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Panoramic City Tour of Vienna with Danube River Cruise

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Highlights

  • Enjoy a delightful boat trip on the Danube
  • Discover Vienna’s interesting modern buildings
  • See the extraordinary creations of an off-beat Vienna artist

Overview

As well as its grand historical architecture Vienna has many interesting modern buildings. This tour will show you the best of these and treat you to a cruise on the Danube so you can view the city from the water.

See some of the tallest places in town. These include the 65 meter giant Ferris wheel at the famous Vienna Prater fairground and the unmistakable Danube Tower, a sky-piercing structure 252 meters tall.

View the six Y-shaped towers of the United Nations Building – their authoritative style reflecting the seriousness of their purpose. Quite different are two exciting buildings designed by revolutionary Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

Hundertwasser, described by some as a ‘hippie trippy artist’, hated straight lines and loved plants and vibrant colors. You will see his signature style at the Hundertwasserhaus, where fully grown trees protrude from windows and all the apartments are painted different colors.

End your delightful half-day tour with a cruise on the Danube and enjoy seeing the city from another perspective.

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Itinerary

For your half-day Panoramic City Tour of Vienna with Boat Ride tour you will be picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle. An expert multilingual guide will accompany you. You will first take a city tour by bus and then board a boat to see Vienna from the water.

Some highlights of your city tour include the following:

Hundertwasser: Another exciting building, this time an apartment block, designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. It has a roof covered with earth and grass and large trees growing from inside the rooms. Each apartment door and window is different and the tenants can alter their apartments both inside and outside. The exterior walls are a patchwork of mosaics, color and decoration.

Vienna Prater Amusement Park: This fun fair is a Viennese institution, like the coffee houses or the Heuriger (wine taverns). Its most striking landmark, and one of Vienna's too, is the 65 meter (211 feet) high giant Ferris wheel.

The United Nations Building: Along with New York, Geneva and Nairobi, Vienna is one of the four headquarters of the United Nations. The Vienna International Centre (VIC), commonly known as 'UNO City', was designed by Austrian architect Johann Staber. The complex consists of six Y-shaped office towers surrounding a cylindrical conference building.

The Danube: You will see Danube Island, the Copa Cagrana, the Danube Park and the Danube Tower. This Danube tower 252 meter (819 feet) high tower was built in 1964 and has a restaurant at the top with splendid panoramic views of the old city and Vienna Woods.

We drive further, passing houses where Albert Einstein and Beethoven once lived as well as the Artist's colony at the Hohe Warte, with the residences of Alma Mahler-Schindler and Gustav Klimt.

From a viewpoint in the hills of the Vienna Woods you will see magnificent panoramas of the vineyards and the city. On the way back you will pass through the romantic wine growing village of Grinzing.

You will then board a boat from Reichsbrücke or Schwedenplatz for an enjoyable Danube cruise that will last for 1 hour 40 minutes. When the boat trip is not available, Ride up the Danube Tower.

The tour finishes at Schwedenplatz or at the Opera House.

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Reviews

Excellent tour of the vineyards. Thoroughly enjoy the rural part of the city, and the kids absolutely loved it. The food on the river cruise was also excellent. One of the rare... YAP SOON JIN

there should have been more of english speaking assistance on the tour. specially on the bus. it was satisfactory on the river cruise. but overall, a very enjoyable trip.... sukhdeep s brar

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Apr - 18 Oct: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Duration

3 hours 30 minutes

Start time

Start time: 1445h (2:45pm)
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Meeting point

Your hotel in Vienna.
(Please advise us of your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Central departure point: Südtiroler Platz (Wiedner Gürtel/Laxenburger Strasse): Accessibel via U1, 0 and 18 (tram), 13A (bus), S-Bahn (train).
Follow the sign Hauptbahnhof, than Favoritenstraße, than Laxenburger Straße, (follow staircase, exit), Bus platform A7/A8.

Ending point

State Opera House or at Schwedenplatz

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned mini coach
  • Multilingual Guide (English, German, Italian & Spanish speaking)
  • Boat ride for 1 hour 40 minutes

Exclusions

  • Hotel drop off
  • Food and drinks

Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to reconfirm departure details.

Those clients who would prefer to come directly to our main departure point we would like to point out a description to easely find our buses:
Central departure point: Südtiroler Platz (Wiedner Gürtel/Laxenburger Strasse): Accessibel via U1, 0 and 18 (tram), 13A (bus), S-Bahn (train).
Follow the sign Hauptbahnhof, than Favoritenstraße, than Laxenburger Straße, (follow staircase, exit), Bus platform A7/A8.

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Additional info

  • Contact details for the local activity operator will be found on your confirmation voucher.
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  • "Wonderful tour of Vienna" Excellent tour of the vineyards. Thoroughly enjoy the rural part of the city, and the kids absolutely loved it. The food on the river cruise was also excellent. One of the rare...
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