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Hop-On Hop-Off Vienna Highlights Tour

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Discover all the amazing sights in Vienna and discover its rich history at your own pace on this convenient hop-on, hop-off bus tour.

Hop-on Hop-off Vienna Highlights Tour

See Vienna on a tour that takes you to all of the famous landmarks and best attractions that the Austrian captial has to offer. This coach tour doesn't just offer 360 degree views of the city from the top deck of an open-top bus, it includes a multi-lingual, informative, and entertaining commentary.

Hop on and off the bus at your leisure as you wind your way through Vienna. The tour will take you to conveniently located stops around the city. At each stop, you have the opportunity to hop off to explore by foot and really get to know the city; then you can hop back on and resume the tour at any time.

Throughout the bus tour you will see Vienna's most stunning landmarks, including Schonbrunn Palace, St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the Vienna State Opera. The Red Route takes you around the centre of the city and up to Danube Island, where you can visit several Vienna attractions including the Mozart Museum, Albertina Museum and Palace, and St. Charles' Church. In Vienna, nearly every street recounts stories of composers including Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, and others who made it one of the capitals of music. The Blue Route takes you to the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the imperial family. You will also see the Belvedere Palace and Arsenal.

Hop on, hop off, and walk as much as you'd like. It's up to you how you explore Vienna; enjoy as much of the city as you have time for, and choose where you want to go. The comprehensive nature of this Vienna tour definitely makes it a great buy.

Please Note: There are 2 bus routes with varying schedules and tour durations. The Red Route runs every 15 to 20 minutes in the summer and every 20 to 30 minutes in the winter, and it takes approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The Blue Route runs every 20 to 30 minutes in the summer and every 30 to 45 minutes in the winter, and it takes approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes to complete the route without getting off. The tours are narrated in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic, Turkish, Hindi, Hebrew, Korean, and Russian. First and last tour times vary by route and will be detailed in your electronic ticket.

The Red Route includes the following stops:

  • Opera
  • House of Music
  • Museums Quarter
  • Museums / Hofburg
  • City Hall
  • Votivkirche
  • Augarten
  • Prater
  • Pier 3*
  • Blue Danube / Pier 8- DDSG River Cruise*
  • Danube Tower
  • Old Danube
  • UNO CITY / DC Tower
  • Danube Island*
  • Schwedenplatz / Danube Canal (River Cruise)
  • Stadtpark

The Blue Route includes the following stops:

  • Museums / Hofburg
  • Aqua Terra Zoo
  • Mariahilferstrasse / Ibis Hotel
  • Schonbrunn Palace
  • Hauptbahnhof / Main Train Station
  • Upper Belvedere
  • Lower Belvedere
  • House of Music
  • Museums Quarter

*The Pier 3, Blue Danube / Pier 8- DDSG River Cruise, and Danube Island stops do not operate in winter.

To see a map of the stops that are included in this tour, please CLICK HERE.

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from $35.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
2.75 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Depending on where you are docked, up to an approximately 15 minute walk from the cruise ship is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
Comfortable lightweight seasonal clothing and walking shoes is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings.
Guests must be able to get in and out of the vehicle. This tour is fully wheelchair accessible.