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Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna

Highlights
  • Day trip to Salzburg from Vienna
  • Admire stunning UNESCO-listed scenery on a drive through Wachau and the Salzkammergut
  • View Salzburg’s must-sees including the Cathedral and Mozart’s House
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Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna
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Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna
USD 139.16
Overview
Experience three of Austria’s UNESCO-listed highlights — Salzburg, the Wachau Valley and the Salzerkammergut — in one day on a trip from Vienna. Admire the wine country of Wachau and Salzkammergut’s mountains and lakes before arriving in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace and the setting for ‘The Sound of Music.’ Tour Salzburg's must-sees, including Mozart's House and the Mirabell Gardens, and then stroll and relax independently. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
What to Expect
After early pickup from your central Vienna hotel, leave the Austrian capital and journey west toward Salzburg. Pass through the rolling hills and vineyards of UNESCO-listed Wachau along the River Danube — an area famous for the Benedictine monastery of Melk — and hear information about the region from your guide.

Stop for breakfast (own expense), and then continue into another UNESCO World Heritage gem: the Salzkammergut region of mountains and lakes that played a starring role in The Sound of Music. Admire the lakes and villages, and hear fascinating snippets about the area’s history before arriving in Salzburg at around noon.

Take a walking tour of the UNESCO-protected Old Town with your guide, seeing landmarks including the Cathedral, Mozarteum and St Peter’s Cemetery, whose colonnades famously provided hiding for the Von Trapp family in the 1960 musical.

Wander along the cobbled Getreidegasse shopping street, and learn about Salzburg’s most famous former resident, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as you pause outside the composer’s house.

See the Mirabell Palace and its gardens, the backdrop to the famous 'Do Re Mi' scene in The Sound of Music, and take in the views from here up to the Hohensalzburg, the hilltop fortress looming over the city.

After your roughly 1.5-hour tour, enjoy about two hours to explore independently. Perhaps delve into the cobbled alleyways to shop, enjoy a late lunch (own expense) or sightsee further, perhaps visiting Mozart’s House or St. Peter’s Abbey.

When it’s time, rejoin your guide and relax on your scenic ride back to Vienna. Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your central hotel in the evening.
Reviews (113)
1 - 5 of 13 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Little bit disappointed

The hotel pick up at 7am was 10 min late. We were transferred to another hotel and waited for a larger bus. We started the drive to Salzburg around 8am. While driving to Salzburg from Vienna, tour guide announced accident on highway and took us...More

1  Thank Joseph C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Definitely worth it

The trip was well organised and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. The place the bus stops off on the way to Salzburg was so beautiful, I’m glad I got to see it! When we reached Salzburg we had a guided tour then had time...More

Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile
Mainly transportation from and to Salzburg

One is mainly paying for comfortable bus transportation from Vienna to Salzburg and back. It is pretty long for 13 hours. I was scheduled to be picked up at 7 am from the hotel but the actual bus departure from the congregation point was not...More

9  Thank Praveen J
Reviewed 17 August 2018
Great tour

We took this tour in May. The guide and driver were very professional as they navigated the traffic on the roads to and around Salzburg. I was satisfied with what the tour covered and the independence we were allowed once in Salzburg. All directions for...More

Thank dg2014jg
Andrea M, Manager at Royal Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2018

Dear guest, thank you very much, we appreciate, that you took your time to give us this kind review. Nice regards from Vienna, Andrea

Reviewed 12 August 2018
Childhood memories re-lived

One of my favourite memories of my childhood was singing along to songs on the Sound of Music (even to this day I still sing along - don't judge me), so it was easy for me to make the decision to visit Salzburg when I...More

1  Thank 247Alexana
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Response from Liliane530 | Reviewed this property |
Check weather for February in Vienna. I went there in April/May.Check the tourism website for Vienna, you can buy a bus/museum pass and visit all the palaces and museums you want. The bus system is great in Vienna. Try to... More
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No. Mine was a big SUV with 7-seater.
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