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Vienna: Hidden Wine Cellars Tasting Experience

1. Vienna: Hidden Wine Cellars Tasting Experience

Sample wines and snacks on this guided walking tour in Vienna, the only capital city in the world that cultivates wine directly within the city. Find out everything about Viennese wine as you uncover little-known cellars.  Follow your guide to hidden and secret wine cellars which exist in Vienna's city center. Several stops of your tour will see you visiting wine cellars which have been opened exclusively for you. Taste selected wines paired with typical Viennese snacks at every stop.  Visit three different cellars in the heart of Vienna, each of which will provide you with a different glass of Viennese wine and authentic local delicacies.

Vienna: Naschmarkt Food Tasting Tour

2. Vienna: Naschmarkt Food Tasting Tour

Discover the city center of Vienna and enjoy delicacies on a walking tour through the world of culinary treats. Marvel at countless specialties of various tastes and let yourself be enchanted by the colorful diversity. Look forward to tastings at various locations and find out all about food and culinary delights. Learn more about the production of different delicacies or how certain types of food should be stored. Get inspiration from various ideas and look forward to a fun and entertaining tour.

Vienna: City Sightseeing Tour in an Electro Vintage Car

3. Vienna: City Sightseeing Tour in an Electro Vintage Car

Enjoy riding through Vienna with an optional bottle of the finest sparkling wine. Discover the beautiful city whilst your driver recounts exciting and unknown stories of Vienna's history. The rebuilt electro-vintage car is comfortable and offers 5 seats. This is an enchanting experience for young and old people.  Pass by the most historic Viennese sights in the first district such as Am Hof, Imperial Palace Hofburg, Volksgarten, Burgtheater, Rathaus (City Hall), and part of the famous Ringstraße. Drinks are conveniently served directly inside of the car during your sightseeing tour. Enjoy a special dining table with a bottle of sparkling wine, Viennese sandwiches, and petit fours to enjoy while you drive by choosing one of the premium options.

Vienna: Culinary Experience at Restaurant Stefanie

4. Vienna: Culinary Experience at Restaurant Stefanie

Discover the culinary side of Vienna on a gastronomic experience at the “Stefanie” restaurant in Hotel Stefanie. Visit the oldest hotel in Vienna and enjoy a culinary journey through the former crown lands of the Austrian monarchy, garnished with an insight into the history of Viennese cuisine. Learn links Viennese Schnitzel to Field Marshal Radetzky, whether Hungarian goulash actually originated in Vienna, where Kaiserschmarren (shredded pancake) got its name, and whether the top round is actually the best piece of beef. Try 7 delicious specialties including veal goulash with pretzel sticks, beef soup with sliced pancakes and Kaiserschöberl (unsweetened sponge cake), Viennese schnitzel with potato salad, and boiled filet of beef with chive sauce and apple horseradish sauce, as well as plum jam turnovers, apple strudel, and shredded pancakes.

Vienna Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local Guide

5. Vienna Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local Guide

Explore Vienna with a friendly local who is passionate about the city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Choose from 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6-hour tour options. Meet your guide where you're staying to get familiar with the neighborhood. Find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around and the top things to see and do. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. During the tour you’ll also have the option of taking public transportation or a taxi to get around the city if you prefer. Please indicate when booking if you’d like a private car included in the tour.

Vienna: 30-Minute Fiaker Ride in the Old Town

6. Vienna: 30-Minute Fiaker Ride in the Old Town

Find your Fiaker next to the world-famous St. Stephen's Cathedral. From St. Stephen's Square, begin your journey to old seat of government during the Habsburg monarchy, the Hofburg. Today, the President and Chancellor of the Austrian Republic have their offices at this impressive complex. Travel along marvellous boulevard known as "The Ring", where you have the chance to see the buildings of the Natural Museum of History and Fine Arts. The square between the two buildings displays the statue of Maria Theresia, the sole female ruler in the house of Habsburg. Pass by the Austrian Parliament, built in a Greek architectural style with the statue of Pallas Athene in front of it. Right after the Parliament, see the Vienna Town Hall with its impressive square. The square in front of the hall is very popular among the Viennese, many events such as the annual film festival and the Christmas markets take place there. Finish your ride back at the St. Stephans Cathedral where it started.

Vienna: Historical Pharmacy Cellar Guided Tour

7. Vienna: Historical Pharmacy Cellar Guided Tour

Acquire a new perspective on Vienna with a guided tour of the city's underworld. Travel underneath the city to discover the gloomy world that awaits. Walk around the hidden Vienna and learn about both the beautiful and ugly sides of the Viennese underworld. Beneath the city of Vienna lies a hidden network of corridors, shafts, and subterranean buildings. Discover former air raid shelters and a medicine cellar. Go on a journey to a parallel world and see relics from World War II, a pharmacy laboratory, bunkers, and places of refuge for outcasts. The Viennese underworld is larger and more extensive than in other cities and holds a world of mysteries.

Vienna: Secrets of the Fiaker & Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

8. Vienna: Secrets of the Fiaker & Horse-Drawn Carriage Ride

Peek into the unknown world of Fiakerei (horse-drawn carriage driving). Who are the Fiakers? Where did they come from? And most importantly, where are they going in the evening after work? Get to the bottom of these secrets, and many more, by visiting the original Viennese Fiaker horse stable. For the first time, you'll have the opportunity to take a look behind the scenes of the traditional two teams of "Lohnkutchen" (the original horse-drawn taxi!) Explore the unique Fiaker Horse Center in Vienna's 11th district of Simmering. An exclusive barn tour will give you insight into what's going on in a traditional Viennese Fiaker family business. Then, take a ride in an original Viennese Fiaker - the ubiquitous passenger transport of the 18th century - back to the city before the work of the Fiaker starts. During the carriage ride, you'll pass through the up-and-coming St. Marx district, heading to the city centre via the famous Ringstraße. You'll be dropped off at Michaelerplatz in the city center, a perfect place to continue your exploration of all of Vienna's top sites.

Vienna: Culinary Horse-Drawn Carriage Experience

9. Vienna: Culinary Horse-Drawn Carriage Experience

Depending on the package option you will be choosing, you will enjoy typical Austrian delicacies and/or drinks as you discover famous Viennese cuisine, during a ride through the beautiful city by horse-drawn carriage. Listen as your coachman and butler regale you with exciting stories of Vienna's history and sights. The carriage is comfortable and weatherproof, and offers four spaces with a table for you to sit at on your journey.  Relax on the drive with a clean, emission-free, and quiet mode of transportation. As you travel, pass by the most important sights of Vienna's old town such as Hofburg, the Spanish Horse Riding School, Burgtheater, Albertina, and the Opera, just to name a few. Enjoy a slower pace of life as you see and taste Austria with this enchanting experience.

From Vienna: Half-day Countryside Wine Tour with Meal

10. From Vienna: Half-day Countryside Wine Tour with Meal

Your half-day wine tour starts with a pickup at your downtown hotel (or recommended pickup location) with an air-conditioned minibus. After the last pickup, you will start your 30-minute drive to Weinviertel wine region. En route you’ll learn about Austria's fascinating history and hear about the country’s long and rich wine tradition. After arriving in the region, you’ll visit 3 unique wineries. These small, family-owned wineries produce about 35,000 to 50,000 bottles of wine each year, mostly sold in selected restaurants and from their cellars. In the small groups, you will have the opportunity to look behind the scenes and taste 4 wines at each of the wineries. At the last stop of the winery tour, you finish the day with a classic Austrian countryside dinner so you can discuss your wine discoveries as you enjoy your meal. After the tour and meal, you’ll be transferred back to your hotel or preferred downtown drop-off point in Vienna.

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4.7 / 5

based on 653 reviews

This was our first time in vienna. the pick up point was easy to find. Our guide guide arrived on time and with a warm and welcoming smile. He helped us into the vehicle and with the pram. The car was stunning and had plenty of furs and blankets to keep us warm despite it being 0 degrees outside. Our guide was excellent and very knowledgeable of the city and its notable figures. He was also very good at keeping my 5 year old engaged asking her questions and making her laugh. The tour also included photo opportunities. where the guide took the pictures. Would highly recommend this tour

Everything went great. Punctual to the minute. Everything is also very well maintained. Our daughter (7 years) loved it. That's why we booked 2 more trips on site during our stay. 2 times with the top closed, 1 time with the top open. In any case, open is preferable. Only then does it look great. There were several clean blankets in all 3 carriages. So nobody had to freeze.

We were in Vienna for 5 days and did this on our last day. It was the highlight of the holiday. It was so interesting learning all about the horses and seeing how well they are treated. The ride into the centre was wonderful and lasted longer than expected. I would highly recommended if visiting Vienna.

We had a great tour of Vienna! Even though it was cold that day, we had blankets to keep us warm. Our tour guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable. It was a different way to see all the sights and our kids (16,11) really enjoyed it too.

It was so amazing and magical. My wife and I did this for our 3rd anniversary in Vienna and it could not have been better. 10/10.