Guided tour

Schönbrunn Palace: Tour with Gardens

4.8 / 5

49 reviews

Schönbrunn Palace: Tour with Gardens

From US$ 67.95 per person

Let your guide bring the history of the palace and its gardens to life on a guided tour. See how the Habsburg Dynasty lived and learn more about the life of the Austrian court.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Polish, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tours operate rain or shine.
  • Stroll through the UNESCO-listed palace's opulent chambers
  • Experience how nature and architecture become entwined in the gardens
  • Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the stories of courtly life
  • Avoid long ticket lines and enter stress-free on a guided tour
Full description
Meet your guide at the former summer residence of the Habsburgs. Admire the Baroque façade of the palace, and then skip the ticket line and follow your guide inside to explore the extravagant Rococo interiors. Get a glimpse of what royal life was like and step into private apartments and rooms lit by chandeliers. Enter the Napoleon Room and Marie Antoinette Room. Marvel at the 40-meter-long Great Gallery where the Habsburg rulers held their elaborate parties. As you move through the 22 state rooms, hear stories about the personal lives of the Habsburgs. See how famous monarchs such as Empress Maria Theresa and Empress Sisi left their marks on the palace. Then, wander through the French-style gardens and stroll down the tree-lined avenues to discover Roman ruins and ornate fountains. See the Gloriette, a triumphal arch on a hilltop overlooking Vienna’s forests.
  • Schönbrunn Palace guided tour
  • Access to Schönbrunn Palace
  • Access to The Schoenbrunn Palace Orangery
  • Access to Schönbrunner Gardens
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with mobility impairments

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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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    4.8 /5

    based on 49 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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    VA ID: 392408