About The Big Bus Vienna Tour:
Sink through the layers of Vienna's long and cultured history aboard the Big Bus sightseeing tour. Come and go as much as you please between 20+ hop-on hop-off stops ranging from Schönbrunn Palace with its Habsburg opulence to the modernist summit of Donauturm.
Big Bus Vienna tickets come in three varieties: Classic, Premium and Deluxe. See what's included on each in the box to the right. Riders can also enjoy recorded commentary in 12 languages, a free reward booklet, and a complimentary tour map.
- All Year Round, Daily.
- Digital Audio: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese, Hindi, Hebrew and Russian.
- A full list of tour timings, stops and durations are contained in the Map Download - View Here.
- Audio Guide (Headphones Included).
- Free Rewards Booklet.
- Printed Tour Map & Leaflet.
- Free On-Board Wi-Fi.
- Free Mobile App (Download On Bus).
- Wheelchair Accessible Buses.
Big Bus Vienna offer visitors to the Austrian capital unlimited hop-on hop-off travel during operational hours. There's two routes to explore, a blue one that runs west of the city centre towards Schönbrunn Palace, and a red one that crosses the Danube River on its way to Danube Island.
The blue sightseeing route is the one to take if you're fascinated by Vienna's Habsburg heritage and its finest Baroque palaces.
In addition to Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens you can also hop-off at the Arsenal, a former military complex that is now the site of Vienna's Museum of Military History and Schweizergarten.
Continue a short distance further up the route to find Belvedere Palace, a former summer residence built for Prince Eugene of Savoy. Today it houses the Belvedere Museum, an institution currently displaying the largest collection of medieval and modern Austrian art. Right next to palace you'll also find the Botanical Garden of the University of Vienna.
The red sightseeing route has its initial departure point just outside the Vienna State Opera House. From here it does a north-easterly circuit around the city centre, encountering attractions such as the Natural History and Sigmund Freud Museums as it goes, before crossing the Danube toward Danube Tower. Spend some time savouring the view from the tower's 252 meter high observation deck before rolling back into the city centre.
City Walking Tour:
This special walking tour is also available to all general ticket holders. Departing from the State Opera at 11:30* you'll be taken around some of the finest landmarks associated with the House of Habsburg.
Visit Hofburg Imperial Palace, the spectacular Spanish Riding School, Heldenplatz and Capuchin’s Crypt (burial place of its principle members). Along the way your guide will mix in a bit of Vienna's musical legacy, pointing out monuments and recounting the history of renowned composers from Mozart to Strauss. This tour lasts 1.5 Hours.
*This tour features additional German language departures at 13:30 every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Night Bus Tour:
Holders of Premium and Deluxe tickets can take part in a guided night bus tour that departs every day from stop 1 at 19:30. It lasts approximately 1 hour and includes a radial circuit of the city centre, Prater and the Blue Danube.
Deluxe and Premium ticket holders can join a cabriolet minibus tour to the Hundertwasserhaus, an expressionist apartment building designed by artist/architect Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Digital commentary aboard the bus will provide fascinating facts and stories about Stadtpark, Wiener Konzerthaus, Danube Canal, Austrian music and Hundertwasser himself.
Tours depart from Albertinaplatz (near stop 1) every hour between 10:00 and 15:00. The journey takes 20 minutes each way.
Danube River Cruise:
Deluxe Big Bus Vienna tickets include a free river Danube sightseeing cruise. These cruises last between 1.5 to 2 hours. Before boarding be sure to exchange your deluxe ticket voucher with the Big Bus staff at any stop. You should then take their ticket to the DDSG River Cruise Office, where you will receive a river cruise pass.
Cruises depart from from stops 10 and 15 at regular intervals throughout the day.