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Vieux-Laque Room

The Vieux Laque Room was the private study of Franz Stephan, redecorated by Empress Maria Theresa in his honor after death.

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Hall of Ceremonies
The Hall of Ceremonies served not only as a Large Antechamber to Emperor Franz Stephan's apartments but also as a ceremonial hall for family celebrations.
Private State Apartments
Explore the interior of the imperial couple's private Apartments in the Palace.
Blue Chinese Salon
Admire the intricate floral wall paintings at the Blue Chinese Salon, which once served as the council chamber of Emperor Franz I, Stephan.
Great Gallery
Marvel at the 40 meters Great Gallery which provided the ideal setting for court functions back at the time of the emperors.
Chinese Cabinets
The two cabinets were decorated with precious chinoiserie furnishings and details, testifying the Asian influence and predilection in the early eighteenth century.
Gobelin Salon
The walls of the Gobelin Salon are decorated with 18th-century Brussels tapestries showing market and harbor scenes.

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Visit Vienna's Highlights on a Private Guided Half Day Tour
Discover the best of Vienna’s highlights on a private, half-day tour, with all entrance tickets included. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the ease and comfort of a private, licensed guide accompanying you throughout your day.
  • Start your day with a privately guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, with skip-the-line tickets on 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 highlights, before giving you time to explore at your own leisure. 
  • Following your visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, enjoy a driving tour of Vienna’s highlights in a private vehicle where you will see the State Opera HouseHouse of ParliamentCity Hall, the Giant Wheel of Vienna, the Danube River and more!
  • Brief stop at the Belvedere Palace for a photo opp of the Palace and its beautiful gardens.
After four hours, your tour finishes in central Vienna, where your guide will happily give you recommendations on how to spend the rest of your day. 

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 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 guided highlights.  

Then, enjoy lunch at your own leisure 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 best tailored for how you wish to spend the rest of your time in the city.

 
Visit Vienna's Highlights on a Private Guided Full Day Tour
Discover the best of Vienna’s highlights on a private, full-day tour, with all entrance tickets included. On your private tour, you will:

  • Enjoy the ease and comfort of a private, licensed guide accompanying you throughout your day.
  • Start your day with a private guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace, with skip-the-line tickets on 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 highlights, before leaving you to explore at your own leisure. 
  • Then, enjoy an hour break for lunch at a choice of places recommended by your guide (price of lunch not included).
  • Following your visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, enjoy a driving tour of Vienna’s highlights in a private vehicle where you will see the State Opera houseHouse of ParliamentCity Hall, the Giant Wheel of Vienna, the Danube River, and more!
  • Enjoy a brief walking tour, where you’ll see St Stephen’s Cathedral and the intricate Ankerclock
  • Next, visit the Upper Belvedere Palace with skip-the-line tickets on a private tour, where you will see the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, including the world-famous "The Kiss".
  • Tour the magnificent Baroque Belvedere Park, one of Europe’s most significant French Style historical gardens. Your tour finishes at the park, where you can continue to explore the site 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 State rooms 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 driving highlights tour of Vienna, where you will see the State Opera house, the House of Parliament, the sparkling Danube River, St Stephens Cathedral, the Jewish District and the famous Ankerclock.

Your driving tour finishes at the Belvedere Palace, where you will enjoy a guided tour of the palace-turned-museum in 1781.  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 mesmerizing symmetrical and geometric designs, framed by cherubic statues along each pathway. Your tour finishes at the park, where you can continue to explore the site at your leisure. 

Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens private walking tour, tickets included
Step into the palatial Baroque architectural masterpiece of Schönbrunn Palace, created as an imperial hunting lodge for Crown Prince Joseph. On your private tour of Schönbrunn Palace, you will:

  • Enjoy skip-the-line tickets on the Grand Tour, which gives you access to over 40 rooms.
  • Explore the elegant State Rooms of the Imperial Monarchy 
  • Visit the private apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and Sisi, while your guide gives you the historical context to their lives
  • See the richly gold decorated Great Gallery, and explore the apartments of Maria Theresa, the only female Habsburg ruler.
  • Your tour will finish in the spectacularly manicured gardens, where your guide will show you the highlights, before leaving you to explore at your own leisure. 
  • For the best experience, we recommend booking the 9.30 AM start time, which will give you the chance to enjoy the palace ahead of the crowd. 
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 State rooms 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. 

You’ll see the Blue Chinese Salon, the tapestry-draped Gobelin Salon, the Porcelain Room, and many others. After, your guide will take you to the spectacular gardens, where you will enjoy the guided highlights, before being left to explore on your own. 
Private Walking Tour of Schönbrunn Palace, Gardens and Christmas Market
Step into a winter wonderland for a tour of the palatial Baroque architectural masterpiece of Schönbrunn Palace, created as an imperial hunting lodge for Crown Prince Joseph. On your private tour of Schönbrunn Palace, you will:

  • Enjoy skip-the-line tickets on the Grand Tour, which gives you access to over 40 rooms.
  • Explore the elegant State Rooms of the Imperial Monarchy 
  • Visit the private apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and Sisi, while your guide gives you the historical context to their lives
  • See the richly gold decorated Great Gallery, and explore the apartments of Maria Theresa, the only female Habsburg ruler.
  • Explore the spectacularly manicured gardens, which continue to look majestic even in winter. 
  • Finish at the charming Christmas Market. Your local guide will help you navigate through tastings and traditions, before leaving you to explore at your own 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 state rooms 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. You’ll see the Blue Chinese Salon, the tapestry-draped Gobelin Salon, the Porcelain Room, and many others. 

After, exploring the best of the wintry gardens, your guide will take you through the traditional Christmas Market on the palace grounds, where you will be shown the best traditions, crafts, and bites to enjoy before your guide departs from you. 

Please note this tour only runs while the Schönbrunn Palace Christmas market is open, from November 20th through January 4th. 
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