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Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

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Wien, Austria

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icon13 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
iconOffered in: English and 2 more

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

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.
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

Departure Point

Vienna State Opera, Opernring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all central Vienna hotels. Please provide hotel details upon check-out.

Departure Time

7:15 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Vienna State Opera
Your tour will begin 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.
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Mondsee
Pause at Lake Mondsee for photos before reaching Salzburg.
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Salzburger Altstadt
Explore the Old Town on a walking tour with your guide.
Pass By:  
Getreidegasse
See the famous street in Salzburg. Here you can also find Wolfang Amadeus Mozart's Birthplace.
Pass By:  
Mirabell Palace and Gardens
Admire the gardens as you continue through Mirabell Palace, where several scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed.
Pass By:  
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Your Salzburg day trip will conclude with a scenic drive back to Vienna, passing through the Fortress Hohensalzburg.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • 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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

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

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna.
Q:
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.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna.

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Traveler Tips


  • "This is a great tour but be prepared for a lot of bus time." See review
  • "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

Reviews

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Salzburg with our guide Thomas
Voyage307827
, Dec 2019
An early start was rewarded by a wonderful day travelling from Vienna to Salzburg with Thomas our guide who was a wealth of knowledge about the surroundings areas and Salzburg itself. He went above and beyond his remit to ensure the group understood instructions and was always ready to answer questions. We enjoyed music by various composers whilst listening to their history. We sang songs from Sound of Music to a CD of the musical. Overall we had a day which exceeded our expectations made so by Thomas s knowledge consideration compassion and humour.
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Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna
chanyap0924
, Nov 2019
The tour guide was excellent. 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.
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Great Trip!!
982dfonseca
, Oct 2019
Very nice trip to Salzburg. Everything was on time, Doris our guide was amazing, she explained everything pwefectly in both english and spanish. The only thing that would make this trip perfect is maybe give less time to eat in the morning and evening in order to have more free time at Salzburg since there are so many nice things to see.
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Beautiful Salzburg
Getaway225988
, Oct 2019
It was a worthwhile tour. It started with a very puntual pick up from my hotel. Helena our tour guide did a wonderful job explaining absolutely everything on the way and making sure everyone in the group had the best information. Salzburg is worth well the visit and the time was very well managed.
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A Must
Seaside649743
, Oct 2019
A nice FULL day tour, although it has a lot of driving, which is understandable because of the distance, it is still worth visiting, we had a great driver with a good guide, unfortunately it nearly rained all day, both the driver and the guide did theif best for us not to miss anything from yhe tour.
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beautiful day trip to Salzburg
thesheps33
, Oct 2019
we were pleasantly surprised with this bus trip. Although it is far they broke up the trip nicely with scenic breaks. Salzurg is a beautiful. We enjoyed the walking tour, learned some new things, and sat for a fantastic lunch.
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Salzburg a beautiful town
crhughes225
, Sep 2019
Mike our guide was very informative on the trip to and from Salzburg. Unfortunately only 1 guide turned up I. Salzburg so did the tour with 40 people and doing it in English and Spanish, we missed a lot of information as no microphone or he guide HD started in Spanish before we caught up and missed English translation. Ended up leaving tour early and exploring on our own. That was a little disappointing but not the guides fault to big a group for 1 guide.
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a pleasant day out
Navigate150683
, Aug 2019
lovely air conditioned double decker coach. Plenty of comfort stops.Local guide and plenty of free time to look around.
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Not worth the time in the bus
kokomo05
, Aug 2019
We spent most of the time in the bus and less time to see the sights in Salzburg. Off the 13 hours, 9 hours were spent on the bus. Looking back, I'd take a train to Salzburg and still do all the sights in a day. The guides were good but the trip as a whole was poor.
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Salzburg trip
luisvillalobos02
, Aug 2019
It was excelent, just in the exit we have a delay of 1 hour, the transportation was very nice and confortable
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Product code: 3585SALZBURG

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