Vienna City Walking Tour

See Vienna's greatest sites and hidden gems on a classic Vienna City walking tour! Your expert guide will treat you to a 2.5-hour walking tour around Vienna, showing you the city as the locals know it. While walking, you'll take in top Vienna attractions including the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the Sacher cafe, and the gothic-style Stephansdom (St Stephan's Cathedral).

What You Can Expect

Vienna City Walking Tour
Vienna City Walking Tour

After departing from a central location, your Vienna City walking tour will start with an informative introduction to the city from your friendly guide. Hear captivating accounts of Vienna's diverse history, from its Roman roots to its wartime woes. As you walk, you'll gain insight into the impact of the world wars and subsequent political positioning that shaped Vienna into the culturally rich city that it is today.

Highlights of your 2.5-hour walking tour include Stephansdom (St Stephen's Cathedral), an iconic city landmark and symbol of Viennese freedom, and the Sacher Cafe, famous for its Sacher Torte chocolate cake. Another equally classic Vienna attraction that you will see is Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square), where Adolf Hitler made his 1938 annexation speech during WWII.

Before your Vienna tour finishes, you'll enjoy brief visits to the Spanish Riding School and Hofburg Imperial Palace, which was once home to the powerful Hasberg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire.

Vienna is a city made for walking, with small streets and sudden vistas that link together the better-known sites. As such, the Vienna City walking tour is the perfect guided walk for everyone from first-timers to frequent visitors.

Days of Service

Friday and Saturday
May to September
Tuesday, Friday to Sunday

Friday, Saturday

Meeting Time




  • Local guide
  • Walking tour


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Voucher Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Schedule and Pricing

Departure Point

Vienna and Burgenland


2 hours 30 minutes

Return Details

Concludes at St Stephan's Cathedral


Refunds, when possible, must be requested at least 4 business days prior to the travel date. Refunds are subject to a 7% administration fee. The Rail Protection Plan™ does not apply.

Note: Tours may be delayed or run late. Please plan accordingly.

German Activities Terms & Conditions

The 20% Off German Activities offer is valid with bookings of any German Rail Pass with coupon code OKTOBERFEST20. The maximum coupon code discount is $35 per booking. Offer is valid for the first 280 coupon codes redeemed or until the promo’s end date of 5:00 pm ET on September 29, 2015, whichever comes first. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. One coupon code per booking may be applied.

10:15 AMTour
$ 16.74

Customer Reviews

Mhairi J

August 2015

Great tour - really friendly, fun and informative guide giving us a good tour of the city. We did this on our first morning and gave us a great basis for the rest of our holiday with top tips of the coffee shops and resturants to go to. Passed other tours during the holiday and none seemed to have as charasmatic a guide! Highly recommended!

Michael A

July 2015

The guide was exellent and we really felt we'd gotten a great vaue when we were done.

Jane B

July 2015

We did the walk on our first morning and it was a great introduction to the city. Our guide Horst was very knowledgeable and very amusing. He gave us a good tip on the Vienna jazz scene and we went to a wonderful concert the next night at Porgy and Bess.

Tanya M

July 2015

Horst was a wonderful tour guide -- he quickly showed us the highlights of the First District while entertaining us with historical facts and memorable stories. Highly recommend!


July 2015

This was a great way to orient yourself to the city and get a quick glimpse of the people, architecture and cafes of Vienna!

Russ H

July 2015

This is an excellent orientation tour of Vienna. The tour guide was very friendly and entertaining. The pace was good and the guide gave us a lot of background and historical information that made the event well worthwhile. I recommend this tour to anyone visiting Vienna.

Donal D

April 2015

Thank you for sending the survey. It was a great tour and made all the more better by our tour guide.
Horst was our guide and he was the best. He certainly knew his city and took the time to listen to all of the participants in the group and answered all of our questions.
Thank you Horst for a great job and because of your personal style I will be back to visit Vienna again soon.

Laura W

December 2014

This tour was really good the guide was really informative and could tell he loved his job

Matthew T

October 2014

Everything you'd want from a guided walking tour. Our guide, Horst, did a great job showing us the major sights and sharing anecdotes about the city's history you can't read in any book. Even though we walked all over the city, he never made it rushed and always sort of casually strolled from one location to the next. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting Vienna.

Daniel S

October 2014

Excellent tour. Our guide, Walter, was very knowledgable, and his dry humor added to the three-hour Vienna experience.

Anne W

October 2014

Andrea was such a mine of information. it was a wonderful morning.

Margaret M

October 2014

We found Andrea so interesting and loved the walking tour. We were 4 pensioners but the pace Andrea took us round was just right for us. She shows you the sites you may not find without the knowledge she has, and of course explains them. It gives you a great introduction to the lovely Vienna .Thank you Andrea.


September 2014

We had a very good, energetic, informative and knowledgeable guide, Natalie Bauer (I think)..She filled us on the archetectural, cultural and historical details of the sites that she took us on the walking tour. Very enjoyable tour, I would not hesitate to recommend.


September 2014

This tour was amazing!


September 2014

Great tour ... we got lucky our .. tour guide Andrea was exceptional ... knowledgeable, great sense of humor ... she was so eager to share all her wealth of information with the group... We saw all basic sights , she gave some good ,'local' advice of what to do , where to eat in Vienna ... Definitely will recommend this tour. Vienna, and old Vienna is relatively small place so the best way to explore it is by walking ... so City Walking Tour was perfect for this purpose.

Jane W

September 2014

Interesting, insightful and entertaining. Even though it was pouring with rain, our guide kept us enthralled with the history of Vienna. His humour engaged us. Gave us a sense of how the city linked together both geographically and historically. Thank you

Roxanne A

August 2014

Andrea was an excellent guide. She was very entertaining and informative. This tour is a great introduction to the city. Well worth the money.

Susan M

August 2014

Great tour. Perfect for first time visitors to Vienna. You get to see a lot in a short period of time. Good way to get your bearings for further sightseeing on your own.

Veselka V

August 2014

The tour was nicely timed because it was not too long and we walked around a very big part of the city so it was very informative

Starla R

July 2014

Awesome tour! Mario was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and fun! Vienna is a beautiful city and this tour is a great way to get your bearings. Highly recommended.

Rachel P

April 2014

We switched to the bike tour last minute and it was awesome. I loved seeing Vienna by bike and our tour guide was great.


December 2013

We have always done a walking tour in all the European cities we have visited and this rates as one of the best. Although being nearly 70 and probably over twice the age of our companions, our guide seemed to pace the tour to suit everyone and we felt confident that we were not holding things up. She is a lovely lady, full of knowledge and the all-important enthusiasm. Her opinions and little stories brought the history to life. The time passed very quickly and this tour is well worth the cost. We travelled to Vienna by a local bus from Bratislava and took a taxi (approx 10 mins) to the Viator office. We first used Viator for trips in Alaska and since then would always look at what they had to offer first. Their website is excellent and booking online is so easy.

Robert H

October 2013

lots of fun


October 2013

Great tour. I didn't like being left in the city to get back byself. Great history.