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Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Walking Tour & Optional Cruise

Activity provider: Big Bus Vienna GmbH

Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus, Walking Tour & Optional Cruise

Activity provider: Big Bus Vienna GmbH

From US$ 33.65 per person

Discover Vienna's imperial charm and modern architecture on a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Take a self-guided or guided walking tour, and a Danube River cruise, depending on the ticket selected.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 - 3 days
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Audio guide included
Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Hebrew, Arabic, Korean, Korean
Wheelchair accessible


  • Discover the sights of Old Vienna and Modern Vienna on the red route
  • Take the blue route to visit Belvedere Palace and Schönnbrun Palace
  • Learn about the fascinating history of Vienna with a self-guided walking tour
  • See city highlights like Ring Street, Hofburg Palace, and the Vienna State Opera
  • Admire breathtaking views of the Danube on a river cruise with a Deluxe Ticket
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See Vienna's historic and modern highlights on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour with audio commentary. Choose between a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour pass to suit your schedule. All tickets include a self-guided walking tour with an optional guided walking tour or Danube River Cruise available.

Red Route

See some of "Old Vienna's" landmarks including the Opera House, Museum Quarter, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, Town Hall, and the Danube Canal. Proceed outside the city center past Prater Amusement Park to "Modern Vienna", with breathtaking views of the Vienna mountains, UNO City, and Danube Island.

Blue Route 

Starting in the city center, discover Vienna's famous palaces on the blue route. Pass the Hofburg Palace, then out of the city to the Schönbrunn Palace and the Belvedere Palace. See the suburban areas of Vienna, the expressionist landmark Hundertwasserhaus, and the “New Modern” Hauptbahnhof.

Classic Ticket: 24 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour and Self-Guided Walking Tour

With the Classic Ticket, benefit from 24-hour access to the sightseeing bus tour to see the best of Vienna in one day. Use the self-guided audio walking tour to learn more about the city at your own pace.

Premium Ticket: 48 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus TourSelf-Guided Walking Tour, and Live Guided Walking Tour

With the purchase of a 48-Hour Premium Ticket, join an Inner City Vienna Walking Tour with a licensed guide who will lead you through the pedestrian area of Vienna’s Old Town. Learn more about the fascinating imperial history with comprehensive insight into some of its most notable buildings.

Deluxe Ticket: 72 Hour Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour, Self-Guided Walking Tour, Live Guided Walking Tour, Danube River Cruise, and Panoramic Night Bus Tour

Select the 72-Hour Deluxe Ticket option to enjoy a scenic Danube River Cruise. In the evening, gain a different perspective on the city with access to a Panoramic Night Bus Tour with a live guide. Admire the shimmering lights of the city to finish off one of your days exploring the Austrian capital.

  • 24, 48, or 72 hours of hop-on hop-off access (based on option selected)
  • Audio commentary onboard
  • Self-guided audio walking tour
  • Guided walking tour (with premium or deluxe ticket)
  • Danube river cruise (with deluxe ticket)
  • Guided panoramic night bus tour (with deluxe ticket)
  • Live bus tracking
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Blue Route: First bus: 9:30 AM, last bus: 5:30 PM
  • Red Route: First bus: 9:45 AM, last bus: 5:45 PM
  • The Panoramic Night Bus Tour with the Deluxe Ticket option provides a live English speaking guide and audio commentary available in 13 languages
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 1166 reviews

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This tour is a definite must on day 1 for an overview of the city. Lots of great info while u are driving. I learned a few new things even though I lived here as a child. We got off at the Donau Turm for some great city and surrounding area views with a stop at the cafe. Don’t miss walking through the Stadt park at the end. We did the red route -inner city route. Then u can decide which places u want to spend more time at. Public transportation is so accessible in Vienna.

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April 10, 2022

The meeting point to redeem the voucher was easy to find. We did the blue and red route which was very nice. If you only have limited time, I recommend the red route. You should definitely download the Bigbus app so that you can always find the next stop and departure time. We went through the entire tour first and only then got off because it sometimes takes a long time until the next bus comes.

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April 3, 2022

It seemed hard to hop on and off as there is too much to see at certain stops and it would be a challenge to match Dutch visits with the bus schedule. However, just staying on the red and blue routes throughout (60 min each) provides an excellent overview of the city as the bus drives through key areas with the general commentary from the audio guide on board. Highly recommend taking the premium package including the additional 2.5 hour walking tour (the guide Charles is fantastic) and evening bus tour (60 min, with live commentary by Charles). Overall, a must if you are visiting Vienna!

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October 27, 2021

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