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Vienna: Food, Coffee, and Market Discovery Tour

Vienna: Food, Coffee, and Market Discovery Tour

From US$ 114.84 per person

Get an introduction to the dynamic food and drink scene of Vienna on a walking tour with a local. Discover the best places for food, visit trendy neighborhoods and browse the legendary markets.

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Duration 4.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
4.5 hours
  • Stephansplatz

  • Graben, Vienna

  • Reumannplatz, Vienna

  • Café Korb, Vienna

  • Brunnenmarkt

  • Naschmarkt

  • Stephansplatz

Meeting point
Main stop
Highlights
  • Browse one of Europe’s most famous markets before heading to an off-the-beaten-track Viennese market
  • Snack on sweet and savory local foods from street stalls, markets, and trendy cafes
  • Learn about Vienna’s famed coffee culture and learn where locals go for the best coffee in the city
  • Join a carbon neutral tour, organized and led by an eco-certified tour operator
Full description
You begin your Vienna tour on one of the most famous and attractive shopping streets in the city: The Graben. Home of the court jeweller Heldwein, and the famous porcelain factory of Augarten, the area is littered with imperial architecture, opulent coffee shops, and first-rate eateries. It would be rude not to offer you a coffee before getting started properly, so after your brief stroll, you will stop for a quick coffee and a snack. However, this won't be at one of the famous cafes, because only tourists go there. Instead you will head to one of the few cafes that locals still visit — a proper and still functioning Kulturcafe. To Nasch means "to nibble" and that is exactly what you can do at the Naschmarkt, easily one of Europe’s best open-air markets. It is a mile long and showcases over 120 food stalls and some delectable restaurants that are cooking up some of the best food in the city. Here, you will find the most diverse array of fruits, vegetables, and delicacies that are available in Vienna from all over the world.  While the Naschmarkt is a must-see, any local will tell you that they rarely pay it a visit, unless they fancy fighting out with tourists for the vendor’s attention. Instead, every local has their own market that they like to visit. These may not be as big as the Naschmarkt, but they are certainly more lively and less touristy. To that end, you will be whisked away from the Naschmarkt to a real functioning Viennese market. Whether that be the trendy Brunnenmarkt in the 16th district with its cafes and creativity, the lively Viktor–Adler–Markt in the traditionally working class 10th district, or even the peaceful farmers market at Karmeliterplatz in the 2nd district, will depend on the day and the guide. But don’t be afraid to ask for directions to the others: there is never enough time in a day, let alone in a tour to visit everything. Irrelevant of the market, one thing that can be guaranteed is that there will be food. Your guides will introduce you to some Viennese guilty pleasures, sweet and savory, and life on the streets that no guide book would ever mention. Pausing to take in Wurstelstand life offers you the chance to taste Austrian’s favorite dish (hint: it’s not schnitzel), while grabbing a cheeky beer or spritzer (soft drinks are available) that will help you re-hydrate after the buzz of the markets. Along the way you will sink into the famed Viennese coffee culture. Coffeehouses have played a very important role in shaping the culture of the city over the centuries, with the first cup being brewed all the way back in 1683. The Austrian Inventory of Cultural Heritage describes the coffeehouses as places “where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill".
Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • An introduction to Viennese cafe life
  • 3 food stops
  • 1 coffee stop
  • Breakfast stop (tea or Viennese coffee, seasonal strudel)
  • Lunch stop (main course, warm dessert and a glass of Austrian wine)
  • Street food stop (small goulash, pork roast, or vegetarian option)
  • Coffee house stop (tea, Viennese coffee, or hot chocolate)
  • Tickets for the Metro
  • Additional food or drink
  • Gratuities
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

The meeting point is at the Wine&Co flagship store.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour is organized and led by the world's largest travel B-Corp certified company. B Corp Certification measures a company’s social and environmental impacts and responsible tourism practices
  • This is a small group tour of no more than 16 people
  • This is a child-friendly tour
  • Children under 6 years old are permitted to join
  • Wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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I had so much fun on this tour. Wolfy was a wonderful guide and took us to truly local spots that I would never have found on my own. We got a little bit of history at every stop, a surprise cultural experience and some fabulous food. If you’re coming to Vienna and you love food I highly recommend this tour.

September 17, 2022

Maria, our guide was fantastic. She provided us with an authentic experience of Viennese food and culture. This tour takes you to districts beyond the typical tourist destinations. The portions were more than adequate. Maria was very accommodating to food allergies and allowed for specific requests. The last stop at the market was truly a show and he clearly valued and enjoyed his work. It was fantastic to watch Maria interact with the various food stop workers and owners. The tour also introduces you to the ease of public transportation. You will definitely use your metro card and can get assistance with buying it during the tour. Toilet available at most spots, but not all. Take advantage when it is recommended! Would 100% do it again and again!

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July 11, 2022

Cannot rate this tour more highly. It was an incredible adventure that really does take you all over Vienna. It introduces you some hidden gems you would never find on your own and see parts of the city where you may not walk. Make sure you are hungry! The tour starts off with light coffee, samples of sweets, leaving you thinking this will be nice day of gentle grazing. But slowly the portions get larger, the food richer, indulgent and just all around incredible. By end of the tour you will need someone to roll you down the streets. Our guide Wolfgang was incredibly friendly, accommodating, and went above in beyond to cater to everyone's needs, questions. Do this tour before anything else in Vienna! Tip* make sure you have City Card or pass ready before the trip as you will be jumping on and off metro/trams

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June 19, 2022

Product ID: 97659