- 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
A quick getaway from Vienna to explore the countryside and villages. 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
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.
This was a nice tour of the country side around Vienna with several stops to see monistaries and Churchs.
We enjoyed it.
Pick up was on time and very friendly. We were taken to a central point at which to board our tour bus. All the coaches were signposted and there was no confusion over which was ours. The tour passes through some beautiful countryside and villages on the way to the hunting lodge, then on to the monastery. Both are lovely, and there are plenty of picturesque sights on the way. The monastery is still in use, so it's important to be respectful and quiet as you move around indoors. The underground lake was a great attraction and we thoroughly enjoyed it, though we were not warned in advance to bring coats or for how long we would be walking underground - it's very cold, and it's a long trek down a tunnel to the lake. Our tour guide was absolutely fantastic, very knowledgeable and flawlessly moving through four different languages for each point of information. He knew the answer to all of our questions. The lake has a different guide, very humerous and had lots of interesting things to tell us about. Would highly recommend.