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  • Location: Munich, Germany
  • Duration:  10 hours (approx.)

Take a day trip to the home town of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on a guided full day rail tour from Munich to Salzburg. Considered one of the jewels in the crown of Europe, the city of Salzburg has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, framed by the majestic backdrop of the snow-capped Alps and famed for its old world glamor.


  • 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

Salzburg is also one of the most popular movie tourism destinations in the world for one simple reason, The Sound of Music. With a small group (maximum 25 people), you will see sights you'll remember from the silver screen. Salzburg is one of the finest preserved medieval old towns in Europe, criss-crossed with winding streets and venerable market places and adorned with architectural monuments of the later baroque era. Piazzas and fountains, the stunning Domkirche Cathedral, palaces, gardens, churches, monasteries, confectioneries and patisseries. And towering above it all, the breathtaking 900 year old fortress Festung Hohensalzburg, the magnificent edifice that dominates the city's skyline.

Your expert guide will bring you on a train ride from Munich to Austria and back again and put their knowledge of the city and what is best to see and do at your service. We'll provide you with a map and give you a 1.5-hour orientation tour through the major sites. You'll then have three hours to explore the city for yourself before the return journey. We have the inside knowledge of what to see and where to go and are dedicated to helping you experience the city by the most convenient and most efficient means.

The journey to Salzburg takes approximately two hours by train. Germany's rail system is world renowned and this journey to the Alps is no exception. Trains are clean, comfortable and equipped with washrooms and snack bars. Feel free to walk around and chat to your fellow travelers as well as your guide, who can answer any questions about Munich and Bavaria.

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Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was awesome! Ian and Burnet his dog were fabulous guides and gave us the history on Salzbury just the right amount to keep it interesting. Ian also gave us great suggestions on things to do during our free time in Salzburg after our walking tour, including fun and delicious foods to eat. Awesome tour..thank you Ian and Burnet!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Tour worked very well, meeting at station in Munich, train to Salzburg all in good time and not rushed. Our guide Lucia was excellent, she had a wealth of experience and gave us Top Tips on what to do in the 3 hours freetime we had. It did go very quickly so her advice to keep moving and where to go was very welcome. she also knew all her Sound of Music and Mozart sights and information which was brilliant. For a day trip it was excellent and I would thoroughly recommend it if you only have the one day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Jeff did a great job despite some difficulties with the train which was no fault of the operators. Scenic, interesting,and a good day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The trip is beautiful and Salzburg is such a beautiful city, it is worth going to see! Lucia our tour guide was fantastic, she did a superb job!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wow! What a great time! Our guide was very energetic, had a good sense of humor, and did a wonderful job at explaining things. The guided portion was just long enough, and we were then unleashed upon the city to do as we wished. I'm a vegetarian and the guide was able to recommend a wonderful, out-of-the-way restaurant that had some amazing food. Our guide went above and beyond even helped me figure out some other travel accommodations. You should do this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I enjoyed everything about this tour. Iain was funny, knowledgeable and relaxed, the length of time was perfect and I definitely enjoyed the fact that the tour used public transport, that there was no 'flag' to follow around or earpieces to bother with, and there was plenty of free time. Salzburg is a lovely city, and small enough that you can wander the city at your own pace and still gain a real sense of the history and feel of the place. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who doesn't want to actually feel like they are part of a huge tour group. Thanks, Iain!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a fairy tale trip every thing about this trip was GREAT!!! Sensational

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Maravillosa ciudad y nuestra guia mejor aun mejor,hizo de nuestra visita una bella experiencia, Salzburg mas que ir en este tour merece ser visitada por varios dias

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Lucia was awesome, animated and full of great stories and information for us to be able to enjoy the city. With limited time, it's very helpful to have someone give you lots of great suggestions to make the most of your visit. Salzburg definitely is worth a return trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent trip. Well organized stayed on schedule and had a great guide who not only informed of us of the trip ahead but he went to great detail regarding history of the region. Would do again without hesitation!

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