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Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half-Day Tour from Vienna

1. Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half-Day Tour from Vienna

Escape the bustle of Vienna on a half-day tour to the southern part of the Vienna Woods, on the city’s outskirts. Departing from a central city location, ride past the Roman city of Baden, famous for its hot springs, and head for the romantic Helenental Valley. Stop at the former hunting lodge of Mayerling and learn from your friendly expert tour guide all about how the lives of Crown Prince Rudolf and Baroness Vetsera came to a tragic end in 1889. Next, discover the 12th-century Cistercian Heiligenkreuz Abbey and visit the medieval cloister and tomb of the last Babenberger.

Forchtenstein: Forchtenstein Castle Admission Ticket

2. Forchtenstein: Forchtenstein Castle Admission Ticket

Step into the past as you explore the collections at Forchtenstein Castle. Discover the unique stories and treasures around every corner. Start your adventure in the inner courtyard and marvel at the largest secco murals north of the Alps. Walk into the oratory and chapel on the first floor and admire the impressive collection of weapons in one of Europe’s largest private armories. Continue to the second floor and discover a variety of priceless collections. See invaluable artifacts like an ornate 400-year-old Ottoman tent or the three coronation flags dating from the 17th century. Admire a multitude of Esterházy family portraits, among them, images of fictional ancestors, including Attila the Hun and Vlad the Impaler. Explore their art collections which include the Kunstkammer (cabinet of curiosities) that dates from the late 16th to the early 18th century, and gives a fascinating insight into Prince Paul Esterházy's passion for collecting.

Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

3. Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

With the Vienna city explorer pass, you have the freedom to choose between 2 to 7 of Vienna's top attractions, all in one easy to use digital pass. Choose from over 45 hand-picked activities and tours and save up to 35% off compared to buying separate tickets. You'll have so much to see and plenty of time to see it with 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit. Simply download your pass to your mobile device, browse the digital guide for attractions included and instructions before your visit (some tours or attractions may require advanced reservations), and present it at each attraction or tour for entry. Visualize the lavish lives of Austrian royals at Esterhazy Palace, Forchtenstein Castle, or Schönbrunn Palace (don’t forget to leave without exploring Schönbrunn Gardens). Enjoy a day at Schönbrunn Zoo, Wipeout Adventure Park, or Madame Tussauds. Sit back and relax with Big Bus Tour Vienna or the Danube River Cruise – the choice is yours! There's fun for kids and adults alike with indoor bouldering, trampolining, an escape game, laser tag, or a trip to the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel. Tours and Experiences • Guided Tour of Schönbrunn Palace (R) • Big Bus Tour Vienna 1-Day Classic Tour • Danube River Cruise • Empress Sissi Walking Tour (R) • Time Travel Magic Vienna History Tour (R) • Craft Beer Tasting Tour • Kick Bike Guided Tour (R) • Guided Bike Tour of Vienna (R) • Freud's Vienna Tour (R) • Vienna Undercover & Wine Tour (R) • Sisi's Amazing Journey (R) • Hollywood in Vienna Walking Tour (R) • Kick Bike Self-Guided Tour (R) • Street Art Tour (R) • Empress Sisi Walking Tour and Hofburg Imperial Apartments • Esterhazy Winery Tour and Tasting Classic (R) • The Future Bus VR Tour (R) • Educational Walk - Homelessness Initiative (R) • Classical Concert at Haus der Musik (R) Museums and Places of Interest • Schönbrunn Zoo (Vienna Zoo) • Giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad) • MAK Vienna – Museum of Applied Arts • Vienna Technical Museum • Madame Tussauds Vienna • Wipeout Outdoor Adventure Park (R) • Sigmund Freud Museum • Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Art History Museum) • Imperial Treasury Vienna - Hofburg Palace • Theatre Museum • Imperial Carriage Museum • Weltmuseum Wien • Esterhazy Palace • Forchtenstein Castle (April to October) Leisure • Waltz Dance Class (1 hour) (R) • Scootseeing Vienna Electric Bike Rental (1 hour) • Ohmm! The Future Massage (R) • Quiz Rally in Vienna (2 hours) • Treasure Hunt Vienna (April to November) • Laser Tag (2 games) (R) • Escape Game • Relaxation in Salzquelle Salt Cave (50 minutes) (R) • Spanish Riding School • Indoor Climbing Session - Bouldering (2 hours) • Trampoline Session - (1 hour) (R) (R) Reservations required Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the included digital guide available with your confirmation voucher for the most up-to-date information including a full list of inclusions, opening times, and advanced reservation instructions.

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Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 127 reviews

Great to get out of the city and see some of the surrounding countryside on a short break to Vienna. Guide was excellent and spoke English and Spanish fluently for the small number of guests in our party. Would have liked to spend a wee bit more time in Mayerling as there was a lot to read! Unfortunately, it started snowing when we were in Baden and our visit was cut shorter than usual as we were all frozen stiff, couldn’t take as many photos as I wanted due to my phone switching itself off with the cold. A young Korean exchange student in our party was fascinated by the snow, as she’d never seen it before! Definitely worth a visit, but perhaps in warmer month than February.

The Abbey was wonderful a feeling of great fraternity and calm. Mayeling was a very sad place no birds singing although it was a sunny day. Tour manager was excellent and travel through the woods was wonderful.

Our grandchildren loved the place. The guide was excellent, took care of the needs of both adults and children. Thank you very much! It was great!

I loved the experience. It gives a lot of interesting things to do and explore.

Fantastic half day excursion to three beautiful places near the capital.