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Vienna : After-Hours Tour, Dinner&Concert in Schoenbrunn

1. Vienna : After-Hours Tour, Dinner&Concert in Schoenbrunn

Spend a wonderful evening at Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace with a tour, dinner, and concert. Immerse yourself in the world of Empress Maria Theresa and Emperor Franz Joseph I and explore the imperial hunting lodge after hours with your smartphone. Tuck into a 3-course dinner before a classical concert. Pick up your ticket and vouchers from the Orangery before heading to explore the unmissable Schönbrunn Palace. Marvel at the magnificent architecture and exquisite interiors as you listen to your smartphone guide. Then, enjoy a 3-course dinner at a restaurant within walking distance of the palace. After dinner, head back to the Orangery to enjoy music by Mozart and experience a concert in the magnificent concert hall. Enjoy the marvelous overtures, arias, and duets from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s concertos and operas, such as “The Marriage of Figaro”, “The Magic Flute”, and “Don Giovanni”. The most popular arias, waltzes, and polkas of the waltz king Johann Strauss will delight you during the second half, such as “Die Fledermaus”, “The Gypsy Baron”, “The Blue Danube”, and “Radetzky March”. The orchestra is accompanied by 2 opera singers.

Vienna: 3-Course Dinner and Concert at Schönbrunn Palace

2. Vienna: 3-Course Dinner and Concert at Schönbrunn Palace

Combine two divine experiences: exclusive culinary art and world-famous music. At a restaurant within walking distance of Vienna's Schönbrunn Palace, you will be served an amazing dinner at 6:30 PM. At around 8:00 PM, head to Schönbrunn Orangery and settle in as the Schönbrunn Palace Orchestra presents the masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss together with international opera singers.

Vienna: After-Hours Palace Tour & Concert in Schoenbrunn

3. Vienna: After-Hours Palace Tour & Concert in Schoenbrunn

Listen to live renditions of Mozart and Strauss' classical compositions at a concert in Schönbrunn Palace's Orangery after a self-guided audio tour. Have the 22 rooms of the palace all to yourself after opening hours and then settle into your choice of seat for the performance. Make your way to the palace and enter the historic building at 5:30 P.M. Use your own mobile phone as a guide to lead you through the rooms on show, learning about the history of Schönbrunn Palace. After your self-guided tour, enjoy about 2 hours of free time to explore the grounds or relax. At around 8:00 P.M., the Orangery will open. Take your seat and enjoy a beautiful classical music concert. Listen to the incredible skill of the Schönbrunn Palace orchestra and the Schönbrunn chamber ensemble as they enchant you with beautiful melodies.

Vienna: Best of in 1-Day Private Guided Tour with Transport

4. Vienna: Best of in 1-Day Private Guided Tour with Transport

Visit Vienna, the capital of Austria and the hub of culture and art for most of Europe during the time of the Hapsburg Empire. Discover its abundance of historical, cultural and architectural monuments. Embark on an exclusive tour of Vienna by car and see all the main attractions in one day. Fall in love with “The City of Dreams”! During the 3-hour tour you will see the essential sights of Vienna Old Town from the comfort of a private, air conditioned vehicle. After getting picked up from your accommodation, you will enjoy hassle-free sightseeing without ever worrying about tired feet. Your private guide will show you Old Town highlights, starting with the magnificent city hall Rathaus, built using some 30 million bricks. The next stop on the list is the gorgeous 18th century St Peter’s Catholic Church, located in the beating heart of the Old Town. Among the stunning townhouses and monuments, you will marvel at the sculpted Column of the Trinity and one of the greatest Gothic cathedrals in the world: St Stephen’s Cathedral, with iconic Romanesque towers and spire. Enjoy an easy and cozy drive along the beautiful Viennese streets and see the world famous State Opera, where great composers such as Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin have performed. Closeby you will find Albertina, a 19th century Habsburg palace, and the magnificent Hofburg Palace complex, which now houses various museums and the Imperial Treasury. Further on, see the fabulous Palais Schwarzenberg and take a stroll through the Baroque-style garden of the 18th century Belvedere. At the end of a fruitful tour, you will be driven back to your accommodation. Sightseeing in Vienna has never been easier! Choose the 7-hour option to learn even more about Vienna and the Habsburg Empire. During the extended tour you will visit St Peter’s Catholic Church (Peterskirche). Its Baroque-style interior will amaze you with beautiful murals, paintings and domed roof with lots of gilding. Step inside St. Stephen’s Cathedral to marvel at the stunning stained glass windows, soaring pillars, Baroque high altar, impressive vaulting, colorful tiled roof, and other treasures. Other highlights are, driving through MuseumsQuartier, featuring Baroque palaces containing various museums, and seeing Karlskirche, the 18th-century Habsburg domed cathedral with Baroque, Greek and Roman elements. In addition, you will visit the top 1 attraction in Vienna - the Schonbrunn Palace. Take advantage of skip-the-line tickets to avoid waiting in several hours long lines, and explore the luxurious Rococo-style apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. Learn about the imperial lifestyle and take a relaxing stroll in the palace’s elegant gardens.

Vienna: Carriage Ride Through Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

5. Vienna: Carriage Ride Through Schönbrunn Palace Gardens

Meet your driver in front of the breathtaking Schönbrunn Palace. Enjoy a 30-minute ride by horse-drawn carriage to soak up the atmosphere of the well preserved baroque garden. See the different constructions from the Imperial period, such as the Palm house, which features plants from all around the world, the stunning Neptune and Obelisk fountains, the Orangerie and many more. During the ride your "Fiaker" (driver) will tell you about the history of Vienna. Listen to the stories he has to tell you about Schönbrunn, its inhabitants and visitors, as well as about the long tradition of horse-drawn carriages in Vienna. You will be sure not to miss anything from these extensive gardens, as you will see almost every corner from a comfortable seat on your carriage. Just lean back and admire the scenery.

Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Virtual Reality Experience

6. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace Virtual Reality Experience

Immerse yourself in the captivating history of the impressive Schönbrunn Palace and travel back to the time of the Austrian Empire. Take a seat in a Baroque-style chair and put on your VR glasses to witness a multi-sensory adventure through image and sound. Take part in this brand-new way to discover the palace and complement your visit with a realistic view of what life in the castle was like. Experience historical moments from the 18th century, listen to Mozart's first compositions, and dine with Empress Elisabeth and Emperor Franz Joseph. Feel like you're part of the story by watching real people play out the scenes, as opposed to the conventional animation-based VR. Join this innovative journey and acquire a whole new sense of appreciation for Austrian history.

Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

7. Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

With the Vienna city explorer pass, you have the freedom to choose between 2 to 7 of Vienna's top attractions, all in one easy to use digital pass. Choose from over 45 hand-picked activities and tours and save up to 35% off compared to buying separate tickets. You'll have so much to see and plenty of time to see it with 60 days to use your pass from your first attraction visit. Simply download your pass to your mobile device, browse the digital guide for attractions included and instructions before your visit (some tours or attractions may require advanced reservations), and present it at each attraction or tour for entry. Visualize the lavish lives of Austrian royals at Esterhazy Palace, Forchtenstein Castle, or Schönbrunn Palace (don’t forget to leave without exploring Schönbrunn Gardens). Enjoy a day at Schönbrunn Zoo, Wipeout Adventure Park, or Madame Tussauds. Sit back and relax with Big Bus Tour Vienna or the Danube River Cruise – the choice is yours! There's fun for kids and adults alike with indoor bouldering, trampolining, an escape game, laser tag, or a trip to the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel. Tours and Experiences • Guided Tour of Schönbrunn Palace (R) • Big Bus Tour Vienna 1-Day Classic Tour • Danube River Cruise • Empress Sissi Walking Tour (R) • Time Travel Magic Vienna History Tour (R) • Craft Beer Tasting Tour • Kick Bike Guided Tour (R) • Guided Bike Tour of Vienna (R) • Freud's Vienna Tour (R) • Vienna Undercover & Wine Tour (R) • Sisi's Amazing Journey (R) • Hollywood in Vienna Walking Tour (R) • Kick Bike Self-Guided Tour (R) • Street Art Tour (R) • Empress Sisi Walking Tour and Hofburg Imperial Apartments • Esterhazy Winery Tour and Tasting Classic (R) • The Future Bus VR Tour (R) • Educational Walk - Homelessness Initiative (R) • Classical Concert at Haus der Musik (R) Museums and Places of Interest • Schönbrunn Zoo (Vienna Zoo) • Giant Ferris Wheel (Wiener Riesenrad) • MAK Vienna – Museum of Applied Arts • Vienna Technical Museum • Madame Tussauds Vienna • Wipeout Outdoor Adventure Park (R) • Sigmund Freud Museum • Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna (Art History Museum) • Imperial Treasury Vienna - Hofburg Palace • Theatre Museum • Imperial Carriage Museum • Weltmuseum Wien • Esterhazy Palace • Forchtenstein Castle (April to October) Leisure • Waltz Dance Class (1 hour) (R) • Scootseeing Vienna Electric Bike Rental (1 hour) • Ohmm! The Future Massage (R) • Quiz Rally in Vienna (2 hours) • Treasure Hunt Vienna (April to November) • Laser Tag (2 games) (R) • Escape Game • Relaxation in Salzquelle Salt Cave (50 minutes) (R) • Spanish Riding School • Indoor Climbing Session - Bouldering (2 hours) • Trampoline Session - (1 hour) (R) (R) Reservations required Attractions and tours are subject to change. Check the included digital guide available with your confirmation voucher for the most up-to-date information including a full list of inclusions, opening times, and advanced reservation instructions.

Schönbrunn Grand Tour : Private Skip-the-Line Walking Tour

8. Schönbrunn Grand Tour : Private Skip-the-Line Walking Tour

Visit the Grand Schönbrunn Palace and gain quick access inside this Viennese gem on a private tour. Meet your guide in front of the palace and receive a quick overview of its history. Enter the palace and see the impressive entrance hall and the lavish garden from a distance. Go to the staterooms on the first floor and admire the rooms of the second last emperor Franz Josef and his wife Elisabeth (known as Sisi). Follow your guide to the staterooms where Mozart performed for the imperial family when he was six years old. Stand in the heart of the palace with the biggest hall and the grand gallery, used for balls, receptions, and as a banqueting hall. Get a peek at the former private rooms of Maria Theresia and her husband Franz Stephan before concluding the tour in the Hunting Room.

Vienna: Schönbrunn Gardens Tour

9. Vienna: Schönbrunn Gardens Tour

Schönbrunn Palace Park is part of the Unesco World Heritage Site. Its varied history dates back to the 16th century.The garden complex that exists today dates back mainly to the time of Maria Theresa and the 18th century. She also used this representative park as a symbol of her rule and power.After Maria Theresa received the grounds with the then much smaller palace from her father as a gift, she decided to expand the grounds and the palace in the spirit of the Baroque and make it one of the most important representative spaces of her time.This includes the many smaller and larger park architectures built by renowned architects, which have been preserved to this day.The typical elements of a Baroque garden make the grounds of Schönbrunn unique.

Salzburg: Vienna Full Day Private Tour with Transport

10. Salzburg: Vienna Full Day Private Tour with Transport

Drive through Lower Austria and enjoy local beautiful scenery during a full-day trip. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Salzburg via comfortable car and then hit the road, surrounded by mountains, dense woodlands, and rolling vineyards. Arrive in Vienna, where a local expert guide will show you around with insider knowledge. Immerse yourself in the amazing Old Town and see the most remarkable places like the Rathaus, Burgtheater, and Albertina. Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of Austria's most prominent national symbols and one of the highest cathedrals in Europe. Explore St. Peter's Catholic Church, Stephansplatz, the Column of The Trinity, and Vienna University. When you get to the Imperial Treasury (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien), explore one of the biggest collections of the Holy Roman Empire and Austrian heritage. Admire the Imperial Crown, the famous Holy Lance, the Order of the Golden Fleece, and more. Choose an extended option and enjoy the tour in one of the most sophisticated palaces in Austria. Step inside Schonbrunn Palace, a magnificent residence with complex gardens, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Or visit the fantastic Belvedere Palace and its delightful nature, buildings, fountains, and statues in Palace’s park. It houses one of Austria's most valuable art collections – with key works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. The driver will drop you off at your hotel in Salzburg.

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What people are saying about Schönbrunn Gardens

Overall rating

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Excellent evening with 3 course pre-selected meal at Tafelspitz across the street and then small concert at the Orangerie. Just make sure to leave plenty of time to exchange your vouchers at the Orangerie before heading to the restaurant! Schonbrunn is huge and it took us a while to find the right place. But the food was excellent, music was excellent with orchestra and opera singers. Would highly recommend!

We had the chance to spend the day with our guide Evy. She is incredible, she is a well of knowledge! Moreover, we had a lot of fun, Evy's anecdotes and good humor were a delight for us. We let ourselves be carried through History, Art, Music and Architecture.... a shot of happiness for the neurons, Thank you Evy! 100% recommended activity!

Beautiful surroundings with a journey into the past, successful connection. A bit difficult to find, get there early. Gladly again

I loved the experience. It gives a lot of interesting things to do and explore.

the welcome drink does not belong to dinner but to the evening performance