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  • Location:Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:5 hours (approx.)

Panoramic Salzburg City Tour plus Austrian Lakes and Mountains Sightseeing Tour

This afternoon tour starts with a panoramic tour of Salzburg which will provide you with an opportunity to see as many historical and cultural highlights as possible in the city where Mozart was born. Then, you'll experience the breathtaking beauty of one of Austria's most beautiful regions - the Lake District just beyond the gates of Salzburg.


  • Guided, panoramic tour of Salzburg's top sights
  • See Salzburg's Old Town - a UNESCO World Heritage listed site
  • Visit to the village of St Wolfgang and the gothic altar in the village church
  • Visit the famous White Horse Inn for optional refreshments
  • Boat ride to St Gilgen

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What You Can Expect

Panoramic Salzburg City Tour plus Austrian Lakes and Mountains Sightseeing Tour

Panoramic Salzburg City Tour plus Austrian Lakes and Mountains Sightseeing Tour

Your tour will commence from Mirabell Square and take you through Mozarteum, the new part of the City, then continue to Mozart's Residence. Continue over the Staatsbrucke into the baroque Old Town with its resplendent Dome and the festival quarter.

Passing the Nonnberg Abbey you will see Castle Leopoldskron, used as the von Trapp family home in the film, "Sound of Music". The tour will then return to Mirabell Square where the lake and mountains tour will commence with a scenic view of Salzburg. You will be introduced to many scenic and historical landmarks on the way to the beautiful Lake District, such as the impressive hunting castle Fuschl, today a luxury hotel, where the Prince Archbishops spent many seasons.

In St Wolfgang there is time to visit the famous winged gothic altar by Michael Pacher, and there will be a stop at the White Horse Inn for refreshments. From St Wolfgang you be able to enjoy a 25 minute boat ride (May 1 - October 26 only) to St Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born, on the other side of Lake Wolfgang.

Passing Castle Huttenstein, you will continue along the Mondsee. The ever-changing and contrasting scenery will make this tour an unforgettable memory and is a must for every visitor to Salzburg.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The city tour was honestly a partial waste of time, as we spent all the time inside a minivan with the driver/tour guide. However, one hour would not have been enough to see everything he showed.

The BEST part of the tour, and what was totally worth doing, was the boat ride to the lakes and mountains and visit to St. Wolfgang. Absolutely breathtaking, seeing the alps, beautiful waters of the lakes, and seeing the little towns with colorful houses. We have a wonderful time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The bout tour is amaizing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Sound of Music fantastic. Helen was fantastic. The next day we went on the City + mountain and lake tour which was going to overlap the SOM tour sites so our fantastic driver (unfortunately we didn't get his name) took us to other sites which were even better than the Sites from the previous tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Excellent tour our guides were brilliant. Saw so much more than you could ever do on your own.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

The Austrian Lakes and Mountains tour was great! The City tour was Okay, although the guide flirted with one of the passengers

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Really worth it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

The panoramic Salzburg tour and the Austrian Lakes and Mountains sighseeing tour were both fabulous. Could not see Eagles Nest because the road was narrow and dangerous to travel in the snow. Snow everywhere in December during my winter break as a teacher. I believe that a free beverage and slice of cake of your choice was included in this tour. The bus was huge and comfortable. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Teller machines were available when visiting one of the little towns. Great afternoon five hour trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2012

Awesome...loved it...beautiful.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

Very nice afternoon. 1 hour in the city. About 4 hours visiting lakes and hills. Included 45 minutes boat ride.

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