Private Tour: Half-Day History of Schönbrunn Palace

Summary

After greeting your guide outside of Vienna’s majestic Schönbrunn Palace, you’ll begin exploring with a stroll through the Schönbrunn Gardens — an exquisite example of Baroque landscaping. Admire perfectly manicured flowerbeds before visiting the Gloriette, a colossal arch that enjoys a hilltop perch. Here, you’ll enjoy panoramic views of Vienna’s woods while listening to the city’s military history from your guide. Next, head inside the palace to discover a plethora of opulent chambers; admire the Rococo design of the Millions Room, marvel at the glittering beauty of the Porcelain Room and be delighted by the décor of the Franz-Joseph and Elisabeth Apartment. Proceed to the lavish Hall of Ceremonies and the Dining Room and conclude your tour by bidding your guide farewell outside of the Schönbrunn Gardens.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
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Why take this tour?

Explore the house and gardens of the jewel in Vienna’s crown on this private half-day Schönbrunn Palace tour. Choose a morning or afternoon tour, then follow a private guide through UNESCO–listed Schönbrunn Palace’s beautiful gardens. Admire sweeping views from the Gloriette, then head inside — where the opulent Hall of Ceremonies, the Porcelain Room, the Millions Room, and the Millions Chamber await. Along the way, admire the palace’s beautiful interior and gain insight into the House of Habsburg — once one of Europe’s most powerful monarchies.

What’s included?

  • Private guide

  • Schönbrunn Palace and Park tickets - Individual: 20 EUR and Students (19-25) 18 EUR

  • Food and drinks

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Entry/Admission - Schönbrunn Palace

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Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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The guides at Insight Cities are a network of local historians in Europe, mostly with MA and PhD-level degrees. As brainy guides, we look for the crucial detail, the vital, quirky fact that illuminates local cultures while also revealing global contexts. We care passionately about good storytelling and good hosting and crafting engaging tours that reveal centuries of history to you in insightful ways. We’re proud to have helped thousands of travelers to get the most from their time in our wonderful cities.

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