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Austrian Parliament Building

Designed by Theophil Hansen, who designed several notable buildings in the city center, the Parliament Building evokes ancient Grecian themes of liberty and rule of law.

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Ringstrasse
Emperor Franz Joseph commissioned this 5.3km boulevard, it houses some of Austria's most famous sites.
Vienna Rathaus
A neo-Gothic city hall built in 1883, it's regarded as the pinnacle of the Ringstrasse's 19th century sites.
Bruegel 'Hunters in the Snow'
Bruegel was one of the early Dutch masters who painted non-religious scenery during the Reformation in the mid-sixteenth century. Many of his works are on display at Kunsthistorisches Museum.
Kunstkammer Museum
More than 2,100 valuable objects, collected by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg over centuries, are considered the most important collection of this kind in the world.
Dome hall Café
Museum coffee room underneath the dome surrounded by art.
Maria Theresien Platz
Built by her successor, the square devoted to the Hapsburg's only empress houses several notable museums and a festive Christmas market in winter.

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Visit Vienna's Highlights on a Private Guided Half Day Tour
Discover the best of Vienna’s highlights on a private, half-day tour, with all entrance tickets included. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the ease and comfort of a private, licensed guide accompanying you throughout your day.
  • Start your day with a privately guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, with skip-the-line tickets on the Grand Tour, which gives you access to over 40 rooms.
  • Explore the elegant State Rooms of the Imperial Monarchy, the private apartments, and the gold decorated Great Gallery
  • Visit the spectacularly manicured gardens, where your guide will show you the highlights, before giving you time to explore at your own leisure. 
  • Following your visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, enjoy a driving tour of Vienna’s highlights in a private vehicle where you will see the State Opera HouseHouse of ParliamentCity Hall, the Giant Wheel of Vienna, the Danube River and more!
  • Brief stop at the Belvedere Palace for a photo opp of the Palace and its beautiful gardens.
After four hours, your tour finishes in central Vienna, where your guide will happily give you recommendations on how to spend the rest of your day. 

Your private tour starts with the best of the imperial experience including experiencing what life would have been like as a guest of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth. Your guide will take you through the best of the Rococo State rooms in the palace, the 22 rooms the emperor’s family occupied, and see the wide variety of furnishings and styles enjoyed by the royal family. 

As you walk through the Great Gallery, your guide will show you the best of its antiquities, including the Chinese Cabinets, and the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies. Your tour continues into the part of the castle where the Hapsburgs’ only female ruler, Maria Theresa, lived in the 18th century. After, your guide will take you to the spectacular gardens, where you will enjoy the guided highlights.  

Then, enjoy lunch at your own leisure before departing on a driving highlights tour of Vienna, where you will have numerous opportunities to stop for the unique histories of many of the striking buildings, including the State Opera House, the House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, St Stephens Cathedral, the Jewish District and the famous Ankerclock. Your tour finishes in central Vienna, where your guide will leave you with several recommendations best tailored for how you wish to spend the rest of your time in the city.

 
Visit Vienna's Highlights on a Private Guided Full Day Tour
Discover the best of Vienna’s highlights on a private, full-day tour, with all entrance tickets included. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the ease and comfort of a private, licensed guide accompanying you throughout your day.
  • Start your day with a private guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, with skip-the-line tickets on the Grand Tour, which gives you access to over 40 rooms.
  • Explore the elegant State Rooms of the Imperial Monarchy, the private apartments, and the gold decorated Great Gallery
  • Visit the spectacularly manicured gardens, where your guide will show you the highlights, before leaving you to explore at your own leisure. 
  • Then, enjoy an hour break for lunch at a choice of places recommended by your guide (price of lunch not included).
  • Following your visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, enjoy a driving tour of Vienna’s highlights in a private vehicle where you will see the State Opera houseHouse of ParliamentCity Hall, the Giant Wheel of Vienna, the Danube River, and more!
  • Enjoy a brief walking tour, where you’ll see St Stephen’s Cathedral and the intricate Ankerclock
  • Next, visit the Upper Belvedere Palace with skip-the-line tickets on a private tour, where you will see the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, including the world-famous "The Kiss".
  • Tour the magnificent Baroque Belvedere Park, one of Europe’s most significant French Style historical gardens. Your tour finishes at the park, where you can continue to explore the site at your leisure. 

Your private tour starts with the best of the imperial experience including experiencing what life would have been like as a guest of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth. Your guide will take you through the best of the Rococo State rooms in the palace, and the 22 rooms the emperor’s family occupied, and see the wide variety of furnishings and styles enjoyed by the royal family. 

As you walk through the Great Gallery, your guide will show you the best of its antiquities, including the Chinese Cabinets, and the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies. Your tour continues into the part of the castle where the Hapsburgs’ only female ruler, Maria Theresa, lived in the 18th century. After, your guide will take you to the spectacular gardens, where you will enjoy the guided highlights.  

Then, enjoy lunch at your own leisure before departing on a driving highlights tour of Vienna, where you will see the State Opera house, the House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, St Stephens Cathedral, the Jewish District and the famous Ankerclock.

Your driving tour finishes at the Belvedere Palace, where you will enjoy a guided tour of the palace-turned-museum in 1781.  Known for its sweeping grounds and spectacular design, the museum itself is home to an impressive collection of modernist art, where enthusiasts can see Klimt’s “The Kiss” in person.

In addition to seeing the two dozen Klimt pieces housed in the museum, your private guide will also introduce you to works by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, which are also housed in the museum. You will also spend extensive time exploring the magnificent gardens, which have mesmerizing symmetrical and geometric designs, framed by cherubic statues along each pathway. Your tour finishes at the park, where you can continue to explore the site at your leisure. 

Private Walking Tour of Vienna's Music History, with skip-the-line tickets to Mozart's House.
Vienna’s rich classical tradition attracts legions of musical devotees to the city where Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Strauss, and Mozart perfected their art. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the personalized attention of your private licensed guide
  • Be thoroughly oriented in the city's historic center, ideal for families and first-time visitors!
  • See Vienna's most important cultural and political sites, including Rathausplatz (City Hall Square), Maria Theresien Platz, Heldenplatz (Heroes Square), the Hofburg Presidential Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and Mozart's House to name just a few! 
  • Explore the old Jewish district, home to the haunting Holocaust Monument, also known as the "Nameless Library".
  • End your tour skip the line entrance to the Mozarthaus Vienna Museum, which you will be free to explore at your own leisure - audioguide included. 
Synonymous with the syncopated waltz that bears its name, Vienna owes much of its music heritage to the Habsburg dynasty and the excellent creative environment provided by the imperial court for visionary musical talent. Great composers were drawn to Vienna to pen immortal works in a honing ground for musical visionaries.
This fascinating half-day highlights tour will take you to Vienna’s most compelling attractions in a city crowded with glittering gilded palaces, monuments, bronze statues, grand mansions, and dome-topped royal buildings. As one of Europe's grandest capitals, Vienna is rich in handsome architecture and cultural relics that reflect the city’s storied history.  

On your walking tour, you will explore the best of the city’s architecture, including the Austrian Parliament Building, the Alte Burg, the Spanish Riding School, and the Austrian National Library. The architectural finery of Vienna's historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a bounty of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Art Deco, and "Jugendstil" architecture under the gaze of the 370-foot steeple of St. Stephen's Cathedral. 

Your tour finishes at the MozartHaus Museum, where your guide will leave you to enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the museum, where you can step into the lives of the classical virtuoso and trace his enthralling backstory at your own pace.  
Private Walking Tour of Vienna's Highlights
This fascinating half-day highlights tour will take you to Vienna’s most compelling attractions in a city crowded with glittering gilded palaces, monuments, bronze statues, grand mansions, and dome-topped royal buildings. On your private tour of Vienna, you will: 

  • Enjoy the personalized attention of your private licensed guide
  • Be thoroughly oriented in the city's historic center, ideal for families and first-time visitors!
  • See Vienna's most important cultural and political sites, including Rathausplatz (City Hall Square), Maria Theresien Platz, Heldenplatz (Heroes Square), the Hofburg Presidential Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and Mozart's House to name just a few! 
  • Explore the old Jewish district, home to the haunting Holocaust Monument, also known as the "Nameless Library".
  • Your tour will end at the famed Anker clock. If you book the 9.30 am start time, you will be there just in time to hear the clock chime and admire the 12 historical figures parade in front of the clock face! 
  • Please note: this tour is free for children age 11 and under.
As one of Europe's grandest capitals, Vienna is rich in handsome architecture and cultural relics that reflect the city’s storied history.  On your walking tour, you will explore the best of the city’s architecture, including the Austrian Parliament Building, the Alte Burg, the Spanish Riding School, and the Austrian National Library. 

The architectural finery of Vienna's historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a bounty of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Art Deco, and "Jugendstil" architecture under the gaze of the 370-foot steeple of St. Stephen's Cathedral. 

On your private walking tour with a private guide, you will finish the tour not only being completely at ease in the city, but also with knowledge about the city’s rich history, learned through its many monuments, buildings, and statues erected to its former royals and famed musicians. 
Private Walking Tour of Vienna's Music History, with Guided Tour of Mozart's House
Vienna’s rich classical tradition attracts legions of musical devotees to the city where Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Strauss, and Mozart perfected their art. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the personalized attention of your private licensed guide
  • Be thoroughly oriented in the city's historic center, ideal for families and first-time visitors!
  • See Vienna's most important cultural and political sites, including Rathausplatz (City Hall Square), Maria Theresien Platz, Heldenplatz (Heroes Square), the Hofburg Presidential Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and Mozart's House to name just a few! 
  • Explore the old Jewish district, home to the haunting Holocaust Monument, also known as the "Nameless Library".
  • End your tour skip the line entrance to the Mozarthaus Vienna Museum and a 30 minute guided tour.
  • Feel free to stay in the museum exploring on your own after your tour ends. 
Synonymous with the syncopated waltz that bears its name, Vienna owes much of its music heritage to the Habsburg dynasty and the excellent creative environment provided by the imperial court for visionary musical talent. Great composers were drawn to Vienna to pen immortal works in a honing ground for musical visionaries.

This fascinating half-day highlights tour will take you to Vienna’s most compelling attractions in a city crowded with glittering gilded palaces, monuments, bronze statues, grand mansions, and dome-topped royal buildings. As one of Europe's grandest capitals, Vienna is rich in handsome architecture and cultural relics that reflect the city’s storied history.  

On your walking tour, you will explore the best of the city’s architecture, including the Austrian Parliament Building, the Alte Burg, the Spanish Riding School, and the Austrian National Library. The architectural finery of Vienna's historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a bounty of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Art Deco, and "Jugendstil" architecture under the gaze of the 370-foot steeple of St. Stephen's Cathedral. 

Your tour finishes at the MozartHaus Museum, where your guide will leave you to enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the museum, where you can step into the lives of the classical virtuoso and trace his enthralling backstory at your own pace.  
Private Walking Tour of Vienna's Music History, with guided tour of the House of Music
Vienna’s rich classical tradition attracts legions of musical devotees to the city where Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Strauss, and Mozart perfected their art. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the personalized attention of your private licensed guide
  • Be thoroughly oriented in the city's historic center, ideal for families and first-time visitors!
  • See Vienna's most important cultural and political sites, including Rathausplatz (City Hall Square), Maria Theresien Platz, Heldenplatz (Heroes Square), the Hofburg Presidential Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and Mozart's House to name just a few! 
  • Explore the old Jewish district, home to the haunting Holocaust Monument, also known as the "Nameless Library".
  • Finish with a guided tour at the House of Music (tickets included), where your guide will lead you to the most exciting exhibits, before leaving you to explore the rest of the interactive exhibits at your own pace.

Synonymous with the syncopated waltz that bears its name, Vienna owes much of its music heritage to the Habsburg dynasty and the excellent creative environment provided by the imperial court for visionary musical talent. Great composers were drawn to Vienna to pen immortal works in a honing ground for musical visionaries.

This fascinating half-day highlights tour will take you to Vienna’s most compelling attractions in a city crowded with glittering gilded palaces, monuments, bronze statues, grand mansions, and dome-topped royal buildings. As one of Europe's grandest capitals, Vienna is rich in handsome architecture and cultural relics that reflect the city’s storied history.  

On your walking tour, you will explore the best of the city’s architecture, including the Austrian Parliament Building, the Alte Burg, the Spanish Riding School, and the Austrian National Library. The architectural finery of Vienna's historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a bounty of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Art Deco, and "Jugendstil" architecture under the gaze of the 370-foot steeple of St. Stephen's Cathedral. 

Your tour finishes with a half-hour tour of the House of Music Museum, where your guide takes you to explore the museum’s exhibits, so you can try your hand at conducting the famed Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. Then continue exploring the interactive exhibits at your own leisure. 

Private Walking Tour of Vienna's Music History, with tickets to the House of Music
Vienna’s rich classical tradition attracts legions of musical devotees to the city where Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Schubert, Strauss, and Mozart perfected their art. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the personalized attention of your private licensed guide
  • Be thoroughly oriented in the city's historic center, ideal for families and first-time visitors!
  • See Vienna's most important cultural and political sites, including Rathausplatz (City Hall Square), Maria Theresien Platz, Heldenplatz (Heroes Square), the Hofburg Presidential Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and Mozart's House to name just a few! 
  • Explore the old Jewish district, home to the haunting Holocaust Monument, also known as the "Nameless Library".
  • Finish your tour at the House of Music (tickets included), filled with exciting interactive exhibits that you are free to explore at your own pace.
Synonymous with the syncopated waltz that bears its name, Vienna owes much of its music heritage to the Habsburg dynasty and the excellent creative environment provided by the imperial court for visionary musical talent. Great composers were drawn to Vienna to pen immortal works in a honing ground for musical visionaries.

This fascinating half-day highlights tour will take you to Vienna’s most compelling attractions in a city crowded with glittering gilded palaces, monuments, bronze statues, grand mansions, and dome-topped royal buildings. As one of Europe's grandest capitals, Vienna is rich in handsome architecture and cultural relics that reflect the city’s storied history.  

On your walking tour, you will explore the best of the city’s architecture, including the Austrian Parliament Building, the Alte Burg, the Spanish Riding School, and the Austrian National Library. The architectural finery of Vienna's historic center is a UNESCO World Heritage site, a bounty of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Art Deco, and "Jugendstil" architecture under the gaze of the 370-foot steeple of St. Stephen's Cathedral. 

Your tour finishes at the House of Music Museum, where your guide will leave you to enjoy skip-the-line entrance to the museum, and you can try your hand at conducting the famed Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, then continue exploring the interactive exhibits at your own leisure. 

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