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Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, incl City Walking 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 15+ hop-on hop-off stops ranging from Schönbrunn Palace with its Habsburg opulence to the modernist summit of Donauturm. General Big Bus Vienna tickets come in two varieties: standard and premium. Standard sightseeing tickets are valid for 24 hours and include a free Vienna walking tour, while premiums are valid for 48 hours and include a free night bus tour as well as the city walking tour. Riders can also enjoy recorded commentary in 12 languages, a free reward booklet, and a complimentary tour map.

Big Bus Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Big Bus Sightseeing Vienna
Big Bus Vienna, Votivkirche

Big Bus Vienna tickets are valid for 24-48 hours.

Also enjoy a night bus tour and free walking tours.

Pricing Conditions

Child tickets aged 5-15 years. Children under 5 years travel free of charge.

Commentary

Pre-recorded digital commentary in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese, Hindi and Russian.

Season

All Year Round

Duration

Red Bus Route: Approx 90-100 minutes

Blue Bus Route: Approx 85 minutes

Tour Departure Points*

Red Bus Route: Vienna State Opera House

Blue Bus Route: Stop 1, Next to Kunsthistorisches Museum

Tour Times/Frequencies

Red Bus Route: 09:30-17:00 (Every 20-30 minutes)

Blue Bus Route: 10:00-17:00 (Every 30-45 minutes)

 

*You can start the Big Bus Vienna Tour at any its hop-on hop-off stops.

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Highlights

  • 24-48 Hour Vienna Sightseeing
  • Vienna Night Bus Tour (Premium)
  • Free Walking Tours
  • Vienna State Opera House
  • Hofburg Palace
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Spanish Riding School
  • Museumsquartier

Important Information

USAGE INSTRUCTIONS. Please print off the email voucher you receive from this site and take it to any one of the hop-on hop-off bus stops listed below. Big Bus Vienna staff will exchange it for tour tickets which you can use at any point during the validity period. Flexible ticket vouchers are valid for redemption up to 3 months from date of purchase.

About The Big Bus Vienna Sightseeing Tour:

Big Bus Vienna offer visitors to the Austrian capital unlimited hop-on hop-off travel during operational hours (see left column). 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 (stop 4) you can also hop-off at the Arsenal (stop 5), 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.

Free City Walking Tour:

Holders of any Big Bus Vienna ticket can enjoy this daily guided walking tour of the city centre's architectural highlights. It's led by a professional Big Bus guide and departs at 10:30 from the entrance of the State Opera House. Expect the walk to last around 90 minutes.

Imperial Vienna Walking Tour:

This special walking tour is also available to all general ticket holders. Departing from the State Opera at 10:30 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.

Vienna Night Bus Tour:

Holders of the 48-hour premium ticket can take part in a guided night bus tour that departs every day from stop 1 at 18:00. It lasts approximately 1 hour and includes a radial circuit of the city centre, Prater and the Blue Danube.

Itinerary

Vienna Red Route Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops:

  • 1, State Opera
  • 2, House of Music
  • 3, Mariahilferstrasse
  • 4, Museums - Hofburg
  • 5, Votivekirche
  • 6, Karmeliter Market
  • 7, Augarten
  • 8, Prater
  • 9, Danube Tower
  • 10, Old Danube
  • 11, Danube Island
  • 12, Blue Danube
  • 13, Praterstern
  • 14, Danube Canal
  • 15, Stadtpark

Vienna Blue Route Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Stops:

  • 1, Museums - Hofburg
  • 2, House of Music
  • 3, Haus des Meeres
  • 4, Schönbrunn Palace
  • 5, Arsenal
  • 6, Belvedere Palace
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