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  • Vienna: Entrance Tickets for Belvedere

    1. Vienna: Entrance Tickets for Belvedere

    The Belvedere in Vienna is one of the leading museums worldwide. Its famous art collection includes works ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. The unique complex, with its two palaces, the Upper and Lower Belvedere and extensive gardens, is one of the most stunning Baroque architectural marvels in the world. Highlights include the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings as well as prominent works from the periods of Viennese Biedermeier, Austrian Baroque, Vienna around 1900, and French Impressionism. Now, for the first time in decades, the museum will once again host large-scale special exhibitions that you can admire on your visit. In the 18th century, the Austrian general Prince Eugene of Savoy commissioned the renowned Baroque architect Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt to build the complex. After the death of Prince Eugene, Empress Maria Theresa acquired the en...

    The Belvedere is a beautiful building in gorgeous gardens and the exhibits are well curated- nicely dispersed. The Klimt are breathtaking. Excellent coffee shop

  • Skip the Line: Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City Tour

    2. Skip the Line: Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City Tour

    Benefit from the advantages of this tour and skip the queues at Schönbrunn Palace! Get an overall impression of the most significant historical sights in Vienna! By bus, the tour will take you along the Ringstraße, home to numerous architectural gems such as the State Opera, the Museum of Art History with its world-famous collection, the Habsburg Museum and the Museum of Natural History. Discover the museum quarter, the Hofburg Palace (the Emperors' winter residence), the Austrian Parliament, the City Hall, and the Court Theater. The highlight of your visit is a guided tour through the halls of Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence that hosted Maria Theresa, amongst others. 

    We thought the driving portion of the tour was a bit rushed and the German and English commentary often left the English comments until the landmark had passed.

  • Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

    3. Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

    Begin your tour by meeting your private guide right outside where you're staying. Start exploring Vienna's old town and collect local tips as you go. Dive into Vienna's history and get acquainted with the must-see sights. Stroll down Ringstrasse and admire the opulence of the State Opera and the Hofburg Palace. Gaze up at the impressive spire and dazzling rooftop of St. Stephen's Cathedral. Learn more about the Austrian's capital's culture and its global influence. Pass by its famous coffee houses. See where famous historical figures lived, from the Habsburgs to Mozart.

  • Vienna: City Bus Tour and Schönbrunn Palace

    4. Vienna: City Bus Tour and Schönbrunn Palace

    Get your bearings and see Vienna's top attractions on one sightseeing tour. Board your comfortable bus, sit back, and start exploring the historical city center. Discover the Ringstrasse and its architectural masterpieces, such as the State Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and Burgtheater (Imperial Court Theater). Marvel at state institutions such as the City Hall and the Austrian Parliament Building. Disembark to enter the former imperial summer residence of the Habsburgs, Schönbrunn Palace. Avoid the ticket lines and spend more time wandering through its 22 state rooms.

  • Vienna: Best of in 1-Day Private Guided Tour with Transport

    5. Vienna: Best of in 1-Day Private Guided Tour with Transport

    Did you know that Vienna's town hall was built using some 30 million bricks? You set the pace with your-well-informed guide as you tour some of the prime real estate in Vienna. Let your head spin as you scan the intricacies of St. Stephen's Cathedral, or step inside St. Peter's Church with its fantastic murals and domed gilded roof. In Vienna, the options come at you rapid-fire: Hofburg Palace, memorials to Strauss and Beethoven, the state opera house, and more. For the climax, use your skip-the line tickets and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site Schoenbrunn Palace and imagine riding Lipizzaner stallions among its hallowed gardens. You can extend your tour by 1 hour and add the nearby Belvedere Palace as well, housing one of Austria's most valuable art collections – with key works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.

  • Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

    6. Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

    Explore the many histories of Vienna on an insightful 3-hour walking tour in the company of published authors, professors or historians. Meet your guide at at Café Griensteidl on Michaelerplatz to look at the imperial palace of the Hofburg, site of power in the imperial city since the 13th century. Admire the Loos House by Austrian architect Adolf Loos, before going to the Kohlmarkt and Graben, Vienna’s most fashionable shopping districts. Your guide will point out the plague column, a baroque church, and grand buildings in different architectural styles along the way. Learn about the tripartite burials of the Habsburgs at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Go to a humble Capuchin church to see the sarcophagi of Vienna’s rulers, and marvel at the silver urns in St. Augustine’s Church. At the edge of the inner city, discover remnants of the 12th-century city walls, built to protect Vienna from t...

    Katarina spent three hours walking and talking with us. She gave us a great introduction to Vienna, it’s history and culture. She answered our questions and gave us opportunities to rest.

  • Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour

    7. Vienna: Half-Day Private Walking Tour

    Take a walk through the historical center of Vienna on a private 3-hour tour, and see all the main monuments while you hear the history of the city. Following a pick-up from your hotel (or other location on arrangement), stroll - or use the public transport system - to the Hofburg Palace, the imperial residence of the Habsburg Empire. Discover the city’s grand squares and courtyards of the Old Town. Stroll down the famous Graben, and admire the façades of handsome buildings and monuments such as the Pestsäule, built by Emperor Leopold I following the Great Plague of Vienna. Walk down the elegant Kohlmarkt, and look in the windows of fashionable boutiques. Pass the legendary Demel pastry shop, and stop outside St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Next, see the splendid buildings of the Ringstraße, including the Austrian Parliament, Imperial Court Theater, City Hall, University, and Vienna State Ope...

    My entire family loved Marieta and her walking tour of the city. Vienna is a beautiful city, and her insight was a five star performance. Every building she provided an excellent description of it’s history. Both my wife and mother in law love roses, and when she took through the park, the roses left them both speechless. She could not have planned a better tour. Marieta is gracious, professional and every family that tours Vienna should request her. We thank her one last time for the tour of a lifetime.

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What people are saying about Belvedere Palace Museum

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 1,900 reviews

hat was just a fantastic tour with a very knowledgeable guide Ute. I totally recommend it to anyone who is visiting Vienna and wants to know many interesting facts which you will not find in a booklet. The car was comfortable, clean and the driver was also funny. Everything was great organised and we saw many sights of Vienna. The absolute top of the for me was visiting Belvedere Palace which is very charming and not overcrowded. In the past I used to take part in group tours but now I understand the value of private tours. As there were only 2 of us we had a great conversation with the Guide and we were talking about the things which are interesting for me and my partner. Totally recommend to anyone!

We decided to visit Vienna during our vacation, but we only had 1 day. So we did this tour and it was an amazing choice. Well organized, many sights, tickets for Schönbrunn Palace, private guide, driver - everything is great. From start to finish we were excited and happy to meet the guide Ute. Thanks for this day.

It was a great tour with our guide Karlheinz. Very knowledgeable, always nice anecdotes woven in and served in an entertaining way. We felt very comfortable with him. Thanks also to the driver Andreas who drove us through the streets of Vienna.

The Belvedere is a beautiful building in gorgeous gardens and the exhibits are well curated- nicely dispersed. The Klimt are breathtaking. Excellent coffee shop

Was a very nice and relaxed tour, with a small group. We got a lot of interesting information from our guide.