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Vienna: Food, Coffee, and Market Discovery Tour

1. Vienna: Food, Coffee, and Market Discovery Tour

You begin your Vienna tour on one of the most famous and attractive shopping streets in the city: The Graben. Home of the court jeweller Heldwein, and the famous porcelain factory of Augarten, the area is littered with imperial architecture, opulent coffee shops, and first-rate eateries. It would be rude not to offer you a coffee before getting started properly, so after your brief stroll, you will stop for a quick coffee and a snack. However, this won't be at one of the famous cafes, because only tourists go there. Instead you will head to one of the few cafes that locals still visit — a proper and still functioning Kulturcafe. To Nasch means "to nibble" and that is exactly what you can do at the Naschmarkt, easily one of Europe’s best open-air markets. It is a mile long and showcases over 120 food stalls and some delectable restaurants that are cooking up some of the best food in the city. Here, you will find the most diverse array of fruits, vegetables, and delicacies that are available in Vienna from all over the world.  While the Naschmarkt is a must-see, any local will tell you that they rarely pay it a visit, unless they fancy fighting out with tourists for the vendor’s attention. Instead, every local has their own market that they like to visit. These may not be as big as the Naschmarkt, but they are certainly more lively and less touristy. To that end, you will be whisked away from the Naschmarkt to a real functioning Viennese market. Whether that be the trendy Brunnenmarkt in the 16th district with its cafes and creativity, the lively Viktor–Adler–Markt in the traditionally working class 10th district, or even the peaceful farmers market at Karmeliterplatz in the 2nd district, will depend on the day and the guide. But don’t be afraid to ask for directions to the others: there is never enough time in a day, let alone in a tour to visit everything. Irrelevant of the market, one thing that can be guaranteed is that there will be food. Your guides will introduce you to some Viennese guilty pleasures, sweet and savory, and life on the streets that no guide book would ever mention. Pausing to take in Wurstelstand life offers you the chance to taste Austrian’s favorite dish (hint: it’s not schnitzel), while grabbing a cheeky beer or spritzer (soft drinks are available) that will help you re-hydrate after the buzz of the markets. Along the way you will sink into the famed Viennese coffee culture. Coffeehouses have played a very important role in shaping the culture of the city over the centuries, with the first cup being brewed all the way back in 1683. The Austrian Inventory of Cultural Heritage describes the coffeehouses as places “where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill".

Vienna: Private Evening Discovery Tour with Dinner

2. Vienna: Private Evening Discovery Tour with Dinner

Experience the best travel stories for yourself! Join a local expert and uncover hidden gems. Your evening tour of Vienna will begin with a look at the beautiful Karlskirche, considered to be the most outstanding baroque church in the city. From here, walk around the corner and feel the buzz and life of the 4th district. This whole area is full of art, music, and some truly amazing pastries. For the first stop, tickle your sweet tastebuds with a favorite local bakery and allow a pastry-extraordinaire to show you handmade pastries made from generations-old recipes. Paired perfectly with your sweet treat, enjoy a wonderful cup of Viennese coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. After soaking up the sights, smells, and chocolate-y delights, enjoy coffee at the market. Discover where the Viennese go for a good night out, and head to 4th District. Enter into an industrial-style bar with rotating DJs and killer cocktails. Then, find yourself in the 16th District and try some taste street food, typical of Viennese cuisine. Enjoy the bustling square, people watching and sipping on a glass of Austrian beer or wine. Arrive nest in District number 5 and find out what real Viennese food is all about. Try a taste and traditional dish paired with Austrian wine. Visit Neubau in the 7th district, and local favorite, and learn why it's one of the city's leading creative centers. Here, stop in two bars to end off a great night of exploration and good food. Taste a glass of Zweigelt, an Austrian red wine, beer, or a cocktail on a rooftop patio, and admire the stunning views over the city. End the tour at a secret second bar known for the best innovative cocktail in town. Ask your guide for tips to continue the night, and keep the party going.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 41 reviews

We signed up for the foodie tour while in Vienna, and our guide was Maria, Who was excellent. We got to experience the local markets and culture of Vienna, taking the subway and the tram to different districts that we likely wouldn’t have gotten a chance to see on our own. We got to really understand the importance of local street vendors to different districts. We also got to go to the Christmas market which was lovely. What a delicious and amazing tour and Maria was super informative and friendly. Would highly recommend!

Our tour was amazing! Everything we did was unique to Vienna, and quite a few options were personable favorites of our guide. The guide gave us flexible options for a few of the stops as well- which made the experience incredibly personable. We walked in easily to every location- some of which were completely packed! We also learned how to use the metro- which was a great plus!

Our guide was wonderful. The tour was suppose to end at 2:00. He left us at 3:45. We had an excellent time. The people that we met were so very nice. The only part that wasn’t too popular was the horse meatloaf, but the rest was excellent and plentiful.

Amazing choice of food and our tour guide Chris is very knowledgeable, I have learnt a lot of history about Vienna during the tour. High recommend!

Urnella was very prompt and knowledable, always fed us and let us have intelligent fun