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Vienna: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concert in Karlskirche

1. Vienna: Vivaldi’s Four Seasons Concert in Karlskirche

Experience Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, a masterpiece of classical music. Visit Vienna’s Karlskirche and listen to the concertos of a string quartet and basso continuo. The performance by Orchestra 1756, a classical period instrument ensemble, makes this concert extraordinary. Enjoy a journey through time with this evening concert and experience unforgettable moments with historical sounds. The Four Seasons includes four of twelve revolutionary violin concertos that interpret each season of the year. Four sonnets are the inspiration for this masterpiece that takes you into a world of sound, with thunder and lightning, cracking ice and birdsong, a sleeping shepherd boy, hunting parties, and many other places. Program: Le quattro stagioni – The Four Seasons Spring, Op. 8 Nr. 1 Summer, Op. 8 Nr. 2 Autumn, Op. 8 Nr. 3 Winter, Op. 8 Nr. 4 Works by W. A. Mozart, J. S. Bach, H. I. F Biber, and other major composers.

Vienna: 3-Hour Danube Cycle Path Bike Tour & Sightseeing

2. Vienna: 3-Hour Danube Cycle Path Bike Tour & Sightseeing

Experience the capital of Austria on two wheels, accompanied by an expert guide. Explore the most famous sights and ride in between them on a well-maintained bike path. Meet your local guide at the meeting point, strap on your bike and start your adventure with an informative introduction about Vienna. Cycle through the Prater, marvel at the Ferris wheel, and listen to entertaining stories about the former royals. Ride along the Danube Cycle Path to the extraordinary architectural creations of Hundertwasser. Discover the Ringboulvard to get a glimpse of the city's imperial history. Enjoy a stop in front of several fascinating historical sites to learn the entertaining stories behind them. Take photos to capture your unforgettable memories of Vienna's landmarks such as the Opera House, City Hall, Hofburg Palace, and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Cycle back through the multicultural, gastronomically and artistically outstanding Leopoldstadt and get more local hits, tips, and ideas from the staff for the rest of your stay

Vienna: 3-Hour Churches of Vienna Private Tour

3. Vienna: 3-Hour Churches of Vienna Private Tour

Picture Vienna and its abundance of churches, cathedrals, and other sacred buildings. Admire these very buildings with a licensed guide on a private 3-hour tour. Visit 5 of Vienna's notable churches and learn about their fascinating histories. Enter St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its unique roof and massive towers which serve as the tallest points of Vienna's skyline. Marvel at the vastness of the cathedral's chambers, its decorations, and gorgeous altars. Afterward, step inside the small, but still stunning St. Peter’s Church. From the outside, it may look inconspicuous, but inside this baroque church impresses with its frescoes, paintings, and gilded, dome roof. Explore the neo-gothic Votiv Church and see its stained glass windows. Be impressed by the elaborate ciborium made by artist Joseph Glasser. After visiting Votivk Church, stop by Minoritenkirche and experience a piece of Italy. Appreciate its peaceful atmosphere and see a mosaic version of Da Vinci's Last Supper. Your last stop is St. Charles' Church. Be amazed by its opulent frescoes in the cupola containing 1250 square meters of incredible splendor and beautiful colors. During your tour walk by remarkable places such as the Rathaus, Burgtheater, Hofburg Palace, and the Vienna State Opera.

Vienna: Spy Mission City Exploration Game

4. Vienna: Spy Mission City Exploration Game

Discover the city's fascinating history and attractions as you solve clues around Vienna. Explore this beautiful Austrian city by playing a quest with your friends, significant other, or family. Receive your access code by e-mail upon booking the tour and use the code in the app. Wander around Vienna for about 1.5 hours to complete your quest. However, there's no time limit, and you are free to explore the city at your own pace. You won't need a guide, just download the app, go to the starting point, and be ready to begin the adventure.  Solve clues and guess the answer to unlock the secret story of each place. Play as a large group and solve the clues together; one person can purchase access for the entire group by selecting the number of people in the group. All group members will be able to play the city game on their smartphones. You can also split into teams and compete against each other or purchase an individual ticket.

Vienna: Bus Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

5. Vienna: Bus Tour with Virtual Reality Experience

Explore the best of Vienna in 1 hour while enjoying a one-of-a-kind virtual reality experience. Hop on the Future Bus to be driven through the city's main highlights and make 4 stops to dive into another reality with VR glasses. Begin your tour at the welcome stop at Albertinaplatz, right behind the Opera building. Receive a welcome from your driver and take a seat in the comfortable and well-equipped minibus. Get your earphones and be greeted by a professional audio guide. After a quick briefing, begin your exciting tour. Start by seeing Vienna's magnificent buildings including the State Opera, the Neuburg, Heroes Square and Maria Theresia square. Hop off the minibus for the first out of 4 virtual reality stops. Follow the audio guide's instructions to wear your virtual reality glasses. Meet some of Vienna's greatest individuals including Eugene of Savoy, Archduke Charles and Maria Theresia. After the virtual reality tour, remove the glasses and continue the tour. Pass by the Volksgarten, the Austrian Parliament, and then stop right in front of Vienna's city hall. There, near the Burg theatre, enjoy the second virtual reality stop. Afterward, be driven further towards Schottentor and turn to the next virtual reality stop at the Neo-gothic Votive Church. Learn about the assassination attempt of Emperor Franz Joseph, and his brother Maximilian. Continue the journey as you hear interesting stories through the audio guide. Pass by Volkstheatre, Museumsquartier, the Secession building, Naschmarkt, Karlskirche, and many other interesting sights which you can admire through the large window next to you. Finally, be taken back to the famous Ringstraße. From there, return to the starting point of the tour, right behind the Opera building, for the final virtual reality stop.

Vienna: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour on Your Phone

6. Vienna: Self-Guided Audio Walking Tour on Your Phone

Discover the vibrant capital and one of the most exciting cities of Austria on this self-guided audio tour on your phone designed by an expert. Take a journey on foot through the city’s iconic landmarks while listening to the fascinating stories and history of the city. After downloading your tour on your phone (download instructions found on your confirmation voucher), the route begins at the Palais Schwarzenberg. Admire this Baroque palace before moving on to the Karlskirche, the Vienna State Opera, and the marvelous Maria-Theresien-Platz. Continue walking to see more sights, including Hofburg Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral, the mother church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Vienna. Throughout the tour, enjoy online content including text, audio narration, and maps to enrich your tour experience while avoiding roaming charges. 

Vienna: Meet Strauss Private Guided Walking Tour

7. Vienna: Meet Strauss Private Guided Walking Tour

The first stop accompanied by your guide will be Theater an der Wien, where almost all of Strauss’ operettas had their premieres. On the way, see the Stadtpark Strauss’ golden memorial, with its intricate sculptural details. Be enraptured by this meditative space, and the background your guide gives it. Karlskirche at Karlsplatz is the church where Strauss said his wedding vows. Pass by mainstay the Vienna State Opera and enter the Old Town, where you'll end up at Strauss' official residence. Get a glimpse of his instruments, furniture, and paintings, in which his personal and musical lives merge in perfect harmony. Extend the tour to 4.5 hours to experience an exclusive evening concert of classical music in a marvelous venue such as Theater an der Wien, the State Opera, or Musikverein Concert Hall. Concerts are performed by some of the titans of the Viennese classical scene, and feature works by Beethoven, Mozart, Strauss, or Schubert.

Vienna: Private Flexible Tour by Luxury Van/Limousine

8. Vienna: Private Flexible Tour by Luxury Van/Limousine

Discover Vienna according to your own plans on the city's only private hop-on hop-off tour. A friendly driver will take you to all the main sights, traveling in the comfort of a luxury limousine or minivan just for you. Following a pick-up from your hotel, tell the driver where you want to go, or let them choose the best route for you. Drive along the Ring boulevard, and marvel at the impressive buildings built during the reign of Emperor Franz Josef, including the State Opera House, Museum of Fine Art, Parliament, and City Hall. Go to Heroes' Square to admire the vast Imperial Palace complex, former residence of the Habsburg rulers. Then, get out of town to explore the River Danube and United Nations buildings. Visit the Prater amusement park to see the iconic Ferris Wheel. En route to Schönbrunn Palace, former summer residence of the Habsburgs, pass City Park with its golden statue of Johann Strauss. Continue past St. Charles Church and the Musikverein Concert Hall. Take time to wander in the gardens of Schönbrunn Palace. Your driver cannot accompany you inside any monument, but will get you as close as possible for your convenience. The tour ends back at your hotel or city center, according to your wishes.

Vienna: Art Class Painting the St. Charles Church

9. Vienna: Art Class Painting the St. Charles Church

Attend an art class in the middle of the Karlsplatz, in front of the magnificent St. Charles Church. Enjoy the outdoor ambiance, and use whatever utensil you prefer to recreate the iconic building. Your local teacher will guide you through the motif, from sketching to completion, and will be happy to help with any questions. All necessary materials (apron, paints, A4 watercolor paper, etc) will be provided on-site and at the end your painting can be taken home as a souvenir of your stay in Vienna.

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What people are saying about Karlskirche

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A fantastic concert! The violinist's solos were exceptionally good and with the ringside you don't sit on the wooden pews but on chairs. A great experience. There was no meeting point at all; we were able to enter the church. I expected tourist quality but it was a full concert.

Excellent concert. Very passionate violinists! Vivaldi pieces at its best! I would recommend it to anyone. The church itself is stunning, absolutely breathtaking!

Wonderful performance in a beautiful setting. Worth it to pay extra for up front seating, to be able to enjoy the full audio-visual experience.

Very nice concert, the musicians are very artistic and playing the music with emotions! I enjoyed to the fullest:)

It's a great concert if you like classical music. Highly recommended!