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Historic Center of Vienna

Historic Center of Vienna

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The Basics

Visitors can shop along Karntnerstrasse or Kohlmarkt, sip coffee in one of Vienna’s famed coffeehouses, and peruse the area’s rich architecture and numerous museums. For a closer look into the storied history of attractions such as Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, explore the maze-like alleyways of Vienna’s First District on a small-group walking tour with an expert guide. Alternately, a 3.5-hour coach tour can give you an overview of city highlights, plus skip-the-line access to Schönbrunn Palace and discounted entry to Belvedere Palace, home of Gustav Klimt’s famous painting,The Kiss.

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Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
$40.49 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Excellent small group walking tour
Really enjoyed this walking tour. It was like seeing the center of Vienna with a friend who could tell you about the history and describe the sights. Lots of good information from Dace who was a great host. The provided headset ensured we could hear everything clearly. This tour was very helpful in getting us oriented to the historic center of the city so we could continue our exploration of beautiful Vienna. Good value.
Shannon_H, Jul 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Vienna

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Wonderful, Enjoyable, Knowledgeable Walking Tour
melecotones81, Jul 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Dace was very knowledgeable, very kind, and was very good at taking our group through the city. She knew if some special places to take us and gave great tourist advice. She used a very handy microphone/headset system which made hearing her very easy and efficient.
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Start your trip with this tour!
Jamie_G, Jul 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Wonderful tour! Great way to start your trip. Dace is knowledgeable and nice. Gives you a good understanding of the central part of Vienna and you will see things you wouldn't otherwise notice. Well worth the money.
star-5
Great intro to Vienna!
Jackie_M, Jul 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Dace Was an excellent tour guide. She brought us through churches and backdoor ways to get around the city. It was at a good pace for all of our group. Highly recommended this tour to see old Vienna.
star-5
Fantastic tour and guide
Rosemary_D, Jul 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Great tour ,the lady guide is so knowledgable and paced the tour at the right speed. Individual microphones also make it a pleasurable tour. Fantastic tour you won’t regret it.
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Lovely historic center tour
Georgia_G, Jul 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Wonderful guide, small group, and microphone system to allow for easy listening without having to bunch together.
star-5
Excellent tour
NAZNEEN_D, Jul 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Dace was an incredible guide and very knowledgeable about the city. She was very accommodating as my husyhad an injury the day before and always made sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommend!
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Lovely walk with a lovely...
Patrik_W, Jul 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Lovely walk with a lovely guide! You get to see parts of the city and also step into some palaces for a short view inside.
star-5
Great tour!
Lee_H, Jun 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Perfect tour of Vienna! Very warm day. We got to see all the beautiful sites! The guide knew all the best places to see!
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Great tour. Bring snacks
Ranchez_C, Jun 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Dace was a great tour guide. You can tell that she loves what she does. I wish I would’ve brought small snacks/water. 3 hours of walking around the city can be taxing.
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Brilliant guide
Yomira_S, Jun 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
Dace is such an informative and wonderful guide. I highly recommend it, especially if you want to get great insight on the history of the city and country.
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Just right
Hyung_C, Jun 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
I booked this tour having been to Vienna twice before but for my daughter, who was there for the first time. Dace’s tour was informative, entertaining and felt personal. She is a local and the tour felt like walking around the city with a friend than a tour guide, which we appreciated a lot. Definitely inclusive of all nice aspects of typical tour but with lots of local knowledge and personal touch. It was perfect.
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Great Tour!
Adam_S, Jun 2022
Vienna City Center Small-Group Walking Tour
A great introduction to the history and architecture of Vienna. Dace crammed a bunch of interesting information in our 2 1/2 tour.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • The streets of Vienna’s First District are narrow and mostly one-way, making car travel difficult. Luckily, the city’s excellent public transport system can take you within a few minutes walk of most attractions.

  • Bring a pair of comfortable shoes if you plan to explore the area on foot.

  • Credit cards aren’t as common here as in Northern Europe, especially in restaurants, so you may want to carry cash.

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How to Get There

Vienna International Airport is located just outside the city limits of Vienna, roughly 12 miles (20 kilometers) or 20 minutes by road from the Historic Center. If you’re arriving by train, the Vienna Central Train Station is just a 10-minute subway ride from the First District. A slew of international bus services arrive at the Vienna International Bus Terminal, also a 10-minute subway ride from the city center.

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When to Get There

Summer is the most popular time to visit, so if you’re visiting between June and August, make sure to book accommodations ahead of time. Spring and fall bring mild weather and fewer crowds. Although winter can be cold, with temperatures around 32°F (0°C), Christmas markets abound in Vienna’s holiday season (think cheerful lights, seasonal treats, and handcrafted goods).

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Architectural Marvels in Vienna

The Historic Center of Vienna is characterized by its intricate architecture, from medieval remnants like St. Stephen's Cathedral to the grand Imperial Palace, which represents the golden age of the Habsburg Empire. The 19th-century Ringstrasse is also lined with iconic buildings, including City Hall’s Gothic towers, the neoclassical columns of Vienna’s Parliament, and the Renaissance-inspired Vienna State Opera House (Wiener Staatsoper).

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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