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Vienna: Entrance Tickets for Belvedere

1. Vienna: Entrance Tickets for Belvedere

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, 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 modern pavilion of the Belvedere 21, by architect Karl Schwanzer, is a stage for contemporary art. 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.

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Vienna: City Bus Tour and Schönbrunn Palace

2. Vienna: City Bus Tour and Schönbrunn Palace

Get your bearings and see Vienna's top attractions on one sightseeing tour. Board your comfortable bus, sit back, and start exploring the historical city center. Discover the Ringstrasse and its architectural masterpieces, such as the State Opera House, Hofburg Palace, and Burgtheater (Imperial Court Theater). Marvel at state institutions such as the City Hall and the Austrian Parliament Building. Disembark to enter the former imperial summer residence of the Habsburgs, Schönbrunn Palace. Avoid the ticket lines and spend more time wandering through its 22 state rooms.

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Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

3. Vienna 3-Hour Walking Tour: City of Many Pasts

Explore the many histories of Vienna on an insightful 3-hour walking tour in the company of published authors, professors or historians. Meet your guide at at Café Griensteidl on Michaelerplatz to look at the imperial palace of the Hofburg, site of power in the imperial city since the 13th century. Admire the Loos House by Austrian architect Adolf Loos, before going to the Kohlmarkt and Graben, Vienna’s most fashionable shopping districts. Your guide will point out the plague column, a baroque church, and grand buildings in different architectural styles along the way. Learn about the tripartite burials of the Habsburgs at St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Go to a humble Capuchin church to see the sarcophagi of Vienna’s rulers, and marvel at the silver urns in St. Augustine’s Church. At the edge of the inner city, discover remnants of the 12th-century city walls, built to protect Vienna from the Ottoman Empire. Tour the grand boulevard of the Ringstrasse, built when the city walls were destyoyed. Continue to Schwarzenbergplatz to admire the memorial to Russian soldiers that died liberating Vienna from the Nazis. Take a quick detour to Belvedere Palace, before getting views of the Naschmarkt and golden dome of the Secession building in Karlsplatz. Finally, weave your way through the Museums Quartier and Maria Theresien Platz, home to Vienna’s largest concentration of museums.

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Belvedere: World-Class Art & Aristocratic Utopias Tour

4. Belvedere: World-Class Art & Aristocratic Utopias Tour

Spend 2.5 hours with a guide exploring one of the most significant buildings of the 18th century. The grandiose palace of the Upper Belvedere is a masterstroke of Baroque architecture, surrounded by formal gardens inspired by classical antiquity. The prince’s private apartments eloquently illustrate the taste of the owner and the artistic achievements of his time. In the Upper Belvedere, your guide will point out the Baroque elements of the Festive room, while in the Lower Belvedere, you’ll be able to admire the artistic features of the Marble Hall, the Marble Gallery, and the Gold Cabinet. Today the Belvedere Museum is home to a world-class collection of Austrian and international paintings from the Middle Ages to the present day, including important items from the Austrian National Gallery. The collection includes masterpieces by Jacques Louis David, Caspar David Friedrich, Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet, Giuseppe Segantini, and Vincent van Gogh. After the tour of the grounds and palaces, your guide will spend an hour pointing out the Art Museum’s highlights. These include David’s Napoleon on the Great St. Bernard Pass, Klimt's Judith, and Caspar David Friedrich’s Seashore in the Fog, among others.

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Skip the Line: Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna City Tour

5. 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. 

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Salzburg: Vienna Full Day Private Tour with Transport

6. Salzburg: Vienna Full Day Private Tour with Transport

Drive through Lower Austria and enjoy local beautiful scenery during full day trip. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Salzburg via comfortable car and then hit the road, surrounded by mountains, dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Arrive at Vienna, where a local expert guide will show you around with insider knowledge. Immerse yourself in amazing Old Town and see most remarkable places like the Rathaus, Burgtheater and Albertina. Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of Austria's most prominent national symbols and one of the highest cathedrals in Europe. Explore St. Peter's Catholic Church, Stephansplatz, the Column of The Trinity and Vienna University. When you get to the Imperial Treasury (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien), explore one of the biggest collection of Holy Roman Empire and Austrian heritage. Admire the Imperial Crown, the famous Holy Lance, the Order of the Golden Fleece and more. Choose an extended option and enjoy the tour in one of the most sophisticated palaces in Austria. Step inside Schonbrunn Palace, a magnificent residence with its complex gardens, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Or visit the fantastic Belvedere Palace and its delightful nature, buildings, fountains, and statues in Palace’s park. It houses one of Austria's most valuable art collections – with key works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. No worries about return, sit back and relax, the driver will drop you off to your hotel in Salzburg.

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What people are saying about Belvedere Palace

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 12 reviews

Everything was well organized down to the smallest detail. The guide was really great and explained everything very well. I will definitely book through GetYourGide again on our next tour.

The Belvedere is a beautiful building in gorgeous gardens and the exhibits are well curated- nicely dispersed. The Klimt are breathtaking. Excellent coffee shop

If you want to have an overview at the beginning of a trip to Vienna, you should definitely take this tour. Highly recommended, well organized.

Was a very nice and relaxed tour, with a small group. We got a lot of interesting information from our guide.

Highly recommended, especially with children as you get driven around.