Bus excursions in Austria

Apart from bus rental, the tour operator City Tours Austria can also assume the complete planning, organization and performance of tailor-made bus excursions in Austria. On this page we will describe some sightseeing bus excursions starting from Vienna, Salzburg, Innsbruck, Graz or Linz - each of them can be adapted to your own preferences and interests. We can also help you organize further tailor-made half-day or full-day excursions in Vienna, Lower Austria, Upper Austria, Salzburg, Tyrol, Vorarlberg, Carinthia, Burgenland or Styria.

City Tours Austria recommends the following sightseeing bus excursions. Please note that for each bu tour, we are suggesting several programme options; yet it is most of the time not possible to include all suggestions in one single excursion!

Bus excursions starting from Vienna

We would be delighted to organize your half-day or full-day excursion tour in the surroundings of Vienna, Austria. We particularly recommend the following sightseeing bus trips starting from Vienna:

  • Sightseeing excursion to the Vienna Wood: half-day or full-day excursions to the Vienna Woods - including Heiligenkreuz Abbey, guided tour of Mayerling Castle, walking tour in spa town Baden bei Wien.
  • Sightseeing trip to the Wachau: half-day or full-day sightseeing tours in the Wachau, including guided tour of Melk Abbey or Göttweig Abbey, boat tour on the Danube, guided walk in Dürnstein or Krems, and wine tasting in the Wachau or in Krems.
  • Motor coach trip to Lake Neusiedl: half-day or full-day bus trip in Burgenland and Lake Neusiedl, including guided tours in Eisenstadt and Rust and in Eszterházy Castle, boat cruise on Lake Neusiedl, visit of the floating stage in Mörbisch, wine tasting or schnapps tasting, walking tour and shopping time in Sopron (Hungary).
  • Bus excursions to the Marchfeld: full-day or half-day sightseeing tours in the Marchfeld including tour of Danube-Auen National Park, guided tour in Hof Castle, visit of Niederweiden and Eckartsau castles, and fish dinner in Orth an der Donau.
  • Sightseeing bus trip to Bratislava: full-day or half-day coach excursion to Bratislava with walking tour in the Old Town, visit of the Summer Archbishop's Palace or Bratislava Castle, and typically Slovakian dinner in restaurant Franziskanerkeller.
  • Bus excursions to the Weinviertel: one-day sightseeing tour in the Weinviertel including visit of the museum village Poysdorf, tractor tour in the vineyards or guided tour in the "Kellergassen" - these typical Weinviertel streets where you can find many wine cellars - visit of wine cellars in Retz, guided tour in the basilica Schöngrabern, and wine tasting in Poysdorf or in Retz.
  • Sightseeing excursions to the Waldviertel: full-day bus excursions in the Waldviertel with guided tours in Altenburg Abbey or Zwettl Abbey, tour in the nature reserve Blockheide Gmünd or in Rosenburg am Kamp, and visit of traditional workshops or tasting of typical Waldviertel noodles with poppy seeds.
  • Coach tours to Semmering: full-day bus excursions to the Semmering Pass and the "Bucklige Welt" - hilly country - with hike in Simmering or on the witche's way in Bromberg, walking tour in the celtic village Schwarzenbach, tour on the summer sledge consort Koglhof or many further culture or sport-related activities.
  • Motor coach sightseeing to the Schneeberg: full-day bus trips to the Schneeberg and the Rax with tour in the historical train Schneebergbahn on the Schneeberg and opportunities for hiking, skiing or sledging.
  • Sightseeing bus trip to Graz: one-day sightseeing tours in Styria including guided tour in Graz, tour of the Landeszeughaus in Graz or Eggenberg Palace, ascent to the clock tower on the Schloßberg, and typical Styrian dinner - for example in the Krebsenkeller.
  • Bus excursion to Linz / Mauthausen: full-day excursions to Linz with guided walk in Linz and visit of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp memorial near Linz.
  • Sightseeing coach excursions to Salzburg: full-day sightseeing bus trips to Salzburg with sightseeing tour in the Salzkammergut, guided walk in Salzburg, visit of Mozart's home or the house where he was born, ascent to Hohensalzburg Castle and visit of the museum - can be combined with a dinner concert in restaurant Stiftskeller Sankt Peter.
  • Motor coach trips to Budapest: one-day sightseeing tour to Hungary including city tour in Budapest, guided tour on the castle's hill with visit of the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church, ascent to the Gellért Hill, visit of the Parliament where you can see the Holy Crown of Hungary and further symbols of the Holy Roman Empire. This excursion can be combined with a small cruise on the Danube.
  • Sightseeing coach trip to Prague: one-day-long bus excursion to Prague including bus city tour and walking tour in the Old Town, visit of the most famous districts - old town, Nové Město ("new city"), Malá Strana ("small side"), tour on the castle's hill and on Charles Bridge - can be combined with a folk evening or a small cruise on the Vltava.

Of course, City Tours Austria can also organize further sightseeing bus excursions starting from Vienna, going to any place in Austria or in the neighbouring countries, for example sightseeing tours to Brno (Czech Republic), Olomouc (Czech Republic), Maribor (Slovenia), Székesfehérvár (Hungary), Esztergom (Hungary), or any other sightseeing tour starting from Vienna.

Motor coach excursions starting from Salzburg

The City Tours team would also be delighted to organize bus excursions tarting from Salzburg into the State of Salzburg, Austria, Styria, Bavaria or Tyrol. City Tours Austria recommends the following sightseeing excursions starting from Salzburg:

  • Bus excursion to the Salzkammergut: half-day sightseeing tour or full-day coach excursion starting from Salzburg into the Salzkammergut including a visit of Mondsee Abbey, boat tour on Lake Traunsee, guided walk in Gmunden and visit of the ceramic factory, tour of the imperial villa in Bad Ischl and lunch in the famous "White Horse Inn" near Lake Wolfgangsee.
  • Sightseeing bus tours to Berchtesgaden: half-day excursions or full-day excursions to Berchtesgaden including bus tour around Lake Königsee, ascent to the Eagle's Nest, Hitler's summer residence, visit of Berchtesgaden salt mine or guided tour in the Documentation Center Obersalzberg.
  • Bus trips to Oberndorf: sightseeing tours to Oberndorf including a visit of the "Stille Nacht Kapelle" in Oberndorf and walking tour along the Salzach.
  • Sightseeing bus tour to Lake Chiemsee: one-day bus excursion to Lake Chiemsee including a boat tour, visit of Fraueninsel ("Lady's Island") and Herreninsel ("Gentlemen's Island") and guided tour in Herrenchiemsee Palace.
  • Excursion to Linz / Mauthausen: full-day bus excursion starting from Salzburg to Linz with walking guided tour in the Old Town, and visit of the Mauthausen Concentration Camp memorial near Linz.
  • Bus trip to Munich: one-day long coach tour to Munich starting from Salzburg, visit of the Old Town and the Munich Residenz including the Cuvilliés Theatre and treasure-house, the Old Pinakothek and New Pinakothek, ascent to the Olympiaturm, tour on the Theresienwiese, guided tour in Allianz Arena stadium, in the BMW Welt or in BMW Museum, visit of Hofbräuhaus am Platz, Munich's most famous brewery... There are many options for a sightseeing tour in Munich - of course you cannot do everything in one single sightseeing excursion! The team of City Tours would be delighted to advise you and help you work out the programme that fits your interests best.
  • Sightseeing bus tours in Tyrol: full-day sightseeing coach tours starting from Salzburg to Tyrol with sightseeing tour in the Inn Valley, walking tour in the Kufstein Fortress, bus tour in Innsbruck, ascent on the panoramic platform of the Bergisel ski jump, guided tour in Ambras Castle, visit of the Swarovski Crystal Worlds, visit of the silver mine in Schwaz, guided tour in St. Georgenberg-Fiecht Abbey or in Tratzberg Castle, or any other interesting place in Tyrol.
  • Bus excursions to Vienna: full-day sightseeing motor coach tour to Vienna with: city tour including the Hundertwasserhaus, guided tour in Belvedere palace or in Schönbrunn palace, walking tour in the Prater park, tour on the Vienna Ferris Wheel, ascent on the Danube Tower (Donauturm), visit of the Vienna International Centre (UNO-City), guided tour in the Parliament, the town hall or the Hofburg Palace, Viennese coffee with cake in typical Café Demel, horse-drawn carriage tour in the city centre, Viennese waltz class for beginners - or why not a special guided tour out of City Tours' offer! The exact sightseeing programme entirely depends on your own interests and preferences - of course we can advise you!

Of course, City Tours Austria can also organize other bus excursions starting from Salzburg, for instance half-day sightseeing bus tours to Hohenwerfen Castle, motor coach excursions to the Dachstein massif, to Hallstatt or Hallein, sightseeing minibus tours to Bad Tölz, etc. We are looking forward to your request!

Sightseeing bus trips starting from Innsbruck

Innsbruck was the first place outside Vienna where City Tours Austria started offering services. Consequently, it is for us a special place and we are always delighted to arrange bus excursions starting from Innsbruck to its surroundings, to Tyrol, South Tyrol, Salzburg or Bavaria We particularly recommend the following sightseeing coach trips starting from Innsbruck:

  • Bus excursion to the Swarovski Crystal Worlds: half-day bus excursions to the Swarovski Kristallwelten in Wattens - can be combined with a guided walk in Hall in Tirol or a visit of Hardegg Castle with its Money Tower.
  • Bus trip to the Stubai Glacier: half-day sightseeing bus tour to the Stubai Glacier with tour aboard a special train Stubaitalbahn, walking tour in Neustift im Stubaital and ascent on the Stubai Glacier.
  • Bus excursions to Sterzing / Vipiteno: half-day bus excursion to Sterzing (Vipiteno / South Tyrol) including photo stop on Europe Bridge and shopping and / or walking tour in Sterzing. You can also climb on the Zwölferturm in Sterzing.
  • Bus trips to South Tyrol: one-day sightseeing bus tour to South Tyrol including guided walk in Brixen, visit of Brixen's cathedrale and / or the Hofburg, guided walk in Bolzano with or without a visit in South Tyrol Museum of Archaeology ("Ötzi Museum"), guided walk in Meran / Merano with small walk on the Passerpromenade way, bus tour in Vinschgau and photo stop on Reschenpass.
  • Sightseeing bus tours to the Dolomites: full-day excursion to the Dolomites in South Tyrol - can be combined with ascent on the Seiseralm and tasting of typical South Tyrol specialities.
  • Bus excursion to Lake Achensee: one-day bus trip to Lake Achensee including bus tour around Lake Achensee, visit of Vitalberg museum on Tyrolean mineral oil in Pertisau, and walking tour in Achenkirch. You can also book a guided walking tour in Rattenberg together with a visit of Kisslinger Glass blowing factory.
  • Sightseeing bus excursion to the Zillertal Valley: one-day motor coach excursion to the Zillertal valley including bus tour with photo stop on the Gerlos Alpine Road, then to the Krimml Waterfalls, walking tour in Zell am See and guided walk in Kitzbühel.
  • Bus excursion to the Kaisergebirge Mountains: full-day excursion to the Kaisergebirge mountains including guided tour in Kufstein, visit of the Kufstein Fortress, photo stop near Lake Walchsee, tasting of traditional Tyrolean specialities and visit of the Erber distillery.
  • Sightseeing bus tours in the Tyrolean Oberland: full-day sightseeing tours in the Tyrolean Oberland including bus tour in the Sellrain Valley, photo stop near Lake Kühtai, bus tour in the Ötztal valley via the Stuiben waterfall, guided tour in "Ötzi village" in Umhausen, guided tour in Stams abbey and schnapps tasting in the abbey's distillery.
  • Bus excursion to Neuschwanstein Castle: full-day sightseeing excursions to Neuschwanstein Castle with guided tour in the castle, visit of Linderhof Castle, walking tour in Oberammergau and visit of Ettal Abbey.
  • Sightseeing trips to Munich: full-day bus excursion to Munich with guided tour in the Old Town, bus tour, ascent on the Olympiaturm... This sightseeing tour can also be combined with a guided tour in the Allianz Arena stadium or in the BMW Welt (BMW Wolrd), with a walking tour on the Theresienwiese, in Hofbräuhaus am Platz or any other famous sight in Munich.
  • Sightseeing excursions to Salzburg: one-day excursion to Salzburg starting from Innsbruck: guided tour in Salzburg, ascent to Hohensalzburg Castle, visit of Mozart's home or the house where he was born. You can also visit the Stiegl Brauwelten museum ("Stiegl brewing world") or book a dinner in restaurant Stiftskeller Sankt Peter.

Apart from the sightseeing tours described above, City Tours Austria can organize many other bus excursions starting from Innsbruck to anywhere in Tyrol, South Tyrol, Salzburg State, Bavaria, Vorarlberg, Liechtenstein, or Italy. For example, we can make you a tailor-made offer for a sightseeing coach tour to Trento, Verona or Venice (Italy), a sightseeing excursion to Lake Starnberger See or to Bad Tölz (Bavaria), a coach trip to Bregenz or Arlberg (Vorarlberg, Austria) or to Vaduz (Liechtenstein), or any sightseeing tour in Switzerland.

Bus excursions starting from Linz

Thanks to its exceptionally good location on the Danube, half-way from Salzburg to Vienna and very close to the Salzkammergut, to the Czech Republic and to Bavaria, Linz is the ideal starting point for many interesting bus excursions. The team of City Tours Austria particularly recommends the following bus excursions starting from Linz:

  • Bus excursion to Mauthausen: half-day bus excursion to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp memorial near Linz. Our recommendation: this tour can be combined with the guided walk "Linz during the Third Reich".
  • Motor coach trips to St. Florian's Priory: half-day sightseeing bus tour to St. Florian's Priory including a guided tour in the priory's church, the emperor's room and the library, and a tour to Anton Bruckner's grave under the Bruckner Organ. This excursion can be combined with a guided walk in Enns: this makes it a full-day excursion.
  • Bus trips to Christkindl: half-day sightseeing bus trip to Steyr including guided tour in Steyr and visit of the district Christkindl with its pilgrimage church and its famous post office. this excursion is perfect for Christmas time!
  • Sightseeing tours around Linz: full-day sightseeing excursion in the surroundings of Linz including walking tour in Enns, visit of St. Lawrence Basilica of Lorch, guided tour in St. Florian's Priory including the priory's church, the emperor's rooms and the crypt, tour to Christkindl, its pilgrimage church and its special post office, and guided walk in Steyr.
  • Sightseeing in the Hausruckviertel: various full-day sightseeing tours in the Hausruckviertel, with visit of Wilhering Abbey, walking guided tour in Eferding, guided tour in Wels Castle and guided walk in Wels, guided tour in Kremsmünster Abbey which houses the Tassilo Chalice, and shopping time in Wels.
  • Bus excursions in the Mühlviertel: full-day sightseeing trip in the Mühlviertel with guided tour in Kefermarkt including its parish church and its altar, walking tour in Freistadt including Freistadt Castle and the Mühlviertel's local museum, tasting of beer brewed in Freistadt, guided tour in Schlägl Abbey and visit in the weaving mill museum in Haslach.
  • Sightseeing trips in the Wachau: full-day sightseeing bus tours in the Wachau with small cruise on the Danube, guided tour in Melk Abbey including its library, walking tour in Dürnstein and wine tasting in Krems.
  • Sightseeing bus tours in the Salzkammergut: full-day sightseeing tours in the Salzkammergut including for example walking tour in Gmunden, visit of the ceramic factory, old-fashion boat tour on Lake Traunsee in a paddle steamer, guided tour in the Emperors' Kaiservilla in Bad Ischl, dinner or lunch in the famous "White Horse Inn" near Lake Wolfgangsee and photo stop at Lake Mondsee, visit of the pilgrimage church at Lake Mondsee.
  • Bus excursion to Salzburg: full-day excursions to Salzburg, including for example: ascent to Hohensalzburg Castle with its panoramic view on the whole city, guided tour in the castle's museum and visit of either Mozart's home, the house where Mozart was born, or Hellbrunn Castle.
  • Sightseeing excursions to Vienna: one day in Vienna with a motor coach starting from Linz, including for example: bus city tour in Vienna, lunch in a traditional Viennese "Beisl", and finally a guided tour in either Schönbrunn Castle, the Hofburg Palace, Belvedere Castle, the Kunsthistorische Museum, the Museumsquartier, Albertina Museum, or the Vienna International Centre (UNO-City), or special guided tour in the Vienna Old Town. All excursions in Austria's capital city Vienna can also be combined with lunch or dinner in a typical Heuriger, in the districts of Grinzing, Neustift am Walde or Sievering.

Apart from the sightseeing coach tours described above, City Tours Austria can also organize tailor-made bus excursions starting from Linz, for example a sightseeing bus trip to Graz, St. Pölten, Amstetten, Braunau am Inn, Český Krumlov (Czech Republic), Budweis (České Budejovice / Czech Republic), Passau (Bavaria, Germany), Regensburg (Bavaria, Germany) or Munich (Bavaria, Germany). Your sightseeing programme depends entirely on your own desires, interests and preferences - wherever you want to go starting from Linz, City Tours Austria would be delighted to assume the planning, organization and execution of your tailor-made bus excursion!

Sightseeing bus excursions starting from Graz

Graz is the second bigger city in Austria and capital city of Styria. Consequently, there is a lot to be seen in Graz itself. Yet its closer and further surroundings also offer a lot of highly interesting sightseeing possibilities. The City Tours Austria team particularly recommends the following bus tours starting from Graz:

  • Motor coach tour to Piber: half-day sightseeing bus trip to Piber Federal Stud to see its famous Lipizzans and watch their training session. All Lipizzan horses that perform in the Spanish Riding School in Vienna come from Piber Federal Stud.
  • Sightseeing bus tour to Riegersburg: half-day coach excursion to Riegersburg including a visit of its fortress. If you want to, you can also make it a full-day sightseeing tour by adding a visit of the Austrian Open-Air Museum.
  • Coach excursions to Maribor: various half-day or full-day sightseeing bus excursions in Lower Styria including guided tour in Maribor (Slovenia) with shopping opportunity.
  • Sightseeing excursion to Castle Herberstein: full-day bus excursion to Schloss Herberstein castle including a tour in Herberstein zoo, and a guided tour in the castle and its parc.
  • Bus tours to Mariazell: one-day excursion to the town of pilgrimage Mariazell with walking tour in Bruck an der Mur and visit of the pilgrimage church Mariazell, combined with either a tour on the Rax and / or the Schneeberg, or with a guided walk in Leoben including its museum for art and culture.
  • Bus trip to Admont / Eisenerz: full-day sightseeing bus excursion to Admont Abbey with guided tour in the world's biggest abbey library and in the modern abbey museum, followed by a bus tour through the natural reserve Steirische Eisenwurzen to the Erzberg mine, tour aboard the sensational train Erzbergbahn, and walking tour in the town of Eisenerz including a visit of its local museum.
  • Sightseeing bus excursion to Lake Wörthersee: full-day sightseeing tours to Lake Wörthersee including a guided walk in Klagenfurt, a visit of the Minimundus park and ascent to the lookout tower on top of the Pyramidenkogel mountain, from where out you can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view all over Carinthia.
  • Sightseeing bus trip to Ljubljana: one day in Ljubljana (Slovenia) with a modern, comfortable motor coach, including bus city tour and guided walking tour in Ljubljana, and opportunity for shopping and sightseeing on your own.
  • Bus excursion to the Burgenland: full-day sightseeing tours in the Burgenland with guided walk in Güssing, visit of Güssing Castle, and of Szombathely in Hungary, visit of Burg Lockenhaus castle, guided tour in Sopron (Hungary) and visit of Forchtenstein Castle.
  • Bus trips to Salzburg: one day in Salzburger Land wih the bus, including for instance: bus tour in the Salzkammergut, guided walking tour in Gmunden with visit of the ceramic manufacture, small cruise on Lake Traunsee, visit of the emperors' villa in Bad Ischl, photo stop for the famous "White Horse Inn" near Lake Wolfgangsee, and guided tour in Salzburg.
  • Sightseeing tours to Vienna: full-day bus excursion starting from Graz to Vienna, including for instance: bus city tour, ascent to the Donauturm (Danube Turm) and lunch in the panoramic restaurant there, then visit of either Schönbrunn Palace, Belvedere Palace, the Kunsthistorische Museum, Albertina Museum, the Museumsquartier, the Liechtenstein Museum or any other museum in Vienna - or a special guided tour, for example "History of criminal law in Vienna", "History of customs in Vienna", "Vienna ghost walk", etc.

Of course, City Tours Austria can also organize any other sightseeing bus excursion to any place you want to visit starting from Graz. For instance, you can book a tailor-made sightseeing bus tour to Trieste (Italy), Venice (Italy), Villach and the Landskron district (Carinthia, Austria), to the Grossglockner and Lienz (East Tyrol, Austria), to Bratislava (Slovakia), Lake Balaton (Hungary), or Zagreb (Croatia). We would be delighted to advise you about the availability of any bus tour you want to make starting from Graz and to organize your tailor-made sightseeing tour starting from Graz to anywhere in Austria or in any neighbouring country!

Further sightseeing bus tours in Austria

Of course, City Tours Austria can also plan and organize further sightseeing bus excursions in Austria starting from other Austrian cities or villages, for example sightseeing coach trips starting from Klagenfurt, Villach, Lienz, Brixen, Bolzano, Meran (Merano), Bregenz, Feldkirch, Dornbirn, Bludenz, Imst, Kufstein, Zell am See, Wels, Steyr, Schladming, Leoben, Bruck an der Mur, Wiener Neustadt, Baden bei Wien, Eisenstadt, Bruck an der Leitha, Hainburg an der Donau, Mistelbach, Horn, Zwettl, Gmünd, Freistadt, etc. To put it shortly: wherever you want to start your bus excursion from and wherever you want to go, the City Tours Austria team would be delighted to organize, plan, and perform it for you!

How to book bus excursions via City Tours?

If you want to book a bus excursion via City Tours Austria, please send your request including as much information as possible regarding the sightseeing programme, time and date and the number of passengers at . Our specialists will contact you in very little time and work out with you your ideal sightseeing excursion, with regard to your own interests and preferences.