SHADES TOURS is a social enterprise that offers tours and activities with people experiencing homelessness that provide insight into the corners of Vienna while enhancing local socioeconomic development.
Tour revenue will be invested in employing and empowering the homeless guides of SHADES TOURS.
Any day by appointment
1 PM, 2:30 PM, 4:30 PM (depending on the day)
Adults, Youth, Professionals, People with disabilities
Tour takes place rain or shine (tour itinerary might be modified in case of inclement weather)
4 to 15
Easy (short walking distances, low or no physical effort)
Clothing & Equipment
Comfortable shoes for walking
Have you ever wondered what life must be like on the shadowy side of Vienna? Discover the challenges and complexities of impoverishment through a 2-hour city guided tour via a homeless local! What better way is there to explore the hidden world of poverty than through the eyes of those who experience it firsthand. Anxious to inquire about something explicit? These friendly guides are not shy in sharing their personal stories, so, when prompted, go ahead and reveal your queries.
After a brief orientation, your guide will introduce you to the topic of homelessness through a mix of facts and stories that illustrate its complications, presenting you with an insightful, informative, and emotional experience. Through their eyes, you will uncover a different side of Vienna that provides you with insights into an unseen world, far away from the typical tourist path.
Vienna main train station (Hauptbahnhof), Vienna, Austria
Take the line 1 of the U-Bahn and get off at Hauptbahnhof
To educate society on the issues and challenges of homelessness while integrating homeless people by providing them with employment and social integration.
Tours and activities empowering people experiencing homelessness