Explore Hidden Vienna With These Memorable Experiences
One of the best ways to enjoy Vienna is by taking a cruise along the Danube | © Charles Bowman / Alamy Stock Photo
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.
ToursGrand Wachau Cruise Krems - Melk - Krems
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.
ToursVienna Schönbrunner Gardens Mini-Train Tour
Discover Vienna’s glorious Schönbrunn Palace Gardens, set in the grounds of the Schönbrunn Palace, with this 1-day hop-on, hop-off train tour. Enter the gardens and ride a mini-train around the lawns and attractions without any tiring legwork. Hop on and off at nine stops to see highlights such as the Gloriette viewpoint, Obelisk Fountain and Schönbrunn Zoo. Alternatively, stay on board for the full 50-minute circuit around the gardens’ treasures. Entrance fees to the Schönbrunn Palace and other garden attractions such as the Gloriette and the zoo are not included.
ToursSkip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour
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.
ToursHotrod Vienna Daylight Tour
Do you have a need for speed? Then take the wheel of a stylish hot rod and explore Vienna on four wheels on this 2-hour driving tour. Zoom through the city’s pretty streets with a guide and listen to your engine roar. Take in top sights of interest such as St Stephen’s Cathedral, and indulge your love of cars along the way. With one person per hot rod and an experienced team leader and guide, make unforgettable memories on the streets of Vienna.And if you don’t have a driving licence, check our new activity to see Vienna in the most Italian way! Since we are always on the lookout for more exhilarating ways to show you Vienna, the iconic Italian Ape Calessino popped up. This fresh sightseeing tour is another unique way to see this city. The tours are guided and a driver’s licence is not necessary. Especially ideal for guests without a driver’s licence or with children.You can also call our booking hotline for more information.
ToursVienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip
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.
ToursSalzburg Day Trip from Vienna
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.
These recommendations were updated on March 20, 2020 to keep your travel plans fresh.