Outstanding tour. Iain, our guide, was quite the expert on Austrian history to really help us more fully enjoy this beautiful city. He was also very funny and entertaining.
I loved this trip! Great guide and a fantastic train ride and walking tour.
An outstanding tour. Great guide who was very knowledgeable But didn't overload us with info. the time management was excellent. Highly recommend this tour company! We were so pleased with the tour that we booked a different tour for later in the week. That was excellent too.
We were a group of 24 individuals from around the world. Some came to experience the Sound of Music. Others came for Mozart. Our tour guide was Maxine, who had the unique ability to remain strong and focused in spite of the rather ironic circumstances imposed on our tour. We were forced to take buses between Rosenheim and Prien am Chiemsee due to an unfortunate tragic occurrence on the tracks between those stations. But this unexpected leg of our journey gave us intimate glimpses of the lives of the residents of the small towns and villages off the beaten track. It was actually rather lovely, in spite of the circumstances. When we finally arrived in Salzburg two hours late, Maxine created a new plan on the spot and the group agreed to stay later than scheduled, so that we might enjoy as much of Salzburg as possible.
Maxine's familiarity with the city is certain. Her clear directions and suggestions made it possible for all of us to take in as many of the sites as possible in the limited amount of time available on such a tour. We began our tour at the world's oldest restaurant, the St. Peter Stiftskeller, first documented by Alcuin in the 803 CE, when Charlemagne was king of the Franks! I had traditional Wiener Schnitzel with an absolutely fabulous raspberry sauce.
Thereafter we climbed up to the Nonnberg Abbey, where Maria Kutschera von Trapp was a postulant, and later the inspiration for the Sound of Music. The original abbey was established about the beginning of the Eighth Century, and remains functioning today as the home to several Carmelite Nuns.The architecture is stunning, set against the backdrop of the snow covered Alps. The site is well worth the walk.
We then took the funicular railway up to the Castle. Begun in 1077 CE, it remains Europe's largest fortification. It is virtually intact, never having been conquered in its nearly millennium long history.
Our one regret is we didn't have more time!
Great tour! Had plenty of time to roam around but yet our guide provided a detailed tour of the highlights of Salzburg! If you have extra time in Munich I suggest this day trip.
This tour was wonderful. The tour guide was quite knowledgeable and alot of fun. We did not realize that there was that much walking and a lot up hill. The part of the tour with the guide should have been in a mini bus. Due to the inclines and distance we were unable to see the monistary or the cathedral. As big Sound of Music fans we were disappointed!
We visited Munich in January this year and decided to do this day trip to Salzburg. Our guide was really lovely and welcoming and managed cater for our group in English, German and Spanish! We met her at Munich station and spent the whole day exploring Salzburg. The city is absolutely beautiful, and was covered in snow when we went! I would HIGHLY recommend going up to the top of the Fortress in your spare time on this trip as the views are just breathtaking! The cable car was closed due to the weather when we went, but if you can manage the hike I would definitely give it a go. All in all, a fabulous day trip that I would highly recommend to anybody wishing to explore!
This was a great fun, our tour guide Lucia Peraza was very helpful and made our experience easy and stress free. She knew exactly where she was going, and edited our trip to suit our needs. I highly recommend this tour and will be using this tour centre again.
I really enjoyed this trip. Our tour guide Lucia Peraza was very informative and made the tour easy and stress free. Lucia even edited the tour to suit our interest and needs. I highly recommend this tour and the tour company . I will be using this tour company again
Again one of the best day tours ever taken !! Our tour guide gave us good insights into the history and architecture of the city. One must recommended tour if in Munich !!
We really enjoyed this trip to Salzburg even though it was a long day. We were able to stay in Salzburg for an extra hour with some folks who wanted to stay longer as well. It was great of our guide, Maxine, to set that up. There is a lot to see in a very short amount of time. We went Mar 19th, so it will be prettier in mid April as the flowers start to come out there. We wondered about the refugee issue on the trains, but it wasn't an issue at all.
Salzburg is a beautiful city and our guide Franz was incredible. Franz showed us the key spots and his knowledge added to our experience, and he gave us wonderful recommendations for lunch-- we even ran into him at one of the recommended restaurants. I would absolutely go on his tour again. It was my favorite day on our 6 day vacation.
Our guide Susan/Suzanne was British so she spoke perfect English. She gave us trivia and other info about the sights. Salzburg was beautiful and we enjoyed this tour. Lots of walking involved though so wear comfortable shoes.
Our tour guide was awesome! He knew a lot about history and shared as much as he could on the way over in the train so that once we arrived in Salzubrg we had more time to wander and explore the city.
I think the only word which comes to my mind, when I think of this tour is wonderful
And the credit for the same go to two things.
1. Jeff One of the best tour guides I have ever met anywhere.
2. The March weather
Its a very well organised tour for someone who wants to spend just a day in Salzburg, getting to see nearly everything in town.
They are right in saying that you get time off for personal roaming around.
Jeff is an excellent historian and a very warm person, I am glad he was there that day, which made I trip all the more special.
One must spend time in the old city and get to learn about Mozart, his tastes, his rich history. Feasting Hohensalburg is a worth a visit especially on a clear day, where fleeting glimpses of the Alps are visible
Highly recommended from Munich for everyone interested.
An excellent trip with a very helpful/efficient guide. Well worth doing and would recommend to anybody who wants to see two countries and two cities in a weekend.
Our tour guide is very good and told us a lot about Salzburg and some histories related. I'm so glad I booked it. And Salzburg is a very very beautiful place to visit. Only suggestion don't go on Sunday as 99 of the shop will be closed.
Well organized and very informative. The tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and made everyone in the group feel comfortable. The sites they pointed out in the city were great, we saw the most important famous sites as well as some little known gems. Do this tour. You will enjoy it. Just the right amount of time spent to tour Salzburg on our own as well.
It was amazing. It was over 70 degrees in November, the tour guide was wonderful. It was the 50 year anniversary of the Sound of Music. I would go again and again..
This trip was well organised and the tour guide was a pleasure to be with. She added a lot of value to the journey.
First of all, the booking choice and process of 4 consecutive day-trips via Viator was easy and convenient. Having read the previous reviews, all the guides seemed to have a very good knowledge of the history and professional in conducting the tour, so was ours. Yolanda, The Sound of Music, had definitely a great knowledge of the city and its secrets, and also the best places to visit. A great Sunday day-trip to spend in such a splendid small enchanting city.
Our guide was wonderful and made the experience so very easy. He was very accessible to answer questions. The number of group was just perfect. Thank you.