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Skip the Line: Schonbrunn Palace & Gardens Guided Tour in Vienna

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  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

The magnificent Schonbrunn Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Vienna’s most visited attraction, and pre-booking skip-the-line entrance ensures you don’t waste time waiting in line. Follow in the footsteps of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth on a guided tour through the palace and gardens, then enjoy free time to explore independently.
  • Skip-the-line Schonbrunn Palace guided tour
  • Maximize your time with skip-the-line access to one of Vienna’s most popular attractions
  • Marvel at the Baroque architecture of the UNESCO-listed palace
  • Learn more about Vienna’s royal history from an expert guide

What's Included

  • Professional guide
  • Headsets to hear the guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Ehrenhof Fountain
    Schönbrunn, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Our tour of the palace and the garden will start at the Ehrenhofbrunnen, that is the first fountain on your right side after you will enter through the big black gate to the grounds of the Schönbrunnpalace. Please look for the tour guide holding a green umbrella. Please be at the meetup location 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled meet up time. The voucher is only valid on the date and time specified! No refunds will be given for no-shows and latecomers

Start time

10:30 AM

End point

  • Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47
    Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    The tour will end at the museum shop in the Schönbrunn Palace, allowing you to stay on your own on the grounds of the palace and discover more.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Skip the Line: Schonbrunn Palace & Gardens Guided Tour in Vienna?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Skip the Line: Schonbrunn Palace & Gardens Guided Tour in Vienna?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Skip the Line: Schonbrunn Palace & Gardens Guided Tour in Vienna?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


It can get quite warm in the summer so bring water and possibly a portable fan.
A lot of people looking round the palace worth the money.
At this time of year, the Christmas market in front is a nice extra!
Reviews
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One of the great palaces.
tj_o, Oct 2022
A must see on a visit to Vienna. Tour guide outstanding with some great stories about the carry on of the Hapsburgs.
Excellent review of history
Sindhunarendran_N, Aug 2022
Was very informative and nice review of history. The guide was very expressive and passionate in explaining the details
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Sindhu, thank you for your 5 star rating and the praise to our guide! We are glad that you have our Skip-the-line Schönbrunn Tour. This is definitely also recommended for locals and not only an experience for tourists. Enjoy your stay in Vienna and we hope to see you again! Best regards, Anastasiia
Tour not flexible to join
Vivian_C, Aug 2022
We went to the wrong entrance to the palace zoo entrance missed the start of the tour met guy with green umbrella after 25 minutes after tour had started He refused to let us to join the tour Waste of money for me I paid for 3 adults for this tour I will not recommend Viator tours
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Vivian_C we are very sorry to hear that you did not join our tour, but we always sent our guests the Schoenbrunn palace map with our meeting point, one of our colleagues is always there with a green umbrella to make a check-in, but also in cases when our guests cannot find the meeting point, we have our phone number and our e-mail address, and you can always reach or contact us. In your case you did not call or write and you never asked about the refund. Also we contacted our guide with a green umbrella who you saw in the garden and he said to you to join the tour, but it was you, who said that you needed to bring your family and left the group. We are very sorry but it is not a flexible tour, we have a time slot, so he could not wait for a long time for you, but still he did his best and waited till the last moment. We are very sorry to hear that you did not join the tour, it is our priority that our guests enjoy their time in Vienna with us, we do our best and we are always reachable in any situation for our guests, but this tour is not flexible, the Schoenbrunn palace is number 1 attraction in Vienna, that is why they have time slots and everyone needs to follow the rules, still we do everything possible in every difficult situtation to please our customers. Best regards, Anastasiia
Well organized and Guide (Lisa) was great.
Eric_C, Aug 2022
A rather comprehensive tour of Schonbrunn Palace along with the history of the royal family. This was certainly better than viewing/touring the Palace on my own.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Eric_C, thank you for your 5 star rating and the praise to our guide Lisa - we will forward it to her of course. We are glad that you have our Skip-the-line Schönbrunn Tour. Always happy to hear that our guests appreciate the information we provide on our tours in Vienna! Whenever you come back to Vienna we hope to meet you on our tour again! Kind regards Anastasiia
Our guide did a great...
Praveen_K, Aug 2022
Our guide did a great job! He made our visit fun. Palace was amazing and gardens are awesome to visit.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Pravee, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It really means a lot when we see that our guests are satisfied with our tours. It makes us super happy that you liked your walking tour Skip the Line: Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour in Vienna with your guide. We try to make sure that every single guest has an amazing time. Have a lovely time in Vienna! Kind regards, Anastasiia
Nice tour. Pity that photographing is not allowed.
ErnstPeter_B, Sep 2022
Stephan was an enthusiastic guide who could tell a lot about the Habsburg family history. Both in the schloss and in the garden.
Fabulous tour and fabulous company!
Christopher_B, Sep 2022
We accidentally slept through our tour (jet lag) and the company was kind enough to let us rebook for the next day. The guide was knowledgeable, interesting, and funny. I cannot recommend this tour enough!
Schonbrunn Palace
Carol_M, Aug 2022
Beautiful rooms and art. Useful having a knowledgeable guide to navigate through the property because it was quite crowded. Our guide, Deter, was fantastic and clearly very knowledgeable, but was unfortunately not always able to showcase his expertise due to the quick nature of the tour. (A lot of time was spent waiting around for other guests to get through lines and figure out audio etc.)
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Carol_M, thank you for your 5 star rating and the praise to our guide Dieter - we will forward it to him of course! We are glad that you have our Skip-the-line Schönbrunn Tour. The Schönbrunn palace is number 1 place of interest in Vienna. Millions of people visit this place every year and there are a lot of guests, but it is our priority to full this tour with great memories and experience for our guests. We hope you had a great time in Vienna and we will see you one day again on our tours in this beautiful city! Best regards, Anastasiia
Amazing!
Polina_M, Aug 2022
Great Tour Guide, Stefan. It was a perfect balance between historical and fun facts. Great Palace, amazing Gardens. Would definitely recommend it!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Polina_M, great to hear your kind words of appreciation of your tour with Stefan and thank you for your feedback. Of course we will forward your kind compliments. The palace and the garden are just magnificent. We hope to see you again on our tours. Best regards, Anastasiia
Must do tour in Vienna
HectorL_C, Sep 2022
What a beautiful palace! Our guide was very knowledgeable gave us many details that made our tour fun even under the rain. This is a must do tour when in Vienna and our tour guide made it a lot better. Thanks for making it a great day!
Wonderful
Kazel_C, Aug 2022
Lisa was great as a guide through Schonbrunn Castle. Learned more insights into other my now 3rd visit since 1980.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Kazel_C, thank you for your 5 star rating and the praise to our guide Lisa - we will forward it to her of course. We are glad that you had our Skip-the-line Schönbrunn Guided Tour. This is definitely also recommended for locals and not only an experience for tourists. We are also very happy that you enjoyed your 3rd time in Vienna with us and hope to see you again in this beautiful city. Best regards, Anastasiia
Great tour!
Leslie_H, Aug 2022
Was a great tour of the palace and the gardens. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Would highly recommend him and the tour!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Leslie_H, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It really means a lot when we see that our guests are satisfied with our tours. It makes us super happy that you liked your walking tour Skip the Line: Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour in Vienna with your guide. We try to make sure that every single guest has an amazing time. Have a lovely time in Vienna! Kind regards, Anastasiia
Good informative tour
Paul_M, Sep 2022
Tour was very informative. Guide had a very good knowledge of history. We enjoyed the tour and all of the knowledge the guide shared with us. We were a little nervous to find the right place to meet because the ground are so extensive and we entered through the wrong gate, but we made it on time and it all worked out.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing experience!
Oana_N, Aug 2022
We really enjoyed this guided tour. Alli (I hope I got your name spelled correctly) was our guide and she was obviously very passionate about the history of Schönbrunn and Vienna’s history in general. Her love for history and enthusiasm bled through and she infused every single story with color, making it more interesting than any other guided tour we had. She was very accommodating as well during the tour, providing us with other reading material if asked for. We really can’t recommend this highly enough! Thanks, Alli!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Oana_N, thank you so much for your great review of our Skip the line: Schönbrunn Palace tour. It is always great to hear such lovely words of appreciation from our customers. Your interest in Austrian history is also wonderful to hear. We are also happy to forward your kind words to your tourguide Allie. She is indeed a very passionate and lovely guide and we are glad to work with her. Have a great day and enjoy your stay in Vienna. Best regards, Anastasiia
The Family from Paris
jonnah, Aug 2022
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She was very helpful and kind. She gave directions on our way back and even recommended some place were we can have lunch. We enjoyed this tour!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Jonnah, thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It really means a lot when we see that our guests are satisfied with our tours. It makes us super happy that you liked your walking tour Skip the Line: Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour in Vienna with your guide. We try to make sure that every single guest has an amazing time. Have a lovely time in Vienna! Kind regards, Anastasiia
Great tour with a great tour guide!
ali, Sep 2022
Greet tour. Our guide was super friendly and knowledgeable! Definitely recommend if you are visiting.
1 traveler found this review helpful
I am still very impressed...
DAVID_S, Sep 2022
I am still very impressed with our guide. She was most knowledgeable and I fax everything her my business card and asked her to please contact me. I want to learn more and I think her knowledge is tremendous.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear David_S, thank you so much for your great review for the Schönbrunn Palace & Garden Tour. We are very happy you were pleased with your licensed tour guide. We hope you had a great time in Vienna. Best regards Siri
The palace rooms and...
Yasmeeen_K, Oct 2022
The palace rooms and Lisa’s information. The gardens are beautiful as well. Easy to find the guide and easy to understand.
Thank you Billi
maria_l, Sep 2022
Billi was an amazing guide. She is very knowledgeable of Austria’s history and she explain every detail in a simple matter.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Maria_I, Many thanks for your 5-star review for the Schönbrunn Palace Tour. Billi is indeed an excellent guide and a knowledgeable person. We are more than happy that you had a great time on your tour. We hope you had a pleasant time in Vienna. With kind regards Siri
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Mel_F, Aug 2022
Fab tour with Lisa so knowledge and interesting with humour ! She was so professional and calm when a guest felt unwell Wonderful tour
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Mel_F, thanks a lot for your great review about our Skip the line: Schönbrunn palace guided tour. Always happy to hear that our guests appreciate the information we provide on our tours in Vienna! We are also happy to forward your kind words to your tourguide Lisa. She is indeed a very competent and experienced guide and we are glad to work with her. Best regards, Anastasiia
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