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Why you should buy the official Vienna City Card

Monday, 01 April 2019 - 11:37

Anca Țigan


Why you should buy the official Vienna City Card

We have been designing personalized itineraries in Vienna for more than a year now and our Viennese insights are the most read section of the blog!  If still in need of inspiration, you can watch below a small video we have made on Vienna! Besides the offer to meet every guest over coffee and welcome them personally to Austria's capital, we are always on the lookout for the best services available in the city. 

We have thus decided to become affiliate partners for the Vienna City Card. This means we fully trust their services and wholeheartedly recommend them. If you make a purchase through this post, we do make a friendly commission at no extra cost for you. Thank you for supporting us in this way! 

!!! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR VIENNA CITY CARD !!!

The reasons for becoming an affiliate partner of the Vienna City Card were manifold, but the main incentive was the frequent questions we received from our personalized itineraries guests: is the Vienna City Card worth it? Should I buy it for a short visit? What exactly does it offer? 

Thus, I will try to summarize below the answers to all these questions.

The traditional Vienna City Card with Public Transport (RED card) includes:

Free travel on the public transport
Benefit card for 24, 48 or 72 hours (€ 17 / € 25 / € 29)
Over 210 benefits (sightseeing, restaurants, leisure activities, museum entrances, tours and guides, shopping, concerts, cafes)
One child up to the age of 15 travels free with each Vienna CityCard holder.

From our experience in designing personalized itineraries in Vienna, the average amount you can save per day, regardless of the activities you undertake, with the Vienna City Card is 30 euros. Therefore, the Vienna City Card is absolutely worth it for a short visit

To give you just a few examples of savings that would add up:

- a day at the Schonbrunn (palace, strudelshow, panorama train, lunch, zoo) - 11 euros saved

- shopping in the city center - 10 euros saved

- coffee house/lunch reductions - 5-10 euros saved 

- a concert ticket - 10-25% reduction

- ride in a horse-drawn carriage - 15 euros saved 

- Chocolate Museum in the Prater - 10-20% reduction

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For first-time visitors, we often recommended what was until now the WHITE card, that included a hop on hop off bus tour that does save a lot of time if you do not mind the touristic aspect of it. 

Vienna City Card with Big Bus Vienna (WHITE card)

Hop-On Hop-Off ticket with Big Bus Vienna
Benefit card for 24, 48 or 72 hours (€ 32 / € 37 / € 41)
Over 210 benefits ((sightseeing, restaurants, leisure activities, museum entrances, tours and guides, shopping, concerts, cafes)

Including guided city walk/guided night tour

Excluding public transport
One child up to the age of 16 travels free with each Vienna CityCard holder.

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As of April 4th, the white card becomes unavailable, but instead, you can add the following benefits to your RED card:

  • Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour 

Add optional 24hrs of Hop-On Hop-Off Big Bus Tour to your public transport with Wiener Linien. 
Make use of the red and blue line and get to know Vienna during a guided city walk.
One child up to the age of 16 years travels free with each Vienna City Card Tour Add-On. 

  • Airport Transfer

Valid for all types of transport that serve Vienna International Airport: CAT-City Airport Train, ÖBB Railjet (business class at no extra charge), trains/S-Bahn (S7) and Vienna Airport Lines buses.
City check-in: check yourself and your luggage in at the CAT-Terminal in the city centre of Vienna / Bahnhof Wien Mitte.
Two children up to the age of 16 years travel free with each Vienna City Card Transfer Add-On. 

  • The Benefits Booklet, 24h Hop On Hop Off ticket, and the Airport transfer tickets are valid for 7 days after activation of the digital ticket. 

What we really love about the Vienna City Card is that you can order it online and use it with an app directly on your phone. Of course, other options are available like having it sent by post or redeeming it with a voucher while in Vienna, but we do love the flexible, easy to use aspect of it so much we highly recommend to take advantage of its digital flexibility. 

We would be more than happy to adjust !!! FOR FREE !!! for you our three days in Vienna itinerary to include the services and products of the Vienna City Card, or meet you over coffee to help you set up your stay in this amazing city. Please contact us before your visit! 

!!! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR VIENNA CITY CARD !!!

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