Salzburg Tour with ‘Sound of Music’ Stop from Vienna

Day Trips & Excursions in Vienna

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Travel in an intimate group of no more than 8 people on this day trip from Vienna to Salzburg. Explore Austria’s stunning lake region of Salzkammergut, discover Salzburg’s key sights on a guided walking tour of the Old Town and spend the afternoon strolling and relaxing independently. 100% carbon neutral tour
Take a taxi from your hotel to the central meeting point in Vienna to meet your driver. Keep your receipt; the fare is reimbursed after your tour! Admire the breathtaking scenery on the 5-hour journey to Salzburg. Pass Vienna Woods, marvel at Melk Abbey and see the peaks of the Austrian Alps from afar. Stop at a typical Austrian coffee house to fuel up with coffee and strudel (own expense). Continue traveling through Austria’s renowned lake region, Salzkammergut. This area is home to countless Alpine lakes and quaint villages, one of which served as the summer home for the Habsburg family, who ruled Austria — and much of Europe — for more than 600 years. Stop for photos at the places where larger coach tours just drive by, including Lake Attersee, and hop off to stroll through St Gilgen. The gorgeous Alpine village featured in The Sound of Music.After arriving in Salzburg, meet your local guide for a walking tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, and enjoy commentary about the city’s past and present. Visit Mozart's Birthplace, Salzburg Cathedral, the cemetery of St Peter’s Abbey, Archbishop’s Palace and the colorful gardens of Mirabell Palace, where The Sound of Music’s 'Do Re Mi' scene was filmed.When the need for food hits, ask your guide to recommend a local restaurant and enjoy a traditional Austrian lunch (own expense). Spend the remainder of the afternoon exploring at your leisure.At the prearranged time, meet your driver and relax on the 3-hour journey back to central Vienna (or select hotels in Vienna). Alternatively, if you plan to stay in Salzburg rather than returning to Vienna, simply ask your guide to drop you off at your Salzburg accommodation instead.This tour is 100% carbon neutral

What’s included

  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Taxi fare from central Vienna hotels to meeting point (max 12 euros per person)
  • Transport by air-conditioned tour-vehicle
  • Live commentary, exclusively in English
  • Walking tour of Salzburg
  • Hotel drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Carbon credits offsetting the tours CO2 emissions

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees (optional)
  • Food and drinks (optional)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup


  • Great overview and orientation of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Led by a local guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus