Situated at the cultural intersection of east and west, explore the rich heritage of Vienna on this Big Bus hop-on, hop-off tour.
Get acquainted with the Gothic masterpieces at Stephansdom at your own pace, shop at Kärntner Straße, delve into music at Haus der Musik, appreciate the architectural wonders of Vienna State Opera, St Charles’s Church and Hofsburg Palace or see local folks shopping on bikes for kosher goods at the traditional market of Karmelitermarkt. The comprehensive Big Bus Vienna Hop-On, Hop-Off tour is designed just for you.
On the open-topped double decker bus, audio-commentary is offered in 13 languages (English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, Hebrew, Chinese)
Your Vienna Hop-On, Hop-Off ticket also includes a FREE walking tour to discover the cultural and architectural delights of the "inner Ring", which is not accessible by the Hop-On, Hop-Off double-decker buses.
Upgrade your Classic ticket (1 day) to a Premium ticket or Deluxe ticket to include 2 days or 3 days of hop-on, hop-off sightseeing along with a FREE Panoramic Night Tour and River Cruise (as per option chosen).
1, 2 or 3-day(as per the option chosen)
Walking tour: 60 minutes
Night tour: 60 minutes
Red route: The first departure from Opera is at 9:30am and the last at 6:00pm (summer) and 4:30pm (winter). Buses are available in every 20-30 minutes.
Blue route: The first departure from Museums-Hofburg is at 9:30am and the last at 4:30pm (winter) and 6:00pm(summer). Buses are available in every 20-30 minutes.
Since this is an outdoor activity, schedules might just change sometimes check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.
Walking Tour :11:30am, lasting for 90 minutes
River Cruise: Departures at regular intervals during the day. Daily from 11:00am until 4:00pm. The cruise lasts for 90-120 minutes.
Panoramic Night Tour: 7:30pm in summer & 6:00pm in winter
Check overview for the timetable
Vienna Hop-on, Hop-off Tour:You may board the bus at any of the designated stops on both the routes.
Walking Tour:Stop 1: Opera
River Cruise: Cruises depart either near from our Stop #15 “Schwedenplatz/Danube Canal” or from Stop #9 “Blue Danube/Cruises”, pier #6.
Night Tour: Daily from Stop 1 "Opera"
You may get off at any of the designated stops.
Hop on the bus at any of the designated bus stops to jumpstart your Vienna Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour. With more than 20 stops covered by 2 routes, there are options galore to discover Vienna on your own and as per your preference.
The double decker bus will offer a panoramic view of the city and cover the major historical landmarks and the must-visit sites. Each location has been carefully selected so that you are within easy reach of Vienna's key attractions.
Choose to discover Vienna on two separate sightseeing routes – the Red Route and the Blue Route, each one completing a full loop in one hour and 40 minutes and one hour and twenty five minutes respectively. You may even change to the Red Route from the Blue Route at stops 1 and 2.
While you may refer to the tour map for absolute details of both the routes, a few of the significant stops covered are as follows:
Opera House of Music
Blue Danube (DDSG Cruise)
There are 3 ticket options to choose from:
Classic ticket: This option includes a 1-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour covering major attractions across Vienna. Also included is a 1 FREE City Walk into the city centre.
Premium ticket: This upgraded ticket includes a 2-day hop-on, hop-off bus tour with 1 FREE City Walk into the city centre and a FREE rewards voucher booklet, Hundertwasser Tour and a FREE Panoramic Night Tour.
Deluxe Ticket: This upgraded ticket includes a 3-day hop on hop off with 1 FREE City Walk into the city centre, a FREE Boat tour, Hundertwasser Tour and a FREE Panoramic Night tour.
You will get these FREE services as per the ticket selected-
Free Walking Tour (Classic, Premium and Deluxe):
Reach Stop 1: Opera at 11:30am to start with a 90-minute City Walk and learn about the life and times of the great Habsburg Empire and the city’s most powerful
composers till date. Enjoy the company of an English and German speaking veteran guide who narrates entertaining stories about the area’s history and culture.
Free River Cruise (Deluxe Ticket):
Embark on a mesmerizing river cruise along the River Danube and admire the splendid city views from the water. Cruises depart either near from our Stop #15 “Schwedenplatz/Danube Canal” or from Stop #10 “Blue Danube/Cruises”, pier #6 and lasts for 90-120 minutes. Please make sure to exchange your voucher with Big Bus Tours first. Your Big Bus Ticket needs then to be exchanged into a River Cruise ticket before entering the boat.
Panoramic Night Tour (Premium and Deluxe Ticket):
Arrive at Stop 1: Opera at 7:30pm to enjoy this 1-hour night bus tour that takes you on a journey of Vienna’s cityscape after dark. Witness the sights of Vienna light up in the evening to become even more awe-inspiring while listening to the live English-speaking guide.
While on the bus, you will discover Vienna’s rich history through our informative personal commentary available in 13 languages - English, German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian, Russian, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, Hebrew, Chinese.
Voucher Information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we're working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given to guests without a printed copy of their voucher. The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator's contact details. They're a nice bunch, and will happily answer any logistical questions you may have. Please give them a call at least 24 hours before your organised activity to reconfirm your schedule details.
Your Hop-on, Hop-off ticket is valid for the dates you select at the time of booking.
Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-on, Hop-off ticket at any one of the stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start the tour from and present your voucher to the staff who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 hours from that time.
Timings and itinerary are subject to change.
Children under the age of 5 may travel free of charge as long as they are accompanied by a dedicated adult (1 adult to 1 child).
waiting period was too long at some stops and also please arrange to provide atleast bottle of water for your passengers....Suraj Shetty, United Arab Emirates, 15/Dec/2017
...Norman Paini, Australia, 21/Nov/2017
...kiran sikakolli, Switzerland, 05/May/2017
Great way of seeing the city and main sights
convenient and with discount
Great tour guide, learnt so much about the city!