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Refuge & Integration - guided by a refugee provided by SHADES TOURS Vienna

Refuge & Integration - guided by a refugee

Refuge & Integration - guided by a refugee
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About
Was does it mean to flee from your home country? What are the reasons? What are the Austrian policies on asylum and integration? How do you start a new life in a foreign country when you had to give up your previous one? The guides talk about their experiences while fleeing from their home country and explain the Austrian asylum procedure and the integration of refugees at the different stations. Through social-political content and emotional components, the tours shed light on a world that we often only know from media reports. At the same time, you contribute to the integration of the guide. This is not a sightseeing tour – this is a tour about life. It therefore is an educational tour on a socio-politic topic.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 55943P7
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional Guide
Exclusions
  • Ticket for public transport
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • L’Osteria, Am Hbf 1/EG 152, 1100 Wien, Austria The meeting point is at Hauptbahnhof, in front of the restaurant L'Osteria on the groundfloor. Your guide will hold a SHADES TOURS Folder in his hands.
  • Landstraße, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional Guide
Exclusions
  • Ticket for public transport
Departure details
  • L’Osteria, Am Hbf 1/EG 152, 1100 Wien, Austria The meeting point is at Hauptbahnhof, in front of the restaurant L'Osteria on the groundfloor. Your guide will hold a SHADES TOURS Folder in his hands.
  • Landstraße, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Landstraße, 1030 Vienna, Austria
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    L’Osteria
    Am Hbf 1/EG 152, 1100 Wien, Austria
    The meeting point is at Hauptbahnhof, in front of the restaurant L'Osteria on the groundfloor. Your guide will hold a SHADES TOURS Folder in his hands.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    BahnhofCity Wien Hauptbahnhof
  • You'll end at
    Landstraße
    1030 Vienna, Austria
    See address & details
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Lauren D
Boulder, Colorado, United States7 contributions
Highly recommend
Dec 2019 • Friends
A great snapshot of the experiences of a refugee from flee to integration, friendly and funny guide.
Written 17 December 2019
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Dear @Lauren D, I am really happy ou enjoyed the tour on Refuge & Integration with Tarek. Sending kind regards and see you hopefully again,
Written 25 December 2019
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M v
1 contribution
It was eye-opening, you should go!
Nov 2019 • Friends
You will explore Vienna from another perspective and hear personal stories from the refugees about their experience coming to Vienna. It was very inspiring!
Written 7 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hannah M
2 contributions
Amazing tour - highly recommended!
Oct 2019 • Solo
This tour was exactly what I was hoping for when I signed up for the Refuge & Asylum tour. The guide was an excellent tour guide who adapted his tour to the needs of the participants and was very patient, kind, and had very interesting things to say about his experience. He greatly encouraged questions, leading to an open discussion where we could ask whatever we’ve been wondering about. I learned a ton, had a fun time, and met some really cool people. I highly recommend this tour for anyone looking to get a “real” story right from the source. Thank you to the tour guides and to Shades Tours for the experience!
Written 15 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Hannah M, biggest thank you for leaving these beautiful words on TripAdvisor. We feel really touched, since it seemes like the tour has left a lasting impact on you. And you are right, being able to ask your questions is something that we really really want on our tours, because that's the best way to learn :-) Thank you and all the best, your SHADES TOURS Team
Written 22 October 2019
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Michelle
Hong Kong, China3 contributions
Refuge & Integration
Sep 2019 • Friends
We learnt a lot from this tour, and our guide Tarek is great. He had materials that were well-prepared to share, and answered all our questions openly and patiently. Overall we had an eye-opening introduction to the story of refugees and the difficulties, challenges they faced from when they arrived to integration in Vienna. This helps me be more aware and conscious of the socio-political issues around this topic.
Written 14 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi kissaguramii, thank you so much for your beautiful words. We are really happy to read that you had a great tour and and that it made you more aware and conscious about the socio-political issues! ♥ We would be very happy if you keep your SHADES TOURS tour in good memory for a long time. :-) Thanks for joining, your SHADES TOURS Team
Written 19 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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