• Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 177.69 View price calendar

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Explore in a group of no more than 8 people the beautiful city of Salzburg on this day trip departing from Vienna. Led by an expert guide, relive your favorite scenes from ‘The Sound of Music’ as you pass iconic locations featured in the film. Discover the best of the lake region of Salzkammergut on a back-roads tour stopping at gorgeous Lake Attersee and St. Gilgen village. See Salzburg’s key sights, including Mirabell Palace and Mozart’s Birthplace on a walking tour of the Old Town. Learn about the city’s rich history from your guide and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring independently. Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group,100% carbon neutral tour.

Highlights

  • Small-group day trip to Salzburg from Vienna exclusively in English language
  • Travel the scenic back-roads of the Lake Region, visiting Lake Attersee and the “Mozart village” of St Gilgen
  • Take a walking tour of Salzburg Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit filming locations from The Sound of Music including the gardens of Mirabell Palace
  • Small-group tour limited to eight ensures a more personalized experience
  • Enjoy free time to shop, eat and stroll in Salzburg Old Town
  • 100% carbon neutral tour through the purchase of carbon credits

What You Can Expect

Salzburg and Lake Region Small-Group Day-Trip from Vienna

Enjoy the beauty of Salzburg!

From your hotel, hop in a cab to your central Vienna meeting spot to join up with your guide and begin your adventure. Be sure to hold on to your receipt so that your taxi cost will be repaid to you at the end of your tour.
 
Enjoy the stunning landscape along the way, with the Austrian Alps in the distance. Benefit from the intimate group size, allowing your guide to dedicate time to each and every guest. Pass the Vienna Woods, the historic Melk Abbey and stretch your legs at a café to purchase coffee and strudel, if you wish.

Journey through the lake region of Salzkammergut, home to charming villages and Alpine lakes, using the scenic back-roads whenever possible.
Pause to admire crystal-clear Lake Attersee and spend about 30 minutes visiting the quaint lakeside village of St.Gilgen, best known for its appearance in The Sound of Music.

Arrive in Salzburg, where you’ll enjoy a leisurely 1.5- hour walking tour of the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, led by a local guide. See the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Mozart’s Birthplace and the Salzburg Cathedral, and learn the history behind each architectural gem as you go. Spend the afternoon in Salzburg, enjoying about 2.5 hours of free time,  to purchase lunch and wander Mozart town on your own before making the journey back to Vienna with your driver. Hotel drop-off is included for central Vienna hotels.

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Customer Reviews

Sarah S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2018

Wonderful trip. Lake Region looks exactly like a postcard or tour book picture and shouldn’t be missed. Salzburg’s a lovely city and it was fun to see locations where the Sound of Music was filmed. Ben, our driver, picked us up promptly and was very knowledgeable and informative on the trip to and from—ask for him for your trip. And our guide in Salzburg (Karina?) also was knowledgeable and did an excellent job pointing out important sites and passing on pertinent historical information. Overall a great trip which I’d recommend.

Roxanne D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This was an amazing tour. My husband and I as well as a couple of friends were the only participants. We loved being taken to Salzburg and seeing the fabulous sights of the old town. We would recommend it to any small group. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and sensitive to our needs and desires. Definitely put this tour on your list!!

Alexander P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

The only thing that wasn't perfect was the weather!

Ben Aussie was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and shared much of this knowledge with us as we drove from point to point. In Salzburg, our tour guide for the walking tour was Yulia local who told us all about what makes Salzburg special not just Sound of Music, Mozart and Doppler.

The old town of Salzburg is gorgeous and the view from the fortress is just sensational.

The van was comfortable and clean. iPads are mounted on the seat so we could watch the Sound of Music on the way home.

eponinec

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

the trip was awesome. The drive is so .......nice and arranged the schedule so well. The tour guide at Salzburg was excellent . He explained the history and provide the best recommendation to everyone. The 12 hr trip was definitely my highlight in Vienna, Highly recommend to every one.

Paul G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Really enjoyed this tour, and highly recommend it. Excellent guides on the drive up and in Salzburg, in particular our driver Tom he was friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and informative to just the right degree, never overbearing. If we had one day to see Salzburg from Vienna this was the way to do it however since inevitably there could only be several hours in the town during which we saw plenty, it made us realize that a multi-day visit, had it been possible on our schedule, might really have been necessary to fully appreciate Salzburg and the other locations visited. Our decision had been whether to take this small-group luxury trip, or a less expensive large bus tour. What made this work within our budget was the youth discount for our college-age children, which most tour organizations do not offer, which kept the total price into a range we could handle, and we were so glad that was the case. Besides the personalization and flexibility and extra efficiency of the small group tour, we were super impressed with many high quality touches, i.e., the Mercedes van, very comfortable captain seats, I-Pads, wi-fi, excellent headphones, etc. Water was available, and umbrellas in case we were concerned by a chance of rain in the forecast. The stops on the way up were quite worthwhile on their own. Between the stops, the I-Pads, and Toms excellent narration, the travel time did not seem burdensome at all. Just one glitch to mention: Toms dialog was through a hand-held microphone, and there were parts of the trip on high-speed highways or busy city traffic. With all other aspects of the trip being so modern and high-quality, Id wonder why a hands-free mike could not have been used nothing ever felt particularly dangerous, but its the principle. But certainly we were fully satisfied with this tour.

Jennifer C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

My friends and I a group of three booked this trip as tour transportation - an interesting and efficient way to get from Vienna, where we'd been staying for a few days, to Salzburg, where we were departing for our trip home. The small van, which ended up only having the three of us and the driver, was PERFECT for providing relaxing travel while hearing about the country and seeing great views. Ben, our driver, and Phillip, our Salzburg walking tour guide, were excellent! Both provided lots of history and info, as well as suggestions for things to come back and see, places to eat, and tips and tricks for navigating Austria. I would definitely book this same trip, and will look for other opportunities to book through Viator in other cities. Excellent experience!!!

Pamela L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Tom was our driver for the bus portion of the tour and Peter was the walking tour guide in Salzburg. They were both great guides - very entertaining and so knowledgable! We loved every minute of this tour and would absolutely recommend it to all!

yban

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

Comfortable ride and lot of good information as well. Expensive but it is a 6-hour round trip and the Mercedes vans are comfortable.

Youssef H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2017

This tour was amazing! Our guide Ben was very informative. Highly recommended

Susan S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Great day out, our driver Tom was fantastic very knowledgeable and entertaining saw lots of things on the way to Salzburg and once we got there it was wonderful the local guild Gabbie was lovely, had a very enjoyable day

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