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Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip

Wien, Austria

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Discover the Vienna Woods on a half-day guided tour. Led by an expert guide, visit the Mayerling hunting lodge, where scandal once rocked the royal family, as well as the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, constructed in 1133. Experience a guided walk through the city of Baden. Then, journey back to your original departure point, spotting Liechtenstein Castle on the way.
  • Half-day trip from Vienna to Vienna Woods and Mayerling
  • Pass through the Roman city of Baden
  • See a former Mayerling hunting lodge
  • Visit the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, built in 1133

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

You get to tour the fascinating Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, the oldest continuously occupied Cistercian monastery in the world, and enjoy a guided walk through the city of Baden. Seeing the storybook Liechtenstein Castle on the way back to Vienna is a lovely bonus!
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Bus tour in modern coach
Guided tour through Abbey Heiligenkreuz
Guided walking tour through Baden
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pick-up and drop off

Departure Point

Operngasse 8, 1010 Wien, Austria

Departure Time

9:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
From a meeting point in Central Vienna, you’ll meet your expert guide and take off for the Vienna Woods in your coach.

Pass the Roman city of Baden, made popular by its thermal springs, as you venture through the scenic valley of Helenental. Stop at the commemorative chapel that was formerly Mayerling, the Imperial hunting lodge. Learn from your guide how scandal rocked the royal family in 1889 when the only son of Emperor Franz Joseph, Crown Prince Rudolph, made a suicide pact with his mistress Baronesse Vetsera and both were found dead inside the lodge.

Continue to the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz, dating back to 1133, and the oldest continuously occupied Cistercian monastery in the world. Explore the medieval cloister that houses the remains of the last member of the noble Babenberger family.

Your half-day tour will conclude with transportation back to Vienna, passing the Liechtenstein Castle on the way.
Pass By:  
Vienna Woods
The half-day bus tour takes you from Vienna through the lovely Vienna Woods.
Stop At:  
Jagdschloss Karmel Mayerling
The first stop will be the memorial chapel of Mayerling. It was once the site of the tragedy of crown prince Rudolf and his mistress.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Heiligenkreuz Abbey
At the medieval Abbey Heiligenkreuz you will get a guided tour.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
The elegant music and shopping city of Baden invites you for a visit. Once an imperial summer residence, Baden offers a broad range of cultural and culinary delights.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Please note, pick up services only available with certain hotels. Please check 'view additional info.' for hotel details and pick-up time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vienna Sightseeing Tours Wiener Rundfahrten GmbH & Co.KG

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip?
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip?
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip?
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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What is the maximum group size during Vienna Woods and Mayerling Half Day Trip?
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

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  • "This is a tour with a massive historical potential that at the moment is not fully explored." See review


279 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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It`s OKt
, Oct 2019
Guide was a little snarky when asked a question. Hieligenkreuz and Mayerling were interesting but Baden was not.
Half-day well spent
, Aug 2019
I went on this tour with my Mum on 6 August 2019, and it was excellent! We were impressed by the punctual arrival of the bus, were happy about the small size of the group and were delighted by the beauty of the sights we saw. Mayerling, Heiligenkreuz and Baden as well as the fascinating landscapes of the Vienna Woods took our breath away. I would like to specially note the work of the guide: the information he gave was interesting and concise, his command of several languages was impeccable and his time management was excellent. Besides, he was friendly, willingly answered questions and easily gripped the attention of the audience. Thank you Viator and Vienna Sightseeing, and we're looking forward to new trips with you!
Enjoyable half day
carmen m
, Jan 2019
I love everything about Sissi's life and Mayerling gave me more insight about her family. Our guide gave us very interesting information and I loved it. The Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz,was lovely as well. The seegrotte was a totally different thing from the others sites we visted and for someone who visited natural caves would be a little disappointed.The tour was well organised and overall quite enjoyable.
A real taste for the Vienna Woods .. An Experience Not to be Missed....
, Dec 2018
A wonderful way to see the Vienna Woods and get a taste of history of the death of Rudolph and Maria..Unable to take full advantage of the Grotto experience due to too many stairs, but the visiting of the old monestary and several small villages along the way was a treat... Very fine tour guide and safe helpful bus driver..
Trip particularly well organised. Pick...
Christine W
, Oct 2018
Trip particularly well organised. Pick up from central Vienna managed without fuss. Excellent guide who provided useful commentary in both English and Spanish. I enjoyed the mix of sites we visited from the monastery to the underground gypsum mine. I found the Mayerling story of the Crown Prince somewhat macabre but the setting was well worth the visit
The caves are really interesting...
Miguel Angel D
, Aug 2018
The caves are really interesting, also the abbey...but this tour is too short too much on a rush for me as a tourist interested in art and history. I would expand this tour as a full day tour to make it better: dedicating more time in Mayerling to be able to read the staff that is there and it is really interesting and I would add a stop-a real STOP- at some point where you can really see and take pictures of the Liechtenstein castle...even paying a visit to that place or the surroundings of it. This is a tour with a massive historical potential that at the moment is not fully explored.
Beautiful drive
Frank M
, Jul 2018
The drive through the woods was gorgeous, and the guide did a good job of explaining what we were seeing. Mayerling was well worth the visit; wish we'd had a little more time there.
It is a good way to get out of the...
Bonnie H
, Jun 2018
It is a good way to get out of the city for awhile but disappointing. At Mayerling you saw two small chapels and maybe four rooms with information cards and pictures. At the Abbey you only walked around the outside courtyard.
This tour is probably quite pleasant...
William B
, Apr 2018
This tour is probably quite pleasant in the summertime. Not so in early spring. Our guide was competent but the tour itself was boring. We had hoped to see the Vienna Woods that inspired a beautiful piece of classical music.
Excellent and informative tour of...
Robert W. C
, Apr 2018
Excellent and informative tour of the Vienna Woods. Guide was knowledgeable and presented information well. Very much enjoyed Mayerling and the Cistercian Monastery...the underground cave and lake not as much....but likely for others it might have been the reverse.

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