Vienna Full Day Shore Excursion

Cultural & Theme Tours in Stephansdom & the Historic Centre

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We meet you at 09:00 am at the pier at “Handelskai” or “Nussdorf”.We provide a chauffeur-driven airconditioned van or sedan for the driving portion plus a licensed local Austria Guide for the whole tour.The flexibility of a small vehicle allows multiple stops at the historic sights and vistas.Within the given time-frame we accommodate our guests personal preferences.By combining a driving- with a walking-segment we offer the most comprehensive One-Day-Tour.Knowing the programs offered by the cruise-operators we avoid overlap in program and overcrowding.Our walking-tour ends at St. Stephen’s Cathedral in the heart of the city around 4:30 pm.Do some window-shopping at Kaertnerstrasse or have a rooftop-drink at hotel LameéOur Taxi-Voucher gives you full flexibility in planning your return to the ship.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Prater, ViennaThe Ferris Wheel operates for more than 120 years and is one of Vienna's fife major landmarks.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Hundertwasserhaus, ViennaA public housing project full of eco-fantasy. Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Flakturm, ViennaAnti-aircraft artillery towers – WWII monsters.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Nicholas, ViennaThe Moscow-style church is part of the Russian embassy – a surprising photo-op.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Belvedere Museum, ViennaThe best baroque garden-palace in town. No admission for garden and view.To see Klimt’s Kiss we would have to enter the gallery.Duration: 40 minutesStop At: Schonbrunner Gardens, ViennaEntering the gardens to enjoy the vistas is free – for Showrooms, Carriage Museum, Zoo etc. different admissions apply.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Vienna Naschmarkt, ViennaVienna’s “belly” features a mix of market and eateries in historic (1915) market stallsPass By: Karlskirche, ViennaVienna’s most monumental baroque church meant to impress from a distance.Pass By: Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee, ViennaCommemorating the Russian soldiers fighting the Nazi-regime on Austrian soil!Pass By: Wiener Staatsoper, ViennaOne of the world’s leading opera houses, open for tours but best appreciated at a performance.The Sacher-hotel built with the profits brought with the famous “Sacher-Torte”, the world’s first chocolate cake.Pass By: Ringstrasse, ViennaThe “Golden Mile” of the Ring between Staatsoper and Votivkirche is lined with Vienna’s most stunning monumental buildings.Pass By: Akademie der bildenden Kunste, ViennaYoung Hitler was not admitted as a student at the fine arts academy – so he did not become a painter.Stop At: Rathausplatz, ViennaAround the Rathausplatz the Ring culminates in buildings like the Parliament, Burgtheater and Rathaus. The nearby Café Landtmann was Freud’s favorite From End of June to beginning of September it’s the location of the city’s food fair. In the evenings the huge open air theatre features music-movies.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Volksgarten, ViennaSurrounded by the city’s rose-collection the temple of Theseus celebrates the Greek liberation in the 1820ies.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Heldenplatz, ViennaThe most monumental courtyard of the Hofburg Palace features the infamous balcony Hitler used for his “Anschluss-Speech”.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Imperial Palace (Hofburg), ViennaThe center of political power for more than 700 years now also features different museums, the Treasury and the Spanish Riding-school.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Demel Museum, ViennaWhile the nearby Café Central is overrun by tourists the Demel Museum is a well kept secret unveiled only to private guestsDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, ViennaAmidst Vienna’s most elegant neighborhood the Holocaust Memorial at Judenplatz invites to reflect on the Jewish-Christian interaction over centuries.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Plague Column (Pestsaule), ViennaIn the center of the Graben-boulevard this baroque monument dates back to the violent conflicts between Catholics and Lutherans.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: St. Stephen's Cathedral, ViennaFor close to six hundred years this monument of faith is holding the center of town and is dominating the cities skyline even in the 21st century.Duration: 20 minutes

What’s included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Taxi-Voucher for individual return to ship
  • Licensed Local Guide for the whole tour
  • Entry/Admission - Demel Museum

What’s not included

  • Lunch - with suggestion for a traditional location. Please inform about diatry restrictions
  • Optional admission to the Upper Belvedere to see Klimt’s Kiss
  • Optional admission to the Carriage Museum/Wagenburg at Schoenbrunn (recommended).
  • Optional admission to Schoenbrunn State Rooms (Highlight Tour).
  • Entry/Admission - Belvedere Museum
  • Entry/Admission - Schonbrunner Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Volksgarten
  • Entry/Admission - Imperial Palace (Hofburg)