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Address: Rudolfskai 38, Salzburg 5020, Austria
Phone Number:
+43 662 849511
Today
08:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
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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Misconceptions but overall pleasant

We booked our reservation for the Sound of Music Special Tour. We were informed that as there were three we needed to pay for 4 people. We did so as we expected the tour was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephen E
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Goldsboro, United States
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Geneva, Switzerland
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great tour! We took the full day tour with Bob’s Tour Company, which included both the Sound of Music tour and a visit to idyllic Hallstatt. Our tour guide, Al, was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the movie and the locations where the various scenes were filmed. Al clearly loves the movie and the positive impact it’s had on his... More 

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

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

San Francisco
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Silvia was an exceptional tour guide and driver! The tour was always filled with interesting stories, facts, music and tips on on how to make the best use of our time at each location/where to take the best photos. She was even kind enough to provide me with tips for Salzburg after my tour. The office staff was also very... More 

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

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

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small bus, more personal and intimate. Would choose this again in a heartbeat over the larger bus tours! There were 11 of us on this tour which we took on Boxing Day. We were picked up from our hotel and taken to many key locations from the iconic movie. Our tour guide Sylvia was very knowledgeable and... More 

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

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

Goldsboro, United States
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our reservation for the Sound of Music Special Tour. We were informed that as there were three we needed to pay for 4 people. We did so as we expected the tour was private. The Walking tour of the old city was great. We had a great guide who told us about the film locations but also the... More 

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

Dear Stephen E! Thank you very much for your feedback! As we already wrote you in an e-mail we are very sorry for the misconception that your tour would be private. Still we are very happy you enjoyed your Sound of Music Special Tour with us and hope to welcome you again! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan More 

Hereford, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the Christmas Tour on the 15th December to Oberndorff and Armstad. Our driver and guide was Rosa Maria who was superb. A very careful driver and a very informative guide. The highlight of the day was the visit to the Silent Night Museum where we were shown an excellent video outlining the story of the carol. The museum... More 

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

Dear Roger1939! Thank you very much for your wonderful feedback! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with Rosa Maria and hope to welcome you again anytime soon! Best regards from Salzburg, Jonathan More 

california
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54 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've done a SOM tour before with one of those big bus companies; decided to do Bob's Tour after reading the recommendations. We were really disappointed. Our guide didn't speak great English at all and just told us basic info, often repeating herself. There were no bits of fun trivia about how the movie was made. At the gazebo I... More 

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

Dear alidoremi! Thank you very much for your honest feedback! We are really sorry we could not meet your expectations. Please contact us via e-mail to office@bobstours.com and provide us with the name of your tour guide and the date of your tour, so we can take further investigations. Best regards from Salzburg, Jonathan More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

We booked the 'Sound of Music + Hallstatt' from Bob's Special Tours in 8 Dec 2016. We were picked up in a small mini-van. As there are only 2 of us, it's like a private tour. Our driver cum tour guide is Silva. She's friendly & gave us a lot of information about 'Sound of Music'. It makes me want... More 

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

Dear wisely08! Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Sylvia and wish you a lot of fun watching the Sound of Music again! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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385 reviews
158 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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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Jonathan K, Public Relations Manager at Bob's Special Tours, responded to this review

Dear tinylass! Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your tour with Sylvia and hope to welcome you agian some day! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan More 

Alexandria, Virginia
Level Contributor
72 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 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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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 20 November 2016

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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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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