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Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Wi-Fi and Cruise

1. Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus with Wi-Fi and Cruise

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 Habsburgs 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 Musik3. Lower Belvedere/Unteres Belvedere4. Museums Quartier/ Mariahilferstrasse 5. Museums/Hofbug 6. City Hall/Rathaus7. Votive Church/Votivkirche 8. Schwedenplatz/DDSG River Cruise C9. Prater 10. UNO City/DC Tower 11. Danube Island/Donauinsel12. City Park/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. Opera/Albertina2. Museums Quartier/Mariahilfer Straße 3. Museums/Hofburg4. Aqua Terra Zoo/Haus des Meeres 5. Mariahilfer Straße/Ibis Hotel 6. Schönbrunn Palace&Zoo/Schloss Schönbrunn7. Main train station/Hauptbahnhof 8. Upper Belvedere/Oberes Belvedere 9. Lower Belvedere/Unteres Belvedere Guided City Walk (only included in Premium and Deluxe tickets) Departure from Stop 1, Opera. The tour runs daily at 11:30 AM in English and at 1:30 PM in German. 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. Explore the beautiful buildings and gardens of Vienna at your own pace from onboard 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 evening tour starting at 6:30 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 stops listed above.

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Vienna: Bus Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

2. Vienna: Bus Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

Explore the best of Vienna in 1 hour while enjoying a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience. Hop on the Future Bus to be driven through the city's main highlights and make 4 stops to dive into another reality with VR glasses. Begin your tour at the welcome stop at Albertinaplatz, right behind the Opera building. Receive a welcome from your driver and take a seat in the comfortable and well-equipped minibus. Get your earphones and be greeted by a professional audio guide. After a quick briefing, begin your exciting tour. Start by seeing Vienna's magnificent buildings including the State Opera, the Neuburg, Heroes Square and Maria Theresia square. Hop off the minibus for the first out of 4 virtual reality stops. Follow the audio guide's instructions to wear your virtual reality glasses. Meet some of Vienna's greatest individuals including Eugene of Savoy, Archduke Charles and Maria Theresia. After the virtual reality tour, remove the glasses and continue the tour. Pass by the Volksgarten, the Austrian Parliament, and then stop right in front of Vienna's city hall. There, near the Burg theatre, enjoy the second virtual reality stop. Afterward, be driven further towards Schottentor and turn to the next virtual reality stop at the Neo-gothic Votive Church. Learn about the assassination attempt of Emperor Franz Joseph, and his brother Maximilian. Continue the journey as you hear interesting stories through the audio guide. Pass by Volkstheatre, Museumsquartier, the Secession building, Naschmarkt, Karlskirche, and many other interesting sights which you can admire through the large window next to you. Finally, be taken back to the famous Ringstraße. From there, return to the starting point of the tour, right behind the Opera building, for the final virtual reality stop.

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Vienna: The 7 Wonders of Vienna Tour and Spy Game

3. Vienna: The 7 Wonders of Vienna Tour and Spy Game

Discover the city's fascinating history and attractions as you solve clues around Vienna. Explore this beautiful Austrian city by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Receive your access code by e-mail upon booking the tour and use the code in the app. Wander around Vienna for about 1.5 hours to complete your quest. However, there's no time limit, and you are free to explore the city at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure.  Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can also split into teams and compete against each other or purchase an individual ticket.

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Highlights of Vienna: Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

4. Highlights of Vienna: Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

Get your bearings at the famous Anker Clock, the first stop on this guided bike tour. Admire historical buildings on the way to jaw-dropping St. Stephan’s Cathedral. A bit further, thrill to the sight of St. Peter's Catholic Church and the Column of Trinity. Don't fall off! The next stops on this architectural scavenger hunt are the University of Vienna and the stunning Rathaus, chockablock with historial facts. Continue your mobile adventure at the Hofburg Imperial Palace and its amazing complex of highly recognizable structures. Feel like a diva as you rock the Vienna State Opera on this fab 2-hour tour with live commentary. In the 4-hour option, your guide will take you also to Karlsplatz, and labyrinthine Belvedere Palace. Return to drop-off via the canal, where you'll be confronted with the ghost of Johann Strauss - don't worry, it's only a monument. Or steel yourself for the 6-hour option with the perenially popular Schoenbrunn Palace. This magnificent residence is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The park and gardens surrounding the palace make Schönbrunn a unique combination of Baroque style and joyful nature.

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Vienna: Freud, Mozart, and Beethoven Exploration Game

5. Vienna: Freud, Mozart, and Beethoven Exploration Game

Find clues and solve problems to discover Vienna’s history and top sights. Download the app and go on a quest through the enchanting capital of Austria with your friends, partner, or family. Follow each clue will from one stop to the next. When you guess the answers, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Feel confident with the help of exact directions in English, meaning you won't need a map, GPS, or guide.  Access the app with ease with an access code, which you'll receive via email after booking. Your self-guided tour will take about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit, so you can enjoy playing the game at your own pace.  Play as a group and solve the clues together as you walk, or compete against each other, or play on your own.

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Vienna: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

6. Vienna: Private Half-Day Sightseeing Tour with a Local

Make the most of your time in Vienna on this private sightseeing tour and enjoy the freedom to customize the itinerary to suit your interests. The tour begins with pickup from your accommodation in a private vehicle and heads off on your exploration of the city. As you drive through Vienna, listen to your driver’s fascinating commentary about the city’s history, architecture, culture, and local life. Along the way, admire the city’s iconic landmarks including Hofburg Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the Vienna State Opera. Hop out of the car at the sights that interest you most, and go inside to explore at your own pace. Although your driver is not licensed to accompany you inside, they can provide plenty of fascinating facts and interesting stories before you visit. At the end of the tour, enjoy drop-off at your hotel, accompanied by a better understanding of Vienna’s history and landmarks, as well as tips and recommendations to enhance your visit.

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Vienna: Private Guided Beethoven Walking Tour

7. Vienna: Private Guided Beethoven Walking Tour

Visit all the Beethoven-related sites in Vienna, see magnificent buildings, and gain exclusive knowledge from your private guide, who knows the secrets of this city. Meet your guide in the historic Old Town. First, visit the Beethoven Pasqualatihaus, where the composer used to live, and admire the remains of the old city fortifications. Explore the exciting collection, including Beethoven's notes, piano, photos, and paintings. Find out the backstories behind Für Elise and Fidelio. Next, take in some architectural masterpieces like the Rathaus, Hofburg Palace, and Burgtheater on the way to the Theatermuseum, where Beethoven conducted a private Viennese premiere of his 3rd Symphony Eroica. Then, admire the fabulous Vienna State Opera. See Klimt's 34 meter-long and 2 meter-tall Beethoven Frieze at the Secession Building, an homage to the maestro. Finally, visit Beethoven's great bronze statue and reflect on his life. As an option, you can extend your tour to include a classical music concert in the evening. Listen to talented musicians play classics by Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss, or Schubert in one of Vienna's many venues: the Theater an der Wien, Vienna State Opera, or Musikverein Concert Hall.

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What people are saying about Vienna State Opera

It seemed hard to hop on and off as there is too much to see at certain stops and it would be a challenge to match Dutch visits with the bus schedule. However, just staying on the red and blue routes throughout (60 min each) provides an excellent overview of the city as the bus drives through key areas with the general commentary from the audio guide on board. Highly recommend taking the premium package including the additional 2.5 hour walking tour (the guide Charles is fantastic) and evening bus tour (60 min, with live commentary by Charles). Overall, a must if you are visiting Vienna!

This is something amazing, i think every tourist in Vienna must take this virtual tour, because you can see city in other side, you become part of history, higly recomended. The guide and drivel, they are very warm and friendly.

Booked online at a great price. The meeting point to redeem tickets was well described and everything went smoothly. The tours on both routes are also perfect. Everything was fine and there was nothing to criticize. Great

Driver and tour guide were very friendly and made the trip fun. The VR experience really made the history come alive. Would love to more VR spots. Totally recommend if you like to learn while seeing the city.

A cheap but fun way to see the sights of Vienna. Would recommend as long as you don’t mind a bit of walking!