2. Vienna: 1-Day Highlights Tour by Car with Schonbrunn Tickets
Explore Vienna, the capital of Austria and the hub of culture and art for most of Europe during the time of the Hapsburg Empire. 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 a 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. Close by 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 you will see the fabulous Palais Schwarzenberg and stroll through the Baroque-style garden of the 18th-century Belvedere. You will be driven back to your accommodation at the end of a fruitful tour.
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 a domed roof with lots of gilding. You will also 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 will be 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.