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

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Duration: Your ticket is valid for 48 hours
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  • What better way to explore the myriad historical structures than a bus ride around the city?
  • Hop on at your own convenience and hop off at your favourite spot
  • Vienna State Opera, Kärntner Straße, Haus der Musik, Hofburg Palace, Karmelitermarkt, Danau Kanal – You name it and we have it in the tour
  • Hop off at any of the 7 stops or simply relax and enjoy the spectacular view
  • Double decker bus ticket valid for 48 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.

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 7 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 48 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 9 locations where you can get off the bus. Each location has been carefully selected so that you are within easy reach of one of Vienna's key attractions.

Red route: The stops along this route include:

Kärntner Straße: Running from the iconic State Opera House on the Ringstrasse to the splendid St. Stephen's Cathedral, Kärntner Straße is a shopper’s paradise located in Central Vienna.

Haus der Musik: The first museum of sound and music in Austria is the best way to appreciate Vienna’s rich musical tradition, which houses the first musical instruments to the present ones.

Hofburg Palace: Visit some of the finest medieval and baroque architecture in this pristine palace which consists of Vienna’s most magnificent structures and artworks.

Karmelitermarkt: Experience an ethnic market selling kosher goods situated amidst picturesque surroundings. The market also had good places to eat.

Donaukanal: Take a quiet stroll at the paved street along the Danube Canal or a boat trip on the Danube River.

Blue Route: The stops along this route include:

Apart from Hofburg, Kärntner Straße and Haus der Musik, the stops along this route are:

Schloß Schönbrunn: The Maria Theresa Schönbrunn Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site and was the residence of Habsburg emperors from 18th century to 1918. The beautiful gardens with flowers in full bloom and the distinct baroque architecture is a sight for sore eyes and makes it a must visit attraction of the city.

Arsenal: Visit the oldest and largest military history museum in the world in the Landstraße district. Built in the 1880s, it is designed to portray the history and the triumphs of the Imperial Army and has one of the world's largest collections of bronze cannons.

Belvedere: It is one of Vienna’s finest palace complexes with two stunning mansions of Baroque architecture facing each other. Belvedere has the best collection of artworks by artist Gustav Klimt, including the famous The Kiss. 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.

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 48 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 48 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.
  • 48 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
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Entrance fee to the attractions
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
Your ticket is valid for 48 hours
Start time
Red route: The first departure from Kärntner Straße is at 9:30am and the last at 6:00pm. Buses are available every 20-30 minutes..
Blue route: The first departure from Hofburg is at 10:00am and the last at 5:00pm. Buses are available every hour.
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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Additional information
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.
Dos & Don'ts
Dress in loose, comfortable clothes
Wear a hat, sunglasses and carry sunscreen
Don’t forget your camera
Wear comfortable shoes

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