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Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour

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Vienna, Austria

From $246.73

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
Good for avoiding crowds

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Explore the vibrant city of Vienna on a private tour. Led by an expert guide, travel along the famous Ringstrasse to see the Vienna Rathaus and other top attractions while learning the rich history behind the Austrian capital from your private guide. Pass the multi-hued Hundertwasserhaus and the opulent grounds of the Schönbrunn Palace. Choose from three tour lengths with the full-day tour exploring the wine town of Grinzig and to Belvedere Palace.
  • Private Vienna sightseeing tour with an expert local guide
  • Choose from three different itineraries with a duration that suits you best
  • Learn about Vienna’s Imperial history on a tour of the Ringstrasse
  • See the lavish former home of the Habsburgs—Schönbrunn Palace
  • Explore Vienna’s historical center on a walking tour and visit attractions like St Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Visit Belvedere Palace and the village of Grinzig (full-day tour only)
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Hotel pickup and drop-off (for the 3-hour tour only)
Transport by Mercedes minivan
Private guide
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel drop off for the 5-hour and 7-hour tour

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
This private tour includes hotel pick up from your hotel in Vienna. You will meet your private guide and driver in your hotel lobby. Please provide your hotel details. Please note that only the 3 hours Vienna City Highlights Tour includes hotel drop off as well.

Your private tour will begin with pickup from your hotel in central Vienna. Travel by luxury minivan around the city, spotting top attractions and soaking up commentary from your guide. See the Itinerary section for details on each of the three tour options, all of which can be specially tailored to your interests. The shorter tour will conclude back at your Vienna hotel while the other tours conclude at the city center.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Ringstrasse
Get to know the glory of Imperial Vienna – once the center of the powerful Habsburg Empire – on a route around the city’s famous Ringstrasse. Home to palatial monuments a plenty, the ring road boasts grandiose buildings like Vienna Rathaus, the city’s beautiful town hall.
Pass By:  
Rathaus
Vienna City Hall is Vienna's most important non-religious building in the Neo-Gothic style located along the Ring road (Ringstrasse).
Pass By:  
Hundertwasserhaus
Travel through Vienna’s chic Vorstadt Lanstrasse neighborhood, seeing quirky sights like Hundertwasserhaus – a funky apartment building designed by the radical Viennese designer Friedensreich Hundertwasser.
Stop At:  
Belvedere Museum
The Belvedere is not only a magnificent Baroque palace but also houses some of Austria's most valuable art collections.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Schonbrunn Palace
Discover the Schönbrunn Palace, one of Europe's most beautiful Baroque complexes which has been in the possession of the Habsburg family since 1569.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
St. Stephen's Cathedral
In the historic city center, you will get to admire the St. Stephen's Cathedral. As one of the most important Gothic structures in Austria, it is truly the symbol of Vienna.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Peterskirche
In the city center, you will also discover St Peter’s Church, Vienna’s Baroque masterpiece.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Rupert's Church (Ruprechtskirche)
As the oldest Romanesque church of Vienna, St Rupert´s church is one of the hidden treasures of the city.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
The Hofburg
Your private guide will lead you through the heart of the city center to see attractions like Hofburg Imperial Palace, where the Habsburgs ruled for centuries.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Vienna Woods
Drive through the expansive green trees of the Vienna wood, one of the Vienneses´ favorite place for outdoor activities.
Pass By:  
Kahlenberg
Stroll around, learning about the country’s wine production, and then hop back into your minivan for a drive to Kahlenberg – the city’s highest hill – to admire picture-perfect vistas of beautiful Vienna.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • The tour can be tailored to your wishes. Please list any special interests in the 'special requirements' field on booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Vienna Explorer

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour?
A:
The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour?
A:
The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour?
A:
The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Vienna City Highlights Tour.

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  • "I highly recommend this tour for a mix of walking and sitting and seeing quite a bit of Vienna in a short amount of time." See review
  • "I imagine all the Viator guides are skilled, but if you can request Franz, you're sure to have a day to remember." See review

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Amazing tour. Highly recommended
Peter
, Mar 2020
Our tour guide Hernando was amazing for the full five hours of the tour, keeping us informed and entertained, as well as adapting the tour to our interests. The first part of the tour involved driving around the beautiful city of Vienna, stopping at multiple locations and giving us a really good flavour of what Vienna has to offer. The second part was a walking tour through the beautiful central part of the city, seeing up close the wonderful architecture and rich history. Highly recommended to anyone visiting Vienna.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2020
Hello Peter, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are truly glad that you enjoyed your private tour through beautiful Vienna with your guide Hernando. All the best, Vienna Explorer
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Highly recommend
Nicole B
, Dec 2019
Our tour guide Hernando was great! We were a family of 7 ranging from ages 13-70 and he kept all of us engaged. We toured the Schönbrunn Palace, had a driving tour of other sites in Vienna, had lunch in a local restaurant and a 2 hour walking tour. It was a rainy day so our itinerary was adjusted for weather and we did not visit Grinzig. Our tour ended at a local Christmas market. Hernando was friendly, knowledgeable and a wonderful guide and the car and driver were also nice. I highly recommend this tour for a mix of walking and sitting and seeing quite a bit of Vienna in a short amount of time.
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Wonderful tour
Susan K
, Aug 2018
Allen was the overall best guide for our tour through Vienna. He was very knowledgeable, very personable, intelligent and actually was excited about sharing with us his knowledge of Vienna. We loved it!
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Highly recommend the 7-hour personal...
James M
, Apr 2018
Highly recommend the 7-hour personal tour. We had a wonderful experience and so much history was hard to absorb it all, but thankfully our tour guide was well versed and very patient with us. Thank you, Fritz, for making our vacation a wonderful and memorable experience!
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Ms. Cornellia Tour Guide and Mr...
Darshan
, Apr 2018
Ms. Cornellia Tour Guide and Mr. Aamir Our Driver were true professional. We had true 7 hours personal 1:1 Attention. As we sat in the coach car for our tour, Ms. Cornellia ask our wishes and things we are keen to see or do. She gave options, and made suggestions. We spent our time very judicously and we could achieve a lot. We saw all the 3 places, Opera from inside with personal tour by Ms. Cornellia our wish, down town, stephan platz church, National library must See from inside. I would definately do it again and recommend.Best Value For Money!!!
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Franz was excellent. Very...
Michael R
, Feb 2018
Franz was excellent. Very knowledgeable, and efficient getting around and covering alot of territory! I took many photos from this amazing day
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The most informative and fun day we...
Kyle S
, Jan 2018
The most informative and fun day we have ever experienced with a private tour guide.Mr Mueller was wonderful in every way. If PBS ever takes his tour, Rick Steves will have serious competition. The driver was excellent also. A fabulous day in a magical city. Thank you
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This was the most amazing day! Our...
Heather W
, Nov 2017
This was the most amazing day! Our tour guide, Franz, was not only incredibly knowledgeable about Vienna - both past and present - but it was truly wonderful to spend the day with him. It is not always easy to spend all day with a total stranger and feel comfortable, but the day with Franz was exceptional. We went to Belvedere Palace and walked around the grounds, talking about the Vienna skyline and how it has changed, or not, over time. We drove out to Schoenbrunn Palace and did a tour of part of the inside and walked around all of the outside grounds which are huge, with big fountains and little quiet nooks. We had a lovely lunch at a beer garden, then came back to central Vienna and strolled around downtown. Franz took us places that we never would have found on our own, and pointed out interesting aspects of art and architecture. He was perfectly happy to let us customize the tour to our tastes, but since we were Vienna novices, we let him steer us to the places he thought we'd find interesting, and he was spot on. Although we only spent the one day with him, he was with us for the rest of our stay. We'd say remember what Franz said about this or that? It was an exceptional way not only for us to get our bearings, but also to feel like we had seen and learned so much in just one day. I imagine all the Viator guides are skilled, but if you can request Franz, you're sure to have a day to remember. If I could rate this tour with more than 5 stars, I would give it 10!
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Cornelia was our guide. She was...
Stephanie J
, Nov 2017
Cornelia was our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable and very interesting! Her love for Vienna, her job, it’s history was apparent and genuine. She provided us with additional information to help us enjoy our stay. Our driver drive carefully and was pleasant and courteous. The tour was so fun.
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Exceeded my expectations. Very...
Gay C
, Nov 2017
Exceeded my expectations. Very knowledgeable guide. Lots of walking. Can be tailored to your specifications. Get your list ready of sights ready and ask questions....he has the answers. Highly recommend this tour!
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