Tour code: 2666MUSIC
Discover elegant Salzburg — historic birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — on a 10-hour rail tour from Munich. Relax on the comfortable train ride to Salzburg, take a guided tour of city attractions like Domkirche Cathedral and the Festung Hohensalzburg fortress, then enjoy hours of independent time to explore. Soak up Austrian history, sample local delicacies, and snap photos of the city set against the striking backdrop of the Alps.


  • Small-group Salzburg day tour from Munich
  • Personalized small group and commentary (maximum 25 people)
  • 1.5-hour guided orientation tour of Salzburg's Mozart and The Sound of Music sites
  • Domkirche Cathedral and Festung Hohensalzburg fortress
  • Three hours to explore Salzburg at your own pace
  • Return train tickets to Salzburg

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

There's more to Salzburg than The Sound of Music, and you'll have several free hours to explore this lovely city's many charms. Shop at Old Town, take in the views from Salzburg Fortress and make sure to sample some apple strudel.

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What You Can Expect

Salzburg Small Group Day Tour from Munich

Salzburg Small Group Day Tour from Munich

Begin your tour in the morning at the Munich Central Train Station, where you’ll meet your guide and board a train for the 2-hour scenic ride to Salzburg. As you ride, enjoy the marvel of the German rail system, renowned for immaculate service and equipment.

You’ll arrive in Salzburg by mid-morning, and your introduction begins with a 1.5-hour walking tour. With your city map in hand, follow your guide for a stroll through this UNESCO-listed city. Admire baroque-era architecture and visit castles, churches, monasteries, gorgeous piazzas and more. Ask questions and snap photos along the way.

After your guided tour, break off from the group for three hours of independent exploring. Plot your trip through the preserved medieval town, wandering along picturesque lanes to see sites like Domkirche Cathedral, the magnificent Festung Hohensalzburg, and Mirabell Garden and Palace, the setting for the classic ‘Do-Re-Mi’ scene from The Sound of Music (admission not included). You’ll have plenty of time to sightsee, souvenir shop and explore local boutiques and eateries.

At the end of your Salzburg  walking tour, head to the train station for the return ride to Munich. You’ll arrive back at the departure point in the evening.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was amazing!

Arusyak A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fun tour, fun guide. Totally worth it.

Laura S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Great tour. Our guide, Craig, was AMAZING!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This is a wonderful day trip. Scheduling was easy with daily departures from the Munich Central Train station. The tour guide was very courteous and knowledgeable of the Salzburg area and history and was able to make recommendations on food and locations where we might find very specific local novelties. On the tour, you'll see all of the key tourist attractions plus enjoy a wonderful train ride to and from Munich. Plan on lots of walking around the city. One final note, our guide Ardit, was great and a good representative for Viator. I look forward to our next visit and plan on booking another trip with them.

Somtochukwu U

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I really enjoyed this trip! The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Salzburg's history, culture, and main sites. The tour was well organized and informative. I just wish we had more time to explore the city on our own. After the walking tour, we were given about 3 hours of free time. Salzburg is a small city, but you need more time than that to take in all the sites. Overall, this was a great preview of Salzburg. It only made me want to go back!

Colleen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This trip was great. Must see the fortress Hohensalzburg on your free time. Salzburg is a beautiful city. Jeff was a great tour guide!

John G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great way to get to Salzburg. Our tour guide Jeff was very nice and informative. It was fun to hear commentary from him on the train ride down there. He gave us a nice overview of the city and then it was great to have free time to do whatever we chose. It made it easy to get back and forth on the train for novices. He was also very helpful with other information regarding transportation, etc around Munich. I would totally recommend this trip

Dean P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

another simply brilliant place to visit, especially if you are into music, full of history. the train trip was very pleasant as well. an excellent days outing.

Michael E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Spectacular views, delicious treats, history, architecture, friendliness of locals and much more. Ich liebe Salzburg! 3 I wish I could go back right away, because there is a lot to take in. Everything went as smoothly and wonderfully as expected. Our guide took care of us with incredible professionalism, cheerfulness and patience. She obviously enjoys people, with all our differences and backgrounds. Her knowledge of minute details in every area was extremely impressive.
I'll never forget you, Lucia P. : Thank you for everything.

Martha W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Ian was our tour guide. He did such an excellent job. This is such a great city to visit.

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