Private Schönbrunn Palace Tour with Gardens
Enjoy an exclusive, expertly guided private tour of the majestic Schonbrunn Palace and an introduction to the beautiful, vast gardens with your top-rated fluent English-speaking LivTours guide.
The Schonbrunn Palace was the summer residence of the Hapsburg rulers of Austria and with its 1441 rooms is considered one of the most important examples of Austrian Baroque architecture with a history spanning over 300 years. On this exclusive private tour, you will have access to the ‘highlight’ rooms not included in a standard ticket, and learn about the fascinating lives of the Austrian monarchs and aristocracy, the amazing art collection, and opulent architecture.
The tour includes the highlights of the Baroque interior and a fascinating introduction and orientation of the extensive gardens designed by a disciple of Andre Le Notre, landscape architect of Versailles.
- Enjoy timed entrance tickets to the Schonbrunn Palace with an expert guide
- Explore the magnificent Baroque interior of the Summer Residence of the Hapsburgs
- Enjoy exclusive access to the Highlight Rooms, only available with your private guide
- Learn about the lives, loves and scandals of the kings, queens and aristocrats
- Discover the extensive, beautiful gardens designed by a disciple of Le Notre
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Your expert, English speaking private guide will meet you at the entrance of the Schonbrunn Palace and escort you past the line and straight through security, before taking you on an exquisitely beautiful tour of this former royal summer residence and its vast gardens.
The Schonbrunn Palace has a history spanning over 300 years and is famous for its elegantly imposing Neo-Classical exterior, its opulent Baroque interiors filled with cream and gold walls, plush royal scarlet silken furniture, thousands of priceless paintings and works of art, and a dazzling array of crystal chandeliers. With your “Highlights” ticket, only available to special partners of the Palace, you will get to visit the best of the palace, not accessible with a standard ticket.
It was used as the summer residence of many Austrian monarchs and their consorts, from the time of the extremely religious and cultural afficionado Eleanor Gonzaga in the 17th century to Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Elizabeth, fondly called “Sisi” (who was shockingly assassinated) in the 1800s. The palace boasts extensive gardens filled with classical fountains and follies designed by Jean Trehet, a disciple of Andre Le Notre, the landscape architect of Versailles.
It was a royal palace until the fall of the Austrian Imperial family in 1918 and has since become a UNESCO World Heritage site and the most visited palace-museum in Austria. Presidents Kennedy and Kruschev famously met here, and the palace and grounds have been often used for film and TV.
On your two-hour private tour, you will learn all about the lives of the aristocrats, architects, and artists that contributed to this dazzling confection of Baroque splendor over several hundred years, as well as the fall of the royal family at the end of World War 1. Your guide will show you rooms not open to the general public and give you an in-depth introduction and orientation of the gardens where your tour will end for you to enjoy strolling the grounds of the Great Parterre at your own leisure, just like the aristocrats of times gone by!
- Private tour guide
- Guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens
- Time entrance tickets
- Special access to the Highlight Rooms
- Free time in the gardens
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