Explore Hidden Vienna With These Memorable Experiences

One of the best ways to enjoy Vienna is by taking a cruise along the Danube
One of the best ways to enjoy Vienna is by taking a cruise along the Danube | © Charles Bowman / Alamy Stock Photo
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The Austrian capital attracts millions of visitors each year, but that doesn’t mean you need to follow the beaten path. These handpicked tours and experiences will take you away from the crowds and show you the city in a whole new light.

Cruise the Danube River, passing vineyards and forests along the way; explore the Schönbrunner Gardens on a mini train tour; or enjoy a classical concert at the Kursalon and a traditional Austrian dinner. Here you’ll find some of the finest tours and activities Vienna has to offer – all carefully curated to show off the city and its surroundings with a unique twist.


Take one of DDSG Blue Danube’s ships on a round trip through the beautiful Wachau. The cruise leaves Krems and arrives about 5 hours later back at the starting point. On board you can enjoy wonderful views and regional dishes in the restaurant.


Experience the best of Vienna, including the Schönbrunn Palace, on this 3.5-hour city highlights coach tour. Drive along the famous Ringstrasse boulevard to admire buildings such as the Vienna State Opera, City Hall and Hofburg Palace, once home of Marie Antoinette. Then, see the extravagant staterooms of the Schönbrunn, the summer residence of the Habsburg monarchs, and get free time to stroll around its gardens or relax at the cafe.


Explore beautiful sites surrounding the southern part of the Vienna Woods on a half-day guided coach tour. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the Mayerling hunting lodge, the beautiful monastry of Heiligenkreuz and a guided walking tour through Baden.


This bus tour takes you from Vienna to Salzburg, where you will visit the most popular sights of the city and some of the original filming locations of the film ‘The Sound of Music’. On the tour there will be a picture stop at Salzkammergut and a guided walking tour through the old town of Salzburg, passing Mozart’s birthplace, Mirabell Palace, Salzburg Cathedral and the Festival Hall.

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