Walter SCHINDL Private tour guide in Vienna - Austria


Guide profile:

Welcome, my name is Walter and Vienna is MY city. - It not always was.

Growing up in Vienna I needed the experience of travelling the world and to live in the US for ten years to re-discover and fall in love with this wonderful city. Although, I still prefer to spend my winters in California.

With a background of studies in Social & Economic History, Geography and Islamic Studies, I became an international Tour Guide and local Tourist Guide more than thirty years ago.

Due to extensive travelling and continued interest in North America I relate well to guests from Canada and the US.

We meet at your accommodation (hotel/apartment) in Vienna, at the pier (river cruisers) or even train station for day visitors.

Using public transportation where needed, the Private- or Small-Group-Tours can accommodate up to 15 guests and may be customized.

We provide suggestions for “Walking-Tours”, easily matched to fit your time frame and adjustable to special interests. With a duration, up to 3-4 hrs. all walking tours exceed the offered standard length because they include a short break at a typical Viennese “resting place” (café, beer garden, wine tavern etc.) and we provide useful suggestions for lunch or dinner. Our aim is to create a “Perfect Half-Day” in Vienna.

For our “Private-Bike-Tours”, we cooperate with both of Vienna’s leading bike rentals.

To make more of your limited time in Vienna and/or to accommodate those with limited physical abilities we also provide Half- and Full-Day “Van&Walk” combinations.

There is so much to see here and still some places left to discover.

• The Inner City is best done on a Walking Tour.

• Efficient, safe and cheap public transportation takes us within minutes to Vienna’s suburban Garden Palaces Belvedere and Schoenbrunn.

• The banks of mighty Danube, UNO-City and modern architecture are best discovered on a bicycle tour or making use of a van for 3-5 hrs.

• Private arrangements can be customized to accommodate your personal interests at hourly rates (3 hrs. minimum charge!)

• Beyond our suggestions, feel free to contact us with your personal requests – even beyond a bookable service!!

We are a small team of dedicated and experienced guides and provide our tours in English and German and if we are not available or not fit to fill your special requests, we happily will suggest colleagues from the list of licensed Tourist Guides here in Vienna.

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Tom E.

Walter is the best ! Informed, unflappable and unfiltered he is a wealth of knowledge of the center of culture - Vienna. We had a great and full afternoon exploring this incredible city. His insights and unique sites were special.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Put the fun back into Sightseeing:

List of suggested tours:

• "Vienna Kick-Off" - Inner City Compact (2½ hrs.) € 180

• Inner City “Highlight-Tour” – walking tour (3-4 hrs.) € 190

• “Hidden Gems” in Vienna’s old town – walking tour (up to 3 hrs.) € 190

• “Baroque Splendor” – walking tour (4 hrs.) € 200

• “Beethoven-Wine-Walk” – suburban walking tour (4 hrs.) € 200

• “Vienna Snapshot” – half day van&walk-tour (4 hrs.) € 390

• “The Perfect Day in Vienna” – full day van&walk-tour (7 or 8 hrs.) from € 610

Transportation by tour guide:

Depending on tour we use public transportation, bikes or chauffeur-driven vans

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

"Baroque Splendors" Belvedere and Schönbrunn Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
"Vienna Highlights" - Half Day Walking Tour Price Per Group 190.00 Euro
"Vienna Kick-Off" - Inner City Compact Walk Price Per Group 180.00 Euro
Have a Glass with Beethoven (Walk) Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
Hidden Gems of Vienna’s Inner City (Walk) Price Per Group 190.00 Euro
One Perfect Day in Vienna (Van&Walk) Price Per Group 610.00 Euro
Vienna Snapshot (Van&Walk) Price Per Group 390.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Vienna/Austria/Central Europe - history, politics, live style, anecdotes.

Telling stories with a BIG SMILE – you are here to HAVE FUN!

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Tom E. 18 Nov 2018

Walter is the best ! Informed, unflappable and unfiltered he is a wealth of knowledge of the center of culture - Vienna. We had a great and full afternoon exploring this incredible city. His insights and unique sites were special.

5 stars Will J. 24 Dec 2016

Walter was wonderful. Extremely knowledgeable, passionate about the city, and helpful.

5 stars Saci N. 15 Jun 2010

Walter was very proffessional and had a good grasp of knowledge, not only of Vienna but also other nearby cities/countries. He managed to make the tour unique and showed us some of the things that big tours would miss out.

Tour guide testimonials

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