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Private Tour: Half-Day History of Schönbrunn Palace
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Private Tour: Half-Day History of Schönbrunn Palace

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Duration: 3h
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Live guide: English
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  • Private guide
What's not included
  • Schönbrunn Palace and Park tickets
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Entry/Admission - Schönbrunn Palace


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Group Center Schönbrunn, Schloss, 1130 Wien, Austria
Pickup details
  • Your guide is delighted to meet you at your hotel or holiday flat and assist you to reach Schönbrunn palace by Vienna's excellent public transport. We don't include your metro tickets but your guide can help you to purchase. Otherwise, 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. PLEASE NOTE: It is ESSENTIAL TO BE ON TIME for your reserved tour since the palace give us time slots and can refuse late entry, The miniature scale model of the palace is easy to find but leave yourself extra time as a precaution.
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    • Schönbrunn Palace, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47, 1130 Wien, Austria

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller 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: 10847P66

    • A maximum of 10 people per booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

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    • Rossella080566
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    • austinfirehub
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      Katarina was a excellent guide
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    • lizbadiz
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      Insightful visit to Schönbrunn
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    • gorilbrita
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      High Quality Guiding in a beautiful setting.
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      Unmissable for history of music in Vienna
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      Fabulous your, super knowledgeable guide
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      A wonderful tour that brought jewish Vienna to life!
      Annellie was a terrific guide who used stories and her knowledge of Jewish Vienna to make it alive for us. Very impressed.
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    Tom S
    Dallas, TX20 contributions
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    Dec 2022 • Family
    We spent a terrific afternoon being guided through Schoenbrunn palace by our wonderful guide Katarina. Katarina brought history alive as she spoke of the people, cultural events, and the furnishings within Schoenbrunn . Her enthusiasm matched her knowledge, and we had an afternoon that went by faster than we could imagine! There is special enjoyment that comes from interacting with an expert guide and this was our experience with Katarina. .
    Written December 19, 2022
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    Thanks for the fabulous review. Having guests who feel they had a deep dive into our cities is what we live for. Thanks for joining us again -- we run tours with brilliant guides in Vienna, Berlin, Prague, Salzburg and Budapest. Safe travels!
    Written February 19, 2023
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    Gerald H
    Toronto, Canada26 contributions
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    May 2022
    Ilse had thorough knowledge of the entire Habsburg dynasty and of course the whole castle of Schoennbrunn. Her English is perfect. Can highly recommend for anyone wanting to visit Schoenbrunn's many rooms and get an in-depth understanding of those times which come alive with Ilse's explanations. Thank you.
    Written May 20, 2022
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    steffi6fe
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    Aug 2021 • Friends
    An extremely knowledgeable guide, very precise and enthusiastic. She was very pleasant and nice so the tour has been great. On our way back to town we planned to stop at Maiolica House and she was so kind to illuminating us on the subject and to stop by with us.
    She is very well equipped with devices so she can start talking while you reach the place to visit.
    So we highly recommend her and we will book her again if we return.
    By the way: very very good English
    Thank you so much for the fantastic afternoon
    Stendi George Monica Francesco
    Written August 29, 2021
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    We're thrilled that you enjoy our Schonbrunn tour so much. Hoping to see in the future on Insight Cities tours in Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Budapest, Salzburg, or on our expanding selection of live stream tours! Thanks again for booking with us and for the lovely review.
    Written September 6, 2021
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    Jordan H
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    Jun 2022 • Couples
    Katarina Koeck’s Schönbrunn tour was phenomenal!! She is an extremely knowledgeable guide who brought history to life and was able to answer all of our (many) questions, no matter how obscure they were or what time period was involved. It was truly a pleasure to spend the morning with her as our guide. My husband and I have traveled a lot and have hired many guides and we are not so easy to please — Katarina gets our highest recommendation!
    Written June 5, 2022
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    What a lovely review. We're so glad you enjoyed the tour and we're awfully proud of our team of historian guides and the high quality of the tours they lead for us. Hope to see you on Insight Cities tours again in Vienna, Berlin, Prague, Budapest, and Salzburg. Have a great summer.
    Written June 5, 2022
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    freqtravellersdfsd
    Munich, Germany2 contributions
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    Jul 2021
    The tour with Katarina was fantastic! Us as adults and our kids thoroughly enjoyed it, and the amazing history of the palace. Things were put into interesting historical perspective, and her knowledge about both this palace and the others in the region associated with it was incredible. Our kids were kept interested, and Katarina was patient to answer all their questions.
    I must also compliment the tour company as well, as I accidentally booked the wrong date (a week later than we were there), yet they managed to support us and arrange a guide with nearly no prior notice. It was only a couple hours before what I thought was our tour that they fixed my error and arranged a guide for us. (very sorry for the trouble!). Looking forward to future visits to Vienna and booking through them.
    Regards Katarina, and thanks for the wonderful experience!
    - Steve
    Written July 29, 2021
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    Arjun Israni
    Vienna, Austria2 contributions
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    Sep 2022 • Couples
    Katrina, our guide, is very knowledgeable about Austria and it’s history. She personalized the tour of the Schonbrunn Palace for us! She brought the history to life. She is extremely passionate about her work and she enjoys it. She is easy to connect with. Thanks, Katrina.
    Written September 6, 2022
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    Kjell W
    Stockholm County, Sweden1 contribution
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    Nov 2022 • Solo
    Having a ”private” guide was wellspent moeny.
    Our guide gave us a fantastic experience. She was very knowelgeable, very well prepared with pictures and storys. She could answer every question, also with a personal touch. On top of all that she was very charming!
    Written November 4, 2022
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    Thanks for taking the time to review. We're glad you enjoyed your tour and our wonderful guide. We're proud of oiur team and hope to see you again on Insight Cities tours in other cities, Prague, Berlin, Budapest and Salzburg or back in Vienna! Safe travels
    Written November 5, 2022
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    NG1818
    Henderson, NV15 contributions
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    Wolfgang provided excellent service, an interesting tour, and is very smart and well informed.

    I highly recommend Wolfgang Augsten for any tour you would like to take in Vienna!
    Written August 31, 2023
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    Thank you! We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed the palace tour with Wolfgang.
    Written September 17, 2023
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    Fred F
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    May 2023
    Katarina was a wonderful guide who provided us with an amazing amount of interesting information about the palace. We highly recommend her.
    Written May 28, 2023
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    Thank you very much for the kind words and for recommending Katarina!
    Written May 31, 2023
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    Sophie J
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    May 2023 • Friends
    Our guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
    We loved the additional images he brought with him- really enhanced the experience!
    Written May 11, 2023
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    Thank you! We're glad you liked it. Always happy to welcome you on any of our other Insight Cities tours in Berlin, Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Salzburg.
    Written May 13, 2023
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