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Vienna: Upper Belvedere & Permanent Collection Entry Ticket

1. Vienna: Upper Belvedere & Permanent Collection Entry Ticket

The Belvedere in Vienna is one of the leading museums worldwide. Its famous art collection includes works ranging from the Middle Ages to the present day. The unique complex, with its two palaces of the Upper and Lower Belvedere and extensive gardens, is one of the most stunning Baroque architectural marvels in the world. Highlights include the world's largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings as well as prominent works from the periods of Viennese Biedermeier, Austrian Baroque, Vienna around 1900, and French Impressionism. Now, for the first time in decades, the museum will once again host large-scale special exhibitions that you can admire on your visit. In the 18th century, the Austrian general Prince Eugene of Savoy commissioned the renowned Baroque architect Johann Lukas von Hildebrandt to build the complex. After the death of Prince Eugene, Empress Maria Theresa acquired the entire complex and transformed the Upper Belvedere into an exhibition venue for the imperial collections – making it one of the first public museums in the world. The Lower Belvedere, formerly the residence of Prince Eugene, is home to illustrious exhibitions. The Baroque gardens of the Belvedere rank among the most beautiful in the world. The main garden is situated between the Lower and the Upper Belvedere and extends over three large terraces. The Belvedere park is also home to the Botanical Garden and the oldest Alpine garden in Europe. Exhibition Highlights: Ongoing: Picture this! The Belvedere Collection from Cranach to EXPORT 9 November 2023 - 11 February 2024: Gustav Klimt Adele Bloch-Bauer II 24 November 2023 - 19 June 2024: Nedko Solakov A Cornered Solo Show #3 (with Charles Esche as my artistic conscience) 19 October 2023 - 14 April 2024: CARLONE CONTEMPORARY: Michail Michailov Dust to Dust 12 April 2024 - 29 September 2024: IN-SIGHT: Franz Anton Maulbertsch 21 February 2025 - 7 September 2025: Gustav Klimt Pigment & Pixel UPPER BELVEDERE RENOVATION For the upcoming facade renovation on the north and west sides of the Upper Belvedere, scaffolding will be erected. Over this, a scaffold net will be stretched, replicating the north and west sides of the exterior facade. The planned works are expected to commence on April 8, 2024. During this time, the entrance area will not be affected in any way. This measure aims for completion by Q4 2024.

Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

2. Vienna: Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Hop on a bus and explore Vienna however you wish. This hop-on-hop-off ticket lets you hop on or off the bus as often as you want at any of the stops. Choose between 3 routes, each of which takes you to a different part of Vienna. See the State Opera, the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Art History), Heldenplatz (Heroes' Square), Parliament or the Burgtheater. Or, be driven to Schönbrunn Palace and Belvedere Palace before visiting the KunstHausWien museum or the UNO City – the choice is yours! Your tour offers 3 different bus routes, which can be combined as you wish (Green Route will operate from Jun on and will be included in the 48h ticket): Red Route Admire the sights along the Ring Road, such as the State Opera, Hofburg Palace, and the Burgtheater. Stops: State Opera - Museum of Art History/Heroes' Square - Mariahilfer Straße/Shopping Street - Burgtheater/CityHall - University - Liebenberg Denkmal/University - Liechtensteinstraße/Sigmund Freud Museum - Votiv Church - Vienna Airport Lines - DDSG City Cruises - MAK/Museum of Applied Arts - City Park - Strauss Monument - State Opera Buses arrive every 10 to 20 min. The duration is 60 min. Mon - Sun, 9:20 AM - 6:30 PM. Yellow Route Discover the famous Schönbrunn Palace, Schwarzenberg Platz, and Belvedere Palace. Stops: State Opera - Westbahnhof/Train Station - Schönbrunn Palace - Main Station - Museum of Contemporary Art - Belvedere Palace - Lower Belvedere - State Opera Buses arrive every 15 to 30 min. The duration is 75 min. Mon - Sun, 9:15 AM - 6:15 PM. The ride from the State Opera to Schönbrunn Palace takes approximately 36 min. Blue Route: Visit the famous "Prater area" where you can get acquainted with all the masterpieces of the Museum of Applied Arts, Museum of Fine Arts or even the Kunsthaus/Hundertwasser Museum. Stops: MAK/Museum of Applied Arts - City Park - Strauss Monument - State Opera - Museum of Art History/Heroes' Square - Mariahilfer Straße/Shopping Street - Burgtheater/CityHall - University - Liebenberg Denkmal/University - Liechtensteinstraße/Sigmund Freud Museum - Votiv Church - Vienna Airport Lines - DDSG City Cruises - Kunst Haus/Museum Hundertwasser - Riesenrad/Giant Ferris Wheel - DDSG (Pier6 Imperial Bridge - Donauturm/Danube Tower - Alte Donau/Old Danube - Uno City - Donauinsel/Danube Island - Praterstern/Train Station - Taborstraße/Museum of Crime - DDSG City Cruises - MAK/Museum of Applied Arts Buses arrive every 15 to 20 min. The duration is 120 min. Mon - Sun, 9:20 AM - 6:40 PM. Your ticket includes a self-guided walking tour with an app. Cross the city at your own pace. See the Vienna State Opera, Beethoven Statue, Vienna Concert House, House of Music and the Beethoven Museum. Pick up your headphones and a map from the local partner's service center and follow the instructions of the QuietVox Guiding App to travel from sight to sight. You will scan the QR codes at each stop to learn more about them.

Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing

3. Vienna PASS: 1, 2, 3, or 6 Days of Sightseeing

The Vienna PASS is your key to an unforgettable experience in Vienna. You’ll get free access to Vienna’s top sights, such as Schönbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo, the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Spanish Riding School, the Albertina Museum, and many others. You’ll also enjoy unlimited travel on the hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses, which are the perfect way to get from one attraction to the next. Combine the features of the Vienna PASS to design your own sightseeing program. The card is accompanied by a high-quality guidebook that features insider tips and detailed city information. The Vienna PASS can be purchased for durations of 1, 2, 3, or 6 consecutive days. Children below the age of 6 get free admission to the all-inclusive offers if accompanied by an adult holding a Vienna PASS. Attractions: • Schönbrunn Palace (including the Maze, Gloriette, and other attractions) • Schönbrunn Zoo • Giant Ferris Wheel • Art History Museum • Albertina Museum & Art Gallery • Museum of Natural History • Danube Tower • Leopold Museum • Imperial Treasury • Spanish Riding School • Hofburg Imperial Palace • Imperial Furniture Collection • Museum of Technology • Bank Austria Kunstforum • Museum of Modern Art (mumok)• Vienna State Opera – Guided Tour • Museum of Military History • Madame Tussauds • Upper Belvedere • Lower Belvedere • 21er Haus - Museum of contemporary art • Winter Palace • Imperial Burial Vault • Klosterneuburg Monastery • Liechtenstein Castle • Beethoven Museum • Plus more than 50 other sights Unlimited Hop-on Hop-off Tours Explore the city with unlimited rides on the convenient hop-on hop-off buses: • 4 hop-on hop-off routes • 50 stops (short intervals) • Free Wi-Fi • Free audio guide in 16 languages • Kids' channel in English and German • App guided walking tour Fast track entry Save valuable time with fast track entry at many sights. The Vienna PASS comes with a guidebook, app, and bonus booklet. The guidebook and app are filled with important information, insider tips, and special offers. Enjoy attractive discounts at exclusive partners with your bonus booklet.

Skip the Line: Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City Tour

4. Skip the Line: Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City Tour

Benefit from the advantages of this tour and skip the queues at Schönbrunn Palace! Get an overall impression of the most significant historical sights in Vienna. By bus, the tour will take you along the Ringstraße, home to numerous architectural gems such as the State Opera, the Museum of Art History with its world-famous collection, the Habsburg Museum and the Museum of Natural History. Discover the museum quarter, the Hofburg Palace (the Emperors' winter residence), the Austrian Parliament, the City Hall, and the Court Theater. The highlight of your visit is a guided tour through the halls of Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence that hosted Maria Theresa, amongst others. 

Vienna: Panoramic Night Tour by Bus

5. Vienna: Panoramic Night Tour by Bus

Experience the most beautiful sights of Vienna at night on this unique tour. Drive around the magnificent Ringstrasse which has a special flair in the evening. During the bus ride, see all major sights in the city including the Parliament, City Hall, Burgtheater, Vienna State Opera, Belvedere Palace, Kunsthistorisches and Natural Museum of History.  Continue the tour to the famous amusement park, where you can see the illuminated Giant Ferris Wheel. Finally, end at the Vienna State Opera where the tour finishes.

Vienna: Old Town Sightseeing Tour in a Vintage-Style E-Car

6. Vienna: Old Town Sightseeing Tour in a Vintage-Style E-Car

Hop on board an old-timey car that adds to the aesthetic of Vienna's Old Town. Listen as your guide provides you with fun and facinating information about the sights that you view along the way. Capture pictures along the way through the open sides of the eco-friendly electric car. Start outside the Radisson Blu (1010 Vienna, Herrengasse 12) and head to Freyung, a public square with a unique triangular shape. Take in the grandeur of Am Hof swuare and the Gothic architecture of the Catholic Church Maria am Gestade. View the city's oldest square at Hoher Markt. See the moving figures and copper accents of the Anchor Clock. Gaze up at the towering Stephansdom Cathedral in Stephansplatz. Travel along Wollzeile street and pass by Stadtpark and the Hochstrahlbrunnen fountain. Ride by the Monument in honor of the soldiers of the Soviet Army. Capture pictures of the Baroque Belvedere Palace and the Musikverein, the home of the Vienna Philharmonic orchestra. Go by the waterside St. Charles's Church and the Arthouse museum, and the Jugendstil-style Karlsplatz Metro Station. Drive by the Secession art house, go down Kärtnerstrasse, and see the Sacher hotel. Travel by the charming shops in the Neuer Markt, the star-shaped Michaelerplatz, the Spanish Riding School, and the Donnerbrunnen Goethedenkmal fountain. Cruise by the Friedrich Schiller monument, the Art History Museum, the Albertina museum, and the Outer Castle Gate. Be moved by the beauty of The Hofburg palace in Heldenplatz. Roll by the Prinz Eugen Hotel, the National Library, and the French Gothic Minorittenkirche. Spot a Kaiser Karl monument, the Art History Museum, People's Garden, the Eppstein Palace, and Parliament. Snap photos of sights like the Burgtheater, City Hall, the Univeristy, and neo-Gothic Votivkirche before returning to your meeting point.

Vienna: Lower Belvedere Entry Ticket & Temporary Exhibitions

7. Vienna: Lower Belvedere Entry Ticket & Temporary Exhibitions

Art exhibitions from all periods at the former residential palace of Prince Eugene and at the Orangery. Completed in 1716, the Lower Belvedere defined the overall Baroque ensemble of the then-residential city of Vienna. Johann Lucas von Hildebrandt had planned it for Prince Eugene as a residential building with representative state rooms. These provide an insight into the baroque art of living and design. Wander the palatial hallways and chambers, and see the finest examples of Baroque art and architecture, as well as cutting-edge art exhibitions, with these Lower Belvedere tickets. Exhibition Highlights: Ongoing: Study Collection Middle Ages and Renaissance 2 December 2022 - 25 February 2024: The Belvedere 300 Years a Venue for Art 23 February 2024 - 2 June 2024: In the Eye of the Storm Modernism in Ukraine 15 March 2024 - 8 September 2024: Broncia Koller-Pinell An Artist and Her Network 21 June 2024 - 6 October 2024: Hannah Höch Assembled Worlds 27 September 2024 - 2 February 2025: Akseli Gallen-Kallela 25 October 2024 - 12 January 2025: Amoako Boafo Proper Love

Vienna: Skip-the-line Upper Belvedere Tickets & Guided Tour

8. Vienna: Skip-the-line Upper Belvedere Tickets & Guided Tour

Klimt, van Gogh, Schiele, Funke, Messerschmidt and other masters invite you to the Belvedere Palace. Explore the impressive art gallery of Upper Belvedere on an interactive group tour with skip-the-line tickets. Avoid long lines and make the most of your time with an Expert Guide. Discover the art gallery and gardens of Upper Belvedere! Book a 2-hour guided tour of the Upper Belvedere Art Gallery and the Belvedere Palace Gardens. The guide will meet you just outside the palace gates and take you on an amazing journey of discovery. Your skip-the-line ticket to Upper Belvedere comes with a reserved time slot for entry, so the whole group can enter at the same time without worrying about long queues. We will have a maximum of 24 people per group. This UNESCO World Heritage Site will amaze you with its beautiful Baroque architecture, richly decorated rooms such as the Marble Hall, and the permanent and temporary exhibitions of the extensive collection of modern artworks acquired by the Austrian state since 1948. Your Expert Guide will share fascinating facts about the palace’s history and its 430 artworks, including Nazi-looted art controversies and restitutions. Of course, you will see Gustav Klimt's The Kiss, as well as masterpieces by Van Gogh, Monet and Egon Schiele. You will also have an opportunity to walk around the Belvedere Gardens, discovering its French influences and mythological references.

Vienna: Old Town Professional Photowalk

9. Vienna: Old Town Professional Photowalk

Capture the memory of your visit to Vienna with your own professional photoshoot. A must-have experience to make the most of this breathtaking city, your own photographer will guide you to unmissable angles, capturing a range of photos of you against this unforgettable backdrop. This leaves you free to enjoy the moment now while preserving it forever in high-quality photos. Your photographer will meet you at the Hofburg Palace and skilfully guide you through the photoshoot using their local knowledge and eye for detail. Your tour will take you to Michaeler Platz, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Spanish Riding School, Albertina Museum, and Vienna State Opera. You will finish your tour at Karlsplatz and the Belvedere Palace. After the photoshoot, you will receive your edited photos in a digital gallery link within 48 hours directly to your phone or email. Some landmarks will be skipped depending on the option chosen: Standard (30 minutes), Premium (45 minutes) or VIP (75 minutes). Don't miss this opportunity to preserve your memories in this picturesque setting. Book your photoshoot now and create lasting moments to cherish forever! Our photographers will select the best photos for your purchased package. If you fall in love with more moments than expected, extra photos will be available for purchase.

Belvedere Palace: Tour with Skip-the-Line/Transfer Options

10. Belvedere Palace: Tour with Skip-the-Line/Transfer Options

Join us on the most comprehensive tour of the Belvedere palace and garden complex in Vienna to experience true Baroque and discover 800 years of art history. We’ll take you on a walk through Belvedere's history and its remarkable collection of art. Beat the crowds with skip-the-line tickets and discover what Belvedere has to offer with an experienced Private Guide! Book a 2-hour private tour of Upper Belvedere with skip-the-line tickets and a reserved time slot to get right in and spend more time exploring the palace with your Expert-Guide, who will ensure you don't miss a thing. This 18th century Baroque palace houses one of Austria’s most important art collections, offering an insight into art history from the Middle Ages, through Baroque, to Viennese Modernism. Highlights include Gustav Klimt's iconic ""The Kiss"" as well as masterpieces by Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller, Egon Schiele, Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, Auguste Rodin and more! Your Private Guide will be happy to show you pieces by your favorite masters and to introduce you to lesser known artists, such as László Moholy-Nagy, Marie-Louise von Motesiczky, and František Kupka. The story of the palace and its art treasures will come alive thanks to expert commentary tailored to your interests, offering you a close and personal experience of Belvedere. Choose the 3-hour option to enjoy a 2-hour private tour of Upper Belvedere with skip-the-line tickets and additional private transportation from your accommodation. This option includes an estimated 30-minute round-trip transfer with pickup and drop-off service at your preferred location in a clean, air-conditioned car. Your experienced private driver will ensure you arrive at the meeting point on time to enjoy the tour. Book an extended 3,5-hour private tour to discover the treasures of Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere. This is your chance to fully explore the historic palace complex, including its Baroque garden. The Lower Belvedere consists of the former residential palace of Prince Eugene with the famous Grotesque Hall, the Orangery and Palace Stables. The Lower palace will amaze you with its architecture, collections of medieval armory and artifacts, and temporary art exhibitions. Choose the 4,5-hour option to book a 1-hour round-trip transfer and a 3,5-hour private tour of the Upper and Lower Belvedere with its Baroque Garden. This way you can enjoy the full itinerary with the comfort of private car transfers. Enjoy the convenient pickup and drop-off service in a private car. We also offer a group tour of this top tourist attraction. Book a 2-hour group tour of Upper Belvedere to enjoy an interesting, insightful and affordable experience with live commentary in only 1 language. For this group tour, we limit the group size to a maximum of 24 participants, so you won’t feel lost in the crowd. We also provide skip-the-line tickets to avoid the hassle of waiting in long lines. Discover Upper Belvedere with an Expert Guide!

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We arrived early and stayed 4.5 hours at Belvedere, including a much satisfactory lunch at the cafe. We used the audio guide and really appreciated all the art. The highlights included Klimt and Monet, but I trully enjoyed the Character Heads which I had not anticipated seeing.

I am absolutely delighted with this trip! I was alone in an electric car and all my wishes were fulfilled🥰🥰 Thank you very much to the guide, everything was very interesting! Vienna is an absolute delight!

It's a nice way to see many beautiful sites, while sitting comfortably. The microphone of the guide didn't work, and it wasn't pleasant that he had to almost shout the whole time.

Excellent tour. Our guide Ammen was informative, engaging, funny, helpful and we really enjoyed it. Its a fantastic way to see the city and get your bearings. Highly recommended.

We loved it, bus was nice and clean, all the tour guys were very nice, very informative, even the drivers were very helpful. Overall 10 of 10 :)