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English Shades Tour in Vienna

Highlights
  • Travel with a small group, which helps facilitate productive discussion
  • Walking tour provides firsthand views of important landmarks
  • Guide provides in-depth commentary on the plight of homelessness in Vienna
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English Shades Tour in Vienna
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Sat 3:00pm ENMost Popular
Meet your guide at Heldenplatz at 3pm in front of the horse statue, Erzherzog Karl (facing the national library) to begin your 2-hour tour, which will be conducted in English.
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Thu 4:00pm EN
Meet your guide at Heldenplatz, at 4.00pm in front of the horse statue, Erzherzog Karl (holding a flag in its hand) to begin your 2-hour tour, which will be conducted in English.
From US$20.85
Thu 5.30pm EN
Meet your guide at Heldenplatz, at 5.30pm in front of the horse statue, Erzherzog Karl (holding a flag in its hand) to begin your 2-hour tour, which will be conducted in English.
From US$20.85
Overview
Not your typical Vienna trip, this educational walking tour is designed to shed light on Vienna's homeless population. With a guide who is homeless and working on reintegrating into society, visit parts of the city important to the lives of this demographic and the country's social system. Listen to your guide's commentary, a mix of personal stories and historical and cultural facts illustrating the complexity of homelessness in Vienna.
What to Expect
Meet your guide and group of fellow curious travelers at a central location in Vienna. Listen to an introductory talk on the topic of homelessness in Vienna and in Austria, which will cover the challenges that homeless people face, the Viennese social system, and the underlying reasons for homelessness. You will be encouraged to share your thoughts and feelings on the subject and engage in a dialogue with your guide, who is homeless, and other group members.
Take off for a walking tour of Vienna to visit places around the city symbolic of the homelessness problem. For instance, visit a park to talk about the topic of people sleeping in public areas. Other stops provide jumping-off points to discuss the various issues facing homeless residents of Vienna and the social institutions tasked with helping them.
Reviews (172)
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Genuine and insightful

This tour is not afraid to ask its participants hard questions about homelessness. It is an educational tour which does not show the typical sites of Vienna, but instead educates you about the homeless situation in the "most livable city in the world". Our guide...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank chapmaba
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Absolute must when in Vienna! Better than any other tour :)

If you are interested in social history, social entrepreneurship, public policies and civic activism, this tour has elements of all of it. You can also get information about unpleasant design, public spaces, social housing, current politics, students' riot, while discovering different layers of homelessness issue....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Marija J
Perrine S, Geschäftsführer at SHADES TOURS Vienna, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Marija, Thanks a lot for being part of our tours and for sharing your experience. We love your words. Yes Barbara is wonderful and we will forward your beautiful feedback to her. It is great to read that you felt like this and that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Fascinating

A really fascinating insight into the challenges and aid to homeless people in Vienna. All tied into a wander around the city. Charles was an excellent guide. Highly recommend!

Thank Fifi K
Perrine S, Geschäftsführer at SHADES TOURS Vienna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Fifi, thank you so much for your nice review. We will forward it to our brilliant Guide Charles. We are very happy to read that the tour offered you a fascinating insight. Happy new year and all the best your SHADES TOURS Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Eye opening tour

Charles -Adekunle- was very factual. He told us about Vienna and Austria's help system in place for homeless population, figures, and his interesting story. I learned a lot on reasons which can bring someone to be homeless and what the person can face on a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mélinda M
Perrine S, Geschäftsführer at SHADES TOURS Vienna, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Melinda, we are happy to hear that our tour / Charles changed your mind. That is one of our main targets. Thank you soo much for your review. We wish you a happy new year and all the best your SHADES TOURS Team

Reviewed 30 November 2018
Thank you for a very educational tour!

Recently, I took my class of students on a Shades Tours and they walked away with new knowledge of the complexity of our society. The tour provided us all with an intricate understanding of the paradoxes of the situation and how the various elements of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michelle_in_Vienna
Perrine S, Geschäftsführer at SHADES TOURS Vienna, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Dear Michelle, oh wowwww what an amazing feedback - we are overpowered! it is great to read what an impact SHADES TOURS / Dennis had on you and your students. Yes Dennis is a very special and strong Person, we are so glad having him...More

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