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Vienna: Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Private Tour

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Activity provider: Rosotravel Austria

Vienna: Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Private Tour

Activity provider: Rosotravel Austria

From US$ 197.80 per person

Go on a tour of the fabulous Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens. Enjoy the VIP experience with a professional guide, skip-the-line tickets, and transport to and from the palace.

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Duration 2 - 3.5 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Enjoy our Schonbrunn Palace Tour, awarded by customers as Top Rated Tour in Vienna 2021
  • Get the best experience with a 5-Stars Private Guide and Skip-the-Line Tickets
  • Follow the best route and see 24-40 stunning rooms and chambers of the palace
  • Explore the Schonbrunn Garden, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Learn about the history of the Habsburg family, Vienna, and Austria
Full description

Experience one of the top attractions in Vienna on this guided tour of the Schonbrunn Palace, Imperial Rooms, and Gardens. Discover the history and heritage of the Habsburg dynasty.


Enjoy the nature, art, and architecture that represent the rich taste of Austrian royalty and get closer to the real history. With the 2-hour option, you will follow the original route of the Highlight Tour, which is exclusive for customers purchasing skip-the-line guided tours.


Explore 24 of the Schonbrunn Palace's most beautiful imperial rooms and chambers, including the private apartments of the only female ruler of the Habsburg dominion, Maria Theresa Walburga Amalia Christina.


Learn about the fascinating lives of the palace’s former inhabitants and immerse yourself in the imperial wealth and opulence of the Habsburg dynasty. In each of the rooms, admire different styles of ornate decor, art, and furniture.


The route includes highlights such as the luxurious Great Gallery, the exotic Chinese Cabinets, and the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies. Your private guide will also show you around the UNESCO-listed Schonbrunn Garden, which features beautiful formal gardens, fountains, and 32 sculptures.


See the nearby hill crowned by the Gloriette structure with columns and arches, designed to glorify Habsburg power and the Just War. The 3-hour option includes a 2-hour Highlight Tour of the Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens with a convenient pickup and drop-off service from your accommodation in Vienna.


Choose the 2.5-hour option to get the full experience of the imperial wealth and luxury at the Schonbrunn Palace by taking the Grand Tour route, which includes 40 chambers to explore with no waiting lines. Discover 40 exquisite staterooms that reflect three centuries of the golden age of Austria.


Marvel at the outstanding decoration and furnishings from the time of Maria Theresa, featuring chinoiserie and East Asian elements, in particular, the Blue Chinese Salon and the Vieux-Laque Room.

  • Private tour of Schonbrunn Palace and gardens
  • Licensed guide
  • Skip-the-line entry tickets
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if appropriate option selected)
  • Skip-the-line tickets for Schonbrunn Palace Highlight Tour (2 and 3-hour options)
  • Skip-the-line tickets for Schonbrunn Palace Grand Tour (2.5 and 3.5-hour options)
  • Private roundtrip transportation (3 and 3.5-hour options)

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide in front of the museum shop, to the left side of the main entrance.

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    Important information

    Know before you go

    • Please check your email the day before the tour to receive important information
    • Please ensure you are on time, since the schedule of entrances must be followed in order of safety rules of museums, in case of delay please inform the guide in advance
    • Please note that transport time is approximate and it might take longer depending on the location of your accommodation in Vienna
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 41 reviews

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    Hello The guide was really very good. But the price paid (about 300 € for two people) is completely disproportionate to the service: two hours of guide and entry to visit twenty rooms of the castle. I imagine there was an error in a transmission and I would like to review part of this invoice.

    June 15, 2022

    Highly recommended this guided tour through the palace. You hear, see and experience so much more than when you go independently. We also had a private guide: really nice - although it costs a bit more. This made it super interactive. In addition, our guide, Ute, was very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. She really took our visit to the next level.

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    April 9, 2022

    Our guide, Romana was extremely interesting. We loved being alone and being able to have direct access with our guide who was able to keep us passionate about children for more than two hours! I highly recommend this guided tour

    October 29, 2022

    Product ID: 402120