Culture & Architecture Vienna
Enjoy our tour
Duration: 3 Hours
At your Hotel
Use your time more efficiently by booking a private driver guide tour. You will be transported between the sights by your private driver guide and stop at each destination for a walking tour. Your private guide will pick you up at your hotel in a Mercedes limousine or van. Your Mercedes tour vehicle offers extra large windows and plenty of space.
Your guide will take you to the most important sights, explain the history and share intriguing stories and anecdotes with you.
First you will be introduced to the St. Stephen's cathedral. 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. Many consider the interior of the church as the world´s most stunning.
Then your guide will show you the amazing area behind the cathedral with its narrow streets and hidden courtyards. You will here 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.
Your guide will show you the Sacher Hotel, the Albertina museum and the Monument against War and Fascism.
You will drive along the famous Ring boulevard. You will get out of the car to marvel at the impressive buildings in the style of Historism constructed under Emperor Franz Josef, like the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Art, the Parliament, the City Hall, the Court Theatre and the Vienna University.
Then, you will drive to see the modernized Danube Canal area. Just a few minutes from Vienna's old city, trendy restaurants and bars along the Danube Canal provide that Riviera feeling with sandy beaches, music, cool cocktails and delicious food.
Next, you will see the Urania in detail. It was built according to the plans of Art Nouveau style architect Max Fabiani (a student of Otto Wagner) and opened in 1910 by Franz Joseph I of Austria as an educational facility with a public observatory. It was named after the Muse Urania who represents Astronomy.
You will go to the Secession building, an exhibition hall built in 1897 by Joseph Maria Olbrich as an architectural manifesto for the Vienna Secession. The motto of the Secessionist movement is written above the entrance of the pavilion: "To every age its art, to every art its freedom".
Your tour will end at the Hundertwasser House, an expressionist landmark, built after the idea and concept of Austrian artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser. His vision was the free architecture for all, without standards, specifications and straight lines. He believed that everyone should have the opportunity to create a small piece of paradise on earth.
Your guide will drive you back to you hotel to drop you off or can recommend you good locations for lunch or dinner.
Hotel pick up & Drop off
Transportation by Luxury Mercedes Benz Car or Van
tour cancelled 30 days prior to arrival - no cancellation fee
tour cancelled 29 - 15 days prior to arrival - 35% cancellation charge
tour cancelled 14 days and less prior to arrival - 100% cancellation charge (meaning NO refund)
No show: No refund