What else should all Vienna tours start other than a visit to the magnificent Hofburg, the former residence of the Habsburg family, where our private Vienna tour guide and scholar will introduce you to the city´s imperial past. Formerly the capital of the powerful Austro-Hungarian Empire, the city´s echoes of its regal past along with other aspects of Viennese life and tradition that have earned the city its reputation as a European center of the arts and culture will be part of our private Vienna city tour.
With our specialized and experienced guide, you can witness a Vienna that is packed with museums, concert halls, and churches—including the famous Vienna State Opera, the magnificent Romanesque St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the elegant boulevard “Graben” and the Ring Street Boulevard with its splendid palaces of former wealthy Viennese families like Lieben-Auspitz, Todesco or Henckel von Donnersmarck. Of course our tour guide will show you that the city is also livened by its traditional “Kaffeehaus” culture and give you advice where to look for the best Sacher cake in town. After your Vienna tour, linger over a cup of coffee in one of the most beautiful cafés like the Café Landtmann, Central, Schwarzenberg, Demel or one of the many, many others, enjoy one of Vienna’s opera houses, the State Opera or the Volksoper (People´s Opera House) on Währinger Street, or take in a lifetime of art and knowledge at the Art History Museum, the Albertina or the Belvedere.
Art and Architecture
While art and architecture always contributed to the beauty of Vienna, both are a major element of the city´s elements in the present time as well. Museums, exhibitions, festivals and many small galleries are located not only in the elegant First District, but all over the central parts of Vienna. The excitement of discovering creativity in small streets out of the beaten track makes a guided tour a highlight of your journey.
A major part of Viennese culture is connected to the Jewish citizens who have lived and who are living again in this melting pot of lifestyles and all Viennese walking tours include some discoveries of the Jewish heritage in this city of Sigmund Freud, Arnold Schönberg and Hedy Lamarr.
No Vienna tour is complete without a visit to the Spanish Riding School, a trip on the Ferris Wheel in the huge amusement garden “Prater” or an evening out in the cozy suburbs to enjoy the new wine of the season in a garden restaurant, the “Heuriger”: your private Vienna tour guide will help you to find the best way to include all of this in a few days stay in one of the most beautiful cities in the world!
Should you be able to add a few days to your journey we are happy to accommodate your day trips to Vienna forest, to Wachau valley, and to all parts of Austria.
Vienna is the global capital of classical music. From Mozart to Haydn, Brahms to Falco, more musicians have lived, composed, conducted, and performed here than anywhere else in the world. Retrace these masters' steps by visiting their original residences, the venues of their performances, and much more.
Find gorgeous trails and viewpoints with cozy pubs and inns along the way in this area just outside of the city. You too can experience country life in the former hunting ground of the Austrian aristocracy, a forest which inspired Beethoven, Strauss, Franz Grillparzer, and many others.