Spend a pleasant day in Vienna, the imperial city of the Habsburg monarchs. See the top attractions and learn about the history of Austria.
Vienna, the Capital of Austria is situated only 240 kilometres from Budapest, at a 2,5 hours drive on the motorway.
On this tour we drive along the famous Ringstrasse (Vienna's main boulevard) to give you a first impression of the most important sights of Vienna and show you the City Park, the State Opera House, the Museums of Fine Arts and Natural History, the Parliament, the Burgtheatre, the City Hall and the Votive Church.Then we take a short walk to the most beautiful parts of the city centre: Museumquarter, Hofburg (winter residence of the Habsburgs), Kärtner Strasse (shopping street), the Stephan's Cathedral etc.After we provide you time for shopping in the elegant pedestrian area or there is an opportunity to visit Schönbrunn Palace or any other museums, or you can explore Prater, the well-known amusement park.On the way home we stop at Hundertwasser House (journey into the land of creative architecture).
Our hotel (Four Seasons Budapest) booked us a private tour of Vienna with Cityrama/Gray Line Tours. Our driver and guide was Zultan, and he was an amazing guide. His English is excellent and during the drive, he answered all of our questions ranging from Eastern European history, Soviet history, what it was like growing up during communist times, etc. Once we got to Vienna, he continued with his wealth of knowledge, leading us on foot around to the major sights in the city. We learned so much on this 1-day tour about Austria and Hungary that it made the rest of our days in Budapest much more interesting since we knew more of the history. Zultan was very flexible about letting us stop at shops for souvenirs and treats whenever we wanted to and also made sure we were on time for our lunch appointment which we had informed him about. The van was a modern, comfortable, air conditioned Mercedes or something similar. I definitely recommend Cityrama/Gray Line...and request Zultan to be your private guide!
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Our guide quickly established what we wanted to see and tailored the trip to suit- Pamela, UK
Comfortable car, pleasant drive through the countryside, great attractions in Vienna- John, Canada
Our guide made good suggestions and helped us maximize fun of our one day trip- Abed, USA