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PRIVATE: JEWISH VIENNA - HALF DAY TOUR

Private Tour for up to 2 (Not a per person price) $1613 USD
Private Tour for up to 3 (Not a per person price) $1650 USD
Private Tour for up to 4 (Not a per person price) $1688 USD
Private Tour for up to 5 (Not a per person price) $1814 USD
Private Tour for up to 6 (Not a per person price) $1847 USD
Cruise ship pick up (Supplement, per group) $163 USD
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PRIVATE: JEWISH VIENNA - HALF DAY TOUR

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Think Vienna and think Schoenberg, Schnitzler and Freud. These are just a few of the many Viennese Jews who have contributed significantly to Vienna’s international reputation as a city of intellectuals and artists. No matter where you walk in this European metropolis, you’ll find the signs of a vibrant Jewish life and history.

In Vienna, Jewish life was originally located in the heart of the city. Within a short walk from our starting location, the grand St. Stephen’s Cathedral, we can find pieces of every phase of Jewish history in Austria. On Judenplatz, we’ll tour the remnants of a 13th century synagogue that has been integrated into a modern museum which digitally re-creates the synagogue and brings to life the story of this neighbourhood.

In the baroque square you will see Rachel Whiteread’s unique ‘Nameless library’ Holocaust memorial. A short walk away, we will see the Neo-Classical Seitenstettengasse Temple, which houses the Jewish Community offices of Vienna. Depending on the security situation, we may be able to go inside and tour the beautiful interiors of the synagogue. Nearby, see the Baroque building Palais Eskeles, the main branch of the Jewish Museum and Jewish bookstore.

You will also experience the flavour of the prominent sites along the Ringstrasse: admire the exteriors of the Opera, the Hofburg (Hapsburg Imperial Palace), government ministries and the private palaces of Jewish families.

At the end of the tour your driver will drop you off within the city center to give you some time to explore Vienna on your own. Be sure to allow sufficient time (10-30 minutes) for the taxi ride back to the cruise ship pier. Hotel guests have the option of walking or taking a taxi back to their hotel.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Pickup at cruise ship pier or hotel (supplement for cruise pier pick up)
  • Driver with knowledgeable local guide
  • Rachel Whitehead's "Nameless Library" Holocaust Memorial
  • Seitenstettengasse Temple
  • Palais Eskeles, (main branch of the Jewish Museum and Jewish bookstore)
  • Prominent sites along the Ringstrasse
  • Drop off in the city center, return transfer not included

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Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - no
Sat - no
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 9:00 AM (4 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Admissions, food, and beverages are not included in the price of this tour.
• Entrance fees to museums and synagogue tours must be paid in local currency in cash at the time of the visit. There are often slightly reduced fees for children, students and those over age 60. Approximate entrance fees:
Jewish Museum - 12 EUR
Seitenstettengasse Temple - 8 EUR + requires passport.

Restrictions

• If you are arriving by cruise ship, you must purchase the supplemental fee during check out. This is for pick up only.
• Please note, this tour ends in the city center so you can explore on your own. A taxi back to the cruise ship pier can take 10-30 minutes depending on traffic and costs between 20 and 40 Euros.
• This tour can accommodate those with walkers and collapsible wheelchairs provided the guest can transfer in and out of the vehicle with assistance. There are ramps at most stops. Be aware there is some walking involved in this tour. Please indicate if anyone in your party has limited mobility during the checkout process.
• While this is mainly a driving tour, there are several stops that require exiting the vehicle and there is some walking is involved.
YOU MUST BRING YOUR PASSPORT IN ORDER TO VISIT SYNAGOGUES.
• You may not have time to see everything mentioned in the tour description. As this is a private tour, it is entirely customizable. Contact ShoreTrips for more information.