Our alternative walking tour

Bored of historical tours? Want to discover something new? Go on this unforgettable alternative walking tour that will you show another side of living in a city!

Alternative walking tour by homeless
Tours guided by homeless persons
Discover another side of Vienna and go on a tour guided by a homeless person! Discover the multiple shades of homelessness: the challenges, social services and stories of living and surviving on the street.

This authentic, professional and insightful tour will submerge you into a mostly hidden and unseen world. During this 2-hour tour your guide will provide you with a mix of facts and personal stories that illustrate the complexity of homelessness. At the same time, you are helping to re-integrate homeless people back into society.

Book your tour 


This tour will:

  • Provide you with an unusual, insightful, informative and emotional experience
  • Make you discover a different side of Vienna and provide you with insights into an unseen world, far away from the typical tourist path
  • Help you understand the complexity of homelessness and inform you about how the local social system works
  • Make a difference for you and your guide

Be aware: SHADES TOURS does not offer space for voyeurism.
Price: €15,- pro person

Upcoming Tours 


No date fits your itinerary? Just send us an email. If you are a group of minimum four participants, we will open up a new tour for your. Just send us your favorite date and time!

Background information:

  • An estimated 10,000 inhabitants of Vienna are considered to live in a vulnerable situation, of which 2,000 live on the street.
  • These tours give the guides—homeless people themselves—an opportunity to reintegrate into society. In addition to providing you with an insightful experience, they can earn an income, gain motivation and self-esteem to help them on their way out of homelessness and poverty.
  • This social business was founded in 2015. Since then it has received national and international recognition. It cooperates with the city council and different social institutions, in its aim to achieve a positive social impact.
  • More information about SHADES TOURS

We look forward to welcoming you on our tours!

Wir glauben, dass es zu viele falsche Stigmen und Vorurteile gegenüber obdachlosen Menschen gibt!