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

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

    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 forme...

    It was ok.Definitely a guide is needed for Schonbrunn (in my opinion) but since the rooms got crowded too quickly I found the information provided a bit superficial(since we could spend a limited amount of time in a room).I would give a 4.5 if I was able.

  • Skip the Line: Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City Tour

    2. Skip the Line: Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City Tour

    Benefit from the advantages of this tour and skip the queues at Schönbrunn Palace! Get an overall impression of the most significant historical sights in Vienna! By bus, the tour will take you along the Ringstraße, home to numerous architectural gems such as the State Opera, the Museum of Art History with its world-famous collection, the Habsburg Museum and the Museum of Natural History. Discover the museum quarter, the Hofburg Palace (the Emperors' winter residence), the Austrian Parliament, the City Hall, and the Court Theater. The highlight of your visit is a guided tour through the halls of Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence that hosted Maria Theresa, amongst others. 

    We thought the driving portion of the tour was a bit rushed and the German and English commentary often left the English comments until the landmark had passed.

  • Vienna: Music Concert at Schönbrunn Palace with Wine

    3. Vienna: Music Concert at Schönbrunn Palace with Wine

    Come and see a concert at the Orangerie of Schönbrunn in Vienna, a city full of magical castles and palaces, spectacular musical events and an elegant tradition dating back many hundreds of years.  Experience the magic of Schönbrunn, a UNESCO world heritage site, where Mozart once played the harpsichord.  Listen to the perfect musical accompaniment to the Palace’s stunning and stately halls. Enjoy an evening of music, song, and dance. Savor local wine as much as you want.   Lively and romantic Viennese music awaits you with the “Viennese Flair” program on Wednesdays and Fridays with music by composers Robert Stolz, Heinrich Strecker, Hermann Leopoldi, Franz Lehar, Carl Michael Ziehrer, and Johann Strauss. Experience some of the most beautiful melodies of two musical geniuses with the “Viennese Elegance” program on Saturdays. This concert program is dedicated to the classical music by...

    It was an enjoyable evening. It met expectations. Ideally the gardens are lit up as it was a bit dark outside.

  • Vienna: City Bus Tour and Schönbrunn Palace

    4. Vienna: City Bus Tour and Schönbrunn Palace

    Get your bearings and see Vienna's top attractions on one sightseeing tour. Board your comfortable bus, sit back, and start exploring the historical city center. Discover the Ringstrasse and its architectural masterpieces, such as the State Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and Burgtheater (Imperial Court Theater). Marvel at state institutions such as the City Hall and the Austrian Parliament Building. Disembark to enter the former imperial summer residence of the Habsburgs, Schönbrunn Palace. Avoid the ticket lines and spend more time wandering through its 22 state rooms.

  • Vienna: Evening Concert and Dinner at Schönbrunn Palace

    5. Vienna: Evening Concert and Dinner at Schönbrunn Palace

    Begin this unforgettable evening with dinner at a restaurant in the Schönbrunn area, where you’ll be served a delicious 3-course meal. In the summer you can enjoy the evening under the open sky. Feast like a king with a view of the castle and get in the mood for the concert. “Viennese flair” on Wednesday & Friday: With music by the composers Robert Stolz, Heinrich Strecker, Hermann Leopoldi, Franz Lehar, Carl Michael Ziehrer, and Johann Strauss i.a. you get to know the flair of Vienna. Lively & romantic Viennese music awaits you! “Viennese elegance” on (Thursday & Saturday): the concert evening is dedicated to the classical music of the famous composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss & his contemporaries. Experience the most beautiful melodies of these two musical geniuses - both classics and lesser-known works! 3-course meal menu:  • Tafelspitz (boiled beef) consommé with...

    The concert was good and although the food was nice there was no choice, it was one choice and that's it. I'd recommend eating somewhere else then going to the xoncert.

  • Vienna: Skip-the-line Schonbrunn Palace Private Tour

    6. Vienna: Skip-the-line Schonbrunn Palace Private Tour

    Visit one of Vienna's top attractions with an expert guide. On the 2-hour option, explore 22 beautiful Imperial rooms and the private apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his famous wife Sisi. Learn about the fascinating lives of the palace’s inhabitants and immerse yourself in the Imperial wealth of the Habsburg dynasty, displayed in each of the rooms with a different style of ornate decor and furnishings. See 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, featuring beautiful formal gardens, fountains and 32 sculptures representing deities and virtues. You will also see the hill crowned by the Gloriette structure with columns and arches, which was designed to glorify Habsburg power and the Just War. The 3-hour option includes the 2-hour Imperial Tour o...

  • Vienna: Carriage Ride Through Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

    7. 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.

    We had a fun experience riding through the gardens. Our driver was fun and informative. The gardens and fountains are impressive. It's expensive, but good if you can afford it.

  • Schönbrunn Palace: Tour with Gardens

    8. Schönbrunn Palace: Tour with Gardens

    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.

  • One Perfect Day in Vienna: A Private Drive and Walking Tour

    9. One Perfect Day in Vienna: A Private Drive and Walking Tour

    Enjoy a full-day tour of Vienna that gives the perfect introduction to first time visitors and combines an inner city walking tour and suburban discovery tour by sedan or van. An expert local guide will be with you throughout the day (including for the driving section) to answer any questions you may have and give tips on how to explore the city on your own. First, as the Innere Stadt’s pedestrian zone is crowded with delivery cars until about 11:00, start with a driving tour of the city’s suburbs. Enjoy panoramic views from Belvedere Hill, and admire the city’s most impressive Baroque palace. An interior visit to see Klimt’s “Kiss” is optional. Then, go to the oldest still-in-existence Ferris Wheel in Prater park. Cross the mighty Danube to discover one of the city's more modern sides at the UN-complex and DC-City. See a fantastic example of 1980s eco-friendly architecture at the Hund...

  • Schönbrunn Palace Classical Concerts

    10. Schönbrunn Palace Classical Concerts

    Take part in this excursion to a concert in the Orangerie Schönbrunn in Vienna, a city full of magical castles and palaces, spectacular musical events and a courtly tradition dating back many hundreds of years. In Schönbrunn you will experience the magic and spectacle of this UNESCO world heritage site, where Mozart once played the harpsichord. Schönbrunn Palace welcomes you! The Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra offers the perfect musical accompaniment to its stunning and stately halls. You'll feel afterwards like you've just attended an 18th-century court. Enjoy an evening of music, song and dance, and hear the marvelous sounds of the Palace Orchestra. The premiere of Mozart’s musical drama, The Impresario, took place here in 1785, and it was here that the famous rivalry between Mozart and Salieri had its dramatic end.

    Attended by me and my husband. A thoroughly enjoyable evening in beautiful Baroque surroundings

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What people are saying about Schönbrunner Gardens

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 3,612 reviews

Very good tour of the castle and gardens. Viennese guide , Lisa , who spoke excellent English. Tour was also laced with humor. Organization was present 30 minutes in advance. Everything was perfectly arranged.

An entertaining tour that was a lot of fun. Our guide cast a spell over us with his knowledge. It was definitely not our last tour

Eddy is a great guide! Vertrkkn Nice person and veel polite. A walking Wikipedia ! Thank you verry much Eddy!!!

The tour was nice and interesting. Impressive! The guide Eduard did a great job !!!!

The tour was very nice because the guide didn't use many dates.