Guided tour

Schönbrunn Palace: Tour with Gardens

Schönbrunn Palace: Tour with Gardens

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From US$ 43.71 per person

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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 tour

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian
Private or small groups available
Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

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 Orangery entry ticket
  • Schönbrunn Gardens entry ticket
  • Schönbrunn Palace Garden Gloriette entry ticket
  • Schönbrunn Palace Vienna visit
  • Schönbrunn Orangery visit
  • Gloriette visit
  • Schönbrunn Gardens visit
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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    Meeting point

    • Meet at the Ehrenhof Fountain in front of the Schönbrunn Palace • Look for a guide wearing GetYourGuide attire and holding a green umbrella • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the scheduled start time

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 /5

    based on 913 reviews

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    Our guide, Biljana, was terrific. We are lucky to have a small group of four, so our tour was more personal. Biljana took us through the Schonbrunn gardens and palace, all the while explaining the history of the Habsburg dynasty. She was very engaging and informative. The palace is jaw-dropping, both inside and out! A must see

    October 4, 2022

    We were lucky enough to take part in an extremely private - just the two of us - tour with Ilse. Ilse is by far the best tour guide I've ever seen in "Action". As far as the quality of the tour is concerned, Ilse is friendly and attentive beyond all measure, with a lot of detailed knowledge and "nice-to-know" information and acted well throughout the tour and answered questions very extensively. Extremely flexible, she has the rare ability to deviate from rigid constructs and customize the tour to suit her guests. With Ilse you like to walk through the imposing garden of Schönbrunn - even at 32 degrees Celsius - sweat in the rooms of the numerous Marias and Josephs and Ferdinands who lived there, and would even acclimate to a cold Heurigen in the beer garden afterwards. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

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    June 25, 2021

    Suzanne was an excellent guide and educator, sharing her wealth of historical knowledge with us. My husband and I ended up being the only two guests, so we ultimately received a private tour. Even on a rainy day, Suzanne was upbeat and ready to share the beautiful palace and its history with us.

    September 4, 2019

    Product ID: 392408

    VA ID: 392408