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Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

1. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

Visit the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens and gain quick access inside this Viennese gem on a guided tour that includes skip-the-line tickets. Follow a licensed guide through lavish interiors, learn about the Habsburgs Royal Family, and explore the ornate palace gardens. Meet your guide in front of the palace and start with an informative introduction to the history of the royal compound. Receive a modern audio device so that you can always hear the tour’s live narration along the way. Benefit from priority entrance tickets and gain quick access inside the palace. Marvel at the grand entrance and begin your guided walk through 22 staterooms of the famous Austrian palace. Admire the 40-meter long Great Gallery and the Hall of Ceremonies and see how the Habsburg Dynasty lived as you stroll through lavish halls and peek into private chambers. Listen to entertaining stories about the former royals, which are infused typical Viennese humor by your local and friendly guide. Learn not only about the fascinating history of the royal family of Habsburgs and the famous Empress Sissi but also about how the palace has evolved in modern times and where the royal descendants now live. Following the tour, enjoy the opportunity to walk around the gardens at your own pace and catch a glimpse of the Gloriette, an arch on top of a hill overlooking Vienna’s forests.

Vienna: Panorama Train Tickets to explore Schönbrunn Palace

2. Vienna: Panorama Train Tickets to explore Schönbrunn Palace

By using Schönbrunn's panorama train you can discover Schönbrunn's beautiful baroque gardens at your own pace. The round-trip tour offers nine different stops, including Schönbrunn Palace, Obelisk, and Gloriette with its breathtaking view of Vienna city. Choose stops you like the most and spend some time taking pictures or enjoying Viennese pastries at Cafè Gloriette. Decide which stops you would like to explore and enjoy the beauty of the Schönbrunn area, or relax and make one full round tour to discover the area in approximately 50 minutes.

Vienna: Tour of Schönbrunn Palace with Dinner and a Concert

3. Vienna: Tour of Schönbrunn Palace with Dinner and a Concert

Discover the Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna after-hours paired perfectly with dinner and a concert. Tour through the palace with an audio guide, take a train ride to a fine restaurant nearby, before listening to a concert by Mozart and Strauss in the Orangery. Meet in front of the main entrance of Schönbrunn Palace and enter inside, using your smartphone as your audioguide. Explore the interior of the palace and learn its many interesting histories and facts. Take a panoramic train ride through the Palace gardens, that arrives at the restaurant for your special meal. Enjoy dinner for about an hour, then ride the Panorama train back towards the concert. Enter into the Orangery Schönbrunn and take your seats. Feel the anticipation as the orchestra takes the stage, and immerse into the sounds of Mozart and Strauss for the evening.

Schönbrunn Palace Classical Concerts

4. Schönbrunn Palace Classical Concerts

Take part in this excursion to a concert in the Orangerie Schönbrunn in Vienna, a city full of magical castles and palaces, spectacular musical events and a courtly tradition dating back many hundreds of years. In Schönbrunn you will experience the magic and spectacle of this UNESCO world heritage site, where Mozart once played the harpsichord. Feel welcome at the Schönbrunn Palace. Listen as the Palace Orchestra plays masterpieces by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, accompanied with dance and song. On selected dates, the concerts take place in the Great Gallery or in the White-Gold Room directly in the Palace, in the Schönbrunn Palace Theatre or other concert halls in Vienna.

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Dining & Classical Concert

5. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Dining & Classical Concert

Experience fine dining and a classical concert at Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace. Admire the royal grounds on a train ride to the restaurant with panoramic views and indulge in a delicious meal. Take the train back to the Orangery and listen to renditions of Mozart and Strauss. Make your way to Schönbrunn Palace in the evening and meet your host who'll show you to the train. Climb aboard and look out over the palace and its gardens as you travel in comfort. Arrive at the restaurant and be served a meal of your selection. Ride back to the palace and take your chosen seat in the unique Orangery, where the 2-hour concert will soon begin. Lose yourself in the music as the beautiful melodies composed by Mozart and Strauss fill the room.

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Audio Tour & Classical Concert

6. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Audio Tour & Classical Concert

Listen to live renditions of Mozart and Strauss' classical compositions at a concert in Schönbrunn Palace's Orangery after a self-guided audio tour. Have the 22 rooms of the palace all to yourself after opening hours and then settle into your choice of seat for the performance. Make your way to the palace and enter the historic building at 5:30 P.M. Use your own mobile phone as a guide to lead you through the rooms on show, learning about the history of Schönbrunn Palace. After your self-guided tour, enjoy about 2 hours of free time to explore the grounds or relax. At around 8:00 P.M., the Orangery will open. Take your seat and enjoy a beautiful classical music concert. Listen to the incredible skill of the Schönbrunn Palace orchestra and the Schönbrunn chamber ensemble as they enchant you with beautiful melodies.

Vienna: Carriage Ride Through Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

7. Vienna: Carriage Ride Through Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

Meet your driver in front of the breathtaking Schönbrunn Palace. Enjoy a 30-minute ride by horse-drawn carriage to soak up the atmosphere of the well preserved baroque garden. See the different constructions from the Imperial period, such as the Palm house, which features plants from all around the world, the stunning Neptune and Obelisk fountains, the Orangerie and many more. During the ride your "Fiaker" (driver) will tell you about the history of Vienna. Listen to the stories he has to tell you about Schönbrunn, its inhabitants and visitors, as well as about the long tradition of horse-drawn carriages in Vienna. You will be sure not to miss anything from these extensive gardens, as you will see almost every corner from a comfortable seat on your carriage. Just lean back and admire the scenery.

Schönbrunn Grand Tour : Private Skip-the-Line Walking Tour

8. Schönbrunn Grand Tour : Private Skip-the-Line Walking Tour

Visit the Grand Schönbrunn Palace and gain quick access inside this Viennese gem on a private tour. Meet your guide in front of the palace and receive a quick overview of its history. Enter the palace and see the impressive entrance hall and the lavish garden from a distance. Go to the staterooms on the first floor and admire the rooms of the second last emperor Franz Josef and his wife Elisabeth (known as Sisi). Follow your guide to the staterooms where Mozart performed for the imperial family when he was six years old. Stand in the heart of the palace with the biggest hall and the grand gallery, used for balls, receptions, and as a banqueting hall. Get a peek at the former private rooms of Maria Theresia and her husband Franz Stephan before concluding the tour in the Hunting Room.

Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 to 7 Attractions

9. Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass - Choose 2 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. By foot, by scooter, by bus, or by boat, 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 Schönbrunn, Esterhazy Palace, or Forchtenstein Castle. Enjoy a day at Schönbrunn Zoo, Wipeout Adventure Park, or Madame Tussauds. There's fun for kids and adults alike with indoor bouldering or 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) Museums and Places of Interest • Schönbrunn Zoo • Giant Ferris Wheel • 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 • Roman City of Carnuntum (May to November) • 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 (R) • 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.

Skip the Line: Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City Tour

10. 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. 

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What people are saying about Schönbrunn Gardens

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Best way to see Schonbrunn Palace with Get Your Guide skip the line tickets! Our guide Billi was excellent! Very knowledgeable, upbeat and made the Habsburg history interesting. After the Palace tour, plan on a couple of hours to enjoy the gardens, walk the pathways, visit the Fountains, etc.

The best memory of the city of Vienna. Very attentive staff. Special thanks to Anna for an interesting excursion. I recommend

I also liked it very much because in a short time we were able to visit shonbrun

It's been very nice. You get a rough overview of the size of Schönbrunn.

It should have been more signed at the venue, but we found it