Big Bus Tours Vienna


Explore Vienna with Big Bus Tours

Vienna developed from early Celtic and Roman settlements into a Medieval and Baroque city. It is regarded as the City of Music due to its musical legacy and it’s also known as the City of Dreams because it was home to Sigmund Freud, the world's first psycho-analyst.

On the Big Bus sightseeing tour you will discover Vienna’s rich history through our informative personal commentary. Throughout the tour you will witness a wealth of stunning architecture that can be seen in the city’s beautiful palaces and gardens, grand monuments and pristine parks. The Austrian capital encompasses all the traditions of a European city, from Roman foundations through to Gothic and Baroque.

The hop-on, hop-off facility allows you to explore the city at your leisure and our double-decker buses will offer you a panoramic view of Vienna. Get closer and dig deeper into Vienna’s history with our free walking tours, where you will learn about the history of this amazing “open museum” city.

See the City Sights


The Big Bus sightseeing tour of Vienna will take you to the famous landmarks and best attractions that the city has to offer.

Soak up the sights of the impressive buildings, including the Vienna State Opera, St Charles’ Church and St Stephen’s Cathedral. Hop-off the bus to take a closer look at these magnificent landmarks and to explore the city's beautiful open spaces, like People’s Park.

For more information on the places you will visit on the Big Bus Tour, checkout the Tour Highlights.

Personal Commentary in 12 Languages


The sightseeing tour of Vienna includes an informative and entertaining commentary that guides you through the city. The commentary outlines Vienna’s fascinating history and highlights the buildings and landmarks of significance.

The personal recorded commentary is offered in your choice of 12 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese, Polish, Hungarian, Japanese, Hindi and Russian.

Complimentary headphones are provided on the bus.

Buses at Regular Intervals


The hop-on, hop-off facility enables you to get on and off the bus at a number of exciting places to explore at your leisure. You can take a break from your tour whenever you wish to visit attractions and landmarks and re-join the tour at your convenience.

The regular service enables you to see the sights in your own time and gives you the flexibility to start the tour at any of the hop-on, hop-off stops.

Conveniently Located Stops


There are many locations where you can get off the bus. Each location has been carefully selected so that you are within easy reach of one of Vienna's key attractions or landmarks.

Explore the sights at each stop for as little or for as long as you like. When you’re ready to continue your tour, hop-on any of our tour buses. You can hop-on and off as many times as you want within the validity of your hour ticket.


Danube River Cruise

Enjoy a free river cruise on the Danube with Deluxe Big Bus tickets. Cruises last between 1.5 and 2 hours, allowing you to see the sights from a new vantage point.

There are two cruises to choose from, both offer a relaxing environment in which to take in the beautiful views of Vienna including: the Danube, Millennium and Ring Towers, plus the District Heating Plant Spittelau and Urania Observatory.

Cruise A departs from Stop 14: Danube Canal at 10:30 and 14:00, lasting approximately 2 hours. 

Cruise B departs from Stop 13: Blue Danube at 12:30 and 16:00, lasting approximately 1.5 hours.


Vienna Walking Tours


Get closer to the historical buildings in the Inner-Ring by taking one of our three different themed walking tours that are available daily with all ticket types.

Imperial Vienna – 10:30am

Witness the breath-taking buildings by the Habsburg family and learn about their secret life and fascinating stories. Along the way you will see the Sisi Museum, Spanish Riding School, Heldenplatz and Capuchin’s Crypt.

Sound of Vienna – 12:00pm

This walk covers the music of Vienna, exploring the life of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and other great composers. You will be lead through the small streets in the heart of the city to discover the ballrooms and King of the Waltzes.

20th Century & Vienna’s Films – 13:30pm

View the city through the eyes of Otto Wagner (1841 – 1918) – the Austrian architect and urban planner, who made a lasting imprint on the appearance of his home town Vienna. Immerse yourself in the city’s stunning surroundings through the exciting filmography that’s been shot here including, Sissi, The Third Man and James Bond’s Living Daylights.


Save 20% on the Twin-City ticket Vienna & Budapest

Experience Vienna and Budapest with the Twin-City ticket and save 20% on fixed date tickets when you book online.

Twin-City Ticket Vienna & Budapest includes:

• Day Tour - 48 hour ticket all routes and walks

• Free themed walking tours
• Two sightseeing routes

• Day Tour - 48 hour ticket
• Free River Cruise
• Free Night Tour
• Free Walking Tours
• Free Gourmet Guide

There is no validity period for using your ticket; simply retain your Twin-City ticket to redeem in Budapest. Find out more about what you will see on your Big Bus tour of Budapest here.