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  • Location:Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Vienna Historical City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit

Experience the best of Vienna, including the Schönbrunn Palace, on this 3.5-hour city highlights coach tour. Drive along the famous Ringstrasse boulevard to admire buildings such as the Vienna State Opera, City Hall and Hofburg Palace, once home to Marie Antoinette. Then, tour the extravagant staterooms of the Schönbrunn, the summer residence of the Hapsburg monarchs, and get free time to stroll its gardens or relax at the café. Lastly, choose to enjoy optional, discounted entry to the Belvedere Palace, whose splendid Austrian art collection includes the luminous 'Kiss' by Gustav Klimt.


  • 3.5-hour Vienna highlights coach tour plus visit to the Schönbrunn Palace
  • Drive the Ringstrasse to see the Vienna State Opera, City Hall and Hofburg Palace, former winter home of the Hapsburgs
  • Visit the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the Hapsburgs’ summer residence
  • Explore the staterooms where the royals lived, with an expert guide
  • Get free time to stroll the gardens or enjoy coffee and a snack (both at own expense)
  • Enjoy discounted, optional entry to the Belvedere Palace to see its art collection, including Gustav Klimt’s Kiss
  • Choose a morning or afternoon tour to suit your schedule

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What You Can Expect

Vienna Historical City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit

Visit the majestic Schonbrunn Palace on a city highlights tour

Begin your tour with a pickup from your central Vienna hotel, Vienna Opera House, or the city’s Südtiroler Platz. Then, meet your expert guide and board your comfortable, air-conditioned coach for your city highlights tour.

Have your camera ready as you drive along the famous Ringstrasse boulevard, home to many of Vienna’s glorious buildings. Snap photos of the imperious Vienna State Opera as your guide explains its history and role as the home of the legendary ‘Opera Ball’, the annual Austrian society event.

Admire the grandiose Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Hapsburg monarchs and birthplace of Marie Antoinette in 1755. Then, pass a roll call of other buildings, including the Museum of Art History, the neoclassical Austrian Parliament, Burgtheater and City Hall (Rathaus).

Continue to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the 1,441-roomed Baroque summer residence of the Hapsburgs, including Marie Antoinette’s mother, Maria Theresa.

Head inside the UNESCO-listed palace and enjoy a guided tour of its extravagant staterooms to see how the royal family once lived. Then, enjoy free time to explore the gardens with their symmetrical terraces and fountains, or relax with a coffee or snack such as apple strudel (both at own expense) at the café.

Afterward, drive to the 18th-century Belvedere Palace, built by Prince Eugene of Savoy, whose upper palace houses a splendid collection of Austrian art, including Gustav Klimt’s Kiss, the highpoint of his ‘Golden Period.’

Enjoy discounted entry to view the collection or choose to enjoy free time instead. Then, rejoin your coach and end your tour with a drop-off back at Südtiroler Platz from where you can take an optional transfer to the State Opera.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent! Leisurely and very informative.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Guide was very knowledgeable and informative. Great tour around the city center and the palace.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very nice, we recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

The history of Vienna is all about the history of the Hapsburgs. This tour is a must for helping to appreciate the splendor and grandeur of the 600-year ruling family. This is the summer palace of the Hapsburgs. For the winter haven, a visit to the Hofburg is a must.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic Tour Guide! Very knowledgeable!! During the Historic Tour she constantly repeated herself to make sure we got the information. She always asked if there was any questions. Inside of the Schonbrunn Palace she kept the group together. As she was giving explanations, she would pause when another group mingled with ours because it caused an interruptions on the earphones. After the group passed, she would continue. She was great!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Beautiful tour! We enjoyed the Schonbrunn palace and the labyrinth! the gardens are beautiful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Overview of city by bus was a great starting point for a city stay. Guide was very easy to listen to and had a great knowledge. The Palace was simply amazing and a great addition to the city tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent and informative tour. Covered a lot of good information. Recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent tour, the guide was very good and gave a lot of information and history. This tour was all in one language which I liked.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Every thing was perfect, we enjoy very much and recomed it

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