We chose the Vienna Woods tour and when we compared notes with those who chose the Schönbrunn Castle tour they said we picked the best one.
Ken - your tour sounds wonderful. I don't know why people weren't enthused about it other than we'd seen a lot of castles by then but this one sounds as though it was spectacular. I don't know if it's possible for Tauck to have a mediocre tour.
Ken from Vegas wrote:
Schönbrunn is a mini Versailles with large, beautiful gardens. The guide for the palace tour was entertaining and informative. The is a fair amount of free time, so you can stroll through gardens. You can also visit the carriage museum, the small zoo, take a carriage ride around the grounds, or wander through the hedge maze (all of these have extra charges involved). The only negative is that the Schönbrunn is the most visited tourist sight in Vienna, so expect crowds.