Stephansplatz 3, Vienna, 1010
Graben, Vienna, 1010
Innere Stadt, Vienna, 1010
Kohlmarkt, Vienna, 1070
This comprehensive Van & Walk starts at your hotel/accommodation or at the pier at 9 or 9:30 am.This tour combines an Inner City Walking Tour and a Suburban Discovery Van-Tour.Your expert local guide is with you all day. For the driving section we provide a chauffeur driven, air-conditioned sedan or van. This way we make sure you get as close as possible to all sights and still get all the guidance and information needed to optimize your visit.See the “Big Five”Hofburg Palace and Ring - St. Stephens Cathedral - Ferris Wheel/Prater - Belvedere Palace (garden view) - Schönbrunn Palace (garden view).Enjoy Bonus StopsHundertwasser-House -- The Russian St. Nikolay Cathedral - St. Charles ChurchGather Drive by viewsDanube and modern Vienna around the UN-headquarters - FLAK-Towers (WWII) - State Opera House & Hotel SacherThe driving portion features the Prater with the oldest still existing “Ferris Wheel”. Crossing the mighty Danube, we see Vienna’s modern side, the UN-complex and DC-City. The “Hundertwasserhaus” is a colorful example of eco-fantastic architecture of the 1980ies. See Vienna from the Belvedere Hill which is crowned by the city’s most impressive baroque palace (an interior visit to see Klimt’s “Kiss” and more is optional).To do the second imperial residence “Schönbrunn” justice, one would have to dedicate a half day at least. So we just have a look at the structure and the gardens – yours to explore for those that stay in Vienna a bit longer. En route we will pass “Naschmarkt”, “Karlsplatz” and “State Opera”.For lunch have some truly local suggestions which range from sausage tasting at one of the typical Würstel stands, to a sit down lunch at one of the hidden inner city eateries (not included).The walking part starts with visiting the monumental part if the Ring like Rathaus/City Hall, Parliament and Volksgarten. At Heldenplatz and Hofburg Palace we meet history. Near the imperial palace the nobles of the empire built their private palaces around Café Central or Demel.The tour ends with a thorough look at the St. Stephens Cathedral.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Stephansplatz, Vienna 1010 AustriaIn the soft afternoon light, discover gothic details of the cathedral.Duration: 20 minutesPass By: Graben and Kohlmarkt, Vienna AustriaFancy window shopping and impressive facades along Graben and Kohlmarkt.Stop At: Plague Column (Pestsaule), Graben 26, Vienna 1010 AustriaA masterly done invitation to believe in the saving powers of the Catholic Church.Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Am Hof, Vienna AustriaArt nouveau and art deco around Am Hof - the "Schwarze Kameel" and the "Park Hyatt".Stop At: Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, Judenplatz 8, Vienna 1010 Austria(optional) - understand 600 years of Jewish-Christian relationships in ViennaDuration: 10 minutesPass By: Freyung Passage, Strauchgasse 4 Palais Ferstel, Vienna 1010 AustriaEnjoy the „culinary biotope“ of the passage and the historic Café Central Pass By: The Hofburg, Michaelerkuppel, Vienna 1010 AustriaAround eight courtyards this massive palace town features museums, the Spanish Riding school, National Library, the political center of Austria and the Treasury with the German and Austrian imperial insignia! Pass By: Heldenplatz, Volksgarten Hofburg Palace, Vienna 1010 AustriaSurrounded by an impressive skyline, dominated by two outstanding horsemen bitter memories are linked to the balcony, Hitler used in 1938.Pass By: Volksgarten, Burgring 1, Vienna 1010 AustriaThe city’s rose-garden is dominated by the Greek Theseus-temple.Pass By: Rathausplatz, Vienna AustriaCity Hall/Rathaus makes a spectacular backdrop for the Summer Food-& Musicfilm-Festival (July/Aug.), the largest of the Christmas Markets (Nov./Dec.) and Europe’s largest open air ice rink (Jan./Mar.)Pass By: Burgtheater, Universitaetsring 2, Vienna 1010 AustriaNext to the most prestigious theater in the German speaking countries, the Café Landtmann was Freud’s favorite and nowadays shows the cities “best guests” from the fields of science, politics and performing arts. Truly a classic!
Vienna is not just a city of one past, but a city of many pasts. Delve into Vienna's past and present on an insightful 3-hour walking tour of its colorful history and architecture. Your tour begins at Michaelerplatz, where the Hofburg, the Habsburg’s imperial palace and seat of power since the thirteenth century, dominates the square. Clockwise from the palace is the green and gray Loos House, designed by Austrian architect Adolf Loos (1870 1933).From there, the tour continues down Kohlmarkt and the Graben, currently one of the city’s most fashionable shopping districts and home to such varied sights as a plague column, a baroque church, grand buildings in many different architectural styles, and the national architectural icon of Austria: Stephansdom.The tour takes in three areas associated with the Habsburg’s grandiose tripartite burials. While St. Stephen’s Cathedral is the final resting place for their imperial entrails, the humble Capuchin Church nearby houses centuries of sarcophagi of Vienna’s rulers, and St. Augustine’s Church, which contains dozens of silver urns containing the hearts of the Hapsburgs.Along the edge of the inner city, examine remnants of the old city walls from the 12th century. These walls protected the city from two sieges by the Ottoman Empire (1529 and 1683) but were eventually torn down to make way for the grand circular boulevard of the Ringstrasse (Vienna’s answer to Paris’s grand boulevards). The walk continues to Schwarzenbergplatz, where a massive fountain and memorial to the Russian soldiers who died liberating Vienna from the Nazis dominates an area where most of the city’s embassies can be found. After a quick detour to the Belvedere Palace, head back towards Karlsplatz and enjoy a stunning view of one of the gold-domed Secession building and the Naschmarkt.Finally, weave through the Museums Quartier and Maria Theresien Platz, home to the city’s largest concentration of museums, while discussing the present day cultural, political, and economic orientations of Austria and its capital.
Meet your guide in central Vienna at your chosen tour time for your Segway orientation session. Strap on your helmet, learn how to operate your personal motorized Segway and take a few practice spins. Then, get ready to hit the road!Your knowledgeable guide will take you to some of Vienna’s most famous and interesting attractions. Ride down the tree-lined Ringstrasse, cruise through pretty public parks, marvel at Hofburg Palace and the Rathaus building, glide through the Museum Quarter and ride down the narrow lanes of the UNESCO World Heritage–listed Vienna Old Town.As this is a private tour, you can customize the exact itinerary to your preferences, so just let your guide know what you’d like to see. You'll be enchanted by the atmosphere of Imperial Vienna — dating back some 150 years — and will learn all about the history of the Austrian capital along the way.Your 3-hour Vienna Segway tour ends back at the start point.