Explore the magnificent city of Vienna on this city tour by coach, including admission into the Schönbrunn Palace without waiting time. Pass major attractions like the Hofburg Palace, City Hall and the Vienna State Opera as you drive along the famed Ringstrasse. Afterward, explore the lavish summer home of the Habsburg monarchs, the Schönbrunn Palace. Skip the line at the entrance and learn the rich stories of its residents as you stroll from room to room.
Skip-the-line access to Schönbrunn Palace
Vienna highlights coach tour plus visit to the Schönbrunn Palace
Drive the Ringstrasse to see the Vienna State Opera, City Hall and Hofburg Palace, former winter home of the Habsburgs
Visit the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburg summer residence
Explore the staterooms where the royals lived, with an expert guide
Get free time to stroll the gardens or enjoy coffee and a snack (both at own expense)
Your tour will begin from the Vienna State Opera. Hop aboard your coach, where you’ll be welcomed by your local guide. Drive along the Ringstrasse, a boulevard showcasing some of Vienna’s most stunning architecture. Hear the rich history behind Austria’s ‘Opera Ball’ as you pass the Vienna State Opera. You’ll also see the neoclassical design of the Austrian Parliament, City Hall, Burgtheater and the Museum of Art History. Witness the grandeur of the Hofburg Palace, where Marie Antoinette was born in 1755. After exploring the city by coach, hop out on foot to roam the Baroque Schönbrunn Palace, where the Hapsburgs spent their summers. Skip the line and access Schonbrunn Palace with your local guide without waiting time. Comprising 1,441 rooms, follow your guide through the lavish interior and discover the stories behind this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterward, soak up some free time to walk the gardens, or head to the cafe to purchase a coffee or strudel.
I was pleasantly surprised when the bus driver took us first to main parts of Vienna, and we also had a presentation of the attractions there. The guide had a very well knowledge of the attraction and the castle, had a very pleasant way of explaining and also spoke very good English. We also had free time at the castle and we avoided the line how the name says it.
The meeting point was easy to find, and they were on time. You really skip the line, we got there, we didn't have to wait to get in. I will give five points for only this, because the rest was just one point. Once everybody gets on the bus, the sightseeing stars. This sightseeing means going around and hopefully you see was it is pointed out, if you are on the right side of the bus, you see only the buildings on the right, same with the left side, only the ones on the left. After the "sightseeing", we went to Schonbrunn. We skipped the line, and we were rushed from one room after another pushing every other person who was there, trying to listen to the guide, 39 rooms in half hour. After that, we had one hour free to spend in the gardens of gift shop, and back to the bus. We didn't take the bus back, it is an easy train ride from there, and we enjoy the gardens and the famous zoo. We took the Spanish tour hoping there were less people than the English one, and the number was half the size of the other one, but it was mixed languages, German and Spanish, and the guide didn't speak well in Spanish.
Though it was an English speaking tour, the guide had to speak both English and Deutsche. Hence the landmarks were passing us so fast, that it did not make any sense. The good had total disinterest on his passengers, left us with no time to visit the palace gardens, which is the highlight. Overall a total waste of hard earned 65 USD.
The tour was very good and an efficient way to see a lot of the city. The tour guide was fine. Our tour had mostly Spanish speakers and some English speakers and she gave each talk in both languages. She seemed to warm up over the course of time and become more interesting and less rote. I thought the time at the Palace was just enough.
This tour was sold to us as an English spoken tour. There was English BUT nearly two thirds of the time spent was German commentary. It spoilt my trip as I felt I lost 2 thirds of my trip. I wanted to learn more but couldn’t. Also, the German commentary was first so many times the item that was being described was level with us or behind us. This happened in both the bus and in the Palace. The commentary we heard was good but could have been even better if the trip was an English only. This would have also been for the German Linguistics although they got the lion share of time.
Booked an hour before departure as Vienna very busy. On time. Great commentary on bus and again in Palace. Amazed by guides ability to speak in 3 languages. Highly recommended. Set us up to really appreciate everything Vienna has to offer.