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  • Location:Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)
Explore beautiful sites surrounding the southern part of the Vienna Woods on a half day guided coach tour. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the Mayerling hunting lodge and a boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe, the Seegrotte.


  • Half-day trip from Vienna to Vienna Woods and Mayerling
  • Pass through the Roman city of Baden
  • See a former Mayerling hunting lodge
  • Visit the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, built in 1133
  • Take a boat ride on the Seegrotte, the largest subterranean lake in Europe
  • Hotel pickup is included; tour ends at the Vienna Opera House

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You get to tour the fascinating Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, the oldest continuously occupied Cistercian monastery in the world, and take an awesome boat ride on the Seegrotte, the largest subterranean lake in Europe. Seeing the storybook Liechtenstein Castle on the way back to Vienna is a lovely bonus!

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What You Can Expect

Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip

Vienna Woods and Mayerling Tour

You'll pass the Roman City of Baden, famous for its thermal springs as you travel through the romantic valley Helenental to the former Mayerling hunting lodge. Today it is a a commemorative chapel however it was also the very place the Crown Prince Rudolph, only son of Emperor Franz Joseph, committed suicide with Baronesse Vetsera in 1889.

In the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (1133) you will visit the medieval cloister which houses the remains of the last Babenberger. Keep an eye out as you drive by the Holdrichsmuhle where Franz Schubert composed his song 'The Linden Tree' before arriving at the Seegrotte.

Your tour concludes continues with a leisurely boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe. You'll you leave the Vienna Woods and return back to Vienna, passing the Liechtenstein Castle on the way.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

A really good Tour,guide was fantastic especially as he was doing the commentary in Two Languages

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Mayerling is known as the Austrian Romeo and Juliet. The Heiligenkreuz church is so beautiful that the pope visited it himself. The Seegrotte is a great underground boat ride and its significance to WWII was very interesting. The stop there for lunch included lots of varied foods and was a great change of pace from crowded streets and restaurants in Vienna.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing, the tour operators were so well organized and the full trip was well planned. The pick up from the hotel was on time, 45 minutes before tour starting time. Vienna woods was very beautiful, Mayerling was so quite with green lushy surroundings. To conclude a very cool boat ride.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was a refreshing change to get out of the city and view some of the countryside around Vienna on this interesting, varied and good value tour. A drive through Baden and the southern part of the Woods was followed by three visits including Mayerling.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great experience. The guide was great, the destinations were different and fun, overall well worth it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This is a great tour, especially early in a visit to Vienna, because you will see so many beautiful places you'll want to return to! The countryside is unique and lovely, and all along the drive the tri-lingual guide pointed out both current and historical things of interest including activities and trips you might want to take later. Do bring a bottle of water and a snack and comfortable shoes, as especially the mine tour requires walking.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Took the tour with two of my daughters. Hans, our tour guide, spoke excellent English. He was very informative providing lots of interesting facts about the sites we visited as well as the country side we drove through. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Our favorite part of the trip was the visit to Seegrotte.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our guide was amazing and funny
We really enjoyed it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Our tour guide was excellent and we were glad for half a day on a comfortable coach. We learned much about the history of Vienna and the walk and boat ride through the gypsum mine was very interesting - a charming and humourous tour guide there too. Very good value for money and highly recommend.

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