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From Vienna: Day Tour of Salzburg

1. From Vienna: Day Tour of Salzburg

Drive through the stunning natural beauty of the Salzkammergut region on this day trip from Vienna to Salzburg. Uncover historical sites on a guided walking tour of the Salzburg Old Town. Take pictures of some film locations from the hit film "The Sound of Music." Be picked up from the centrally-located Vienna State Opera house and relax aboard a spacious and airconditioned coach on the ride through the countryside. Take in views of mountains and lakes as you pass through the UNESCO-listed Salzkammergut region.  Arrive in Salzburg and head to the Old Town. Follow your guide through the cobbled streets to see the Cathedral, the Festival Theater, and St Peter's Church and graveyard. Find the grave of Nannerl, Mozart's sister.  Stop outside the archbishops' residence and the house Mozart was born in. See the Pferdeschwemme (Horse Well) where the song "Edelweis" was performed in 'The Sound of Music" and view Mirabell Palace where "Do Re Mi" was filmed. Admire beautiful views of the Hohensalzburg fortress before returning by coach to the Vienna State Opera house.

Salzburg: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

2. Salzburg: Self-Guided Highlights Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know Salzburg at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts and legends. An ideal outdoor activity for first time visitors, couples, groups, families, and children. Can be used as a great team-building activity. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of Salzburg’s most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the city sightseeing game. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.Learn interesting information about the attractions and the city. You can start playing anytime, the schedule is indicative. Start your tour from the much-photographed St. Andrew's Church. Visit the Mozart Residence with the heavy history of the huge artist who inhabited it, still the romantic Marko-Feingold-Steg bridge with countless locks will give you the opportunity for a unique view. Take a photo at the imposing Salzburg Residence with its magnificent architecture, and learn about the most famous Austrian ever, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Visit Residence Square with its unique art fountain. You will also pass by the Dom of Salzburg with a history of almost 1500 years. Admire St Peter's Abbey with its unique interior. The Kapitelschwemme with its architecture will fascinate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax around the Hohensalzburg Fortress, right out of a fairy tale, which with its incredible view will be the icing on the cake of this tour!

Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

3. Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

See the sights of Salzburg on a full-day tour from Vienna, with optional drop off for those who want to stay the night. Traveling in small groups of no more than 8 people, the intimate tour will take you through the breathtaking scenery of the Vienna Woods, with the peaks of the Alps in the distance, and on to the stunning Austrian lake district. Stop by picture-postcard Lake Attersee and visit the charming alpine village of St. Gilgen at lake Wolfgangsee, a famous location in the hit movie "The Sound of Music." Upon arrival in Salzburg, discover Salzburg's UNESCO-listed Old Town with your guide on a leisurely walking tour. Hear intriguing stories about the city's famous inhabitants as you pass Mozart's birthplace, the colorful gardens of Mirabell Palace, the cemetery of the Abbey of St. Peter, Salzburg Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace. Spend the afternoon in Salzburg with plenty of free time to purchase lunch and wander Mozart town on your own before making the journey back to Vienna with your driver.

DomQuartier Day Ticket incl. Audio Guide

4. DomQuartier Day Ticket incl. Audio Guide

Discover Baroque power and splendor across 15,000 square meters with 2,000 magnificent exhibits from 1300 turbulent years. The cathedral and Salzburg Residenz make up the historical center of the city. However, the passages between the archiepiscopal palace, the cathedral oratory, as well as the Kunstkammer and the art galleries were closed or walled off for 200 years. With the establishment of the DomQuartier, the original unity of the cathedral and Residenz complex was restored. A tour of the complex allows you to discover new views of the city and unknown insights into the architectural buildings and Baroque treasure chamber. The ensemble opened to the public on a tour for the first on 17 May 2014. Here, 134 doors opened to 2,000 exhibits from 1300 years of art and culture across 15,000 square meters. The idea of the tour through the DomQuartier goes back to Prince Archbishop Guidobald von Thun. He was one of the most important builders of the Baroque period in Salzburg. During his 14-year reign (1654 – 1668), he decisively shaped the image of the city. He built the cathedral arches, the Residenz and cathedral squares, and the art gallery (now the Long Gallery at St. Peter’s Abbey). He also created the passageways between the cathedral and the Residenz as well as St. Peter’s Abbey. After the dissolution of the Prince Archbishopric of Salzburg in 1803, the unity of the cathedral and the Residenz was lost. However, it has now been reconstructed after 200 years. First up, tour the State Rooms of the Salzburg Residenz Palace, home to the prince archbishops’ living quarters and official seat. Opulent interiors, extravagant stucco, and superb ceiling frescoes are witnesses to the mission of the rulers to present themselves in a magnificent way. You then continue on to the Residenz Gallery, which displays European paintings from the 16th to the 19th century with a clear focus on the Baroque period. The subsequent Cathedral Arches Terrace combines the secular with the spiritual center: the Salzburg Cathedral. A magnificent view of the city opens up from the Cathedral Arches Terrace – as it were between heaven and earth. The original structure of the North Oratory of the cathedral will be recorded in the future with special exhibitions. Initially, the Salzburg Museum with the Rossacher collection is a guest. The organ loft, which offers an impressive view of the cathedral, leads the way to the Cathedral Museum, the Kunstkammer, the Long Gallery, and the Museum St. Peter in the newly adapted Wallistrakt. After looking into the Gothic choir of the Franciscan Church, the tour ends in the magnificent Carabinieri Hall of the Salzburg Residenz. In addition to the works of art from the Residenz Gallery, the Cathedral Museum, and Salzburg Museum, St. Peter’s Abbey displays its treasures for the first time in a specially designed permanent museum. The Benedictine monastery of St. Peter, located immediately adjacent to the cathedral and Residenz complex, is considered the oldest continuously running monastery in the German-speaking countries and was instrumental in the development of cultural and intellectual life in Salzburg. The abbey has an art collection with an estimated 40,000 exhibits. The most beautiful objects are presented in the newly founded Museum St. Peter for the first time since 1982.

Salzburg and Alpine Lakes Full-Day Trip from Vienna

5. Salzburg and Alpine Lakes Full-Day Trip from Vienna

Dive into the world of classical music and see some of the jewels of the world’s natural heritage on this tour from Vienna to Salzburg and the surrounding lake district. Admire Mondsee and Wolfgangsee lakes, and take a guided walking tour in Salzburg. On the way to Salzburg from Vienna, explore the natural beauty of the Salzkammergut lake region. Prepare yourself for some unforgettable alpine landscapes and pure, clear air. Marvel at the reflection of the mighty Western Alps in the sparkling blue water of the picturesque Mondsee and Wolfgangsee lakes. Fans of the "Sound of Music" movie will also be thrilled to see some of the filming locations.  Upon arrival in Salzburg, discover the world capital of classical music that was the hometown of both Mozart and Karajan. Walk through the Mirabell Gardens and see the very house where Mozart was born, as well as the cathedral and St. Peter’s Abbey, one of the oldest abbeys in Europe.

From Vienna: Sound of Movies Musical Tour to Salzburg

6. From Vienna: Sound of Movies Musical Tour to Salzburg

Start your trip in the idyllic scenery of the Austrian Alps. See Alpine landscapes of lake Mondsee, chosen by the director of The Sound of Music as an ideal location for Maria's wedding. On the way to Salzburg, take the chance to snap great pictures of the beautiful lakes and peaks. See the picturesque Hourse Pond shot in the film and Residence Square's famous Residence Fountain, the most famous fountain in the city, chosen for the I Have Confidence in Me song. Take pictures of the Summer Riding School where the von Trapp family took part in the world-famous Salzburg music festival, and enjoy the silence of the oldest cemetery in Austria at the Saint Peter's Monastery, where the von Trapp family found a secure hiding place before escaping to Italy. See Nonnberg Nunnery on the hill from the outside, and enjoy witnessing the oldest nunnery in Europe which became famous thanks to the voice of Maria Kutschera, whose story served as inspiration for the Sound of Music movie. Take a stroll through the magnificent Mirabell Gardens, where Maria and the children danced around the Pegasus Fountain singing the song Do-re-mi. In the summertime, enjoy the fresh air in Hellbrunn Park, and see the famous Gazebo keeping the secret of Liesl's first kiss.

Salzburg: Sound of Music Sightseeing Walk with Audio Guide

7. Salzburg: Sound of Music Sightseeing Walk with Audio Guide

Explore Salzburg from the perspective of the classic film The Sound of Music, stopping by famous landmarks and locations that feature in the film. Experience the movie in a new way in this immersive activity, which uses an app-based audio guide with GPS technology.  Start the activity at Mozart Bridge, a notable location of the film. Stroll into the Old Town to see the Cathedral and St Peter’s Monastery. Next, pass through Green Market, and learn about its significance in the film as well as in Austria’s history.  You’ll pass the Horse’s Pond mural and spy Mönchsberg mountain before crossing the padlock bridge over the Salzach River. Learn about the Landestheater, and see the Hotel Bristol where the cast stayed during filming.  Visit the 17th-century Pegasus Fountain and the Dwarf Garden of Mirabell Palace, before finishing the activity at the infamous Do Re Mi steps. Along your route, you’ll learn about Salzburg’s history and hear behind-the-scenes stories from the set of The Sound of Music. The guide uses GPS technology to follow your pace and play the appropriate audio tracks as you go, so you can focus on the sights around you.

Salzburg: City Exploration Game and Tour

8. Salzburg: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in X. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour from the much-photographed St. Andrew's Church. Visit the Mozart Residence with the heavy history of the huge artist who inhabited it, still the romantic Marko-Feingold-Steg bridge with countless locks will give you the opportunity for a unique view. Take a photo at the imposing Salzburg Residence with its magnificent architecture, and learn about the most famous Austrian ever, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Visit Residence Square with its unique art fountain. You will also pass by the Dom of Salzburg with a history of almost 1500 years. Admire St Peter's Abbey with its unique interior. The Kapitelschwemme with its architecture will fascinate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax around the Hohensalzburg Fortress, right out of a fairy tale, which with its incredible view will be the icing on the cake of this tour!

Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

9. Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Discover Baroque churches, Mozart’s birthplace and other highlights of Salzburg’s Old Town on a private tour tailored to your needs and interests.. Your Private Guide will show you the best things to see in Salzburg and tell you its fascinating history. Fall in love with Austria’s most musical alpine town! Book a 2-hour walking tour to get to know Salzburg in a nutshell. You will enjoy the alpine scenery as you wander around the baroque pleasure gardens of the Mirabell Palace while listening to interesting facts and myths about local history and culture. Salzburg is best known as the birthplace of Mozart and you will see his former residence, birthplace, and many monuments dedicated to this great Austrian composer. The guide will tell you all about the many famous musicians and notable citizens of Salzburg, and provide essential information about the many musical festivals organized in town. Every narrow alley and public square will surprise you with its history and beautiful Baroque architecture, such as the stunning white walls of Kollegienkirche and Salzburg Cathedral. This short tour will end in Kapitelplatz, which offers a great view of Fortress Hohensalzburg, a hilltop castle that dominates the city’s skyline. Book a 3-hour tour to see more of Salzburg and visit Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church) and the courtyard of St. Peter's Abbey. The Kollegienkirche is the church of the University of Salzburg and part of the UNESCO World Heritage. Its interior will amaze you with its clean, white design and the famous organ. Another highlight of this extended tour will be a visit to the courtyards of a medieval monastery complex that has served as the spiritual heart of Salzburg for more than 1,000 years. Book a 4-hour tour of the Old Town to visit Salzburg Cathedral, Kollegienkirche, and the courtyard of St. Peter's Abbey. The 17th century Baroque cathedral, which stands on the site of a church built in 774, has witnessed the most important events in the city’s history. Entrance tickets to the cathedral and its museum are included in this tour, so you can step inside and admire its beautiful interior with stunning frescos, huge organ, and the baptismal font in which Mozart was baptized. Book a 6-hour tour to get a full experience of Salzburg’s Old Town and visit its top-ranked attractions: Fortress Hohensalzburg, Salzburg Cathedral, Kollegienkirche, and the courtyard of St. Peter's Abbey. With the all-inclusive skip-the-line tickets to Fortress Hohensalzburg you can take an exciting funicular ride up the hill and explore the historic castle and its museums without waiting in line at the ticket office. Your licensed Private Guide will tell you about the prince-bishops who lived here and show you their princely chambers, including the Golden Hall, Golden Chamber and Bedchamber. You will also see the treasures of the Fortress Museum, Rainer Regiment Museum, Marionette Museum and Armory.

Salzburg: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

10. Salzburg: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from the much-photographed St. Andrew's Church. Visit the Mozart Residence with the heavy history of the huge artist who inhabited it, still the romantic Marko-Feingold-Steg bridge with countless locks will give you the opportunity for a unique view. Take a photo at the imposing Salzburg Residence with its magnificent architecture, and learn about the most famous Austrian ever, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Visit Residence Square with its unique art fountain. You will also pass by the Dom of Salzburg with a history of almost 1500 years. Admire St Peter's Abbey with its unique interior. The Kapitelschwemme with its architecture will fascinate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax around the Hohensalzburg Fortress, right out of a fairy tale, which with its incredible view will be the icing on the cake of this tour!

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It was a nice long trip , almost 13 hours. The drive was very scenic and one could absorb a lot of the Austrian countryside. The guide was very knowledgeable and the bus driver was very adept in his driving skills and a very safe driver. There were two stops while going to wards Salzburg and one stop while returning back . Adequate free time was given at Salzburg to explore the town. Have come back with fond memories. Highly recommend this trip

it's an amazing journey and the destination. good part is the tour guide Lilly she put the things in a story telling way and provide the information throughout

Thomas was such a character. Very informative, funny. Weather was fab, always a bonus. Nice small group.

Everything worked out perfectly and it was a beautiful day in Salzburg! Guide was phenomenal!

Excellent Tour guide Thomas experienced knowledgeable and approachable.