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Bus tour Vienna Woods:
On this bus tour you travel outside of Vienna to the southern part of the Vienna Woods, passing the former Roman spa town of Baden and driving through the romantic Helen’s valley. Enjoy the ride in our comfortable coach while outside the beautiful landscape passes by on our way to Mayerling.
Mayerling & Abbey Heiligenkreuz:
Our first stop on this bus trip is the memorial chapel built on the site of the former imperial hunting lodge of Mayerling. In 1889 the tragedy of crown prince Rudolf and his mistress Baroness Vetsera took place at the lodge. Learn more about these fateful events during a tour through the memorial chapel and the adjoining showroom. Afterwards we visit the Abbey Heiligenkreuz, which was founded in 1133 and still today, it is an active monastery. On the tour we show you the medieval cloister and the burial place of the former Babenberger rulers.
This dynasty was the oldest in Austria and shaped its history throughout many centuries.
Boat trip on Europe’s biggest underground lake:
Continuing on our trip we pass the Höldrichsmühle, once an old mill where the composer Franz Schubert created his music. Last stop on our bus tour is the Seegrotte Hinterbrühl, where Europe’s biggest underground lake awaits you. By boat we travel through the mystically lighted galleries. The green shimmering water and the rough stonewalls add to the very special atmosphere. At the end of our half-day trip to the Vienna woods we take you back to Vienna by bus. Final stop is at the Vienna State Opera.
Hotel Pick Up; Guide service; Transport; Entrance Fees to Mayerling, Heiligenkreuz and Seegrotte; Tour is available in English, German and Spanish.
Hotel drop off; Gratuities.
Hours of operation
Available: Daily (May-October); Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday (April, November-March); Tour Departs at 9:45am.
Approximately 4 hours.
Departs from Südtiroler Platz - Wiedner Gürtel / Laxenburger Strasse, bus terminal, platform 7A 8A.
Shuttle transfer available from State Opera to departure point Südtiroler Platz always 30 minutes prior to respective departure. Tour ends in City Center.
Central departure point: Südtiroler Platz (Wiedner Gürtel/Laxenburger Strasse):
Accessibel via U1, 0 and 18 (tram), 13A (bus), S-Bahn (train). Follow the sign Hauptbahnhof, then Favoritenstraße, then Laxenburger Straße, (follow staircase, exit), Bus platform A7/A8.
Children younger than 2 years old may participate for free.
Please arrive 15 minutes prior the tour.
Customers will be asked to review safety procedures and sign a waiver prior to tour departure.
Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.
**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**