Salzburg: Boat Ride to Hellbrunn and Palace Visit
- Duration: 2.5 hours
Our tour was with Panorama tour group with guide (and driver) Anne Marie. She was fabulous and gave extensive history of the sites as it related to the film and other interesting historical facts. We truly couldn’t have asked for a better experience and better weather. Since the pick up point is in the Thursday open market, it added to the experience. In the passenger van we adults all masked up. My young daughter (Age 3) was able to keep interested the whole time, only struggled the last 15 mins or so, which is remarkable after a four hour tour. I recommend bringing healthy on the go snacks and water (to be eaten outside the van) because there are not many food/water options due to the pandemic. Otherwise, we had plenty of bathroom breaks and LOADS of information. We also had a small group of 5 adults and one child. This company has been doing these tours since the movie first became popular and also received the local seal of approval from my hotel staff. Thumbs up!
Because of the small group from 4 different countries it took a while to lighten up. Leopold was great and the added history of Salzburg was fantastic as it was our first time here. I will be back and will recommend the trip to others who like the Sound of Music but also as to get to know the area and ifs history.
If you have time to do only one tour in Salzburg then this one is quite suitable. The bus/van tour (8 pax) around Salzburg was quite informative to get a decent historical impression of the city. The visit to Mozart (Birth) House is optional in this tour but all 4 of us enjoyed this visit (incl. our 2 teenagers).
Excellent tour. Highly recommended. The sights are just breathtaking. The information about the film and the real family are so interesting. If your a fan of the film, it’s a must do tour. If your a fan of Salzburg and surrounding area it’s a must do tour. Loved every minute, a dream come true for me.
Our guide (tour in March 15th) was very kind and gave detailed information about sound of music. The tour was also filled with the songs too! But unfortunately, many of the buildings were closed due to corona virus which made me super disappointed :(