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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 forme...

    It was ok.Definitely a guide is needed for Schonbrunn (in my opinion) but since the rooms got crowded too quickly I found the information provided a bit superficial(since we could spend a limited amount of time in a room).I would give a 4.5 if I was able.

  • Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

    2. Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

    Vienna’s Spanish Riding School has been in continuous operation for more than 450 years. It continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole. On an exclusive 55-minute behind-the-scenes tour, visit the Winter Riding School, a gem of Baroque architecture, the Summer Riding School which houses the world’s largest oval horse walker and the stables in the Stallburg. The Stallburg is Vienna’s most significant Renaissance building, and features an arcade courtyard and the historical stables of the Lipizzaner stallions. Learn about the history of the equestrian tradition and about the Lipizzaner stallions, who are the stars of the establishment.

    I would recommend this to anyone really. The history is very interesting and the building is impressive. Our guide explained many different things about all aspects of the Spanish Riding School.

  • Skip the Line: Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City Tour

    3. 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. 

    We thought the driving portion of the tour was a bit rushed and the German and English commentary often left the English comments until the landmark had passed.

  • Vienna: Hofburg Palace & Sisi Museum Skip-the-Line Tour

    4. Vienna: Hofburg Palace & Sisi Museum Skip-the-Line Tour

    Enjoy priority entry access and step inside the famous the Hofburg Imperial Palace, as well as the Sisi Museum, alongside a knowledgeable guide who will lead you on a guided tour of the impressive complex.  Walk inside this magnificent castle and discover the conference room, which was used for the ministerial conferences that were chaired by the emperor.  See 24 different rooms including the private bedrooms of the imperial couple, their saloons for guests, and Elisabeth's dressing room. Admire the Silver Collection with valuable porcelain and crystal glasses, which provide insights into the court dining culture of the imperial dynasty.  Enter the Sisi Museum with over 300 personal items that belonged to Elisabeth like her dresses, parasols, gloves, and her unique beauty preparations.

    Große Hofburg-Tour - die beste Wien-Tour! Wir haben eine 2-stündige Hofburg-Tour gebucht und die beste Tour unseres Lebens erlebt. Unser Führer war fantastisch, er erzählte uns viele faszinierende Geschichten. Wir haben Geheimnisse über den Palast, das Leben von Prinzessin Siss und die großartige Silbersammlung erfahren. Hofburg Führung ohne Warteschlange, Reiseleiter & Ticket inklusive. Wir waren auf vielen geführten Touren in verschiedenen Ländern, aber dies war unser Favorit. Die Hofburg selbst ist herrlich, viele schöne Prunkräume, jeder ist anders. Wenn Sie in Wien sind, ist es ein Muss!

  • Vienna: City Bus Tour and Schönbrunn Palace

    5. Vienna: City Bus Tour and Schönbrunn Palace

    Get your bearings and see Vienna's top attractions on one sightseeing tour. Board your comfortable bus, sit back, and start exploring the historical city center. Discover the Ringstrasse and its architectural masterpieces, such as the State Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and Burgtheater (Imperial Court Theater). Marvel at state institutions such as the City Hall and the Austrian Parliament Building. Disembark to enter the former imperial summer residence of the Habsburgs, Schönbrunn Palace. Avoid the ticket lines and spend more time wandering through its 22 state rooms.

  • Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Tour

    6. Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Tour

    The Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex was the residence of the Habsburgs for over 600 years and thus the center of the Holy Roman Empire. Enter the inner sanctum of the Conference Room, used for ministerial conferences chaired by the emperor. See royal bedrooms, collections of silver, porcelain, and crystal, and get a tactile sense of the era. The Sisi Museum presents over 300 personal items that belonged to Elisabeth and speak to her obsession with beauty and vigor. Choose the 2-hour option to take advantage of private transportation to the Hofburg Palace in an air-conditioned vehicle. Experience a hassle-free journey to and from your accommodation in Vienna. Extend your tour to 3 hours and stroll down to the Imperial Treasury. Explore one of the most vast Austrian heritage collections, including the Imperial Crown and the Order of the Golden Fleece. Still not tired? The 4-hour option...

  • Vienna: Skip-the-line Schonbrunn Palace Private Tour

    7. Vienna: Skip-the-line Schonbrunn Palace Private Tour

    Visit one of Vienna's top attractions with an expert guide. On the 2-hour option, explore 22 beautiful Imperial rooms and the private apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his famous wife Sisi. Learn about the fascinating lives of the palace’s inhabitants and immerse yourself in the Imperial wealth of the Habsburg dynasty, displayed in each of the rooms with a different style of ornate decor and furnishings. See the luxurious Great Gallery, the exotic Chinese Cabinets, and the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies. Your Private Guide will also show you around the UNESCO-listed Schonbrunn Garden, featuring beautiful formal gardens, fountains and 32 sculptures representing deities and virtues. You will also see the hill crowned by the Gloriette structure with columns and arches, which was designed to glorify Habsburg power and the Just War. The 3-hour option includes the 2-hour Imperial Tour o...

  • Vienna: Hidden Gems near St. Stephen's & Old University

    8. Vienna: Hidden Gems near St. Stephen's & Old University

    Start your walking tour from Albertina Square, and see highlights often missed by tourists to Vienna. Visit locations linked to famous personalities such as the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the military leader Prince Eugene of Savoy. See the impressive Baroque church at the Old University and learn about the destruction of this area during World War II. Marvel at the innovative post-war reconstruction efforts.   Your guide will share local tips about Viennese cuisine and the best restaurants to eat at, famous coffeehouses and bars to visit, and popular sausage stalls and ice cream shops. Learn the secrets of the Greek Quarter and the Viennese Bermuda Triangle. Hear the stories about Vienna, from scandals to myths and legends, as your guide paints a vivid picture of Viennese life today and in the past. Your tour will end at Schwedenplatz.

    You see things you would never experience as normal tourist. I'm sure all guides are excellent, but ask for Mr Hofer! His own enthusiasm and profound knowledge will overwhelm you!

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

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

    Did you know that Vienna's town hall was built using some 30 million bricks? You set the pace with your-well-informed guide as you tour some of the prime real estate in Vienna. Let your head spin as you scan the intricacies of St. Stephen's Cathedral, or step inside St. Peter's Church with its fantastic murals and domed gilded roof. In Vienna, the options come at you rapid-fire: Hofburg Palace, memorials to Strauss and Beethoven, the state opera house, and more. For the climax, use your skip-the line tickets and explore the UNESCO World Heritage site Schoenbrunn Palace and imagine riding Lipizzaner stallions among its hallowed gardens. You can extend your tour by 1 hour and add the nearby Belvedere Palace as well, housing one of Austria's most valuable art collections – with key works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka.

  • Vienna: Carriage Ride Through Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

    10. 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.

    We had a fun experience riding through the gardens. Our driver was fun and informative. The gardens and fountains are impressive. It's expensive, but good if you can afford it.

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What people are saying about Vienna

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 834 reviews

it was an interesting tour, all important points were approached and explained by the guide with important information. Horst (the guide) made it amusing and entertaining. He led the group safely through the traffic.

Fantastic guide (Horst Harrer), interesting tour and nice bike ride! Ideal to do this on the day of arrival, because you immediately have a good picture of the city! An absolute must!!

What an amazing tour. Anna was so knowledgeable. The tour was fun and informative. Highly recommended

Enjoyed a lot. It was cycling with short stops and also there was a just cycling time

Very interesting, great for a first approach to the city. The guide, very kind