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  • Location:Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)
If you only have a short time in Salzburg and want to see all the major sights, take this 2-hour guided sightseeing tour of the city, in addition to a river cruise! A 1-hour bus tour will show you the best of the city, including Salzburg’s Old Town, the Schloss Leopoldskron (Leopoldskron Palace) and Mirabell Square. Then, enjoy magnificent city views from the Salzach River on a sightseeing cruise. With eight departures throughout the day, this is a great way to discover Salzburg!


  • Guided Salzburg city tour by bus and boat
  • See the highlights of the city with your bilingual guide
  • Discover Salzburg Old Town, Mirabell Square, the Mozarteum, Mozart's home and Leopoldskron Palace
  • Take in spectacular views of the city on a Salzach River sightseeing cruise
  • Choice of eight daily departure times

What You Can Expect

Salzburg City Tour Including Salzach River Sightseeing Cruise

Salzburg City Tour Including Salzach River Sightseeing Cruise

See Salzburg’s major sights by both land and water on this sightseeing city tour. Your tour will commence from Mirabell Square and take you around the city for a complete overview of Salzburg’s main highlights.

Drive by comfortable coach and pass the Old Town and Leopoldskron Palace, used as the von Trapp family home in the film, The Sound of Music. Then, head to Mozart's former residence and continue over the Staatsbrucke bridge into the baroque Old Town with its impressive dome and festival quarter.

After your sightseeing bus tour, board a comfortable covered boat for a relaxing cruise along the Salzburg River. Get a full overview of the city’s cultural and historical highlights while enjoying magnificent views of the city on a 40-minute ride on the water. Your tour concludes at Mirabell Square.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The guide and driver were fabulous.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

It was a great tour. Salzburg city is a beautiful city. Both the city tour and the river cruise were amazing.
It is one of those MUST GO places. I would recommend to any body going to Austria.

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014


4 star rating: Recommended July 2012

Liked it and enjoyed the "dancing" boat ride. Relaxing. Good guide.

3 star rating: Worth doing September 2012

After having taken the Sound of Music tour, this City Tour repeats everything we saw, so it was a waste of our time and money, plus the guide did not seem very interested in being there. The River tour was nice and my teens enjoyed that.

3 star rating: Worth doing August 2012

Useful for a quick look around the city, river cruise ok but not a lot to look at

Darlene F
United States of America

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2014

The 1st part was a fast Drive through the city - the driver pointed out a few buildings of interest but did not even pause for a "photo op" - several times mentioned "I will tell you more later..." giving the impression we were not actually missing anything because we would see again later. Suddenly, it was over! What had we seen? The boat was more pleasant and apparently on a less cloudy day we would have seen a memorable view at turnaround point. Since it was cloudy - in reality to was a ride to nowhere! Not worth the fee!

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better August 2013

The bus part of the tour was in places we had not had an opportunity to walk and see. The boat trip was alright but we could have passed it up as it did not go very far up and down the river.

2 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better July 2012

This was a little disappointing. The cruise was pretty much just a shuttle between Salzburg and Hellbrunn. There isn't much to see from the river when you are past the old city.

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