• Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 72.38 View price calendar

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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

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What You Can Expect

Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip

Seegrotte (c) VST/Bernhard Luck

Your half-day trip will begin with pickup from your hotel in central Vienna from selected hotels, or from a meeting point 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.

Please note, pick up services only available with certain hotels. Please check 'view additional info.' for hotel details and pick-up time.

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Customer Reviews

William K B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A great excursion to the outskirts of Vienna.

William K B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A pleasant trip to the outskirts of Vienna. Great views.

Hui Min C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This is a big bus tour but everything was organized and even the short walks in the snow was enjoyable. The tour guide gave a lot of excellent information about the history. I'm glad they were able to offer a tour to the countryside even in the winter.

Niamh C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Excellent tour, get to see a lot on a condensed tour

Katherine B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This tour was amazing!

Margaret I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

amazing interesting guide. great tour

sjwork

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Good to see the countryside and the underground lake was very interesting.

Christina B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!

Jennifer H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Thoroughly recommend this trip. It's great to get out of the city for a while

Trixie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

The Vienna Woods is massive...but this is a good start to exploring the area. It was short and interesting. You get a good mix with the convent, the abbey and the gypsum mine. Plus the views while driving to each place can't be beat.

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