Guided tour

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

From US$ 44.27 per person

Skip long entrance lines and discover the Schönbrunn Palace and its beautiful gardens. See the palace’s marvelous interiors and learn about its fascinating history on a guided walking tour.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 1 hour
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Live tour guide
German, English

The Original experience

  • Explore Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace and it's marvelous royal gardens
  • Discover the palace’s history and hear entertaining stories from a licensed guide
  • Marvel at the 40-meter long Great Gallery and the Hall of Ceremonies
  • Get a peek into the life the former royal family of Habsburgs and Empress Sissi
  • Skip long entrance lines and enjoy more time to explore the lush green gardens
Full description
Visit the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens and gain quick access inside this Viennese gem on a guided tour that includes skip-the-line tickets. Follow a licensed guide through lavish interiors, learn about the Habsburgs Royal Family, and explore the ornate palace gardens. Meet your guide in front of the palace and start with an informative introduction to the history of the royal compound. Receive a modern audio device so that you can always hear the tour’s live narration along the way. Benefit from priority entrance tickets and gain quick access inside the palace. Marvel at the grand entrance and begin your guided walk through 22 staterooms of the famous Austrian palace. Admire the 40-meter long Great Gallery and the Hall of Ceremonies and see how the Habsburg Dynasty lived as you stroll through lavish halls and peek into private chambers. Listen to entertaining stories about the former royals, which are infused typical Viennese humor by your local and friendly guide. Learn not only about the fascinating history of the royal family of Habsburgs and the famous Empress Sissi but also about how the palace has evolved in modern times and where the royal descendants now live. Following the tour, enjoy the opportunity to walk around the gardens at your own pace and catch a glimpse of the Gloriette, an arch on top of a hill overlooking Vienna’s forests.
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Audio device with headphones to enhance the listening experience
  • Transportation to the palace
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
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

• 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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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour can only be done with a guide
  • You will get a modern audio device with headphones to listen to your guide, but you can bring your own headphones as well (they must have a 3.5 mm audio jack)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 269 reviews

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One of the best tour guides we’ve had. Alessandra was so knowledgeable and considerate. She gave us insights that you just can’t find online or in books! She was fun, pleasant and always aware of who is in her group and acknowledged most by name! You can tell she really is passionate about history and wants everyone to become as passionate as she is. It was raining a bit and she even apologized for the weather. The gardens were probably one of the best part of the tour. Alessandra knew about the plants as well She was early and was easy to find. Green umbrella!

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September 2, 2021

Doing the tour with a guide is absolutely recommended, as the guide can learn a lot about the castle and the Habsburgs that would not be the case with a single audio tour. In addition, our guide made the tour very entertaining and had the right answers to many questions.

August 27, 2021

All in all a worthwhile tour, our guide had many interesting facts to tell. It was annoying that it was really full in the castle and our manager kept giving orders that you should go out of your way so as not to disturb other groups. Consideration is good and important, but that was too much! However, it was nice that there were headphones in the castle during the tour, so that you could hear what was being said loud and clear at all times. However, it may be enough to do an individual tour with headphones.

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August 24, 2021

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