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Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

Wien, Austria
Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna
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Explore Salzburg's Mirabell Gardens and UNESCO-listed Old Town on this day trip from Vienna. Led by a local guide, enjoy the stunning drive to Salzburg, stopping at Lake Mondsee and winding through the Austrian Alps. Upon arriving, take a guided walking tour of Mozart's home town and visit the gardens of Mirabell Palace. Your day trip concludes with transportation back to Vienna.
  • Visit Salzburg, the home of Mozart, on a day trip from Vienna
  • Walking tour through Salzburg's Old Town—a UNESCO World Heritage listed site
  • See the famous gardens of Mirabell Palace
  • Includes round-trip transportation from central Vienna

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Enjoy a photo stop at Lake Mondsee, and get tips on where to taste the best Mozart chocolate balls.
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Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Bus ride through beautiful Salzkammergut
Walking tour with Salzburg's most popular sights
Visit some of "The Sound of Music" film locations
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel drop off
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Vienna Operahouse , Opernring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria

On request free pick-up from SELECTED hotels and transfer to the departure point. Please call +43 1 712 46 83. Please enquire at your hotel reception desk regarding the pick-up time and the possibility of a pick-up. Please note: pick-ups can only be guaranteed if you book 24-hours in advance.

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This activity will end right where it started.We pick up from SELECTED central Vienna hotels. Please provide hotel details upon check-out.
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Vienna hotel or the State Opera. Meet your expert guide and hop aboard your coach to begin your day trip to Salzburg.

Soak up incredible views from the windows as you travel, passing the landscape of lakes and mountains where Emperor Franz Joseph and his family used to holiday. Pause at Lake Mondsee for photos before reaching Salzburg and enjoying some free time for lunch.

Afterward, explore the Old Town on a walking tour. Pass the Festival Hall, the Cathedral and St. Peter’s Abbey, as your guide explains the stories behind these historical sites and how the city became a bishop’s seat. You also learn about the city’s most famous resident, Wolfgang Mozart, who was born in Salzburg and lived in the city until his late teens. As you walk through the busy shopping streets, spot the prolific composer’s home at no. 9 Getreidegasse.

Admire the gardens as you continue through Mirabell Palace, where several scenes from 'The Sound of Music' were filmed. Pass the statue of Pegasus, the same statue that Maria and the children famously danced around while singing ‘Do-Re-Mi.’

Your Salzburg day trip concludes with a scenic drive back to Vienna, passing through the Fortress Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. You are dropped off at the Vienna State Opera.

Please note, pick up services only available with certain hotels. Please check 'view additional info.' for hotel details and pick-up time.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note, pick up services only available with certain hotels. Please check 'view additional info' for hotel details and pick-up time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Vienna Sightseeing Tours Wiener Rundfahrten GmbH & Co.KG
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna.
What is the social distancing policy during Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
See all safety measures taken by Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna.

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Traveler Tips

  • "However, in order that you are able to enter the museums and churches, you need to stay in Salzburg at least 4 to 5 days." See review
  • "The day trip to Salzburg from Vienna covers 600 km in 12 hours." See review

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Great Tour!!!
, Aug 2022
Thank you Claudia the guide and driver Robert for a wonderful trip to Saltzburg. There was enough information and great tips for exploring the city Saltzburg.
Fantastic Day in Salzburg!
, Jul 2022
Beautiful day in Salzburg, make stops in both directions, fantastic walking tour and time on your own. Highly recommend with tour guide, Carl!
Would definitely recommend this tour to Mozart fans - but not to The Sound of Music fans!
, Jul 2022
I enjoyed the trip as a whole, except for the guide shattering the myths surrounding The Sound of Music. It was nice to see the house in which Mozart grew up.
Missed opportunity
, Jul 2022
I did not get picked up for this tour. The company apologized, but it's a missed opportunity. I can 't say m7ch!
An amazing day in Salzburg!
, Jul 2022
I booked this trip at the last minute and glad I did. Our guide was wonderful with sharing a lot of information not just in Salzburg but about Vienna overall. I felt safe with the bus driver as well. They ensured we were all well taken cared off and it was important for me as I was doing this tour solo without my family. My only feedback was I would have preferred a single language tour, i.e. English versus a mix of Spanish/English. I didn't realize that the tour was based on dual language but honestly, as long as I had the information, I was fine.
Good trip for adults.
, Jul 2022
A food guided trip for adults. Less free time to explore on your own with the kids. Packed schedule and travel.
We loved the tour!...
, Jul 2022
We loved the tour! Beautiful town, great guide and an awesome bus driver. Very caring, knowledgeable and helpful.
Great tour
, Jul 2022
A beautiful place to visit. The guide was great, she explained everything about Salzburg and Vienna. On the way we saw the lake and a lot of beautiful parts.
All was amazing
, Jun 2022
All I can tell is that we enjoy it very much, Thanks, All Austria is beautiful, hope we can come back soon
Salzburg is a lovely city but the tour wasn't worth the money
, May 2022
Salzburg was a lovely city. However, the tour was not organized in a way that could maximize our enjoyment of it and honestly did not feel worth the money we paid for it. The tour guide was nice enough but I did not find a lot of his explanations to be helpful... there were more comments on shops/restaurants (that looked VERY tourist trap-y) and not a lot about the actual history/fun facts about the city. It also sucked that his explanations in Spanish seemed a lot more detailed than his English commentary. The tour bus was VERY spacious and comfortable (with charging ports but no wifi unfortunately). What bugged me was that we drove too quickly past anything worth looking at - for example, the cathedral from the wedding in Sound of Music. Barely had a few seconds to look at it each time we passed by from a distance. I believe this is because larger tour buses are unable to travel in the smaller streets of the city. We had about two hours of free time after the "guided tour" of Salzburg, but it was barely enough time to eat lunch and see one attraction (we chose to check out Mozart's residence/birthplace but wish we had enough time to see the Salzburg Cathedral or go up to the Fortress). I noticed some of these attractions had "group" discounts so it was a shame that entrance to some of these were not organized by the tour guide. I think if we are ever given the chance to see Austria again, we will save the money from this kind of trip to buy direct train tickets to Salzburg and buy entrance into the other attractions that we missed out on.
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Awesome guide
, May 2022
Awesome guide. Very knowledgeable. Beautiful city. Well worth the travel time. Plenty of stops on the way
Memorable experience
, May 2022
Great way to see this beautiful country and Salzburg itself is truly a place to visit. I had lunch at Bazaar and recommend it highly. The host Helena was very knowledgeable and provided a wonderful tour. Thank you for a memorable day.
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