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  • Location:Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Original Sound of Music Private Tour

Enjoy a personalized day out including hotel transfers and your very own vehicle for 4 hours! Your driver/guide will meet you up at your Salzburg accommodation and escort you in comfort and luxury to see the sites of the timeless classic 'The Sound of Music' starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer. Tour the film locations in style while listening or singing along to the original Sound of Music soundtrack!


  • Customizable guided Sound of Music tour of the famous musical's Salzburg locations
  • Learn about the city of Salzburg and the story behind the Sound of Music as you travel from location to location
  • Learn about the city of Salzburg and the story behind the Sound of Music as you travel from location to location
  • Optional visit at Mrs. Brown's CafĂ© for apple strudel

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What You Can Expect

Original Sound of Music Private Tour

See Leopoldskron Castle that acted as the Von Trapp home in the iconic musical

You will see the sights where filming took place, both in the city of Salzburg and surrounding area, and learn about the true story, facts, fiction and trivia. The suggested tour itinerary including the Sound of Music film locations is outlined below.

Please list any special interests you have at time of booking to alert our guide, so that he or she can better prepare for your private tour. You can stop whenever you like to take photos, and decide how long to spend at each location. Simply customize the itinerary to suit your own needs on the day.

We recommend taking plenty of film so you can capture the gorgeous city of Salzburg and those beautiful hills, alive with the sound of music. And don't forget the lovely Austrian Lakes District and Mondsee, where the movie's famous wedding scenes were filmed and also home to the best "crisp apple strudel" topped with vanilla sauce or ice-cream at Mrs Brown's Cafe - an absolute must!


Sound of Music Film Locations in Salzburg:
  • The Mirabell Gardens - Maria and the children were seen dancing around the statue of Pegasus, the winged horse, and throughout the gardens singing 'Do-Re-Mi'.
  • Leopoldskron Castle - The front side of the castle was used as the Trapp family home, the children were boating on the Leopoldskron Lake and fell into the water. The Venetian room was copied from the castle and used as the ballroom.
  • Hellbrunn Castle - This hunting castle was built in the early 17th century by Prince-Archbishop Markus Sittikus. In the gardens the glass pavillion was reconstructed for the pleasure of those fans still returning after 30 years.
  • Nonnberg Abbey - Nonnberg Abbey is the oldest convent in the German speaking part of Europe. Maria was a novice there. The baron and Maria were married here in 1927. The scenes for the movie made here include the opening with the nuns going to Mass and Maria arriving too late.
  • St.Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang - Scenery shown at the beginning of the movie was filmed at Lake Fuschl on the way to St. Gilgen. Like the Mozart family, visitors from all over the world appreciate the beautiful village in the Salzkammergut.
  • Mondsee Cathedral - where the movie's famous wedding scenes were filmed.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Brilliant afternoon. Eric, our guide, was a hoot! Funny, informative and gave us a thoroughly enjoyable experience. We visited all the SOM sites that were available plus a wonderful drive through the mountains. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide Helen was excellent and was very flexible with our group of 8. We had plenty of photo opportunities as we drove through the Austrian countryside, and she was very knowledgeable about the area and the movie that spurred us to take the tour. A wonderful tour that we would highly recommend to anyone with a group that values the flexibility that a private tour affords.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is a must if you're a group! Our charming tour guide/driver Helen was very knowledgeable about the movie, the actors, the real family and the locations pertaining the Sound of Music theme. This is a great way to tour around Salzburg and its surroundings without having a fixed to the dot schedule as it very customizable to your group's needs.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

When Sound of Music was released in 1965, I took all my friends to see it. I was so impressed with the beauty of this movie. Over the years, I have seen it many, many times. To be able to see many of the locations where it was filmed, was a dream come true. Our guide was very knowledgeable, which made our trip both informative and entertaining. We would recommend this tour to everyone. Salzburg is a lovely city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This private tour was the highlight of our European trip. Our guide was very informed about the sites we visited, and was flexible when we asked for an extra stop. My young travelers were thrilled to see the scenes where one of their favorite movies was filmed. I am glad we took the private tour. I believe we were able to travel some of the smaller roads where the big buses can't go. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone traveling in the area. Super!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We are a family of six and we really enjoyed the tour. It as a great way to see the sighs where the film was made and also receive a great tour around some beautiful Austrian lakes with a very friendly and knowledgeable guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

First class tour taken by a first class guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

We had a great tour and Gunter was an excellent tour guide, highly recommended.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This tour was excellent. Our guide LISA was excellent. She spoke very clearly, and gave us a lot of information about the Sound of Music film, locations and also the true story that inspired the film. Then she took us to see 5 lakes and the drive and the scenery was out of this world. Right through the long drive she played the sound of music songs and it brought back nostalgic memories.

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