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Also in Vienna: There's no such thing as bad weather, only inappropriate clothing!
Actually, this is a wonderful time to visit Vienna. The big heat is over, the air is fresh again, actually the perfect time for a city trip. However, the weather is also very unstable. So please be prepared for anything. It is best to wear different layers of clothes, comfortable shoes and bring an umbrella if necessary, so that you can fully enjoy your free walking tour in Vienna. With our knowledgeable guides, you will discover the rich history and culture of Vienna even in changeable weather.
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If you’re planning a trip to Vienna, Austria, there’s no better way to explore the city’s rich history and culture than taking a free walking tour with us. Here are a few reasons why you mustn’t miss this experience.
First and foremost, “Good Vienna Tours” is a highly reputable company with a team of knowledgeable and passionate guides who are eager to share their love and knowledge of the city with visitors. You’ll learn about Vienna’s fascinating history, including its role as the capital of the Habsburg Empire and its artistic and cultural achievements.
During the tour, you’ll explore the city’s most iconic landmarks, such as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Hofburg Palace, and the State Opera House. Your guide will provide in-depth information about each site’s architecture, history, and cultural significance, giving you a deeper appreciation of Vienna’s rich heritage.
In addition to the famous landmarks, the tour will take you off the beaten path to explore the city’s hidden gems, such as quaint side streets and charming courtyards. Tourists often overlook these places but offer a unique glimpse into Vienna’s daily life and culture.
Of course, you will not experience a boring history lesson, although stories and anecdotes about our city’s famous daughters and sons are not missing. Marie Antoinette, Empress Sisi, Mozart, Sigmund Freud, and, yes, even Adolf Hitler have left their mark on this city.
And last but not least, Vienna is always about food and drink. Wiener Schnitzel, apple strudel, Heurige, and our coffee house culture are for many, what they remember most after a trip. And quite rightly so! With us, you will learn from experienced locals what is not in the guidebook, where you do not have to wait in a long line only to have a very average experience next to hordes of other tourists.
Perhaps the best part of “Good Vienna Tours” is that they are entirely free of charge. Of course, you’re encouraged to tip your guide at the end of the tour if you feel they did a good job, but there’s no obligation to pay anything upfront. This makes the tours accessible to travelers on a budget, as well as those who want to experience the city without feeling rushed or pressured.
Finally, taking a free walking tour with “Good Vienna Tours” is a great way to meet other travelers and locals. The tours are popular with visitors from all over the world, creating a fun and social atmosphere that’s perfect for solo travelers or those who want to make new friends. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask your guide for recommendations on the best places to eat, drink, shop, and explore in Vienna, giving you insider knowledge that you won’t find in a guidebook.
In conclusion, a free walking tour with “Good Vienna Tours” is a must-do experience if you’re planning a trip to Vienna. Not only will you learn about the city’s rich history and culture, but you’ll also discover hidden gems and meet other travelers from around the world. With a team of knowledgeable and passionate guides, “Good Vienna Tours” is the perfect way to explore this beautiful city.
For many tourists, the free walking tour concept is an alternative to traditional guided tours. Free Tours are already available in many cities around the world and are designed for solo travelers or couples. Contrary to regular tour services, there is not a set price that you have to pay in advance for taking a tour. Instead, you pay the amount that you consider appropriate after your tour experience by tipping your guide. ´Free´ doesn´t mean worthless by any stretch of the imagination – in fact, quite the opposite.
Our guides don´t receive any other income apart from the tips from their guests, so they work extra hard to make sure that you have a great time on the tour. Instead of lapsing into routine, their motivation to provide a top-quality tour has to be extremely high – day by day, and tour by tour. In Vienna, guided walking tours generally cost 20 to 40 Euro per person and you have to pay regardless of whether you are satisfied with the tour or not. Our Tours let you decide how much the tour is worth.
In Austria, all city tour guides must be officially licensed. As a result, we are immensely knowledgeable professionals and have completed a two-year apprenticeship. So, why do these Vienna experts work for free? It’s because they realize that their level of income directly reflects the level of effort they put into their tours and they love this concept! Our guides know that the better the tour, the better the tips, so they always strive to be the best of the best.
Demand for our free walking tours is very high, especially during the summer season, so we advise you to make a reservation in advance. You can book up to 5 spots per tour through our website if there are still free places on your desired date.
After booking, you will receive a confirmation. On the day of your free tour you should arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before your tour starts and ´check-in´ with our day manager. Please note that your reservation expires 5 minutes before the start of the tour. If you have not arrived by this time, your place in the tour will be offered to willing guests who have not made reservations. If you couldn’t book online in advance, you can come to the meeting point early and if we have enough places available or any no-shows, we will take you on a ´first come, first served´ basis.
Free tours are designed for individual travelers and small groups. If you are a bigger group of 6 or more we have a special, private offer for you. Just send an e-mail to email@example.com for requests and further information.
Our meeting point is in front of the Albertina building, right next to the fountain ´Albrechtsbrunnen´ (on the street level, not upstairs at the museum´s entrance!) – just look for our green umbrella! To get to Albertina by public transport use metro lines U1, U2, or U4, disembark at Karlsplatz and take the exit “Oper” (State Opera
House). Also, tram lines 1, 2, 71, and D take you to the stop “Kärntner Ring/Oper”. Our walking tour will end close to Schwedenplatz next to the Danube canal.
Our free walking tours lead through the historic centre of Vienna and focus on the inner city’s highlights, like St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Imperial Palace (Hofburg), the Jewish Quarter, and many more. Please note: you won’t enter any sights or museums and therefore the tour does not include any entry fees. In addition to architecture and history, you will learn quite a lot about local traditions and hear some interesting gossip and legends about the city!
We are 100% weather-resistant. Our tours operate 365 days per year, seven days a week. Just make sure to bring proper equipment such as raincoats, umbrellas, sunscreen, hats or caps, water bottles, and wear appropriate shoes.
Due to the nature of walking tours, we aim to keep tour groups small and below 35 guests. There are rare exceptions during the high season, but 40 guests is our absolute maximum tour group size.
Our free walking tours are available in English and German. Occasionally, we also offer free walking tours in Spanish. Please check available dates on our website.
As we try to start our tours on time, we ask our guests to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before starting time. If you have a reservation, it will expire 5 minutes before starting time. To preserve tour quality for our other guests, it is not possible to join halfway through a tour or catch up with the group somewhere along the route.
Our guides don’t receive any set income from the company, they work on a tips-only basis. You get to decide how much his or her tour was worth to you. It’s recommended to bring small notes with you on the tour, so you can adapt the amount you want to tip based on the tour quality and your level of satisfaction.
Children under 16 accompanied by a parent are very welcome on our free walking tours. There is no need to book for them in advance.
Don´t worry! When you have a sudden need during the tour, there are several restrooms on the way. Just let your guide know and they will look for an appropriate stop. Most guides also offer a little tour break in a restaurant, where you can find food, drinks, restrooms, and free Wi-Fi.
We think that a free walking tour is the best way to be introduced to a city – and everybody should have the opportunity to join it regardless of their budget. However, a 2.5 hour tour can provide general information. It’s impossible to squeeze in all the interesting things to see in Vienna into such a small space of time. That’s why we offer other tours that give a deeper insight into specific topics. As we have to contract – and pay – specialized guides for these tours in advance, we also have to ask our guests to pay an attendance fee in advance. Tourism is one of the biggest
businesses in the world, and we want to be part of it – but as a fair player. That’s why our prices for paid tours are very reasonable and we promise that you will receive only the best quality with us!
There is a minimum of 10 participants for our free walking tours. If fewer than 10 people show up, the tour will unfortunately be canceled.
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