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Belvedere: World-Class Art & Aristocratic Utopias Tour

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Belvedere: World-Class Art & Aristocratic Utopias Tour

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From US$ 85 per person

Vienna’s Belvedere complex is an architectural masterpiece of aristocratic splendor. Enjoy a 2.5-hour tour of the grounds, palaces and museum, as your art historian guide shows you the highlights and then shows you some of the museum’s top works of art.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Explore the Upper Belvedere, a masterstroke of Baroque architecture
  • Visit Prince Eugene of Savoy's private apartments
  • Explore the Museum's priceless art collection, including masterpieces by Monet, Van Gogh, and Klimt
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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.
  • 2.5-hour tour
  • Art historian guide
  • Upper Belvedere entrance: €15 (students and seniors €12.50)
  • Upper & Lower Belvedere and Orangery entrance: €22 (students and seniors €19)
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Go to the Palace's ticket office entrance. This is not the same as the entrance to the Palace, but the entrance you see on the right-hand side as soon as you come into the garden from Prinz Eugen Street.

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  • Your guide can help you purchase tickets at the beginning of your walk or the supplier can send you a separate e-mail invoice for your group's tickets so that the guide can prepay, sparing you from waiting in the long entrance lines.
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Our guide was really knowledgeable and happy to make our visit as excellent as possible.

August 29, 2022

Excellent tour

The guide, Ilse Heigerth was extremely knowledgeable, interested and gave us a superb 2.5hr tour. We were left wishing she had more time as she had to leave for a new tour after her allotted time. We can recommend this 100%.

March 5, 2019

An excellent art tour

Superb tour guide and wonderful art and palace.

February 10, 2019

Product ID: 48988