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Vienna: Boat Cruise on the Danube Canal with Optional Lunch

1. Vienna: Boat Cruise on the Danube Canal with Optional Lunch

Embark on a boat trip along the Danube Canal through the historical and modern city of Vienna, once known as the “Vienna Water,” the “Vienna Arm," and the “Little Danube." Choose to indulge in a delicious lunch on the boat or enjoy the live commentary of a street art guide on Sundays. On this tour, see important buildings including the Uniqa Tower, the Urania Observatory, hotels and commercial buildings by Jean Nouvel, and the Media Tower by Hans Hollein. Take a look at the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, the Ringturm, the Rossauer Barracks, and the waste incineration plant of Spttelau designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Choose to enjoy a 2-course lunch or schnitzel dinner during your trip. Below the lock, the boat turns around and heads back to the starting point. Let the new Vienna and its countless graffiti art pieces and trendy areas enchant you as they pass by. On a Sunday you can choose to have a street art guide discuss the graffiti art pieces.

Vienna: Scenic Canal Cruise with Apple Strudel

2. Vienna: Scenic Canal Cruise with Apple Strudel

Discover the wonders of Vienna from a different perspective on this idyllic cruise along the canal. The trip begins at Schwedenplatz and sets sail onto the Viennese Donaukanal. Watch as the lock below is turned and the boat turns around to continue the journey. As you glide along the water, soak up the sights that surround you and enjoy a delicious warm apple strudel and a hot drink. Choose between a melange, hot chocolate, or a tea, then find a seat to admire the view. On the tour, see a selection of the city’s most iconic buildings, including the Uniqa Tower, Uranie Observatory, Jean Nouvel hotel and commercial building, the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, Ringturm, Roßauer Kaserne, Zaha Hadid House and the Spittelau waste incineration plant designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser.

Vienna: Heurigen Cruise with Viennese Songs and Buffet

3. Vienna: Heurigen Cruise with Viennese Songs and Buffet

Enjoy Viennese Heuriger music, just as the Viennese love it. Marion Zib from Radio Wienerlied brings the best heurigen duos of the city to the cozy ship MS Wien / MS Vindobona. Look forward to the very special atmosphere when the musicians go from table to table, accepting their music wishes and inviting you to sing. The ship embarks on a great Danube cruise where you circle the 2nd and 20th district of Vienna. Admire the modern and beautifully illuminated skyline of Vienna with the Danube Tower, the Danube Plate, and the DC Tower. Take a look at historic buildings such as the Anniversary Church, the Ringturm, or the Rossauer barracks. The onboard restaurant spoils you to the theme with typical delicacies from the cold and warm Heurigenbuffet. There is a different route in the winter, starting on November 3. See information about Route E in the activity photos.

Vienna: Danube River Cruise w/ optional Viennese Specialties

4. Vienna: Danube River Cruise w/ optional Viennese Specialties

Enjoy the Viennese scenery on this Danube River cruise with shorter and longer options available as well as the opportunity to try some typical Viennese cuisine. Admire 'modern Vienna' and 'green Vienna' as a part of the longer tour option or simply discover 'modern Vienna' on the shorter cruise. Enjoy views of ‘modern Vienna’ with the Danube plateau skyline, Danube Tower, and Millennium Tower. Travel via the Nussdorf lock system to reach the Danube Canal. Admire the architecture of the Hundertwasser-designed heating plant in Spittelau, the Roßau Barracks, and Ringturm. Make a short stop at the Vienna/City station at Schwedenplatz. Here, the shorter tour comes to an end. If you have selected the longer option, continue toward the green heart of Vienna and the woods of the Prater area. Sail downstream from the Freudenau Lock, past the shores of Danube Island, and past a grain silo that has been converted into a hotel and a stadium. Then, return to Reichsbrücke, where the extended tour comes to an end.

Vienna: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Lunch

5. Vienna: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Lunch

Take a boat trip through Vienna, beginning and ending at Schwedenplatz, and discover the city's highlights from the water. During the sightseeing cruise, enjoy a light and modern lunch dish aboard the air-conditioned MS Blue Danube. Cruise on a loop trip of the Danube Canal. See important buildings such as the Uniqa Tower, Urania Observatory, Badeschiff, the hotel and commercial building of Jean Nouvel, Schützenhaus of Otto Wagner, Ringturm, Roßauer barracks, and the Zaha Hadid House designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Free leaflets with a map and short descriptions in 10 languages are on board, and GPS-based information about the sights is displayed on the screens. As well as taking in the sights, savor a menu of 2 courses: a soup or appetizer/starter and main course; or a main course and a dessert. For all menus, you can have either the starter or dessert. Spring Menu — March, April, May • Cream of kohlrabi soup with young onion 🌱 or • Strawberry pancake 🌱 • Pork saddle steak with wild garlic butter, potato pancakes, and fried bacon or • Vegetarian gnocchi with smoked tofu in parmesan sauce 🌱 Summer Menu — June, July, August • Colorful leaf salad with sundried tomatoes and bread chips🌱 or • Ice cream apricot dumplings🌱 • Fried chicken fillet with zucchini potato skewer and curry dip or • Vegetarian vegetable loaf with leaf salad🌱 Autumn Menu — September, October • Beef soup with spinach pofesen or • Baked apple rings with cranberries 🌱 • Boiled beef with mushroom gratin and leek or • Vegetarian mushroom gratin with fried egg and leek 🌱 Winter Menu — November, December • Cream of garlic soup with croutons 🌱 or • Milk cream strudel with vanilla sauce 🌱 • Minced meatloaf with Hokkaido pumpkin vegetables or • Vegetarian pumpkin vegetables with corn semolina cookies 🌱 Children's Menu • Deep fry soup • Chicken fillet in paprika sauce with colorful noodles • Vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce 🌱

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What people are saying about Ringturm

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 2,287 reviews

Very nice experience, the boat was really nice and clean. The service impeccable and the food good as well.

Amazing, peaceful and pleasant cruise across the Danube canal. I really recommend it!

Nice cruise, strudel superb, and a hot chocolate with it too. very lovely

Great experience and very friendly staff. Would very much recommend

It was a pleasure to have breakfast on Christmas day .