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Urania, Vienna: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vienna: Boat Cruise on the Danube Canal with Optional Lunch

1. Vienna: Boat Cruise on the Danube Canal with Optional Lunch

Embark on a boat trip along the Danube Canal through the historical and modern city of Vienna, once known as the “Vienna Water,” the “Vienna Arm," and the “Little Danube." Choose to indulge in a delicious lunch on the boat or enjoy the live commentary of a street art guide on Sundays. On this tour, see important buildings including the Uniqa Tower, the Urania Observatory, hotels and commercial buildings by Jean Nouvel, and the Media Tower by Hans Hollein. Take a look at the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, the Ringturm, the Rossauer Barracks, and the waste incineration plant of Spttelau designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Choose to enjoy a 2-course lunch or schnitzel dinner during your trip. Below the lock, the boat turns around and heads back to the starting point. Let the new Vienna and its countless graffiti art pieces and trendy areas enchant you as they pass by. On a Sunday you can choose to have a street art guide discuss the graffiti art pieces.

Vienna: Danube Canal Cruise with Apple Strudel

2. Vienna: Danube Canal Cruise with Apple Strudel

Discover the wonders of Vienna from a different perspective on this idyllic cruise along the Danube Canal. The trip begins at Schwedenplatz and sets sail onto the Viennese Donaukanal. Watch as the lock below is turned and the boat turns around to continue the journey. As you glide along the water, soak up the sights that surround you and enjoy a delicious warm apple strudel and a hot drink. Choose between a melange, hot chocolate, or a tea, then find a seat to admire the view. On the tour, see a selection of the city’s most iconic buildings, including the Uniqa Tower, Uranie Observatory, Jean Nouvel hotel and commercial building, the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, Ringturm, Roßauer Kaserne, Zaha Hadid House and the Spittelau waste incineration plant designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

Vienna: Danube Rhapsody Segway Tour

3. Vienna: Danube Rhapsody Segway Tour

Begin by learning how to navigate safely on your Segway, before heading out of the city center on bike paths to the Danube Canal. There you can see Vienna from a different side, an aspect of the city that not everyone experiences. After crossing the canal, ride into the big Prater Park to discover some more territory that most visitors to Vienna don't see. Glide past the Vienna Economics University, before eventually reaching the River Danube.  Johann Strauss’ most famous waltz “The Blue Danube” is dedicated to the beauty of this river, and whilst there you can decide for yourself if the river is actually blue, or if Strauss may have needed his vision checked. Following that, continue along the river to a special vantage point which is one of the best views in Vienna. It presents the Danube cutting through the hills of the Vienna Woods. To complete this unique experience, pass the apartment where Johann Strauss composed "The Blue Danube".

Classic Vienna: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

4. 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: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Lunch

5. Vienna: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Lunch

Take a boat trip through Vienna, beginning and ending at Schwedenplatz. During the sightseeing cruise, enjoy a light and modern lunch dish aboard the MS Blue Danube. The menu consists of 2 courses, a soup or appetizer/starter and main course; or a main course and a dessert. For all menus, you can have either the starter or dessert. Winter Menu (December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020): Starter - • Garlic cream soup with croutons  Main - • Beef roast in a creamy sauce with a dumpling  or • Pumpkin risotto with parmesan Dessert - •  Speculaas parfait Spring Menu (March 2, 2020 to May 31, 2020) Starter - • Wild garlic cream soup Main - • Cevapcici with tomato rice or • Tuna strudel with harissa fisoles and egg Dessert -  • Curd poppy seed cream with plum roaster Summer Menu (June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020): Starter -  • Asparagus soup with sheep's cheese croutons Main -  • Pork chops with letscho and fries or • Gnocchi alla carbonara Dessert - • Yoghurt and mango parfait with honey and pistachios  Autumn Menu (September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020): Starter -  • Chestnut soup Main -  • Pork medallions with pumpkin or • Gnocchi with pumpkin sauce  Dessert - • Apple tiramisu in a glass If someone is vegan or vegetarian, they can choose a main dish from the general menu. Allergy sufferers must be announced in advance, then an alternative is accordingly prepared. The menu is changed every season. You will cruise on a loop trip starting at the Schiffsstation Wien/City on Schwedenplatz the Danube Canal. On this tour you will see important buildings such as: Uniqa Tower, Urania Observatory, Badeschiff, the hotel and commercial building of Jean Nouvel, Schützenhaus of Otto Wagner, Ringturm, Roßauer barracks, and the Zaha Hadid House designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The MS Blue Danube impresses with nautical flair and extravagant interior design and is also air conditioned. Free leaflets with map and short descriptions in 10 languages are on board, and GPS-based information about the sights is displayed on the screens.

Vienna: Guided Danube Cycle Path Sightseeing Bike Tour

6. 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.

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What people are saying about Urania, Vienna

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 1,694 reviews

Amazing guide, beautiful itinerary and good bikes! One of the best ways to see Vienna’s top sites only in 3 hours.

Very nice experience, the boat was really nice and clean. The service impeccable and the food good as well.

Great tour, relaxed pace with plenty of stops and loads of interesting info about Vienna.

Nice cruise wonderful lunch wonderful ship wish it was longer

Very nice experience. Food was also good and well presented.