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Private tour of Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg from Vienna

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Private tour of Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg from Vienna
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icon12 hours  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
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This tour is a great way to discover the jewels of Lower Austria in a day. Save hours researching and planning where to go by having a personalized itinerary organized for you. Cut the stress out of planning transport by having Vienna hotel pickup and drop-off included. Travel between dispersed sites in Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg. Highlights included 'The Sound of Music' filming locations, and Hallstatt’s subterranean salt lake.
  • See Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg in one tour
  • See movie locations from 'The Sound of Music'
  • Hassle-free tour with round-trip transportation included
  • A private tour means you have a personalized itinerary
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Transportation with air-conditioned vehicle
Hotel pick up and drop-off
Professional English speaking driver at your full day disposal
Tailor made itinerary
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8:00 AM
You will be picked up from your hotel/accommodation in Vienna at the pre-arranged time.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY SBG Mietwagen und Reiseorganisation GmbH
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Private tour of Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg from Vienna?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Private tour of Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg from Vienna?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private tour of Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg from Vienna?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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  • "Spend more time in Hallstatt, it is stunning, one of the most beautiful spots on earth." See review
  • "My recommendation is to take this tour if you want to get an overview of what to do at these locations." See review
  • "Well worth the cost - which wasn't much more than a group tour in the same area." See review


32 Reviews
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Very disappointed
, Sep 2021
We never went Viator cancelled our trip that was s heduled for over a month at the last minute We were very disappointed as this was a celebration of 38 wedding anniversary
Beautiful cities
, Mar 2020
Deyan was an excellent driver on this private trip. He was very nice, and gave us a great drive around these beautiful cities. Now I must say this is not a guided tour, it is simply a tour where you get dropped off in the cities. Deyan did give us a map in Salzburg where you can see the different Sound Of Music sites.
Worthwhile locations but we expected more from the private tour
, Feb 2020
Our request for 2 hotel pick-up and drop-off points were well-accommodated. The three locations were impressive and worth visiting. Our driver was able to provide options for drop-off and pick-up for the 3 locations when we shared our concern about our senior citizen companions. How we wished that our driver shared more about what is special with the locations. It was a disappointment that he only answered whenever we asked. We soon found out that our driver was not from the area and was only 2-3 months in Vienna. How we wished we were provided more interesting facts about the locations. In Salzburg, we were just dropped off in one area and we were provided a map for us to explore. We expected that we will be dropped off in filming locations, but we were left to roam around on our own. It would have been better off to join a Sound of Music tour but we had less time to join one. Generally, it was a worthwhile experience, but how we wished we were toured well.
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Tour of Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg
, Nov 2019
We had a great time with our tour. Melk,Hallstatt and Salzburg are equally beautiful and amazing.Our driver Andrew kept us entertained while we were on the road for over 6 hours.excellent tour and awesome driver
Amazing sites
, Nov 2019
Excellent driver, but not a tour guide. He drove us to our destinations and was very personable, however when we read “private tour”, we had expected that it was going to be guided at each destination with information as we followed our guide- maybe just a mistake on our part for what we read on the site.
Incredible Tour!
Dominic D
, Nov 2019
Great tour of Melk Abby, Hallstatt and Salzburg! The driver was friendly and knowledgeable. The sites were fantastic. I would recommend this tour to anyone.
, Oct 2019
Ivan was a great driver for a 12 hour trip. He was very accommodating when we wanted to spend more time at a location.
Beautiful Tour of Salzburg & Lake District
Julie C
, Aug 2019
Our Driver Christian gave us superlative service, giving us plenty of time to enjoy our stops and ensuring we saw everything we wanted, as well as everything we needed to see. Chris provided numerous good detailed recommendations that made the most of our time and itenerary. His driving and manners were exemplary. We also enjoyed conversing about Austria, and he shared many anecdotes about things to see in Vienna, as well as his broad knowledge about Austria and its people and history. The personal service of the private tour is highly recommendable and greatly enhanced the overall experience. Thanks again Chris! HIGHLY Recommended.
Not a trip I would recommend
Susan C
, Aug 2019
6 of us took this trip - family and friends- all adults. The car was very comfortable with good leg room. Lucaour driver was friendly and helpful But, I have serious concerns about the safety of this trip. It covers 720 km so most of the day is spent driving. A lot of the driving was 150-160km p hr. these trips are run day after day back to back by the same people. That makes me nervous. The trip is not 12 hours as advertised. It is at least 14. Personallly, the Benedictine Monastery at Melk wasn’t really my thing. We didn’t stop there long enough to explore fully and the driver drops you off so there is no guide to take you round and explain things. And you have to pay to go in. Even though we arrived very early we had to circumvent large coachloads of people. It was a pretty spot though and a world UNESCO heritage site. Saltzberg is small - pretty centre and nice to walk round but by the time you’ve had lunch there isn’t time to go up the cable car or go to the museums and the lack of a guide makes it difficult to really maximise your time there. If I was to go again I would plan that part in advance myself very carefully. Hallstatt was gorgeous. A real gem. It was pouring down when we visited which was a shame. Still worth visiting though. We had very little time there. No time to visit the salt mines or take a boat trip. For my money we’re u to be in Bienna and looking for a day trip I would take the trip to Hallstatt only and visit the mines. It is a 3 hour drive there from Vienna.
Great day trip from Vienna
, Aug 2019
Peter was our driver for our day trip from Vienna to Melk, Salzburg and Hallstatt and a few side stops for pictures. Great scenery. We had plenty of time at each stop to walk around. Great driver. Enjoyed the entire day. Thanks!

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