Austria

- Excursions -

The historical center of Vienna
(walking city tour)

For a good reason the main center of Vienna was included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001. To become better acquainted with these great architectural monuments and palaces, to feel the atmosphere of old times and breathe the air filled with the Viennese coffee aromas you have to walk along its beautiful streets and squares which are located within the Boulevard Ring and considered as the "inner city." We will guide you through the courtyard of the former winter residence of Habsburgs - Palace Hofburg,  St. Michael Square and the ruins of the ancient Roman city, the famous coffee house "Central" and "Demel", the pedestrian street Kohlmarkt which is nowadays considered to be one of the most expensive streets in the city. In the heart of pompous Graben Street you will admire Plague Column from the late 17th century. And of course during the tour you will see the heart of the city - the main symbol of Vienna - the Cathedral of St. Stefan and then the world-famous Viennese Opera - the State Opera.

Duration: 2 hours

City tour in Vienna
(1 hour walking excursion + 2 hours excursion by car)

In the beginning of the tour by car you will get acquainted with the remarkable architectural Vienna monuments which are located on the Boulevard Ring and beyond it.You will see a monument of great Maria Theresa, Museum of Natural History and Museum of Art History, Heroes' Square (Heldenplatz), complex of the former winter residence of Habsburgs - Hofburg Imperial Palace, Parliament building and Town Hall, Burgtheater and University, Church of Thanksgiving, stock exchange building, Danube Canal, city park with the famous monument "waltz King " dedicated to Johann Strauss son. Then you get to know the works of the famous Austrian artist Friedrich Hundertwasser with short stop near his unusual colored house where bushes and trees are growing on the roof. We will guide you through the courtyard of the former winter residence of Habsburgs - Palace Hofburg,  St. Michael Square and the ruins of the ancient Roman city, the famous coffee house "Central" and "Demel", the pedestrian street Kohlmarkt which is nowadays considered to be one of the most expensive streets in the city.

Duration: 3 hours

Historical City Tour of Vienna and Schonbrunn Palace
(1,5 hour walking excursion + 2,5 hours excursion by car)

In the beginning of the tour by car you will get acquainted with the remarkable architectural Vienna monuments which are located on the Boulevard Ring and beyond it.You will see a monument of great Maria Theresa, Museum of Natural History and Museum of Art History, Heroes' Square (Heldenplatz), complex of the former winter residence of Habsburgs - Hofburg Imperial Palace, Parliament building and Town Hall, Burgtheater and University, Church of Thanksgiving, stock exchange building, Danube Canal, city park with the famous monument "waltz King " dedicated to Johann Strauss son. Then you get to know the works of the famous Austrian artist Friedrich Hundertwasser with short stop near his unusual colored house where bushes and trees are growing on the roof.
Next stop is Belvedere Palace Park - the pearl of Baroque art. At the end of the excursion you will see the former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors - Schonbrunn Palace and take a stroll through the territory of the palace complex and the park. Second part of excursion will admire you with the former winter residence of Habsburgs - Palace Hofburg,  St. Michael Square and the ruins of the ancient Roman city, the famous coffee house "Central" and "Demel", the pedestrian street Kohlmarkt highlights. Kohlmarkt Street is nowadays considered to be one of the most expensive streets in the city.

Duration: 4 hours

"Vienna in the evening"

Experience real Austrian comfort! You will get an unforgettable impression of a million street lights which are so wonderfully highlighted! No doubt that you will be certainly impressed by vocal fountain, colorful bridges across the Danube Canal and the skyscrapers with 400,000 sparkling lights. Get a bird's-eye view of Vienna from  viewing point. This feeling you will never forget! Evening tour ends in a cozy, typically Viennese Heurige tavern in the wine region of Grinzing where you can get acquainted with the national Austrian cuisine, enjoy young local wine and beautiful music.

Duration: 3 hours

Vienna Woods

The route of this tour goes across the amazingly beautiful forested highlands in west of Vienna. A half-day excursion which shows you the most beautiful sights of the southern part of the Vienna Woods, Liechtenstein fortress (outside), optional visit to the largest underground lake in Europe - seegrotte / Seegrotte with boat trip, the oldest active Cistercian monastery of the Holy Cross / Heiligenkreuz , former Mayerling hunting lodge and Roman City of Baden / Baden bei Wien with a short city tour through the center. This city is the famous Austrian thermal spa and the center of winemaking.

Duration: 4 hours

Palaces and Parks of Vienna

With no doubt, Vienna is the city of palaces! Almost hundred palaces are located in the first district of Vienna and more than eighty in its other regions. Among this huge number of palaces stands amazing Schonbrunn Palace which was eventually passed on to the Republic of Austria following the end of the monarchy in 1918. The impressive palace with its magnificent emerald-green lawns and carefully trimmed bushes, zoo, fountains, covered gallery Glorietta, palm greenhouse, Roman ruins, Egyptian obelisk – this is all about Schonbrunn - the summer palace of Habsburgs. Getting to know one of the wonderful creations of the Baroque Epoque - Liechtenstein Palace - will continue our tour. It is located in a wonderful palace with beautiful park around it.There is the summer residence of Prince Eugene of Savoy in the southern part of the Old Town. Prince spent huge amount on the construction of grandiose palaces. His power, status and wealth allowed him to build this palace and park complex Belvedere. Beautifully decorated entrance to City Park (Stadtpark), delightful stairway, decorated pavilions with figures of the balustrade along the river Vienna (Wien) will end our tour of the most impressive palaces and parks of Vienna.

Duration: 3 hours

Wachau Valley

One hour drive from Vienna and you will find an incredibly beautiful valley with picturesque landscape. UNESCO included it in the list of World Cultural Heritage. After you visit the abbey in Melk where sculptors and painters tried to build and decorate in such a way that nowadays it makes the heart soar. There are castle Shёnbyuel and the ruins of the castle Burg Aggshtayn on the opposite bank of Danube. Then you can eat in one of the many village restaurants that are managed by local winemakers. Driving up to the most romantic, medieval town of Dürnstein you will observe ruins of castle Kuenring from XII century and Church of Marie Himmelfart with her beautiful bell tower in blue and white colors. The ruins of the fortress bring us back in a time when English King Richard the Lionheart languished here.

Duration: 8 hours

Tour to Salzburg

One-day tour from Vienna to Salzburg - the motherland of famous Austrian composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. You will see the main attractions of the historical pedestrian center, fortress High Salzburg, panoramic view, Mozart's birth house, an ancient monastery of St. Peter Mirabell Palace with its wonderful park. Lovers of sweets can try the most original chocolates from Salzburg – Mozart choco pops. During the tour you will see the wonderful landscape - the Salzkammergut region, its mountains and lakes. There are about 70 lakes that are surrounded by mountains. District Gmozer Moore declared a nature reserve with unique plants. Popular tourist center has been formed around the region of Bad Ischl. Palace Hellbrunn in early Baroque style will attract you with its world famous cascade of fountains. It is located not far from Salzburg. 

Duration: 11-12 hours

The Imperial Treasury Museum
(Wiener Schatzkammer)

The Imperial Treasury Museum consists of a rich collection of secular and religious values. During the tour you will see the Crown of the Austrian Empire, the crown of the Holy Roman Empire  - one of the oldest in Europe, the jewels of Burgundy heritage, the Holy Lance or the Spear of Destiny covered with legends.! These pieces are set with valuable jewels; they and the intricately worked jewelry are not only witnesses of history, they are also worth a fortune.

Duration: 2 hours

Kunsthistorisches Museum

Art History Museum or Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna has one of the most important collections of European paintings of world-class which was collecting for centuries by the Habsburg dynasty. Titian, Raphael, Caravaggio, Albrecht Dürer, Cranach, Holbein; Spanish painter Diego Velazquez, Flemish painter Peter Paul Rubens, Rembrandt and Vermeer.. All these masterpieces are presented in Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Duration: 2 hours or 3 hours (with combination of visitng Kunstkamera)

Belvedere Palace

Tour to the former summer residence of the great Prince Eugene of Savoy, successful general and art connoisseur. Belvedere Palace is a fine example of Baroque art. This baroque architectural jewel consists of two palaces (Upper and Lower Belvedere), which today house Austrian art from the Middle Ages to the present day. At the heart of the collections at the Belvedere are the works of Gustav Klimt with his golden paintings "The Kiss" and "Judith".

Duration: 2 hours

Schonbrunn Palace
(guide for 2 hours, standard car for 3 hours)

Visit imperial residence of Habsburgs which belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family, is one of Europe's most impressive Baroque palace complexes. After, you will enjoy a slow walk through the beautiful park to amaze its area!

Duration: 2 hours

Albertina Museum in Vienna

Albertina Gallery in Vienna shows you the world collection of graphics and painting from Mone to Picasso. This gallery is located in one of city center palaces. It was the residential palace of the favorite daughter of Empress Maria Theresia - Maria Cristina and her husband Duke Albert in the XVIII century. Now, it is renovated apartments which are now open to the public.

Duration: 2 hours

Viennese coffee house

Viennese coffee shops are not only for coffee and sweet lovers but it is a great world with its legends, history and various funny stories. It is also great place for activities and leisure. Some of them you can find in guide-book (Demel, Zacher, Mozart, Central) but some are still unknown for tourists. We will choose the best coffee shops for your to experience amazing coffee, apple strudel with cinnamon, crunchy rolls, cakes ... Our tour will end in the wonderful cafe which is very famous among the Viennese coffee houses.

Duration: 2 hours

Musical Vienna

During many centuries Vienna is considered to be musical capital. The most famous musicians and composers of all times rated Vienna as the best place to live and work in, so this thematic tour is dedicated to the great musical creators and Viennese sights associated with them.

Duration: 2 hours

Exploring Hundertwasser's World in Vienna

Friedensreich Hundertwasser is one of the most outstanding and famous Austrian painter from 20th century. He initially gained acclaim for his paintings, but later became more renowned for his unique architectural styling. Sometimes works of Friedensreich Hundertwasser are being compared with the another famous architecture Antonio Gaudi which lived before Friedensreich Hundertwasser. These two European artists are definatelly linked to the same architecture idea of seeing the art but Friedensreich Hundertwasser found his own unique way to create amazing works in connecting people and nature. He showed their inextricable connection. Then you move to Hundertwasser Museum (visit inside the museum), named Kunsthaus (Kunsthaus Wien), which displays the original artworks.

Duration: 2 hours

Hofburg Palace
(combination with Museum Sisi)

Experience imperial Vienna through visiting three main museums of complex Hofburg former winter residence of Habsburgs. This complex is in the historical center. Sisi Museum in the Imperial Apartments of the Imperial Palace compares the myth and the facts. Beautiful and celebrated Empress Elisabeth has long since become a cult figure.

Duration: 2 hours