• Polaroid Photo Tour Vienna - Winter Classic

    Vienna Winter Classic Tour

The Winter Classic Tour

Seasonal Special – Explore historic Vienna’s city center during Christmas and beyond with a vintage Polaroid camera. Get creative and take home special Polaroid memories of the city’s most famous sights.

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

This product is available for booking from November until February.

From March until October check out our Vienna Classic or Urban tour!


  • Location

    Vienna, Austria

  • Duration

    150 Minutes

  • Photo Guides

    Local & English Speaking

  • Group Size

    Maximum 8 People

  • Price

    Ticket incl. Camera 55€

  • Season

    November – February

Explore Vienna with a vintage Polaroid camera

We show you all the best photo opportunities during Christmas season in Vienna. No previous photography knowledge needed!

You will start your “not like all the other walking tours” experience at our cosy and warm office. There you will learn how to use a classic Polaroid instant camera from the early 1990s at the start of your tour.

Your local photo guide will help you create your own seasonal photo souvenirs from Vienna!

While exploring the inner city, you’ll see some Vienna’s most famous sights and some of the city’s best Christmas markets (starting in mid-November).

Take home eight one-of-a-kind Polaroids from your vacation.

On your walking tour you’ll find out what makes Vienna special during this time of the year.

You will discover:
  • some of the city’s best Christmas markets (starting in mid-November),
  • the Ringstraße boulevard with the iconic red trams and many important sights like the
  • Austrian Parliament Building, the
  • grand Vienna City Hall and the
  • former Habsburg Imperial Palace, including the
  • wonderful parks: Volksgarten and
  • Burggarten, as well as the world famous
  • Vienna State Opera, which you will get an aerial view on from the
  • Albertina museum.

Slow down and experience Vienna in a whole new way. Look at the scene, carefully frame your pictures and capture a meaningful and valuable moment on tangible photos.

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

Important information for our winter tours:

Instant photography involves a chemical process. Especially in winter the weather conditions have an impact on the pictures (cold, light conditions,…). We will give you our best advice on how to take the best possible pictures (e.g. keeping the cameras and pictures warm). But after all we think, that the uniqueness and unexpected outcome is part of the experience and that’s exactly what makes Polaroid pictures special and a one of a kind souvenir.

  • 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: During the winter season (November – February) we don’t have as many dates scheduled for booking as during the regular season. If you are interested in taking a tour with us but can’t find a date please inquiry through e-mail vienna@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

We have planned a great tour for you. Exploring the Vienna’s inner city you’ll see and experience the following:

  • Following the introduction at our cosy office we head over the Ringstraße. Located around this boulevard are some of Vienna’s most important sights.
  • At the Freyung will get to see your one of Vienna’s oldest Christmas markets.
    • Your first shot: Try to frame the Christmas spirit on Polaroid film
  • After a short stop at the of “The Third Man” fame Mölker Steig, we will approach
  • the castle like City Hall with its spacious park. There’s one of the largest and most popular “Christkindlmärkte” in the city.
  • Now crossing the ring you will get a chance to snap a picture of one of Vienna’s iconic red trams in front of the Austrian Parliament Building.
  • You will continue your adventure in the marvellous Volksgarten before you will enter the Heldenplatz on your way to the former Habsburg Imperial Palace, the Hofburg.
  • You will exit the palace through the emperor’s garden, the Burggarten before getting a fantastic view at the famous Vienna State Opera.
  • Two of Vienna’s culinary highlights are right there at the Albertina museum:
  • Café Sacher, birthplace of the renowned chocolate cake, and
  • Bitzinger, one of the city’s best sausage stands.
  • On your way to a Jugendstil gem which is the Otto-Wagner Pavilion you should ask your guide about the pink bunny!
  • In front of the baroque Karlskirche you will find a beautiful Christmas market where you will have the chance to snap your final pictures.
Can you believe it? This was just a small taste of what you will get to see, learn and capture with your Polaroid camera on your Classic tour through Vienna.

Info: Christmas Market season starts mid-November and ends at Christmas

  • 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: Sophort Office, Türkenstraße 23, 1090 Wien
    You can find more info about the meeting point right above.

About 150 minutes including the introduction to the Polaroid camera and the instant film.

Daily tours at varying times. 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
  • Exclusive sightseeing booklet on Vienna
  • 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

Vienna Winter Classic

We meet at the cosy Sophort Office for the introduction to film and camera.

Address: Türkenstraße 23, 1090 Wien

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

Ending Point

Meeting Point Vienna Classic

Your tour ends at the Karlskirche, right in the city center. 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 Winter Classic

“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 Winter Classic

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

Vienna Winter Classic