Vienna

Vienna: Skip the Line Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens Guided Tour

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Skip the Line Schonbrunn Palace Guided Tour

From $59.76

Select Date and Travelers

up to 24 hours before the experience starts (local time)

  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

The magnificent Schonbrunn Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Vienna’s most visited attraction, and pre-booking skip-the-line entrance ensures you don’t waste time waiting in line. Follow in the footsteps of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elisabeth on a guided tour through the palace, then enjoy free time to explore independently.
  • Skip-the-line Schonbrunn Palace guided tour
  • Maximize your time with skip-the-line access to one of Vienna’s most popular attractions
  • Marvel at the Baroque architecture of the UNESCO-listed palace
  • Learn more about Vienna’s royal history from an expert guide

What's Included

  • Skip-the-Line entry and tour Schönbrunn Palace
  • Professional Guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting and Pickup

Meeting point

  • Parade Court Fountains
    Schönbrunn, 1130 Wien, Austria

    Our tour of the palace and the garden will start at the Ehrenhofbrunnen, that is the first fountain on your right side after you will enter through the big black gate to the grounds of the Schönbrunnpalace. Please look for the tour guide holding a green umbrella. Please be at the meetup location 10-15 minutes prior to the scheduled meet up time. The voucher is only valid on the date and time specified! No refunds will be given for no-shows and latecomers

End point

  • Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    The tour will end at the museum shop in the Schönbrunn Palace, allowing you to stay on your own on the grounds of the palace and discover more.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Reviews

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Emjoyanble and Interesting!
Robin_W, May 2024
Our guide took us through the rooms that were available for viewing with stories and descriptions of the history behind many of the rooms and the paintings. He was very enthusiastic and we enjoyed him a lot. Then we walked all arounds the grounds and the beautiful gardens. It was a great and informative and enjoyable tour!
Good Tour
BarryK_H, May 2024
A lot of information about Sisi, much more than we thought there would be. Our Guide was very knowledgeable.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Barry, We are pleased to know that you’ve chosen us for your tour. Your kind words encourage us to continue doing our best in the world of tourism and make sure every customer’s experience is a memorable one. Thanks again and have a wonderful day. Sincerely, Good Vienna Tours
A great tour
Alison_H, May 2024
Our tour with Bridget went perfectly. It was really easy to find her and she gave outstanding historical context to both the palace and gardens. Well worth having a guide.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Alison, It’s lovely to hear your kind words of appreciation for our hard-working team and especially our tour guide Bridget. Thank you for choosing us. We hope to serve you again soon for another tour! Sincerely, Good Vienna Tours
Memorable time at the Palace
Cynthia_S, May 2024
We had a very memorable experience during our tour. Bridget was a lovely guide.. very knowledgeable. You will enjoy your tour with her.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Cynthia, It’s lovely to hear your kind words of appreciation for our hard-working team and especially our tour guide Bridget. Thank you for choosing us. We hope to serve you again soon for another tour! Sincerely, Good Vienna Tours
Tour good but late to start
Marilyn_M, May 2024
Tour director was good. Well-spoken and organized. However, we were asked to meet at 10:15 for a 10:30 tour, which we did. However, at 10:25, we were still waiting for stragglers. So, our tour was almost a half-hour late in getting going. I don’t fault the tour director, but it seems there has to be some kind of cut off time in order to keep us on schedule.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Marilyn, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience Skip the Line Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens Guided Tour. Thank you for your feedback, it will help us to become better! Sincerely, Good Vienna Tours
Stunning palace and gardens
Nancy_H, May 2024
Enjoyed our group tour with our guide Barbara. She was very informative and kept the tour moving. The tour includes one floor of the palace and gardens. After the tour is over you can remain in the garden area.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Nancy, thank you for your time that you dedicated to give us short feedback on your experience on our Skip the Line Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens Guided Tour. Great to read that you were very satisfied with our tour and with your guide Barbara. We hope to welcome you aboard again! Kind regards, Good Vienna Tours
Great tour at Schonbrunn Palace.
Ralf_S, May 2024
Our guide was well informed and provided great insights throughout. He kept our group together and made for an enjoyable experience.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Ralf, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience during Skip the Line Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens Guided Tour. Sincerely, Good Vienna Tours
Wonderful guided tour
KimberlyClark_Y, May 2024
Barbara was phenomenal. She helped make the tour an exciting and wonderful experience. She was very knowledgeable and had a great sense of humor.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience about Vienna: Skip the Line Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens Guided Tour. Sincerely, Good Vienna Tours
Fabulous
David_M, May 2024
Stunning gardens and Palace. You could easily spend a day here. Lots of facilities. Great tour from Ali. Easy to get to my subway from centre of town.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear David, It’s lovely to hear your kind words of appreciation for our hard-working team and especially our tour guide Ali. Thank you for choosing us. We hope to serve you again soon for another tour! Sincerely, Good Vienna Tours
Really informative and interesting
Karen_L, May 2024
Wolfgang was a great guide. He was as informative and funny and the tour flew by! It was a relatively small group, and I generally find that having a human guide rather than the audio guide is not only more interesting, the content sticks with you more. Would definitely recommend. You can stay on the palace grounds after the tour to walk around the gardens as well. My mom and I took a carriage ride!
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello Karen, thank you so much for your great review of our Schönbrunn Palace tour. It is always great to hear such lovely words of appreciation from our customers. Your interest in Austrian history is also wonderful to hear. We are also happy to forward your kind words to your tour guide Wolfgang. Kind regards, Good Vienna Tours
Great Guide. Wish there were more flowers.
Stuart_J, May 2024
Our tour guide Rafael was amazing. You could tell he loves sharing Austrian history. I was a little disappointed that many of the flower beds in the Gardens were empty. It didn't look very pretty.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Stuart, Great to read that you were very satisfied with our tour and with the guide Rafael. We hope to make your next visit just as positive. Have an amazing day! Kind regards, Good Vienna Tours
A magical palace experience
Paul_T, May 2024
Visiting the palace. Rooms,which were very impressive. The guide was very helpful and provide a lot of interesting details with a hint of humour.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Paul, Thanks a lot for your great review about our Schönbrunn palace tour. Always happy to hear that our guests appreciate the information we provide on our tours in Vienna! Whenever you come back to Vienna, we hope to meet you on our tour again! Kind regards, Good Vienna Tours
Best tour guide ever!
Andrea_G, May 2024
Lisa was the most professional & organized tour guide that I have ever had! Give her a raise! The palace was great, but I feel like she gives it a little something extra.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Andrea, Thank you very much for your kind review of our tour guide Lisa. We passed your comments to her! We’re so glad you had an enjoyable time at our tour and hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Good Vienna Tours
Schonbrun Palace
Paulino_P, May 2024
It was a nice insight into the opulence and extravagance of the royal family and its nobles. Rafael, our guide gave us a good overview of life as a royal. Quite knowledgeable and enjoyable as our tour guide.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Paulino, We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your Vienna: Skip the Line Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens Guided Tour. Sincerely, Good Vienna Tours
Wonderful
Nichole_V, May 2024
Lisa was a wonderful guide. She spoke clearly and was easy to follow along with. The rooms were beautiful and we loved the extra time we were able to spend in the garden after the tour.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Nicole, Thank you so much for the kind words. We’re very happy to hear that we share the same passion for our Vienna: Skip the Line Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens Guided Tour and that you had a great experience with our tour guide Lisa! See you soon! Best regards, Good Vienna Tours
Good experience
Priyam_B, May 2024
Our guide Billi was very informative, she explained everything in details, also shared many things about the city other than the palace.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Great to read that you were very satisfied with our tour and with the guide Billi. We hope to make your next visit just as positive. Have an amazing day! Kind regards, Good Vienna Tours
Fabulous tour of Schonbrunn
Maggie_M, Apr 2024
Really enjoyed this most informative experience. The guide was exceptional. Very knowledgeable, entertaining and had a great manner. Would highly recommend.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Maggie, It’s lovely to hear your kind words of appreciation for our hard-working team and especially our tour guide. Thank you for choosing us. We hope to serve you again soon for another tour! Sincerely, Good Vienna Tours
Skip the line but skip the tour
Carol_D, Apr 2024
The tour guide was very knowledgeable but shared WAY too many details that were unnecessary to enjoy the palace. Head phones were terrible, hard to hear anything. Would much rather have spent half the time we did inside the palace and more time to explore grounds. Tedious.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Carol, Unfortunately, you can't be everybody's darling. Some (thankfully very few) would like more information, some shorter or longer in the castle or garden. I think our reviews show that the majority of our guests are very satisfied with the ratio. The headphones are provided by the castle, our guide always has a few in reserve in case one doesn't work. I hope that you still enjoyed your stay in Vienna. Kind regards Julija
A magical place, not to be missed
Delinda_F, Apr 2024
Michael S. Was one of the best guides we have ever had. He was knowledgeable, very personable, an excellent storyteller, and a bit of a thespian. We very much enjoyed the tour with his explanation and stories of the history of the Palace. The grounds and gardens were spectacular.
Response from Host, May 2024
Hello, Thank you very much for your kind review of our tour guide Michael S. We passed your comments to him! We’re so glad you had an enjoyable time at our tour and hope to welcome you again soon. Sincerely, Good Vienna Tours
Must See in Vienna
Andrew_K, Apr 2024
Vienna: Skip the Line Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens Guided Tour was a highlight of our trip to Vienna. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and very personable. She helped make our tour memorable.
Response from Host, May 2024
Dear Andrew, Thank you so much for the kind words. We’re very happy to hear that we share the same passion for our tour and that you had a great experience with our tour guide! Best regards, Good Vienna Tours
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