Belvedere Palace 2.5-Hour Private History Tour In Vienna: World-Class Art In An Aristocratic Utopia

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 2 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:30AM , 2PM
  • Departure Details :
    Belvedere Palace, Prinz Eugen-Straße 27, 1030 Wien, Austria
    Traveler pickup is offered
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover Belvedere complex on a two-and-a-half-hour history tour with a scholar guide and familiarize yourself with an architectural masterpiece of a bygone aristocratic splendor. After the one-hour excursion to the grounds and palaces, your guide will give you an introductoryhour-and-a-halftour to point out the Art Museums highlights.

Highlights

Informative, friendly and professional guide

Fully narrated tour

Choice of morning or afternoon departure

Private guide for a more personalized experience

Know More about this tour

Meet-up with your guide in the morning or afternoon and begin your tour of the Belvedere complex, an architectural masterpiece of a bygone aristocratic splendor designed to project a sense of earthly harmony (entrance fees not included). This terrestrial utopia was founded in the first decades of the 18th c. as a summer residence for Prince Eugene of Savoy, one of the most successful military commanders in modern European history.

Among the significant buildings of the 18th century, the grandiose palace of the Upper Belvedere is a masterstroke of Baroque architecture while the surrounding formal gardens were inspired by classical antiquity. The great water basin in the upper parterre, the tiered fountains and cascades peopled by nymphs and goddesses, the marble statues of gods and heroes, the intricacy of the wrought iron gates still testify to the legacy of Eugenes significant patronage of the arts.

In the Upper Belvedere, your guide will help you to explore the Baroque elements of the Festive room, and after the one-hour excursion to the grounds and palaces, your guide will give you an introductory hour-and-a-half tour to point out the Art Museums highlights, such as Davids well-known canvas Napoleon on The Great St. Bernhard Pass from 1801, where propagandist pathos melds with the artists fiery boldness. In a different way, Caspar David Friedrichs atmospheric Seashore in the Fog combines romantic introspection with metaphysical symbolism in a sensitively, precisely painted maritime landscape. Austrian painting in the era of Biedermeier is represented by Friedrich von Amerlings emotive rendering of familial affection in Rudolf von Arthaber and his Children (1837) and by Friedrich Waldmllers The Morning of Corpus Christi (1857), where the realistic reproduction of sunlight is the major compositional means of demonstrating the sacred on earth.

Inclusions

Two-and-a-half-hour private walk

Professional art historian guide

Exclusions

Entrance 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

Transportation to/from attractions

Food and drinks

Entry/Admission - Belvedere Schlossgarten

Entry/Admission - Belvedere Museum

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Your guide can help you purchase tickets at the beginning of your walk

A maximum of 8 people per booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 14-Sep-2022

    Suzanne from the start arranged our trip to the Belvedere to suit our needs and desires. She was not only very knowledgeable concerning the Belvedere and art in general, but so friendly and easy to talk with…like a family member. Definitely ….very enjoyable and memorable!

  • 17-Feb-2022

    Enjoyed learning about the history as well as the lovely art with our very knowledgeable guide Annelie! A great way to spend the day.

  • 02-Jan-2022

    Un très bon résumé de l historique du palais du Belvédère et la guide très enthousiaste nous a dispensé pleins d anecdotes . Un vrai parcours détaillé sur le Biedermeier et Klimt

  • 22-Jul-2021

    Annalisle was a delight: she's knowledgeable, friendly, energetic -- and you may learn she has a pretty singing voice and is the 6th of 7 children. My wife and I took a private tour with her of Belvedere, and we highly recommend her.

  • 13-Nov-2019

    Un lujo ver la obra de klin la Judit y el beso, tantas veces visto en televisión etc, una maravilla. El palacio es espectacular pero si obra pictórica lo esas.