Private Tour of the Kunsthistorisches Fine Arts Museum
Enjoy a private, guided tour of one of the greatest art collections of Renaissance art and Egyptian artefacts.
Things to know
Arty Farty, Family, Intellectually Curious
You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive
Skip-the-line entrance to Kunsthistorisches Museum
Type of tour:
Walking tour – no transport costs are included. Your guide will help you get around on the day.
Meeting points: At the monument in Maria-Theresien Platz, Innere Stadt, 1010 Vienna, Austria
What makes this tour special
Built in 1891 to house the Imperial family’s extensive art collection, the Kunsthistorisches Museum is considered the one of the most important art museums in the world. On your private, guided tour of the museum, you will:
Stroll beautiful galleries and halls decorated with gold leaf, marble and stucco.
See works by Great Masters Rembrandt, Velázquez, Raphael, Vermeer and Klimt.
Admire exquisite sculptural art, Egyptian artefacts, Antiquities, coins and cartoons.
Have your choice of the parts of the museum you wish to highlight or pass over.
Discuss the evolution of Renaissance art and the techniques and influences of the genre.
Enjoy the architectural splendour of the truly magnificent building - world-class art in itself.
Commissioned by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary himself at a time of considerable investment into the city’s rich, vibrant art and cultural scene, the museum’s eminent works include the single largest exhibit of paintings by Brabant-born Pieter Bruegel the Elder, a celebrated Dutch and Flemish Renaissance artist famous for his landscapes and bucolic peasant scenes. Spanning five millennia, from Ancient Egypt, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance to Baroque and the modern era, artworks are resplendently presented in magnificent setting of the grandest decor.
The Private Highlights Tour of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum that will connect you with the pieces throughout time. We will cut through the crowds to reach some exceptional examples of European art history, such as Raphael’s "Madonna in the Meadow," Vermeer’s "The Allegory of Painting”, Rembrandt’s 1652 self portrait and Velazquez’s Infanta paintings - including his most celebrated oil, “Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress” produced in 1659, a year before his death. With the invaluable inside knowledge of our expert guide, we will stroll opulent gold-and-stucco galleries to browse glorious masterpieces by Ruben, Rembrandt, Dürer and Titian. Discuss the inspiration behind the Renaissance era’s greatest paintings and sculptures and debate emerging techniques that often echoed exciting evolutions in philosophy, literature and music. Your private, expert guide will help you seek out curious, rare treasures that offer fascinating insights into mysterious Eastern cultures together with antiquities from Greek and Roman history. Marvel at the splendour of the museum's octagonal dome roof, in itself a breathtaking work of art.
QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.
Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
AOn tours cancelled more than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are happy to offer our customers a full refund - minus a 5% credit card fee and the cost of any tickets that have been purchased.
For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.
Changes made to bookings may be subject to rebooking fees to cover the cost of tickets purchased, transport, guide rescheduling and administration.
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QWho do I contact if I have any questions about this tour or if I want to make changes to my tour?
AAt Travel Curious, we provide a free concierge service to help you plan your time abroad and they will be able to answer any questions you may have about this tour or any other tours. We are normally able to customise or personalise tours to suit your needs.
Please do get in touch by either using the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, sending an email to <firstname.lastname@example.org> or calling 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QAm I able to book more than one tour?
AAbsolutely, you can book as many tours as you like! You can add them to your cart by clicking the ‘Book Now’ button or you can get in touch and we can put together an itinerary for you. To get in touch, you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <email@example.com> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).