SHADES TOURS

DISCOVER
THE SHADES
OF VIENNA.
SHADES TOURS organises moving tours
and activities in Vienna on socially
polarising topics.

Poverty and
Homelessness

A tour about poverty and homelessness
guided by an affected person itself

Refuge and
Integration

A tour about refuge and integration
guided by an affected person itself

For
Corporates

Active education 
for teams and groups

For whom?

For everyone that wants to discover something new, learn for life and make a change while experiencing a unique tour!

When?
The tours take place throughout the year.
With rain and sunshine
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Why?

To provide you with an educating and eye-opening experience that makes a difference for you and your guide!

Shades Tour sozial-politische Bildung
Shades Tours - obdachloser Guide

Education is the most
Powerful weapon
which you can use
to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

Education moves us and drives us forward. Achievements are the confirmation that we inspire our participants and a motivation to continue to do so!
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SHADES TOURS Guides

Offering exciting tours is one thing, but helping people to get (back) into society is our primary goal!

Customer Happiness

If we make our customers happy and they are inspired to think and act, our second goal is achieved. And it looks like that!

Learn more about SHADES TOURS misson

"This is not a sightseeing tour - this is a tour about life."

- SHADES TOURS participant -

#1 in Vienna on TripAdvisor

"I got to see a different perspective in Vienna and think about bigger problems we face as humans. The stories I heard were moving and action provoking. It was probably the most important thing I did in that city during that week."

- Marko, 40

"Inspirational, informative, and impactful. The tour has confirmed to me that everyone should learn more about the topic - what better way to do so then learning about it from someone who has experienced it?"

- Dusan, 30

"The touching tour of Vienna’s underbelly ended near the glamorous Belvedere Palace – much more likely to be a first stop on a typical guided tour. I know that this experience has changed me. As I wander through the city that I now call home, I won’t just be hypnotized by its surface beauty – I’ll be more aware of those whose life quality won’t be noted in a Mercer survey."

- Juanita, 46

"I was amazed by the guides openness, honesty, and vulnerability throughout the tour which provided me with a fresh perspective of the city I now call home.  I greatly appreciated the information and anecdotes and I would like to think I learned a great deal. I highly recommend Shades Tours to those looking for an honest and informative experience.  This tour has genuinely changed my life."

- Eric, 37

"I did not expect to be impacted so profoundly by the information and the stories that were shared by our guide.  The tour changed that way I view the city in which I now live.  The issues surrounding homelessness and the institutions working to remedy the issues are no longer so invisible to me.  I would strongly recommend SHADES TOURS to anyone looking for a different experience in Vienna."

- Jen, 36

"Big thanks to our tour guide - for the extremely interesting tour. It was very touching, inspiring and “eye-opening”. Highly recommended for all those who want to get to know Vienna from a different angle and want to look behind the façade. Congratulations to the team of Shades Tours for this successful project!"

- Daniela, 28

Special Awards

"Where do you start re-building something,
when you have lost everything?"

- Perrine Schober, Founder of SHADES TOURS -

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 Media about us

„Es ist die Chance, ein paar Stunden lang Betroffenen zuzuhören, anstatt nur über sie zu sprechen.“

- Der Standard

„Es geht darum, das Thema Obdachlosigkeit offen anzusprechen, Vorurteile aufzudecken und Stigmata zu beseitigen. Noch wichtiger: Es geht darum, die Menschen aufzuklären.“

- miss magazin

„Eine SHADES TOURS Tour zeigt nicht die Zuckerseiten Wiens. Aber sie öffnet das Herz für ein Thema, bei dem man gerne wegschaut.“

- ÖBB Railaxed Magazin

„Stadtführungen, die nachdenklich machen“

- der brutkasten

"Stadtbesichtigungen der besonderen Art"

- Kleine Zeitung

„Das Unternehmen ist ein Brückenbauer für Obdachlose auf einem Weg zurück in ein eigenständiges Leben."

- miss magazin

„Aus anonymen Fällen, aus Zahlen, Kostenfaktoren und statistischen Größen werden da nämlich Menschen. Gesichter. Und Geschichten.“

Wien Mobil Magazin

Get In Touch

Shades Tours Office

Address: c/o Impact Hub, Lindengasse 56, A-1070 Wien

Phone: +43 1 997 19 83

E-mail: vienna@shades-tours.com

Do you have questions or a request? Mail us!