Let the charm and history of the Austrian capital seduce you. Explore Vienna's most iconic monuments with an expert English-speaking guide on this walking tour. What's more, it's FREE!
Vienna Free Walking Tour Itinerary
Meet your guide at the scheduled time in front of the Danubius fountain in Albertinaplatz, in the heart of Vienna's historic centre. From here, you'll begin your free walking tour of the Imperial city, delving deep into its legendary culture, history and traditions.
In a city known worldwide for its incredible music, it's only right that the first stop on your tour will be the Vienna State Opera, or Staatsoper. The Neo-Rennaissance style building, which was bombed during World War II, is home to one of the world's best-renowned opera companies. After admiring its architecture and hearing about its history, you'll continue your walking tour to St Stephen's Cathedral, or Stephansdom, whose spectacular Gothic-style spire can be seen throughout almost all of Vienna.
Admiring the diverse architectural styles that make this city so interesting, you'll make your way to its most visited monument: the Hofburg. The Imperial Palace was the residence of the Habsburgs for over 600 years. As you explore the different buildings that make up the historic complex, your guide will reveal curious facts about the most influential dynasty in Europe's modern history.
Following in the footsteps of the Habsburg family, you'll then arrive at the Imperial Crypt, the final resting place of over thirty different Austrian emperors and empresses. Amongst the royal tombs, the sarcophagi of Franz Joseph I and the beloved Empress Sissi are particular highlights. Not far from the crypt, the Burggarten is located. This peaceful urban park is home to a sculpture of the most famous Austrian musician of all time: Mozart.
Continuing your free walking tour, you'll take a stroll though Vienna's Jewish Quarter, discovering the important events that took place in this historic neighbourhood. The final stop on your route will be the ancient St Rupert's Church, considered to be the oldest church in the city.
- It is not possible to reserve this free walking tour if you are a group of more than 5 people.
- Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is a maximum of 3 children permitted per adult.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:
- A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
- Disinfected radio units will be provided, and headphones will be single-use.
- Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.
- Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
2 hours 30 minutes.
The tour is exclusively in English.
English speaking guide.
Entrance to museums and monuments.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Vienna).
Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.
Danubius fountain in Albertinaplatz.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.