Our most recommended things to do in Linz

Linz: Harbor Cruise

1. Linz: Harbor Cruise

On board the MS Linzerin you will experience downtown Linz up close with its stunning mix of modern architecture such as the ARS Electronica and the Lentos Art Museum, historical buildings, and cultural sites such as the Brucknerhaus and harbors. A highlight is a short drive into the Linz commercial port. From the water you can enjoy an impressive first overview of Europe's largest graffiti gallery - in the harbor area, you can see more than 300 pieces of graffiti, some of them oversized, by artists from all over the world.

Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

2. Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

See the sights of Salzburg on a full-day tour from Vienna, with optional drop off for those who want to stay the night. Traveling in small groups of no more than 8 people, the intimate tour will take you through the breathtaking scenery of the Vienna Woods, with the peaks of the Alps in the distance, and on to the stunning Austrian lake district. Stop by picture-postcard Lake Attersee and visit the charming alpine village of St. Gilgen at lake Wolfgangsee, a famous location in the hit movie "The Sound of Music." Upon arrival in Salzburg, discover Salzburg's UNESCO-listed Old Town with your guide on a leisurely walking tour. Hear intriguing stories about the city's famous inhabitants as you pass Mozart's birthplace, the colorful gardens of Mirabell Palace, the cemetery of the Abbey of St. Peter, Salzburg Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace. Spend the afternoon in Salzburg with plenty of free time to purchase lunch and wander Mozart town on your own before making the journey back to Vienna with your driver.

History of Linz with a Linzer Cake Tasting

3. History of Linz with a Linzer Cake Tasting

Join us for an exclusive small group private city tour where we will take you on an unforgettable journey through the heart of this charming Austrian city. With a maximum of 9 people per tour, you will have the opportunity to explore Linz's most famous sights in a personal and intimate setting. Our tour starts in the city center, where we will visit some of Linz's most famous landmarks. We'll explore the beautiful Hauptplatz, where you'll be mesmerized by the stunning Baroque architecture and the famous Dreifaltigkeitssäule, a towering monument dedicated to the Holy Trinity. From there, we'll make our way to the impressive Old Cathedral, a Baroque masterpiece that has stood for centuries and is steeped in history. As we stroll through the charming streets of Linz, our knowledgeable guide will provide fascinating insights into the city's rich cultural heritage and vibrant modern life. You'll have the opportunity to learn about Linz's long history as a center of commerce, as well as the thriving contemporary art scene that has made the city a hub of creativity and innovation. Of course, no tour of Linz would be complete without a visit to a traditional coffeehouse, where you'll sample the world-famous Linzer Torte, a delicious pastry with ground almonds, currant jam and a buttery crust. We will stop at the coffeehouse to enjoy this sweet treat and soak up the warm, inviting atmosphere of this popular Linz institution. During the tour, we'll also stop at some of Linz's hidden gems, such as charming cafes and craft stores, where you can take a break and enjoy the local delicacies. Whether you are a history buff, an art lover or just want to discover the best of Linz, our city tour is the perfect way to experience this beautiful city in all its glory.

Linz Old Town Highlights Walking Tour with Pöstlingbergbahn

4. Linz Old Town Highlights Walking Tour with Pöstlingbergbahn

Did you know that Linzer Torte, which is said to be the oldest cake in the world, comes from Linz? Or why is it known as ""City of the Führer""? Well, you can find out that and more on our walking tour of this beautiful yet underrated city. Explore the Old Town and its top tourist attractions with an Expert Guide and discover local history and legends along the way. Come and see Linz! Book a 2-hour private walking tour of Linz to explore the Old Town and visit the Old Cathedral. Your Private Guide will meet you at Hauptplatz, a bustling market square featuring the 1700s Holy Trinity Column and beautiful buildings such as the Old Town Hall, Feichtinger House and Schmidberger House. The monumental Old Cathedral (Alter Dom) will allure your eyes with its domed towers, so step inside to admire its Baroque interiors decorated with wood carvings, marble statues and a stunning painting of Saint Aloysius. You will also see the New Cathedral, which is the largest church in Linz. Other points of interest include Landhaus, Mozart’s former residence and Castle Park, which offers amazing views of the Danube River. Book a 3-hour private walking tour of Linz to explore the Old Town and visit the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral. The New Cathedral (Mariendom) features a beautiful high altar, crypts, hand carved wood details and many exquisite stained glass windows that can be studied for hours. As the largest (but not the tallest) church in Austria, it is a must-see in Linz! Book a 4-hour private walking tour of Linz to explore the Old Town and visit the Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral and the Nordico Stadtmuseum. Located only a short walk from Hauptplatz, the family-friendly Nordico Stadtmuseum hosts varied temporary exhibitions on the history and culture of Linz. Among some of its treasures, you will discover old collections of photographs, antique pieces of furniture, art referencing the city and other interesting exhibits.This tour includes pre-booked tickets so you can save time and skip the line at the ticket office. Book a 6-hour private walking tour of Linz to explore the Old Town and visit its top tourist attractions: the Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral, the Nordico Stadtmuseum and Pöstlingberg. This option includes round-trip tickets for Pöstlingbergbahn, a narrow-gauge electric railway that connects Linz’s main square with Pöstlingberg. This popular, hilltop tourist attraction offers great views over the city and is the site of the Pöstlingberg pilgrimage church, where you can see the miraculous image of Maria Pöstlingberg.

Linz Old Town Private Walking Tour and Cruise

5. Linz Old Town Private Walking Tour and Cruise

There is an incredible amount of history and culture to discover in Linz, so let your Private Guide lead you on an ultimate adventure. You will see the best Old Town highlights and join a relaxing cruise along the Danube River to discover Linz’s culture, industry and nature. You will meet with your Private Guide at the main square and stroll up the narrow Hofgasse street with lovely pastel buildings towards the Lizn Castle. Pass through the castle’s inner courtyard to get to the Castle Park for a nice view of Linz and Pöstlingberg across the river. Then you will walk to the Landhous, a magnificent 16th-century Renaissance building with a lovely courtyard. Enjoy its stylish architecture and interesting commentary from the Local Guide. Further down you will reach Austria’s largest church, the monolithic neo gothic New Cathedral, also known as Mariendom. You will also get to see the Baroque highlight of Linz’s Old Town - the Old Cathedral, that marks the city’s skyline with its two towers topped with onion domes. At the iconic main square, Hauptplatz, you will see the Neptune Fountain, Old Town Hall, the Feichtinger House with its carillon and other historic buildings. You will also spot the white marble Holy Trinity Column, which was erected in the 18th-century as a monument of gratitude for protecting the city from the last great wave of plague in Central Europe. Finally, you will get on board the MS Linzerin ship to go on a 100 minutes long cruise along the Danube River. You can choose between a guided and non-guided cruise. During the guided option, your guide will point out the most important buildings along the way, such as the futuristic glass buildings of the Ars Electronica Center, the Lentos Art Museum and the famous copper concert hall “Brucknerhaus.” You will also discover the fantastic views of wide nature reserves and the harbour quarter. During the non-guided cruise option, the guide will take you to the ship's departure point. You will have the best time admiring the amazing views with your family or friends. You can grab a drink or choose a meal from a special menu on board.

Family Tour of Linz's Old Town, Pöstlingberg and Grottenbahn

6. Family Tour of Linz's Old Town, Pöstlingberg and Grottenbahn

"Linz can be a great destination for a family day off, if you know what to see and do! With a Private Guide, you can make history fun for your children and enjoy amazing activities and attractions on a family-friendly tour of the Old Town, its churches, castles, and market squares. Let us take you on a magical adventure in Linz! Book a 2-hour family-friendly tour to enjoy fun and educational commentary as you explore the Old Town of Linz. We begin this experience near Linz Castle with a walk through Schlosspark, where you will enjoy a picturesque view of the Danube River. Your Private Guide will entertain you with interesting historical facts but also legends and fairy tales. You will hear the story of how Mozart composed the Linz Symphony as you pass his former residence, and see important landmarks such as the New Cathedral and the Old Cathedral, where you can admire sacred art from the 17th century. The walking tour will end in Hauptplatz, where the guide will show you the Old Town Hall, Neptune’s Fountain and the famous Pöstlingbergbahn (tickets are not included in this option)! Book a 3-hour family-friendly tour to enjoy fun and educational commentary as you explore Linz’s Old Town and Pöstlingberg. This option includes round-trip tickets for Pöstlingbergbahn, a narrow-gauge electric railway that connects Linz’s main square with Pöstlingberg. Both adults and children will enjoy this railway ride and the amazing views over the city. Choose the 4-hour option to enjoy a 3-hour family-friendly tour of Linz’s Old Town and Pöstlingberg led by a Private Local Guide and receive tickets for a 1-hour self-guided experience in Grottenbahn, the secret adventure world of dwarves. Children of all ages love this attraction! You can ride on the dragon train through the land of the dwarfs and explore the fairy-tale village of gnomes, witches, fairies and other magical creatures.

Private Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna

7. Private Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna

Whether or not you’re a fan of The Sound of Music’, take advantage of your stay in Vienna and visit Salzburg. With a friendly English-speaking driver, you’ll depart from your hotel in Vienna in a private limousine or minivan. The scenery on the way to Salzburg is breathtaking: You pass by the Vienna Woods, see the peaks of the Alps from afar, and finally reach the Austrian lake district. Take pictures of the region’s gorgeous mountain lakes and villages, and visit the locations from The Sound of Music. In Salzburg you will be joined by a local expert guide who will take you on an extensive walking tour where you’ll hear intriguing stories about the history and the city’s famous  inhabitants. Along the way you will see the most important sights, including Mozart's birthplace, the colorful gardens of the Mirabell Palace (the "DoReMi“ song was filmed here), the cemetery of the Abbey of St. Peter (the Von Trapp family hid there), the festival area, the Archbishop’s Palace and the cathedral. After the walking tour you can spend a couple of hours in Salzburg for lunch, to do some shopping explore the city further on your  own. Visit the Mozart museum or take a ride in the funicular up to the impressive fortress of Hohensalzburg. In the late afternoon your driver  will take you to Vienna and back to your hotel. Enjoy the superior service and the personal atmosphere of this private tour. Your knowledgeable guide is ready to respond to (almost) your every request and requirement, and there will be lots of photo opportunities. Recommended departure time: 7.30 am Duration: 12 hours ITINERARY Hotel pick-up 7.30 am Tour start - Travel past the Vienna Woods and Melk Abbey to Linz 9.30 am Stop for coffee and cake (at own expense) - ca. 30 minutes 10.50 am Photo Stop at Lake Attersee - ca. 15 minutes 11.30 am Explore Lakeside Town St. Gilgen - ca. 30 minutes 12.30 pm Guided Walking Tour of Salzburg's Old Town - ca. 1,5 hours 2.00 pm Free time in Salzburg for lunch, shopping and sightseeing - ca. 2,5 hours 4.30 pm Departure for Vienna 7.30 pm approx Arrival in Vienna Hotel drop off

Austria/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

8. Austria/Europe: eSim Mobile Data Plan

Make your trip to Austria hassle-free with your convenient eSIM. Stay connected on your travels with high-speed coverage in Austria and another 43 European regions (full list below). Purchase and install your eSIM anytime and anywhere, and choose from a variety of data packages, validity options, and coverage in additional countries. Simply scan the eSIM QR code to access all your essential apps on your trip. Avoid the trouble of managing multiple SIMs with this zero-waste solution. Get one eSIM per device and top up by simply buying and activating additional eSIM plans as you go. Once activated, your coverage will begin according to your selected duration. Most devices released after 2019 are compatible with eSIM (e.g. iPhone XR, XS of models beyond, Google Pixel 4 and beyond). If you are unsure, please check the compatibility guideline photo to confirm eligibility. If you can not connect to the internet after install this eSIM, please follow the Self Help Troubleshooting Guide in your GYG voucher. Network coverage: Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Italy, Jersey, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovak, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan, and Vatican City. Carriers to use in Austria: A1 Telekom, T-Mobile, and Orange

Magical Christmas Walking Tour Around Linz

9. Magical Christmas Walking Tour Around Linz

The most wonderful time of the year is even better in Linz! Together with the professional local guide, you will visit the most beautifully decorated places and markets. How does Linz celebrate Christmas? How many Christmas markets are in Linz? Discover a wide variety of Austrian 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 Upper-Austria in a different perspective: filled with holiday lights illuminating the Christmas Markets. The Christmas and Advent special times brings magic to Linz Old Town.

Linz Private Walking Tour

10. Linz Private Walking Tour

Welcome to charming Linz, a place famous for its rich cultural life with numerous museums and an attractive landscape characterized by the Danube and green hills. Linz is the perfect mixture between old and new, a contemporary hub that harbours a charming Old Town filled with historic baroque architecture. During this walking tour through the heart of Linz, you will discover the most important attractions of Linz's old town, including the main square, the City Hall, the Danube River, the Old Cathedral and the New Cathedral and the Mozart Residence. See the Trinity Column in Hauptplatz, an impressive 20-metre-high column made of white marble, and built-in gratitude to the Holy Trinity for protection against fire, war and plague. The star of Linz is the neo-Gothic New Cathedral, or Mariendom, Austria's largest church with its 134m tower and space for 20,000 people. We’ll have a look at the Mozart Residence, the Renaissance building where the composer wrote his Linz Symphony and Linz Sonata in only three days. Linz is also a city of music and not to mention cuisine, especially the Linzer Torte, the oldest cake recipe in the world, dating from 1653. Discover this, and much more, in a pleasant walking tour in beautiful Linz.

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Very comfortable and on time. Joseph was an amazing guide and made sure to tell us about everything along the way. If you are looking for a relaxing yet fun filled tour, this is it!

this was a very informative trip . the guide narrated the ride from Vienna to Salzburg . the walking tour around Salzburg was also very good. the bus was very comfortable

Very well organised and informative tour guide. Great experience travelling in a small group seeing small towns with lots of free time .

Really enjoyable day out. Guide very knowledgeable. Fab places of interest. Thoroughly enjoyed.

Robert was amazing. Very nice! And even offered us water. We had a great tour