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English Shades Tour in Vienna

  • Overview

    Not your typical Vienna trip, this educational walking tour is designed to shed light on Vienna's homeless population. With a guide who is homeless and working on reintegrating into society, visit parts of the city important to the lives of this demographic and the country's social system. Listen to your guide's commentary, a mix of personal stories and historical and cultural facts illustrating the complexity of homelessness in Vienna.

  • Tour Highlights

    Travel with a small group, which helps facilitate productive discussion Walking tour provides firsthand views of important landmarks Guide provides in-depth commentary on the plight of homelessness in Vienna Plenty of time to ask questions on this complex topic

  • Schedule

    Available On ( Thursday - Saturday) Only

  • Duration


  • Pickup Time

    there are 3 options 1th is 3:00 pm 2nd is 4:00 pm 3rd is 5:30 pm

  • Departure & Return points:

    Wiener Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien

  • What's included

    Professional guide All taxes, fees and handling charges

  • Not Included

    Gratuities Food and drinks Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Itinerary

    Meet your guide and group of fellow curious travelers at a central location in Vienna. Listen to an introductory talk on the topic of homelessness in Vienna and in Austria, which will cover the challenges that homeless people face, the Viennese social system, and the underlying reasons for homelessness. You will be encouraged to share your thoughts and feelings on the subject and engage in a dialogue with your guide, who is homeless, and other group members.
    Take off for a walking tour of Vienna to visit places around the city symbolic of the homelessness problem. For instance, visit a park to talk about the topic of people sleeping in public areas. Other stops provide jumping-off points to discuss the various issues facing homeless residents of Vienna and the social institutions tasked with helping them.

  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • Know before you go

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking Wheelchair accessible Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately Minimum age is 14 years May be operated by a multi-lingual guide Weatherproof clothes and comfortable shoes are recommended This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers

  • Natelly - Reviewed 1 day ago

    Iwish that these type of tours were available in all the major cities across the world where homelessness is an issue. We definitely need this type of tour in San Francisco, California where homelessness is a permanent way of life for many. Amazing Tour >>
  • Berry - Reviewed 2 days ago

    we Travel with a small group, which helps facilitate productive discussion, Also Our guide was so knowledgeable , so friendly we visit many views of important landmarks >>>> Amazing tour in vienna
  • Talia - Reviewed 1 week ago

    Nice tour , its not just a tour But its Educational tour >> we gain alot of information about vienna Amazing tour ..........