Guided tour

Vienna: 2-Hour Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Guided Tour

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Vienna: 2-Hour Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Guided Tour

From US$ 66.89 per person

Explore the former summer residence of the Austrian court on a 2-hour afternoon tour of the Schönbrunn Palace and gardens. Benefit from the expertise of an English-speaking guide.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Skip the long lines to the Schönbrunn Palace
  • Marvel at the ornate state rooms and private apartments of the imperial palace
  • Learn more about the life of the Austrian court
  • See the fountains of the formal gardens decorated with statues from Greek mythology
  • Get some free time to enjoy a cup of Viennese coffee in the cafés
Full description
Save time with a skip-the-line ticket to the former summer residence of the Schönbrunn Palace, and learn more about the life of the Austrian court and its celebrated balls. Admire the Baroque façade of the palace, and then go inside to explore the extravagant Rococo interiors. Look into private apartments and rooms lit by chandeliers. Go to the Napoleon Room and Marie Antoinette Room, and marvel at the Great Gallery where the Habsburg rulers held their elaborate parties. Wander through the French-style gardens and stroll down the tree-lined avenues to discover Roman ruins and ornate fountains.
  • Entrance ticket for a guided highlights tour of the Schönbrunn Palace
  • English-speaking Austrian guide
  • Small group tour
  • Transportation to or from the palace
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • A FFP2 mask (for participants over 14 years old) or a mouth-nose protector (for participants from 6-13 years old) must be worn in all indoor areas. We also recommend wearing a mask outdoors if a safe distance cannot be maintained
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of full vaccination
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Meeting point

Meet next to the ticket office on the right side of the main entrance to the Schönbrunn Palace. Look for the guide holding the red "Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens Tour" sign. If you are coming by subway take the U4 line from the Vienna State Opera station and travel in the direction of Hütteldorf. Get off at Schönbrunn station (6 stops). Exit the platform to the west (the direction of the train) and look for the lifts and stairs going up. Cross over the glass bridge and keep going straight onto a paved walkway. When it hits the main road at a pedestrian crossing, cross over the street and go right along the sidewalk until you reach the main gate of the palace. The walk from the subway station to the main gate is approximately 10 minutes.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Smoking
  • Backpacks
  • Cameras

Know before you go

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved on this tour
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, so please dress appropriately
  • This tour is conducted in English only
  • Tour will start on time and there is no possibility to participate if you are late
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 19 reviews

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The tour was good

The guide was knowledgeable even though it came across as the routine story. It went very fast. The English pronunciation was good and therefore her information was easy to follow. The tour of the park was limited to walking together to the corner of the gardens, handing out a map and saying goodbye to the guide. A pity, because in the end it was just a tour of the castle. For the price paid, I also expected a little more from the information in the gardens, as promised. So I would not recommend this tour to friends. Finally: At the information desk of Schönbrunn Castle people did not know my E-ticket when I asked where we had to collect. No, this is not a ticket for the lock, said the desk clerk.

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September 1, 2018



October 30, 2018

Our guide was extremely personable and knowledgable.

September 15, 2018

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