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

Highlights

  • 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 August 2015

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Petra was great. She had a lot of good knowledge about past and present.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

MAGNIFICENT!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great tour. The palace was beautiful and really enjoyed having apple strudel at the restaurant. It was soo good as well as the coffee. The atmosphere at the restaurant was truly a great experience.
would do it again.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Definitivamente volveremos a Viena, una ciudad culta y replete de historias, nuestro guia hizo un gran esfuerzo para hacer el tour en aleman y espanol, pero fue genial

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The tour was outstanding. Our guide was Jennifer, her explanations were to the point and she has great enthusiasm . She has indepth knowledge of Austrian history. That is why I highly recommend her.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was a great tour. We road in air conditioned buses and had a very humorous guide. The palace was beAutiful!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This was an excellent tour and the tour guide was full of information. She took us thru all the best rooms at the Palace and knew everything about the city. She answered individual questions and suggested a restaurant that became our favorite lunch place in the five days we spent in Vienna. Unfortunately I do not remember our guides name but she was very interesting and informative and made our trip very easy. My husband and I had certain things we wanted to do and see while in Vienna and she spent time with us explaining how to get places, best times to go, etc. great tour and tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour was very informative and hit the important things I wanted to see. Judith, our tour operator was very knowledgeable and was fluent in English and German. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

Good tour. Very knowledgeable guide

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