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Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna

  • Day trip to Salzburg from Vienna
  • Admire stunning UNESCO-listed scenery on a drive through Wachau and the Salzkammergut
  • View Salzburg’s must-sees including the Cathedral and Mozart’s House
Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna
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Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna
Experience three of Austria’s UNESCO-listed highlights — Salzburg, the Wachau Valley and the Salzerkammergut — in one day on a trip from Vienna. Admire the wine country of Wachau and Salzkammergut’s mountains and lakes before arriving in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace and the setting for ‘The Sound of Music.’ Tour Salzburg's must-sees, including Mozart's House and the Mirabell Gardens, and then stroll and relax independently. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
What to Expect
After early pickup from your central Vienna hotel, leave the Austrian capital and journey west toward Salzburg. Pass through the rolling hills and vineyards of UNESCO-listed Wachau along the River Danube — an area famous for the Benedictine monastery of Melk — and hear information about the region from your guide.

Stop for breakfast (own expense), and then continue into another UNESCO World Heritage gem: the Salzkammergut region of mountains and lakes that played a starring role in The Sound of Music. Admire the lakes and villages, and hear fascinating snippets about the area’s history before arriving in Salzburg at around noon.

Take a walking tour of the UNESCO-protected Old Town with your guide, seeing landmarks including the Cathedral, Mozarteum and St Peter’s Cemetery, whose colonnades famously provided hiding for the Von Trapp family in the 1960 musical.

Wander along the cobbled Getreidegasse shopping street, and learn about Salzburg’s most famous former resident, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as you pause outside the composer’s house.

See the Mirabell Palace and its gardens, the backdrop to the famous 'Do Re Mi' scene in The Sound of Music, and take in the views from here up to the Hohensalzburg, the hilltop fortress looming over the city.

After your roughly 1.5-hour tour, enjoy about two hours to explore independently. Perhaps delve into the cobbled alleyways to shop, enjoy a late lunch (own expense) or sightsee further, perhaps visiting Mozart’s House or St. Peter’s Abbey.

When it’s time, rejoin your guide and relax on your scenic ride back to Vienna. Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your central hotel in the evening.
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Reviewed 5 days ago
Great tour

We took this tour in May. The guide and driver were very professional as they navigated the traffic on the roads to and around Salzburg. I was satisfied with what the tour covered and the independence we were allowed once in Salzburg. All directions for...More

Thank dg2014jg
Reviewed 1 week ago
Childhood memories re-lived

One of my favourite memories of my childhood was singing along to songs on the Sound of Music (even to this day I still sing along - don't judge me), so it was easy for me to make the decision to visit Salzburg when I...More

Thank 247Alexana
Reviewed 9 July 2018
Excellent tour!

I enjoyed this day trip. The tour guide was very nice and knowledgable. The Salzburg area is beautiful and worth the visit.

1  Thank Liliane530
Reviewed 3 July 2018
Salzburg is amazing, don't do it this way

There's a reason we don't do big bus tours, and we were reminded again why. This tour was fine for what it is... a big group tour. We waited too long to book a tour, and the small van trips were full. We wanted to...More

3  Thank Jamie S
Reviewed 15 June 2018
Not worth the money

Our guide was very nice but his English was very poor. I could only catch every other word during his commentary on the bus. His commentary was not very interesting on top of that. We spent more time on the bus than we did in...More

Thank Loren O
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28 April 2018|
Response from Michelle G | Reviewed this property |
Look at taking the train and getting a tour guide locally.
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