Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip


  • See more of Austria without the hassle of renting a car

  • Ideal for people with limited time

  • Covers historical landmarks and nature destinations


From a meeting point in Central Vienna, you’ll meet your expert guide and take off for the Vienna Woods in your coach. Pass the Roman city of Baden, made popular by its thermal springs, as you venture through the scenic valley of Helenental. Stop at the commemorative chapel that was formerly Mayerling, the Imperial hunting lodge. Learn from your guide how scandal rocked the royal family in 1889 when the only son of Emperor Franz Joseph, Crown Prince Rudolph, made a suicide pact with his mistress Baronesse Vetsera and both were found dead inside the lodge. Continue to the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, dating back to 1133, and the oldest continuously occupied Cistercian monastery in the world. Explore the medieval cloister that houses the remains of the last member of the noble Babenberger family. Your half-day tour will conclude with transportation back to Vienna, passing the Liechtenstein Castle on the way.

Tour info

4 hours 45 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Benefit from a half-day tour to the Vienna Woods that includes visits to attractions such as the Imperial hunting lodge in Mayerling and the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz. Hear about a royal tragedy at the Imperial hunting lodge that had worldwide consequences, take a walking tour of Baden, and visit the stunning 12th-century Cistercian Abbey. You'll also pass by Liechtenstein Castle during the return drive to Vienna.

What’s included?

  • Bus tour in modern coach

  • Guided tour through Abbey Heiligenkreuz

  • Guided walking tour through Baden

  • Entry/Admission - Jagdschloss Karmel Mayerling

  • Entry/Admission - Heiligenkreuz Abbey

  • Food and drinks, unless specified

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Before you book

  • Duration: 4h 45m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

Please note, that wearing an FFP2 mask in the Hop On Hop Off and tour buses is required by law, therefore bringing your own mask is requested. All the tours will be carried out in small groups with all the necessary COVID-19 health and safety measures.

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

Vienna Sightseeing Tours Wiener Rundfahrten GmbH & Co.KG

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About operator:

VIENNA SIGHTSEEING TOURS offers guided tours, day trips and concerts - you can pick a city tour in Vienna, a trip to Salzburg or Danube Valley, visit Bratislava, Budapest, Prague and Hallstatt.
Furthermore, the HOP ON HOP OFF tours are a comfortable way to explore Vienna. You can choose from up to 6 routes and 50 stops. Hop on and off at as many stops as you like with just one ticket.

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