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Big Bus Vienna: Hop-On, Hop-Off– Sightseeing Tour

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  • Hop on at your own convenience and hop off at your favourite spot
  • Vienna State Opera, Haus der Musik, Hofburg Palace, Karmelitermarkt, Danau Kanal – You name it and we have it in the tour
  • Hop off at any of the 18 stops or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular view
  • Explore the Old Town and life of the Habsburgs with the two FREE walking tours
  • Double decker bus ticket valid for 24 hours and audio commentary in 12 languages ensures you do not miss a thing


Situated at the cultural intersection of east and west, explore the rich heritage of Vienna on this Big Bus hop-on, hop-off tour.

Sip your creamy coffee at the grand coffee houses or get acquainted with the Gothic masterpieces at Stephansdom at your own pace. Shop at Kärntner Straße, delve into music at Haus der Musik, appreciate the architectural wonders of Vienna State Opera, St Charles’s Church and Hofsburg Palace, or see local folks shopping on bikes for kosher goods at the traditional market of Karmelitermarkt. The comprehensive Big Bus Vienna Hop-On, Hop-Off tour is designed just for you.

Your Vienna Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket also includes two FREE walking tours to discover the cultural and architectural delights of the "inner Ring", which is not accessible by the Hop-On, Hop-Off double-decker buses.

On the open-topped double decker bus, audio-commentary is offered in 12 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian, Portuguese, Chinese, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese, Hindi and Russian). With 18 stops to choose from this great hop-on, hop-off tour will ensure that you don’t miss a thing!

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This Big Bus Vienna Hop-On, Hop-Off tour allows you to plan your sightseeing as per your convenience. You may hop on and hop off at any of the designated stops, sightseeing, and shop or eat and then hop back again when the next bus comes along.

With buses plying from two routes and your ticket valid for 24 hours, the hop-on, hop-off tour ensures you don’t miss a thing.

The double decker bus will offer a panoramic view of the city and cover the major historical landmarks and the must-visit sites.

There are 13 Red Route locations and 5 Schönbrunn Blue Route locations where you can get off the bus. Each location has been carefully selected so that you are with in easy reach of one of Vienna's key attractions.

Red Route includes the following stops:

1. Opera
2. House of Music
3. Mariahilferstraße
4. Museums-Hofburg
5. Karmeliter Market
6. Augarten
7. Prater
8. Danube Tower
9. Old Danube
10. Danube Island
11. Blue Danube
12. Danube Canal
13. Stadtpark

Schönbrunn Blue Route includes the following stops:

1. Museums-Hofburg
2. House of Music
3. Schönbrunn Palace
4. Arsenal
5. Belvedere

While on the bus, you will discover Vienna’s rich history through our informative personal commentary available in 12 languages - English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese, Hindi and Russian.

Your Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket also includes two walking tours, which are as follows:

Imperial Vienna
This walking tour shows you the life of the Habsburgs as you will visit places like Hofburg, the Spanish Riding School, the Heldenplatz and the Capuchin’s Crypt. The tour also covers the music in the city, from Mozart to Haydn and Beethoven, plus the many composers Vienna is famous for.

An Afternoon in Vienna
Discover Vienna’s medieval streets, beautiful squares and historical sites on an astonishing afternoon walk through the city’s Old Town. Your guide will help you relive the golden age of music by taking you along the paths where great composers like Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven and many others, once walked. The tour ends at St. Stephen’s Cathedral - the symbol of Vienna and Austria’s most important gothic church.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



Your ticket is valid for 24 hours

Start time

Red route: The first departure from Opera is at 09:30am and the last at 5:30pm. Buses are available in every 20-30 minutes.
Schönbrunn Blue route: The first departure from Museums-Hofburg is at 10:00am and the last at 5:00pm. Buses are available in every 30-45 minutes.
Imperial Vienna Walk: 10:30am
An Afternoon in Vienna Walk: 4:00pm
Duration: Your ticket is valid for 24 hours
Full Loop:
Red Route:100 mins
Schönbrunn Blue Route: 85 mins

Meeting point

You may board the bus at any of the designated stops

Ending point

You may get off at any of the designated stops as per your convenience

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  • 24 hour ticket for the double decker bus tour
  • Personal recorded commentary is offered in your choice of 12 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese, Hindi and Russian
  • Complimentary headphones are provided on the bus
  • Imperial Vienna Walking Tour
  • An Afternoon in Vienna Walk


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fee to the attractions


Dress in loose, comfortable clothes Wear a hat, sunglasses and carry sunscreen Don’t forget your camera Wear comfortable shoes

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Please note

Your Hop-on, Hop-off ticket is valid for the dates you select at the time of booking.

Your ticket is valid for 24 hours from first use. A full loop (without getting off the bus) lasts 1 hour, 15 minutes.

Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-on, Hop-off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start the tour from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 hours from that time

Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child).

Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions that you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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