Small-Group Schönbrunn Palace Half-Day Tour with a Historian Guide


Meet your guide and small group at Schönbrunn Palace a little before your chosen departure time. Please note that palace admission isn't included in the tour price, but your guide will assist you in the purchasing of your entrance ticket. Follow your guide on a journey back in time as you dive deep into the rich history of the former imperial summer residence. First, stroll through the formal gardens, and catch a glimpse of the Gloriette, an arch on top of a hill overlooking Vienna’s forests. Then, become more familiar with Franz Joseph and his wife Elizabeth (also known as Sisi) as you head over to the Rococo state rooms of the palace. Visit the Great Gallery, the Yellow Salon, and Franz Joseph’s private suite. Next up, learn about Empress Maria Theresa as you enter some of the rooms she loved to spend her time in. Admire the extravagance of the Hall of Ceromonies, the Gobelin Salon, and the Feketin Room. Stop in Maria Theresa's music room, where Mozart performed at six years old. Your tour concludes inside the palace after three hours, leaving you free to spend the rest of your day as you wish.

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2 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Visit the Baroque gem in Austria’s crown on this small-group half-day Schönbrunn Palace tour in Vienna. Follow a historian guide through the palace’s ornate gardens, and admire fine views over the pretty hilltop archway. As you explore, listen as a guide brings the House of Habsburg era to life. Then, step through the palace’s beautiful bedrooms and suites, and marvel at the ornate decorations in the Great Gallery, the Hall of Ceremonies, and the Yellow Salon. Enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour, limited to six people.

What’s included?

  • Guide

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

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Entry/Admission - Schonbrunner Gardens

  • Entry/Admission - Schönbrunn Palace

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 2h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

Insight Cities Vienna

About operator:

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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