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Free Walking Tour of Vienna
Activities in Vienna

Free Walking Tour of Vienna

238 reviews | 2,682 travellers
Our guide LISA was great, she explained everything perfectly. The tour takes you around all major squares and buildings of the city center.
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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.

The Vienna State Opera, or Staatsoper
Magnificent façade of the Hofburg Imperial Palace
St Stephens Cathedral, in Vienna

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.

Important information

  • 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.
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Price

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.

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Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 20 people per group.

A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

At monuments, museums and attractions, the maximum permitted capacity will be a 75% of the total maximum capacity.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

2 hours 30 minutes.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking guide.

Not included

Entrance to museums and monuments.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible. This must be indicated in the reservation.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

Has a carbon footprint offset policy.

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Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

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Free cancellation

If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.

Meeting point

Danubius fountain in Albertinaplatz.