Guided tour

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

Activity provider: Good Vienna Tours

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

Activity provider: Good Vienna Tours

From US$ 52.19 per person

Skip long entrance lines and discover the Schönbrunn Palace and its beautiful gardens. See the palace’s marvelous interiors and learn about its fascinating history on a guided walking tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace and it's marvelous royal gardens
  • Discover the palace’s history and hear entertaining stories from a licensed guide
  • Marvel at the 40-meter long Great Gallery and the Hall of Ceremonies
  • Get a peek into the life the former royal family of Habsburgs and Empress Sissi
  • Skip long entrance lines and enjoy more time to explore the lush green gardens
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Audio device with headphones to enhance the listening experience
  • Transportation to the palace

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Meeting point

Meet at the Ehrenhof Fountain in front of the Schönbrunn Palace. Look for the green umbrella.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour can only be done with a guide
  • You will get a modern audio device with headphones to listen to your guide, but you can bring your own headphones as well (they must have a 3.5 mm audio jack)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1098 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Service
    4.7/5

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Everything there was amazing even if it was a rainy morning and we couldn't enjoy the garden tour. The architecture, the history of the Schonbrunn palace and the astonishing beauty you see in every corner. Our guide, Antonia, was very knowledgeable of the place's history and explained everything pretty well. I highly recommend you take the guided tour it's totally worth it. P.S. Don't skip the Gloriette, it's a must see.

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January 7, 2023

Lisa, our guide was excellent. The palace was interesting too. Unfortunately we did not see much of the gardens, because it was January and it got dark early in the afternoon. Would you consider having the guided tour done vice versa at this time of the year, that is have a tour in the gardens first and afterwards in the palace.

January 4, 2023

Our tour guide, Dieter, was very knowledgeable and informed us of the facts in a fun, interesting way, ensuring he answered any questions we had. We skipped the lines, always money well spent, especially in a crowded place like the Schonnbrunn. And he was easy to locate at the start.

December 30, 2022

Product ID: 397843