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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!


  • 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 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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was an outstanding tour!! Our guide, Peter, made this a huge success. He was not only well prepared for the Sound of Music tour, but also provided a history lesson on Salzburg.
Peter picked us up from our hotel, and was very comfortable with my family 5. He explained everything in detail.
The tour included a drive to the Lake region which was breathtaking.
We loved it.
Thank you Peter for a great tour!

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.

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