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

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Key Highlights

  • 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
  • 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
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Your ticket is valid for 24 hours

    Start time

    Red route: The first departure from Opera is at 9:30am and the last at 4:00pm. Buses are available in every 30 minutes.
    Blue route: The first departure from Museums-Hofburg is at 10:00am and the last at 4:00pm. Buses are available in every 60 minutes.
    Vienna City Walk: 11:30am

    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.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    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 a FREE walking tour 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 21 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 16 Red Route locations and 6 Schönbrunn Blue Route 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 includes the following stops:

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

    Blue Route includes the following stops:

    1. Museums-Hofburg
    2. House of Music
    3. Aqua Terra Zoo
    4. Schönbrunn Palace
    5. Arsenal
    6. 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 1 walking tour into the city center.

    Vienna City Walk: 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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 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
    • Vienna City Walk
    • Free WiFi on the buses
    • Complimentary headphones are provided on the bus
    • Free Reward Booklet


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Entrance fee to the attractions
  • Please note & Additional info

    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.

    Timings and itinerary are subject to change.

    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.

    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.
  • Reviews
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      kiran sikakolli, Switzerland, 05/May/2017
    • The two bus routes were very informative. They ran frequently. The hop on hop off locations were identifyable. We used it for one day. In the morning it was raining so we sat...

      David B Rondeau, United States, 01/Jul/2016
    • We liked the experience and it made it easy for us to see a lot of Vienna

      Bus was very handy and easy to use. I observed only one problem. The driver failed to stop at the first stop after the main stop at the Opera House. One lady asked why he...

      Catherine Kligman, United States, 08/Jul/2016
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