Belvedere Palace Gardens

One of Europe’s most significant gardens in French style and still a fine example of late Baroque garden design. Walk along through the gardens and admire the stunning views of the Upper Belvedere's façade reflected in the large pool.

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Messerschmidt 'Character Heads'
Messerschmidt created the famous series of sculptures known as 'Character Heads' between 1770 and his death in 1783.
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller paintings
Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller (1793–1865) is considered the most important Austrian artist of the 19th century.
Christmas Market at Belvedere
Step into the joy of Christmas with a walk through Belvedere's Christmas Market. Catch the views across the lake and photograph the palace, market, and Christmas lights in their entirety.
Gustav Klimt's paintings
His exquisite representations of women have led him to become the most celebrated painter of the female portrait of the late 19th and early 20th.
Klimt 'The Kiss'
Klimt's most popular painting with added gold leaf, silver, and platinum, depicts an embracing couple kneeling in a grassy patch of wildflowers.
Belvedere's Baroque Style
The Belvedere is a magnificent Baroque palace that houses one of Austria's most valuable art collections.

Related Tours

The Best of Vienna: Private Tour including Schönbrunn Palace
Discover the imperial grandeur of Vienna on a private half-day tour that includes entrance tickets and a scenic driving tour of the city's top highlights.

On your private tour, you will:

  • Start your day with a privately guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, with tickets for the Grand Tour, which gives you access to over 40 rooms;
  • Explore the elegant State Rooms of the Imperial Monarchy, the private apartments, and the gold-decorated Great Gallery
  • Stroll through the immaculately manicured Palace Gardens and take in the highlights of this UNESCO World Heritage Site;
  • Afterwards, enjoy a scenic driving tour of Vienna’s highlights in a private vehicle;
  • Admire the iconic State Opera House, the majestic House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, the Giant Wheel of Vienna and more!
  • Enjoy a brief stop at Belvedere Palace for a photo opportunity of the beautiful palace and gardens.
  • Your tour concludes in central Vienna, where your guide will be happy to offer recommendations on how to make the most of the rest of your day in the city.

Experience the best of Vienna's imperial splendour on this comprehensive private tour, perfect for anyone seeking a personalized and informative exploration of the city's most iconic landmarks and historical sites.

Your private tour starts with the opulent Schönbrunn Palace, experiencing what life would have been like as a guest of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth. Your guide will take you through the best of the Rococo State Rooms in the palace, the 22 rooms the emperor’s family occupied, and see the wide variety of furnishings and styles enjoyed by the royal family. 

As you walk through the Great Gallery, your guide will show you the best of its antiquities, including the Chinese Cabinets, and the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies. Your tour continues into the part of the castle where the Hapsburgs’ only female ruler, Maria Theresa, lived in the 18th century. After, your guide will take you to the spectacular gardens, where you will enjoy the main highlights.  

Enjoy a short break before departing on a driving highlights tour of Vienna, where you will have numerous opportunities to stop for the unique histories of many of the striking buildings, including the State Opera House, the House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, St Stephens Cathedral, the Jewish District and the famous Ankerclock. 

Your tour finishes in central Vienna, where your guide will leave you with several recommendations to spend the rest of your time in the city. 
Vienna in a Day: Private Tour including Panoramic Drive
Discover the best of Vienna’s highlights on a private, full-day guided tour, with all entrance tickets included and a panoramic drive around the city. 

On your private tour, you will:

  • Start your day with a private guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, with tickets included for the Grand Tour, which gives you access to over 40 rooms;
  • Explore the elegant State Rooms of the Imperial Monarchy, the private apartments, and the gold-decorated Great Gallery;
  • Visit the spectacularly manicured gardens, where your guide will show you the main highlights;
  • Then, enjoy an hour break for lunch at a choice of places recommended by your guide (the price of lunch not included);
  • Following your visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, enjoy a driving tour of Vienna’s highlights in a private vehicle;
  • Pass by the Belvedere Palace, the State Opera house, the House of Parliament, the City Hall, the Giant Wheel of Vienna, the Danube River, and more!
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour of Vienna's Old Town, where you’ll see the iconic St Stephen’s Cathedral and the intricate Ankerclock;
  • Hear about The Holy Trinity Monument  built in gratitude for the end of the Great Plague and the Turkish War, which ravaged the city in the 17th century;
  • Explore the old Jewish district, home to the haunting Holocaust Monument, also known as the "Nameless Library";
  • Visit Heldenplatz, the "Heroes' Square" in German, surrounded by monumental buildings and landmarks including the Neue Burg, built as an extension of the Hofburg Palace;
  • Learn about the Spanish Riding School, home to the world-renowned Lipizzaner horses;
  • Admire Augustine Church, a 14th-century stunning building in Gothic architecture;
  • Your tour finishes at Buggarten, where you will see Mozart's Monument, and then be free to explore the park at your leisure. 

Your private tour starts with the best of the imperial experience, including experiencing what life would have been like as a guest of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, Elisabeth. Your guide will take you through the best of the Rococo Staterooms in the palace, and the 22 rooms the emperor’s family occupied, and see the wide variety of furnishings and styles enjoyed by the royal family. 

As you walk through the Great Gallery, your guide will show you the best of its antiquities, including the Chinese Cabinets, and the magnificent Hall of Ceremonies. Your tour continues into the part of the castle where the Hapsburgs’ only female ruler, Maria Theresa, lived in the 18th century. After, your guide will take you to the spectacular gardens, where you will enjoy the guided highlights.  

Then, enjoy lunch at your own leisure before departing on a highlight driving tour of Vienna, where you will see the Belvedere Palace, the State Opera house, the House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, the Gian Wheel of Vienna and more!

Your driving tour finishes at the Old Town where you will enjoy a guided tour of the historic district. The architectural finery of Vienna's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a bounty of Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque, Art Deco, and "Jugendstil" architecture under the gaze of the 370-foot steeple of St. Stephen's Cathedral. 

Admire the iconic St. Stephen's Cathedral, pass by the Anker Clock, hear about The Holy Trinity Monument, and stroll around the Jewish Quarter to see the "Nameless Library" monument. Continue to Micheler Platz and discover the Hofburg Palace and the Spanish Riding School before heading to Burggarten.

After visiting Mozart's Monument at Burggarten park, you are free to continue to explore the site at your leisure. 

The Belvedere Palace & Gardens: Private 2.5-hour Guided Tour
Discover the spectacular Belvedere Palace with your professional guide, and explore a must-see in Vienna that is sure to delight and inspire as one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture, and home to an extensive art collection.

On your private tour of the Belvedere Palace, you will:

  • Take a stroll in the magnificent Baroque Belvedere Park, one of Europe’s most significant French Style historical gardens;
  • Marvel at the Palace's stunning views across the Belvedere Lake;
  • Discover the Upper Garden which offers panoramic views of Vienna's skyline and the surrounding hills;
  • Visit the Upper Belvedere Palace, one of Vienna's must-see attractions, and a UNESCO site;
  • See the world's most extensive collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, including the world-famous "The Kiss";
  • Admire the works of Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, one of the most important Austrian painters of the Biedermeier period;
  • Marvel at paintings by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, as well as a range of Baroque art and sculptures;
  • See Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's famous "Character heads", a collection of busts that depict exaggerated facial expressions;
  • Finish your tour in the museum, where you will be free to continue exploring at your own pace.

The museum at the former palace, established in 1781, is one of the oldest public museums in the world. Its breathtaking architecture and expansive grounds make it a must-see attraction in the city. Known for its sweeping grounds and spectacular design, the museum itself is home to an impressive collection of modernist art, where visitors can see Klimt’s “The Kiss” in person.

In addition to seeing the two dozen Klimt pieces housed in the museum, your private guide will also introduce you to works by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, which are also exposed in the museum. 

You will also explore the magnificent Palace gardens with mesmerizing symmetrical and geometric designs framed by cherubic statues along each pathway. 

Join us to explore this enchanting space and immerse yourself in the beauty and history of one of Vienna's most beloved cultural treasures.
Christmas at Belvedere: Private Tour of the Upper Palace & Market
One of the finest examples of Baroque architecture and an extensive Baroque art collection, the spectacular Belvedere Palace is a must-see, whether it’s your first or tenth trip to Vienna. 

On your private tour of the Belvedere Palace, you will:

  • Tour the magnificent Baroque Belvedere Park, one of Europe’s most significant French Style historical gardens;
  • Marvel at the Palace views across the Belvedere lake;
  • Enjoy the Upper Garden offering panoramic views of Vienna's skyline and the surrounding hills;
  • Explore the Upper Belvedere Palace (tickets included), one of Vienna's must-see attractions, and a UNESCO site;
  • See the world's most extensive collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, including the world-famous "The Kiss";
  • Admire the works of Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, one of the most important Austrian painters of the Biedermeier period;
  • Must-see works include paintings by Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka, as well as a range of Baroque art and sculptures;
  • See Franz Xaver Messerschmidt's famous "Character heads", a collection of busts that depict exaggerated facial expressions;
  • Enjoy a guided tour of the museum’s Christmas Market, where you can enjoy the best of Vienna’s holiday treats and traditions;
  • Finish your tour in the Christmas Market, where you will be free to further explore at your own pace. 

The palace-turned-museum in 1781 is one of the oldest public museums in the world. Known for its sweeping grounds and spectacular design, the museum itself is home to an impressive collection of modernist art, where enthusiasts can see Klimt’s “The Kiss” in person. 

In addition to seeing the two dozen Klimt pieces housed in the museum, your private guide will also introduce you to works by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller and Franz Xaver Messerschmidt, which are also housed in the museum. You will also spend extensive time exploring the magnificent gardens, which have mesmerising symmetrical and geometric designs, framed by cherubic statues along each pathway. 

Your tour finishes in the Christmas Market, where your guide will show you the best of Viennese holiday traditions, before leaving you to explore at your leisure.  

Please note: this tour only runs during the palace's Christmas Market season.
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