Vienna State Opera

One of the world’s leading opera houses and one of Vienna’s most celebrated landmarks.

Vienna State Opera: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

1. Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Hop on a bus and explore Vienna however you wish. This hop-on-hop-off ticket lets you hop on or off the bus as often as you want at any of the stops, so you get to experience all of the sights at your own pace. Alternatively, you can just take a seat and enjoy a city tour with interesting and informative commentary. Choose between 3 routes, each of which takes you to a different part of Vienna. See the State Opera, the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History), Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square), Parliament, the Burgtheater, and the magnificent Hilton Hotel. Or, be driven to Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace before visiting the KunstHausWien museum or the UNO City – the choice is yours! Your tour offers 3 different bus routes, which can be combined as you wish: Red Route Admire the sights along the Ring Road, such as the State Opera, Hofburg Palace, the Parliament, and the Burgtheater. Stops: State Opera - Museum of Art History/Heroes' Square - Burgtheater/CityHall - University - Sigmund Freud Museum - Votiv Church - Vienna Airport Lines - DDSG City Cruises - MAK - City Park - Strauss Monument - State Opera Buses arrive every 60 minutes Mondays - Sundays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Yellow Route Discover the famous Schönbrunn Palace, Schwarzenberg Platz, and Belvedere Palace. Stops: State Opera - Schönbrunn Palace - Main Station - Belvedere Palace - Lower Belvedere - State Opera Buses arrive every 60 minutes Mondays - Sundays, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM The ride from the State Opera to Schönbrunn Palace takes approximately 25 minutes. Blue Route: Visit the famous "Prater area" where you can get acquainted with all the masterpieces of the Museum of Applied Arts, Museum of Fine Arts or even the Kunsthaus/Hundertwasser Museum. You can meet with the greatest Austrian composer, Johann Strauss, in the Stadtpark. Stops: State Opera - National Theatre/City Hall - Schwedenplatz - Hundertwasser - Prater/Giant Ferris Wheel - Danube Tower - Old Danube - Uno City - Train Station - Museum of Crime - DDSG City Cruises - - Museum of Applied Arts – City Park - Strauss Monument - State Opera Buses arrive every 90 minutes Mondays - Sundays, 10:30 AM – 2:45 PM Your ticket also includes a self-guided walking tour with an app to discover the musical heritage of the city. Cross the city at your own pace and get acquainted with the most important music halls of Vienna. See the Vienna State Opera, Beethoven Statue, Vienna Concert House, House of Music and the Beethoven Museum. Pick up your headphones and a map from the local partner's service center and follow the instructions of the QuietVox Guiding App to travel from sight to sight. You will scan the QR codes at each stop to learn more about them.

Imperial Vienna 2.5-Hour Tour with Opera House Visit

2. Imperial Vienna 2.5-Hour Tour with Opera House Visit

Discover the main attractions of the Austrian capital on a 2.5-hour guided walking tour. The tour includes a guided visit to the State Opera, one of the city’s most iconic monuments. Learn about the powerful connection between the House of Habsburg and Spanish history. See the Imperial Palace Hofburg that is also home to the famous Spanish Riding School. After admiring the exteriors of these magnificent buildings, continue to St. Stephen´s Cathedral. Stop at Heldenplatz, or Heroes' Square, where Hitler announced Austria´s annexation to Nazi Germany in 1938. Visit the Burggarten, where you will hear more about Austrian music, next to the statue of Mozart. Enjoy a glimpse behind the scenes at Vienna´s State Opera, the highlight of the tour.

Vienna: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour & Optional Cruise

3. Vienna: Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour & Optional Cruise

See Vienna's historic and modern highlights on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus tour with audio commentary. Choose between a 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour pass to suit your schedule. All tickets include a self-guided walking tour with an optional guided walking tour or Danube River Cruise available. See some of "Old Vienna's" landmarks including the Opera House, Museum Quarter, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, Town Hall, and the Danube Canal. Proceed outside the city center past Prater Amusement Park to "Modern Vienna", with breathtaking views of the Vienna mountains, UNO City, and Danube Island on the Red Route. Starting in the city center, discover Vienna's famous palaces on the Blue Route. Pass the Hofburg Palace, then out of the city to the Schönbrunn Palace and the Belvedere Palace. See the suburban areas of Vienna, the expressionist landmark Hundertwasserhaus, and the “New Modern” Hauptbahnhof. With the Classic Ticket, benefit from 24-hour access to the sightseeing bus tour to see the best of Vienna in one day. Use the self-guided audio walking tour to learn more about the city at your own pace. With the purchase of a 48-Hour Premium Ticket, join an Inner City Vienna Walking Tour with a licensed guide who will lead you through the pedestrian area of Vienna’s Old Town. Learn more about the fascinating imperial history with comprehensive insight into some of its most notable buildings. Select the 72-Hour Deluxe Ticket option to enjoy a scenic Danube River Cruise. In the evening, gain a different perspective on the city with access to a Panoramic Night Bus Tour with a live guide. Admire the shimmering lights of the city to finish off one of your days exploring the Austrian capital.

Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

4. Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

Take a private walking tour of Vienna's city center and discover the highlights of the Austrian capital. Learn about the city's culture, history, and global influence as you explore Vienna through a local's eyes. Begin your tour by meeting your private guide right outside your accommodation. Start exploring Vienna's old town and collect local tips as you go. Dive into Vienna's history and get acquainted with the must-see sights. Stroll down Ringstrasse and admire the opulence of the State Opera and the Hofburg Palace. Gaze up at the impressive spire and dazzling rooftop of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Pass by Vienna's famous coffee houses, and see where famous historical figures lived, from the Habsburgs to Mozart. During the hour, hear stories about the sights and find out about some hidden gems in the city.

Vienna: Mozart Concert with Dinner and Carriage Ride

5. Vienna: Mozart Concert with Dinner and Carriage Ride

Enjoy an unforgettable, perfectly organized evening with dinner, a ride by horse-drawn carriage, and a fantastic concert. Experience Vienna’s best side with the Mozart VIP ticket and discover its culture and cuisine. At 06:00 PM a beautifully laid table at the Hotel Imperial awaits you in the heart of Vienna, just a few steps from the famous Musikverein. Enjoy a delicious 4-course meal with an aperitif at the Opus restaurant. After dinner your guide in Mozart costume will lead you to the horse-drawn carriage, which will take you through the magnificent historical center of Vienna to the Konzerthaus, the Musikverein, or the State Opera. Experience a feast for the eyes and the ears in the best seats in the concert hall. You will be given a program booklet and a CD by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra as a souvenir. After the concert your Mozart guide will be happy to call a taxi for you or advise you on how to spend the rest of the evening.

Vienna: Time Traveller Walking Tour

6. Vienna: Time Traveller Walking Tour

Travel back in time and witness the events that made Vienna the cosmopolitan city it is today. Enjoy six scenes with breathtaking virtual reality technology that let you relive the past on a unique two-hour tour with an audioguide. Take part in a procession on White Sunday in 1483, one of the few occasions when the ornaments were brought out and shown to the public. Take cover as the Ottoman Empire carries out another siege during the second siege in 1683. Experience the darkness during the plague that killed half of Europe and learn about Augustin, a singer who showed that Vienna could survive such terrible times with humor and music. On a sunny day, walk around the Hofburg and see Empress Sisi and Emperor Franz Joseph II on a hunting trip. Luckily, you're standing very close to the road, so don't forget to wink. At the Opera you will experience Vienna in the golden 20s and see how people prepare for an opera performance. In the last scene at St. Stephens square see the cathedral burn in the last month of the terrible Second World War and witness the Soviet army driving the last German soldiers out.

Vienna: Big Bus City Highlights Night Tour with Audio Guide

7. Vienna: Big Bus City Highlights Night Tour with Audio Guide

Lose yourself in the bright city lights with a guided night tour on an open-top bus in Vienna. See some of the most iconic attractions from a different perspective, learning about each site with live commentary as you pass by the Vienna State Opera, Wurstelprater, and the Stadtpark. Make your way down to the Vienna State Opera and meet your friendly guide at the open-top bus stand just outside. Jump on board and settle down in your seat with a perfect opportunity for photos with the opera house. Start rolling through the city as your host provides commentary about each new location you pass by. Watch the shimmering reflection of lights as you travel alongside the Danube river and canal. Learn about the fascinating history and architecture of Vienna and drive past the Wursteprater amusement park, Stadtpark, the Farmer's Market, and many more city attractions.

Vienna: Mozart Concert at the Vienna State Opera

8. Vienna: Mozart Concert at the Vienna State Opera

Enjoy a festive evening with tickets to the Vienna Mozart Orchestra. Hear the best works of Mozart and Johann Strauss performed by 30 outstanding musicians, among them members of the Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna Symphony. Hear the best of the classics with a renowned Austrian orchestra. See international star soloists and opera singers of the State and Folk Opera led by star conductors. All this in the fantastic atmosphere of the breathtaking Staatsoper, with musicians in splendid Baroque costumes and opulent wigs. Relish overtures, arias, and duets from Mozart’s most beautiful operas as well as selections from symphonies, instrumental concertos, serenades, and divertimentos from the 18th century. Top it all off with Strauss’ Radetsky March and Blue Danube waltzes.

Vienna: Danube River Cruise & 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

9. Vienna: Danube River Cruise & 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

See Vienna at your own pace with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. From the open-air top deck, hear the stories of highlights like Hofburg Palace and Prater Amusement Park with audio commentary. Top it off with a relaxing cruise along the charming Danube River and an audio guide for the city. Journey along the Red Route to experience historic sites like the Opera House, Museum Quarter, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, Town Hall, and the Danube Canal. Explore past the city center and towards Prater Amusement Park and find breathtaking views of the Vienna mountains, UNO City, and Danube Island. On the Blue Route, start your tour in the city center and go discover Vienna's famous palaces. Gaze upon the regal Hofburg Palace before leaving the city to see Schönbrunn Palace, once a residence of the Habsburgs, and Belvedere Palace which houses an immense collection of Austrian artwork. Climb aboard the sightseeing cruise included with your ticket and admire the "most livable city in the world" from the Danube River. Take in the picture-perfect scenes of modern life in a historic city that make Vienna unique. After or in-between your tour, enjoy 1 of 3 audio guides and learn about the city. Marvel at the architectural history of the Opera House, St. Stephan's Cathedral, and more. Walk around outer Vienna to view the expressionist landmark Hundertwasserhaus and the “New Modern” train station Hauptbahnhof.

Vienna City Centre Highlight Tour - Small Group Walking Tour

10. Vienna City Centre Highlight Tour - Small Group Walking Tour

Experience the centre of Vienna with a small group and participate in a tour with me, a certified Austrian Guide and enjoy your private guided walking tour, where you can see the most important places at the centre of Vienna. It doesn`t matter if you have little time to visit Vienna or you want to get interesting details from a local expert to explore the city on your own. We are walking together to see different historical sites and you will take a deep dive into the city`s past in an entertaining fashion. Experience imperial façades, horse-drawn carriages, the Imperial Palace (Hofburg), the imperial garden, the Vienna Opera House, the Spanish Riding School and St. Stephen’s Cathedral at the heart of the city and much more. Find out more about the lives of prominent personalities and Vienna’s rich history. Learn to recognise the influence of the Habsburgs in the form of splendid edifices and residences. You’ll take a deep dive into the city’s past in an entertaining fashion. Starting off at Maria Theresien Square. Maria Theresia was a strong female ruler in the 18th century and her monument is the most imposing of the Ringstraße. Discover the imperial palace (Hofburg), which was originally a fortress built in the thirteenth century and was extended to a splendid residence in accordance with the increasing power of the Habsburgs and the expansion of their realm. See one of the most famous and fascinating Opera houses in the world and pass by the Spanisch Riding School. End of the Tour will be at St. Stephans Cathedral, symbol of Vienna and the country of Austria.

  • Entry tickets
  • Guided tours
  • Private tours
  • Hop-on hop-off tours
  • Other experiences
35 activities found
Sort by:
Page 1 of 3

Other Sightseeing Options in Vienna State Opera

Want to discover all there is to do in Vienna State Opera? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Vienna State Opera

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 4,067 reviews

This is the best hop on/off experience I have had. The Red Route was exceptional for understanding the urban architecture and history of Vienna, the Blue Route was a great historical overview of Vienna's royals. The cruise was a wonderful add on. It was a great way to relax, have lunch for locals and visitors and learn more about Vienna.

Great tour with a really friendly and knowledgeable guide, Marco. Saw lots of different parts of Vienna, definitely recommend.

Efficient, the team members were very helpful. Glad the bus was covered (even in the rain) with wifi, so very comfortable

Everything was great..the view and the history which you could hear in plus 12 languages

great experience, you should consider adding Greek to supported languages