Day trip

From Vienna: Sound of Movies Musical Tour to Salzburg

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Activity provider: 7 TRAVEL
Day trip

From Vienna: Sound of Movies Musical Tour to Salzburg

Activity provider: 7 TRAVEL

From US$ 133.54 per person

Join a picturesque trip from Vienna to Salzburg, the city of The Sound of Music, to discover the film's shooting locations. Combine film settings with fun facts about the real Trapp family.

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Duration 13 hours
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Pickup optional
• Pickup is available at hotels in central Vienna (postcodes 1010 to 1090) only; no pickup is available from apartments • Please let the activity provider know your hotel name and address at least 24 hours before tour departure • Pickup will take place between 7:15 AM and 8:00 AM. The exact pickup time depends on how the driver collects others on the way. Make sure that you are ready and waiting in the hotel reception area at 7:15 AM • The driver will wait 5 minutes at each hotel before moving on


  • Visit the hills of the von Trapp family
  • Enjoy the gorgeous views of the Austrian Alps, lakes and peaks shot in the movie
  • Fall in love with the Old City of Salzburg
  • Learn about the real von Trapp family
  • Drive into the countryside while singing your favourite songs from the film
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Start your trip in the idyllic scenery of the Austrian Alps. See Alpine landscapes of lake Mondsee, chosen by the director of The Sound of Music as an ideal location for Maria's wedding. On the way to Salzburg, take the chance to snap great pictures of the beautiful lakes and peaks. See the picturesque Hourse Pond shot in the film and Residence Square's famous Residence Fountain, the most famous fountain in the city, chosen for the I Have Confidence in Me song.

Take pictures of the Summer Riding School where the von Trapp family took part in the world-famous Salzburg music festival, and enjoy the silence of the oldest cemetery in Austria at the Saint Peter's Monastery, where the von Trapp family found a secure hiding place before escaping to Italy. See Nonnberg Nunnery on the hill from the outside, and enjoy witnessing the oldest nunnery in Europe which became famous thanks to the voice of Maria Kutschera, whose story served as inspiration for the Sound of Music movie.

Take a stroll through the magnificent Mirabell Gardens, where Maria and the children danced around the Pegasus Fountain singing the song Do-re-mi. In the summertime, enjoy the fresh air in Hellbrunn Park, and see the famous Gazebo keeping the secret of Liesl's first kiss.

  • Pick-up from Vienna central hotels
  • Walking tour with a professional guide in Salzburg
  • Visit to the Gazebo in Hellbrunn Park in summertime
  • Visit to Leopoldskron palace in wintertime
  • Transport by air-conditioned van
  • Guided tour on the way from Vienna to Salzburg
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel drop off
  • pick-up from apartments. Only from central located hotels with postcodes 1010 till 1090

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Meeting point

The meeting point is behind the State Opera House, in front of Tourist Information Vienna. Karlsplatz (lines U1, U4) is the closest underground station. Please give your name to the activity provider's representative.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour covers approximately 630 kilometers by motorway. It is about a 4-hour drive in each direction with a 30-minute stop at a highway restaurant each way. You will get around 20 minutes at Mondsee lake, 3 hours in Salzburg, and 15 minutes at Hellbrunn Park.
  • The tour may be operated with a multi-lingual guide in English and Russian.
  • Depending on the group size, this tour will be conducted by minivan with a driver-guide or by bus with a licensed guide
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based on 37 reviews

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Our guide, Christine and Natasha were amazing. Very funny and entertaining. The ride was long but the planned stops in between definitely made the ride easier. The places were beautiful and when the guide throws in the humour, it makes it very fun to walkabout. The other traveler were also really entertaining and friendly. LOVE IT!

September 13, 2022

was an absolutely amazing tour with numerous stops along the way to Salzburg that allowed you to see beautiful views of the Austrian Alps and the surrounding lakes. The tour in Salzburg was an amazing walk filled with great views and interesting facts. The stops to view the movie scenes were just the right length of time and definitely worth the entire day tour. The tour, two tour guides and the drive made this a 5-star experience. The only downside is that we listened to only 2 Sound of Music songs on the entire 14 hour journey.

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June 18, 2022

We loved everything about this trip except for our driver. He was on his cell phone and texting while driving the whole time. Driving as much as 140 kmp, he was totally irresponsible. Please address with the company that you contracted with. We would not book with them again. We also didn’t appreciate how packed our van was. It was uncomfortable. The tour and the sights were wonderful and the tour guide we hooked up with in Salzburg was wonderful.

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December 15, 2019

Product ID: 156747