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Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half-Day Tour from Vienna

Product ID: 1797
Discover the historical and magical Vienna Woods on this half-day tour from Vienna. Explore the Mayerling hunting lodge, visit the Cistercian Heiligenkreuz Abbey, and enjoy a guided walking tour through Baden.
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Duration: 4 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a scenic drive through the romantic Helenental Valley
  • Visit the memorial chapel at the historic Mayerling hunting lodge
  • Discover the Cistercian Heiligenkreuz Abbey
  • Take a guided walking tour through Baden
Full description
Escape the bustle of Vienna on a half-day tour to the southern part of the Vienna Woods, on the city’s outskirts. Departing from a central city location, ride past the Roman city of Baden, famous for its hot springs, and head for the romantic Helenental Valley. Stop at the former hunting lodge of Mayerling and learn from your friendly expert tour guide all about how the lives of Crown Prince Rudolf and Baroness Vetsera came to a tragic end in 1889.

Next, discover the 12th-century Cistercian Heiligenkreuz Abbey and visit the medieval cloister and tomb of the last Babenberger. Savor a cup of coffee and cake at the abbey cafe. Last but not least, also enjoy a guided walking tour through Baden.
  • Entrance fees to the Mayerling hunting lodge and Heiligenkreuz Abbey
  • Guided walking tour through Baden
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Operngasse 2, next to the Opera fountain.

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 140 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.4 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.1 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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Great to get out of the city and see some of the surrounding countryside on a short break to Vienna. Guide was excellent and spoke English and Spanish fluently for the small number of guests in our party. Would have liked to spend a wee bit more time in Mayerling as there was a lot to read! Unfortunately, it started snowing when we were in Baden and our visit was cut shorter than usual as we were all frozen stiff, couldn’t take as many photos as I wanted due to my phone switching itself off with the cold. A young Korean exchange student in our party was fascinated by the snow, as she’d never seen it before! Definitely worth a visit, but perhaps in warmer month than February.

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March 1, 2020

Snow day trip to Mayerling

The welcoming staff were on time, helpful and very pleasant. Our driver was great and showed his skills in the narrow snow laden roads in the countryside. The guide was entertains and related to 4 different languages in the bus. The trip was a memorable one the lodge, Abbey and underground lake were fabulous. Great memories.

November 29, 2018

our guide was very informative an dthe tour itself was interesting and enjoyable. Archictecture and building took you back hunderds of years

December 29, 2019

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Vienna Sightseeing Tours

Product ID: 1797