Get into the Christmas spirit during this walking tour of Vienna. With an informative local guide and a small group of no more than twelve people, breathe in the spicy aromas of gingerbread as you wend your way through the traditional Viennese Christmas markets held at Town Hall Square (Rathaus), Charles Square ( Karlsplatz) and Belvedere Palace. Marvel at the city's beautiful architecture during stops at St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace, then finish your tour with a mug of hot spiced wine (at your own cost).
This festive walking tour begins when you make your way to St. Stephen's Square . Greet your professional guide and the rest of your small group, and set off on foot to walk past some of Vienna's most important landmarks. Ask your guide plenty of questions; the small group size of no more than twelve ensures personal service.
Follow the smell of gingerbread and spiced wine to three of the city's most impressive Christmas markets. Soak in the cozy, romantic atmosphere at the traditional markets at Town Hall Square, Charles Square, and Belvedere Palace. Hear stories about Austrian Christmas traditions, and have the opportunity to purchase a snack and a mug of traditional hot punch.
As you walk between each of the three markets, pass historic sights like St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace, the Imperial Treasury, the Theseus Temple, and the Parliament building. Stop for photos in front of the Vienna State Opera and St. Charles Church before admiring the city views from the Belvedere Palace garden.
The tour ends at the Belvedere Palace Christmas market; where you can continue to enjoy the colorful atmosphere, traditional Austrian food, and mulled wine as you browse the stalls of handicraft items and vintage-style Christmas decorations.