Polaroid Photo Tour Vienna: Urban - in Vienna - LikeALocal Guide

Polaroid Photo Tour Vienna: Urban

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59 EUR

Skip the palaces, churches, and museums and discover off-the-beaten-track Vienna on our urban Polaroid Photo Tour! Get creative with a vintage Polaroid camera, capture your stay in a truly unique way, and take home some one-of-a-kind souvenirs.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • German
We did the tour in great weather in March, and had an excellent time. Our guide was friendly and knowledgeable and we saw a lot of great places. The tour itself took us places we probably would not find as tourists, which was a big plus.
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Reviewed by André

Highlights

  • Discover Vienna with a friendly local
  • Visit places you probably wouldn’t find on your own
  • Learn how to use a vintage Polaroid camera and capture the city in a truly unique way
  • Explore Vienna off the beaten track on a small-group tour of up to 6 people
  • Take home 8 of your own photographs as souvenirs

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Description

We’ll equip you with a vintage Polaroid camera to capture Vienna from your point of view! The tour begins with a crash course in Polaroid photography, so you don’t need to have any prior knowledge whatsoever about Polaroid cameras or photography in general.

Your friendly local guide will point out photo opportunities and support you in taking the best possible shots. He or she will advise you on angles and composition, and gladly take photos of you, your family, or your friends. One pack of instant film (8 pictures) by Polaroid Originals worth €19 is included in the tour price.

We adapt our routes according to what’s going on at the time, but we always visit the MuseumsQuartier, Spittelberg, and Donaukanal, where we dive deep into Vienna’s street art scene.

If you’re only in Vienna for a short time and want to get a real feel for the city – this is the tour for you!

Your guide will be happy to give you tips and recommendations for the rest of your stay.

After booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email including a PDF info sheet with directions and FAQ.

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What’s included & not included

  • Use of a vintage Polaroid camera
  • A crash course in Polaroid photography
  • Help and support from your friendly local guide
  • One pack of instant film (8 pictures) by Polaroid Originals worth €19 is included in the tour price.
  • Public transport ticket (required)
  • Extra film (can be purchased on the tour)

Meeting point

We meet in front of Volkstheater. This is where you’ll meet your guide (having a Polaroid camera around his or her neck). (Volkstheater, Arthur-Schnitzler-Platz 1, 1070 Wien)

Reviews from travellers (11)

4.9/5

E
I did both tours and had a great time. Gilbert was able to show me the heart of the city and was able to see more of Vienna then most people see on vacation. I highly recommend either tour for someone who wants to see the city either with the Polaroid or their own camera.
F
We did the Urban Vienna Polaroid Tour with Gilbert and enjoyed a really unique experience. Taking Polaroid photographs was new to both my wife and I but Gilbert started the tour with a very informative overview on the camera's operation and then consistently checked back with us throughout to give useful feedback in order for us to get the best possible shots. This is no gimmick, they really believe that this "old" technology offers something distinctly different from digital photography, and the results show that they're right.

Along with the camera, you receive a cartridge allowing you to take 8 shots. (You can purchase more if you wish.) In an age when we all snap photos indiscriminately, and sort out the crap later (or never), there was something special about having a limited number of precious shots. It forces you to evaluate your subject matter more closely than usually, to spend more time framing shots and in, essence to look at the tour route through your viewfinder. This had an amazing and even therapeutic effect on us. The Vienna crowds seemed to disappear as we strolled by looking for that perfect shot.

In the end, we had a fun, interesting time and ended up with some cool photos, although my technique could still use a little work.
Unique and Fun Tour
We had a fun time walking some of the less travelled parts of Vienna with Fabian. One example of a place away from the usual tourist areas was a community garden. Fabian did a good job of advising us on taking photos with the Polaroids. He was patient and we never felt rushed.

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A unique experience!
Such a great idea to do something different from the usual walking tour! Alex was a perfect guide to explore not just the city, but Polaroid cameras too, and didn’t mind my obsession with the gorgeous autumn trees in Graz... The photos you take aren’t super quality (they are better than the old polaroids though) but what you do get is a chance to stop and think about each shot and a unique momento of your stay. 8 shots doesn’t sound like much but is plenty; I ordered the extra set and it was not really necessary. Highly recommended!

E
Salzburg at its best
Had a great time rediscovering Salzburg throuhg Polaroid lense, and learnt something new! thanks guys!
C
Fantastic tour!
I would highly recommend this tour. The instructors were very enthusiastic, friendly and patient. Even I work in Central, I didn't notice the beauty of HK until I captured it with the polaroid. Definitely a well-spent afternoon with my boyfriend!

It should be great for tourists too. You will see many HK specials in this tour, including ferries, trams, wet market, etc. And most importantly, you can capture all these with the polaroid provided by the tour.

P.S better not wear in white or light colour if you wanna take polaroid of yourself
J
So much fun!
A really well spent afternoon with my friends! Taking polaroid pictures while walking around Central and Sheungwan district in Hong Kong has been a fun and memorable experience. Two pretty ladies who have guided us through the tour are patient and they provide professional skills on how to take better polaroid pictures. It takes some trial and error for the first few times, but you can eventually get a hold of it. Highly recommended to try it! You can bring home the polaroids you took and they will sure be your precious memory~
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Fun! Relaxing! Great Experience of first time taking photo with Polaroid!
Had a great time and took good Polaroid photos!
Instructor is very friendly and patient at teaching us how to use the Polaroid camera to take good photos. Easy to learn but need some trials to take great ones.
The route is well designed which includes different kinds of elements such as modern and old buildings, trams, ferry which are all worth to take photos of.
It was an excellent experience to me and strongly recommend to everyone no matter you are tourist or Hongkonger. You wont regret taking your first polaroid photo with it!
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