Guided tour

Vienna: 2-Hour Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Guided Tour

Guided tour

Vienna: 2-Hour Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Guided Tour

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From US$ 106.14 per person

Likely to sell out

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.

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Duration 2 hours
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Skip the ticket line
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Wheelchair accessible


  • 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 grand tour of the Schönbrunn Palace and Garden
  • English-speaking certified guide
  • Small group tour
  • Transportation to or from the palace
  • Gratuities (optional)

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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

  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • 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

4.7 /5

based on 23 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

Guide knew property well. Impressive building with massive gardens.

May 25, 2022

May 25, 2022

Product ID: 102887