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

By Insight Cities Vienna
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Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 2h 30m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: English
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  • Guide
What's not included
  • Schönbrunn Palace & Park admission ticket
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Schonbrunner Gardens
  • Entry/Admission - Schönbrunn Palace


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  • Group Center Schönbrunn, Schloss, 1130 Wien, Austria
    Meet your guide at the Schönbrunn Arrival Centre at Schönbrunner Schloßstrasse 50. Your guide waits in front of the Group Centre Building right across the street from the palace’s main entrance. THANK YOU FOR BEING ON TIME for your reserved tour since the palace can refuse late entry.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 10847P65

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Your guide will help you to purchase your Schönbrunn Palace & Park entrance tickets
    • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers

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

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    Susanne1mj
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    We had a brilliant guided tour, tailored to our interest in history especially Sisi and the architecture of Schloss Schönbrunn. Our guide Annelie was a veritable fountain of knowledge which she shared in a lovely and engaging manner with lots of little snippets and anecdotes which made the whole morning very memorable. Her audio sets were also genius because it meant we could follow her historical explanations despite the June crowds. Would warmly recommend if you want a bit more out of your tour of this fantastic palace.
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    Dear Suzanne, Thank you for leaving this lovely review of Annelie's tour and for recommending us to other travellers! -- Elizabet, Insight Cities
    Written 24 June 2023
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    stacey
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    Our tour guide katarina was fabulous. She was so knowledgeable, passionate and fun. My daughter and I had a wonderful time because of her. She really went above and beyond taking pictures of us, helping me find a place to get a rapid pcr test…getting on the phone and making all the arrangements for me. The tour will always be a cherished memory,
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    Karen And Keith
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    Laura R
    San Diego, California, United States6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023
    We LOVED this tour!!! Katrina was incredibly knowledgeable and answered our questions with astonishing expertise. The Palace was incredible and my family said later we never would have wanted to see it without the guided tour to help us understand all the incredible history we were seeing and really bring it to life. I fully recommend this tour!
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    Thank you so much for this review! That's exactly what we're hoping people take out of it. Katarina will be glad! Hope to see you again on another of our tours -- Salzburg, Berlin, Budapest, Prague.
    Written 31 May 2023
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    Tamra D
    Dallas, TX60 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    We have had many experiences with tour guides over the years, but this was not my favorite. Our guide was kind and knowledgeable, but I felt like we missed out on much of the information that would have been available on the audio tour. We did get to go almost straight in, but I wish we heard many of the details about the items in each room.
    Written 8 July 2023
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    Thanks for reviewing. We've been so proud of this tour for the wonderful reviews that it usually gets that we've done a lot of talking as a team about what might have made this a less effective experience for you or left the impression that the fabulous details of the palace were not thoroughly explored. We want to make sure to give a brilliant and memorable presentation every time! Safe travels and thanks again for giving us your feedback.
    Written 15 July 2023
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    Mary Ann
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2024 • Couples
    Katarina was fantastic! Great communicator and extensive historical knowledge- highly recommend! The Schönbrunn Palace and gardens are deserving of a full day. Bring a picnic and enjoy strolling the grounds after the tour. There’s a cafe and an excellent restaurant if you need sustenance. It gets very busy so go early- enjoy! Mary Ann
    Written 9 May 2024
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    Thanks so much for your kind review. Hope to see you on another Insight Cities tour in the future.
    Written 3 June 2024
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    Howie
    Salt Lake City, UT30 contributions
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    Jun 2023 • Family
    Great tour! Our tour guide, Biljana was very knowledgeable and friendly. She was able to share with us many interesting facts and stories about the palace and empire with her wit and charm. Would highly recommend this tour
    Written 18 June 2023
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    Hi, thank you so much for the feedback! We'll be sure to pass it on to Biljana. So glad you enjoyed Schonbrunn with her. Elizabet, Insight Cities
    Written 24 June 2023
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