Private Vienna Old Town Walking Tour

(56 Reviews)
Duration:   02h 30 min


Vienna's historic city center should be one of the highlights of your trip - it is packed with world-famous sights and monuments related to Vienna's imperial past! The best way to discover the old quarter is on foot with one of our friendly and enthusiastic guides.

Your guide will meet you directly at your centrally located hotel or a meeting point in the city center. He'll take you to the most important sights, explain the history and share intriguing stories and anecdotes with you. Of course he also knows where to take the best pictures!

First you will be introduced to St. Stephen's cathedral in detail. Freeze in awe in front of the majestic gothic structure with it's great South Tower and the roof covered with 230.000 glazed tiles. The interior of the church is considered by some to be the world's most beautiful.

Then your guide will show you the amazing area behind the cathedral with its narrow streets and hidden courtyards. See the house where Mozart wrote his famous opera "The Marriage of Figaro" and marvel at the typical “Pawlatschen” access balconies!

Across the famous Graben street you arrive at the plague column, a unique masterpiece from the baroque era. Take a quick glimpse into the marvelous church of St. Peter with your guide. If you're lucky you might hear the organ being played. Then you will walk along the Kohlmarkt, Vienna's most elegant shopping street, resisting the temptation to enter the Demel confectionery and the many designer boutiques.

Of course you visit the vast complex of the Imperial Palace extensively. With over 2.600 rooms it is one of the world's largest building complexes. Admire the ample wings and courtyards of the Hofburg and see the Heroe's Square, the Spanish Riding School, the stables of the Lipizzan horses and the church of St. Augustine. There Emperor Franz Josef married his 16 year old cousin Sisi. You also see several locations from the famous movie "The Third Man".

At the end of the walking tour your guide shows you the Sacher hotel (famous chocolate cake), the Albertina museum and the Monument against War and Fascism.

Enjoy the individual service and personal atmosphere of a private tour: Your knowledgeable guide is ready to respond to (almost) your every request and requirement. Listen to intriguing and amusing stories about Vienna and the Viennese and take advantage of your guide's insider knowledge. Lots of photo opportunities!



  • Start time: 10:00am or 2:30pm
  • Duration: 2,5 hours
  • Meeting point: your central Vienna hotel or public meeting point


  • € 300 for for max. 15 people
  • € 100 per optional extra hour
  • To make an inquiry about a larger (15+ persons) group please contact us by e-mail


  • Pick-up from your hotel in central Vienna
  • Private walking tour
  • Professional tour guide


  • Optional entrance fees
  • Food and drinks


  • You can cancel your tour up to 24 hours before tour start free of charge, receiving a full refund
  • No refunds will be provided for later cancellations and no-shows
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Reviews (56)

Reviewed August 17, 2019
Fantastic Tour with Knowledgable and Fun Guide
Vienna A La Carte was very user friendly and accommodating. My husband, I and our two teenage sons really enjoyed our 4 hour private walking tour of Vienna. Walter was a fantastic tour guide. He is a local who lived in California for some years who has a degree in history, an amazing fund of knowledge and fun sense of humor. He gave us so many details that we would not have gotten from books or standard tours. It was great to get an insider’s perspective. I highly recommend Walter and Vienna A La Carte.

Date of the tour August, 2019
Reviewed May 14, 2019
Private Walking Tour of Vienna
Scheduled an afternoon walking tour of Vienna with Vienna a la Carte. My husband and I were traveling with our 17-year old daughter and her best friend. Our guide, Brenda, met us at our hotel and walked us through the Hofburg and we ended at St. Stephen's Church. Brenda was a delight. She was extremely knowledgeable and entertaining and if we are back to Vienna we will surely request her for another tour.

Date of the tour April, 2019
Reviewed May 10, 2019
Brenda is great!
We spent 2.5 hours with Brenda on a walking tour of the ring area of Vienna. She was witty, insightful and engaging. Well worth it!

Date of the tour May, 2019

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