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Address: Rudolfskai 38, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Phone Number: +43 662 849511
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Mon - Fri 08:30 - 14:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Thank you for taking the time to visit our TripAdvisor page. If you are...

Thank you for taking the time to visit our TripAdvisor page. If you are looking for sightseeing or leisure tours in and around the city of Salzburg or anywhere in Austria we can help you turn your travelling ideas into reality.

Explore this beautiful part of Austria together with our passionate tour guides - our mini vans take you where the large coaches can't.

Our family run business was established in 1976; ever since, we’ve been living up to our image of making individual tours available to our guests.

Recommended by Rick Steves, Fodor’s and Frommer’s Travel Guides as “very personal and comfortable tour company”, we will make sure you won’t miss out on the most fascinating given facts and details Salzburg has to offer.

Tour with us and…

• explore this beautiful part of Austria in a unique way

• enjoy your trip in a mini van that takes you to places large coaches can’t get to

• let us provide you with an exciting mixture of historical sights, legends, folklore and breathtaking views

• see Salzburg through the eyes of our local tour guides, who are passionate about their home

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Bavarian Mountain Tour and Salt Mine

We had a great time with Ingo Scheumann on this tour. He made excellent use of the few hours that we had, and took us all over the area, the salt mine, the visitor center at the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Shirley W

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We pre-booked the Sound of Music and visit to Hallstatt tour online a few months before we visited Salzburg and our tour was great as there were only 7 of us plus Sylvia who was an excellent guide! We were picked up from our hotel at 8.30am and were out all day until 5pm when we were dropped back off... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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74 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful "Sound of Music" tour! Had a fantastic guide, think her name was Maria. She was excellent and had lots of great stories and was very knowledgeable and made the experience fun. This is a good way to see some of the countryside outside of Vienna. Definitely worth doing if you're a fan of the movie.

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Thank Luana B
Jonathan K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Bob's Special Tours, responded to this review

Dear Luana B! Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Rosa Maria and hope to welcome you again! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan More 

Boca Raton, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed very much our SOM/Hallstatt tour seeing the original places in a 9 Seater Van with my family. We were happy not being crunched into the big Panorma tour bus with 40-60 people with another company who seem to have the Monopoly in this city. Our hotel tried to push on us selling only Panorama Tours and ignored our... More 

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Thank Sylvia K
Jonathan K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Bob's Special Tours, responded to this review

Dear Sylvia K! Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your Sound of Music / Hallstatt Tour with us and hope to welcome you again! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comprehensive all-day tour of Historic Salzburg and Sound of Music film sites on Bob's Special Tours. We enjoyed the three-hour walking tour of Salzburg's Old Town in the morning, where our guide pointed out not only sites from the movie, but important historic and architectural sites such as the Residenz, and Salzburg Cathedral - where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized.... More 

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Jonathan K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Bob's Special Tours, responded to this review

Dear Lisa S! Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your Sound of Music Special Tour with us and hope to welcome you agian! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a great time with Ingo Scheumann on this tour. He made excellent use of the few hours that we had, and took us all over the area, the salt mine, the visitor center at the Eagle nest where he went over the displays to give us a better idea of what had been there, other salt works in... More 

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Thank Shirley W
Jonathan K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Bob's Special Tours, responded to this review

Dear Shirley W! Thank you very much for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Ingo and hope to welcome you again! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan More 

Columbus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sylvia was a great guide. She is very knowledgable about the SOM movie as well as Salzburg history. It was fun to see the actual sites and picture the characters there. The drive though the country to get to the lakes and church where the marriage scene was filmed was pretty. Since it was just the 3 members of our... More 

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Jonathan K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Bob's Special Tours, responded to this review

Dear Constance I! Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback! We are very glad you enjoyed your tour with Sylvia. Unfortunately it is not possible for us to start the afternoon tours earlier since our tour guides need their lunch break. :( Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan More 

Miami, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The actual tour was wonderful! Minus our tour guide!!!! She was rude and not very nice, but got us from Salzburg to Hallstatt safe and sound! Hallstatt is a MUST see!!!! It is exactly like the pics in a magazine! Breathtaking views... beautiful little city!!!!

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Jonathan K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Bob's Special Tours, responded to this review

Dear JUDY3KIDS! Thank you very much for your honest feedback! We are glad you enjoyed itinerary but also very sorry about the behaviour of our tour guide. Please give us more information on the date of your tour and the name of your tour guide via e-mail to office@bobstours.com, so we can take further investigations. We hope to see you... More 

Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

I am a huge sound of music fan...my husband, not so much. But he agreed to the tour anyway, and it did not disappoint! While you do see some main scenes from the movie and learn interesting tidbits, you also learn a great deal about Salzburg history (and the movie soundtrack only plays part of the time, and you're not... More 

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Jonathan K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Bob's Special Tours, responded to this review

Dear chia124! Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your tour with Rosa Maria and hope to see you again some day! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan More 

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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Salzburg and the "Sound of Music" tour were to be one of the highlights of our family vacation... Salzburg was wonderful, but Bob's special tour was BORING, INSULTING, and UNSAFE. Our guide was Ingo... shame on me for only checking just a few reviews. Now that I'm home I have read many terrible reviews with Ingo, and on April 2,... More 

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gilladj
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138 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We booked with Bob because of the smaller group. The problem is it's a very small van. We had 6 thank goodness. Our tour guide was nice, spoke good English and did her best with a tepid itinerary. If you have a car or even if you don't you can easily see most of the sites near Salzburg. They are... More 

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Jonathan K, Leiter Öffentlichkeitsarbeit at Bob's Special Tours, responded to this review

Dear gilladj! Thank you very much for your honest feedback! We are very sorry we could not meet your expectations. On our website it is clearly stated that we tour with nine seater vans as well as you can find the itinerary of all our tours on our website, which is by the way the same as the big buses... More 

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