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

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

Visit Vienna, the capital of Austria and the hub of culture and art for most of Europe during the time of the Hapsburg Empire. Discover its abundance of historical, cultural and architectural monuments. Embark on an exclusive tour of Vienna by car and see all the main attractions in one day. Fall in love with “The City of Dreams”! During the 3-hour tour you will see the essential sights of Vienna Old Town from the comfort of a private, air conditioned vehicle. After getting picked up from your accommodation, you will enjoy hassle-free sightseeing without ever worrying about tired feet. Your private guide will show you Old Town highlights, starting with the magnificent city hall Rathaus, built using some 30 million bricks. The next stop on the list is the gorgeous 18th century St Peter’s Catholic Church, located in the beating heart of the Old Town. Among the stunning townhouses and monuments, you will marvel at the sculpted Column of the Trinity and one of the greatest Gothic cathedrals in the world: St Stephen’s Cathedral, with iconic Romanesque towers and spire. Enjoy an easy and cozy drive along the beautiful Viennese streets and see the world famous State Opera, where great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin have performed. Closeby you will find Albertina, a 19th century Habsburg palace, and the magnificent Hofburg Palace complex, which now houses various museums and the Imperial Treasury. Further on, see the fabulous Palais Schwarzenberg and take a stroll through the Baroque-style garden of the 18th century Belvedere. At the end of a fruitful tour, you will be driven back to your accommodation. Sightseeing in Vienna has never been easier! Choose the 7-hour option to learn even more about Vienna and the Habsburg Empire. During the extended tour you will visit St Peter’s Catholic Church (Peterskirche). Its Baroque-style interior will amaze you with beautiful murals, paintings and domed roof with lots of gilding. Step inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral to marvel at the stunning stained glass windows, soaring pillars, Baroque high altar, impressive vaulting, colorful tiled roof, and other treasures. Other highlights are, driving through MuseumsQuartier, featuring Baroque palaces containing various museums, and seeing Karlskirche, the 18th-century Habsburg domed cathedral with Baroque, Greek and Roman elements. In addition, you will visit the top 1 attraction in Vienna - the Schonbrunn Palace. Take advantage of skip-the-line tickets to avoid waiting in several hours long lines, and explore the luxurious Rococo-style apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. Learn about the imperial lifestyle and take a relaxing stroll in the palace’s elegant gardens.

Vienna: Carriage Ride Through Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

2. 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.

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Family-Friendly Tour & Zoo Ticket

3. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Family-Friendly Tour & Zoo Ticket

Enjoy exploring Schönbrunn Palace with a family-friendly guide. Have fun learning historical facts, fascinating legends, and fairy tales. Visit the Children’s Museum where you can dress up in costumes from the Middle Ages and act out local history. Follow your guide on an exciting adventure of history that includes tasks for children. Hear about the palace's most interesting secrets as you browse the Children’s Museum, see 12 rooms of the castle, and learn about life in the 18th century. Let your kids immerse themselves by having them dress as a prince or princess and play with imperial toys. Challenge yourself to find the right way in the Schönbrunn Maze (available in summer months), solve tricky puzzles, and get to the viewing platform. Extend your tour with a visit to the Schönbrunn Zoo. Explore the oldest continuously operating zoo in the world. See more than 700 species of animals in a well-arranged facility. Say hello to giraffes, seals, monkeys, and pandas. Take advantage of skip-the-line tickets to avoid long queues. You can meet your guide at Schönbrunn Palace or choose a private transfer from your accommodations with an English and German-speaking driver.

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

4. 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 and Skip-the-Line Schönbrunn Palace Private Tour

5. Vienna and Skip-the-Line Schönbrunn Palace Private Tour

Enjoy the superb service and personal atmosphere of an extensive 4-hour sightseeing tour covering the very best of Vienna's history and art and including a private guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace. A minivan or a limousine with chauffeur is at your service throughout the entire tour. Having a separate guide and chauffeur ensures the best service and maximum flexibility: Hop off the car any time you wish with your guide while car and chauffeur waiting for you. Your guide can give you his full attention with your chauffeur ensuring a smooth and comfortable ride. First of all you drive along the famous Ring boulevard. Marvel at the impressive buildings in the style of Historism constructed under Emperor Franz Josef, like the State Opera House, the Museum of Fine Art, the Parliament, the City Hall, the Court Theatre and the University. On Heroe's Square, you can take pictures of the vast complex of the Imperial Palace. The former residence of the Habsburgs boasts over 2.600 rooms. Leaving the city center you get to the Danube area with the United Nations buildings and the Danube Tower. You also visit the nearby Prater amusement park with the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel. Back in the city center, you pass other sights like the City Park with the famous golden statue of Johann Strauss, St. Charles’ church and the concert hall of the Musikverein. On the way to the Schönbrunn Palace, you pass other sights like the City Park with the famous golden statue of Johann Strauss, St. Charles’ church and the concert hall of the Musikverein. The visit to Schonbrunn Palace and grounds (Unesco World Heritage) is another highlight of this tour. The former summer residence of the Habsburgs is Austria's number one tourist attraction. With your guide visit the impressive showrooms of the palace and learn all about court life back in the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Then take your time for a stroll through the amazing gardens. Skip the line: your guide will reserve your tickets in advance, so you don't have to wait in line. Other optional stops on this tour include the Belvedere Palace, the Hundertwasser Haus and the lively Naschmarkt. The tour ends back at your hotel. Decide for yourself where to stop and how much time you wish to spend at each location. Your knowledgeable guide shares intriguing stories and anecdotes with you and is ready to respond to (almost) your every request and requirement. Your chauffeur knows the best routes and shortcuts. Lots of photo opportunities.

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey Private Tour

6. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey Private Tour

Visit Schönbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey on this private tour with transfers. Enter Schönbrunn Palace with skip-the-line tickets and admire the elaborate designs of its rooms and gardens. Visit Melk Abbey and be impressed by its location on the hilltop. Your tour begins at your accommodation in Vienna, from where the driver will take you to Schönbrunn Palace. Avoid the long queue thanks to your included skip-the-line tickets and enjoy exclusive knowledge from your private guide. Explore the palace's magnificent interiors, learn its fascinating history, and discover Austrian heritage. Explore Rococo-style apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. Step inside over 40 rooms and hear fascinating stories spanning 3 centuries from your guide. Be charmed by the palace's beautiful gardens around see Schönbrunn's unique synthesis of Baroque art. After Schönbrunn, hit the road with your English-German speaking driver and drive through Wachau Valley to reach Melk. On the way, see landscapes full of vineyards. The drive takes approximately 1-hour maximum. Arrive at Melk Abbey and walk around to explore the abbey's park with its baroque garden pavilion. Marvel at exceptional architecture from the outside and step inside where a guide will lead you through the museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library, and church with amazing chapels and decorations. After your visit to the abbey, take a walk around the village and see a hidden local gem, the Parish Church of Assumption of Mary. Head back to Vienna where your driver will drop you back off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Schönbrunn Palace Vienna

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 2,036 reviews

Thank you Rosane for this amazing time! Palace is beautiful, the guide perfectly described everything in details. We were shocked about Sisi life, her habits. We even didn't have to stay in the queue so it has saved ours time to have a longer walk through stunning gardens of the palace. Schonbrunn is the top place in Vienna and it was worth to learn more about this place than we could read in booklet. Guide Rosane was great, she is local what was also awesome as she could give us many valuable tips for the rest of our stay.

We had the chance to spend the day with our guide Evy. She is incredible, she is a well of knowledge! Moreover, we had a lot of fun, Evy's anecdotes and good humor were a delight for us. We let ourselves be carried through History, Art, Music and Architecture.... a shot of happiness for the neurons, Thank you Evy! 100% recommended activity!

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.

We had a lot of fun while listening to the coachman's amusing anecdotes. This carriage ride is well suited for people who do not have enough time to explore the entire palace garden. You can see the highlights.

Our guide Jan has been very attentive and friendly at all times and a great connoisseur of the City and its history. 100% recommendable!