You’ll have plenty of individual attention on this Vienna walking tour because of the small group size. See St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Palace with a small group of no more than 15 people. As you stroll through Vienna, your guide will share information on the city’s history, culture, and famous residents.

Vienna walking tour with a small group

Highlights

  • Classic walking tour of Vienna
  • See highlights such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg Palace, and Graben Street
  • A small group of 15 people or fewer
  • Personalized attention from your guide

In the heart of Vienna, you’ll find your tour guide and fellow travelers. After that, go on a tour of the city, taking in the major attractions. With a maximum of 15 people per tour, you’ll receive individualized attention from your guide and have plenty of time to ask questions.
Vienna City Classic Walk with a Small Group (English)
The Ring Road, which runs along the historic city center’s edge, is a great place to go after seeing the museums in and around Maria-Theresien-Platz. Pass the impressive Austrian Parliament Building and the neo-Gothic City Hall on the way. Pass the Hofburg Palace and the Volksgarten on your way to Heroes Square.

As you stroll through Burggarten, the former Emperor’s private garden, and the Augustinian Church, listen to your guide’s commentary on Vienna’s history, culture, and people. Be sure to see the St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Vienna State Opera, and bustling Graben shopping district before you leave!

The tour concludes at Vienna’s most recognizable landmark, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, where you are free to go exploring on your own.

Itinerary

Maria Theresien Square

Maria-Theresien-Platz is a large public square between Ringstrasse and the Museumsquartier. Facing each other from the sides of the square are two twin buildings, the Natural History Museum and the Art History Museum. The Square is decorated with the grand statue of empress Maria Theresa.

Maria Theresia Denkmal

The most impressive monument on Ringstrasse with grand Empress Maria Theresia and many other figures, including W.A.Mozart.

Ringstrasse

The Ringstrasse is a circular grand boulevard that serves as a road around the historic central part of Vienna. Ringstrasse replaced the medieval city fortifications in the second half of the 19th century.

Today it is a beautiful complex of grand buildings including City Hall, Parliament, Burgtheater, Vienna State University, State Opera, and many more. Historic Ring Road style is using elements of Classical, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture. Ringstrasse is designated by UNESCO as a part of Vienna’s World Heritage Site.

Burgtor

Neoclassical main castle gate built after Napoleonic wars.

Heldenplatz

Heroes Square is a large open, green area attached to the city after the old bastion adjacent to the palace was demolished during the Napoleonic Wars.

Neue Burg

The New Castle houses several museums like the Austrian History Museum, World Museum, Imperial Armoury, and National Library. Also, Hofburg Congress Centre is located here. From the balcony of the Neu Castle Adolf Hitler proclaimed the “Anschluss” of Austria into the Third Reich.

Bundeskanzleramt Oesterreich

Office of Federal Chancellor of Austria

The Hofburg

From the 13th century until 1918 the grand royal palace complex in the historic part of Vienna was the political center of the Habsburg monarchy. Today Hofburg houses the Austrian Federal President Office and several museums.

More about the Hofburg.

Sisi Museum

Perfect place to explore the tragic personality and life of fascinating Habsburg empress

Volksgarten

Volksgarten At the center of the park stands the Theseus Temple- a small replica of Hephaisteion In Athens- which was originally designed to present Antonio Canova’s sculpture. The Cortisches coffee house in Volksgarten was a popular place where even Austrian composer Johann Strauss used to play his waltzes.

More about the Volksgarten.

St. Michael’s Church

St. Michael’s Church dates back to the year 1220. One of the most fascinating Vienna churches with a very special atmosphere.

Spanish Riding School

Baroque Winter Riding School at Hofburg Palace is the famous location where the elegant white Lipizzan Stallions are performing and training regularly.

Augustinerkirche

A former Court Church – today famous because of its classical music. Here numerous weddings of the royal family took place: Maria Theresia married Franz Stefan von Lothringen, Emperor Franz Joseph married Elisabeth and even the French Emperor Napoleon married the Austrian princess Marie Louise in the Church of the Augustinian Friars.

Secret gem is the monument of Archduchess Maria Christine by Antonio Canova, a masterwork of classicism sculpture.

More about Augustinerkirche.

State Hall of the Austrian National Library

The Austrian National Library is one of the most important libraries in the world.

More about Austrian National Library.

Burggarten

Former court garden.

More about Burggarten.

Schmetterlinghaus

Former greenhouse of the royal family

Albertina

Graphic collection.

More about Albertina.

Vienna State Opera

One of the most famous Opera houses in the world.

More about Vienna State Opera.

Graben and Kohlmarkt

Most elegant pedestrian streets in Vienna

St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Cathedral and symbol of Vienna and Austria.

More about St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Stephansplatz

Heart and soul of Vienna, the most central square.

More about Stephansplatz.

Tour details

Tour type: Guided tour/Walking Tour

Guide language: English

Duration: 2.5 hours

Price: from $47 (per person)

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