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Salzburg: City Highlights Tour

1. Salzburg: City Highlights Tour

Take a magical city tour through Salzburg. Starting from Mirabell Palace, you'll be guided through the historical downtown on the left side of the Salzach river, passing one of the most famous music academies in the world - the Mozarteum and Mozart's Residence. Here you'll learn even more about the life and work of the Austrian prodigy. After crossing the city bridge, you will find yourself in the heart of the historical Baroque downtown where you can catch a view of the Salzburg Cathedral and admire the festival district. Next stop, Schloss Leopoldskron, which you may recognize from the classical film, "The Sound of Music". Lastly, you will drive by Nonnberg Abbey back to Mirabell Square where the tour will end.

Salzburg: City and Countryside Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

2. Salzburg: City and Countryside Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Situated at the northern boundary of the Alps, the Baroque city of Salzburg boasts a glorious natural setting. On this 5.5-hour trip you will experience both city and countryside in a fusion of 2 popular tours, covering both the historic city center and the lakes and mountains that surround it. First you will experience the city that gave us Mozart and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Starting from the early 17th-Century Palace of Mirabell, you will get a 90-minute tour that includes the Mozarteum (University of Music), one of the world’s most prestigious music academies, the Marionette Theatre, and Mozart’s Wohnhaus, where the composer lived for many years. Cross over the Salzach River, once a major transport route, to enjoy magnificent city views, before following the river along part of the old fortifications and past the Law Courts to Hellbrunn Palace. On the way back to the city center you will pass the Palace of Frohnburg and the Nonnberg Abbey, situated beneath the impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress. In the Old City you will pass by the Festival Halls, Old University, and Blasius Church, before finishing at Mozart Square. The route takes you to St Gilgen, birthplace of Mozart’s mother, located on Wolfgang Lake. Returning towards Salzburg, drive past the picturesque Krottensee and Castle of Hüttenstein, before continuing along the shores of the Mondsee (Moon Lake), through the town of the same name. You will be dropped back at a central location in Salzburg to continue your day at leisure. The tour also includes a ticket for the public bus lines numbers 1 through 28 on the day of your trip.

Austrian Lakes and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

3. Austrian Lakes and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

Whether you are a fan of Mozart, the Original Sound of Music or Austrian nature, this tour is perfect for you. Pick your departure time and relax in a private air-conditioned vehicle while you are passing through beautiful Austrian landscapes. Before reaching the Austrian Lakes District, admire beautiful sceneries of Vienna Woods and Alps. Explore Lakeside Town St. Gilgen and make unforgettable photos at Lake Attersee. In Salzburg, visit the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Along the way, you will see famous landmarks such as the Cathedral, Mozarteum and St Peter's Cemetery, where the Von Trapp family sought refuge in the 1960 musical. As you wander the cobbled Getreidegasse shopping street, the house of Salzburg's most famous resident will appear, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the Mirabell Palace and its gardens experience the backdrop of the famous "Do Re Mi“ scene in The Sound of Music before taking in the views up to the Hohensalzburg, the imposing fortress looming over the city. Enjoy free time for lunch, shopping, and discovering the city. Once you finish exploring Salzburg, the departure back to Vienna will drop you back to your accommodation as per request.

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What people are saying about Mozarteum

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 161 reviews

Leo, guide, was witty and animated, loves his country and his countrymen, gave us his heartfelt stories of the sights and places he grew up with, a native of Salzburg. The one hour tour gave us the insight we needed to plot out the other 7 hours we planned to dedicate for adventure seeking in this historic and magical town. Leo made the trip well worth the price of admission.

We had the tour with Leo and it was great! He drove around with us in a small bus and explained and showed us everything wonderfully. The small stopover at a lake was also a wonderful change. I can only recommend it to everyone to get a good impression and, above all, an overview of the city. Gladly again! Greetings to Leo

We really enjoyed the tour. Despite the very bad weather, we were able to learn a lot about the city because we drove through Salzburg in a minibus. We would like to thank our guide Birgit Eder again, who, despite the nasty weather, accompanied us safely but very informatively on this tour.

Very nice and informative tour to get a first impression of Salzburg. The tour goes past many interesting sights, such as the old town, Leopoldskron Palace and Hellbrunn Palace.

It was very nice quick over view of Salzburg. The guid's explanation was very helpful to understand the city.