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Our most recommended Lower Austria Castle & Palace Tours

From Vienna: Hallstatt and Alpine Peaks with Skywalk Lift

1. From Vienna: Hallstatt and Alpine Peaks with Skywalk Lift

After pickup from your centrally-located Vienna hotel, depart on a day trip to stunning region of Salzkammergut. Stop at Schloss Ort, a snow-white castle where countless couples dream of celebrating their weddings. Take the opportunity to snap some photos on its famous wooden bridge. Continue to the heart of the Salzkammergut region, the fabulous town of Hallstatt, set on the shores of an azure-blue lake. Ascend to the Skywalk to enjoy breathtaking views over the town, lake, and mountains. You will have some free time for lunch and to wander the narrow streets, or hire a boat to explore from the water. On the way back you to Vienna, make a stop at the charming resort town of Traunkirchen, located on the bank of the deepest lake in Austria. Admire the unforgettable natural landscape from this lovely place, before continuing to Vienna where your tour will end at the Vienna State Opera.

Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

2. Vienna Spanish Riding School Guided Tour

Vienna’s Spanish Riding School has been in continuous operation for more than 450 years. It continues to cultivate classical equitation in the Renaissance tradition of the Haute Ecole. On an exclusive 55-minute behind-the-scenes tour, visit the Winter Riding School, a gem of Baroque architecture, the Summer Riding School which houses the world’s largest oval horse walker and the stables in the Stallburg. The Stallburg is Vienna’s most significant Renaissance building, and features an arcade courtyard and the historical stables of the Lipizzaner stallions. Learn about the history of the equestrian tradition and about the Lipizzaner stallions, who are the stars of the establishment.

Prague Day Trip from Vienna

3. Prague Day Trip from Vienna

After a drive through the beautiful scenery of Moravia, arrive in Prague, the Golden City on the banks of the Vltava and the economic and cultural centre of Bohemia, just in time for lunch! In the afternoon, visit Prague Castle and take the chance to enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city from the famous Charles Bridge. See the National Theatre, the elegant residences on the banks of the Vltava, the Jewish cemetery (individual visits possible), Paris Street, Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square. It goes without saying that you also have enough time for shopping or exploring the old town of Prague on your own.

Vienna: Skip-the-Line Hofburg Ticket & Sisi Museum Tour

4. Vienna: Skip-the-Line Hofburg Ticket & Sisi Museum Tour

Enjoy priority entry access and step inside the famous the Hofburg Imperial Palace, as well as the Sisi Museum, alongside a knowledgeable guide who will lead you on a guided tour of the impressive complex.  Walk inside this magnificent castle and discover the conference room, which was used for the ministerial conferences that were chaired by the emperor.  See 24 different rooms including the private bedrooms of the imperial couple, their saloons for guests, and Elisabeth's dressing room. Admire the Silver Collection with valuable porcelain and crystal glasses, which provide insights into the court dining culture of the imperial dynasty.  Enter the Sisi Museum with over 300 personal items that belonged to Elisabeth like her dresses, parasols, gloves, and her unique beauty preparations.

Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Tour

5. Vienna: Hofburg Palace, Sisi Museum & Silver Collection Tour

Discover the highlights of Vienna including the Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex, the Silver Collection, the Imperial Treasury, and the quaint Old Town with a private guide. Select the tour option that makes the most sense to you. Don't miss the Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex during your visit to Vienna. It was the residence of the Habsburgs for over 600 years and thus the center of the Holy Roman Empire. Get a feel for the essence and explore the whole area inside with a knowledgeable private guide. During the 2-hour tour you will step inside the Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex and discover the Conference Room, which was used for the ministerial conferences that were chaired by the emperor. See the whole interior with 24 different rooms, including the private bedrooms of the imperial couple, their Guest Salons, Elisabeth's Dressing Room. The Silver Collection with valuable porcelain and crystal glasses will give you an insight into the court dining culture of the imperial dynasty. At the Sisi Museum, see over 300 personal items that belonged to Elizabeth, including her dresses, parasols, gloves, and beauty preparations. Choose the 2.5-hour option to take advantage of private transportation to the Hofburg Palace in an air-conditioned vehicle. Enjoy a hassle-free journey from your accommodation in Vienna. At the end of the 2-hour tour of the Palace, you will be driven back to your accommodation. Extend to 3-hour to also visit the Imperial Treasury (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien). Use your entrance tickets to explore one of the largest collections of the Holy Roman Empire and Austrian heritage. Inside you will find the Imperial Crown, famous Holy Lance, Order of the Golden Fleece, and much more. If you choose the 4-hour option you will also see the selected highlights of Vienna Old Town. Learn interesting facts and legends of the city and see St. Stephan’s Cathedral, St. Peter's Church, and the Column of The Trinity. Your knowledgeable local guide will lead you through multiple alleys and areas of the city.

Vienna: Hidden Gems near St. Stephen's & Old University

6. Vienna: Hidden Gems near St. Stephen's & Old University

Start your walking tour from Albertina Square, and see highlights often missed by tourists to Vienna. Visit locations linked to famous personalities such as the composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and the military leader Prince Eugene of Savoy. See the impressive Baroque church at the Old University and learn about the destruction of this area during World War II. Marvel at the innovative post-war reconstruction efforts.   Your guide will share local tips about Viennese cuisine and the best restaurants to eat at, famous coffeehouses and bars to visit, and popular sausage stalls and ice cream shops. Learn the secrets of the Greek Quarter and the Viennese Bermuda Triangle. Hear the stories about Vienna, from scandals to myths and legends, as your guide paints a vivid picture of Viennese life today and in the past. Your tour will end at Schwedenplatz.

From Vienna: Sound of Movies Musical Tour to Salzburg

7. From Vienna: Sound of Movies Musical Tour to Salzburg

Start your trip in the idyllic scenery of the Austrian Alps. Visit the famous church of Mondsee, chosen by the director of The Sound of Music as an ideal location for Maria's wedding. On the way to Salzburg, take the chance to snap great pictures of the beautiful lakes and peaks. Enjoy the fresh air in the Hellbrunn Park, and see the famous Gazebo keeping the secret of Liesl's first kiss. See the Nonnberg nunnery, the oldest in Europe that became famous thanks to voice of Maria Kutschera, whose story served as inspiration for the Sound of Music movie. Take a stroll through the magnificent Mirabell Gardens, where Maria and the children danced around the Pegasus Fountain singing the song Do-re-mi. See the picturesque Hourse Pond shot in the film and Residence Square's famous Residence Fountain, the most famous fountain in the city, chosen for the I Have Confidence in Me song. Take pictures of the Summer Riding School where the von Trapp family took part in the world-famous Salzburg music festival, and enjoy the silence of the oldest cemetery in Austria at the Saint Peter's Monastery, where the von Trapp family found a secure hiding place before escaping to Italy.

Vienna: Carriage Ride Through Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

8. Vienna: Carriage Ride Through Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

Meet your driver in front of the breathtaking Schönbrunn Palace. Enjoy a 30-minute ride by horse-drawn carriage to soak up the atmosphere of the well preserved baroque garden. See the different constructions from the Imperial period, such as the Palm house, which features plants from all around the world, the stunning Neptune and Obelisk fountains, the Orangerie and many more. During the ride your "Fiaker" (driver) will tell you about the history of Vienna. Listen to the stories he has to tell you about Schönbrunn, its inhabitants and visitors, as well as about the long tradition of horse-drawn carriages in Vienna. You will be sure not to miss anything from these extensive gardens, as you will see almost every corner from a comfortable seat on your carriage. Just lean back and admire the scenery.

Vienna: Best of in 1-Day Private Guided Tour with Transport

9. Vienna: Best of in 1-Day Private Guided Tour with Transport

Visit Vienna, the capital of Austria and the hub of culture and art for most of Europe during the time of the Hapsburg Empire. Discover its abundance of historical, cultural and architectural monuments. Embark on an exclusive tour of Vienna by car and see all the main attractions in one day. Fall in love with “The City of Dreams”! During the 3-hour tour you will see the essential sights of Vienna Old Town from the comfort of a private, air conditioned vehicle. After getting picked up from your accommodation, you will enjoy hassle-free sightseeing without ever worrying about tired feet. Your private guide will show you Old Town highlights, starting with the magnificent city hall Rathaus, built using some 30 million bricks. The next stop on the list is the gorgeous 18th century St Peter’s Catholic Church, located in the beating heart of the Old Town. Among the stunning townhouses and monuments, you will marvel at the sculpted Column of the Trinity and one of the greatest Gothic cathedrals in the world: St Stephen’s Cathedral, with iconic Romanesque towers and spire. Enjoy an easy and cozy drive along the beautiful Viennese streets and see the world famous State Opera, where great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin have performed. Closeby you will find Albertina, a 19th century Habsburg palace, and the magnificent Hofburg Palace complex, which now houses various museums and the Imperial Treasury. Further on, see the fabulous Palais Schwarzenberg and take a stroll through the Baroque-style garden of the 18th century Belvedere. At the end of a fruitful tour, you will be driven back to your accommodation. Sightseeing in Vienna has never been easier! Choose the 7-hour option to learn even more about Vienna and the Habsburg Empire. During the extended tour you will visit St Peter’s Catholic Church (Peterskirche). Its Baroque-style interior will amaze you with beautiful murals, paintings and domed roof with lots of gilding. Step inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral to marvel at the stunning stained glass windows, soaring pillars, Baroque high altar, impressive vaulting, colorful tiled roof, and other treasures. Other highlights are, driving through MuseumsQuartier, featuring Baroque palaces containing various museums, and seeing Karlskirche, the 18th-century Habsburg domed cathedral with Baroque, Greek and Roman elements. In addition, you will visit the top 1 attraction in Vienna - the Schonbrunn Palace. Take advantage of skip-the-line tickets to avoid waiting in several hours long lines, and explore the luxurious Rococo-style apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. Learn about the imperial lifestyle and take a relaxing stroll in the palace’s elegant gardens.

Vienna City Centre Highlight Tour - Small Group Walking Tour

10. Vienna City Centre Highlight Tour - Small Group Walking Tour

Experience the centre of Vienna with a small group and participate in a tour with me, a certified Austrian Guide and enjoy your private guided walking tour, where you can see the most important places at the centre of Vienna. It doesn`t matter if you have little time to visit Vienna or you want to get interesting details from a local expert to explore the city on your own. We are walking together to see different historical sites and you will take a deep dive into the city`s past in an entertaining fashion. Experience imperial façades, horse-drawn carriages, the Imperial Palace (Hofburg), the imperial garden, the Vienna Opera House, the Spanish Riding School and St. Stephen’s Cathedral at the heart of the city and much more. Find out more about the lives of prominent personalities and Vienna’s rich history. Learn to recognise the influence of the Habsburgs in the form of splendid edifices and residences. You’ll take a deep dive into the city’s past in an entertaining fashion. Starting off at Maria Theresien Square. Maria Theresia was a strong female ruler in the 18th century and her monument is the most imposing of the Ringstraße. Discover the imperial palace (Hofburg), which was originally a fortress built in the thirteenth century and was extended to a splendid residence in accordance with the increasing power of the Habsburgs and the expansion of their realm. See one of the most famous and fascinating Opera houses in the world and pass by the Spanisch Riding School. End of the Tour will be at St. Stephans Cathedral, symbol of Vienna and the country of Austria.

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Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 16 reviews

The tour was very informative about the Lippizaners- magnificent horses - and the 450-year tradition of training them at the Spanish Riding School. Our guide was very accessible and knowledgeable for any questions. The very best part was getting to see these very special horses up so close!

The full day tour of Hallstat with skywalk was worth doing. It was well organized and everything went well. Dasha was an excellent guide, giving us lots of information. She made our travel lively by playing some music and folk songs.

wow, what a day. Our tour guide was so knowledgeable and friendly, scenery was absolutely stunning. Would wholeheartedly recommend.

Breathtaking nature! Mountains, lake, cute houses ....this trip is worth going . I highly recommend

A lovely drive outside the city with spectacular views!