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Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour provided by Vienna Sightseeing Tours Wiener Rundfahrten GmbH & Co.KG

Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour
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Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour
By Vienna Sightseeing Tours Wiener Rundfahrten GmbH & Co.KG
Spend less time waiting and more time sightseeing with this skip-the-line Schönbrunn Palace and Vienna tour. After bypassing the general admission line, discover the highlights of the palace while hearing tales of the Habsburg monarchs from a guide. The experience also includes a drive-by tour of the Ringstrasse, so you see several of Vienna’s best-known sights in just one trip.
from
€60.52
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€60.52
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Ages 0-99, max of 9 per group
Duration:
3h 30m
Start time: Check availability
Ticket type:
Mobile
German, English, Spanish

Highlights
  • Maximize your time at Schönbrunn Palace with a skip-the-line entry ticket
  • Discover the palace highlights quickly with the help of a guide
  • A convenient experience with round-trip transport from central Vienna
  • Time your palace visit with a Ringstrasse tour to see its showpiece sights

  • City tour with Vienna’s most important sights
  • No waiting time at Schönbrunn Palace
  • Guided tour of the State Rooms
  • Free time at your disposal (approx. 40 min.)
  • Entry/Admission - Schönbrunn Palace
What's not included
  • Food and drinks

Board your climate-controlled coach in Vienna, and start your journey through the city. As you gaze out of the window, listen to your guide’s commentary to learn about the striking architecture of the Ringstrasse boulevard. Admire the neoclassical facades of the Austrian Parliament before the commanding sight of Hofburg Palace—the birthplace of Marie Antoinette—captures your attention. Leaving your transport behind, step out on foot to see Schönbrunn Palace. Use your skip-the-line ticket to avoid the often-long general entry line and then see the sights and discover the history of the UNESCO World Heritage Site on a guided tour. Explore the extensive gardens on your own or relax at the café with a drink or apple strudel (apfelstrudel) (own expense). The tour ends at its starting point.

Departure details
  • Operngasse 8, 1010 Wien, Austria Meeting point is 15-10 minutes before departure in front of the Opera Fountain at the Vienna State Opera. Take the lines U1 (red), U2 (purple) or U4 (green) to station "Karlsplatz". Follow the exit "Oper" and walk left along the Vienna State Opera to get to Operngasse.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3585AT001SVS

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour can be operated in more than 1 language
  • Please note on few dates in high season, due to popularity of the tour, transport could be on a double decker
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers

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

A note from Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour
  • Always check the restrictions before travelling.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

What time does Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour start?
Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour will start at 9:30 AM. Discover and book Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour on Tripadvisor
Which attractions will I visit with Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour?
How much is Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour?
Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour price starts from €62.79. Discover and book Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour on Tripadvisor
What is the Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour cancellation policy?
Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Skip-the-Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour and Vienna Historical City Tour on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3585AT001SVS

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Operngasse 8
    Operngasse 8, 1010 Wien, Austria
    Meeting point is 15-10 minutes before departure in front of the Opera Fountain at the Vienna State Opera. Take the lines U1 (red), U2 (purple) or U4 (green) to station "Karlsplatz". Follow the exit "Oper" and walk left along the Vienna State Opera to get to Operngasse.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Wiener Staatsoper
    Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna
    The Hofburg
    Rathaus
  • 1
    Schonbrunn Palace
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    Skip the line and get a live guided tour through the Schönbrunn Palace.
    Read more
  • You'll return to the starting point
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T2296VJbrians
T2296VJbrians
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Hurried
Need more time at the first stop in Durnstein. Rest of the trip was good but it started off feeling rushed.
danielhT3149KN
danielhT3149KN
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Jaw dropping walk and tour, around a world heritage site
Well hosted, truly beautiful daytrip. Both the trip itself, up through the alps, was a sight to behold. All the w
Scott S
Scott S
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Beautiful!!!
Absolutely stunning day!!! Well organized and guide was very knowledgeable...exactly as described Saffer's
wetwonma
wetwonma
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Very Rushing Tour
Should give more sightseeing time in the city Super rushing tour No time allowed to see in the city Only gave 1:45
419orent
419orent
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Shameful experience
I was informed there is no hotel pickup for me only after my credit card was charged. Viator (charging) and sightse
DawnDEric
DawnDEric
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Vienna Danube River Pick Your Seat
Mixed experience. The good: 1) Staff was very nice, spoke multiple languages, and were generally accessible. T
A1175MWmarian
A1175MWmarian
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What a beautiful day !
A great day. A good combination of cultur, relaxing en local information, although our guide was talking a little t
Angela W
Angela W
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Great Day trip
It would have been a great trip if there would have been options for those that weren’t able to walk as far. The to
CubaqueenOntario
CubaqueenOntario
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good way to view the city
This was a great deal for 2 days. Only a few euros more for the 2nd day. Ear phones were provided and you just had
Malachit93
Malachit93
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Be careful
We had one day for this experience. Went to the main ticket booth. Told the clerk we want to do Schloss Schoenbrun
amitkapur70
amitkapur70
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Visit to danube valley and melk abbey
The trip started on time , easy to locate near the vienna opera house , the tour guide was good spoke english and l
KK48
KK48
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Ok but buses unreliable
We had a 2 day ticket. For the most part it was good value but be warned, these buses cannot be relied on if you n
Rebecca A
Rebecca A
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A typical hop on hop off bus which is what we wanted
This is a typical hop on hop off tour with an open top level. It has 3 routes and we took all 3 over the course of
737383tourist11111
737383tourist11111
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Simply Horrendous
Quite possibly the worst tour I have been on anywhere. The bus is freezing and the driver talks disrespectfully to
lou_price97
lou_price97
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Amazing 10/10
I really enjoyed my day-trip to Durnstein and Melk! We were a mixed group of English and Spanish speakers and our
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Isobel C
1 contribution
Couples
I will never book anything through TripAdvisor/Viator again. Due to an accident on our tramline we missed the meet up for our 2 hour guided tour. There were no further tours that day and we were flying home next day. Viator refused to refund and we had to pay again to enter palace. My advice is book directly with the venue not a 3rd party travel agent. We lost £75.
Written 9 July 2022
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SCG
1 contribution
Thought I was booking a small group! Large group and hard to hear! Not at all what I expected. Would have done more research.
Written 5 June 2022
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Cyrus
2 contributions
Couples
It was nice to be on the bus and seeing different sites. The palace itself is very impressive. The difficulty was that the tour guide on the bus needed to explain each sentence in three different languages. That made comprehending and following the tour more difficult. Once we arrived at the palace, it was divided into two parts - one group sees the garden, while the other group tours the palace. Each part of that experience felt rushed. Much of the time was spent wrangling everyone together, and setting up the audio devices. The tour itself consisted of a short number of rooms, and then it was back on the bus again. While it was nice to skip the line, overall it would have been a more enjoyable experience if we had been given more time to simply tour on our own, or use the self guided audio tours.
Written 28 May 2022
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Victoria A
Yerevan, Armenia3 contributions
We really enjoyed the tour with our kids! Everything was well organized and fit in time. Palace worth seeing
Written 31 January 2020
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Craig L
Lafayette, United States10 contributions
Friends
We had Thomas FAA our guide..a great guy with vast knowledge of European history in addition to Schonbruun palace. Learned a lot and had a great time
Written 25 December 2019
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flo3007
Düsseldorf, Germany2 contributions
Couples
Super visite. Guide très intéressant.
The guide was great and the sightseeing was quite complete. Nice to have a priority lane to the visit of the castle
Written 11 November 2019
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Ablai K
1 contribution
Came in the morning, bought the ticket from one side of the building. When arrived to the other side of the building for entrance, the lady rudely said u have to wait 2 hrs. Had to go back to the ticket office, requesting why they sold a ticket without explaining we had to wait for 2 hrs. Had to return the ticket, as already spent a lot of time going back and forth with the baby in the stroller. There were no queues for the ticket and entry, didn’t get why there is 2 hrs waiting time...
Written 10 November 2019
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ash47b
Chapel Hill, NC56 contributions
We liked the palace and the grounds but the tour group was too large. The palace is a popular tourist attraction and very crowded. Our group was a full double decker bus, may be 50 or more people. Even though they broke us in two groups, with the crowded place, it was too hard to keep up with the guide and enjoy the tour. They need to limit the size of the group to 12 to 15 people so every one can enjoy it.
Written 28 September 2019
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Tourist in Europe
3 contributions
Couples
I have had the privilege of visiting different royal palaces in Several countries such as England and Madrid.
The one in Madrid is Sparsely decorated empty and noisy and has been stripped of most of it's artifacts which are in other museums.
The grounds are huge and if you are elderly you can see them from a distance by tram. If I knew I would not have done the tour
Written 25 September 2019
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Dear Guest, many thanks for your time to share your opinion with us. Your feedback is valuable for us, and can help us improving our services. Apart from all the circumstances, we hope you enjoyed your stay in Vienna and we can welcome you back soon. Your VIENNA SIGHTSEEING Team
Written 27 September 2019
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lyc
Bethesda, MD11 contributions
Family
I was aware of that Schoenbrunn is not allowed camera but we are not sure if we can wear our backpack as there was absolutely no clear sign. The first thing I asked the guide when we were off the bus was “Do we must check in our backpack?” Instead a simple yes or no, she gave me a cold look saying “l’ll explain later.” Later, she simply said “You can store your backpack inside that building.” So we thought it is not required. Until at the entrance, she sternly said “I still see some backpacks.” (Couldn’t she just come to us and tell us nicely it is required to check it???) My husband then had to wait in the long line for bag-checking and she was about to start to tour. I told her so and she yelled at me “Didn’t I tell you to check in bag!” I told her, you did NOT say we MUST store the bag! Few other members in the group later came to me to show support.&

I understand she wants to run the tour in an efficient way but as paying customers, we deserve some level of respect and human touch.

Her rudeness totally ruins my first time in Vienna.
Written 31 August 2019
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OfficeVSightseeing
Dear guest, we are very sorry about the incident! We put special emphasis on good customer service and unfriendly behaviour is unacceptable. Therefore, we take the feedback of our customers very seriously. Please be assured that we will investigate in this matter. Nevertheless, we hope you enjoyed your stay in Vienna. Your VIENNA SIGHTSEEING team
Written 13 September 2019
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