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Vienna: 1-Hour Boat Tour on the Danube Canal

1. Vienna: 1-Hour Boat Tour on the Danube Canal

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," this route of today’s Danube Canal was the main arm of the Danube in the Middle Ages. 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. 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.

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Vienna: City Bike Tour

2. Vienna: City Bike Tour

Experience Vienna's lively streets and the riverbank of Danube by bike. See the major sights up close and hit the cycle path with your knowledgeable guide. Cycle down Ringstrasse to get a sense of the city's imperial history. Learn about the former center of the powerful Habsburg Empire through the impressive architecture of Vienna’s boulevards. Stop outside several historical sites to hear the stories behind them. Take unobstructed photos of the Opera House, City Hall, the House of Parliament, Hofburg Palace, and the colorful Hundertwasserhaus.

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Vienna: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Lunch

3. Vienna: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Lunch

Take a boat trip through Vienna, beginning and ending at Schwedenplatz. During the sightseeing cruise, enjoy a light and modern lunch dish aboard the MS Blue Danube. The menu consists 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. Winter Menu (December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020): Starter - • Garlic cream soup with croutons  Main - • Beef roast in a creamy sauce with a dumpling  or • Pumpkin risotto with parmesan Dessert - •  Speculaas parfait Spring Menu (March 2, 2020 to May 31, 2020) Starter - • Wild garlic cream soup Main - • Cevapcici with tomato rice or • Tuna strudel with harissa fisoles and egg Dessert -  • Curd poppy seed cream with plum roaster Summer Menu (June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020): Starter -  • Asparagus soup with sheep's cheese croutons Main -  • Pork chops with letscho and fries or • Gnocchi alla carbonara Dessert - • Yoghurt and mango parfait with honey and pistachios  Autumn Menu (September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020): Starter -  • Chestnut soup Main -  • Pork medallions with pumpkin or • Gnocchi with pumpkin sauce  Dessert - • Apple tiramisu in a glass If someone is vegan or vegetarian, they can choose a main dish from the general menu. Allergy sufferers must be announced in advance, then an alternative is accordingly prepared. The menu is changed every season. You will cruise on a loop trip starting at the Schiffsstation Wien/City on Schwedenplatz the Danube Canal. On this tour you will see important buildings such as: 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. The MS Blue Danube impresses with nautical flair and extravagant interior design and is also air conditioned. Free leaflets with map and short descriptions in 10 languages are on board, and GPS-based information about the sights is displayed on the screens.

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Vienna: Danube Rhapsody Segway Tour

4. Vienna: Danube Rhapsody Segway Tour

Begin by learning how to navigate safely on your Segway, before heading out of the city center on bike paths to the Danube Canal. There you can see Vienna from a different side, an aspect of the city that not everyone experiences. After crossing the canal, ride into the big Prater Park to discover some more territory that most visitors to Vienna don't see. Glide past the Vienna Economics University, before eventually reaching the River Danube. Johann Strauss’ most famous waltz “The Blue Danube” is dedicated to the beauty of this river, and whilst there you can decide for yourself if the river is actually blue, or if Strauss may have needed his vision checked. Following that, continue along the river to a special vantage point which is one of the best views in Vienna. It presents the Danube cutting through the hills of the Vienna Woods. To complete this unique experience, pass the apartment where Johann Strauss composed “The Blue Danube.”

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Classic Vienna: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

5. Classic Vienna: 3-Hour Guided Bike Tour

This tour takes you to Vienna's most beautiful sights, from the city center to the Danube Canal. Stay on bike paths and less congested roads for the ideal experience of Austria's beautiful capital with plenty of chances to stop for photos along the way! Ride along the Ringstraße, passing the famous sights including the Staatsoper (State Opera), the Austrian Parliament Building, the Burgtheater, and the Rathaus (town hall), then continue into the first district, where St. Stephen's Cathedral rises impressively above Stephansplatz. Follows the Donau Canal past Urania and through the Stadtpark, over Karlsplatz with the magnificent Karlskirche, then return to the starting point.

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What people are saying about Urania, Vienna

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 1,567 reviews

This tour is a great way to see many of the sites of Vienna in a fun way! Our guide, Marco was really interesting & funny and shared a great local perspective (as opposed to just historical facts). The time flew by on the tour and the bikes were easy to use. Marco made sure we were all together and navigated the sites safely.

Your was great and so was our guide! We enjoyed the tour even though the weather was uncooperative and rainy. They gave us thick rain ponchos which worked very well. Still enjoyed the tour immensely!

Our guide was excellent. I should have taken this tour in the beginning of my travel…. He gave us many tips how to enjoy Vienna.

Fun ride in Vienna city. We had elder people in our group and it’s not an extreme activity :)

The guide Max was knowledgeable, efficient, interesting and very kind!