Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

Highlights

  • Includes a walking tour of Salzburg and scenic route through Salzkammergut

  • Hear live commentary from your guide

  • Pickup and drop-off provided from central Vienna

Summary

Your tour begins with pickup from your central Vienna hotel or the State Opera. Meet your expert guide and hop aboard your coach to begin your day trip to Salzburg. Soak up incredible views from the windows as you travel, passing the landscape of lakes and mountains where Emperor Franz Joseph and his family used to holiday. Pause at Lake Mondsee for photos before reaching Salzburg and enjoying some free time for lunch. Afterward, explore the Old Town on a walking tour. Pass the Festival Hall, the Cathedral and St. Peter’s Abbey, as your guide explains the stories behind these historical sites and how the city became a bishop’s seat. You also learn about the city’s most famous resident, Wolfgang Mozart, who was born in Salzburg and lived in the city until his late teens. As you walk through the busy shopping streets, spot the prolific composer’s home at no. 9 Getreidegasse. Admire the gardens as you continue through Mirabell Palace, where several scenes from 'The Sound of Music' were filmed. Pass the statue of Pegasus, the same statue that Maria and the children famously danced around while singing ‘Do-Re-Mi.’ Your Salzburg day trip concludes with a scenic drive back to Vienna, passing through the Fortress Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. You are dropped off at the Vienna State Opera. Please note, pick up services only available with certain hotels. Please check 'view additional info.' for hotel details and pick-up time.

Tour info

Duration
13 hours
Group Size
Pricing
Commentary
Meeting Point
Dropoff location

Why take this tour?

Skip the hassle of driving from Vienna to Salzburg with the convenience of a full-day tour to Mozart's home town that includes round-trip bus transportation. Take in the scenery of the Austrian Alps and stop at Lake Mondsee along the way, then visit Salzburg attractions such as the UNESCO-listed Old Town and the Mirabell Palace gardens, one of the filming locations for 'The Sound of Music.'

What’s included?

  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)

  • Bus ride through beautiful Salzkammergut

  • Walking tour with Salzburg's most popular sights

  • Visit some of "The Sound of Music" film locations

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 13h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Operated by:

Vienna Sightseeing Tours Wiener Rundfahrten GmbH & Co.KG

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About operator:

VIENNA SIGHTSEEING TOURS offers guided tours, day trips and concerts - you can pick a city tour in Vienna, a trip to Salzburg or Danube Valley, visit Bratislava, Budapest, Prague and Hallstatt.
Furthermore, the HOP ON HOP OFF tours are a comfortable way to explore Vienna. You can choose from up to 6 routes and 50 stops. Hop on and off at as many stops as you like with just one ticket.