The mesmerizing historical legacy of Vienna will amaze you, even after multiple visits. Its immense beauty of architecture, lavish palaces, and the modern and vibrant culture make it an interesting city to explore and keep coming back to.
The best way to get to know Vienna is to explore it on foot, giving you the time to learn about the stories behind the beautiful buildings, gardens, and cultural customs.
Free Tours by Foot and Sandemans don’t offer walking tours in Vienna but there are still plenty of other opportunities to find an affordable guide!
TIP: You could also do it on your own with 3 excellent and free self-guided audio tours cowritten and narrated by Rick Steves.
- Vienna City Walk
- St. Stephen Cathedral
- Ringstrasse Tram Tour
FREE WALKING TOURS OF VIENNA
There are several free walking tours in Vienna. While they are technically free, they are really name-you-own-price tours.
The name-your-price concept is simple – you can pay your guide what you think the tour was worth or what you can afford at the end of the tour.
FREE TOURS INCLUDED WITH BUS TICKETS
If you are considering using a hop-on-hop-off bus to visit Vienna attractions, then keep in mind that Big Bus Tours offers walking tours when you purchase a hop-on-hop-off ticket.
GOOD VIENNA TOURS
Good Vienna Tours provides English, German, and Spanish tours around the historic centre of Vienna every day at 10:00 am and 14:00 (2:00 pm).
A maximum of 40 people is taken per tour to have a focused and informative walk that lasts 2.5 hours.
View their schedule of free tours.
This company has Spanish and English speaking guides to provide tours centered on the architecture of Vienna and get an insight into the local alternative and street art scene.
A daily 2-hour free tour gives you a local’s insight. Paid tours such as E-scooter and street art tours are also available for backpackers and art lovers alike.
Guru Walk is a pay-what-you-like walking tour which books the tours on a daily basis with a 2 hours’ duration.
There are guided tours that allow you to see neighborhoods and specific areas of the city such as the Schönbrunn Palace, the Hofburg Imperial Palace, and the Vienna Cathedral.
ORIGINAL EUROPE TOURS
This 2.5-hour tour will take you to the oldest church in Vienna (St. Rupert’s), the old Jewish Quarter, and the Old City Hall. Familiarize yourself with Viennese culture, modern-day Vienna, and the most influential historical events.
Every tour guide is a Vienna local so you get the most authentic experience – and great restaurant recommendations, too.
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