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Vienna: Entry Tickets for Upper or Lower Belvedere

1. Vienna: Entry Tickets for Upper or Lower 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 of 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 entire complex and transformed the Upper Belvedere into an exhibition venue for the imperial collections – making it one of the first public museums in the world. The Lower Belvedere, formerly the residence of Prince Eugene, is home to illustrious exhibitions. The Baroque gardens of the Belvedere rank among the most beautiful in the world. The main garden is situated between the Lower and the Upper Belvedere and extends over three large terraces. The Belvedere park is also home to the Botanical Garden and the oldest Alpine garden in Europe.

Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing

2. Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing

The Vienna PASS is your key to an unforgettable experience in Vienna. You’ll get free access to Vienna’s top sights, such as Schönbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo, the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Spanish Riding School, the Albertina Museum, and many others. You’ll also enjoy unlimited travel on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses, which are the perfect way to get from one attraction to the next. Combine the features of the Vienna PASS to design your own sightseeing program. The card is accompanied by a high-quality guidebook that features insider tips and detailed city information. The Vienna PASS can be purchased for durations of 1, 2, 3, or 6 consecutive days. Children below the age of 6 get free admission to the all-inclusive offers if accompanied by an adult holding a Vienna PASS. Attractions: • Schönbrunn Palace (including the Maze, Gloriette, and other attractions) • Schönbrunn Zoo • Giant Ferris Wheel • Art History Museum • Albertina Museum & Art Gallery • Museum of Natural History • Danube Tower • Leopold Museum • Imperial Treasury • Spanish Riding School • Hofburg Imperial Palace • Imperial Furniture Collection • Museum of Technology • Bank Austria Kunstforum • Museum of Modern Art (mumok)• Vienna State Opera – Guided Tour • Museum of Military History • Madame Tussauds • Upper Belvedere • Lower Belvedere • 21er Haus - Museum of contemporary art • Winter Palace • Imperial Burial Vault • Klosterneuburg Monastery • Liechtenstein Castle • Beethoven Museum • Vienna Ring Tram • Plus more than 30 other sights Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off Tours Explore the city with unlimited rides on the convenient hop-on hop-off buses: • 4 hop-on hop-off routes • 50 stops (short intervals) • Free Wi-Fi • Free audio guide in 16 languages • Kids' channel in English and German • App guided walking tour Fast track entry Save valuable time with fast track entry at many sights. The Vienna PASS comes with a guidebook, app, and bonus booklet. The guidebook and app are filled with important information, insider tips, and special offers. Enjoy attractive discounts at exclusive partners with your bonus booklet.

Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

3. Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Hop on a bus and explore Vienna however you wish. This hop-on-hop-off ticket lets you hop on or off the bus as often as you want at any of the stops, so you get to experience all of the sights at your own pace. Alternatively, you can just take a seat and enjoy a city tour with interesting and informative commentary. Choose between 3 routes, each of which takes you to a different part of Vienna. See the State Opera, the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History), Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square), Parliament, the Burgtheater, and the magnificent Hilton Hotel. Or, be driven to Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace before visiting the KunstHausWien museum or the UNO City – the choice is yours! Your tour offers 3 different bus routes, which can be combined as you wish: Red Route Admire the sights along the Ring Road, such as the State Opera, Hofburg Palace, the Parliament, and the Burgtheater. Stops: State Opera - Museum of Art History/Heroes' Square - Burgtheater/CityHall - University - Sigmund Freud Museum - Votiv Church - Vienna Airport Lines - DDSG City Cruises - MAK - City Park - Strauss Monument - State Opera Buses arrive every 60 minutes Mondays - Sundays, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM Yellow Route Discover the famous Schönbrunn Palace, Schwarzenberg Platz, and Belvedere Palace. Stops: State Opera - Schönbrunn Palace - Main Station - Belvedere Palace - Lower Belvedere - State Opera Buses arrive every 60 minutes Mondays - Sundays, 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM The ride from the State Opera to Schönbrunn Palace takes approximately 25 minutes. Blue Route: Visit the famous "Prater area" where you can get acquainted with all the masterpieces of the Museum of Applied Arts, Museum of Fine Arts or even the Kunsthaus/Hundertwasser Museum. You can meet with the greatest Austrian composer, Johann Strauss, in the Stadtpark. Stops: State Opera - National Theatre/City Hall - Schwedenplatz - Hundertwasser - Prater/Giant Ferris Wheel - Danube Tower - Old Danube - Uno City - Train Station - Museum of Crime - DDSG City Cruises - - Museum of Applied Arts – City Park - Strauss Monument - State Opera Buses arrive every 90 minutes Mondays - Sundays, 10:30 AM – 2:45 PM Your ticket also includes a self-guided walking tour with an app to discover the musical heritage of the city. Cross the city at your own pace and get acquainted with the most important music halls of Vienna. See the Vienna State Opera, Beethoven Statue, Vienna Concert House, House of Music and the Beethoven Museum. Pick up your headphones and a map from the local partner's service center and follow the instructions of the QuietVox Guiding App to travel from sight to sight. You will scan the QR codes at each stop to learn more about them.

Skip the Line: Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City Tour

4. 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. 

Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

5. Vienna: Private City Highlights Walking Tour with Pickup

Take a private walking tour of Vienna's city center and discover the highlights of the Austrian capital. Learn about the city's culture, history, and global influence as you explore Vienna through a local's eyes. Begin your tour by meeting your private guide right outside your accommodation. 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. Pass by Vienna's famous coffee houses, and see where famous historical figures lived, from the Habsburgs to Mozart. During the hour, hear stories about the sights and find out about some hidden gems in the city.

Vienna: Panoramic Night Tour by Bus

6. Vienna: Panoramic Night Tour by Bus

Experience the most beautiful sights of Vienna at night on this unique tour. Drive around the magnificent Ringstrasse which has a special flair in the evening. During the bus ride, see all major sights in the city including the Parliament, City Hall, Burgtheater, Vienna State Opera, Belvedere Palace, Kunsthistorisches and Natural Museum of History.  Continue the tour to the famous amusement park, where you can see the illuminated Giant Ferris Wheel. Finally, end at the Vienna State Opera where the tour finishes.

Vienna: Danube River Cruise & 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

7. Vienna: Danube River Cruise & 1-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Bus 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 an audio guide for the city. 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 tour, enjoy 1 of 3 audio guides and learn about the city. 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: 1-Day Highlights Tour by Car with Schonbrunn Tickets

8. Vienna: 1-Day Highlights Tour by Car with Schonbrunn Tickets

Explore Vienna, the capital of Austria and the hub of culture and art for most of Europe during the time of the Hapsburg Empire. 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 a 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. Close by 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 you will see the fabulous Palais Schwarzenberg and stroll through the Baroque-style garden of the 18th-century Belvedere. You will be driven back to your accommodation at the end of a fruitful tour. 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 a domed roof with lots of gilding. You will also 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 will be 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.

Highlights of Vienna: Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

9. Highlights of Vienna: Private Bike Tour with Licensed Guide

Experience highlights of Vienna during a fantastic bike tour. Meet your local guide who will lead you safely around the city to show you the best parts of the city with plenty of chances to stop for fabulous souvenir photos. Explore the historic Old Town of Vienna and discover hidden gems. Forget about tourist crowds, tired feet, and traffic jams. Hop on the bike, follow the guide and explore the city ecologically. Start from the famous Anker Clock and admire historical buildings on the way to the gorgeous St. Stephan’s Cathedral. A bit further see St. Peter's Catholic Church and Column of Trinity. Find the University of Vienna and impressive Rathaus! Marvel at this masterpiece as well as the Austrian Parliament Building. See the fantastic Hofburg Imperial Palace, known also as a Castle. Pass all Imperial complex and look at Albertina! This fantastic building has a recognizable statue with a horse on top of it. Don’t miss the Vienna State Opera and its amazing decorations outside. Enjoy all this route in 2-hours accompanied with a live commentary provided by a local expert guide and drive back. In the 4-hour option, your guide will take you also to Karlsplatz, there is Karlskirche which for sure delights you in its architecture. Drive through alleys to see the magnificent Belvedere Palace! Besides fantastic buildings, fountains, and statues, it also has a picturesque park with joyful nature. On the way back move along the water canal and see the beautiful statue of legendary musician - Johann Strauss. Prepare yourself for 6-hours of city exploration with Top1 Attraction - Schonbrunn Palace! This magnificent residence with its complex of gardens is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The park and gardens surrounding the palace make Schönbrunn unique synthesis of Baroque art with joyful nature, so enjoy staying around.

Belvedere: World-Class Art & Aristocratic Utopias Tour

10. Belvedere: World-Class Art & Aristocratic Utopias Tour

Spend 2.5 hours with a guide exploring one of the most significant buildings of the 18th century. The grandiose palace of the Upper Belvedere is a masterstroke of Baroque architecture, surrounded by formal gardens inspired by classical antiquity. The prince’s private apartments eloquently illustrate the taste of the owner and the artistic achievements of his time. In the Upper Belvedere, your guide will point out the Baroque elements of the Festive room, while in the Lower Belvedere, you’ll be able to admire the artistic features of the Marble Hall, the Marble Gallery, and the Gold Cabinet. Today the Belvedere Museum is home to a world-class collection of Austrian and international paintings from the Middle Ages to the present day, including important items from the Austrian National Gallery. The collection includes masterpieces by Jacques Louis David, Caspar David Friedrich, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Giuseppe Segantini, and Vincent van Gogh. After the tour of the grounds and palaces, your guide will spend an hour pointing out the Art Museum’s highlights. These include David’s Napoleon on the Great St. Bernard Pass, Klimt's Judith, and Caspar David Friedrich’s Seashore in the Fog, among others.

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What people are saying about Belvedere Palace

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Good purchase, gets you in various sites around Vienna. Easy to use. Highly recommend it if you’re a first time visitor. Lots of main tourist sights on the card

The paintings are beautiful and amazing! The garden and view outside is instagrammable. Thank you for the opportunity

It was great and the most beautiful thing was (apart from the art pieces :) skip the line :))

Card covered numerous activities and paid for itself after a few events

you have access to all views of vienna.museums etc