Guided tour

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: Good Vienna Tours
Guided tour

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens Skip-the-Line Tour

Activity provider: Good Vienna Tours
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From US$ 52.13 per person

Likely to sell out

Skip long entrance lines and discover the Schönbrunn Palace and its beautiful gardens. See the palace’s marvelous interiors and learn about its fascinating history on a guided walking tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Explore Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace and it's marvelous royal gardens
  • Discover the palace’s history and hear entertaining stories from a licensed guide
  • Marvel at the 40-meter long Great Gallery and the Hall of Ceremonies
  • Get a peek into the life the former royal family of Habsburgs and Empress Sissi
  • Skip long entrance lines and enjoy more time to explore the lush green gardens
Full description
Visit the Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens and gain quick access inside this Viennese gem on a guided tour that includes skip-the-line tickets. Follow a licensed guide through lavish interiors, learn about the Habsburgs Royal Family, and explore the ornate palace gardens. Meet your guide in front of the palace and start with an informative introduction to the history of the royal compound. Receive a modern audio device so that you can always hear the tour’s live narration along the way. Benefit from priority entrance tickets and gain quick access inside the palace. Marvel at the grand entrance and begin your guided walk through 22 staterooms of the famous Austrian palace. Admire the 40-meter long Great Gallery and the Hall of Ceremonies and see how the Habsburg Dynasty lived as you stroll through lavish halls and peek into private chambers. Listen to entertaining stories about the former royals, which are infused typical Viennese humor by your local and friendly guide. Learn not only about the fascinating history of the royal family of Habsburgs and the famous Empress Sissi but also about how the palace has evolved in modern times and where the royal descendants now live. Following the tour, enjoy the opportunity to walk around the gardens at your own pace and catch a glimpse of the Gloriette, an arch on top of a hill overlooking Vienna’s forests.
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket to Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Audio device with headphones to enhance the listening experience
  • Transportation to the palace

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Meeting point

Meet at the Ehrenhof Fountain in front of the Schönbrunn Palace. Look for the green umbrella.

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Important information

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  • This tour can only be done with a guide
  • You will get a modern audio device with headphones to listen to your guide, but you can bring your own headphones as well (they must have a 3.5 mm audio jack)
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I definitely recommend a guided visit. You will receive an earpiece so that you can follow everything very well. We had a very good guide who showed us both Schönbrunn and part of the gardens with a touch of humor. You can easily make a day trip out of it. Well worth a visit!

March 20, 2023

Our guide Maria was just excellent … knowledgeable, funny and a feisty lady . The time flew by and we had a truly wonderful visit to this beautiful Austrian palace. Loved the local knowledge she gave us too about the numerous balls that still go on even nowadays , the dance routines that the teenagers learn at 15 and dressing up events that take place in the palace for the children to learn their history and culture through a fun, interactive way. We have loved our 5 days in Vienna and Salzburg and contrary to popular belief … we found all the locals we met incredibly helpful , polite and yes….. friendly !

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March 17, 2023

Great and extensive tour of the palace & gardens. Billiana was great guide! She managed the group perfectly, holds a lot of knowledge which she managed to share with great interest while using good humor. in the almost 2.5 hours tour we managed to capture the important history of the palace as well as the royal family heritage, traditions, and more.

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March 16, 2023

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