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Vienna: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concert in Karlskirche

1. Vienna: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concert in Karlskirche

Experience Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a masterpiece of classical music. Visit Vienna’s Karlskirche and listen to the concertos of a string quartet and basso continuo. The performance by Orchestra 1756, a classical period instrument ensemble, makes this concert extraordinary. Enjoy a journey through time with this evening concert and experience unforgettable moments with historical sounds. The Four Seasons includes four of twelve revolutionary violin concertos that interpret each season of the year. Four sonnets are the inspiration for this masterpiece that takes you into a world of sound, with thunder and lightning, cracking ice and birdsong, a sleeping shepherd boy, hunting parties, and many other places. Program: Le quattro stagioni – The Four Seasons Spring, Op. 8 Nr. 1 Summer, Op. 8 Nr. 2 Autumn, Op. 8 Nr. 3 Winter, Op. 8 Nr. 4 One or two additional parts which are changing from week to week and could be from these composers: Works by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, H. I. F Biber, and other major composers.

Vienna: Public Transport City Card and Attraction Discounts

2. Vienna: Public Transport City Card and Attraction Discounts

With the Vienna City Card, you can go anywhere in Austria's beautiful capital. Upon activation, you will have 24, 48, or 72 hours to explore the entire city with free and unlimited access to public transportation, including metro, trams, regional trains, buses, and night buses (zone 100). Enjoy countless benefits in museums and sights, exhibitions, theaters, concerts, shops, 20% off consumption at each of the participating restaurants, and much more for the duration of your stay (max. 7 days). Save up to 50% with the discounts. If you are traveling with your family, you're in luck as one child under the age of 15 travels free with each city card holder. Please see the app "ivie - Your Personal City Guide" for full information about all the discounts you can get with your card. Download ivie, enter your 8-digit code to activate and hold your digital Vienna City Card.

Classic Vienna: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

3. Classic Vienna: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

This tour takes you to Vienna's most beautiful sights, from the city center to the Danube Canal. Stay on bike paths and less congested roads for the ideal experience of Austria's beautiful capital with plenty of chances to stop for photos along the way! Ride along the Ringstraße, passing the famous sights including the Staatsoper (State Opera), the Austrian Parliament Building, the Burgtheater, and the Rathaus (town hall), then continue into the first district, where St. Stephen's Cathedral rises impressively above Stephansplatz. Follows the Donau Canal past Urania and through the Stadtpark, over Karlsplatz with the magnificent Karlskirche, then return to the starting point.

Vienna: City Bike Tour

4. Vienna: City Bike Tour

Experience Vienna's lively streets and the riverbank of Danube by bike. See the major sights up close and hit the cycle path with your knowledgeable guide. Cycle down Ringstrasse to get a sense of the city's imperial history. Learn about the former center of the powerful Habsburg Empire through the impressive architecture of Vienna’s boulevards. Stop outside several historical sites to hear the stories behind them. Take unobstructed photos of the Opera House, City Hall, the House of Parliament, Hofburg Palace, and the colorful Hundertwasserhaus.

Vienna: Mozart's Requiem by Orchestra 1756

5. Vienna: Mozart's Requiem by Orchestra 1756

Experience Mozart's Vienna with tickets for a concert evening at the Minoritenkirche, one of the oldest churches in Vienna. Listen to the Requiem Mass in D minor by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The performance with 40 musicians is based on the size of the world premiere in 1756. This results in the ensemble's special, historical, and classic sound. There are numerous legends surrounding the requiem mass - Mozart is said to have sung the moving "Lacrimosa" with his friends on his deathbed.  Choose your seat in one of the 3 available categories: Category I in the first 13 rows, Category II with free choice of seats in the middle part of the church or in the gallery, and Category III with free choice of seats in the back part of the church or in the gallery.

Vienna: City Segway Tour

6. Vienna: City Segway Tour

Get up close and personal with Vienna as you glide down its grand streets and hidden alleys. Learn how to drive your Segway in a concise safety briefing and set off on your journey back in time. Ride down the Ringstrasse and take in the beauty of the Opera House. Hear stories about the Habsburg family outside their former home, the Hofburg Palace. Delve further into Austrian history at the City Hall and the Houses of Parliament. Enjoy having time to admire Vienna's architectural gems. Take plenty of photos at each stop to capture the city's cosmopolitan beauty.

Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

7. Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

Take a private walking tour of Vienna's city center and discover the highlights of the Austrian capital. Learn about the city's culture, history, and global influence as you explore Vienna through a local's eyes. Begin your tour by meeting your private guide right outside your accommodation. Start exploring Vienna's old town and collect local tips as you go. Dive into Vienna's history and get acquainted with the must-see sights. Stroll down Ringstrasse and admire the opulence of the State Opera and the Hofburg Palace. Gaze up at the impressive spire and dazzling rooftop of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Pass by Vienna's famous coffee houses, and see where famous historical figures lived, from the Habsburgs to Mozart. During the hour, hear stories about the sights and find out about some hidden gems in the city.

Vienna: Guided Danube Cycle Path Sightseeing Bike Tour

8. Vienna: Guided Danube Cycle Path Sightseeing Bike Tour

Explore the capital of Austria on two wheels on this guided bike tour. Discover the city like a local using well-maintained bike paths. Listen as your guide shares entertained stories about topics like the former royals.  Meet your local guide at the activity provider's office and get set up with your high-quality biking gear. Hear an informative introduction about Vienna as you embark on your journey by the colorful Prater amusement park.  Ride along the Danube Cycle Path to the extraordinary architectural creations of Hundertwasser. Discover the Ringboulvard to get a glimpse of the city's imperial history. Enjoy a stop in front of several fascinating historical sites to unlock the stories behind them.  Take photos at landmarks such as the Opera House, City Hall, Hofburg Palace, and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Soak up the multicultural, gastronomical, and artsy vibe of Leopoldstadt on your way back. Conclude your experience at the meeting point and with some local hints, tips, and ideas for the rest of your stay.

Vienna: Bus Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

9. Vienna: Bus Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

Explore the best of Vienna in 1 hour while enjoying a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience. Hop on the Future Bus to be driven through the city's main highlights and make 4 stops to dive into another reality with VR glasses. Begin your tour at the welcome stop at Albertinaplatz, right behind the Opera building. Receive a welcome from your driver and take a seat in the comfortable and well-equipped minibus. Get your earphones and be greeted by a professional audio guide. After a quick briefing, begin your exciting tour. Start by seeing Vienna's magnificent buildings including the State Opera, the Neuburg, Heroes Square and Maria Theresia square. Hop off the minibus for the first out of 4 virtual reality stops. Follow the audio guide's instructions to wear your virtual reality glasses. Meet some of Vienna's greatest individuals including Eugene of Savoy, Archduke Charles and Maria Theresia. After the virtual reality tour, remove the glasses and continue the tour. Pass by the Volksgarten, the Austrian Parliament, and then stop right in front of Vienna's city hall. There, near the Burg theatre, enjoy the second virtual reality stop. Afterward, be driven further towards Schottentor and turn to the next virtual reality stop at the Neo-gothic Votive Church. Learn about the assassination attempt of Emperor Franz Joseph, and his brother Maximilian. Continue the journey as you hear interesting stories through the audio guide. Pass by Volkstheatre, Museumsquartier, the Secession building, Naschmarkt, Karlskirche, and many other interesting sights which you can admire through the large window next to you. Finally, be taken back to the famous Ringstraße. From there, return to the starting point of the tour, right behind the Opera building, for the final virtual reality stop.

Vienna: 3-Hour Churches of Vienna Private Tour

10. Vienna: 3-Hour Churches of Vienna Private Tour

Picture Vienna and its abundance of churches, cathedrals, and other sacred buildings. Admire these very buildings with a licensed guide on a private 3-hour tour. Visit 5 of Vienna's notable churches and learn about their fascinating histories. Enter St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its unique roof and massive towers which serve as the tallest points of Vienna's skyline. Marvel at the vastness of the cathedral's chambers, its decorations, and gorgeous altars. Afterward, step inside the small, but still stunning St. Peter’s Church. From the outside, it may look inconspicuous, but inside this baroque church impresses with its frescoes, paintings, and gilded, dome roof. Explore the neo-gothic Votiv Church and see its stained glass windows. Be impressed by the elaborate ciborium made by artist Joseph Glasser. After visiting Votivk Church, stop by Minoritenkirche and experience a piece of Italy. Appreciate its peaceful atmosphere and see a mosaic version of Da Vinci's Last Supper. Your last stop is St. Charles' Church. Be amazed by its opulent frescoes in the cupola containing 1250 square meters of incredible splendor and beautiful colors. During your tour walk by remarkable places such as the Rathaus, Burgtheater, Hofburg Palace, and the Vienna State Opera.

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What people are saying about Karlskirche

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It’s good value for money if you visit 2 attractions each day. If you’re not sightseeing, 1, 2, 3 day (and longer) subway/suburban train tickets can bought at most subway/train stations.

The concert was really amazing and the setting couldn’t be better. The whole experience was certainly one of the highlights of my stay in Vienna. :)

I was in awe while watching the brilliant composer performing Vivaldi pieces in his own way, in this magnificent church. Highly recommend it!

Easy to pick up tickets, glad to order early as it was sold out show! Beautiful event.

Lovely experience, enjoyed the performance, absolutely recommended