Experience beauty and architecture on this exclusive private driving and walking tours.Salzburg is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996. Located on the northwest side of Austria, 424 meters (1391 ft) above sea level and with a population of approximately 150.000 people, Salzburg is today the 4th biggest city in the country. In this tour, you will have the possibility of exploring the old town. Your private guide will point out to you the points of interest to make sure you don’t miss any gems. Visit the Mirabell gardens, take a walk through the historic old town with all its impressive sights like the Salzburg Cathedral, Fortress Hohensalzburg, The Old Residence of the Prince-Archbishops, Getreidegasse with Mozart’s birthplace, the Franciscan Church, the University Church and, of course, the festival district with the large festival hall, the house for Mozart and the Felsenreitschule which was featured in the film The Sound of Music (Edelweiss).
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Salzburg Private Tours, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsWe will pick you up from your hotel or any other location in the city of Salzburg Stop At: Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsBuilt 1606 by one of the most controversial archbishop, Wolf Dittrich Von Reitenau, the Mirabell palace, with it’s gardens, is one of the main attraction for travelers in Salzburg.This was also the set for The Sound Of Music. (Do Re Mi)Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg), Salzburg, Austrian AlpsErected at the prime of the Prince-Archbishops of Salzburg with a length of 250 m (820 ft) and a width of 150 m (490 ft), it is one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. Hohensalzburg Fortress is situated at an altitude of 506 m above sea level.The fortress began in 1077 under Archbishop Gebhard von Helfenstein.It was used primarily for the defense of Salzburg and it’s inhabitants in case of war.(Optional)Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Residenzgalerie Salzburg, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsHome of the Archbishops of Salzburg, today this gallery presents as centrepiece It’s Czernin Collection. Optional Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Franziskanerkirche, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsGothic/Roman Duration: 10 minutesPass By: Getreidegasse, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsWalking true medivial streetsStop At: Schloss Hellbrunn, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsBuild in 1618 this schloss is famous for its wasserspile (watergames) in the grounds, which are a popular tourist attraction in the summer months. These games were conceived by Markus Sittikus, a man with a keen sense of humour, as a series of practical jokes to be performed on guests. You can also visit the inside of this hunting lodge and learn a bit more of the way of life in the palace.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Salzburg Cathedral, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsSaint Vergilius of Salzburg constructed the first cathedral possibly using the foundations of St. Rupert. It was completed in 774 A.D.Over the years the cathedral of Salzburg was destroyed and rebuilt and renovated several times. Today’s cathedral was completed in 1628 A.D.Wolf Dietrich hired the Italian architect Vincenzo Scamozzi to prepare a plan for a comprehensive new Baroque building. Construction did not begin however until Wolf Dietrich's successor, Markus Sittikus.It was destroyed again during WW ll and later on rebuild in 1959.In the cellar of the church you can still se some of the Roman ruins.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Kollegienkirche (Collegiate Church), Salzburg, Austrian AlpsUniversity church Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Felsenreitschule, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsFrom 1926, the Felsenreitschule was used as an open-air theatre for performances of the Salzburg Festival. There is a guided tour of the theater also includes a peek of the big opera house and small opera house.Duration: 35 minutesStop At: Mozart's Birthplace, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsIt was here, January 27th 1756 A.D. that Mozart was born.You can visit the museum.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Gaisberg, Elsbethen, Austrian AlpsAt a hight of 1207 meters, the Gaisberg gives you A bird eye view from Salzburg.It’s a option if the the visibility at the Untersberg is poor.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Untersbergbahn GmbHWith probably one of the best view of Salzburg, the Untersberg cable car will take you to the top of the most famous mountain in Salzburg.Topping at 1972 meters, this is actually the border between Austria and Germany. (This highlight is only recommend with good visibility. Good walking shoes are advised).Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes