6h-Vienna Woods Excursion


Tour Number

Activity Level



Adventure / Active, Day Trip / Out of Town, Food and Wine, Religious Heritage


Kid Friendly: No. overall kids friendly, subject matter could be a bit boring for kids (church and history topics)

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6



English (fluent), French (fluent), German (fluent), Italian (advanced)

Join me on this medival history tour!

Why not leave the city behind for one day and join me on this fascinating excursion!

We will start out at your hotel, where I will come to pick you up with a professional driver and car.
Our first stop will be the medival Liechtenstein Castle.
You will get a private introduction in the medival lifestyle of Count Liechtenstein and his family.
We move on to the true highlight of the tour, Heiligenkreuz Abbay. Also created in the Middle Ages, it is a working Cistercian cloister with a fantastic medival church.
If you are truly interested in Habsburg history we will then move onto the Karmel Mayerling, where the big tragedy happened. Here crown prince Rudolph committed suicide, casting terrible shadows on the already weak Danube monarchy.
We can now enjoy a truly scenic ride through the "Helenental"-Valley and will arrive in the charming town of Gumpoldskirchen, where you can sample a glass of Austrian white wine!
For the foodies amongst you we can have lunch at Freigut Thallern - located in a scenic vinery!


your Hotel
Medival Liechtenstein Castle
Heiligenkreutz Cistercian Abbey
Karmel Mayerling - place of suicide of Rudolf of Habsburg
Helenental - scenic ride
charming wine town of Gumpoldskirchen
add ons:
lunch at nice vinery "Freigut Thallern"
little walk in vineyards

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: in front of Hotel Sacher in City Center

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours


car or minivan

What’s Included

Other: My fee as a guide and our car will be included in the Vienna Woods tour

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 EURO - 9 EUR ticket Liechtenstein Castle
9.50 EUR ticket Abbey Heiligenkreutz
7 EUR Carmel Mayerling
4.5 Glas of wine
possible lunch money

What’s Extra

Other: ticket money and snack or wine money


I do not have a car of my own but I can arrange for a separate car and driver. Vienna is a city like New York City where owning a car is not necessary and if so a hassle with parking.

A Recent Review of this tour

Great to tour medieval castle and unlock rooms as we went through. Gave the best description of the Hapsburg dynasty I have heard in many lectures, just enough detail. Heard the organ playing in monastery that Shubert loved to play.
David Bonnet

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Private tour guide Susanne

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