Vienna Woods & Mayerling Half-Day Tour from Vienna

This tour is a perfect extension to your stay in Vienna. It takes you to the Vienna Woods, Mayerling, Abbey Heiligenkreuz and Seegrotte Hinterbrühl


  • Bus tour through the picturesque Vienna Woods
  • Guided tour of the memorial chapel at Mayerling
  • Guided tour of Heiligenkreuz Abbey
  • Boat trip on Europe’s largest underground lake


  • Bus tour in modern coach
  • Entrance fees to memorial chapel Mayerling, Heiligenkreuz Abbey, Seegrotte Hinterbrühl
  • Boat trip at the Seegrotte Hinterbrühl


  • Food and drinks

Essential Information

Languages: German, English, Spanish
This tour is guided in max. 3 languages.
The Seegrotte is not suitable for people with limited mobility.


4 hours


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.

Starting point

Operngasse 8
1010 Wien

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95 % of reviewers liked this tour.
Jan 24 2019
I am satisfied with the tour program and the price.
Jan 18 2019
we have Vienna Woods & Mayerling Half-Day Tour . It contains 3 different and interesting place for observation. Thank guide that provide a lot of information not only about 3 places but also about Vienna, Austrian's history, places that we drove , people that living (lived) here, etc etc
Jan 16 2019
Great tour with the guide giving us extra backstory on the sites. The places we visited were quiet, beautiful and had interesting history to them.
As a bonus, they also took us to a drive around the small village near Vienna. It was a real treat.
Dec 10 2018
Really enjoyed this tour. All the places visited were interesting and Thomas explained everything in great detail. Know a lot more history than before. The little boat trip was a nice ending. I would definitely recommend this trip to others.
Dec 08 2018
Calidad esperada y según lo descrito
Oct 06 2018
Need a little more time to see the museum in Mayerling and need to warn people that exact change is needed for the restrooms at the grotto.
Sep 20 2018
Easy booking, enjoyable tour
Aug 21 2018
Nessun rischio: tutto chiaro e semplice!
Aug 16 2018
Buena opcion para ver cosas diferentes en viena.
Aug 13 2018
It was very well organised!
Aug 06 2018
zu wenig Zeit
Preis Leistung paßt nicht!!!
Jul 23 2018
Nice trip to Vienna woods, we have visited Mayerling and Heiligenkreuz abbey, which is beautiful, then had a visit to the former gypsum mine where an undeground lake has been formed. The boat trip is very short but quite nice. Good guide who fave us a lir of details about the region etc.
Jul 19 2018
Meinung bereits abgegeben
Jul 02 2018
es war sehr gut und professionell
Jun 07 2018
Good value for money spent.
May 03 2018
I did a Vienna Woods & Mayerling 4-hour trip with Vienna Sightseeing Tours. We visited 2 monasteries, very contrasting and had the underground lake trip.

It was most interesting with lots of history and good information from our guide who did a great job in informing us in English and Spanish. We were a small group and it was a great outing, although closer to the city than I had imagined.
Apr 12 2018
goed, als verwacht. reactie moet, wat mij betreft niet langer. dit verplichten is wel een minpuntje.
Jan 13 2018
Efficient and handyxxxxxxxxx
Jan 06 2018
The guide had very good knowledge of the place.
Dec 27 2017
Great tour. Good guide. Value for money