3 hours, by hired minivan with driver, max. 6 persons
You would like to take a sightseeing tour of Vienna in a comfortable car/minivan with a private guide? Or have difficulties walking and need special attention? In this cases my Private City Tour Vienna by minivan is the right choice for you. It is also appropriate for First Time Visitors and for travelers, who have a few hours available or a stop-over in Vienna and want to make the best of their time seeing the main sites of the city. You enjoy the full attention of a private guide and a personal driver in a comfortable minivan or sedan while exploring the city.
We will be stopping to get a closer look at some of the major tourist attractions in Vienna, there will be very little walking. I will pick you up from your hotel/airport/railway station by minivan or sedan with a driver and will give you a private sightseeing city tour of Vienna after we have discussed the itinerary based upon my suggestions and your preferences.
You can stay longer in Vienna and would like to see more of the beauties of our city? Then I recommend some of my Theme and Activity Tours. For example: Jewish Vienna, Music in Vienna, a museum visit or a private hike in the Vienna Woods.
The Ringstrasse (ring road) was built in the second half of the 19th century instead of the old city walls. Emperor Franz Joseph had the idea to construct a wide and elegant boulevard like the boulevards in Paris. Majestic public buildings and magnificent city palaces were to adorn the street. The Vienna Ringstrasse is one of the most beautiful streets in Europe.
Hofburg was the imperial residence of the Habsburgs. It is a complex of buildings from different periods of time. Today the Federal President of the Republic of Austria works in the Leopoldine wing. The Spanish Riding School is also located there. You can observe the white Lipizzaners in their stables.
Belvedere Palace is one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Austria. It is the former summer residence of the famous general Prince Eugene of Savoy (1663-1736). Today the Austrian Gallery is located there. It houses one of the most important collections of paintings from the Biedermeier period. You can admire also the works of numerous Austrian artists from around 1900. The most popular painting there is Gustav Klimt’s (1862-1918) Kiss.
Schönbrunn Palace was the summer residence of the Habsburgs until 1918. It is surrounded by an enormous park with flowers, lawns, statues, fountains, an obelisk and artificial ruins. The Gloriette on the hill stands majestically and offers a beautiful view over the city. Schönbrunn Palace is the most visited attraction in Vienna.
The Prater is an amusement park and a recreation area for the Viennese. In the Wurstelprater, young and old can spend hours on the various attractions (carousels, ghost trains, gazebo and others). The oldest attraction is the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel from 1897, which is also a symbol of Vienna. Some scenes from the film The Third Man were shot there.
Karlskirche (Charl’s church) is one of the most beautiful baroque churches in Austria, completed in 1739 according to plans by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach (1656-1723) and his son Josef Emanuel (1693-1742). The dome fresco is by Johann Michael Rottmayr (1654-1730).
The building of Musikverein is the seat of the Society of Friends of Music in Vienna. It is a traditional concert venue in Vienna. The famous New Year’s Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra takes place in the Great (Golden) Hall. It is broadcasted worldwide on radio and television.