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Vienna: Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide

1. Vienna: Tickets for Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide

Mozarthaus Vienna with Audio Guide: At the Mozarthaus Vienna, visitors can explore the only Vienna apartment of Mozart’s that has been preserved, where he lived from 1784 to 1787 and 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, spread over three exhibition levels, 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. Make sure to get a free Audioguide to discover Mozarthaus Vienna. In addition to the permanent exhibition, a special exhibition also takes place in the Mozarthaus Vienna, which changes each year and is included in the price of admission. Every Sunday an additional, 30-minute free tour of the highlights of the Mozarthaus Vienna is available (only with valid entrance tickets).  Music Combo Ticket: Mozarthaus Vienna and Haus der Musik: Together with the interactive Haus der Musik, the Mozarthaus Vienna offers the “Mozart & More” combo ticket, ideal for music fans. Embark on a journey of discovery into the world of Mozart and music. The Haus der Musik in Vienna is a modern, interactive sound museum located in the historic city center. The 6 floors of the historical palace invite visitors to try out making music themselves. The Haus der Musik combines the past, present and future of music in an inspiring and exciting way.

Vienna: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour with Cruise Option

2. Vienna: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour with Cruise Option

See Vienna's historic and modern highlights on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour with audio commentary. Choose between a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour pass to suit your schedule. All tickets include a self-guided walking tour with an optional guided walking tour or Danube River Cruise available. See some of "Old Vienna's" landmarks including the Opera House, Museum Quarter, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, Town Hall, and the Danube Canal. Proceed outside the city center past Prater Amusement Park to "Modern Vienna", with breathtaking views of the Vienna mountains, UNO City, and Danube Island on the Red Route. Starting in the city center, discover Vienna's famous palaces on the Blue Route. Pass the Hofburg Palace, then out of the city to the Schönbrunn Palace and the Belvedere Palace. See the suburban areas of Vienna, the expressionist landmark Hundertwasserhaus, and the “New Modern” Hauptbahnhof. With the Classic Ticket, benefit from 24-hour access to the sightseeing bus tour to see the best of Vienna in one day. Use the self-guided audio walking tour to learn more about the city at your own pace. With the purchase of a 48-Hour Premium Ticket, join an Inner City Vienna Walking Tour with a licensed guide who will lead you through the pedestrian area of Vienna’s Old Town. Learn more about the fascinating imperial history with comprehensive insight into some of its most notable buildings. Select the 72-Hour Deluxe Ticket option to enjoy a scenic Danube River Cruise. In the evening, gain a different perspective on the city with access to a Panoramic Night Bus Tour with a live guide. Admire the shimmering lights of the city to finish off one of your days exploring the Austrian capital.

Vienna: Time Traveller Walking Tour

3. Vienna: Time Traveller Walking Tour

Travel back in time and witness the events that made Vienna the cosmopolitan city it is today. Enjoy six scenes with breathtaking virtual reality technology that let you relive the past on a unique two-hour tour with an audioguide. Take part in a procession on White Sunday in 1483, one of the few occasions when the ornaments were brought out and shown to the public. Take cover as the Ottoman Empire carries out another siege during the second siege in 1683. Experience the darkness during the plague that killed half of Europe and learn about Augustin, a singer who showed that Vienna could survive such terrible times with humor and music. On a sunny day, walk around the Hofburg and see Empress Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph II on a hunting trip. Luckily, you're standing very close to the road, so don't forget to wink. At the Opera you will experience Vienna in the golden 20s and see how people prepare for an opera performance. In the last scene at St. Stephens square see the cathedral burn in the last month of the terrible Second World War and witness the Soviet army driving the last German soldiers out.

Introducing Vienna Part 2: Courtyards & Mysterious Places

4. Introducing Vienna Part 2: Courtyards & Mysterious Places

Discover the hidden parts of the historical center of Vienna and learn more about the city’s courtyards and their legends. Listen to the many stories of Vienna as you stroll through narrow streets to lesser-known places in the city. Explore many famous highlights of Vienna that you will see during the tour. See Stephansplatz, Mozart’s final residence, Ballgasse, and the Franciscan Church and Monastery. Admire Palais Neupauer-Breuner and the Deutsche Haus, and stroll along Blutgasse and Domgasse. Learn more about St. Stephen’s Cathedral, traditional Viennese cuisine, and the house "Where the cow plays on the board" before exploring the old university district, the Jesuit Church, and the old city wall. This tour continues on from Part 1 provided by the same tour operator. However, it is not a problem if you have not taken part in the first tour beforehand.

Vienna: Mozart Concert with Dinner and Carriage Ride

5. Vienna: Mozart Concert with Dinner and Carriage Ride

Enjoy an unforgettable, perfectly organized evening with dinner, a ride by horse-drawn carriage, and a fantastic concert. Experience Vienna’s best side with the Mozart VIP ticket and discover its culture and cuisine. At 06:00 PM a beautifully laid table at the Hotel Imperial awaits you in the heart of Vienna, just a few steps from the famous Musikverein. Enjoy a delicious 4-course meal with an aperitif at the Opus restaurant. After dinner your guide in Mozart costume will lead you to the horse-drawn carriage, which will take you through the magnificent historical center of Vienna to the Konzerthaus, the Musikverein, or the State Opera. Experience a feast for the eyes and the ears in the best seats in the concert hall. You will be given a program booklet and a CD by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra as a souvenir. After the concert your Mozart guide will be happy to call a taxi for you or advise you on how to spend the rest of the evening.

Vienna: Spy Mission City Exploration Game

6. Vienna: Spy Mission City Exploration Game

Discover the city's fascinating history and attractions as you solve clues around Vienna. Explore this beautiful Austrian city by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Receive your access code by e-mail upon booking the tour and use the code in the app. Wander around Vienna for about 1.5 hours to complete your quest. However, there's no time limit, and you are free to explore the city at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure.  Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can also split into teams and compete against each other or purchase an individual ticket.

Magical Christmas Tour Around Vienna

7. Magical Christmas Tour Around Vienna

Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places and markets. How does Vienna celebrate Christmas? How many christmas markets are in Vienna? Discover a wide variety of Austrian traditions and customs, which include a wide range of seasonal products, including the traditional Glühwein. The Christmas special times brings magic to Vienna’s Old Town. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year! You will experience the capital of Austria in a different perspective: filled with colors with its traditional offerings and particular vibes.

Vienna: The Historic Center Private Walking Tour

8. Vienna: The Historic Center Private Walking Tour

The walk begins in front of the Vienna State Opera, one of the most important opera houses in the world. Here you are given an overview of the development of the city to the present day. You continue from the Hotel Sacher to the Albertina with a stop at the "Monument to War and Fascism". Your walk then continues to the Hofburg, the former main residence of the Habsburg family. After being given a historical overview, you will go to the Ballhausplatz to see the Presidential Chancellery and the Federal Chancellery. Afterwards you will see the most important shopping streets of the historic center such as Kohlmarkt and Graben where you will hear stories about local coffee houses, pastries and Viennese cuisine. The walk ends in the heart of Vienna where the largest church in the country, the St. Stephen's Cathedral, is located. Here you will learn more about the Cathedral and its destruction during the Second World War.    

Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour

9. Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour

Take a walk through the historical center of Vienna on a private 3-hour tour, and see all the main monuments while you hear the history of the city. Following a pick-up from your hotel (or other location on arrangement), stroll - or use the public transport system - to the Hofburg Palace, the imperial residence of the Habsburg Empire. Discover the city’s grand squares and courtyards of the Old Town. Stroll down the famous Graben, and admire the façades of handsome buildings and monuments such as the Pestsäule, built by Emperor Leopold I following the Great Plague of Vienna. Walk down the elegant Kohlmarkt, and look in the windows of fashionable boutiques. Pass the legendary Demel pastry shop, and stop outside St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Next, see the splendid buildings of the Ringstraße, including the Austrian Parliament, Imperial Court Theater, City Hall, University, and Vienna State Opera House. See the Museum of Art History and Museum of Natural History. Continue to the Belvedere Palace to see the baroque summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy. Get a beautiful view over the city from the park. 

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It was a great tour around Vienna. Great routes to look at the most relevant places in the city of Vienna.

I highly recommend this App, saved us money and had had a great choice of attractions

Great friendly and helpful staff. Good availability and great routes around the city.

Great way to see the city and get the history and to then go an explore on your own.

It is always a good way to discover a city for the 1st time (tour and explanations)