Experience the best of Vienna, including the Schönbrunn Palace, on this 3.5-hour city highlights coach tour. Drive along the famous Ringstrasse boulevard to admire buildings such as the Vienna State Opera, City Hall and Hofburg Palace, once home to Marie Antoinette. Then, tour the extravagant staterooms of the Schönbrunn, the summer residence of the Hapsburg monarchs, and get free time to stroll its gardens or relax at the café.
This tour starts from Operngasse 8, 1010 Vienna. Hop aboard your coach, where you’ll be welcomed by your local guide. Board your comfortable, air-conditioned coach for your city highlights tour.Have your camera ready as you drive along the famous Ringstrasse boulevard, home to many of Vienna’s glorious buildings. Snap photos of the imperious Vienna State Opera as your guide explains its history and role as the home of the legendary ‘Opera Ball’, the annual Austrian society event. Admire the grandiose Hofburg Palace, the former winter residence of the Hapsburg monarchs and birthplace of Marie Antoinette in 1755. Then, pass a roll call of other buildings, including the Museum of Art History, the neoclassical Austrian Parliament, Burgtheater and City Hall (Rathaus). Continue to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the 1,441-roomed Baroque summer residence of the Habsburgs, including Marie Antoinette’s mother, Maria Theresa. Head inside the UNESCO-listed palace and enjoy a guided tour of its extravagant staterooms to see how the royal family once lived. Then, enjoy free time to explore the gardens with their symmetrical terraces and fountains, or relax with a coffee or snack such as apple strudel (both at own expense) at the café. Then, rejoin your coach and end your tour with a drop-off back to the State Opera.