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Big Bus Vienna: Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday

  • Duration

    1/2/3-day (take your pick)

    Evening tour: 1 hour

    Guided walking tour: 90 minutes

    River cruise: 1..5 to 2 hours

  • Start time

    Hop-on, hop-off tour: 

    Red route: 9:30am to 4:30pm, every 60 minutes

    Blue route: 9:45am to 4:45pm, every 60 minutes 

    Evening tour: 6pm

    Guided walking tour: Daily at 11:30am 

    River cruise: 

    Schwedenplatz (Stop 15) 11am 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm

    Schwedenplatz (Stop 15) 12:15pm, 2:15pm, 3:45pm, 5:15pm

  • Meeting Point

    Hop-on, hop-off tour: The bus will leave from stop 1 every hour till further notice.

    Evening tour: Starts at Red Stop 1 Opera

    Guided walking tour: Stop 1: Opera (Walfischgasse 2, Vienna 1010)

    River cruise: Board near Big Bus Stop #15 (Schwedenplatz / Danube Canal)

  • Ending Point

    You may get off at any of the designated stops.

Key Highlights

  • Discover Vienna on an action-packed hop-on, hop-off tour and enjoy sightseeing at your own pace
  • Hop on the bus at your own convenience and hop off at attractions of your choice
  • Choose from a Classic, Premium or Deluxe ticket, offering a variety of exciting value additions
  • The strategic routes and stops cover all the major Vienna attractions
  • Upgrade your ticket to include a hop-on, hop-off river cruise and a guided walking tour
  • Audio commentary available in multiple languages ensures that you do not miss a thing!
  • Choose a lively Vienna evening tour to experience the city as the sun sets
  • Both printed or smartphone vouchers accepted


Situated at the cultural intersection of east and west, explore the rich heritage of Vienna on this Big Bus hop-on, hop-off tour. The open-top double-decker buses provide excellent views of the city throughout your tour. Jump on and off the bus as often as you like and explore the sights including Vienna City Hall, Belvedere Palace, Schönbrunn Palace, St Stephen’s Cathedral and The Hofberg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, you can even stay on the bus for a full loop to get a comprehensive feel of the city. The strategic routes and stops will get you up close to the major Vienna attractions.

The guided walking tour included with the Premium and Deluxe ticket introduces you to the lives of the Hapsburgs and touches on some of the city's most famous composers. Enjoy live and entertaining commentary on the area's history and culture on this 90-minute tour.

The DDSG river cruise included with the Deluxe ticket is the perfect way to discover the sights of Vienna from the Danube River. The hop-on, hop-off cruise includes 3 routes with well-placed stops. The cruises last between 1.5 and 2 hours, allowing you to see the sights from a unique vantage point. Before you board the cruise you must redeem Big Bus Tours ticket voucher at the DDSG River Cruise Office to receive your river cruise ticket.

Audio commentary is available onboard in multiple languages. You can choose from 3 hop-on, hop-off ticket options and a Vienna evening tour:

Classic Ticket

  • 24- hour hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Access to two routes - Red and Blue

Premium Ticket

  • 48- hour hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Access to two routes – Red and Blue
  • 90-minute Guided Walking Tour

Deluxe Ticket

  • 72- hour hop-on, hop-off ticket
  • Access to two routes – Red and Blue
  • 90-minute Guided Walking Tour
  • DDSG River Cruise
  • Live-guided Evening Tour

Vienna Live Guided Evening Tour:

Experience the city at dusk as the sun sets and Vienna lights up. Enjoy riveting live commentary as you explore the city on an action-packed bus tour.

Major Attractions covered

  • Vienna State Opera
  • Hofburg Imperial Palace
  • Kärntner Straße
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • St. Stephen's Cathedral
  • Heldenplatz
  • MuseumsQuartier
  • Beethoven Pasqualati Haus
  • City Hall
  • Belvedere Palace
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum

About the Supplier: One of the largest operators of open-top sightseeing bus tours, Big Bus Tours have been fuelling the spirit of adventure in over 20 cities across four continents.

Please check the Useful Downloads section for the complete list of stops.


  • 24, 48 or 72h Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus (if option chosen)
  • Live-guided Evening Bus Tour (with deluxe or as a separate ticket)
  • Pre-recorded commentary in multiple languages
  • Guided walking tour (with Premium and Deluxe ticket)
  • DDSG River Cruise (only with Deluxe ticket)
  • Free WiFi


  • Entrance fees

Please note

Voucher information: You can show your voucher on your smartphone (But if you’d rather print a copy – that’s fine too!)

Validity: 12 months from the date chosen at the time of booking

Wheelchair accessibility: Yes

Vienna is a functioning city and weather, traffic and events may occasionally cause disruption.

Timings and stops are subject to change.

River cruise: Before you board the cruise you must redeem your ticket voucher at the DDSG River Cruise Office to receive your river cruise ticket.

On December 24th 2021, the Night Tour will be CLOSED and last departure for the Red Tour is at 3:30 pm & Blue tour is at 3:45 pm.

Covid-19 safety measures: 

We have introduced a number of new health & safety measures to reduce the risk associated with the spread of Covid-19 in line with government advice and requirements of the local health authorities. These include regular cleaning of buses and social distancing measures.

To uphold these new safety and hygiene standards in keeping our guests safe during the Covid-19 Pandemic, we may have to operate a reduced service and changes to ticket inclusions. This may also include frequency of departures, changes to routes and reduction/removal of stops.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    Very good.
    11/22/2019 Edward Ellison,
  • 4
    As Above
    04/28/2019 ZhaoHui Liu, United States
  • 3
    Thought I paid for River Cruise <br />But that is more <br />Not really clear at booking
    04/26/2019 Peter Ashworth, Australia

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