Salzburg's Private Introductory Tour With Historian Guide


Meet your private guide by Salzburg’s Café Glockenspiel, and head out to explore the narrow lanes that zigzag through the Old Town. Walk past wealthy burgher houses fronted with Baroque facades, and admire Salzburg’s commercial center, which has retained its medieval charm.  After passing through the bustling Getreidegasse shopping district, you’ll work your way to Mozart’s Birthplace. Hear about Mozart’s childhood and his family, and learn about other Classical composers from Salzburg such as Michael Haydn.  Stroll onward to St. Peter’s Abbey, one of the oldest Benedictine abbeys in Austria, and learn a little more of the city’s history from your guide. Over the centuries, Salzburg has been known for its medieval salt trade, advances in medicine, and its links to the Sound of Music — the city provided the filming locations for the timeless wartime tale. After three hours, your tour ends in the center of the Old Town. 

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2 hours 30 minutes
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Why take this tour?

Explore Salzburg with a local historian during this private, 2.5-hour tour. See the historic city center with its Baroque and medieval buildings, and learn about the salt trade, musical history, and the town's wartime past. You'll visit Benedictine St. Peter′s Abbey in the oldest part of the city, and your guide will also relay the tales of not only Mozart, as well as his sister, who spent their childhood in Salzburg, but also the Trapp family singers who inspired the movie 'The Sound of Music.'

What’s included?

  • 2.5-hour walk trough Salzburg historical center

  • Professional scholar guide

  • Food and drinks

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 2h 30m

  • Mobile tickets accepted

Cancellation Policy

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

Operated by:

Insight Cities Salzburg

About operator:

The guides at Insight Cities are a network of local historians in Europe, mostly with MA and PhD-level degrees. As brainy guides, we look for the crucial detail, the vital, quirky fact that illuminates local cultures while also revealing global contexts. We care passionately about good storytelling and good hosting and crafting engaging tours that reveal centuries of history to you in insightful ways. We’re proud to have helped thousands of travelers to get the most from their time in our wonderful cities.

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