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Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) Tours

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Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)
A masterpiece of Renaissance architecture and one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, the Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper) is a hallowed venue for opera fans. Each year, the auditorium hosts 350 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Vienna State Ballet (Wiener Staatsballett) performances, as well as the Vienna Opera Ball.

The Basics
Attending a concert at the Vienna State Opera is an unforgettable experience, but tickets sell out quickly so it's imperative to book in advance. Concerts by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra are a popular choice; the performers dress in traditional costumes and most tour packages include a gourmet dinner or Vienna walking tour in addition to the show. Alternatively, you can marvel at the magnificent facade on a sightseeing or hop-on hop-off bus tour of the city, or peek behind the scenes on a guided opera house tour.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The dress code for concerts is smart evening attire; individuals wearing informal clothing such as short pants or leisurewear may be refused admission. Coats, jackets, and larger bags must be checked into the cloakroom.
  • The use of cameras and smartphones is prohibited during performances.
  • Children under 5 are not permitted at evening performances, but special matinée concerts for kids are held.
  • The Vienna State Opera is wheelchair accessible, but wheelchair seating must be booked in advance.

How to Get There
The Vienna State Opera House is located on the Ring Road (Ringstrasse) in the historic center of Vienna, close to Hapsburg Palace and the Winter Palace of Prince Eugene. The opera house can be reached by public transport—the nearest subway (U-Bahn) station is Karlsplatz and the nearest tram station is Opernring.

When to Get There
Concerts are held year-round, but the main opera season starts in April. Most concerts are held in the evening, but there are also a number of matinées featuring choral groups, children's opera, and chamber music.

The History of the Vienna State Opera
Since opening its doors in 1869 with a gala performance of Mozart's Don Giovanni, the Vienna State Opera has become one of the most famous concert venues in the world, boasting a rich history and extensive repertoire. Past directors have included musical legends such as Gustav Mahler, Richard Strauss, Herbert von Karajan, Karl Böhm, and Lorin Maazel. Director Dominique Meyer broke new ground by introducing live outdoor events and live streaming performances.
Address: Opernring 2, Vienna 1010, Austria
Admission: Varies
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51 Tours and Activities to Experience Vienna State Opera (Wiener Staatsoper)

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Big Bus Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Soak up 360-degree views of Vienna’s top attractions with a 1-, 2-, or 3-day hop-on hop-off ticket on a double-decker Big Bus. Pass Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Belvedere, and more. Enjoy your choice between a classic, premium, or deluxe ticket option, along with access to two sightseeing routes, audio commentary on board, free Wi-Fi, and one walking tour. See this vibrant city at your own pace, hopping on and off at any of the stops.
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  • 1 hour 25 minutes to 1 hour 45 minutes
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Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour

Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour

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Explore the magnificent city of Vienna on this city tour by coach, including admission into the Schönbrunn Palace without waiting time. Pass major attractions like the Hofburg Palace, City Hall, and the Vienna State Opera as you drive along the famed Ringstrasse. Afterward, explore the lavish summer home of the Habsburg monarchs, the Schönbrunn Palace. Skip the line at the entrance and learn the rich stories of its residents as you stroll from room to room.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Vienna City Bike Tour

Vienna City Bike Tour

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Cycle through the streets of Vienna on this bike and city tour. Led by a local guide, pedal past top attraction such as the Albertina, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Vienna State Opera, Stadtpark, and Heldenplatz. As you travel along bike paths and quieter streets, your guide will discuss the fascinating stories behind each landmark. Enjoy your choice of a morning, afternoon or evening departure.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Round Transport to Vienna State Opera from Vienna Hotel

Private Round Transport to Vienna State Opera from Vienna Hotel

Have a smooth and stress-free sightseeing by pre-booking your private round-trip transfers to and from the Vienna State Opera - one of the most popular sights in Vienna. Your driver will greet you in the hotel located in Vienna city center and drive you directly to the Opera, where you will have time to admire the sight on your own. When it’s time to leave, your private vehicle will be waiting to whisk you back to your hotel. There’s no need to worry about inconvenient public transportation as your private driver will be waiting for you at the chosen time.
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  • 1 hour
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Introducing Vienna Walking Tour: The Capital of the Habsburgs

Introducing Vienna Walking Tour: The Capital of the Habsburgs

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Get an insider’s look at Vienna’s thriving neighborhoods, historic landmarks and culture on a small-group tour with an experienced guide. Hear stories about life in the city as you follow your guide to hidden alleyways, elegant boulevards and the city’s most iconic monuments. Learn about the royal Habsburg dynasty and the legends of Hero Square then visit the sites of fierce battles in the Second World War. Enjoy the personal experience of a small-group tour, and discover the best places to eat, drink and live like a local.
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  • 2 hours
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PRIVATE Vienna Christmas Tour

PRIVATE Vienna Christmas Tour

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Visit three of Vienna’s most famous Christmas market areas on this walking tour of Austria’s capitol city. Listen to your guide tell you holiday stories about Christmas traditions important to locals as you make your way through the streets. See popular attractions, such St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace, and visit Christmas markets in Town Hall Square, Charles Square, and near Belvedere Palace.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
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Vienna Highlights Bike Tour

Vienna Highlights Bike Tour

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Cycle the streets of Vienna on this 3-hour biking tour of the city. Led by an expert guide, saddle up and see the bright hues of the Hundertwasserhaus and the iconic Ferris wheel at the Prater. You’ll also pass top sites like Hofburg Palace, City Hall and the Opera House, learning about the city’s history from your guide as you go. After three hours of sightseeing and fresh air, your tour will conclude at its original departure point. 
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour: Vienna Inner City Highlights

Private Tour: Vienna Inner City Highlights

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Explore Vienna’s essential sites on a private, 3.5-hour walking tour with a great orientation to the city’s public transport. Enjoy the flexibility to tailor the experience to your interests as you walk or take the underground and/or tramway from your hotel to the Belvedere Palace. Board a tram (be sure to bring the proper fare!) past the Soviet Monument, Karlsplatz, and the magnificent Viennese State Opera. Learn about the city’s most beloved historic figures while visiting historic cafés, neighborhoods, and landmarks; see the iconic spires of St Stephen’s Cathedral as you get an insider’s perspective on life in Austria’s capital city.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Guided Tour of Musical Vienna

Private Guided Tour of Musical Vienna

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Explore sites related to Vienna’s long musical history on this private sightseeing tour. Known for its many composers and other musicians, from Beethoven to Brahms, Vienna is home to landmarks like the Vienna State Opera and Mozarthaus, where Mozart once lived. See these attractions and more with a private guide, who shares commentary about the city’s rich cultural history.
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Explore the cultural heart of Vienna on an audio walking tour

Explore the cultural heart of Vienna on an audio walking tour

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Explore the capital of Austria at your own pace with this self-guided audio tour. Venture across the city and see key landmarks such as the Vienna State Opera House, Albertina Art Museum, Capuchin Church, and more while listening to commentary through your headphones. Pause the tour at any time if you’d like to take a break, have a snack, or simply stop to take photos.
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  • 1 hour
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SEGWAY City Tour Vienna

SEGWAY City Tour Vienna

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See the many landmarks of Vienna with ease on a 3-hour Segway tour. Your easy-to-ride mode of transport allows you to see Musikverein, Karlskirche, and much more without breaking a sweat. The comprehensive route is perfect for visitors who want to orient themselves to the Austrian capital for future exploring. As you cruise along, enjoy live commentary on the city’s history and many attractions.
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  • 3 hours
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Private Tour: One Perfect Day in Vienna

Private Tour: One Perfect Day in Vienna

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Maximize your time in Vienna with a private tour that covers multiple top attractions. Your chauffeur takes you from your hotel to the city center, where you’ll explore top sights on foot. Your private guide will orient you with the city and provide you with food suggestions. Highlights include Heldenplatz, Hofburg Palace, State Opera House, and Karlskirche.
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Vienna Ring Tram Sightseeing

Vienna Ring Tram Sightseeing

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Sightsee like a local by riding Vienna's Ring Tram, which lets you get to know the historical buildings that line the city's Ring Road (Ringstrasse). Listen to a recorded audio guide, available in eight different languages, to get a comprehensive lesson on Vienna's history, culture, and modern-day life. This easy and convenient tour allows you to ride all the way around the Ringstrasse on a single tram.
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  • 24 minutes
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Private Vienna City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit

Private Vienna City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit

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Explore Austria’s beautiful capital city on this private 7-hour Vienna city tour with Schonbrunn Palace visit. Hop in your car and take the Ringstrasse past famous landmarks including the Opera House, Hofburg, Votive Church, Vienna's Rathaus (town hall) and Vienna University. Explore Vienna’s historic heart on foot and gain insight into centuries of heritage. Discover top attractions such as St Stephen’s Cathedral tucked away down winding alleys and ancient streets. Visit the Schönbrunn Palace and wander round the attractive gardens. Upgrade your tour to include lunch in a traditional Viennese restaurant.
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  • 6 hours
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Private Vienna Half-Day Small-Group Tour: City Landmarks and Highlights

Private Vienna Half-Day Small-Group Tour: City Landmarks and Highlights

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Experience the very best of Vienna on a 3-hour, private tour in a comfortable vehicle. See the architectural highlights of the city center, including Ringstrasse, Prater and the soaring spires of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Hear stories about the city’s kings, queens and revolutionaries, with flexibility to stop for photos of Vienna’s classic sights. Get beyond the city center to visit a soaring observation wheel, a baroque castle and the sprawling Schönbrunn palace while enjoying an insider’s perspective on Austria’s rich history and culture.
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  • 3 hours
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Vienna Family: Vienna Card, Schonbrunn Zoo, Prater Ferris Wheel, Madame Tussauds

Vienna Family: Vienna Card, Schonbrunn Zoo, Prater Ferris Wheel, Madame Tussauds

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Enjoy a fun and family-friendly trip to Vienna with this comprehensive sightseeing package. Your combo ticket includes admission to the Schonbrunn Zoo and Madame Tussauds, as well as a ride on the iconic Ferris wheel at the Prater amusement park. You’ll also enjoy discounts to numerous attractions and restaurants with a 72-hour Vienna Card, and unlimited public transportation.
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City tour with historic tram through Vienna

City tour with historic tram through Vienna

Explore Vienna on a city tour in a landmark historic tram. Pass the most beautiful sights as you sit comfortably in a 90-year-old tramway and listen to a tour guide (in English).
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Private Vienna City Walking Tour And Tram Ride With Schonbrunn Palace Visit

Private Vienna City Walking Tour And Tram Ride With Schonbrunn Palace Visit

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Find out what makes the Austrian capital tick on this private Vienna city walking tour. Explore Vienna on foot and by tram with your private guide and discover top attractions including the rococo Schönbrunn Palace, home to the Habsburg dynasty. Take the tram along the Ringstrasse and admire Vienna State Opera, the National Theatre, City Hall and the Vienna Stock Exchange. Stop off half-way through for panoramic views over the mighty Danube River. Take in famous sites such as Sacher Café, the Albertina Museum, Capuchin Church and the bustling Kärtnerstraße.
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  • 6 hours
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$550.53
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Classic Private City Tour Vienna

Classic Private City Tour Vienna

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Experience the art, architecture, and atmosphere of Vienna stress-free on a private 4-hour tour by car. The efficient and comfortable excursion is perfect if you’re short on time, tired of crowds, or simply want to give your feet a break. See the Vienna State Opera, Imperial Palace, and more all from the comfort of your window seat. Feel free to pause the tour at anytime to get out for a closer look.
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  • 4 hours
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Vienna City Center Private Tour

Vienna City Center Private Tour

Navigate Vienna with a private guide on this half-day tour of the city. Tailor the tour to your interests, stopping at landmarks that appeal to your party and learning about them through guided commentary. Travel along the imperial boulevard, Ringstrasse, passing the opera house, the palace, and the upscale shopping street. This private tour is perfect for those short on time who want a city overview.
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  • 4 hours
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$265.05
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Private cruise ship special full day in Vienna

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Private cruise ship special full day in Vienna

Take this tour with the award winning supplier for „The Private Tour Company of the Year“ and see the best of beautiful Vienna. You love cruises but you prefer to have your private guide during the day excursion just for your VIP group. We provide transportation for the whole time which is convenient if you can't walk that much and if the weather isn't so good either. We can cover all the major highlights in Vienna, inside visits you are most interested, everything at your pace. With our special car, we can also drive to most streets in the city center since this is not possible with a big bus. Vienna Highlights including the cathedral, the famous Ring Street with all its splendid Palaces. The winter palace Hofburg and the most visited sight Schönbrunn Palace with inside visits. We can also include the Belvedere Palace with the famous Klimt paintings and beside some contemporary archtitecture and art if desired. We can also add Jewish sights and adjust the tour to your personal needs.
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Private 3 hour Vienna Music Tour

Private 3 hour Vienna Music Tour

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More composers have lived in Vienna than in any other city in the world-find out why on our private Vienna music tour! From the Vienna Boys Choir to the famous State Opera to the "Waltz King" Johann Strauss to the Austropop legend Falco, Vienna has it all! Our 3h musical odyssey will begin with a tour at the State Opera house (entrance fee included) where you will get behind-the-scenes access to the most famous opera house in the world. Afterwards, we'll embark on a leisurely musical stroll through the inner city of Vienna. Stops will include (but are not limited to): - Palais Lobkowitz (where Beethoven premiered his Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” and the home of his main patron) - Hofburg Imperial Chapel (where the Vienna Boys Choir perform every Sunday) - The Mozart Memorial - Former dance salon where the Waltz King Johann Strauss made the ladies swoon - Pasqualati House (former residence of Ludwig van Beethoven) - St. Stephen's Cathedral - Mozart's home and many more!
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Vienna Highlights Private Tour for Kids and Families including Mozart House

Vienna Highlights Private Tour for Kids and Families including Mozart House

This is the perfect tour for families visiting Vienna with kids. You won’t have to worry about the children getting bored, or arranging alternative activities for them, as this tour has been specially designed to be kid-friendly. You’ll learn about Vienna’s highlights together, and get your bearings while taking part in fun games and trivia. Highlights include St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Mozart’s House, Heroes’ Square, and much more.
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Vienna at night! Photo tour of the most beautiful buildings in the city

Vienna at night! Photo tour of the most beautiful buildings in the city

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This photo tour leads to the most beautiful buildings in the city. Especially at night, these stand out due to their unique lighting. We will capture this special mood and beauty together with our cameras. Of course there are also short facts and anecdotes about the buildings. The focus of the tour is on photography. The "Vienna at Night Photo Tour" takes you to buildings and squares that play an important role in everyday life for me and many other locals and that appear in particular splendor at night.  
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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