Vienna Schonbrunn Palace Excursion Reviews

Historically rich as it is beautiful, you will fall in love exploring a heritage site known for its extravagant architecture and gardens.
One problem is that no photos are allowed inside.
Sail Date: July 2019
One problem is that no photos are allowed inside. Beautiful inside & out. All furniture & paintings are original. Massive sculptured gardens, a zoo, a carriage museum, strudel restaurant & a mini hop on hop off train to take ... Read More
One problem is that no photos are allowed inside. Beautiful inside & out. All furniture & paintings are original. Massive sculptured gardens, a zoo, a carriage museum, strudel restaurant & a mini hop on hop off train to take you around. You will pay for entry into these extra activities though. Also need all day to see everything. A fantastic experience though. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
The tour was great and the time in the gardens was very relaxing.
Sail Date: July 2019
The tour was great and the time in the gardens was very relaxing.
The tour was great and the time in the gardens was very relaxing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Very opulent.
Sail Date: July 2019
Very opulent. really shows how wealthy this family is/was. Way beyond compare even my today's standards.
Very opulent. really shows how wealthy this family is/was. Way beyond compare even my today's standards. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Superb city with excellent talks on the cultural experiences in Vienna.
Sail Date: July 2019
Superb city with excellent talks on the cultural experiences in Vienna. The palace was exceptional along with the private concert at Leichenstein. You absolutely must try the Viennese apple strudel and cream with their coffee
Superb city with excellent talks on the cultural experiences in Vienna. The palace was exceptional along with the private concert at Leichenstein. You absolutely must try the Viennese apple strudel and cream with their coffee Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Schoenbrunn Palace-we paid 66Euro per person.
Sail Date: June 2019
Schoenbrunn Palace-we paid 66Euro per person. We were taken to 4 rooms that were an apartment of a Queen who liked tropical islands and murals on walls, no furniture at all to view. Rushed in and out. There maybe 15 minutes it was so ... Read More
Schoenbrunn Palace-we paid 66Euro per person. We were taken to 4 rooms that were an apartment of a Queen who liked tropical islands and murals on walls, no furniture at all to view. Rushed in and out. There maybe 15 minutes it was so small. Took us on a specific tour in a museum to see directly the Vermeer painting a just a few other paintings. Then told to go to the gardens and walk around for 45 minutes in the blaring heat! She was abrupt and she had 45 minutes to herself and she could have let us stay in the museum if we chose too. But we HAD to leave it! We hung around in the heat and had nothing to do. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
Schonbrunn was great!
Sail Date: June 2019
Schonbrunn was great! We had plenty of time to wander the grounds. Later Scenic allowed us to walk around Vienna on our own. We probably had 3+ hours to wander the city. Loved it!
Schonbrunn was great! We had plenty of time to wander the grounds. Later Scenic allowed us to walk around Vienna on our own. We probably had 3+ hours to wander the city. Loved it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Started with tour of extensive gardens but lack of map made most in the group reluctant to stray to ...
Sail Date: June 2019
Started with tour of extensive gardens but lack of map made most in the group reluctant to stray to far; Palace itself was interesting but lack of airflow on a very hot day made things a bit difficult. Palace itselfess grand than we had ... Read More
Started with tour of extensive gardens but lack of map made most in the group reluctant to stray to far; Palace itself was interesting but lack of airflow on a very hot day made things a bit difficult. Palace itselfess grand than we had been led to believe Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Inclued tour on cruise .
Sail Date: June 2019
Inclued tour on cruise . Afternoon on a sunny day with time to enjoy the gardens and a personalized tour for about 12 passengers with whisper commentary through the public rooms. Guide knew the palace wel with hisotry and sotries. he ... Read More
Inclued tour on cruise . Afternoon on a sunny day with time to enjoy the gardens and a personalized tour for about 12 passengers with whisper commentary through the public rooms. Guide knew the palace wel with hisotry and sotries. he guided us well from the crowds and we enjoyed this tour. Schonbrunn has been updated since my last tour years ago. Shiny and clean Gardens well maintained crowds spaced to allow enjoyment o fthe palace. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Vantage Deluxe World Travel
Too rushed.
Sail Date: May 2019
Too rushed. Could have just bought a book. There are better ways to spend your time in Vienna. Guide was 5/10
Too rushed. Could have just bought a book. There are better ways to spend your time in Vienna. Guide was 5/10 Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
The castle was beautiful but very crowded.
Sail Date: May 2019
The castle was beautiful but very crowded. Would have appreciated more free time. Also, the trip to and from Vienna and the docks was long and slow due to traffic.
The castle was beautiful but very crowded. Would have appreciated more free time. Also, the trip to and from Vienna and the docks was long and slow due to traffic. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Tauck River Cruising
Unfortunately due to Viking delays, we arrived only one hour before night fall and thus could not ...
Sail Date: November 2018
Unfortunately due to Viking delays, we arrived only one hour before night fall and thus could not view the gardens in the back of the palace.
Unfortunately due to Viking delays, we arrived only one hour before night fall and thus could not view the gardens in the back of the palace. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
This was an "after hours" tour, so the only people in the palace were from our ship.
Sail Date: October 2018
This was an "after hours" tour, so the only people in the palace were from our ship. That was a great way to see it. The guide was wonderful. This tour cost extra, but was well worth it.
This was an "after hours" tour, so the only people in the palace were from our ship. That was a great way to see it. The guide was wonderful. This tour cost extra, but was well worth it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection
The Schonbrunn Palace was what you could expect.
Sail Date: September 2018
The Schonbrunn Palace was what you could expect. Crowds streaming thru 20 or so rooms. Our guide was helpful and attentive. Overall we enoyed it.
The Schonbrunn Palace was what you could expect. Crowds streaming thru 20 or so rooms. Our guide was helpful and attentive. Overall we enoyed it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Based on the Versaille design this place is awesome, walk to the top of the hill behind the palace ...
Sail Date: August 2018
Based on the Versaille design this place is awesome, walk to the top of the hill behind the palace and get a grand view looking down on the palace and over to the city of Budapest
Based on the Versaille design this place is awesome, walk to the top of the hill behind the palace and get a grand view looking down on the palace and over to the city of Budapest Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Although the guide was very knowledgeable we felt like we were being herded through cattle chutes.
Sail Date: August 2018
Although the guide was very knowledgeable we felt like we were being herded through cattle chutes. See comments in overall review
Although the guide was very knowledgeable we felt like we were being herded through cattle chutes. See comments in overall review Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We took the subway and toured Schonbrunn Palace on our own.
Sail Date: June 2018
We took the subway and toured Schonbrunn Palace on our own. It was very easy to do. Viking gave us subway maps and helped us know which station to use.
We took the subway and toured Schonbrunn Palace on our own. It was very easy to do. Viking gave us subway maps and helped us know which station to use. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
they have 2 tours, I would have preferred to see where Franz Joseph and Elisabeth lived but I ...
Sail Date: June 2018
they have 2 tours, I would have preferred to see where Franz Joseph and Elisabeth lived but I enjoyed the part of the castle we visited
they have 2 tours, I would have preferred to see where Franz Joseph and Elisabeth lived but I enjoyed the part of the castle we visited Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
The palace was beautiful and the ride to and from was very informative.
Sail Date: June 2018
The palace was beautiful and the ride to and from was very informative. Well worth the trip.
The palace was beautiful and the ride to and from was very informative. Well worth the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!!!best excursions Schonbrunn palace and the gardens were glorious.
Sail Date: June 2018
Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!!!best excursions Schonbrunn palace and the gardens were glorious. Our opera experience was one of our highlights, we felt so special
Loved it, Loved it, Loved it!!!best excursions Schonbrunn palace and the gardens were glorious. Our opera experience was one of our highlights, we felt so special Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Unfortunately there had been a major concert there a couple of days earlier.
Sail Date: May 2018
Unfortunately there had been a major concert there a couple of days earlier. The crews were still tearing down the stage and crowd control fencing. I impacted on the beauty of the grounds. The castle was very well restored and the guide ... Read More
Unfortunately there had been a major concert there a couple of days earlier. The crews were still tearing down the stage and crowd control fencing. I impacted on the beauty of the grounds. The castle was very well restored and the guide explained the various sections well. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
This was a good tour and the palace is worth seeing.
Sail Date: May 2018
This was a good tour and the palace is worth seeing. We also did the Mozart concert which was very good.
This was a good tour and the palace is worth seeing. We also did the Mozart concert which was very good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
One of our favorite places and cities.
Sail Date: May 2018
One of our favorite places and cities. A very knowledgeable guide took us on a tour of the palace where we were able to see the stunning paintings, furnishing and architecture. We also learned the history of the Hapsburgs...
One of our favorite places and cities. A very knowledgeable guide took us on a tour of the palace where we were able to see the stunning paintings, furnishing and architecture. We also learned the history of the Hapsburgs... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The Palace was beautiful as were the gardens.
Sail Date: May 2018
The Palace was beautiful as were the gardens. We had a pastry in the side tea garden and that was a restful break.
The Palace was beautiful as were the gardens. We had a pastry in the side tea garden and that was a restful break. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
We booked a combination of the Palace and the Vienna Choir Boys.
Sail Date: May 2018
We booked a combination of the Palace and the Vienna Choir Boys. The Choir tour was the highlight of the cruise. We were treated to a private concert and reception with one of the four resident choirs. There were only about 28 people in ... Read More
We booked a combination of the Palace and the Vienna Choir Boys. The Choir tour was the highlight of the cruise. We were treated to a private concert and reception with one of the four resident choirs. There were only about 28 people in attendance and the concert was truly amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The Palace was exquisite.
Sail Date: May 2018
The Palace was exquisite. The tour of it was terrific, with a very knowledgeable guide. The gardens were magnificent. We enjoyed this tour very much.
The Palace was exquisite. The tour of it was terrific, with a very knowledgeable guide. The gardens were magnificent. We enjoyed this tour very much. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises