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SHADES TOURS Vienna

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About SHADES TOURS Vienna
SHADES TOURS organizes moving tours and activities in Vienna on socially polarizing topics. The outstanding detail about it: they are guided by the affected persons themselves and thus look behind the scenes of the city. The topics are poverty & homelessness, refuge & integration such as drugs & addiction. These are not sightseeing tours - these are tours about life. We love to educate you! If you are interested in alternative tours, then you will definitely enjoy this experience.
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Not your typical Vienna trip, this educational walking tour is designed to shed light on Vienna's homeless population. With a guide who was homeless and is now working on reintegrating into society, visit parts of the city important to the lives of this demographic and the country's social system. Listen to your guide's commentary, a mix of personal stories and historical and cultural facts illustrating the complexity of homelessness in Vienna.
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walking tour about refuge and integration - guided in english

Was does it mean to flee from your home country? What are the reasons? What are the Austrian policies on asylum and integration?
How do you start a new life in a foreign country when you had to give up your previous one?

Refugees and integration are a polarized issue in our society. We believe that it is important to explain these controversial and complex issues in order to enhance understanding and empathy. And who could better explain than people who took the decision to flee their country?
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We learnt a lot from this tour, and our guide Tarek is great. He had materials that were well-prepared to share, and answered all our questions openly and patiently. Overall we had an eye-opening introduction to the story of refugees and the difficulties, challenges they...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I just want to express my appreciation for the excellent tour I took on Saturday, 7 September with Renate. She was truly outstanding. She gave us so much interesting information to help us better understand the lives of homeless persons. She spoke with passion, but...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Jean H
Perrine S, Geschäftsführer at SHADES TOURS Vienna, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jean H, this is such a beautiful feedback to the tour... We have goose bumps reading it and feel honored that you took so much time to provide us with your heartwealming words. May you keep this feeling for Renate and our tours for...More

Reviewed August 14, 2019

If you are questioning whether to take the tour - do not hesitate. We took the tour with our two daughters (15 and 20) and can't rave about it more. Robert told his incredible story, explained the European system and helped us to gain a...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Perrine S, Geschäftsführer at SHADES TOURS Vienna, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Justine F, thank you so much for your beautiful words and your strong recommendation :-) We are so happy that you came with your daughters and they chose to "eliminate" prejudices in their young age already. We will forward your words to Robert and...More

Reviewed August 3, 2019

Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to learn more about the current system in Austria and Vienna. I am new in Austria and hearing the real stories and the view of our guide was priceless. Everyone should attend this tour. Keep up...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Perrine S, Geschäftsführer at SHADES TOURS Vienna, responded to this reviewResponded August 13, 2019

Dear Petra B, big thank you for joining our tour :-) We are super happy that you enjoyed the tour so much and recommend anyone to do one. We hope you will have a great time in Vienna. Best, your SHADES TOURS Team

Reviewed June 16, 2019 via mobile

Very interesting story, historical but individual as well. In nice form and structure. Thank you so much, Tarik! Recommend to all.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Perrine S, Geschäftsführer at SHADES TOURS Vienna, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2019

Dear 52larisah, WOW that means a lot to us, thank you so much. We will forward your beautiful feedback to Tarek. All the best your SHADES TOURS Team

Reviewed June 13, 2019

Such a great perspective and insight into the Austrian welfare system along with a touch of a personal story! Will never view the homeless population the same way again - MUST DO!!More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Perrine S, Geschäftsführer at SHADES TOURS Vienna, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2019

Dear priyagopal, thank you soooo much - we are more than happy to read that you had an amazing tour with Nina. We also think that our tours a MUST DO to get a better feeling or understanding for homeless people. We hope you enjoyed...More

Reviewed June 13, 2019

This tour was guided by authentic personalities that explained their own experiences and point of views of poverty and homelessness. They talked about many aspects of why and how people of Vienna endure and how they can over come unfortunate circumstances. It might not be...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 13, 2019

I found the tour very interesting and informative. As an American I was able to see a totally different perspective on homelessness. Nina, in an excellent first ever English tour, was very good at describing the who, what, and how of Viennese homelessness. She was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Perrine S, Geschäftsführer at SHADES TOURS Vienna, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2019

Dear Sean W, we are glad to read that the tour was very interesting and informative. Yes Nina is a very strong and clever woman, We are so happy that she found her way to SHADES TOURS. We say thank you for sharing your time...More

Reviewed May 11, 2019

I attended refugee tour and homeless tour in March. It's very interesitng experience for adult and children. Regarding refugee tour, You can follow in the footsteps of Syrian refugee since he came from Syria to Vienna. He explained his trip and what he think so...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

We ( my wife our 12-year-old old son and me) did the tour in April 2019. How it happens to become homeless. What are the reasons the implications and how to get out of the circle again. These topics were highlighted by our guide in...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Perrine S, Geschäftsführer at SHADES TOURS Vienna, responded to this reviewResponded May 6, 2019

Dear Bernd O, we are glad to read that the tour was honest, fascinating and humbling. We say thank you for sharing your time with us and for speaking out your recommendation for our tours, thats helps us a lot. All the best your SHADES...More

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Jamal I
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Response from Perrine S | Property representative |
Hello Jamal :-) the private tours on the topic of homelessness are two hours and cost €15,- per person. However, we would need at least 8 persons (or €120,-). Normally our guides do the tours straight but if you would like... More
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