4.5 star rating: Recommended 85 Reviews

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

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!

Highlights

  • 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!

Itinerary

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 July 2015

This is all my 8 year-old wanted to do on our entire 3 week European vacation. I can tell you that I am so glad we opted for the private tour. It absolutely poured rain for the first half, but not to be deterred, we stopped at every important SoM spot, took pictures, and even got a little behind the scenes things. I loved every minute of this experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour was PERFECT! We had a 3 and 6 yr old, so hired a private driver. He was considerate, courteous and very open to doing all wanted. He went out of his way to accommodate our requests. He was great with the kids, waited for us when we wanted to stay longer at a spot, and made arrangements to extend our tour when we took longer than expected. Our tour surpassed our expectations and I would recommend our driver and this tour to anyone , especially to those with specific requests! Thank you so much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

If you go to Salzburg, take this tour. Sonja, our guide, picked us up in a lovely mercedes benz and toured us through the city and the country side. We saw so much more that we would have on our own or even in a group tour. Sonja was very knowledgeable and accommodating to adjust to our schedule and she made it a lot of fun!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very informative tour. Thomas the driver spoke perfect English, was very knowledgable and accommodated all our wishes. We had a delightful 4 hours in and around Salzburg.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We showed up for our private Sound of Music tour a day late-completely our error. They were so kind and accommodated us by arranging for another private tour. They did not have to do this. We so appreciated this because our family was looking forward to this tour for quite some time. Then we hit the jackpot with Kristina as our guide. She was fabulous - so knowledgeable and personable. We were an extended family of six - Mom and Dad two teenagers an aunt and a grandma. Kristina was loved by us all. Thank you for making right our mistake! A must do if you are in Salzburg.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a very nice morning and our driver made it a wonderful experience. He was very knowledgeable, both with the Sound of Music movie and real story. Found many things interesting. Even our older children who didn't grow up with the movie enjoyed the tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Tour guide was amazing, unfortunately I do not recall his name, but I wish I did to give proper credit. Tour was customized to our liking and would highly recommend this private tour. The highlight of Salzburg for us.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had a wonderful tour. Great guide. She was very personable. We got to see much of Salzburg and a lot of the surrounding areas to include Mondsee. Beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This private mini bus tour was perfect for my family of 6. The guide was so friendly and took many group pictures of us at scenic spots with our camera. It was a highlight of our week! We had perfect weather so that made all the vistas breathtaking! Loved it!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

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