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Private Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna

From US$ 140.17
  • Full-day private tour of Salzburg from Vienna
  • Visit memorable filming locations from ‘The Sound of Music’
  • See the Mirabell Palace, St Peter’s Abbey and the Archbishop’s Palace on a guided tour
Private Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna
From US$ 140.17
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Private Tour, departing at 7:30am from your Vienna hotel or private address
From US$ 140.17
8:30am departure
Private Tour, departing at 8:30am from your Vienna hotel or private address
From US$ 140.17
Explore picturesque Salzburg and the idyllic Austrian Lake District on this private full-day tour from Vienna. Visit film locations from iconic musical ‘The Sound of Music’; see Mozart's birthplace and spot landmarks like the Mirabell Palace, St Peter’s Abbey and the Archbishop’s Palace. Then, enjoy free time to explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town, visit the Hohensalzburg fortress and Mozart museum, or hit the shops, before heading back to Vienna.
What to Expect
Meet your guide at your Vienna hotel and settle into your private vehicle for the journey to Salzburg. Keep your camera to hand as you pass through the Vienna Woods, see the distant peaks of the Alps, then drive through the dreamy landscapes of the Austrian Lake District. Jump out to admire the views at Lake Attersee, explore the lakeside town of St. Gilgen and see famous filming locations from ‘The Sound of Music’.

Arrive in Salzburg around midday and embark on a 1.5-hour walking tour, accompanied by a local guide. Discover Salzburg’s fascinating history and heritage as you follow your guide to sights like Mozart's birthplace, the festival area of Kapitelplatz, the grand Salzburg Residenz and the Baroque Salzburg Cathedral. Along the way, see more ‘The Sound of Music’ filming locations as you peek into the cemetery of St. Peter’s Abbey, where the Trapp-family hid, and stroll the magnificent Mirabell Palace gardens, where the song ‘Do-Re-Mi’ was recorded.

Break for lunch (own expense), then spend the afternoon exploring Salzburg independently. Perhaps ride the funicular (own expense) to the hilltop Hohensalzburg fortress, visit the Mozart museum or shop for souvenirs in the UNESCO-listed Old Town.

Leave Salzburg around 4.30pm and travel back to Vienna, where you’ll end your tour with drop-off at your hotel around 7.30pm.
Hotel pick-up
07:30am Tour start - Travel past the Vienna Woods and Melk Abbey to Linz
09:30am Stop for coffee and cake (at own expense) - ca. 30 minutes
10:50am Photo Stop at Lake Attersee - ca. 15 minutes
11:30am Explore Lakeside Town St. Gilgen - ca. 30 minutes
12:30pm Guided Walking Tour of Salzburg's Old Town - ca. 1,5 hours
02:00pm Free time in Salzburg for lunch, shopping and sightseeing - ca. 2,5 hours
04:30pm Departure for Vienna
7:30pm Arrival in Vienna. Hotel Drop-Off
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Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Rave Review!

There aren’t enough adjectives to express how wonderful the Salzburg day trip is from Vienna so I will simply advise those who are debating taking it to please do so without hesitation. The initial pick up point could not be easier to find (although that...More

Thank Maccaphile
Reviewed 11 October 2018
Start to finish - a great trip

Well informed, safe, and friendly driver to and from Salzburg. So many wonderful things to see in Salzburg - and the local guide was excellent with suggestions of what to do and where to go. Finally, excellent response by staff with helping us locate a...More

1  Thank Road435287
Reviewed 9 October 2018
Very accommodating

Vienna a la Carte was the only tour company that was willing to pick us up in Vienna, deliver us to Krems for a Danube cruise, pick us up at the other end of the cruise in Melk, arrange a Melk Abbey guided tour and...More

Thank jgb41
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile
Great informative trip

Our driver, Ton, had loads of interesting information on absolutely everything! Enough stops on route and watched The Sound of Music on our way back. A delightful day.

Thank Compass820886
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile
Very good tour and transport!

Very good tour and nice van for our small tour group. Free Wifi and Ipad for each seat in the van, like you taking the plane though. As a small group, we can decided some of our stop too. Must do!More

1  Thank prachsiri
Vienna-a-la-carte, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Vienna A La Carte, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Hi Prach S, thanks for your great review! We are glad you enjoyed our Salzburg & Lake Region Small Group Tour from Vienna. That's exactly what our tour is about - a comfortable luxurious ride and flexibility due to the small group size! We hope...More

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