Day Trip to Salzburg

Follow in the footsteps of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & the film "The Sound of Music". Visit the original filming locations & see the most popular sights

Highlights

  • Bus ride through beautiful Salzkammergut
  • Picture stop at lake Wolfgangsee
  • Walking tour with Salzburg's most popular sights
  • Visit some of "The Sound of Music" film locations

Included

  • Free hotel pick-up from selected hotels
  • Bus trip from Vienna to Salzburg in modern coach
  • Guided city walk of Salzburg

Excluded

  • Food and drinks

Essential Information

Departure from Salzburg: Paris Lodron Street at 4 p.m. Please be there on time!
Do not forget to carry a passport with you!

Languages: English, Spanish

Duration

1 Day

Itinerary

Bus tour Vienna to Salzburg

Relax on our comfortable bus while we drive to Salzburg. On the journey you will get the first impression of the beauty of the Salzkammergut countryside with its clear lakes and majestic mountains.

"The Sound of Music" fans will recognise the landscape from the opening scenes of the film.

Guided tour Salzburg

On a guided walk through the historical centre of Salzburg, we show you the most popular tourist attractions. One of the famous scenes of "The Sound of Music" was filmed in the gardens of the Mirabell Palace. It was here that Maria sang, together with the children, the song “Do-Re-Mi-Fa-So” at the fountain and on the steps. Aswell you will see the horse pond and the riding school where Baron Trapp sang the “Edelweiß song” as a farewell.

A real highlight of our city trip to Salzburg is the Getreidegasse, the street where the birthplace of Mozart is located. This narrow street still reminds us of the 18th century. Other tourist attractions on our sightseeing tour: University Church, St. Peter’s Abbey, the Salzburg Cathedral and the Festival Hall.

You have some time at your disposal to explore the city, eat lunch or shop for souvenirs until our departure at 4 p.m.

Estimated arrival time in Vienna is around 8:00 p.m.

Starting point

Vienna State Opera/Staatsoper
Opernring 2, 1010 Wien

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Nov 28 2019
 
1. The price paid for the tour could have accommodated with at least one portion of food considering the entire tour of more than 13 hrs.
2. The stopover at the hotel was too expensive for group tour.
3. The Salzburg tour duration could have been a little more if the return stopover duration wouldn’t have been 45 minutes. The return stopover should not take more than 20 minutes.
4. The guided tour at Salzburg missed some important facts which was discovered by individuals when free time was given to roam around Salzburg after the guide left us near Capital Square.
Oct 28 2019
 
The tour guide could be better.
Oct 22 2019
 
Mejor reservar directamente con Vienna Sightseeing que con civitatis o sitios por el estilo
Oct 04 2019
 
Value for money. Well organised tour.
Sep 22 2019
 
expensive for the quality of the tour
Sep 09 2019
 
The tour was very worthwhile. We saw a lot. The guides were informed and helpful.
Sep 09 2019
 
Well informed guide, pleasant and professional, excellent driver, all very well organized
Sep 03 2019
 
Beautiful city. The guides were good. Some audio devices would be a plus. Not always easy to follow the guide in the crowd of tourists
Aug 28 2019
 
NOT the tour for Sound of Music fans

Although the tour takes the hassle out of organising travel to Salzburg via coach bus if you’re staying in Vienna, this may not be the tour to choose if your prime reason to visit Salzburg is as a fan of the 1965 film, The Sound of Music.

The tour was to collect you from your hotel at 6.45am. We got collected at 7.15am by a shuttle that took us to the coach we traveled to Salzburg on. We were last to the coach (had to choose the last remaining seats) and the tour guide quite frankly exclaimed our lateness and how lucky we were that the bus didn’t leave without us. Not our fault clearly.

The ride to Salzburg was good with commentary given in English & Spanish about the history of not only Salzburg but the areas in which we traveled through. We stopped twice, once for a coffee (expensive at €5.50each, although you’re under no obligation to purchase anything) and again for a quick 10 minute photograph opportunity of the picturesque Mondsee Lake.

On arrival to Salzburg city centre we were split into two groups (English and Spanish respectively) for the walking portion of the tour through the main squares of the city.

We learned a bit about the history & culture of the city (some that had been covered in the coach) as well as visiting the exterior of Mozart’s birthplace and later residence.

Our tour was on a Saturday so there were many markets occurring as residents like to do their grocery shopping on a Saturday morning.

Although The Sound of Music was mentioned throughout the walking tour (& once on the coach to point out the chapel where Maria is married in the film), it was not particularly highlighted throughout as I may have (naïvely perhaps) expected. So on the conclusion of the tour which lasted around an hour or so, we were given just over 2 hours of free time so I recreated photos from the few areas that were nearby that feature in the film.

These being, the Mirabell Gardens (scenes featured from the Do-Re-Mi musical sequence), The arches & horse fountain (scenes featured from the I Have Confidence musical number). The scenes in which the Von Trapp Family perform one last time before escaping occupied Austria is a very popular concert & opera venue so you need to book a guided tour to see this, well in advance I might add.

We also purchased the (apparently infamous) Mozart chocolate-nougat balls which are the original home of these sweet delights.

We were told to be back at the bus drop off point to leave Salzburg at 3.50pm but the bus didn’t arrive until 4.15pm. During the bus ride back it was necessary to have a nap after our long day but it isn’t the most comfortable or spacious so keep that in mind. Halfway between Salzburg and Vienna we did stop for half hour at a roadside hotel/restaurant.

Also the lovely tour guide played Mozart symphonies on the way to Salzburg and waltz music on the return to Vienna. These were all played on a CD...that was obviously scratched in places and skipped 😂

With all that said it was a nice (however long) day out but if I was to return I’d vouch for the original Sound of Music tour and perhaps stay in Salzburg itself for at least a couple nights.
Aug 12 2019
 
Great tour would’ve liked a bit more time but overall a great experience
Aug 07 2019
 
Vale a pena a compra deste passeio.
Jul 31 2019
 
Great guide who was thorough and friendly. Nice to tour the town and then have time on your own.
Jul 01 2019
 
Great experience !!! We've seen a lot in a limited time and the guide very knowledgeable!!!
May 26 2019
 
See my comments about our tour guide not showing us any location of the Sound of Music movie.
May 17 2019
 
Lpng but satsfying. Thomas the guide was excellent
Apr 14 2019
 
worth of money and time, don't miss this place if you visit vienna
Mar 13 2019
 
Destination Salzburg is a ​very nice place
Jan 03 2019
 
Good arrangement and the tour guide has explained everything clearly.
Dec 16 2018
 
We enjoyed the Salzburg tour. The guide was very knowledgable.
Nov 08 2018
 
Quite smooth and the site is easy to access and handle even with a smart phone