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Introducing Vienna Walking Tour: The Capital of the Habsburgs
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Introducing Vienna Walking Tour: The Capital of the Habsburgs

By Viennatour
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About
This tour is the perfect introduction to Vienna. As it's a small-group tour, you enjoy a more personal experience with the ability to ask your guide questions along the way. Your guide helps you beat the crowds and takes you to the city's highlights, such as Hero Square and Parliament. Learn about history, culture, the best places to eat and drink, and get some local insider secrets, too.
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Ages 14-99, max of 15 per group
Duration: 2h
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Live guide: German, English
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Highlights
  • Small-group Vienna tour ensures a more personalized experience
  • Save time navigating—your guide shows you many highlights in one day
  • See Vienna's top sites, such as the Imperial Palace, and learn about the Habsburgs
  • Great for first-time visitors to get their bearings of the city

  • Professional Certified Tourist Guide
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks

Your Vienna tour begins by meeting at a prearranged central location. Being in a small group means having better access to your guide, if you have any questions. The day gives you insights into Vienna's fascinating history and the royal Habsburg dynasty. Visit the Imperial Palace, Imperial Apartments, Outer Gate, and Hero Square. If you're a museum fan, you'll enjoy seeing MuseumsQuartier, the Art History Museum, the Natural History Museum, and Albertina Museum. Vienna has many beautiful squares and you'll take in St. Michael's Square, St. Stephen's Square, and Josef's Square. Afterwar, learn about Vienna during World War II and see Parliament, City Hall, Imperial Treasury, and the National Library. See more than 20 attractions, including the State Opera House, New Market, Spanish Riding School, and the Imperial Crypt. Hear about famous Vienna residents, architecture, history, and legends, such as the one about Sissi’s diamonds.

Start:
  • Michaelerplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria
    On Michaelerplatz # 3, in front of the Bank - Raiffeisen Only 3 min. from the U3 underground station “Herrengasse” Coordinates 48°12'29.86"N, 16°22'0.19"E
End:
  • 1010 Vienna, Austria
    “Drei - 3” telecom branch - 1010 Vienna, St. Stephan’s square 8A/Jasomiergottstraße Subway line U1/U4 Station "Stephansplatz " - Exit " Stephansplatz" Coordinates 48°12'32.42"N 16°22'20.52"E

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19167P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for younger children
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

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

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 19167P1

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  • Michaelerplatz 3, 1010 Wien, Austria
    On Michaelerplatz # 3, in front of the Bank - Raiffeisen Only 3 min. from the U3 underground station “Herrengasse” Coordinates 48°12'29.86"N, 16°22'0.19"E
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  • 1010 Vienna, Austria
    “Drei - 3” telecom branch - 1010 Vienna, St. Stephan’s square 8A/Jasomiergottstraße Subway line U1/U4 Station "Stephansplatz " - Exit " Stephansplatz" Coordinates 48°12'32.42"N 16°22'20.52"E
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  • Viennatour
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    Vienna, Austria
    Joined in August 2011
  • suzana666
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing.
    Our guide was so knowledgeable, pleasant.It was raining very hard still he took his time and explained everything, we had a great time. Thank you
    Written October 28, 2023
  • Destination528485
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vienna secrets walking tour
    Fredianio took myself & my cousin all around ‘back street Vienna’. He had a lot of knowledge of architectural styles and era’s. We got on famously as we had a shared interest. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience
    Written September 23, 2023
  • Bernmck
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent tour
    Would highly recommend this walking tour. Herbert was an excellent guide and very knowledgeable on the history of Vienna. Very enjoyable experience.
    Written July 6, 2019
  • Kelly F
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Private Tour
    We truly enjoyed our 2-1/2 hour walking tour today with Herbert and his dry sense of humor. We had already been in Vienna for 3 days and he showed us spots we had walked by many times and missed! I really liked the historical photos and maps he showed us on his tablet.
    Written May 23, 2019
  • alexandertP4803OV
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Guide for this Walking
    The Guide was familiar withh so many details and his historical and local knowldege was excellent. We enjoyed very much
    Written March 31, 2019
  • scepticalscholar
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top-Notch!
    Herbert Stojaspal does not just ‘possess’ the characteristics of the ideal tour guide—he embodies them. His command of history, chosen route, ability to read the crowd and alter his often-humorous delivery accordingly set him apart. Don’t settle for tramping around and continuously jockeying for a position amongst the masses on a free tour—pay up and invest in your learning!
    Written December 23, 2018
  • Karin M
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vienna Weekend
    Mr Herbert STOJASPAL was a very good guide throw a part of Vienna. The political part. Thank u to Austria guides.
    Written October 17, 2018
  • John E
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Walking Tour of Vienna with Herbert
    Four of us travelling together had the pleasure of participating in the walking Hapsburg tour with Herbert as our guide on Sunday 26 August. We met in Michaelerplatz at the bank which we found after noticing the impressive multi story building newer than its adjoining buildings. (Yes Herbert we now know it had “Bank” written on the front at least 3 times!) Herbert’s knowledgeable and engaging tour was a highlight of our week in Vienna. Herbert knows his stuff about Vienna and it’s remarkable history. We recommend that you go with Herbert.
    Written August 29, 2018
  • 33Laura
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So many things we had missed!
    We met our guide Herbert in St. Stephen’s Square and from the first few moments we began to learn about the history of Vienna. He had many images that were really helpful in imagining how old Vienna looked. I won’t tell you about what we saw as that will ruin the tour. We did learn about several things that we had walked by several times and had no idea of the significance. We learned about history, traditional foods, Mozart and WWII. We had lots of questions and all were answered along the way. We also stopped for a minute to say hi to the President of Austria as he passed by. I would certainly recommend this tour to anyone interested in the less touristy spots in central Vienna.
    Written May 28, 2018
  • holhuynh
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do 2 hour Vienna Tour with Herbert
    My fiancé and I had an amazing experience and we were so glad we got the opportunity to learn about the history of Vienna. History can be as exciting and amusing as the historian can tell it. Herbert, clearly knew his history and helped tell the story in the dramatic way it that it really was with a spin of his dry humor. We were in Vienna for only only two nights, but highly recommend spending these two hours to learn about the rich history behind today’s Vienna with Herbert. It was very eye-opening! Simon and Holly
    Written May 3, 2018
  • Ana V
    0 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Vienna tour
    Knowledgeable and funny guide. You will laugh while learning more about Vienna's history and get good tips about restaurants as well.
    Written April 28, 2018
  • DJKTraveler
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Super
    Our guide Herbert was excellent. He knows Vienna so well, and was able to explain so much to us. Also, the images and film segments on his tablet were an extra special aspect of this very thoughtful, interesting and inciteful tour.
    Written December 30, 2017
  • Rony V
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking tour
    Today IVA guided us during 2 hours, in icecold whether through Vienna. Iva is no doubt thé most enthousiastic guide that I have encountered, she has a knowledge of Vienna...and brings this in a way which nobody will ever forget. Strongly recommended !!!
    Written December 9, 2017
  • KSL13
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing and professional
    Herbert was so professional in giving me a personal tour since I was the only person to sign up in this low season. Very much appreciated. It’s been many years since I’ve been to Vienna so I didn’t want to do a typical tour. We didn’t even walk a mile from St Stephens church but I learned so much and there were wonderful behind the scenes and quiet moments where we didn’t even see any tourists! and I won’t give any secrets away but I want to stay in the secret hotel next time I’m in Vienna.
    Written November 17, 2017
  • Vicki t
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Walking tour
    We had our tour with Wolfgang, an informative and knowledgeable man, with amazing English. Wolfgang was an absolute gentleman and made our tour extremely interesting and fun. He gave us a great amount of history and gave great advice in where to eat and visit. I couldn’t recommend this tour enough, and would suggest it as a great starting point to a trip in this beautiful city.
    Written October 22, 2017
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Juan V
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
DO NOT GO ON THIS WALKING TOUR. The guide (I think his name is Herbert) started the tour with a racist xenophobic comment against me and my family in front of my 3 year old daughter. When I asked to cancel the tour and said that I wanted my money back he said he would not give back the money. Absolute and complete disaster.
Written July 16, 2023
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WE APOLOGIZE WHOLEHEARTEDLY, 100%. Viennatour regrets and apologizes for an inappropriate statement made by your guide, Herbert, who has since been reprimanded and counseled about his style of humor and his moment of cross-cultural insensitivity. We respectfully empathize that you were offended and pledge to limit this to a one-time occurrence. As for a refund, yes, of course. Your guide said he promised this to you and we confirm that you can request and process a full refund at your convenience. Viennatour thanks you for your patronage and hopes to have an opportunity to restore your trust and confidence in our company. We want all Viennatour customers to have a 100% satisfactory experience on all of our tours with all of our tour guides. We would be pleased to see you again.
Written July 19, 2023
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Amrita G
1 contribution
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Herbert was a great tour guide. Since the tour was brief, it was a good introduction into what we might like to see in more depth. I really recommend this tour if you've looked up what to do in Vienna and were also overwhelmed with the long list!
Written June 25, 2023
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your review! I would appreciate how I can improve to get a 5* rating. Kind regards Herbert
Written June 26, 2023
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Camilla H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
This tour is so great value. We learned a lot about Vienna during the two hour walk with Herbert, who is a great storyteller and guide. We also got many useful tips on nice restaurants, places to visit and things to do in the city. Thanks to the tour, we got so much more out of the rest of our stay!

Written July 23, 2023
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Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for your great review on TripAdvisor! I appreciate your comments and it’s a great help for my business and enjoyed our tour as well. Sincerely Herbert
Written July 29, 2023
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Peasantfood
Adelaide, Australia1,025 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
We joined Herbert and four guests today on our morning walk through the streets and alleys of Vienna. It was very informative, nicely paced and he even organised a smattering of snow for us. Rug up and you’ll enjoy a couple of hours of Herbert’s company.
Written January 15, 2020
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Dear Guest, Thanks a lot for your great review on TripAdvisor! I appreciate your comments and it’s a great help for my business and enjoyed our tour as well. And I hope to see you again in Vienna. Sincerely Herbert
Written February 7, 2020
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Nydia
Miami, FL7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Solo
Perfect for travelers who want to explore Vienna on foot and learn its history from a local. Herbert, our guide, tells you about the significance and history of landmarks, sculptures, things to see, and info you can’t always find unless you talk to a local. Small group makes the experience so much more enjoyable!
Written August 9, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your great review on TripAdvisor! I hope to see you again in Vienna. KInd regards Herbert
Written August 10, 2022
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Mary G
3 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Couples
Our guide was very knowledgeable and packed a lot into 2 hours. We were a small group which was good. I would have liked a bit more time to take photos and we were also unable to get through to our guide by phone as we were running late. Fortunately we arrived in time but we had a few anxious minutes.
Written May 14, 2022
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Thank you for your review. I beg your pardon that you haven’t got enough time for pictures, you should tell me. Why you could reach me by cell phone I don’t know because it operates regular. Best regards Herbert
Written May 15, 2022
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Konny Overgaard C
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 • Couples
We went with Orsolya Illes, and she did a very good job. She introduced us to Vienna, told some good stories, and she took care of everybody in the group. The day after we revisited the most interesting sights.
Konny and Peter Christiansen, Vejle Denmark
Written July 5, 2021
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Thank you very much for your review! It's a great help to increase the recognition of my small company.
Written August 4, 2021
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Elizabeth S
Atlanta, GA5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Herbert was our amazing guide for this tour. His knowledge of Vienna was extensive beyond our belief. His tour was the highlight of our visit.
Thank you! Thank you for an amazing morning tour throughout Vienna city.
Written June 9, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your great review! Such good feedback is invaluable for me and a great help for my business. Kind regards Herbert
Written June 10, 2022
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Jeff
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Herbert did a great job of highlighting all the key historical sites in Vienna. I loved how he uses a tablet to help us visualize the changes to Vienna throughout the years. He is very knowledgeable and you’ll get to see details about Vienna that only a local would know. Highly recommend this tour!
Written August 26, 2019
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Dear Guest, Thanks for your great review on TripAdvisor! And I hope to see you again in Vienna. Best regards Herbert
Written September 9, 2019
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Orange4blue
Lancaster, PA94 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Herbert, our guide took us on a very interesting and informative walk around Vienna. He included all the history of the city, Hofburgs, Roman city walls and pointed out places to not miss. Tour ended at St Stephen’s Cathedral and Herbert made excellent recommendations for restaurants and places not to miss. Would definitely recommend as it orients you to the city and the culture
Written September 12, 2018
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