• Polaroid Photo Tour Vienna - Urban

    Vienna Urban Tour

The Urban Tour

Explore the young, hip and creative parts of Vienna with a vintage Polaroid camera – if you think you know the city already this tour will proof you different.

Use the calendar below to select your date and book online!

This product is available for booking from March until October.

From November until February check out our Vienna Winter Classic tour!


  • Location

    Vienna, Austria

  • Duration

    180 Minutes

  • Photo Guides

    Local & English Speaking

  • Group Size

    Maximum 8 People

  • Price

    Ticket incl. Camera 59€

  • Booking

    Instant Confirmation

Urban & Contemporary

We will take you off the beaten path and show you all the best photo opportunities. No previous photography knowledge needed!

You will start your analog photography experience at the Volkstheater. At the start of the tour you will learn how to use a vintage Polaroid camera from the 1990s.

Your local photo guide will help you capture Vienna’s urban life on instant film.

While exploring you’ll get to see the other Vienna – colourful graffiti, hip galleries, creative street art and much more is waiting for you.

Take home eight one-of-a-kind Polaroids from your experience.
We want to show you why Polaroid photography is still important today.
During your analog photo exploration off-the-beaten-paths you will discover:
  • the Spittelberg, one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the city. There you will find interesting street art, cool galleries and hip new shops.
  • Next we will enter the Museumsquartier (MQ), home to many important modern museums, restaurants and a place for the young crowd to hang out.
  • Just a short ride with the metro and we find ourselves in the second district of Vienna.
  • There we’ll visit a hidden urban gardening project,
  • a local farmers market and our final location which is also one of the highlights of the tour.
  • At the Donaukanal you will capture Vienna’s finest works of street art and graffiti on instant film.

Check out the tour itinerary for more info



    • Choose your date and time from the tour calendar.
    • Follow the booking process to book and pay your tickets online.
    • The booking and payment is processed by our partner FareHarbor. They charge a small booking fee in addition to the ticket price.
  • Payment options:
    • Credit cards.
    • If you do not own a credit card but want to book a tour, just contact us at booking@instant.tours

If you have questions, check out our FAQs, call us at +43 676 773 58 72 or write an email to vienna@instant.tours

  • Cut-Off Times: Tours can be booked online up until 12 hrs. prior the scheduled departure time. If a date has existing bookings it can be be booked up until 4 hours to the departure.
  • Short-Term Inquiries: If you like to join a tour within 12 hrs. to the departure just drop us a line. We try to make it happen: vienna@instant.tours
  • Private Tours: You want to book a tour but cannot find a suitable date? Inquire via e-mail and we will try scheduling one.
  • Season: This tour does not run during the winter season (November – February). If you are interested in taking a tour in Vienna with us during that time, please check out our seasonal Winter Classic tour.

We have planned a great tour for you. Exploring Vienna off-the-beaten-tracks you’ll see and experience the following:

  • Bobo Life – The 7th district – it’s gentrified but also a hub for art and galleries
  • Spittelberg –  Romantic Biedermeier houses, narrow streets, community projects and lots of outdoor life
  • Donaukanal – THE place to be for spotting the latest street art & graffiti art
  • Clash! – Modern architecture meets historic buildings
  • Green Vienna – Explore a hidden urban gardening community projects
  • Karmelitermarkt – The districts trendy eating spot and on Saturday’s the host of the local farmers market
  • Museumsquartier – Where art meets life. Not only popular for it’s museums but also a hangout spots for Vienna’s young and cool
  • Everything in between – This tour is about exploring! It’s not about famous sights. It’s for finding the cool, new, interesting details in a city. Join us and get to know the real Vienna.
  • Standard Ticket includes vintage Polaroid rental camera and one pack of Polaroid Originals instant film worth 19 EUR
  • No-Camera Ticket does not include a rental camera nor the instant film. Perfect for someone who wants to use their own camera or accompany someone on the tour
  • Address: Volkstheater, Arthur-Schnitzler-Platz 1, 1070Wien
    You can find more info about the meeting point right above.

About 180 minutes including the introduction to the Polaroid camera and the instant film.

Monday, Friday and Saturday. Please check the tour calendar for details.

No minimum group size. Average maximum group size is eight.

The tour is operated in English. However all tour guides speak German as well.

  • Vintage Polaroid 600 Camera for the duration of the trip
  • 1 Pack of Polaroid Originals instant film worth 19 EUR
  • Introduction to instant photography
  • English speaking personal photo guide. Your guide is a Viennese local who is happy to answer questions you have about Vienna, recommend places to eat, give tips on what to see and where to go and much more. But please be aware of the fact that your guide is not a professional tourist guide. Therefore we do not provide oral historical information and context.
  • The No-Camera Ticket does not include a rental camera nor the instant film.
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Cancellations: If you have to change or cancel a tour please let us know as soon as possible. Just write an email to booking@instant.tours. Within 48 hours prior your booked tours departure, we will refund you with the total amount paid.
  • Short-term cancellations (less than 48 hours before the tour’s departure): We will try to reschedule the tour with you. If we aren’t able to do so, a short-term cancellation will result in full payment of the agreed tour price for the scheduled time.
  • No-Shows: Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior the tour to ensure that we can start in time. If you do not show at the meeting point within 15 minutes after the scheduled departure of your tour we consider you a no-show. This means that you might not be able to join the tour and no refund will be given. If you already know that you might not be on time, please contract us via e-mail or call your local tour host.
  • Changes: If you want to change the date and/or time of your trip you must contact us as soon as possible in writing at booking@instant.tours. We will try to reschedule your trip with you, although we cannot guarantee that we will always be able to do this, as changes are subject to availability at the time.
  • Bad Weather: In most cases we meet you at the meeting point. There we will discuss our options, which are: rescheduling the tour, cancelling and refunding or running it anyway. In rare cases we cancel the tour beforehand by informing you via email and/or phone. If the tour you booked got cancelled due to bad weather we will try to reschedule it. In case the suggested options are not viable for you we will give you full refund.
  • For details please view our Terms and Conditions here

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Vienna Urban

We meet in front of Volkstheater. This is where you’ll meet your guide (having a Polaroid camera around his or her neck).

Address: Volkstheater, Arthur-Schnitzler-Platz 1, 1070 Wien

Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes prior the tour to ensure that we can start in time.

Your tour ends at the Donaukanal close to Schottenring (U2, U4), Rossauer Lände (U4) and Schottentor (U2). There, we will review your pictures, answer your questions about what to do in Vienna, recommend places to eat and give tips on what to see and where to go.

Add even more fun to your tour! Choose between one or more of our awesome tour add-ons. Just add them during the checkout. You will receive your purchase at the tour!

Available at this tour:

  • Color 600 Film – Additional Polaroid Originals Color 600 film. 8 exposures per pack
  • Group Picture – Your guide takes a portrait or group picture for you to keep
  • Private Tour – Choose this option to make your tour a private one
  • Box for Polaroids – A small black cardboard box to store your Polaroids
  • Pin Polaroid 600 Camera – A cute black and silver nickel pin



“We really had a great time! Nora and Gilbert led us through a very well thought tour of the city and taking Polaroid pictures was extremely exciting.”
Fabio, Italy

Vienna Urban

“This was, by far, our favorite activity during our time in Vienna. Loved to show the vintage style pictures to my family and friends!”
Callie, USA

Vienna Urban

“I would highly recommend this tour to everyone. I am a student and found the tour to be exceptionally well priced.“
Cassidy, Ireland

Vienna Urban