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Salzburg: City Highlights Tour

1. Salzburg: City Highlights Tour

Take a magical city tour through Salzburg. Starting from Mirabell Palace, you'll be guided through the historical downtown on the left side of the Salzach river, passing one of the most famous music academies in the world - the Mozarteum and Mozart's Residence. Here you'll learn even more about the life and work of the Austrian prodigy. After crossing the city bridge, you will find yourself in the heart of the historical Baroque downtown where you can catch a view of the Salzburg Cathedral and admire the festival district. Next stop, Schloss Leopoldskron, which you may recognize from the classical film, "The Sound of Music". Lastly, you will drive by Nonnberg Abbey back to Mirabell Square where the tour will end.

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Munich: Day Trip to Salzburg Private Guided Tour

2. Munich: Day Trip to Salzburg Private Guided Tour

Admire beautiful mountains on your short trip to Salzburg city. A local guide will pick you up in Salzburg and show you around. During this guided tour, discover the most significant sights, historic events, and hidden gems with your private local guide. Salzburg is more than the City of Mozart. Enjoy Mirabell Palace, and discover beautiful gardens, statues, architecture, and fountains. Explore UNESCO-protected Old Town to admire Salzburg Cathedral, St. Peter's Abbey, and Collegiate Church. Also, see some “The Sound of Music” filming locations. Look at the magnificent Hohensalzburg Fortress, with its rooftop views, history, and a huge area to explore in the Main Castle. After learning about Salzburg, including tips about where to visit and eat, use your free time after a guided walking tour. Your private driver will take you to Munich safely. You will be dropped off at your accommodation or any location in Munich you wish.

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Combo Ticket: Grand City Tour and 24-Hour Salzburg Card

3. Combo Ticket: Grand City Tour and 24-Hour Salzburg Card

For centuries, Prince Archbishops represented the worldly and clerical power of this independent principality. Impressive monuments still bear witness to their rein. Renowned architects and artists worked through the centuries to create architectural masterpieces. Get to know Salzburg with it's Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements. After the informative 1.5-hour extended bus tour throughout Salzburg, use the included Salzburg 24h Card with free admission to all the major city sights (for example: Salzburg Cathedral, Fortress Hohensalzburg, Mirabell Palace, Getreidegasse or Mozarts Birth House) and free public bus transportation within the city limits to experience all the city has to offer. You can also ride the funicular up to explore one of the oldest fortresses in Europe - Fortress Hohensalzburg. Tip: All participants on this tour will have the opportunity to visit the famous Hellbrunn Water Trick Fountains (open April till October) right after the tour. The bus ride back to Salzburg is included with the Salzburg Card. The Salzburg Card also includes the Fortress Hohensalzburg – a free ride on the funicular, entrance fee, as well as access to all museums.

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Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

4. Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Learn the facts and legends of picturesque Salzburg city on a 2-hour private walking tour. Pass by Mirabell Palace, a complex of historic residence built by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich with baroque gardens. Also, visit St. Andrew Parish Church and Mozart's Residence. Then discover Medieval tenements and the Rathaus building. Walk along the famous Getreidegasse street and spot Mozart’s Birthplace. Finally, enjoy a great atmosphere at the University Square and marvel at the amazing Kollegienkirche. To explore even more, choose the 3-hour option and visit also St. Peter's Abbey. This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years. The church and the abbey have been the spiritual heart of Salzburg. You can take the 4-hour tour and stroll down to reach the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral. The twin spires top this baroque-style 17th-century Cathedral, with a museum housing its sacred treasures. Get inside and see an amazing sculpture ceiling, organs, and great chapels. In the 6-hour version, also visit Hohensalzburg Fortress. Take in absolutely amazing views on top and explore the Main Castle. Inside you will see Princes’ Apartments, the Magic Theater, and the Fortress Museum.

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Salzburg: City Highlights Tour

5. Salzburg: City Highlights Tour

The tour takes you past the Mirabell Gardens, Mozarteum (music academy), Marionette Theatre, Landestheatre (Regional Theatre), Markart Square Then over the river Salzach passing Mozart’s Birthplace, Getreidegasse, Blasius Church, Horse pond and Festival Halls. Then via the Sigmundsgate into the Riedenburg area passing by the Hohensalzburg Fortress to the Nonntal area with the famous Nonnberg Abbey. The tour finishes in Mozart’s Square where the famous Mozart Statue is, plus being close by to the Cathedral, Old Residence of the Archbishops and many more sights. Ideal for getting to know the major sights of both the new and old parts of this amazing city within 1 hour.

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Salzburg: Skip-the-line Hohensalzburg Fortress Tour

6. Salzburg: Skip-the-line Hohensalzburg Fortress Tour

Explore 1,000 years of history in Hohensalzburg Fortress with an experienced guide. Marvel at the stunning Royal Apartments, see the impressive Golden Hall, and get a panoramic view from the top of the Fortress. Begin your tour of this ancient fortress outside the imposing structure. Snap photos as your guide explains its interesting history. Follow your guide into the massive complex, and enter the beautiful Royal Apartments, built to impress guests and demonstrate power. Continue to the Golden Hall, designed for grand ceremonies and royal parties. Look up to see the beautiful blue wooden ceiling, whose golden joists and buttons give the impression of a starry night sky. In the Arsenal, wonder at the collection of medieval weapons, including rapiers, broadswords, and halberds. Explore the Granary, Bastions, and bedrooms, getting an insider's view into the life of medieval nobility. Finish your tour of the Fortress with a breathtaking funicular ride to the top. Enjoy a 360-degree view of Salzburg, and spot the major sights with the help of your guide. After you've soaked in the view, continue your tour through the Old Town. Discover the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral, Mozartplatz, and marvel at the outstanding Franciscan Church and Collegian Church. Stroll along famous Getreidegasse, Mozart's favorite walking street, and see his birthplace. End your tour of Salzburg with the beautiful facades of the Rathaus and University.

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Salzburg: Private Sound of Music Tour Full or Half-Day

7. Salzburg: Private Sound of Music Tour Full or Half-Day

The 1965 musical The Sound of Music was a worldwide hit, using stunning settings that were as captivating as the storyline itself, and this tour gives you the chance to explore some of them first-hand. After breakfast at one of the film sites — the Leopoldskron Palace — you will see the gazebo in the gardens of Hellbrunn Palace, and take a tour of the actual Villa Trapp. The tour continues to the picturesque alpine village of Werfen, where you will follow in Maria’s footsteps on the Sound of Music hiking trail, where the famous opening scene was shot, with its breathtaking views. Afterwards, there is an optional lunch (35 Euros) at Obauer, one of the most exclusive restaurants in Europe, recognized as outstanding by the French Guide Gault Millau. After lunch, visit the spectacular Hohenwerfen Fortress, not only part of The Sound of Music but also a location in the 1968 film Where Eagles Dare, with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. The last part of the tour takes you via scenic mountain roads to Mondsee, to visit the cathedral where the romantic wedding in the movie was filmed - a perfect place to end a perfect day.

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Salzburg: Private Day Trip to Innsbruck

8. Salzburg: Private Day Trip to Innsbruck

Travel to the Tyrol region and enjoy a fantastic trip to the picturesque city of Innsbruck in the alps. Discover the fascinating history, admire Hofburg, walk around Old Town, and visit the magnificent Innsbruck Cathedral. Start from your hotel in Salzburg and hit the road with your private driver. Walk around Innsbruck Old Town, a special combination of Medieval roads, historic buildings with a magnificent view of the Alps. Along famous Maria-Theresien-Strasse, enjoy a lovely and lively local atmosphere. See Triumphpforte, stroll through Landhausplatz, pass the Town Hall, and look at St. Anne's Column, with the Alps in the background. See also Rudolfsbrunnen, an iconic Innsbruck monument. Visit Innsbruck Cathedral and see richly decorated chapels and ceiling frescoes showing scenes from the life of St. James. It’s also known for the amazing bells, so experience their unique sound at noon. Marvel at the symbol of Innsbruck symbol; the Golden Roof, an Ornate Habsburg residence decorated by 2657 shiny tiles. Step inside Hofkirche (Court Church), the most significant monument of Tyrol and the most striking emperor's gravesite of Europe with multiple amazing statues and sculptures. Complete your tour with a quick visit to Bergisel Ski Jump. Get a marvelous panorama over the whole city and Alps. There is also a restaurant located on top. End the day with a relaxing transfer back to your hotel in Salzburg. Extend your tour and visit to Ambras Castle. Immerse yourself in the wonderful world of the Renaissance and experience the top-class collections of Archduke Ferdinand II.

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Salzburg: Day Trip to Munich Private Guided Tour

9. Salzburg: Day Trip to Munich Private Guided Tour

Travel to the picturesque Bavaria region, enjoy the fantastic Munich city and discover the fascinating history during your full day trip. Hit the road from your hotel in Salzburg with your private driver in a comfortable car. Visit the historic city center of Marienplatz. Find the fantastic New Town Hall and golden statue Mariensäule. Right next to it is St. Peter’s Church, the oldest church in the city with a huge tower with an observation terrace. Take in glorious panoramic views over the city, you can even get a glimpse of the Alps on a clear day. Be impressed by the size of Frauenkirche, its domed towers, and legendary Devil's footprint. See unique buildings including St. Michael's Church, the amazing Wittelsbach Fountain in Karlsplatz. Marvel at the Theatine Church and the Monument to the Bavarian Army. Choose the extended option with entry to Viktualienmarkt, and try delicious cheese, famous Tyrol’s sausage, beer, Spätzle, or desserts. Enjoy a more historic version of the tour with an extended visit and see the Residenz, the Residenz Museum, Treasury and Theater. See the Ancestral Gallery, Porcelain Cabinet, Court Chapel, the Royal Apartments and more.

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Salzburg: Vienna Full Day Private Tour with Transport

10. Salzburg: Vienna Full Day Private Tour with Transport

Drive through Lower Austria and enjoy local beautiful scenery during full day trip. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Salzburg via comfortable car and then hit the road, surrounded by mountains, dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Arrive at Vienna, where a local expert guide will show you around with insider knowledge. Immerse yourself in amazing Old Town and see most remarkable places like the Rathaus, Burgtheater and Albertina. Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, one of Austria's most prominent national symbols and one of the highest cathedrals in Europe. Explore St. Peter's Catholic Church, Stephansplatz, the Column of The Trinity and Vienna University. When you get to the Imperial Treasury (Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien), explore one of the biggest collection of Holy Roman Empire and Austrian heritage. Admire the Imperial Crown, the famous Holy Lance, the Order of the Golden Fleece and more. Choose an extended option and enjoy the tour in one of the most sophisticated palaces in Austria. Step inside Schonbrunn Palace, a magnificent residence with its complex gardens, listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Or visit the fantastic Belvedere Palace and its delightful nature, buildings, fountains, and statues in Palace’s park. It houses one of Austria's most valuable art collections – with key works by Gustav Klimt, Egon Schiele and Oskar Kokoschka. No worries about return, sit back and relax, the driver will drop you off to your hotel in Salzburg.

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What people are saying about Salzburg

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 12 reviews

I had a very interesting, fun and extremely informative tour with a very nice guide named Leopold called Leo, he brought me closer to Salzburg with a lot of esprit. A big thank you and best regards to Leo von Christa from Transylvania ‍♀️

Andreas did a great city tour with us. Was very pleasant as a small group in the minibus. He showed us nice corners, gave us tips! We recommend :)

Wonderful! We were the only two in the bus that day so we sat up front and had a personal tour of the city highlights, in English.

Nice tour and above all very informative. I recommend everyone to take part at the beginning of their trip to Salzburg.

It was a very nice and informative tour. The Guide Leopold was just awesome