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Vienna Private Tours – How to Hire A Private Guide

Vienna Private Tours. To be frank, tours are only as good as their guides. Beyond knowing the facts, they should have an excellent narrative and connect well with people.  After all, tour guides influence your perception and experience.

With private tours, the personal connection is even more important since you are likely on a one-on-one with your guide. Below are two routes for you to consider in your search.

Personally Recommended Private Guides

Vienna Private Tours. If your tour guide’s personality matters, go by personal recommendation. At Vienna Unwrapped, I work with a pool of partner guides whom I know personally and can recommend. This photo shows Walter at his favourite café enjoying his beloved apple strudel.

In addition to general knowledge about Vienna, each of them has their own specialities: from classical music, Art Nouveau, secret places, tours for children, Jewish Vienna and Sigmund Freud to nature hikes, wineries and best places for shopping. 

What they all have in common: They verbally re-stage historic events as if those happened right in front of you.

Great private tours and guides reviewed on Vienna Unwrapped: Imperial Vienna Tour, Sigmund Freud Museum and Tour, Secret Vienna Tour, Vienna Jewish TourOtto Wagner Church (Art Nouveau Tour), Music Tour Vienna

Their hourly fee is approximately EUR 95. Drop me an email to barbara(at) if you want to explore Vienna with a personally vetted guide.

Private Guides With Good Track Record

Vienna private tours: tour guide at day trip from ViennaVienna Private Tours. There are more human gems out there to add sparkle to your time in Vienna. Here are a few private tours in Vienna and private day trips from Vienna that regularly win great customer reviews:

Hidden Gems in Vienna: Walter, who mostly guides this tour through the city’s courtyards and hidden places, must be a tour god. At least you get that impression when you read the customer feedback. Not only does he share his vast knowledge about Vienna’s history, he is personable and perfectly sets you off to explore the city on your own after the tour.

Inner City Highlights: When Walter strikes again do expect his customers to marvel in his humour, knowledge,  fantastic tour route and pace. During this three hour tour you will get a good mix of historic highlights and special places, served with charm.

Private Wachau Valley tour: Adorned with glowing reviews this is possibly the best private experience you can get on a day trip to Wachau. Guides James and Mario seem to share the laurels pretty evenly. I had tried out this tour, too, and spent a wonderful time in the company of a pleasant and knowledgable guide. 

Private Flexible Tour: When guests praise the driver for his tour guide knowledge you know you receive quality service. Even though this private hop-on hop-off tour by luxury limousine or minivan is designed with just a driver on board you get exceptional value for money. Besides, I’m not surprised since I know the tour company and their excellent service.

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