Private tour

Vienna: Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Private Tour

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44 reviews

Activity provider: Rosotravel Austria
Private tour

Vienna: Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Private Tour

Activity provider: Rosotravel Austria

From US$ 244.37 per person

Go on a tour of the fabulous Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens. Enjoy the VIP experience with a professional guide, skip-the-line tickets, and transport to and from the palace.

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Duration 2 - 3.5 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Follow the best route and see 24-40 stunning rooms and chambers of the palace
  • Explore the Schonbrunn Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Benefit from skip the line tickets to the palace
  • Learn about the history of the sights with your private guide
Full description

Experience one of the top attractions in Vienna on this guided tour of the Schonbrunn Palace, Imperial Rooms, and Gardens. Discover the history and heritage of the Habsburg dynasty.


Enjoy the nature, art, and architecture that represent the rich taste of Austrian royalty and get closer to the real history. With the 2-hour option, you will follow the original route of the Highlight Tour, which is exclusive for customers purchasing skip-the-line guided tours.


Explore 24 of the Schonbrunn Palace's most beautiful imperial rooms and chambers, including the private apartments of the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominion, Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina.


Learn about the fascinating lives of the palace’s former inhabitants and immerse yourself in the imperial wealth and opulence of the Habsburg dynasty. In each of the rooms, admire different styles of ornate decor, art, and furniture.


The route includes highlights such as the luxurious Great Gallery, the exotic Chinese Cabinets, and the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies. Your private guide will also show you around the UNESCO-listed Schonbrunn Garden, which features beautiful formal gardens, fountains, and 32 sculptures.


See the nearby hill crowned by the Gloriette structure with columns and arches, designed to glorify Habsburg power and the Just War. The 3-hour option includes a 2-hour Highlight Tour of the Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens with a convenient pickup and drop-off service from your accommodation in Vienna.


Choose the 2.5-hour option to get the full experience of the imperial wealth and luxury at the Schonbrunn Palace by taking the Grand Tour route, which includes 40 chambers to explore with no waiting lines. Discover 40 exquisite staterooms that reflect three centuries of the golden age of Austria.


Marvel at the outstanding decoration and furnishings from the time of Maria Theresa, featuring chinoiserie and East Asian elements, in particular, the Blue Chinese Salon and the Vieux-Laque Room.

  • Private Tour of Schonbrunn Palace and Garden, with Gloriette Hill and the surrounding area
  • Guide
  • Skip-the-line tickets for Schonbrunn Palace Highlight Tour (in 2 and 3-hour options)
  • Skip-the-line tickets for Schonbrunn Palace Grand Tour (in 2,5 and 3,5-hour options)
  • Private car transportation with pickup and drop-off service to your accommodation in Vienna (in 3 and 3,5-hour options)

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in front of the museum shop, to the left side of the main entrance.

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    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 44 reviews

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    Fantastic experience. Yte (our guide) showed up early so we were able to take advantage of slightly warmer time in the gardens. Knowledgeable and friendly…excellent English…-and attentive to what we wanted to do and see. Definitely liked the private tour!

    March 25, 2023

    Bonjour Le guide était vraiment très bien. Mais le prix payé ( environ 300 € pour deux personnes ) est complètement disproportionné par rapport à la prestation : deux heures de guide et les entrées pour visiter vingt salles du chateau. J'imagine qu'il ya eu une erreur dans une transmission et j'aimerais revoir une partie de cette facture.

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    March 25, 2023

    Absolute aanrader deze guided tour door het paleis. Je hoort, ziet en beleeft zoveel meer dan wanneer je eigenstandig gaat. Daarbij hadden we een privégids: echt heel fijn - al kost het wel wat meer. Hierdoor was het superinteractief. Daarnaast was onze gids, Ute, heel vriendelijk en enorm goed op de hoogte. Ze heeft ons bezoek echt op een hoger niveau getild.

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    March 25, 2023

    Product ID: 402120