English Shades Tour in Vienna

Cultural & Theme Tours in Vienna

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On this small group tour, explore another side of Vienna and go on a tour guided by a homeless person! Discover the multiple shades of homelessness: the challenges, social services and stories of living and surviving on the street. This authentic, professional and insightful tour will submerge you into a mostly hidden and unseen world. During this 2-hour tour your guide will provide you with a mix of facts and personal stories that illustrate the complexity of homelessness. Go on this unforgettable tour that will you show another side of living in a city, while helping to re-integrate the guide. This tour will provide you with an unusual, insightful and emotional experience and discover a different side of Vienna with insights into an unseen world, far away from the typical tourist path. Understand the complexity of homelessness and inform youself about how the local social system works.
Begin by meeting your guide. After a brief check-in round, your guide will introduce you to the topic of homelessness. What challenges do homeless people face? How does the Viennese social system work? What are the reasons for homelessness? How do social institutions help? There will be an interactive exchange of thoughts and perspectives while passing different stations during the tour. We mainly work with symbols that are somehow connected to the topic of homelessness. A park for example will signify if and how it is allowed to sleep in public areas. Please note that we will not go into details about history of landmarks, since the tours are not classical sightseeing tours.The English tour leads through the city center and the charming streets of Vienna. You will be passing some sights, while focusing on the topic of homelessness.Important to know:This is a 2-hour walk and takes place outdoors.  Please wear comfortable shoes and weatherproof clothing.  It it rains heavily, your guide will discuss with you if you wish to continue the tour in a nearby cafe.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges

What’s not included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off