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  • Location:Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip

Discover the Vienna Woods on a half-day guided tour. Led by an expert guide, visit the Mayerling hunting lodge, where scandal once rocked the royal family, as well as the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, constructed in 1133. Soak up a scenic boat ride on the Seegrotte, the largest subterranean lake in Europe. Then, journey back to your original departure point, spotting Liechtenstein Castle on the way.

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

Your half-day trip will begin with pickup from your hotel in central Vienna, where you’ll meet your expert guide and take off for the Vienna Woods in your coach.

Pass the Roman city of Baden, made popular by its thermal springs, as you venture through the scenic valley of Helenental. Stop at the commemorative chapel that was formerly Mayerling, the Imperial hunting lodge. Learn from your guide how scandal rocked the royal family in 1889 when the only son of Emperor Franz Joseph, Crown Prince Rudolph, made a suicide pact with his mistress Baronesse Vetsera and both were found dead inside the lodge.

Continue to the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, dating back to 1133, and the oldest continuously occupied Cistercian monastery in the world. Explore the medieval cloister that houses the remains of the last member of the noble Babenberger family. Then, arrive at the Seegrotte for a picturesque boat cruise across the largest subterranean lake in Europe.

Your half-day tour will conclude with transportation back to Vienna, passing the Liechtenstein Castle on the way.   

Customer Reviews

Lazar D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Fabulous.

Elizabeth E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Gorgeous

Dan

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Very nice tour.

Barbara Fae F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great tour, good information, beautiful scenery. Nice to see suburbgs of vienna and learn about families history there, also see the monks in the monasteries, very nice, highly recommended.

Theodore E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was excellent as it got us out of the city of Vienna for a new experience. Our guide was outstanding in his knowledge of the tour information. The only thing that could have made it better would have been the guide having whispers when we were walking with him and touring. We would have then heard ALL that was said instead of parts.

Paul D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

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

Beth J W

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.

Harsha

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.

Keith M

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.

Christopher R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

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

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