Nothing can compare to the culture and heritage of Austria more than its Hofburg Palace, home base of the Habsburgs from 1273 to 1918. The oldest section is the 13th century Schweizerhof (Swiss Courtyard), named after the Swiss Guards who used to protect its precincts. The palace now houses the Austrian president offices and raft of museums.

Hofburg Palace

 

Enjoy the Vienna Highlight Bike Tour for a fun way to see Vienna top sights in an enjoyable and healthy way on a 3-hour bike tour. Ride through the city’s historic streets with a professional guide, catching views of top attractions like the opera house, Hofburg Palace and the City Hall.

vienna bike tour

The MuseumsQuartier is a remarkable ensemble of museum, café, restaurants and bars inside former imperial stables designed by Fischer von Erlach. This breeding ground of Viennese cultural life is the perfect place to hang out and watch or meet people.

The Museums Quartier

Explore Danube Valley day trip from Vienna and discover the exquisite landscape of Austria’s UNESCO World Heritage listed Wachau Valley on this day trip from Vienna along the famous Danube River. Travel by coach through the gorgeous Austrian Countryside dotted with imposing castles, abbeys, sloped forests and wine villages, and take a scenic boat ride down the Danube to the town of Melk to visit its impressive Benedictine abbeys.

Danube Valley

The Staatsoper is the premiere opera and classical music venue in Vienna. Productions are lavish, formal affairs, where people dress up accordingly. In the intervals, be sure to wonder around the foyer and refreshment rooms to fully appreciate the gold and crystal interior.

The Staatsoper

Vienna City Hop-on and Hop-Off Tour and experience the highlights of Austria’s Capital in fun. Hop off at any of the 15 stops around the city including Hofburg Palace, the Vienna state Opera, City Hall, Danube Tower and the Mozart Memorial. With your 24 or 48 hop-on hop-off bus ticket including a one hour walking tour, you can create your own sightseeing itinerary and explore at your own pace.

Vienna City Hop on and Hop Off Tour

The world renowned Spanish Riding School is a Viennese institution truly reminiscent of the imperial Habsburg era. This unequalled equestrian show is performed by Lipizzaner stallions formerly kept at an imperial stub established at Lipizza. These graceful stallions perform an equine ballet to a program of classical music whilst the audience watches from pillared balconies-or from cheaper standing rooms.

Spanish Riding School

Visit the Figlmüller restaurant, the Viennese would simply be at a loss without Figlmüller. The famous restaurant has some of the biggest and best schnitzels in the business.

Figlmüller

Enjoy a royal package with a self-guided audio Schonbrunn Palace walking tour followed by a three course dinner at Café Residenz. Within walking distance from the main entrance to Schnonbrunn Palace and the Café Residenz lies the Orangery Schonbrunn where a concert of classical music with works by Mozart and Strauss to complete your evening.

Schonbrunn Palace

The Ring Tram is a continuous hop-on, hop-off guided tour of the Ringstrasse with video screens and commentary on a clockwise route stopping at 13 stations. You can get on and off at any point of the tour. The first tour leaves Kartner Ring-Oper at 10am. The last tram leaves Schwedenplatz at 5.21pm (7pm in July and August).

Ring Tram