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Graz: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

1. Graz: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Get to know Graz inside out with a Licensed Local Guide. Explore the historic center, which is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List and discover its most important monuments. Immerse yourself in local history and legends! Choose the 2-hour option to discover the best selected highlights of Graz. On this walking tour you will explore the beautiful churches, palaces and monuments of the Old Town, such as the Church of Trinity and Palais Khuenburg. Feel the lively atmosphere of the old Market Square and admire Rathaus while learning about the political, social and economic life of Graz. You will see the famous Oper Graz, which is the second largest opera house in Austria, the 17th century Mausoleum of Kaiser Ferdinands II, and the 15th century Cathedral. The guide will help you find a secret double staircase in the Burg, which you can climb up to enjoy an optical illusion and views. The tour will end at the elegant Sporgasse street Choose the 3-hour option to enter the Graz Cathedral, the crown jewel of churches in Graz. This is your chance to discover the cathedral's amazing royal-imperial architecture, inconspicuous from the outside but with many treasures hidden inside. Admire its rare Gothic fresco paintings and other artworks. On this extended tour you will also head uphill to the iconic Clock Tower, one of the most important symbols of Graz. For an additional fee, your Licensed Guide can take you to the top of the tower for unparalleled views of the city. 4-hours version will give you an unique opportunity of exploring the fascinating collections of the Landeszeughaus. Avoid long queues easily with skip-the-line ticket. Discover the exhibitions on four floors and approximately 2,000 square meters of space to see 32,000 exhibits dating back from the 15th to 18th centuries. It's a really fascinating experience, not only for history lovers! Join 6-hours version to visit the Schlossberg branch of the Graz Museum and learn the history of the Graz even more thoroughly. This fascinating place has a very wide and varied collection of exhibits, so discover the fascinating secrets of the city! Walk around the Schlossberg and have an additional visit at the Burggarten as well. Wander through the idyllic parks and explore the garden’s main highlight - the beautiful Orangery.

Graz: Exciting Outdoor-Escape-Game, hike and Adventure

2. Graz: Exciting Outdoor-Escape-Game, hike and Adventure

You will start at a location in the centre. From then on, your smartphone (our special app in German language) will guide you and support you to design an own route through the area. You will hear a story about a missing person. Help the police to find this former investigater and bestseller author or help to find out what happened to him. You will assist the local police. You will get access to all police files and to all witness reports. There must be some detail that will finally solve this mystery. The app will guide you to 15 different locations. At each location you will solve a riddle or try to solve a backstory. And you will get access to new information about this strange crime case and the missing person. This is a fun game and adventure and is perfect for a group of up to five persons. Perfect for couples, perfect for families with kids older than 9. This is more than a basic walking trip, this is an amazing and a challenge for you as a team. Read about the background story here below. What is this crime case about, what is the story behind it? Let us provide you with some background information. This whole case is about him. He used to be a successful detective. After he retired, he started to write books which became bestsellers. His new book with short stories about the most crazy crime cases that he had to deal with during his career as detective will be released soon. But suddenly he, the author, disapeared. And also the script of his new book is missing. There are rumours about problems in his marriage and lately he also acted weird. That is what his friends are saying. Since he went missing, the media reported constantly about this case, but the police is still unable to solve this crime case. Can you find out what happened? You will go to meet his friends, listen to witnesses and read or listen to police reports. And you will also find some of the weird stories that he wants to publish in his new book. A book that is supposed to become a bestseller. Work together as a team and find out what really happened, while you explore this area. This is a good workout, a fun game and an exciting and challenging task for you as a team. Special offer: if the weather suddenly is not suitable for your adventure or you want to reschedule due to other reasons: no problem. Once you booked, you can start within 48 hours after the originally booked starting time. Bonus: We included some extra tasks and riddles which you can solve at any time after you finished this event. Note: Your route is not a mainstream tourist route from one famous sight to another. There also will not be any historical or boring articles or speeches about the places that you will visit. The places that you will visit might fit to the story of the crime case, but maybe not always.

Graz: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

3. Graz: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

Explore the city of Graz through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

Graz Museum: Private Guided Tour

4. Graz Museum: Private Guided Tour

Graz, a city like no other. It delights with the multitude of monuments, original places and beautiful views. The palace hill standing in its heart attracts many tourists. The city's fascinating history had to be exposed somewhere, so the Graz Museum was founded. Follow your 5-Stars Guide to discover the basic information as well as the best-kept secrets. Choose 2-hours option and explore fascinating collections of Graz Museum in Old Town. Its exhibitions reflect upon the history and presence of the city. Established to celebrate the city's 800th anniversary, the museum takes visitors on an amazing journey through the history of Graz. The building itself has a interesting past as well. Museum is located in the baroque Palais Khuenburg, where the Austrian heir to the throne Franz Ferdinand von Österreich-Este was born in 1863. It is not surprising then that in 2014 it was nominated for the European Museum of the Year award. It's a Must See in Graz! Extend your tour to 3,5-hours and have an additional visit at the Schlossberg branch of the Graz Museum. This famous hill hides many wonderful gems, and fascinating museum’s collection is one of them! Surrounded by beautiful nature impresses with its original appearance and fascinating architecture. Enjoy a little hike or use the glass elevator to reach the top. Then explore the history of significant Schlossberg and the unique topography of the city.

Graz: Skip the Line Landeszeughaus Private Guided Tour

5. Graz: Skip the Line Landeszeughaus Private Guided Tour

Choose this unique Private Tour to discover the popular Landeszeughaus. This one of a kind museum attracts tourists from all over the world, and not only history fans! But do not worry about wasting time in long queues, as you will skip the line fast and easily with provided ticket. Fascinating exhibits, various collections and interesting stories make this place a Must See while in Graz! Join 2-hours tour and explore the exhibitions of museum. Follow your 5-Stars Qualified Guide to learn everything about weapons used in the past. See for yourself the authentic tools, helmets and suits of armour dating back to the 15th century! This unique place offers a wide collection of historical exhibits located on four floors and approximately 2,000 square meters of space. Hear facts and secrets of Styria and enjoy this amazing experience. Extend your tour to 3-hours and after exploring the Landeszeughaus, have an additional visit at the Graz Cathedral, also known as the St. Giles' Cathedral. This stunning Baroque church is considered to be one of the most important buildings in terms of art and cultural history in Graz and throughout the federal province of Styria. From the outside, the Graz Cathedral looks massive and simple, but inside, there are tons of hidden gems and stories to be discovered. Enrich your Graz experience by exploring its charming Old Town on 4-hours tour. There are many wonderful spots spread all over the city, so follow your Private Guide and visit the best places. Start right away when you leave the Graz Cathedral and see the one of a kind Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II. Discover its secrets and admire the mix of Baroque and Roman styles. Climb up the famous double spiral Gothic staircase at the Graz Castle impressing with their unique appearance, then walk along the bustling shopping street, the Sporgasse. Finally stroll through the charming Hauptplatz and admire beautiful fountains and surrounding historical buildings. Enjoy the company of an Expert Guide all the way, who will adjust tempo and care about your informative trip.

Graz: Top Churches Private Walking Tour with Guide

6. Graz: Top Churches Private Walking Tour with Guide

Graz impresses with a multitude of fascinating sights. At every corner you will see a charming church or an impressive cathedral. Discover the best of them during an unique private walking tour led by an Expert Guide, who will care about your comprehensive tour and best experience. During 3-hours walk you will explore the real charm of Graz’s churches. Visit the Franciscan Church, which is a part of the oldest monastery in the city. Admire the high tower, one of the most prominent among the traditional Graz landmarks. Enter this magnificent building and enjoy the beauty of harmonious Gothic architecture and 20th-century works of art. Then take a peaceful stroll through the miraculous cloister with its rose-covered courtyard. See the Parish Church of the Holy Blood and discover for yourself its fascinating history reflected in aspects originating from various periods as the Gothic, Baroque and modern eras. Take a look at the wooden tower richly decorated with stucco and the marvelous copper dome. It’s a Must See! Explore the Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II and see an imperial place of rest. Its turquoise domes stand out from other buildings and its majestic appearance is really impressive. Climb up to the tower to discover church bells and enjoy the beautiful panorama of Graz. At last, visit the famous Graz Cathedral crowning the historic city centre. Inconspicuous from the outside, it hides many interesting treasures inside. This stunning cathedral combines Gothic architecture with Baroque furnishing. You will have a chance to admire this mix of styles, fascinating history and beautiful frescoes, as the ""Gottesplagenbild"", an inspiring relic of splendid Gothic fresco painting. It’s definitely not to be missed!

Romantic Tour Around Graz for Couples

7. Romantic Tour Around Graz for Couples

From heartbreaking and tragic, to the hilarious or spicy ones. What is special about love story of Rudolf Habsburg and Mary Vetsera? This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period! An exclusive tour for all the romantics of the world! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most romantic places in the city. You will feel spellbound in a charming atmosphere. What is considered as one of the best places to have a date in the city? Where can you make lovely photos? You will be surprised how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, parks of the city.

Special Christmas Tour Around Graz

8. Special Christmas Tour Around Graz

Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places and markets. How does Graz celebrate Christmas? How many Christmas markets are in Graz? Discover a wide variety of Styrian traditions and customs, which include a wide range of seasonal products, including the traditional Glühwein. You will feel spellbound with the charming atmosphere in the streets which you can feel only this time of the year!  You will experience the capital of Styria in a different perspective: filled with colors with its traditional offerings and particular vibes. The Christmas and Advent special times brings magic to Graz main square.

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What people are saying about Graz

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 10 reviews

What a varied, exciting and amusing old town tour that Leo Engelmayer offered us in Graz! We were very enthusiastic about his great knowledge and valuable tips, which we were able to use very well not only for our onward journey through Styria, but also for the detour to Maribor. We can recommend our competent and nice guide to everyone with conviction! Thank you again and we hope to see you again!

The guide was terrific. The only issue was the meeting point at “the old Romanian church.” Much too obscure. Even tourist office uncertain where it was. The guide agreed. Should meet at Hautplatz at the statue. Unmistakable.

Awesome private tour in Graz! We saw sights that only an experienced guide coujd show us! I highly recommend this tour!

Alles super. Wir konnten das Spiel selbstständig starten und es hat alles so wie beschrieben funktioniert