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

Vienna Historical City Tour with Schonbrunn Palace Visit

Explore the magnificent city of Vienna on this 3.5-hour city tour by coach, including admission into the Schönbrunn Palace. Pass major attractions like the Hofburg Palace, City Hall and the Vienna State Opera as you drive along the famed Ringstrasse. Afterward, explore the lavish summer home of the Hapsburg monarchs, the Schönbrunn Palace, learning the rich stories of its residents as you stroll from room to room. Continue to the Belvedere Palace at a discounted price to see Gustav Klimt’s ‘Kiss’ and other famous Austrian art.  


  • 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

Your tour will begin with pickup from the Vienna Opera House, Südtiroler Platz or your centrally-located hotel. Hop aboard your coach, where you’ll be welcomed by your local guide.

Drive along the Ringstrasse, a boulevard showcasing some of Vienna’s most stunning architecture. Hear the rich history behind Austria’s ‘Opera Ball’ as you pass the Vienna State Opera.

You’ll also see the neoclassical design of the Austrian Parliament, City Hall, Burgtheater and the Museum of Art History. Witness the grandeur of the Hofburg Palace, where Marie Antoinette was born in 1755.

After exploring the city by coach, hop out on foot to roam the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace, where the Hapsburgs spent their summers. Comprising 1,441 rooms, follow your guide through the lavish interior and discover the stories behind this UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Afterward, soak up some free time to walk the gardens, or head to the cafe to purchase a coffee or strudel.

Then, climb back in your coach with your guide and drive to the Belvedere Palace. Wander the incredible collection of Austrian art at a discounted entry price, admiring the 18th-century rooms where works such as Gustav Klimt’s Kiss are displayed.

If you’d prefer more free time to explore, you can walk the Belvedere grounds independently instead, rejoining your guide for transportation back to Südtiroler Platz, with additional complimentary transfer to the State Opera, if desired.

Customer Reviews

William G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

A most enjoyable tour on this our first visit to Vienna. An excellent and most knowledgeable tour guide.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We really enjoyed this tour. We were collected from our hotel and taken on an interesting journey through Vienna before arriving at the Schonbrunn Palace. Our tour guide was friendly and helpful and it was a joy to beat the queues no need to queue when you're with a tour guide. We didn't feel rushed inside the palace but would have liked an hour once the tour was finished, mostly because there was a Christmas market. We had a little over half an hour and had to choose between the gardens and the market at the front of the palace. I would recommend this tour though, it's good for the price.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very nice tour.

William W

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.

Liliana Loether L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very nice, we recommend this tour.

Kerry B

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!!!

Madalina I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

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

Charles O

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.

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