Guided tour

Schönbrunn Palace: Tour with Gardens

4.8 / 5

39 reviews

Schönbrunn Palace: Tour with Gardens

From $85 per person

Let your guide bring the history of the palace and its gardens to life on a guided tour. See how the Habsburg Dynasty lived and learn more about the life of the Austrian court.

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Duration options: 2 - 3 hours
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  • Stroll through the UNESCO-listed palace's opulent chambers
  • Experience how nature and architecture become entwined in the gardens
  • Travel back in time and immerse yourself in the stories of courtly life
  • Avoid long ticket lines and enter stress-free on a guided tour
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Meet your guide at the former summer residence of the Habsburgs. Admire the Baroque façade of the palace, and then skip the ticket line and follow your guide inside to explore the extravagant Rococo interiors. Get a glimpse of what royal life was like and step into private apartments and rooms lit by chandeliers. Enter the Napoleon Room and Marie Antoinette Room. Marvel at the 40-meter-long Great Gallery where the Habsburg rulers held their elaborate parties. As you move through the 22 state rooms, hear stories about the personal lives of the Habsburgs. See how famous monarchs such as Empress Maria Theresa and Empress Sisi left their marks on the palace. Then, wander through the French-style gardens and stroll down the tree-lined avenues to discover Roman ruins and ornate fountains. See the Gloriette, a triumphal arch on a hilltop overlooking Vienna’s forests.
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meeting point

      Please meet your guide at the miniature scale model of the palace complex, situated by the main gates opposite the new Visitor Center.

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      • Comfortable shoes
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      • Smoking
      • Luggage or large bags

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      4.8 /5

      based on 39 reviews

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      Suzanne was an excellent guide and educator, sharing her wealth of historical knowledge with us. My husband and I ended up being the only two guests, so we ultimately received a private tour. Even on a rainy day, Suzanne was upbeat and ready to share the beautiful palace and its history with us.

      September 4, 2019

      A terrific experience thanks to my knowledgeable guide George.

      For some reason I was the only one booked on the "group " tour so I had my guide George all to myself. We talked for over 3 hours and I was given an incredible insight into the lives ,origins and histories of the Habsburgs. The gorgeous house and gardens came alive for me and I will enjoy happy memories of it when I am back in an often grey and damp U.K.!!

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      March 30, 2017

      Wir hatten das Glück an einer äußerst privaten - nur wir zwei Teilnehmer - Tour mit Ilse teilzunehmen. Ilse ist mit Abstand die beste Fremdenführerin, die ich jemals in „Action“ erleben durfte. Über alle Maßen hinaus freundlich und aufmerksam besticht Ilse, was die Qualität der Führung betrifft, mit sehr viel Detailwissen und „nice-to-know“-Infos und handelte die ganze Tour hindurch versiert und ging besonders auf Fragen sehr umfangreich ein. Sie ist äußerst flexibel und hat die seltene Fähigkeit vom starren Konstrukten abzuweichen und die Tour entsprechend ihrer Gäste zu individualisieren. Mit Ilse spaziert man gerne durch den imposanten Garten von Schönbrunn - auch bei 32 Grad Celsius - schwitzt in den Gemächern der zahlreichen Marias und Josephs und Ferdinands, die dort lebten, und würde sogar im Anschluss noch auf einen kalten Heurigen im Biergarten akklimatisieren. ABSOLUT EMPFEHLENSWERT!

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      June 25, 2021

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