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Lonely Planet Experiences: Private Food Coffee and Market Tour

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    We begin our Vienna tour on one of the most famous and attractive shopping streets in the city: The Graben. Home of the court jeweller Heldwein and the famous porcelain factory of Augarten, the area is littered with imperial architecture, opulent coffee shops, and first-rate eateries.

    It would be rude of us not to offer you a coffee before getting started properly, so after our brief stroll we will stop for a quick coffee and a snack, but not at one of the famous cafes, because only tourists go there, instead we will head to one of the few cafes that locals still visit in the first, a proper and still functioning ‘Kulturcafe’.

    To Nasch means ‘to nibble’ and that is exactly what one could do at the Naschmarkt, easily one of Europe’s best open-air markets. It is a mile long and showcases over 120 food stalls and some delectable restaurants that are cooking up some of the best food in the city. Here you will find the most diverse array of fruits, vegetables and delicacies that are available in Vienna from all over the world.

    While the Naschmarkt is a must-see, any local will tell you that they rarely pay it a visit, unless they fancy fighting out with tourists for the vendor’s attention. Instead every local has their own market that they like to visit, these may not be as big as the Naschmarkt, but they are certainly more lively and less touristy.

    To that end, you will be whisked away from the Naschmarkt to a real ‘functioning’ Viennese market. Whether that be the trendy Brunnenmarkt in the 16th with its cafes and creative, the lively Viktor–Adler–Markt in the traditionally working class 10th or even the peaceful farmers markt at Karmeliterplatz in the 2nd will depend on the day and the guide. But don’t be afraid to ask for directions to the others, there is never enough time in a day, let alone in a tour to visit everything!

    Irrelevant of the market, one thing we can promise is that there will be food. Our guides will introduce you to some Viennese guilty pleasures, sweet and savoury and life on the streets that no guide book would ever mention. Pausing to take in Wurstelstand life offers you the chance to taste Austrian’s favourite dish (Hint: it’s not schnitzel) while grabbing a cheeky beer or spritzer (soft drinks are available) will help you rehydrate after the buzz of the markets.

    All along the way we will sink into the famed Viennese coffee culture. Coffeehouses have played a very important role in shaping the culture of the city over the centuries, with the first cup being brewed all the way back in 1683. The Austrian Inventory of Cultural Heritage describes the coffeehouses as places “where time and space are consumed, but only the coffee is found on the bill.”
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Stephansplatz, 1010 Wien, Austria
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Return Details
    Vienna State Opera, Opernring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • An introduction to Viennese cafe life
    • Some small food samples
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Tickets for the Metro
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travelers. A solo traveler may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travelers.
    • Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes for walking.
    • This is a child-friendly tour. hildren between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the same rate as an adult ticket. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Popular mentions
    Hands down, the best way to see the life of Vienna is with Wolfie. Wolfie took our family of 3 (including our 12 year old daughter) through a very local’s eye view of Vienna and we spent the day truly learning about the food, market and café culture of this amazing city. From
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    We had an incredible morning in Vienna with Wolfi! It was the best way to truly get to know the city, the lifestyle of the Viennese and ,of course, taste so many delicious local dishes! I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves food and local culture. Be sure to come
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    My husband and I took a private food tour with Patrick and had a truly wonderful time. We started with the most delicious Krapfen we had ever had and things only got better from there. Patrick took lots of time to educate us about what and where we were eating and got us to
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    My wife and I asked for a private food and Christmas market tour of Vienna and that is exactly what we got. Tour of different parts of Vienna we would not have explored on our own and some great food and drinks along the way. Would 100% recommend.
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    Our food tasting and walking tour with Verena Hellweger was absolutely fantastic. I would highly recommend this tour for anyone going to Vienna. Verena was simply outstanding and met all our needs. She took us to parts of Vienna that we likely would have never seen. I was
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    About the operator
    By: Vienna Urban Adventures
    Hong Kong, China
    Wonderful experience
    Please come to this tour on empty stomach, we had so much fun and enjoyed all the local food, coffee, drinks,
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    Aprille F
    Kesgrave, United Kingdom
    Small group coffee & market food & drink walking tour
    This was our first day in Vienna & the best way to get a feel for the culture & food of Vienna. Patrick our guide
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    This is the way to see Vienna!
    Outstanding food and cultural tour throughout the city of Vienna. Once you finish at the church and the palaces-
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    Annika M
    An original and great experience
    This is the way to get to know a new city. With this tour, I really experienced the charm of Vienna with its cafes
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    Good tour with good company!
    Overall, great variety and interesting stops. Tour guide was fantastic, both knowledgeable and accommodating.
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    Hands down, the best way to see the life of Vienna is with Wolfie. Wolfie took our family of 3 (including our 12
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    margaret w
    Chicago, Illinois
    Fun time sampling Viennese Food
    We take food tours whenever we are in a new city, in part to sample the local cuisine but also to get restaurant
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    Judy S
    A Very Special Event
    I expect a great deal from the New York Times and today they certainly delivered. Patrick opened a door to an
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    Jennifer S
    Best way to see Vienna
    We had an incredible morning in Vienna with Wolfi! It was the best way to truly get to know the city, the
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    Thomas R
    Portersville, Pennsylvania
    Great Introduction to Vienna
    We love food tours, and this was one of the best. Wolfgang, our guide, was both personable and knowledgeable. He
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