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Private Vienna Woods Tour from Vienna

(5 Reviews)
Duration:   04h 00 min


Your private guide will pick you up at your Vienna hotel. Climb into a minivan or limousine and depart Vienna, bound for the Vienna Woods. After a short drive, you visit the scene of the famous tragedy of Mayerling. The Austrian crown-prince Rudolph and the 17-year old baroness Mary Vetschera tragically committed suicide in the imperial hunting lodge in Mayerling in 1889. With your guide tour the commemorative chapel and the small museum.

Driving west you quickly reach the medieval abbey of Heiligenkreuz. Beautifully situated within the Vienna Woods it is one of the highlights of this tour. With your guide visit the romanesque cloister, the fountain house and the chapter house with the coffin of the last ruler of the Babenberg family. You'll also see the amazing romanesque chapel (except Sundays).

Through the idyllic Helenental valley you drive on to the romantic wine-town of Gumpoldskirchen. Stop for a glass of wine in one of the local wineries before driving back to the city. Your tour concludes at your hotel in Vienna.


  • Tour start 9:00am
  • Duration 4 hours


  • Pick-up from your hotel in Vienna
  • Transportation in comfortable minivan with a/c
  • Professional tour guide
  • Admission fees to Mayerling and Heiligenkreuz Abbey
  • Drop-Off at your hotel in Vienna


  • Food and drinks


  • You can cancel your tour free of charge up to 24 hours before tour start. No refunds for later cancellations or no-shows.
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Reviews (5)

Reviewed January 11, 2015
Good, but average
We booked a private van and tour of the Vienna Woods, specifically to see Liechtenstein Castle and the Seegrotte. We only had a driver, no guide. The van was clean, the driver was friendly and helpful. We didn't hire an extra guide because our destinations didn't allow one. The company was very communicative during our planning process, and overall I was happy.

Date of the tour January, 2015
Reviewed May 26, 2014
One of the best tours……
My wife and I, 2 other couples we travel with, and our Italian daugthers (former exchange students with us) spent 3 wonderful days last week with Brenda, as our guide, from Vienna A La Carte. Her scope of knowledge about Vienna and her playfulness & humor made this one of the best tours we have experienced. We did the Private History and Art Tour, the Danube Valley tour, and the Vienna Woods tour which she modified to include the Castle of the Princes of Liechtenstein. We all loved this change. We were the only Jewish couple and she made sure we knew about the Jewish history of the city and buildings.

Date of the tour May, 2014
Anna C
Reviewed December 31, 2013
Vienna Woods, Heiligenkreuz and Mayerling tour
We recently went on a four hour Vienna a la Carte Tour of Vienna Woods, Heiligenkreuz and Mayerling. Our guide Irene was a veritable treasure trove of information about Vienna itself, the local region, Austrian history and the Austrian royal family. Whilst Ben very capably took care of the driving and navigation, Irene provided us with commentary on the region, the agriculture and the history as well as some of the local customs and food and wines of the area. The tours of both Heiligenkreuz and Mayerling were excellent, providing us with an amazing history lesson as well as a lot of interesting snippets of information regarding the history and development of both sites. This tour was the highlight of our trip to Vienna and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.

Date of the tour December, 2013

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