Excursions in Austria by Musement

Belvedere Entrance Tickets, Vienna

The Belvedere is one of the most important and beautiful Imperial complexes in Europe. The Belvedere’s baroque palaces, the Upper and Lower Belvedere, were built in the 18th century as the summer residence for the Prince Eugene of Savoy.

Discover the priceless collection of art that the Belvedere’s magnificent palaces hold within their walls! You will see the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt as well as masterpieces by Schiele, Kokoschka, Waldmüller, Renoir, Monet, and Van Gogh.

When planning your visit to the magnificent Belvedere, you may choose among different ticket options, giving you access to various areas of the Belvedere Gallery

Belvedere Entrance Tickets

Tickets for Giant Ferris Wheel in Vienna

They say, if you haven’t taken a ride on the Giant Ferris Wheel, you haven’t really been to Vienna. Just enter the cabin, relax and enjoy the bird’s-eye views on Vienna’s charming roofs and its most beautiful sights, like Schönbrunn Palace and St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

The Wiener Riesenrad has been turning above Vienna for more than a century, making it one of the oldest operating Ferris Wheels in the world. For Vienna, it is more than just an amusement park ride: it is a historic landmark and an unmistakeable symbol of the city. A spin on this 213-feet high attraction is a must for every visitor to the capital of Austria!

This experience will definitely become a highlight of your visit to Austria’s capital. Take a ride!

Tickets for Giant Ferris Wheel in Vienna

Tickets for the Imperial Treasury at Vienna Hofburg Palace

Awaiting you at the Imperial Treasury Vienna in the Hofburg Palace is the Austrian Imperial Crown and the insignia of the Holy Roman Empire with the Imperial Crown and the Holy Lance. Other highlights include the treasure of the Order of the Golden Fleece and parts of the immensely opulent treasure of the Dukes of Burgundy from the 15th century. Also on show is the original jewellery of Empress Elisabeth and legendary treasures such as the agate bowl associated with the Holy Grail, the world’s largest cut emerald, and the horn of the mythical unicorn.

Tickets for the Imperial Treasury at Vienna Hofburg Palace

Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum skip-the-line tickets

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is one of the world’s foremost museums. The magnificent architecture alone offers an inkling of the overwhelming enjoyment of art that awaits the visitor at this Museum on Vienna’s Ringstrasse, originally commissioned by Emperor Franz Joseph and officially inaugurated in 1891.

Experience the rich collections of the Habsburgs, a dynasty that ruled in Austria for more than 600 years, for most of that time also as Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire.

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna boasts exhibits spanning five millennia – from Ancient Egypt to Greek Antiquity to the late 18th century. The Picture Gallery features unique major works by Dürer, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rubens, Titian, Velázquez and Vermeer as well as the world’s largest collection of Bruegel paintings. On show at the Kunstkammer Vienna are the most wonderful of artworks, exotic items from distant climes, and mystical-magic objects. Perhaps the best-known work at the Kunstkammer Vienna is the world famous ‘Saliera’ (salt cellar) by Benvenuto Cellini.

Visit the various museums and collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and enjoy the genuinely imperial treasures on show.

Vienna Kunsthistorisches Museum skip-the-line tickets

Spanish Riding School Vienna morning exercise

Witness the Morning Exercise with music which offers an insight into the training of the riders and their Lipizzans. You will see the training of the grey young stallions and the fully-trained school stallions in the beautiful setting of the Winter Riding School, accompanied by classical Viennese music.

The Morning Exercise includes relaxation exercises, the refining and perfecting of lessons and the targeted strengthening of muscles. Every 30 minutes a horse change takes place. During the two hours of public training you will experience four groups of stallions in different training levels.

In order to protect the horses, the famous high level jumps, which are shown during the performances, are not practised on a daily basis and are only occasionally seen during the Morning Exercise.

Photo: © Spanish Riding School

Spanish Riding School Vienna morning exercise

An Evening in Schönbrunn: dinner and concert

This package offers a unique combination of two delightful destinations: gourmet cuisine and world-famous music. Enjoy a first-class dinner at Café-Restaurant Residenz, followed by a concert at Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery including the most beautiful works written by Mozart and Strauss, accompanied by vocalists and ballet dancers. A delightful evening for your palate, eyes and ears alike!

An Evening in Schönbrunn: dinner and concert

Skip-the-line Schönbrunn Palace visit and Vienna city tour in the morning

This tour starts with a ride past the famous historic sights of Ringstraße boulevard. You will see magnificent State Opera, the Imperial Palace, the Museum of Art History, Parliament, City Hall and Burgtheater. From there, the tour takes you to Schönbrunn Palace, the former Imperial summer residence. There you will get a glimpse of the lives of Empress Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph on a guided tour of the State Rooms – with no waiting time.

Skip-the-line Schönbrunn Palace visit

An Evening in Schönbrunn: palace visit, dinner and concert

Enjoy the concert of classical music by the renowned Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna at the fully renovated Palace Orangery where Mozart himself performed in 1786. To get the full taste of Vienna, you will start your evening with a tour of the palace with audioguide and a dinner served in a luxurious restaurant. It will most certainly be the highlight of your trip to Vienna!

Evening in Schönbrunn: palace visit, dinner and concert

Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour through Vienna including free activities

See all of Vienna’s top sights and attractions in 1 or 2 days. Ride the double decker bus, hopping on and off at over 20 stops around the city. Learn more about the residence of the Habsburg dynasty at the Hofburg Palace. Discover the Baroque buildings of imperial Vienna along the famous Ring street and don’t miss the history of Schoenbrunn Palace. Audioguides in 13 languages are available on the bus. Moveover you can undertake a guided tour through the histori old town. Choose among three convenient options.

Bus hop-on hop-off tour through Vienna including free activities

Vienna PASS for over 60 free attractions

With free entry to over 60 top attractions in Vienna, it’s impossible not to save money. Choose between the 1, 2, 3 or 6 day option of the pass and visit the most popular attractions without paying anything extra and tour all of your favourite sights, from imperial palaces to art galleries and museums. The attractions included in the Vienna Pass are some of the absolute tourist highlights of the Imperial city on the Danube, such as Schönbrunn Palace, the Hofburg Palace, the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Spanish Riding School, Vienna’s famous Kunsthistorisches Museum (museum of art history), and many more.

PLEASE NOTE: The Vienna PASS is not designed for large groups. Groups of more than 10 may be refused entry at some attractions. If you are in a group of over 10, please contact the attractions you want to visit in advance.

Vienna PASS for over 60 free attractions

An Evening in Schoenbrunn: palace visit and concert

 

Have an evening of royal pleasures: start by exploring the wonderful palace and enjoy a grand finale listening to the classical concert at the Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery. Following your audioguided tour of the palace’s ceremonial rooms, the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra will take you on a journey to the world of Mozart and Strauss, accompanied by brilliant vocalists and ballet dancers.

Evening in Schoenbrunn: palace visit and concert

Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with optional Haus der Musik

At the Mozarthaus Vienna visitors can explore the only Vienna apartment of Mozart’s that has been preserved, where he composed more music than anywhere else! Around this flat, a comprehensive presentation of the times in which Mozart lived and of his most important works awaits Mozart fans, young and old, from all over the world. The exhibition is focused on the great composer’s Vienna years, which represent the peak of his creative achievement.

In addition to the permanent exhibition, a special exhibition also takes place in Mozarthaus Vienna, which changes each year and is included in the price of admission. The special exhibition 2019 (February 2019 – 26 January 2020) is titeled with “Mozart: Traveller across Europe”.

Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with optional Haus der Musik

 

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Imperial Treasury Vienna combo ticket

Visit two top exhibitions with one ticket.

The Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna is one of the world’s foremost museums. The magnificent architecture alone offers an inkling of the overwhelming enjoyment of art that awaits the visitor at this Museum on Vienna’s Ringstrasse, originally commissioned by Emperor Franz Joseph and officially inaugurated in 1891. Experience at the museum the rich collections of the Habsburgs, a dynasty that ruled in Austria for more than 600 years. The exhibits span five millennia – from Ancient Egypt to Greek Antiquity to the late 18th century.

Combine this experience with a visit of the magnific Imperial Treasury Vienna at Hofburg Palace. This exposition is devided into two sections. The Secular Treasury offers a unique panorama of over 1000 years of European history. Here you find the most important collection of medieval royal objects: the insignia and jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, including the Imperial Crown and the Holy Lance.

Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna and Imperial Treasury Vienna

Flexi PASS for 3, 4 or 5 free attractions of Vienna

You are looking for a a comfortable way to visit some of the most important attractions in Vienna saving money at the same time? With the Flexi PASS you get skip-the-line entrance to a choosen number of attractions ( 3, 4 or 5) and you can take advantage of a real price advantage. With the Flexi PASS the entrances cost you definitely less than taking single entrance tickets.

Moreover the pass provides you with a useful booklet that contains detailed informations about the main attractions of the city, representing a great help in planning your sightseeing.

Choose from the following sights and attractions your personal favourites, follow the link.

Flexi PASS for 3, 4 or 5 free attractions of Vienna

Vienna Residence Orchestra: Mozart and Strauss Concert Tickets

Listen to world famous classical music at the most beautiful historical locations in Vienna! The brilliant performance of the Vienna Residence Orchestra, one of the best chamber orchestras in the world, will be accompanied by opera singers and ballet dancers, performing in historic outfits. Embark on a journey through time back to the days of Imperial Vienna!

The program includes the most famous and beautiful works of the Viennese classics of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, played by anywhere from 10 to 40 musicians.

Vienna Residence Orchestra: Mozart and Strauss Concert Tickets

Vienna Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus with river cruise and guided walking tour

From the fabled State Opera to the elegant Museum of Art History and the lively Schwedenplatz Square, Vienna has a lot of ground to cover and a hop-on hop-off bus ticket allows you to take in as much or as little as you want in 24, 48 or 72 hours. The many stops at all the important Viennese highlights allow you to create your own program or just to go with the flow.

Explore Vienna’s city centre on a guided city walk. You will hear interesting facts about Austria’s capital and see some of the 1st district’s most famous buildings, such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the State Opera. Moreover, our tour guide not only shows you the most popular tourist attractions such as the Spanish Riding School and Hotel Sacher but also tells you many background stories about Vienna.

See a timetable of the routes and walking tour at the link.

Vienna Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus with river cruise, walking tour

Vienna Hofburg Orchestra: Mozart and Strauss Concert Tickets

 

Considered the music capital of the world, Vienna offers a unique possibility to see the representation rooms of the Imperial Palace in Vienna while listening to the classic concert of the Vienna Hofburg Orchestra. Enjoy an unforgettable Viennese evening with the famous and beloved compositions by the “King of Waltz” Johann Strauss as well as arias from operas by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Depending on the date you have chosen, the concert will take place in one of the following venues:

  • Hofburg: Zeremoniensaal or Festsaal
  • Konzerthaus: Mozartsaal or Schubertsaal
  • Musikverein: Brahmssaal
  • Palais Auersperg
  • Gartenpalais Liechtenstein

Vienna Hofburg Orchestra: Mozart and Strauss Concert Tickets

Evening dinner cruise with Viennese songs

On this cruise, you will experience a real Viennese evening with authentic charm, an excellent buffet of regional foods like at a traditional “Heurigen” wine tavern, and Viennese songs to sing along to.

The boat tour takes you from Schwedenplatz along the Danube Canal to the Nussdorf lock and then back on the Danube river.

Evening dinner cruise with Viennese songs

Guided tour around Schönbrunn Palace with skip-the-line ticket

Visit the magnificent summer residence of the imperial family! A World Heritage listed site, Schönbrunn Palace is visited by millions of people from all over the world every year. Travel back in time, when you will be guided through the impressive showrooms, explore the beautiful baroque gardens and feel like a prince or princess for a few hours! Avoid long queues as your entry is already booked.

You will be given an introduction to the history of the Schönbrunn Palace, as well as to its most important residents. Finally your guide will lead you through the historic state-rooms on the so-called “Highlight Tour” of the palace.

After the end of your inside Schönbrunn tour, don’t miss the opportunity to walk the beautiful gardens and catch a glimpse of the Gloriette, an arch on top of a hill overlooking Vienna’s forests, have a coffee or even visit the famous “Strudelshow”, where you can experience how a traditional Viennese apple strudel is prepared. Or take the chance to visit the oldest Zoo in the world on the grounds of the palace – the “Tiergarten Schönbrunn”.

Guided tour around Schönbrunn Palace with skip-the-line ticket

Wachau Valley day trip with river cruise on the Danube

This all-day trip starts in Vienna and takes you to the beautiful Danube Valley: In the Wachau region, which is steeped in history and legends, the Danube winds its way past many picturesque towns and vineyards. The comfortable coach takes you from Vienna to Krems, the heart of the Wachau winegrowing region. Depending on the season, you either have a short break there or drive through the historical city centre.

The next stop is Dürnstein and Spitz, where you will board the boat to Melk. You can enjoy lunch on board or eat later at the restaurant at Melk Abbey. In Melk, the coach awaits you to take you to the nearby Benedictine Abbey. The highlight of the trip is a guided tour of the abbey, one of Austria’s most famous baroque buildings. The tour ends at the Vienna State Opera.

NOTE: In winter time, lunch is offered instead of boat ride

Wachau Valley day trip with river cruise on the Danube

Day trip to Salzburg from Vienna

 

The bus ride to the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart takes you through the beautiful countryside of the Salzkammergut with its lakes and mountains, where Emperor Franz Joseph used to vacation. On a guided walk through the historical centre of Salzburg, you will see the episcopal city’s main attractions, including the cathedral, the Festival Hall and Mozart’s birthplace. From there, you continue on to some of the locations where the famous “Sound of Music” was filmed and to Mirabell Palace, which affords an impressive view of Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Then you will have some time to explore the city, have lunch or shop for souvenirs until our departure at 4pm. The tour ends at the Vienna State Opera.

Day trip to Salzburg from Vienna

Innsbruck Card free admissions, transport and discounts for 24h, 48h or 72h

Get lots of the city for very little money: all free services and discounts at a glance. For 24, 48 or 72 hours the Innsbruck Card gives you:

  • Free one time admission to all museums
  • 1 return trip on each lift and cable car in the Innsbruck region (Innsbrucker Nordkettenbahnen, Patscherkofelbahn, Muttereralm, Axamer Lizum, Glungezerbahn (only in summer), Oberperfuss Rangger Köpfl, Drei Seen Bahn Kühtai (only in summer))
  • Free transportation on the Sightseer hop on hop off bus
  • Free use of public transport on all IVB routes within Innsbruck + to Rum/Hall + Nightliner
  • Free travel on the IVB’s scenic tram lines to Igls (line 6) and Mutters/Nockhofweg/Muttereralm (STB)
  • Crystal Worlds Shuttle including the Kristallwelten
  • 1 x guided city walk (available daily)
  • Free city bike rental for 3 hours (rental shop: Die Börse, Leopoldstrasse 4)
  • Casino Innsbruck: discount on the welcome pack and 1 welcome drink
  • Numerous discounts for: Tyrolean evening, Schubert city tours, Segway City tours, 1 x Mountain Carts Muttereralm; bobsleigh rides, Happy Fitness, Golf, Ice Skating at Olympia World
  • Area 47
  • Golf Innsbruck Igls
  • Olympiagolf Igls, Golf Mieming

Innsbruck Card free admissions, transport and discounts for 24h, 48h or 72h

Madame Tussauds Vienna tickets

 

So that’s what Mozart and Napoleon looked like! Freud listens, Conchita sings, Cro raps, and Daniel Craig is James Bond. At Madame Tussauds in Vienna, you’ll meet masters and monarchs, superstars and top athletes – from Austria and from all over the world. Dance with Michael Jackson and play with David Alaba.

Since 2017, visitors see Empress Sisi from a different perspective: Sisi Uncovered – an experience for the 5 senses, a world novelty at Madame Tussauds. Empress Elisabeth – Sissi – would have turned 180 years old in 2017. Madame Tussauds in Vienna seized the opportunity to dedicate a unique exhibition to this multifaceted personality. Using state-of-the-art 5D technology, a day in the life of this unforgettable empress was recreated. Seeing, hearing, feeling, smelling and even tasting are part of the experience.

Madame Tussauds Vienna tickets

Strauss & Mozart Concert Package with Dinner in Kursalon Vienna

Enjoy the wonderful night in Vienna, when virtuoso musicians, brilliant opera singers and ballet soloists will present a programm full of Viennese charm, with swinging waltzes, polkas, arias and duets of the highest artistic standard.

This concert and dinner packages combine a visit to the Strauss and Mozart concert with a 3-course dinner called “Emperor’s Waltz”, served in the unique atmosphere of the in-house restaurant “Das Johann”. You can choose between enjoying the dinner either before or after the concert.

At Strauss and Mozart concert, you have the choice between the seating categories VIP, A and B, which refer to the distance from the stage. Once you come to the concert, you will be offered the best seats available within the chosen category.

Strauss & Mozart Concert Package with Dinner in Kursalon Vienna

The original Sound of Music tour in Salzburg

Relive the making of the Sound of Music‘ movie in and around Salzburg.

This tour, which has been Salzburg’s most popular tour since 1967, is a combination of both historical Salzburg and the breathtaking Lakes and Mountains region. During your tour you will experience many of the film locations from the ‘Sound of Music’ and hear not only background stories of the movie but also the history and culture of the region.

Discover whether the hills of Salzburg truly are alive with the ‘Sound of Music’ as you listen to the original movie Soundtrack along the way.

The original Sound of Music tour in Salzburg

Vienna City Bike Tour

The three-hour flat terrain bike ride takes you to the most famous sights surrounding the Old Town. Cruise along the famous Ring Boulevard, visit the expressionist landmark Hundertwasser House and ride through the old Habsburg hunting area in the Prater Park with its landmark giant Ferris wheel. The experienced bike-tour guides take you on designated bike paths, making it the best dynamic experience on two wheels. On its own or as an extension to the walking tour, you will love this adventure!

Tour itinerary:

  • Hundertwasser House
  • Prater
  • New University
  • City Park with Strauss Monument
  • St. Charles Church
  • Ringstrasse
  • Opera House
  • Schwarzenberg Square
  • Hofburg Imperial Palace
  • Parliament
  • City Hall

Vienna City Bike Tour

Full day bus tour to Bratislava from Vienna with Lunch

Located only one hour drive from Vienna, Bratislava is easily reached by bus, so why not take the advantage and make one day trip to Slovakian capital city?

The bus departs from Vienna at 09:30 AM from Erdberg and arrives at the center of Bratislava at 10:15 AM. At noon, you will meet your guide in front of Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel and embark on a one-hour walking city tour of Bratislava. See for yourself the main highlights of the Slovakian capital, including St. Martin’s Cathedral and the 13th century Michalska Gate!

After the city tour, you will be taken to the restaurant for a traditional Slovakian lunch of two courses.

In the afternoon, you will have more free time to spend in the city center of Bratislava. Explore the city at your leisure and buy the traditional handmade gifts in the square. After a day of sightseeeing, you depart from Bratislava at 5:30 PM (bus stop Novy Most).

Full day bus tour to Bratislava from Vienna with Lunch

Vienna Art Nouveau: Otto Wagner and the City Trains – 3-Hour walk with a Historian

Learn about German Jugendstil, or Art Nouveau, on this 3-hour walking tour through the metro of Vienna.

Your tour will explore two of the remaining iconographic stations while exploring Viennese Art Nouveau more in depth. You’ll start at Karlsplatz with a visit to the small Wagner Museum. Afterwards you’ll move on to Stadtpark station, the best preserved of the original metro stations still in use, where you’ll be able to admire its characteristic elements. Your tour will also emphasize the nearby artificial riverbed created for the Vienna river to help re-channel the waterway and match the landscape.

Next you’ll visit the Kettenbrücke station. Along the way you’ll be able to visit the famous Sezession art building, the best example of Viennese Jugendstil that there is, and two beautiful apartment houses designed by Otto Wagner. Your guide will also delve into the philosophy of the style and help you understand the symbols and materials used in the designs.

Then you’ll take the metro to your last destination, the Imperial station. Originally built for the Emperor’s use only, it demonstrated to the metro’s critics that Vienna’s emperor supported the line. From here to Schönbrunn castle you can find more elements of the generally bourgeois style of Art Nouveau hidden within imperial grandiosity.

Vienna Art Nouveau: Otto Wagner and the City Trains – 3-Hour walk

Full Day Bus Tour to Bratislava from Vienna with Coffee and Cake

Vienna is located only one hour from Bratislava – so take the advantage and make one day trip to Slovakian capital town – Bratislava – coronation town of Maria Theresia!

Upon arrival to Bratislava city center at 10:15 AM, you will have free time in city center for a coffee and cake in local coffee shop. At 12.00 meet your guide in front of Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel in Hviezdoslavovo Namestie and make one hour walking city tour of Bratislava with the main highlights.

Explore the historic center of Bratislava and learn the history of its main landmarks, such as St. Martin’s Cathedral and the eye-striking tower of Nový Most. Once at the Main Square, see for yourself the 6 centuries oldTown Hall and Maximilian Fountain.

In the afternoon, you will have more free time to spend in the city center of Bratislava. Explore the city at your leisure and buy the traditional handmade gifts in the square. After a day of sightseeeing, you depart from Bratislava at 5:30 PM from the same point, where was the arrival..

Hallstatt half-day trip from Salzburg

Enjoy a half-day trip through the famous UNESCO World Cultural Heritage RegionSalzkammergut (Lake area) to Hallstatt known as the Pearl of the Salzkammergut and considered as one of the most beautiful lake side villages in the world.

After passing many picturesque local villages you’ll arrive in Hallstatt, where you can take a leisurely lakeside walk seeing how the houses above you cling onto the mountainside, pass by the Mullbach waterfall which allowed Hallstatt somewhere to grow. Visit also the Bone House behind the Catholic church, proving an interesting view into local family life.

Or join an optional mountain train ride up to the “World Heritage View” viewing platform (reduced rate), giving you both a magnificent view and helping you understand how Hallstatt started life. A visit to the local museum is also interesting (optional) during your 2,5 hours in Hallstatt.

Hallstatt half-day trip from Salzburg

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concert at St. Charles Church

Experience the legendary performance of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” by the Ensemble 1756 playing on baroque instruments.

Vivaldi moved to Vienna in 1740, three years after the completion of the impressive St. Charles Church. However, Vivaldi’s stay in Vienna was not very lucky. Impoverished, he died here on 28 July 1741 and was buried at the St. Charles Church on the “Spitaller Gottsacker”. His tomb, like the one of Mozart, was not preserved.

One of Vivaldi’s most famous compositions, the “Four Seasons” lives on. Four revolutionary violin concerts about four poems, written by Vivaldi, containing thunderstorms and flashes, breaking ice and twittering of birds, barking dogs, a band of hunters and many more spectacular impressions. Enjoy the masterpiece yourself in the beautiful St. Charles Church.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concert at St. Charles Church

Introducing Vienna: The Capital of the Habsburgs

During this walking tour of Vienna, you will learn all about one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Discover the past and the present with a knowledgeable guide by your side.

The tour starts with Roman Vienna and the question of why a castle was built here. Learn all about the Hofburg Palace and the significance of the huge grounds covering 555,000 m². Get to know more about the most important rulers in the city. Be impressed by the size of Heroes’ Square and what lies behind the facades. Discover why any trip to Vienna should include a visit to the Imperial Treasury, what there is to see in the city and things that you probably would have missed without your tour guide.

As you walk past the Austrian National Library with its state room, you will find out what the symbol on the roof means and why the square is named after Emperor Joseph II. Visit the church where many Habsburg weddings took place (closed on Sundays and public holidays). Learn more about the city’s dark times, as you walk past the Albertina and the Monument Against War and Fascism. You will also stop at the State Opera and find out why the Hotel Sacher now stands in place of the former opera.

Introducing Vienna: The Capital of the Habsburgs

Classical photo tour with Polaroid through Vienna

Many people know Vienna but only few have seen it under this new perspective. If you are tired of traditional sightseeing, get creative with a vintage Polaroid camera in your hands. Capture the unforgettable moments and frame your stay in a truly unique way.

You’ll see the historic Vienna from a new angle! The emperor’s winter palace, a pink bunny, coffee houses with tuxedo wearing waiters, horse carriages with grumpy drivers and fabulous fountains are just a few things that might surprise you about Austria’s capital. Take home a one of a kind souvenir from your trip: a “slide” of memory that you can show your friends and family and which will decorate your office desk, living room or …fridge.

A local guide will show you how to use the Polaroid, bring you to visit memorable places and answer your questions about Vienna. It’s not an official guide and expert in history, it’s just a local that knows the city well, so he or she can also recommend places to eat, give tips on what else to see and where to go. The tour is in English.

Classical photo tour with Polaroid through Vienna

Tyrolean Evenings in Innsbruck with the Gundolf Family

Looking for things to do in Innsbruck? The Gundolf family has been organizing Tyrolean Evenings in Innsbruck since 1967 already, and for many people this family is the musical ambassadors representing Innsbruck and Tyrolean Music around the world. Do not miss one of the best folk performances all across Europe which only includes authentic Tyrolean music, Folk dances and “shoe-slapping” as well as typical Tyrolean songs and “yodelling”. The Gundolf family is entertaining the national and international audience on a daily basis and it would be a pleasure to welcome you to one of the shows during your visit to the city of Innsbruck.

Optional you can also book a dinner at 7.00pm to eat before the show or at 8.30pm to enjoy the show while having a typical delicious meal.

Three-course menu before April 2020:

  • Tyrolean herb cream soup
  • Wiener pork schnitzel with potatoes and salad
  • Apple strudel with cream

Menu from April 2020:

  • Clear soup with sliced pancake
  • Roast of pork with potatoes (alternatively Roast of Turkey with potatoes)
  • Mixed salad
  • Applestrudel with whipped cream

Tyrolean Evenings in Innsbruck with the Gundolf Family

Hidden Wachau Valley – Small Group Day Trip

The Danube Valley between Krems and Melk, known as the Wachau, is as scenic and romantic as Austria gets: famous white wines, ruined castles, charming old towns surrounded by steep vineyards and last but not least, the glorious Melk Abbey. On this day trip you will see the most scenic 24 miles of the Wachau Valley while visiting exclusive wineries. Later you’ll end the day with a boat cruise on the Danube and a brief stop at Melk Abbey for photos. On this spectacular day trip, you’ll fall in love with Austria’s wines and the country’s stunning scenery. Make this small-group tour the highlight of your travels!

Tour itinerary:

  • Travel to the Wachau by Mercedes van
  • Wine tasting in Dürnstein
  • Free time in Dürnstein
  • Next stop is Weissenkirchen
  • Lunch in Weissenkirchen at Traditional family-owned wine tavern (not included)
  • Travel to Spitz for Wine tasting
  • Ferry from Spitz to Melk
  • Photo stop at Melk
  • Travel back to Vienna by Mercedes van

Hidden Wachau Valley – Small Group Day Trip

Concert at Mirabell Palace Salzburg

Experience a classical concert in the magnificent Baroque Marble Hall of Mirabell Palace in Salzburg’s historic district! In its golden days, even the Mozart family performed here for Salzburg’s royalty. Today the Marble Hall is considered to be one of the most beautiful and historically significant venues in Austria. Listen to renowned soloists and chamber ensembles performing master pieces by Mozart and the great classical composers like Vivaldi, Haydn, Puccini and Beethoven.

The Salzburg Palace Concerts are one of the world’s biggest and most popular chamber music series. Enjoy an evening of culture and delight, experience a classical concert in Salzburg, the city of music

 

Concert at Mirabell Palace Salzburg

Hallstatt day trip from Vienna

Join a tour to Salzkammergut, known for its crystal-clear lakes and majestic mountains and take a walk through 7000-year-old Hallstatt.

This tour will take you to Salzkammergut, a region known for its scenic lakes and mountains. First stop in Gmunden, where the well-known Orth castle is located on a small island in Traunsee. Continue on the bus until you reach Hallstatt, the World Heritage town with its idyllic location next to Hallstätter. Learn more about the town’s development on a 40 minute walking tour. Hear about its salt deposits and the unique collection of hand-painted skulls, which you can see during a visit to the ossuary.

The tour continues with a boat ride, after which you have some free time (approx. 90 minutes) to spend independently. Then another highlight awaits you: The ride with the funicular Salzbergbahn up to the “Skywalk” platform, from where you can enjoy an impressive view of the lake and town.

Hallstatt day trip from Vienna

Vienna, City of Many Pasts: guided city tour with a historian

Dive into Vienna’s rich and varied past on this 3-hour walking tour. You’ll start off at Michaelerplatz, outside the Hofburg. The square has stood outside the Habsburg’s imperial palace since the thirteenth century. The square also contains the Loos house, a green and gray building created by Austrian architect Adolf Loos (1870-1933).

Your tour moves on to Kohlmarkt and the Graben, which are now one of the city’s most stylish shopping districts, but also contain a variety of historical structures, ranging from a plague column, to a baroque church, and even the national architectural icon of Austria: the Stephansdom.

You’ll also pass through three destinations connected to the Habsburg’s lavish tripartite burials. St. Stephen’s Cathedral contains the imperial entrails, Capuchin Church holds the sarcophagi of centuries of Vienna’s rulers, and St. Augustine’s Church has dozens of silver urns, each with a Hapsburg heart inside.

The tour will follow the edge of the inner city, where you can see the remains of the 12th century city walls, which held back two sieges by the Ottoman Empire (1529 and 1683). These tough structures were eventually removed to create space for the large circular boulevard of the Ringstrasse.

You’ll move on to Schwarzenbergplatz, with a giant fountain and memorial to the Russian soldiers who died while liberating Vienna from the Nazis in World War II. The area also houses the majority of the city’s embassies. You’ll quickly pass by the Belvedere Palace before moving on to Karlsplatz and a gorgeous view of the gold-­domed Secession building and the Naschmarkt.

Your tour ends in the Museums­ Quartier and Maria­Theresien­ Platz. Here, at the end of your educational walk through Austria’s capital, you can find the city’s largest concentration of museums to further feed your intellectual curiosity

Vienna, City of Many Pasts: guided city tour with a historian

Chocolatier workshop at Chocolate Museum Vienna

Become a chocolatier for a day! Learn how chocolate is made from bean to bar, what different types of chocolate exists and how the process of tempering chocolate works. The professional chocolatier will also explain the delicious seven steps of chocolate consumption: sight, hear crushing, touching, detect smell, texture, taste and aftertaste.

This workshop is organized in a way so that you can understand the basics of chocolate making. The goal is to spoil you with various flavors, smells and tastings. The workshop will last around 45 minutes and you will use a professional chocolate tempering machine for making your chocolate bar.

After the workshop you can visit the Chocolate Museum for free. The visit lasts approximately 45 minutes

Chocolatier workshop at Chocolate Museum Vienna

Mozart Dinner Concert tickets

Experience a unique evening in Salzburg: Enjoy the excellent combination of Mozart´s music and a festive 18th century menu in the candlelit Baroque Hall of the Stiftskulinarium St. Peter, Europe’s oldest restaurant.

Two opera singers and an instrumental ensemble dressed in authentic Baroque costumes will perform for you the most famous arias and duets of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s ‘The Magic Flute’, ‘Don Giovanni’ and ‘Figaro’. During the three concert breaks you will enjoy a delicious dinner inspired by historical recipes.

More than 500,000 guests have experienced the Mozart Dinner Concert since its premiere in 1996. The dinner concert series belongs to the top attractions in Austria. Be part of it, be enchanted, be a guest of Mozart.

Mozart Dinner Concert tickets

Classic Ensemble Vienna

 

Experience a classical evening in the beautiful vaults of the baroque Peterskirche in Vienna and enjoy the musical works of famous artists. The Peterskirche is one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Vienna, built from 1701 to 1733 based on plans by Lukas von Hildebrand. The program includes interpretations of works by famous composers like Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Vivaldi and Beethoven. Look forward to a musical journey through time and let yourself be enchanted by the Classic Ensemble Vienna.

Classic Ensemble Vienna

Wachau Winery Bike Tour

The Wachau Valley — Austria’s most famous wine region along the Danube River — is just an hour away from Vienna. On this day trip from Vienna, you catch the train to Krems and then start the bike ride on flat paths surrounded by terraced vineyards. After lunch, you spend the afternoon learning about Austria’s wine and history while meeting new friends. Along the way you’ll visit charming Austrian villages before arriving back in Krems and returning to Vienna by train at the end of the day. It’s a day you will remember long after your travels end.

Tour itinerary:

  • Meeting point at the office
  • Travel together to Krems by train *Bike from Krems to Dürnstein
  • 1st wine tasting in Dürnstein
  • Climb the ancient medieval Ruins of Dürnstein Castle
  • Lunch at a local traditional restaurant (optional)
  • Ride to Weissenkirchen
  • 2nd wine tasting at a local family-owned wine tavern
  • Bike back to Krems (possible 3rd wine tasting time)
  • Travel back to Vienna by train

 

Wachau Winery Bike Tour

Vienna Supreme Concerts at City Palace Billrothhaus

Let the “Vienna Supreme Orchestra” and its soloists offer you a truly magical evening where you can experience the happiness, optimism and flair of this wonderful city. Excellent education, international concert experience and Viennese spirited interpretation give the “Vienna Supreme Orchestra” a special Viennese touch which is always in pursuit of musical perfection.
Enjoy an unforgettable concert in the beautiful City Palace Billrothhaus in Vienna.

You can choose the concert date and at the same time the preferred seat while booking your tickets.

Vienna Supreme Concerts at City Palace Billrothhaus

Original Sound of Music Tour from Salzburg

Follow the traces of the Trapp Family, world-famous from the movie “The Sound of Music” by Rodgers and Hammerstein premiering in 1959 and discover the original filming locations.

The first stop of the tour will be Mirabell Gardens, where the song “Do-Re-Mi” was filmed. Then you’ll continue to Leopoldskron Palace, where you can enjoy the spectacular view on Lake Leopoldkron. At the gardens of Hellbrunn Palace you can visit the Gazebo, rebuilt for all movie fans. Your next stop is the Nonnberg Abbey, which is also nowadays an active women’s convent. As the Abbey does not allow visits within the walls, you can walk up the front gate of the Gothic Church. Then you’ll head to the Lake District Area with incredible views and photo opportunities. At the Mondsee you can see the famous church, where the wedding scene was filmed. Afterwards you have some time to explore the picturesque town on your own before the bus brings you back to Salzburg.

Original Sound of Music Tour from Salzburg

Sweets and coffee tour of Innsbruck

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to taste fantastic Tyrolean sweets and to hear the interesting stories behind them. Welcome to an unforgettable journey into the culture and flavors of Tyrolean cuisine!

Take a stroll through the city with a local foodie and discover the fantastic sweetness of local delicacies, while also enjoying the world of coffee.

Many interesting stories about sweet Tyrolean temptations will astonish you and guarantee an unforgettable afternoon.

Sweets and coffee tour of Innsbruck

Classic food tour of Innsbruck

Don’t miss the unique opportunity to taste fantastic Tyrolean dishes and to hear the interesting stories behind them. Welcome to an unforgettable journey into the culture and flavors of Tyrolean cuisine!

Get to know and love the Tyrolean capital from its culinary side. No – this is not another cheesy tourist tour.

Accompanied by a local guide, you will enjoy typical delicacies at various culinary stops during a nice walk through beautiful Innsbruck, so please come hungry!

We love Tyrolean food and drinks, and we want to share our world-renowned specialties – from sweet to savory – with you. Become a foodie with the help of your guide.

Classic food tour of Innsbruck

Hard Rock Cafe Innsbruck

The Hard Rock cafe is situated within the historical 1577 Main House and has taken great care to renovate the 500-year-old house to preserve its unique historic elements while adding the Hard Rock brand’s unique touch. While inside the walls of the entire house are adorned with numerous original exhibits by famous musicians from the rock and pop world, such as Beyonce dresses, Madonna, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson shoes, Johnny Cash boots, Rolling Stones instruments, The Prodigy and many more.

This Hard Rock Cafe is also the largest museum of contemporary music in Austria and one of the largest locations within the Innsbruck Center, offering seating for over 300 guests across sprawling indoor and outdoor spaces.

Hard Rock Cafe Innsbruck

Mozart city tour with Mozart’s residences in Salzburg

This tour is the best way to see all the important sights of both the New and Old parts of the city!

You will spend and hour and a half exploring the city by bus with famous sights beginning at the Mirabell Palace. Travel to see the Mozarteum (University of Music), Marionette Theatre and Church of the Holy Trinity before experiencing a short break outside of Hellbrunn Palace. Finally you will admire the Palace of Frohnburg, Nonnberg Abbey, Siegmund‘s Gate, Festival Halls, Horse Bath, Getreidegasse and Blasius Church where your tour will end in Mozartplatz.

Following your city tour you will enter Mozart’s Residence for a one hour tour.

Mozart city tour with Mozart’s residences in Salzburg

Berchtesgaden salt mines tour from Salzburg

Ideal for all ages, this tour will show you the value of “white gold” in an adventure deep into the salt mines! Ride the miner’s train, slip down the miner’s slide or travel across a salt lake on a raft!

Beginning in Salzburg, you will pass by the Hellbrunn Palace area on your way to the salt mines. Before entering the mine, you are provided with protective clothing that makes you look like an authentic miner. Then you travel on a former miner’s train into the heart of the mountain.

Once inside this remarkable underground world, your knowledgeable and local guide will amaze you with tales of the ancient salt mining history, its uses and the transportation methods. Further into the cave you enjoy a ride down original miner slides – great fun for all ages.

Later enjoy another astonishing experience with a raft across a salt lake. Finally after touring these enchanting underground labyrinths you will return to the outside world on the same train. This unique underground world is fun and interesting for all ages and an experience not to be missed.

Berchtesgaden salt mines tour from Salzburg

Private Eagles Nest tour from Salzburg

Explore the Eagles Nest and Berchtesgaden with this 4-hour trip and enjoy breathtaking Alpine landscapes on the Rossfeld mountain road.

On the way to the Eagles Nest, you will see the impressive Untersberg mountain and picturesque villages of the Obersalzberg mountain area. The Obersalzberg has been a popular holiday region since the late 19th century. During WWII it was home to the Second Headquarter of Hitler, the so-called Eagle’s Nest, which was destroyed at the end of the war. Take a 25-minutes bus ride up to the Eagles Nest on an elevation of around 6000 feet. Nowadays the Eagles Nest is a restaurant that offers spectacular views over the mountains and valley of Austria and Germany. Have a look at the historical areas of the building that have not been destroyed during the war and walk around to enjoy stunning views over the Königssee lake and the Watzmann mountain.

After the Eagles Nest visit, have a short stroll through the quaint little town of Berchtesgaden. Founded in the 11th century and emerged through the salt mining business, it offers colorful houses, arts and crafts and delicious beer. On Germany’s highest scenic road, you will drive back to Salzburg and enjoy once more panoramic views on the mountain landscape.

Private Eagles Nest tour from Salzburg

Private tour to Salzkammergut lakes from Salzburg

Discover the beautiful surroundings of Salzburg: Enjoy a comfortable drive to cristal clear glacier lakes, picturesque villages and impressive mountain ranges.

Go on a half-day trip from Salzburg to the Salzkammergut, where nature plays out all its charms: wide mats of Alpine foothills, around 76 lakes, lovely alpine ridges, idyllic villages with colorful flowers and the striking limestone massifs of Dachstein, Totem Mountains, Höllengebirge can be all found here.

The first stop is Fuschl Palace, which offers a quiet, relaxed view over the whole Fuschl Lake. After this short stop the tour goes on to St. Gilgen. This small village is steeped in history and lives from tourism nowadays. Mozart house, museum of local history, gondolas, coffee houses, shops and the ferry boats are only a few of its characteristics.

Continue the journey along Wolfgang Lake to Mond Lake. Almost as big as Wolfgang Lake and just as beautiful, the Mond Lake lays in a wide basin right underneath the famously steep Drachenwand mountain. In the village Mondsee you can visit the great Basilica of St. Michael. Pause, switch off and recharge your batteries from the nature of the Salzkammergut. Learn more about traditional costumes, craftsmanship and historical facts of this region, before the tour ends again in Salzburg.

Private tour to Salzkammergut lakes from Salzburg

Sites and Sounds of Music private tour

This tour is ideal to discover the best sights of Salzburg and the beautiful Salzkammergut region in one day. Get all the information you need from your personal guide about historical sites and famous music locations in Austria.

Start the tour with a visit of the Mirabell Garden, which is a popular location for photo and movie shootings. In a comfortable car you will cross the State Bridge and drive to Leopoldskron Palace. Passing by Mozart’s Birthplace, the Salzburg Festival Hall and the horse wash, you will discover a beautiful 18th century palace on a little lake upon arrival. It will remind you immediatley of the movie “Sound of Music”.

On the way to Nonnberg Abbey you will have a great view of the 900-year-old fortress Hohensalzburg and the Nonnberg Abbey convent below. Enjoy the ride along a picturesque country road to the famous Salzkammergut region. Pass by the Fuschl Palace and stop at St. Gilgen. Walk through the authentic little village near the very picturesque Wolfgang Lake. On the way back to Salzburg you will drive through the beautiful village of Mondsee. It is known for the wedding church of the “Sound of Music” movie, colorful houses and the lake Mondsee.

Sites and Sounds of Music private tour

Private modern art tour Salzburg

For more than ten years, the Salzburg Foundation financed the creation of a high-profile sculpture path in the city. For this project 12 artists, such as Amseln Kiefer, Stephan Balkenhol, Anthony Cragg, Jaume Plensa and Erwin Wurm, created extraordinary art works for public spaces in Salzburg. Discover unique sculptures and installations in public spaces as well as their meanings with this walking tour.

Anthony Cragg’s Mozart sculpture at the market square, Erwin Wurm’s human-sized cucumbers or Brigitte Kowanz’s light installation at the State Bridge: Salzburg has plenty of modern art to offer. Also the art work by Stefan Balkenhol fascinates: The human wooden figure so small on the large golden ball. The humans so mall in front of the fortress Hohensalzburg.

Experience Salzburg from a different perspective and see art against the backdrop of tradition and historical elements. Let yourself be surprised by the diversity of the city and look forward to interesting impulses and exciting discussions.

Private modern art tour Salzburg

Classical Salzburg city tour in English for groups

Enjoy a guided tour through Salzburg and experience one of the most beautiful views of the Fortress Hohensalzburg from the Rose Hill. Stroll through the Mirabell Garden to the Old Town and end the tour at the Fortress Hohensalzburg, from where you have amazing panoramic views over Salzburg and surroundings.

See Mozart’s Residence, the Trinity Church, the State Theater and walk along the Salzach river. Learn about the “white gold” and how it influenced the development of Salzburg. In the historical city center, you will walk along the shopping street “Getreidegasse”. Here you will find beautiful wrought iron signs, arts and craft shops between famous name brands as well as the birthplace of Mozart. Continue the tour to the farmers market at the University square. Do not hesitate to try delicious local cheese, sausages, fruits and pretzels with some local beer or fresh water. Afterwards, you will go to the Residence Square with its big famous fountain. See the Old Residence and the New Residence and visit the Cathedral of Salzburg, where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized.

At the end of the tour, take the funicular up to the top of the fortress Hohensalzburg and enjoy stunning views of Salzburg. From this over 900-year-old fortress you can even see the Northern Limestone Alps and – on a very clear day – the Eagles Nest in the far distance.

Classical Salzburg city tour in English for groups

Private Mozart tour in English

The magic of Mozart is simply everywhere you go in Salzburg. Follow the traces of Mozart from the Mozart square to Salzburg Cathedral, from his Birthplace to the beautiful Mirabell Garden.

The tour begins at the Mozart square at the famous Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart statue. Walk to the impressive Residence Square and visit nearby Salzburg Cathedral, where Mozart was baptized and started his early career. At the Salzburg Festival Hall you will learn more about the three reliefs dedicated to Mozart’s most famous operas. In the famous street “Getreidegasse” you cannot only go shopping but also find the birthplace of Mozart. Walk up to the third floor and visit the rooms of the family Mozart. See many original objects, such as the violin Mozart played on when he was a child.

The tour will finish at the most colorful place in town: Mirabell Garden. Admire the flower arrangements, the four-element fountain, the dwarf garden and Castle Mirabell. It is here where Mozart performed and wrote parts of his Magic Flute Opera. Take your time and enjoy the garden as long as you like.

Private Mozart tour in English

Salzburg Fortress and Mozart’s Birthplace private tour

See two highlights in one tour: Visit Mozart’s Birthplace and the Fortress Hohensalzburg with a professional guide.

In the heart of the city center, visit Mozart’s Birthplace and travel 300 years back in time. Get to know the Mozart family – their success and failure, music, travel and illnesses. Portraits, letters, music and personal belongings bring the history of the Mozart family back to life.

Afterwards it’s time to discover the famous Salzburg Mozartkugeln pralines. Visit the first production place of the Mozartkugeln and get to know other delicious Mozartkugeln on the way to the fortress. Pass by the impressive Residence Square and take the funiculary to the fortress. Walk around the fortress, discover several bastions, panoramic views of various mountain ranges and beautiful gardens. Walk over the spiral staircase to the lookout tower or visit the princely rooms on the high floor. You will be impressed how well preserved the wooden ceilings are, the tiled stoves, the equipment of the royal rooms and much more.

If you still have time, enjoy the view over Salzburg a bit longer from one of the beer gardens.

Salzburg Fortress and Mozart’s Birthplace private tour

Salzburg Christmas Tour

Discover the main sights of Salzburg during winter time and stroll over the famous Christmas market of Salzburg, the “Salzburger Christkindlmarkt”, with this guided Christmas tour.

The walking tour starts at the Residence Square, right in front of the big Christmas tree. Walk through the Christmas market to the Cathedral of Salzburg. Learn how the baptismal font of the Cathedral, assistant pastor Joseph Mohr and the musician Johann Michael Haydn are connected with the song “Silent Night, Holy Night”. The tour continues to the St. Peter district with stunning views on the Hohensalzburg fortress along the way. The Benedictine monastery St. Peter gives a pleasant contrast to the princely city and offers beautiful impressions of some church tower. From the Salzburg Concert Hall you will go to the University Square, where you will discover the local farmers market with delicious cheese, vegetables and fruits and from where you can easily reach Mozart’s birthplace.

Back at the Christkindlmarkt it’s time for a Christmas treat and mulled wine. As a souvenir of your stay at the Salzburger Christkindlmarkt you will receive the mulled wine mug as a gift. Feel free to stay longer at the Christmas market. There are interesting programs and beautiful music every day that will set you in the proper Christmas spirit.

Salzburg Christmas Tour

Private Salzburg Christmas Tour and Silent Night Exhibition

Tour Highlights

  • Salzburgs History and Traditions
  • Salzburg Museum: Silent Night Exhibition
  • Salzburger Christmas Market

Experience the Christmas spirit on this walking tour. Learn about our winter traditions, be impressed by the history of the song Silent Night annd find out how our past influenced our Christmas celebration.

Residenzplatz – Salzburger Christkindlmarkt

We start at the Residence square, right in front of the big Christmas Tree. Walk around the Salzburger Christkindlmarkt. Find out about the historical background of the Christmas market and some of the traditional, lovingly made, crafts at different Christkindl stalls.

Salzburger Dom – Silent night, Holy Night story

The baptismal font in Salzburg Cathedral, the assistant pastor Joseph Mohr or the musican Johann Michael Haydn have one thing in common – they are somehow connected with the genesis of the song “Silent Night, Holy Night”. A lot happened exactly 200 years ago in Salzburg and the surrounding area. Soon you will know where and how the song was created and how much this song effected the people and even wars. It is an exciting story to know.

St. Peter Bezirk – Benediktinerkloster

The walk continues with a view of the fortress Hohensalzburg from the cathedral square. Next stop is at the St. Peter district. The Benedictine monastery gives a pleasant contrast to the princely city and offers beautiful impressions of some church towers and the Stiftskeller St. Peter. The monastery received a letter asking for clarification about the existence of the song Silent Night. And the letter of the “authentic cause” of the song Silent Night was written.

Salzburger Fetspielhaus – Universität Salzburg

After WW II many friends started to sing Christmas corals. This ideas was so well received that Salzburg offers great concerts with traditional christmas songs at the Salzburg Festival Hall. Another famous song – ” Edelweiss” – was filmed here for the Sound of Music Movie. And later the Trapp family sang the song Silent Night at their concerts.

Universitätsplatz

From the Salzburg Festspielhaus continue to the University square where you will discover the back side of Mozart’s birthplace. The Salzburg Food Market stands offer wonderful Kletzenbrot, cheese, vegetables and fruits.
In contrast of the Christmas hustle and bustle you will find silence in the white designed but precious baroque University Church.

Alter Markt – erster Christbaum in Salzburg

Many people still use the well-known coffee houses at the Old Market square as a meeting place with family or friends. Already in the 19th century the high society met for coffee and cake. Over the years, the Christmas tradition developed here with the first Christmas tree in Salzburg.

Mozartplatz – Salzburg Museum

The end of the tour will be at the Mozart square. This monument reminds everybody of the extraordinary musician W.A.Mozart who still influences the lifes of many people. The same effect we experience with the song Silent Night. Learn more in the exhibition of the Salzburg Museum “Silent Night 200 – The Story.The Message.The Present”.

Linger longer at the Salzburg Chrsitkindlmarkt. There are daily interesting programs and beautiful music that will tune you to the Christmas season. Have fun and a contemplative Advent season.

Private Salzburg Christmas Tour and Silent Night Exhibition

Private Celtic Tour from Salzburg to Hallstatt

On this trip you will be picked up in the city of Salzburg with a glass roof panorama van (maximum 8 Persons and driver/guide) and make a small city round to see the main important sights of Salzburg from the van. Then you’ll be driving across the countryside and make some picture stops at famous spots like Wolfgang Lake or the headquarter of Red Bull in Fuschl. If you want we can also make a short break on the way. We continue the tour to Hallstatt, where you’ll have the possibility to use the cable car to the platform of Rudolfshöhe to have an overview over the whole area or to visit the Saltmine (extra entrance fees). Alternatively you can stay in the village and have a look at the typical alpine style in there. After about 3, 5hrs time in Hallstatt we’ll drive back over another mountain area to Bad Dürrnberg and the Celtic Farm and – depending on the weather and time – you’ll also see a famous waterfall on the way. Then you’re driven back to Salzburg.

You will see: Salzburg, Salzkammergut – Wolfgangsee, St. Gilgen, Bad Ischl, Hallstatt, Golling, Bad Dürrnberg, Hallein, Salzburg

Private Celtic Tour from Salzburg to Hallstatt

Dinner and Best of Mozart concert at historic fortress in Salzburg

Experience Salzburg in the best way possible by visiting the historic fortress with a combined three-course menu and a “Best of Mozart” concert. Take the cable car up to the fortress Hohensalzburg, from where you will be able to enjoy a breathtaking view of Salzburg.

Spoil yourself with a romantic three-course dinner at the Panorama restaurant with an unforgettable view of the city.

Afterwards, experience the “Best of Mozart” concert in the historic atmosphere of either the Golden Hall or the Arms Hall with Wolfang Amadeus Mozarts most famous chamber music.

You can choose between the following options: Go to the link for more information.

Dinner and Best of Mozart concert at historic fortress in Salzburg

Eagle’s Nest, Salt Mines and Bavarian Alps full-day trip from Salzburg

Enjoy a full-day excursion to the special sights of Berchtesgaden like Eagle’s Nest, Kings lake and the Berchtesgaden salt mines – while saving money on this combination package!

The first highlight of this tour is a visit of Eagle’s Nest, from where you will have a breath-taking view over the Alps. Afterwards you have an opportunity for lunch in the town of Berchtesgaden.

Then, you will visit the salt mines in Berchtesgaden, where you will discover the miner’s life underground. Finally visit Kings Lake, which is embedded among the steep and imposing mountains. Treat yourself to a few Bavarian specialities in this romantic village before you will return to Salzburg.

Eagle’s Nest, Salt Mines and Bavarian Alps full-day trip from Salzburg

Salzkammergut lakes and mountains hop-on-hop-off 24 hour pass

Discover the beauty of the lakes and mountains region aboard a new and comfortable bus. Hop-on and off whenever you want along the 16 stops, taking you through the land of music including important filming locations for “The Sound of Music,” Mirabellgarten, Lake Fuschl, St Wolfgang and the Basilika Mondsee. Admire the outstanding beauty of the glacial lakes and mountains for which this region is famous while listening to informative audio commentary available in 13 languages.

This incredible value includes free WIFI and a ticket valid for all city buses for the entire day (lines 1-28;151) within the Salzburg city limits.

Salzkammergut lakes and mountains hop-on-hop-off 24 hour pass

Best of Salzburg city and countryside day tour

Experience Salzburg city tour and a journey to the impressive lakes and mountains region on a five hour tour – a perfect combination of history and stunning landscapes.

Part 1 Salzburg city tour:

Explore the city by bus with famous sights beginning at the Mirabell Palace. Travel to see the Mozarteum (University of Music), Marionette Theatre and Church of the Holy Trinity before experiencing a short break outside of Hellbrunn Palace. Finally you will admire the Palace of Frohnburg, Nonnberg Abbey, Siegmund‘s Gate, Festival Halls, Horse Bath, Getreidegasse and Blasius Church where your tour will end in Mozartplatz.

Part 2 Lakes and mountains:

Be enchanted by the “Land of Music,” travelling through Hof and Fuschl in the Lakes region. Explore the grounds of St. Gilgen (the birthplace of Mozart’s mother) during a brief stop, before continuing to the nearby village of St. Wolfgang.

Here you will discover the beauty of this town, plus see a local church with its famous and unique 15th century raised altar by Michael Pacher. See the Weiße Rössl Hotel, the well-known setting for the famous operetta “Im Weißen Rössl” by Wolfgang and enjoy picturesque scenes during the return trip as you pass by Lake Krottensee, Hüttenstein Castle and the shoreline of Lake Mondsee.

From May to October you will also experience a boat ride across Lake Wolfgang.

Best of Salzburg city and countryside day tour

Salt mines and lake region full-day combination tour from Salzburg

This full-day tour is the perfect combination including an adventure deep into the Berchtesgaden salt mines and a journey across the impressive Lakes and Mountains region.

Begin your day with with a 4-hour tour from Salzburg, passing the Hellbrunn Palace area on your way to the salt mines. Travel deep ino the salt mines, Ideal for all ages, where you will learn the value of “white gold,” ride the miner’s train, slip down a slide and travel across a salt lake on a raft!

Following, be enchanted by the ‘land of music’, travelling through Hof and Fuschl in the lakes region maknig a brief stop in St. Gilgen (the birthplace of Mozart’s mother) before continuing to the nearby village of St. Wolfgang.

Here you will find extraordinary beauty in abundance, plus a local church with its famous and unique 15th Century raised altar, by Michael Pacher. Marvel at the Weiße Rössl Hotel, a well-known setting for a famous operetta “Im Weissen Rössl” and enjoy picturesque scenes during the return trip as you pass by Lake Krottensee, Hüttenstein Castle, the shoreline of Lake Mondsee and the town of Mondsee, with its famous old monastery.

You will also have a chance to enjoy a boat trip across the Wolfgangsee Lake from May to October, from November to April you will receive coffee and cake.

Salt mines and lake region full-day combination tour from Salzburg

Eagle’s Nest tour from Salzburg

Visit the famous Kehlsteinhaus or Eagle’s Nest given to Hitler by Martin Bormann. Enjoy ample time to explore the building as well as enjoy beautiful views from atop the Kehlstein mountains.

Pass over the boarder into Bavaria, near the salt mines, you will be traveling in the Obersalzberg area. Once used as a base for the Third Reich, Hitler, Göring and Bormann had property here. Board a special bus for an amazing journey up the 4 mile road to the Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus.)

Upon arrival you will take an elevator up 406 ft. through the mountain and directly into the Eagle’s Nest. Originally given to Hitler by Martin Bormann as a 50th birthday present, the Eagle’s Nest was primarily used as a conference center. The building itself is a masterpiece perched 6017 ft. atop the Kehlstein mountains.

There will be free time for you to explore the old conference room, dining area, small tea room and terraces with your guide explaining all the history relating to this interesting area.

Eagle’s Nest tour from Salzburg

An Evening in Schönbrunn: dinner and concert

This package offers a unique combination of two delightful destinations: gourmet cuisine and world-famous music. Enjoy a first-class dinner at Café-Restaurant Residenz, followed by a concert at Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery including the most beautiful works written by Mozart and Strauss, accompanied by vocalists and ballet dancers. A delightful evening for your palate, eyes and ears alike!

In walking distance from the main entrance to Schloss Schoenbrunn lies the restored Orangery Schoenbrunn, a location for sumptuous festivities during the reign of the Habsburgs and the place where the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart flourished. In this historic ambience, the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra performs the most beautiful works of Mozart and Strauss accompanied by vocalists and ballet dancers.

The Café-Restaurant Residenz is located in the former Palace kitchen. This building, located in the so-called Ehrenhof (“Court of Honor”), is adjacent to the Palace’s main entrance. This is where an elegant three-course dinner awaits you. Enjoy a delicious treat of seasonal delicacies of outstanding Viennese cuisine while soaking the historical ambience of this beautiful venue. It will most certainly be the highlight of your trip to Vienna!

An Evening in Schönbrunn: dinner and concert

An Evening in Schönbrunn: palace visit, dinner and concert

 

Enjoy the concert of classical music by the renowned Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra Vienna at the fully renovated Palace Orangery where Mozart himself performed in 1786. To get the full taste of Vienna, you will start your evening with a tour of the palace with audioguide and a dinner served in a luxurious restaurant. It will most certainly be the highlight of your trip to Vienna.

In walking distance from the main entrance to Schloss Schoenbrunn lies the restored Orangery Schoenbrunn, a location for sumptuous festivities during the reign of the Habsburgs and the place where the genius of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart flourished. In this historic ambience, the Schoenbrunn Palace Orchestra performs the most beautiful works of Mozart and Strauss accompanied by vocalists and ballet dancers. Enjoy fascinating Viennese music at a concert in the Orangery (beginning at 8:30pm).

Empress Maria Theresa appreciated the unique atmosphere of Schoenbrunn Palace and made it her summer residence. Take a tour of the glamorous and private rooms of the emperors accompanied by an audio guide! You are free to choose the time of the visit as long as you take it within the palace’s official opening hours.

Your tour includes a delicious dinner at 6:30pm. The Café-Restaurant Residenz is located in the former Palace kitchen. It’s in the so-called Ehrenhof (“Court of Honor”), adjacent to the Palace’s main entrance. This is where an elegant three-course dinner awaits you. Enjoy a delicious treat of seasonal delicacies of outstanding Viennese cuisine while soaking the historical ambience of this beautiful venue.

An Evening in Schönbrunn: palace visit, dinner and concert

Vienna Residence Orchestra: Mozart and Strauss Concert Tickets

Listen to world famous classical music at the most beautiful historical locations in Vienna! The brilliant performance of the Vienna Residence Orchestra, one of the best chamber orchestras in the world, will be accompanied by opera singers and ballet dancers, performing in historic outfits. Embark on a journey through time back to the days of Imperial Vienna!

The program includes the most famous and beautiful works of the Viennese classics of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, played by anywhere from 10 to 40 musicians. The concert program consists of the best music pieces by famous composers, including the overture to The Marriage of Figaro and Turkish March by Mozart, as well as The Emperor’s Waltz and Blue Danube Waltz by Strauss.

The concerts take place at the beautiful Palais Auersperg, a luxurious 18th-century old baroque palace originally owned by Hieronymus Capece de Rofrano also called “Der Rosenkavalier (The Cavalier of the Rose).

Vienna Residence Orchestra: Mozart and Strauss Concert Tickets

Evening dinner cruise with Viennese songs

On this cruise, you will experience a real Viennese evening with authentic charm, an excellent buffet of regional foods like at a traditional “Heurigen” wine tavern, and Viennese songs to sing along to.

The boat tour takes you from Schwedenplatz along the Danube Canal to the Nussdorf lock and then back on the Danube river.

Evening dinner cruise with Viennese songs

Day trip to Salzburg from Vienna

The bus ride to the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart takes you through the beautiful countryside of the Salzkammergut with its lakes and mountains, where Emperor Franz Joseph used to vacation. On a guided walk through the historical centre of Salzburg, you will see the episcopal city’s main attractions, including the cathedral, the Festival Hall and Mozart’s birthplace. From there, you continue on to some of the locations where the famous “Sound of Music” was filmed and to Mirabell Palace, which affords an impressive view of Hohensalzburg Fortress.

Then you will have some time to explore the city, have lunch or shop for souvenirs until our departure at 4 pm. The tour ends at the Vienna State Opera.

 

 

Bratislava day trip by bus and boat from Vienna

This day trip starts at 8.30 am in Vienna, from where a modern bus takes you to Bratislava. After an hour’s drive, you arrive at the city center where your tour guide awaits you. The city walk takes you through the city centre, past the National Theatre and the countless coffee houses to Michael’s Gate, the historical City Hall and the Maximilian Fountain. The tour ends at St. Martin’s Cathedral.

After the tour, you have time for lunch or shopping. A final highlight awaits you at 4 pm: The return trip by modern high-speed catamaran, the “Twin City Liner”, which takes you back to Schwedenplatz in Vienna, where the tour ends.

Bratislava day trip by bus and boat from Vienna

Full day bus tour to Bratislava from Vienna with Lunch

Located only one hour drive from Vienna, Bratislava is easily reached by bus, so why not take the advantage and make one day trip to Slovakian capital city?

The bus departs from Vienna at 09:30 AM from Erdberg and arrives at the center of Bratislava at 10:15 AM. At noon, you will meet your guide in front of Radisson Blu Carlton Hotel and embark on a one-hour walking city tour of Bratislava. See for yourself the main highlights of the Slovakian capital, including St. Martin’s Cathedral and the 13th century Michalska Gate!

After the city tour, you will be taken to the restaurant for a traditional Slovakian lunch of two courses.

In the afternoon, you will have more free time to spend in the city center of Bratislava. Explore the city at your leisure and buy the traditional handmade gifts in the square. After a day of sightseeeing, you depart from Bratislava at 5:30 PM (bus stop Novy Most).

Full day bus tour to Bratislava from Vienna with Lunch

Historical tour of Hitler’s Vienna

On this walking tour in Vienna you will see where it all began! How did an Austrian postcard painter turn into the world’s most hated man? Where could Hitler and Stalin have met? See the scars of World War II and the remains of the divided city. Take a deeper look into the darkest days of Vienna’s history.

The walk will begin in front of the Albertina museum, next to the State Opera House (Staatsoper). On this walking tour you will gain insight into what, where and why it all happened. Find out what and who influenced the young Adolf Hitler’s mind, hear and see the impact of 53 bomb attacks with more than 100.000 on the city, learn what happened to the once enormous Jewish community of the city, see the only Synagogue that would survive the Nazi regime and visit the Holocaust memorial. Hear about how Vienna was divided after the war, why it was the only city in the world where the Allied Powers managed a zone together, and why a Heroes’ Monument of the Red Army remains in the city to this day.

After this tour you will certainly have gained profound insights into the darkest days of the history.

Historical tour of Hitler’s Vienna

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concert at St. Charles Church

Experience the legendary performance of Vivaldi’s “Four Seasons” by the Ensemble 1756 playing on baroque instruments.

Vivaldi moved to Vienna in 1740, three years after the completion of the impressive St. Charles Church. However, Vivaldi’s stay in Vienna was not very lucky. Impoverished, he died here on 28 July 1741 and was buried at the St. Charles Church on the “Spitaller Gottsacker”. His tomb, like the one of Mozart, was not preserved.

One of Vivaldi’s most famous compositions, the “Four Seasons” lives on. Four revolutionary violin concerts about four poems, written by Vivaldi, containing thunderstorms and flashes, breaking ice and twittering of birds, barking dogs, a band of hunters and many more spectacular impressions. Enjoy the masterpiece yourself in the beautiful St. Charles Church.

Vivaldi’s Four Seasons concert at St. Charles Church

Classic Ensemble Vienna

Experience a classical evening in the beautiful vaults of the baroque Peterskirche in Vienna and enjoy the musical works of famous artists. The Peterskirche is one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Vienna, built from 1701 to 1733 based on plans by Lukas von Hildebrand. The program includes interpretations of works by famous composers like Mozart, Bach, Schubert, Vivaldi and Beethoven. Look forward to a musical journey through time and let yourself be enchanted by the Classic Ensemble Vienna.

Classic Ensemble Vienna

Vienna’s Ringstrasse Project walking tour with a historian

Explore past and present of Vienna’s Ringstrasse on this 3-hour walking tour.The ring-shaped boulevard known as the Ringstrasse was originally announced in 1857 to show off Vienna’s wealth and power to the modern world by imitating the grand avenues and sweeping vistas of 19th-century Paris and Berlin.

Your guide will take you along this marvelous boulevard and help you explore its political and philosophical intricacies. You’ll start in front of the impressive City Hall (Rathaus), an important landmark along the Ring. Many public buildings were built for the project and you’ll learn about their individual styles and roles. Your guide will describe the difficulties faced in funding its construction, with hesitant long term investors and well-established Viennese nobility suspicious of potential nouveau riche neighbours.

Despite these pitfalls, the Ring became an important place to see, and be seen, in Vienna. People visited it often after its completion, prompting the construction of several cafes and restaurants along the boulevard. Your guide will take you to Cafe Schwarzenberg to show you the thriving cafe culture of late 19th-century Vienna.

Note: This tour can also be booked as a children’s family tour where your guide focuses on the symbols on various buildings and on everyday life in Vienna around 1900.

Vienna’s Ringstrasse Project walking tour with a historian

Vienna wine tour with a local sommelier

Vienna is surrounded by renowned wine regions, from sunny Burgenland in the south-east to the Wachau valley in the west. Lower Austria is the cradle of Austrian wine-growing and this route aims to take you through the beautiful vineyards of this region.

You will taste at least eight different local wines during the tastings. You’ll meet your guide at 9:00 a.m. at the main entrance of Vienna’s main train station, the Hauptbanhof. After a 30-minute train ride, you’ll arrive at the delightful spa town of Baden, once Beethoven’s favourite retreat. You will pass through the classic village centre of Biedermeier and its beautiful parks.

Stroll through the vineyards with regular breaks, admire unique views and taste the wine produced by the local wineries. Stop by the delightful wine village of Gumpoldskirchen, where you can refresh yourself in one of the typical taverns (lunch not included). After lunch, the tour continues with a visit to the second cellar and a second tasting.

Vienna wine tour with a local sommelier

Vienna Woods and Mayerling half-day tour from Vienna

Explore Vienna on a half-day tour through the Vienna Woods, Mayerling, Abbey Heiligenkreuz and passing the former Roman spa town of Baden. Then end your day with a cruise on a subterranean lake!

Begin you tour with a bus ride through the Vienna Woods. Your first stop will be the memorial chapel of Mayerling, once the site of the tragedy of crown prince Rudolf and his mistress. Later enjoy a live guided tour through the medieval Abbey Heiligenkreuz and finish your day with coffee and a snack in Heiligenkreuz and a sightseeing walking tour in Baden.

Vienna Woods and Mayerling half-day tour from Vienna

Vineyard walking and tasting tour from Vienna

The German name for Vienna is Wien. Rearrange that and you get wine. Need I go on? If so, then consider that Vienna is surrounded by renowned wine regions, from the sun-baked Burgenland to the South-east, to the Wachau Valley out west.

Indeed, Lower Austria is the cradle of Austrian viticulture, so you will hike through the beautiful vineyards of its Thermal Region, just south of Vienna, which is home to traditionally quaint wine villages and some interesting endemic varietals.

Start in the lovely spa town of Baden, once a favourite country retreat of Beethoven. Meander through the classic Biedermeier village centre and its gorgeous parks before entering the vineyard landscape. During the walk, you’ll take regular breaks, including one at a local forest hut atop a hill to appreciate the beautifully expansive views, and another one to taste wine while chatting with local vintners about how grapes and vines are cultivated.

Reach the lovely wine village of Gumpoldskirchen and stop at one of its traditional Austrian wine taverns. Consider following a short trail created by local winemakers to discover yet more about regional wines or a quick visit to the wine museum. Continue your winery tour by visiting another local producer for a second tasting.

Vineyard walking and tasting tour from Vienna

Kayaking tour of Vienna for small groups

Discover the only guided paddling route in Vienna, one that uses only the cleanest, calmest and safest portions and side arms of the great Danube river. Join this ultimate summer tour and see Vienna from a different perspective!

Along the way, you will see some of the city’s coolest relaxation spots and most important contemporary buildings, as well as enjoy panoramic views from the top of Austria’s tallest tower in one of Vienna’s grandest parks!

Start paddling in the most quaint part of Vienna, the Old Danube, a lakeside village where nocturnal beavers roam in an old side arm of the Danube. See how Vienna maintains its long-established reputation as a center for diplomacy, politics and international relations as you paddle past the United Nations!

The New Danube is another beautifully calm and clean stretch of water that runs parallel to the main river channel with its barges and cruise ships (they’re separated by the famous Danube Island). This is where the local Viennese come out to party in summertime; so let’s explore Vienna’s most famous recreational spot, Copa Beach on the Danube Island, grab some lunch and a cocktail, swim off one of the many riverside pontoons, or just sunbathe and relax by water’s edge with your toes in the sand!

Leave your kayak behind and walk through the beautiful Danube Park to Austria’s tallest building: the Danube Tower. Enjoy magnificent 360° views over Vienna’s skyline from the 170-meter high observation deck. Stay for as long as you like and consider rewarding yourself for your day’s efforts in their brand new Austrian beer garden.

Kayaking tour of Vienna for small groups

Chocolate Praline Workshop at Chocolate Museum Vienna

Learn how to make the best chocolate pralines in Vienna. You can choose between Milk or Dark Chocolate and use Dark Chrispy Ganache, Hazelnut Creme (pasta Gianduja) or Coconut Ganache as a filling.

Workshop program

  • Welcome drink with a glass of chocolate-liquor shot
  • Chocolate presentation from chocolatier expert
  • Demonstration and degustation of diverse kinds of chocolate
  • Create your own chocolate bar with the option to decorate it
  • Operate state-of-the-art-chocolate-machines
  • Make your own Pralines and pack them in lux box
  • Design your own hot chocolate recipe the Aztecs – Xocolatl

Chocolate Praline Workshop at Chocolate Museum Vienna

Excursion to Salzburg from Vienna in a small group

See the sights of Salzburg on a full-day tour from Vienna. You’ll travel in small group of no more than 8 people. Our intimate tour will take you through the breathtaking scenery of the Vienna Woods, with the peaks of the Alps in the distance, and on to the stunning Austrian lake district.

Stop where the big tour buses only drive by: dip your toes in crystal-clear Lake Attersee and take a stroll around the lakeside village of St. Gilgen at lake Wolfgangsee, that became a famous location with the movie “The Sound of Music.”

Then discover Salzburg’s lovely Old Town with your guide on a comprehensive walking tour. Hear intriguing stories about Salzburg’s famous inhabitants as you pass Mozart’s birthplace, the colorful gardens of Mirabell Palace, the cemetery of the Abbey of St. Peter, Salzburg Cathedral and the Archbishop’s Palace.

After the walking tour treat yourself to a delicious lunch, or enjoy a quick bite at a sausage stand if your prefer. Spend the remaining afternoon in Salzburg, before your drive back to Vienna

Urban photo tour with Polaroid through Vienna

For those who’ve never been in Vienna and especially for those who think they already know the city: be surprised! Explore the young and creative Vienna with an equally creative tour. We’ll break you of the beaten paths. Follow us with a vintage Polaroid camera and frame your stay in a different and unique way!

Colourful graffiti, hip galleries, street art and lots of other aspects of urban living are waiting for you. Take home a one of a kind souvenir from your trip: a slide of memory that you can physically show to your friends and family and which will decorate your office desk, living room or fridge. Walk down memory lane: Your Polaroids will always take you back to the fantastic expierence you had.

Your guide is a Viennese local who is happy to answer questions you have about Vienna, recommend places to eat, give tips on what to see and where to go and much more.

Urban photo tour with Polaroid through Vienna

Full-day trip to Budapest from Vienna

Take a city trip to Budapest! Discover the old town with the impressive Parliament, the beautiful Opera House and use free time (approx. 2 hours) for sightseeing and shopping.

On an extensive bus tour the “Pest” district and a 90 minutes guided walking tour in the “Buda” district you will see the most beautiful tourist attractions of the city. Enjoy views of the Parliament, the Opera House, the historic King’s Palace and the Matthias Church, which is a UNESCO world heritage site.

Full-day trip to Budapest from Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace guided tour with a historian

We begin our encounter with the astonishing High Baroque Schönbrunn Palace (built to rival Versailles) with a stroll through the magnificent formal gardens, exploring the Baroque landscaping principle of interlaced nature and architecture that is illustrated everywhere in the layout of the grounds. Approaching the Gloriette, a huge triumphal arch situated on a hilltop with
panoramic views of Vienna’s woods, we recall the military victories that made Empress Maria Theresa’s reign (1740-1780) a highpoint of the Hapsburg dynasty’s political and cultural dominance in Europe. The park was opened not only to the court but to the general public from 1779, a populist gesture that reveals Maria Theresa’s canny charm offensive towards her subjects.

For example, Maria Theresa’s music room was the setting of acoustical delights attended by the imperial family in a glittering Rococo ambiance of gilt mirrors and lavish chandeliers. The six year old Mozart performed here for the family. The Hapsburgs’ devotion to the development of classical music did not end at their support of brilliant professional composers; many of the children were trained themselves as advanced musicians and expected to exhibit their skills in private entertainments held in this space. The Empress herself acted in plays in the private theatre.

The unique “Millions Room” owes its name to a fabulous price in gold ducats paid for it: antiquated Indo-Persian miniatures with rococo-frames, wall hangings manufactured of carved rosewood from the Antilles make the “Millions chamber” one of the most accomplished combinations of Oriental and European decorative art from the Rococo era.

Schönbrunn Palace guided tour with a historian

Architecture of Red Vienna: 3-Hour Walking Tour with a Historian

Explore a seldom-visited Vienna on this 3-hour walking tour. In 1919 the socialists gained an absolute majority of the city government following the collapse of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The 15 years following their rise to power is often referred to as Red Vienna. In this period, the government created a large amount of legislation to help with jobs and housing.

Your tour will start with two of the enormous Art Deco public housing properties on the edge of the city. 60,000 new units were built from 1925 to 1934, designed to be perfect little worlds for housing with public facilities such as common baths, public squares, and communal green areas. The areas were also meant to contain shops, libraries, theaters, kindergartens, medical clinics, laundromats, and political clubs.

One of these areas is Karl Marx-Hof. One of the largest estates, it was called the Ringstrasse of the Proletariat. A quick metro ride away is the second estate on the tour, the Reumannhof.

Your guide will also go over the civic functions of these complexes in great detail, including the complex aesthetic philosophies created in the process – a modest yet beautiful area in Art Deco to promote lower middle class and working class community belonging.

Architecture of Red Vienna: 3-Hour Walking Tour with a Historian

Vienna craft beer tasting

Austria is one of the top beer drinking countries worldwide and therefore has a huge variety of different types of beer from all over the country. During this beer tasting you will not only learn insights about the brewing process and the various beer types but also the proper way of tasting the different beers. Besides the beer tastes, your tasting also include assorted food bites to enrich the taste of the beers. Join this beer tasting tour and learn about one of the most popular drinks worldwide and make new friends while enjoying it.

Vienna craft beer tasting

Vienna food tour at Naschmarkt

On this food tour in Vienna you will visit Naschmarkt, the most famous market of the city! You will dive into various cultures and their way how to present, cook and taste food. Your local Guide will take you to a world rich of scents, colors, flavor and of course the history behind it. The word “naschen” means tasting and “Markt”, means market, so this is the so called “Tasting Market”, therefore you will have the chance to taste at the various stalls. Be ready for olives from Greece or Spain, cheese from Switzerland, curry from India, pepper from Brasil or Salami from Italy.

Vienna food tour at Naschmarkt

Street art river cruise in Vienna

Join this tour to experience Vienna by boat and gain information about the most terrific street art in town.

On this tour you will take a smooth river cruise on the danube canal to see the longest open street art gallery in Europe. Enjoy street art by big names in the scene such as ROA, Blu, Stink Fish and Shepard Fairey whom visted Vienna leaving their marks. Your local street art experts mission is not only to promote the Viennese street art, but also to create platform for travellers and locals to meet and to discuss local art.

Street art river cruise in Vienna

Prague full-day trip from Vienna

Take a day trip from Vienna to the “Golden City” on the Vltava River attracting you with its grand buildings, historic city center and cultural flair.

Departing from Vienna in the morning, you will journey to Prague aboard a comfortable bus and enjoy the beauty of the Moravian landscape.

In Prague you will take a 2 hour guided walking tour to see the Gothic Cathedral of St Vitus, the famous Charles Bridge, the Old City Hall with its beautiful Clock Tower and many other tourist attractions and have free time (approx. 90 min) for shopping, sightseeing or relaxation.

Prague full-day trip from Vienna

Bike to bite tour of Vienna

Meet a local who will show you Vienna and its culinary delights, a “Schmankerl”, on a Kick Bike!

Discover Viennese cuisine and street food dating back centuries – to the time when Vienna was the most important metropolis of the great Austro-Hungarian Empire. Each person will be lent their own kick bike for this active venture into the districts and its delights. Get to know the vibrant life of the Museums quartier and cruise with us through the local neighbourhoods (district 6, 7 or 15) and be indulged into authentic Viennese lifestyle.

Bike to bite tour of Vienna

Small group Wachau Valley winery bike tour

Join a small group cycling day-trip through the Wachau Valley, ensuring a fun and personal experience.

On the day trip you can explore the UNESCO town of Dürnstein or hike up to the castle ruins where King Richard the Lionhearted was once imprisoned. Along the way you visit wineries and enjoy lunch at a restaurant serving Austrian specialties and taste locally-made Schnapps. Master the techniques of wine tasting in a laid back environment and learn from your friendly, expert guide about the region’s fascinating history and culture.

Small group Wachau Valley winery bike tour