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Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Audio Tour & Classical Concert

1. 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: Schönbrunn Palace Dining & Classical Concert

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

3. 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

4. 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: 3-Course Dinner and Concert at Schönbrunn Palace

5. Vienna: 3-Course Dinner and Concert at Schönbrunn Palace

Combine two divine experiences: exclusive culinary art and world-famous music. At a restaurant within walking distance of Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace, you will be served an amazing dinner at 6:30 PM. At around 8:00 PM, head to Schönbrunn Orangery and settle in as the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra presents the masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss together with international opera singers.

Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

6. 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.

Vienna: Imperial Carriage Museum in Schönbrunn Palace Ticket

7. Vienna: Imperial Carriage Museum in Schönbrunn Palace Ticket

See the carriages of famous rulers such as Maria Theresia, Napoleon, Franz Joseph and accompany them through their eventful lives. The highlight will be the Baroque imperial coach, but there are also exquisite state carriages, comfortable traveling coaches and the charming children’s carriages of the Habsburg princes and princesses. Another highlight will be the “Sisi Trail,” which showcases not only the Empress's carriages but also personal mementos such as her only extant saddle, her “riding chapel” and sumptuous original dresses.

Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, River Cruise, & Audio Tour

8. Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour, River Cruise, & Audio Tour

See Vienna at your own pace with a 24-hour hop-on hop-off bus tour. From the open-air top deck, hear the stories of highlights like Hofburg Palace and Prater Amusement Park with audio commentary. Top it off with a relaxing cruise along the charming Danube River and a self-guided audio walking tour. Journey along the Red Route to experience historic sites like the Opera House, Museum Quarter, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, Town Hall, and the Danube Canal. Explore past the city center and towards Prater Amusement Park and find breathtaking views of the Vienna mountains, UNO City, and Danube Island. On the Blue Route, start your tour in the city center and go discover Vienna's famous palaces. Gaze upon the regal Hofburg Palace before leaving the city to see Schönbrunn Palace, once a residence of the Habsburgs, and Belvedere Palace which houses an immense collection of Austrian artwork. Climb aboard the sightseeing cruise included with your ticket and admire the "most livable city in the world" from the Danube River. Take in the picture-perfect scenes of modern life in a historic city that make Vienna unique. After or in-between your bus tour, enjoy one of 3 self-guided audio walking tours. Marvel at the architectural history of the Opera House, St Stephan's Cathedral, and more. Walk around outer Vienna to view the expressionist landmark Hundertwasserhaus and the “New Modern” train station Hauptbahnhof.

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Family-Friendly Tour & Zoo Ticket

9. 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.

Evening at Schönbrunn Palace: Tour, Dinner & Concert

10. Evening at Schönbrunn Palace: Tour, Dinner & Concert

Visit Vienna and spend a wonderful evening at Schönbrunn Palace with a tour, dinner, and a concert. Immerse yourself in the world of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Franz Joseph I and explore the imperial hunting lodge after the opening time of the palace with your own smartphone. The magnificent architecture and exquisite interiors make Schönbrunn Palace an attraction that you should not miss. Enjoy a 3-course-Dinner at a selected restaurant in walking distance to the Orangery. At the Orangery Schönbrunn, you can enjoy music by Mozart and experience a concert in the magnificent concert hall. Enjoy the marvelous overtures, arias, and duets from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s concertos and operas, such as “The Marriage of Figaro”, “The Magic Flute”, and “Don Giovanni”. The most popular arias, waltzes, and polkas of the waltz king Johann Strauss will delight you during the second half, such as “Die Fledermaus”, “The Gypsy Baron”, “The Blue Danube”, and “Radetzky March”. The orchestra is accompanied by 2 opera singers.

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Our guide was fantastic and the bike tour was a wonderful way to see a lot of sights in one day. Vienna is super bike friendly, so we felt very safe riding on the streets as well as in the bike lanes along with pedestrians. It's inspiring to see how well all modes of transport exist together- if only that way in the US!!!

Maxi was very knowledgeable and pleasant. We received a short history of Vienna and the buildings we saw. We enjoyed our tour & recommend it for anyone wanting a private tour.

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

Beautiful surroundings with a journey into the past, successful connection. A bit difficult to find, get there early. Gladly again

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