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Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

1. Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

Explore the heart of the city of Salzburg. Starting at Palace Mirabell, you will explore the sights here. The palace was built under the reign of the famous baroque Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Reitenau for his mistress Salome Alt and their 15 children. At the Makartplatz, next to the Palace Mirabell, you will see the Mozart Residence. You will explore the New Town and this side of the river before crossing the bridge “Makartsteg” to arrive at the Old Town of Salzburg. While here we will get to Salzburg’s most famous street, the Getreidegasse, which is especially renowned for its wrought-iron trade signs and Mozart’s Birthplace. Stroll through Salzburg’s Old Town to admire its historic buildings, such as the medieval apartments and churches that were built from the Middle Ages to the baroque time, and conclude the tour with a panoramic view from Mönchsberg Hill with a free guide (optional).

Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour

2. Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour

Start with the salt mines and take a breathtaking ride from the city of Salzburg into the Bavarian Alps along the Kings Lake-Ache passing the Obersalzberg, where the second headquarters of the Third Reich used to be.  Afterwards, the tour continues to its highlight – the 490 year old salt mines at Berchtesgaden. Slip into traditional miners’ clothes and take the miners’ train deep into the mountain. Experience the fascinating underground world of the salt-miners and discover the charm of the magnificently illuminated subterranean landscape. Take the slides down to the salt lake which you will be crossing by boat. After this 2-hour unique tour you will have the opportunity to explore the little picturesque town of Berchtesgaden tasting some Bavarian specialties.  After a short break go to the Sound of Music Tour - a wonderful ride with amazing views! Tour the picturesque World Heritage City of Salzburg as well as the beautiful landscapes where the opening scenes of the movie The Sound of Music were filmed. The enormous success of The Sound of Music Broadway Musical by Rodgers & Hammerstein premiering in 1959 caused film director Robert Wise and 250 crew members to turn Salzburg and its surroundings into the Sound of Music film location in 1964.   Right after release, the film became a tremendous success, awarded with 5 Oscars, becoming the highest grossing movie ever and reaching cult status over the years. Both the musical and film are based on the "The Story of the Trapp Family Singers" written by Maria von Trapp in 1949.  Do follow the traces of the Trapp family and take a tour through Salzburg and its surroundings. Visit all of the original film sets and just imagine being Julie Andrews, the main character in the film, playing Maria von Trapp. Learn about the historical and architectural landmarks of Salzburg as well as the Lake District while enjoying the highlights of the movie. Relax and listen to the Original Sound of Music soundtrack and of course feel free to sing Edelweis and much more.

Original Sound of Music Tour with Schnitzel + Noodles

3. Original Sound of Music Tour with Schnitzel + Noodles

Discover on the Original Sound of Music Tour the famous filming locations in Salzburg where the mountains are still filled with music. Follow the footsteps of Maria while touring the breathtaking landscape of the Salzkammergut, during a 4-hour live guided tour, and learn more about the background stories of the film making. See the famous Gazebo where Rolf and Liesl sang " 16 going on 17 ", enjoy a photo stop at Schloss Leopoldskron, then continue to Lake Wolfgang and the Mondsee Wedding Chapel, where Maria walked along the aisle to meet the baron at the altar. You can treat yourself to a 3 course Sound of Music Menu after the tour at the renowned traditional Restaurant Herzl serving authentic Austrian cuisine and local specialties. Enjoy your Schnitzel and Noodles where  numerous musicians and artists including Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer,  Leonard Bernstein and Herbert von Karjan were regular guests during their stay in Salzburg.

Salzburg: Interactive Puzzle and City Exploration Tour

4. Salzburg: Interactive Puzzle and City Exploration Tour

Take part in an interactive city discovery experience across Salzburg. You’ll solve riddles via a web app on your phone’s browser. All the information you need for your adventure is in your email from the local partner. This is a self-guided tour, and as such, there is no guide to meet you at the starting location. You can enjoy your discoveries at your own pace. Your challenge starts at Mozartplat and with each riddle, you will be taken from one hidden location to the next. Unlock local recommendations and fun facts - as well as the history of the city. You will even get to discover spots in Salzburg that most locals don’t even know. Get the opportunity to see some of the city's most famous sights from unique perspectives. From curious tales of Mozart – the famous composer, breath-taking locations from The Sound of Music – the Julie Andrews movie, and stunning views; Salzburg is a very special place.  Some of the highlights you will discover on the tour include: the stunning Salzburg Cathedral, the House of Mozart, and the gorgeous Mirabell Garden. This game is suitable for friends, couples, families with kids and team building. Enjoy being together while exploring a city, be creative and use your imagination to find the city’s secrets! You’ll feel like Indiana Jones - a true adventurer - as you explore the best of Salzburg.

CANYONING SALZBURG FOR BEGINNERS

5. CANYONING SALZBURG FOR BEGINNERS

Try your hand at canyoning, an adrenaline-pumping sport that involves floating, swimming, walking, jumping, and abseiling at the beautiful Almbachklamm canyon.  Meet your certified guide in Anif. After a quick safety briefing and instructions, get kitted out and hop back in your car to travel to the entry point of the canyon.  Here, learn how to canyon. Walk, hike, slide, and jump down the rapids to swim in crystal-clear pools on a 3-hour adventure. If you're not feeling up to the challenge of jumping, don't worry as all jumps can also be abseiled. After your adventure, feel free to grab a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant before heading back to Salzburg.

Salzburg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Salzburg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Visit a magnificent cathedral, two splendid palaces, the birthplaces of two famous geniuses, and a beautiful fountain, a location from the film The Sound of Music. Immerse yourself in the magic of the world-famous City of Mozart. Download an Mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour then set off and explore the city of Salzburg. Visit the location of Mozart's birthplace, visit Mirabell Palace, Great Festival Hall, Golden Lane, and more, as you relax on a self-paced tour. Admire the Baroque architecture as well as one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps.

Salzburg: Old Town Private Beer Tasting Tour

7. Salzburg: Old Town Private Beer Tasting Tour

Discover the authentic beer culture of Austria on a guided beer tasting tour. Join your expert guide and embark on a journey through Austria's brewing history, visiting some of the best beer venues in Salzburg's Old Town. 5 Choose between a two-, three- or four-hour tour and enjoy a selection of different beers along with snacks. Learn about the unique characteristics and brewing history of each beer from your knowledgeable guide and get insider tips on the best local restaurants, pubs, and clubs in town. Select the two-hour tour for the perfect introduction to the remarkable variety of local flavors and aromas on offer. This tour includes a tasting of seven carefully selected regional and craft beers at two different locations. For a deeper dive into the world of Austrian beer, choose the three-hour tour. Visit three different beer venues and sample 11 popular regional and craft beers. Learn more about the history of brewing in Austria and discover what was so revolutionary about the special note of hop and citrus in Salzburg lager. If you're looking for the ultimate Austrian beer and food experience, the four-hour beer tasting tour is for you. Join the premium tour and visit three different venues, including an authentic Austrian restaurant where you'll enjoy a variety of traditional dishes including appetizers and snacks. Sample 13 different beers, each one paired with a food that makes the beer taste even better. 

From Vienna:Zell am See, Kitzbühel,Salzburg with Snowshoeing

8. From Vienna:Zell am See, Kitzbühel,Salzburg with Snowshoeing

Discover the Salzburg Mountains with a guide on a multi-day tour of the Pinzgau Alps and Kitzbühel. Combine mountain hikes with snowshoeing adventures, sightseeing at local landmarks, sampling the best of Austrian cuisine, and relaxing in saunas in the Zell am See SPA Start by getting the train from Vienna or Salzburg to Zell am See in the afternoon, and admire the incredible mountainous landscapes you'll pass through on the way. Take the evening to settle into your accommodation at Bellevue Appartments in Zell am See Unwind in the luxurious Austrian appartments, featuring cozy common rooms, and views over the lake and the Mountains. The next morning begins bright and early as you take the gondola up to Schmittenhöhe, before spending the day on a guided snowshoeing adventure up the across scenic trails to famous Saalbach. Take in beautiful landscape panoramas, then return to your accommodation and enjoy an Austrian meal with celebration to end the day. On the final day, take the train to central Kitzbühel and savor a delicious brunch at a local restaurant. You'll then take the train to Salzburg to visit the Hohensalzburg Fortress at Mönchsberg mountain. The expansive medieval fortress offers unparalleled views over the city and the Alps. Finally, take the train from Salzburg to arrive back in Vienna in the evening.

Private Tour in Salzburg and Surrounding Area

9. Private Tour in Salzburg and Surrounding Area

In this private tour you will be driven around with a glass-roof vehicles (van or limousine) and drive and guide you for 8 hours in and around Salzburg. This means that you can go to the lake district area of Salzburg, the village of Werfen where you have the possibility to visit the biggest ice cave of the world, or the fortress of Werfen.  Your guide/driver will focus on your interest and propose and stop at the most beautiful spots and give you historically, or funny background stories and will give you suggestions of avoiding the tourist traps and take you off the beaten track. The price is per van (up to 8 passengers) and includes the guide/driver and all of driving, parking, etc. 

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What people are saying about Salzburg

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Fabulous tour and Christmas markets at Wolfgang and St Gilgen, Would have prefered an extra hour more to Wolfgang as never got to see in the Church and missed half the stalls due to queuing at other places for too long. But loved the Wolfgang story, and all the history about the salt mines really fascinating, and our tour guide was fantastic. Lovely lady who was so knowledgeable, and made our trip that little bit more extra special. We didnt mind not being picked up at St Gilgen otherwise we would have missed out on so much more.

We did the sound of music trip with April she was so funny and really made this a great 4 hours - lovely singing lots of information and a great sense of humour there were 4 of us and the men enjoyed it as well - great scenery

June was our guide and was exceptionally educated on Salzburg and its history. The couple of hours on tour that we took on our first day in town was ideal to identify what we should do for the rest of our tour

fantastic day would recommend Peter our guide was brilliant the day was topped off with a traditional Austrian meal at the Herzi restaurant in the old where we got fantastic service and excellent food

A must when visiting Salzburg! Great guidance, beautiful sights!