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Small-Group Schönbrunn Palace Half-Day Tour with a Historian Guide

Wien, Austria
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2 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Go beyond what meets the eye on this 3-hour tour of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, led by a historian guide. Together with your small group limited to six people, you'll explore around 40 of the palace’s most extravagant rooms. Gain a better understanding of the significance of the palace as your guide walks you through its history, and learn about royals such as Franz Joseph who have called it home. Plus, visit the room where Mozart once performed, and see a secretaire previously owned by Marie Antoinette.
  • 3-hour tour of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna, led by a historian guide
  • Small-group tour limited to six people ensures a personalized experience with your guide
  • Stroll through the formal gardens and visit some 40 of the lavishly decorated palace rooms
  • See the music room where six-year-old Mozart performed before royalty
  • Learn about the palace’s past, and dive deep into the royal families’ histories
  • Choose between a 10am or 2pm departure time
Meet your guide and small group at Schönbrunn Palace a little before your chosen departure time. Please note that palace admission isn't included in the tour price, but your guide will assist you in the purchasing of your entrance ticket.
Follow your guide on a journey back in time as you dive deep into the rich history of the former imperial summer residence. First, stroll through the formal gardens, and catch a glimpse of the Gloriette, an arch on top of a hill overlooking Vienna’s forests. Then, become more familiar with Franz Joseph and his wife Elizabeth (also known as Sisi) as you head over to the Rococo state rooms of the palace. Visit the Great Gallery, the Yellow Salon, and Franz Joseph’s private suite.
Next up, learn about Empress Maria Theresa as you enter some of the rooms she loved to spend her time in. Admire the extravagance of the Hall of Ceromonies, the Gobelin Salon, and the Feketin Room. Stop in Maria Theresa's music room, where Mozart performed at six years old.
Your tour concludes inside the palace after three hours, leaving you free to spend the rest of your day as you wish.


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Great job!
, Jul 2019
Our tour guide, Suzanne, did an outstanding job. She was very informative, very personable and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Schönbrunn and Austria. Solicitous of our needs and answered all questions.
The historian guide was...
Dan P
, Apr 2018
The historian guide was knowledgeable, pleasant and had us take our time to appreciate the palace. The only thing I would change is the price of the tour on viator, it is way too expensive ! Admission to the palace is 17 Euro and if you rent the audio guide it doesn't equate to the price paid on viator. Otherwise it was a beautiful Palace not to be missed.
Fabulous tour guide. Ilse was an...
Rob M
, Mar 2018
Fabulous tour guide. Ilse was an extraordinary wealth of knowledge.
This was excellent tour with a...
Joe P
, Nov 2017
This was excellent tour with a knowledgeable , pleasant guide. Highly recommend.
Wonderful time with guide who had an...
Perry F
, Sep 2017
Wonderful time with guide who had an in-depth knowledge of the location, the people, and the history.
Lena Sara is a fantastic guide. We...
Bob T
, Aug 2017
Lena Sara is a fantastic guide. We enjoyed every minute of our time with her. We had a wonderful palace tour and learned a lot about the Hapsburgs and their connections with other European monarchs, countries and conflicts. Lena is the best and most knowledgeable guide we have toured with--anywhere. Bob and Raquel Thompson
We had a great tour with our guide...
, Aug 2017
We had a great tour with our guide Orsolya who was very knowledgeable regarding the lineage of the Hapsburg ruling family. She is a Hungarian who has lived in Vienna for a long time and has studied music, so she could fill in the gaps in our understanding of Hungarian history we visited Budapest before arriving in Vienna. She gave us a vivid tour of the Schonbrunn Schloss and brought many stories about the royal family to life You can't go wrong with Orsolya! We highly recommend her!
Our small tour turned into a very...
Bruce S
, Jul 2017
Our small tour turned into a very private tour when my wife and I were the only folks to register. Our gain and everyone else's loss. Our tour guide Georg was amazing. Georg earned his PhD in Political Science and History at the University of Vienna. Absolutely no one could have delivered a better, more enjoyable tour for us. We have toured the Palace of Versailes and Winter Palace in St. Petersburg and Georg's knowledge of Schonbrunn made this our best tour of the three. Passion and knowlege of Viennese history and the Palace made this tour a wonderful experience. He was the first tour guide of the big 3 that brought to life the personalities of the emperors and empresses. We highly recommend this tour and suggest if you do that your request Georg to be your tour guide!
Wolfgang was an awesome tourguide...
Kelsey Maxine T
, May 2017
Wolfgang was an awesome tourguide! He was very knowlegable so he was able to give us an overview of the history of Austria since it was our first day. He explained how the monarchs has lived, how the palace came to be and other trivias about the royals.
I did this tour with Ilse as my...
Sankalpa G
, Jan 2017
I did this tour with Ilse as my guide. She was brilliant and knowledgeable. She's also great at sharing her knowledge in an interesting as well as informative way. The Palace is beautiful with a rich history that's definitely worth learning about. Schonbrunn was my favourite palace in Vienna.

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