and Market Walking Tour in Vienna (from USD 148.0)
Go on this four-hour guided walking tour that is limited to 12 people and starts at 9.30 am from St. Stephen’s Cathedral main entrance and ends at Vienna State Opera House. Head down Graben Boulevard to a historical coffee house where you sample the coffee. Then, satisfy your sweet tooth at a famous pastry shop and chocolatier and the hotel that is famous for inventing the Viennese dessert Sachertorte. Tour the open air markets, Naschmarkt and Brunnenmarkt and get to learn about food and culture in Vienna. Sample fresh produce, fish, spices, and cheese at a local restaurant near the market. Finish the tour by tasting Vienna’s famous brews at a private coffee tasting in Neubau.
Vienna's Highlights: Food, Coffee and Market Walking Experience
Duration: 6 hours
3. Hidden Gems in Vienna Inner City Private Walking Tour (from USD 254.0)
Meet your private guide at 9:30am or 2:30pm at your Vienna hotel or in central Vienna. Start the tour by going through Jesuit Church, St Stephen’s Cathedral and the Basilisk House on Schönlaterngasse. Get to learn about Mozart’s connections to St Stephen’s Cathedral. From the secret rooftop, enjoy panoramic views of the city. Visit the Judenplatz and Holocaust Memorial and learn about Mozart and Beethoven’s lives in Vienna. Take a walk around the University and City Hall and admire the retained characteristics from previous centuries. The tour then ends at the city center.
Hidden Gems in Vienna Inner City Private Walking Tour
Duration: 3 hours
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4. Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna (from USD 106.0)
Taking approximately 8 hours and 30 minutes, this tour allows one to explore Austria’s UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley along the Danube River from Vienna under the guidance of a guide. Capture breathtaking views of vineyards, castles, abbeys and pretty villages while discovering the treasures of Wachau Valley. Enjoy a seasonal (only in summer) 1.5 hour boat ride down the Danube River from Spitz to Melk and visit Melk Abbey, a Benedictine overlooking the river. During winter, the boat ride is replaced with dinner. Learn about the area’s history from the guide. The starting point is Vienna State Opera at 9.00 am and the tour also ends here.
Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
5. Private tour of Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg from Vienna (from USD 493.0)
Enjoy this tour inclusive of round trip transportation in a luxury vehicle. The first stop is Benedictine abbey where from the top, you will awe at captivating views of Melk town. Pass through picturesque towns like Bad Ischl and discover Hallstatt’s subterranean salt lake and the mummy of a historic miner. The last stop is Salzburg where you will visit top sights such as UNESCO protected Old Town, Fortress and “The Sound of Music” filming locations. Being a private tour, the departure point is your hotel at a time of your choice and the tour ends back at your hotel.
Private tour of Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg from Vienna
Duration: 12 hours
6. Alpine Panoramic Hallstatt Day Trip Tour from Vienna including Admont Abbey Visit (from USD 150.0)
Go on this full-day Hallstatt and Admont Abbey tour from Vienna inclusive of round trip transportation. Enjoy spectacular views of the mountainous Austrian Alps. Stop at Admont Abbey and admire the grand Baroque architecture and the largest monastic library. Pass through UNESCO-listed Salzkammergut as you hear about the area’s history from your guide. Go on a walking tour along the lakefront, past the medieval half-timbered buildings and through the lively Market Square. Finally, visit the handicrafts center of Gmunden and see the Ort Castle which appears to be floating in the center of the lake and you can also buy souvenirs. The tour departs from Tourist Info, Albertina Platz or from Vienna central hotels and ends at Vienna State Opera.
Salzkammergut Day Tour: Admont Abbey, Hallstatt from Vienna
Duration: 13 hours
7. Kursalon Vienna: Johann Strauss and Mozart Concert (from USD 72.0)
Choose a seat in the rear, middle or front section of the concert hall or upgrade to the two front rows. Get your spirits uplifted with Viennese classical music in a 2-hour performance at the Kursalon Vienna concert hall. Enjoy an amazing musical performance accompanied by opera singers and ballet dancers. Listen to famous works from Mozart and Strauss. Relish in the piano and orchestra masterpieces of Strauss and Mozart. If you select VIP category, you will receive a glass of sparkling wine with a concert program and John Strauss CD. The departure time is 8.15 pm at the Kursalon Wien.
Kursalon Vienna: Johann Strauss and Mozart Concert
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
8. Big Bus Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Tour (from USD 32.0)
Take in 360-degree views of Vienna’s top attractions such as St Stephen’s Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace and the House of Music while on a one, two or three day hop-on hop-off tour on a double-decker Big Bus. Listen to audio commentary while sight-seeing and also go on a walking tour in the city. The bus tour starts at Opera and Hofburg while the walking tour starts at Opera at 11.30 am. You can select a route of your choice as each route is unique with regards to the attractions you will see.
Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Duration: 90 to 110 minutes
9. Time Travel: Magic Vienna History Tour (from USD 23.0)
This tour takes approximately 50 minutes. In the 5D cinema, be taken back 2,000 years to Roman Vienna through spectacular 3D effects and visuals. Journey through Vindobona, the Roman military camp and into the plague-hit streets of medieval Vienna as you hear enlightening stories about its history from the live guide or audio commentary. The life-like animatronics take you back to the era of Austria’s Habsburg emperors. Travel through Vienna’s musical heritage on a spinning ‘waltz’ car ride. Get a feel of what an air raid was like during WWII as you descend into a replica bunker. Lastly, climb onto a virtual fiaker and ‘fly’ over present-day Vienna with its famous landmarks.
Time Travel: The Vienna History Show Ticket in Vienna
Duration: 50 minutes
10. Schönbrunn Palace Evening: Palace Tour, Dinner and Concert (from USD 128.0)
This tour includes an audio tour, three-course dinner and a classical concert at Schönbrunn Palace. It starts at Schönbrunn Palace Orangery ticket office at 6.30 pm and takes approximately 3 hours 45 minutes. Explore the palace in a one-hour audio guided tour. Proceed to the nearby Ehrenhof restaurant and eat a scrumptious three-course meal. Lastly, go to the palace Orangery and enjoy a classical music concert from the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra, accompanied by a soprano, baritone and two ballet dancers.
Schönbrunn Palace After-Hours Tour with Dinner and Concert
Duration: 5 hours
Explore the city of Vienna
As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Vienna is rich in cultural and historical sites. Touring this city is very enlightening and at the same time offers breathtaking views of the city. Get to explore and learn about this amazing city by going on one of these best Viator tours in Vienna, Austria.
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