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Vienna: 4-Hour Food Coffee & Market Discovery Tour

Vienna: 4-Hour Food Coffee & Market Discovery Tour

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Get an introduction to the dynamic food and drink scene of Vienna on a walking tour with a local. Discover the best places for sweet and savory treats, 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

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
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

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

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Important information

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 12 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 24 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 was in Vienna with my hubby for work so I was trying to find solo tours to do. It’s more than schnitzel’s like everyone thinks! This tour was the highlight of my trip. From the host to the small group and the food, beer, wine and pastries. I could not hope for better! Highly recommend!

May 19, 2022

Nice experience with 4 to 5 culinary tastings off the tourist track and a lot of interesting facts. More than enough snacks and sweets. Guide Verena sufficiently flexible to deal with the unexpected closure of a restaurant with an alternative. Also nice: instead of going with 1 larger group of about 12 people with two smaller groups to make the tour as personal as possible.

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April 13, 2022

I liked the guide, she was warm and knowledgeable. It was nice to see the interactions between the guide and the vendors too. You really got a sense of where the locals go to eat and buy food. We got some good tips on this tour and each of the establishments had something unique about them. A lot of places we visited we would not have discovered ourselves. I think the tour represents good value for money and the 4 hours few by. Thanks again for this experience and I would take other tours by this company. Paul.

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December 17, 2019

Product ID: 97659