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Vienna: Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Bus & Free WiFi

Product ID: 42556
Discover the imperial sites of Vienna with a 1, 2, or 3-day ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus. Jump off at any of the stops along the route to explore monuments, such as the Museums-Hofburg, House of Music, or the Schönbrunn Palace.
About this activity
Duration: 24 - 72 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Audio guide/headphones
Spanish, Turkish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hebrew, Hindi, Italian, Arabic, Korean, Portuguese, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Tour the historic city center on board a panoramic bus
  • Discover the Baroque buildings of imperial Vienna
  • Admire the ornate opera house of the Vienna State Opera
  • Stroll along the statues of famous musicians in the Stadtpark
  • Go to the House of Music to see some of the oldest musical instruments
  • Walk along the Donaukanal in the Innere Stadt
Full description
Explore the beautiful buildings and gardens of Vienna at your own pace from on board the city’s open-top double-decker hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus, and learn how the Austrian capital developed from its early Celtic and Roman settlements to become the largest city in Austria.

Regarded as a 'City of Music' for its extraordinary musical legacy, Vienna is also known as the 'City of Dreams' due to its association with the psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud, and you can follow his story in the Sigmund Freud Museum. Stops along the way include the Haus der Musik, which presents the history of music through interactive exhibitions.

Choose from multiple options including a deluxe tour that includes a 1-hour guided night tour starting at 6 PM designed to give you a different view of the most iconic sights in Vienna.

The onboard recorded commentary is available in 13 languages, providing valuable information to help you plan your day. Soak up the sights of the impressive buildings, then jump off at any of the following stops to explore more:

Red Route: 
On this route, you will learn more about the history of the famous Ring Street and the Hofburg Palace getting to know the life of the Habsburg’s in Vienna. You will also have the possibility to explore the Prater with its Giant Ferris Wheel as well as the Danube Island.
1. Opera/Oper 
2. House of Music/Haus der Musik 
3. Museums Quartier/ Mariahilferstrasse 
4. Museums / Hofburg
5. Rathaus / City Hall 
6. Votivkirche 
7. Augarten 
8. Prater 
9. Pier 3 
10. Blue Danube/Pier 8- DDSG River Cruise 
11. Danube Tower/Donauturm 
12. Old Danube/Alte Donau 
13. UNO CITY / DC Tower 
14. Danube Island/Donauinsel 
15. Schwedenplatz/Danube Canal (River Cruise) 
16. Stadtpark

Schönbrunn Blue Route 
This route guides you from the city center out to the Schönbrunn Palace and the Belvedere. You will learn more about Vienna’s imperial heritage and the life of Sisi.
1. Museums/Hofburg 
2. Aqua Terra Zoo / Haus des Meeres 
3. Mariahilferstrasse / Ibis Hotel 
4. Schönbrunn Palace / Schloss Schönbrunn 
5 Hauptbahnhof/ Main Train Station 
6. Upper Belvedere
7. Lower Belvedere 
8. House of Music / Haus der Musik 
9. Museums Quartier /Mariahilfer Strasse

Guided City Walk
- only included in Premium and Deluxe tickets
Departure from Stop 1 " Opera"
11:30 AM - Language: English
Discover the life of the Habsburgs by visiting Hofburg, the Spanish Riding School, Heldenplatz, and the Capuchin’s Crypt – the main place of entombment for members of the House of Habsburgs. The tour also covers the music in the city, from Mozart to Haydn and Beethoven, plus the many composers Vienna is famous for. The tour starts from stop 1: Opera and lasts approximately 90 minutes and ends at St. Stephens Cathedral, the most important Gothic church in Austria.
  • Vienna 1-, 2-, or 3-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket
  • Guided walking tour (Premium or Deluxe option only)
  • Hundertwasser tour (Premium or Deluxe option only)
  • Live guided night tour (Deluxe option only))
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drink
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point
Important information
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Red Route: First bus: 9:30 AM, last bus: 6 PM in summer, 4:30 PM in winter. Frequency every 15-20 minutes in summer and 20-30 minutes in winter. Duration of about 1 hour and 45 minutes
• Schönbrunn Blue Route: First bus 9:30 AM, last bus: 6 PM in summer, 4:30 PM in winter. Frequency every 20-30 minutes in summer and 30-45 minutes in winter. Duration of about 1 hour and 25 minutes
• You can join the bus tour at any of the hop-on hop-off points
• Recorded commentary is available in 13 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Korean, Turkish, Hindi, Hebrew and Russian
• Please note that delays are possible due to heavy traffic
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From US$ 33.31 US$ 29.98 per person

Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 840 reviews

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We booked the deluxe package which included all routes, the night tour and the cruise. The buses were spotless and a great panoramic view at all seats upstairs. Ali greeted is and assisted us in exchanging our voucher with ease. He suggested upgrading to include tickets for the Palace and also for our next city Budapest which came with discounts. Great idea. The recorded commentary was excellent and on time at each sight. The night tour was brilliant. Our guide Franz was so knowledgeable and bursting with stories. Very friendly. Our only criticism is that the cruise had very little commentary so we did not know what we were passing on the banks of the river.

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February 7, 2020

The Big bus tour is good but at times the bus does wait too long at stops. Also Vienna has a lot of tourist all year round so at times you need to spend considerable time at the stops to board an empty bus, especially near the Opera. Also make sure you time the bus well when going to palaces outside immediate city limits.

January 4, 2020

I was traveling with my mum and aunt. Hence, to avoid a lot of walking, this BigBus Tour was the most suitable for them. They enjoyed staying in the bus while having a nice sightseeing all around the city! It was an absolute great option to travel with the elderly.

November 7, 2019

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Product ID: 42556