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Opera of Vienna Guided Tour

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Get there early to join the queue for tour tickets, but unexceptional as opera houses go

We have been able to visit a number of opera houses now, and this one is pretty much standard with a horseshoe-shaped, multi-tiered plush auditorium. However, the recent history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Prescott, Arizona
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

We took an English language tour with probably 40 individuals. The tour was extremely interesting and the building beautiful; however, the tour group was too large to really hear and interact with the guide. But it is clearly a "must do" in Vienna.

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North Worcestershire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We have been able to visit a number of opera houses now, and this one is pretty much standard with a horseshoe-shaped, multi-tiered plush auditorium. However, the recent history of the opera house, following its pummelling by the Allies in WW2 and rebuilding and reopening in 1955 is interesting. Also to note the famous composers and conductors with links to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I have no idea if the tour is any good as it proved impossible to get in! I would have been willing to book in advance but this cannot be done (maybe it is possible if you are part of a tour group as they seemed to skip the line). You have to queue on the day, and entry starts... More 

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Lindsay, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The Opera in Vienna is a significant historical landmark and cultural institution, so it is great to be able to take a tour of the magnificent edifice for €6. We even bought two €15 tickets to see Wagner's Parsifal that evening, but when we returned I was turned away for inadequate elegance. Had we known when we left our river... More 

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manchester
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

i love theatres and this must be one of the grandest in the world. you should definitely make time to have a look around this place. well worth the €7.50 fee.

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Great Falls, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We had tickets for the highlight of our trip, La Traviata, at the Opera House. So glad we got the tour ahead of the show. Allow about an hour total, I'd say. The tour on this day included backstage viewing, which is really eye opening in regards to the work and logistics which takes place behind the scenes, which is... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The guide tour is quite cheap ($ 7.50) and it is worth the money. For about 45 minutes, we are guided through the building, among beautiful and inspiring rooms. A note: there is no place to put purses, coaches or anything. Don' go with hands full of stuff. Photographs are allowed inside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

we did the guided tour of the opera house in Vienna. It was well run with groups put into there preferred language. Learnt a lot in terms of the opera house and what it takes to run. Got to walk on part of the stage and being February we got to watch the debutants practice for the ball. Well worth... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Superb! First thing you say to yourself as you walk through the door is "wow". Just how magnificent can the public areas leading to the actual performance theater (which I didn't think was as spectacular as other parts of the theater), actually be? Incredible. Richly designed and sporting the busts of composers of legend. What a walk through history. The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The long line outside almost put us off, but my grown kids said to try and I am glad we did. Kind of a circus going in, huge crowd, but they broke the crowd into many groups, also by language, Tour guide was superb and we got to go backstage to see them setting up for that night's opera. Both... More 

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Staying in Inner City

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Inner City
In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.