Kunsthistorisches Fine Arts Museum: Private 2.5-hour Guided Tour

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Immerse yourself in a world of beauty, culture, and history at the Kunsthistorisches Museum, home to one of the greatest collections of Renaissance art on this private 2.5-hour guided tour.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Travel Curious

Explore the Kunsthistorisches Museum, one of the most significant art museums in the world with your professional guide and discover the Imperial family’s extensive art collectios, spanning from ancient times to the modern era, with masterpieces from renowned artists such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Raphael, and Caravaggio.

On your private tour of the museum, you will:

  • Admire the architectural splendour of the Kunsthistorisches Museum, a truly magnificent building - world-class art in itself;
  • Explore the largest art museum in Austria and one of the most important art museums in the world;
  • Stroll beautiful galleries and halls decorated with gold leaf, marble, and stucco;
  • Enjoy works by the Great Masters like RembrandtCaravaggioTitianRubensVelázquezRaphaelVermeer & Klimt;
  • Marvel at the largest Pieter Bruegel the Elder collection, including The Tower of Babel, which is around 61 inches wide by 44 inches tall;
  • Hear about the evolution of Renaissance art and the techniques and influences of the genre;
  • End the tour in the magnificent domed hall that houses the museum cafe, after which you are free to continue exploring the collections at your own pace.

Commissioned by Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria-Hungary himself at a time of considerable investment into the city’s rich, vibrant art and cultural scene, the museum’s eminent works include the single largest exhibit of paintings by Brabant-born Pieter Bruegel the Elder, a celebrated Dutch and Flemish Renaissance artist famous for his landscapes and bucolic peasant scenes. 

The Private Highlights Tour of Vienna’s Kunsthistorisches Museum will connect you with the pieces throughout time. Cut through the crowds to reach some exceptional examples of European art histories, such as Raphael’s "Madonna in the Meadow", Vermeer’s "The Allegory of Painting”, Rembrandt’s 1652 self-portrait, and Velazquez’s Infanta paintings - including his most celebrated oil, “Infanta Margarita Teresa in a Blue Dress” produced in 1659, a year before his death. 

With the invaluable inside knowledge of our expert guide, stroll opulent gold-and-stucco galleries to browse glorious masterpieces by Ruben, Rembrandt, Dürer, and Titian. 

Tour duration
2.5 hours 30 minutes

Type of tour
Walking tour: no transportation is included

Tickets included
- English Speaking Guide
- Entrance Tickets to the Kunsthistorisches Fine Arts Museum

Other inclusions
- Gratuities optional
- Other tickets are not included
- Food and drink are not included
- Hotel pick-up and drop-off are not included

Suitable for
Family, Intellectually Curious

Attractions along this route:

Velázquez paintings
The museum holds several portraits by Velázquez, largely of the Spanish royal family in the 17th century.

Kunsthistorisches Museum
Built at the end of the nineteenth century to house the royal family's extensive art collection, the museum has one of the great art collections of Europe and unparalleled ornate architecture.

Bruegel 'Hunters in the Snow'
Bruegel was one of the early Dutch masters who painted non-religious scenery during the Reformation in the mid-sixteenth century. Many of his works are on display at Kunsthistorisches Museum.

Bruegel 'The Tower of Babel'
Pieter Bruegel created this incredibly intricate masterpiece in 1563. Zoom in on the details and rich history of this painting, which still captures our imagination.

Dome hall Café
Museum coffee room underneath the dome surrounded by art.

Vermeer 'The art of painting'
Vermeer was familiar with the theory behind perspective and deliberately used it in his paintings.

Caravaggio 'David with the head of Goliath'
Caravaggio availed himself of this painting method to create Tenebrism, which has slight differences from Chiaroscuro.

Titian paintings
Titian was the greatest painter of 16th-century Venice and recognized early in his own life as a supremely talented painter.
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