Belvedere Palace 2.5-Hour Small-Group History Tour in Vienna
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Stop At: Belvedere Schlossgarten, Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, Vienna 1030 Austria
The Belvedere complex is an architectural masterpiece of a bygone aristocratic splendor designed to project a sense of earthly harmony. This terrestrial utopia was founded in the first decades of the 18th c. as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy, the commander-in-chief of the Austrian army and one of the most successful military commanders in modern European history. Among the most significant buildings of the 18th c., the grandiose palace of the Upper Belvedere is a masterstroke of Baroque architecture while the surrounding formal gardens were inspired by classical antiquity.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Stop At: Belvedere Museum, Prinz-Eugen-Strasse 27, Vienna 1030 Austria
Belvedere became one of the first public museums in the world with the intention to make the Habsburgs’ imperial collection accessible to the general public. Today the Belvedere Museum exhibits a world-class compilation of Austrian and international painting from the Middle Ages to the present day, including precious items of the Austrian National Gallery: masterpieces by including some of Gustav Klimt’s most acclaimed paintings: works from his golden period: “The Kiss,” “Judith,” landscapes from the Attersee series and sophisticated portraits of high society ladies.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
- Professional art historian guide
- Additional fees: Upper Belvedere: Individual: €15, students & seniors €12.50 If you wish to visit the Lower Belvedere's temporary exhibition after your tour ends, you'll want to purchase a combined ticket to both Upper and Lower Belvedere. Upper & Lower Belvedere and Orangery: Individual: €22, students & seniors €19
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Transportation to/from attractions
- Entry/Admission - Belvedere Schlossgarten
- Entry/Admission - Belvedere Museum
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- A maximum of 6 people per tour
- Your guide can help you purchase tickets at the beginning of your walk
We were extremely fortunately to have Ira as our guide. She met us on time, helped us purchase the right tickets, provided a wonderful history of the place, walked us through the gardens, provided information on key pictures and recommended a great place for lunch. Belvedere Palace is beautiful and Ira helped us see that beauty. You will be fortunate, just like us, if you get her as your guide.
Wolfgang our guide was excellent. He made it perfectly clear where we were to meet him. It would be helpful to note more clearly that the price of the tickets is not included in the price of the tour. We saw the major works in the vast collection. Wolfgang was very knowledgeable and gave us deep insight into what we were seeing. He also correctly read us and ended the tour when we were overwhelmed by art. We enjoyed having coffee with him. He also made suggestions as to things we should do with our remaining time in Vienna.
We learned alot from our guide, Stephan. He explained the differences between the numerous styles of art and shared the history of the different art pieces. He also spoke of the history of Belvedere Palace and how it was built. We really realy enjoyed our tour and found Stephan's passion for history and art infectious.
This was a 1-1 guided tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and keen to point out and explain aspects othe history and architecture of the Belvedere complex as well as discussing the collection of paintings housed in the Belvedere. My Guide was good company and relaxed. I would highly recommend it