Location: Vienna, Austria
Rating: 4 star based on 60 reviews
Explore beautiful sites surrounding the southern part of the Vienna Woods on a half day guided coach tour. Highlights of the tour include a visit to the Mayerling hunting lodge and a boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe, the Seegrotte.
* Day trip (destination A to B)
* Choice of morning or afternoon departure
* All entrance fees included
* Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
* Hotel pickup included
* Sightseeing cruise
* Entrance fees
* Transport by air-conditioned coach
* Professional guide
* Conducted in English
You’ll pass the Roman City of Baden, famous for its thermal springs as you travel through the romantic valley Helenental to the former Mayerling hunting lodge. Today it is a a commemorative chapel however it was also the very place the Crown Prince Rudolph, only son of Emperor Franz Joseph, committed suicide with Baronesse Vetsera in 1889.
In the Cistercian Abbey of Heiligenkreuz (1133) you will visit the medieval cloister which houses the remains of the last Babenberger. Keep an eye out as you drive by the Holdrichsmuhle where Franz Schubert composed his song ‘The Linden Tree’ before arriving at the Seegrotte.
Your tour concludes continues with a leisurely boat ride on the largest subterranean lake in Europe. You’ll you leave the Vienna Woods and return back to Vienna, passing the Liechtenstein Castle on the way.
Departure Point: Ecke Laxenburger Strasse/Wiedner Gurtel (about 300 meters from Sudtirolerplatz.) The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.
Departure Time: Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pick up time.
Return Details: Tour concludes at the State Opera.
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This trip was very well planned, well guided and simply couldn’t have been done on our own. There were many aspects to it and all were interesting and unique. This Vienna Woods and Mayerling trip was excellent.
Reviewed by: Anonymous, United States of America