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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.

Highlights

  • 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 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

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