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  • Location:Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Salzburg Super Saver: Original Sound of Music and Salt Mines Day Trip

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Save up to 15% when you book two of our most popular tours together in this combo package!

Experience two top-selling tours at a discounted price with this Salzburg Super Saver. Begin your day traveling through the Bavarian Mountains and touring the 450-year-old salt mines. Then visit some of the memorable locations where ‘The Sound of Music’ was filmed, while soaking up the stunning scenery of the Salzkammergut. Your guide will also provide historical backdrop on the architectural landmarks of Salzburg.  

Highlights

  • Picturesque drive through the Bavarian mountains
  • Exhilirating slide down to the magical mine grottos
  • Fascinating tales of the salt mines' history
  • The Sound of Music convent at Nonnberg Abbey
  • Visit the famous Sound of Music gazebo
  • Experience magnificent lake and mountain scenery of the Salzkammergut

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What You Can Expect

Salzburg Super Saver: Original Sound of Music and Salt Mines Day Trip

Original Sound of Music Tour

Bavarian Mountains and Salt Mines
Your day tour will depart from central Salzburg, where you’ll meet up with your guide and venture by coach to the Alpenstrasse, traveling along the King's Lake River .

After a scenic drive, arrive at the salt mines and step into authentic miners' gear. As you enter, learn the history and local lore buried deep within this 450-year-old underground world. Travel down to the grottos on the same slides used by the miners and enjoy a thrilling descent! Explore the hidden terrain with a raft sail across the famous salt lake before making your way back up to the surface.

Original Sound of Music Tour
After your adventure in the salt mines, take off on your Sound of Music tour. Led by an expert guide, re-live your favorite scenes with stops at Mondsee to see the wedding church, as well as the Mirabell Gardens, the famous place where the children sang ‘Do-Re-Mi’ with Maria.

As you drive from each location, sing along to the celebrated songs from the film, including 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen,' 'Edelweiss' and the cherished classic 'The Sound of Music'. You’ll also have a chance to learn more about Salzburg’s rich history and architectural gems while you sightsee, and enjoy views of the stunning lake district.

Customer Reviews

Richard C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Two separate tours. Exceptional guide for the Sound of Music Tour. She was a doll with a great sense of humor. All of the sights in the movie are on the tour.
Different story with the Salt Mines tour leader. The guide consistently said 'Ya' and was not as friendly as one would expect. The Salt Mine Tour was a learning experience but if you only have a few days in Salzburg I would skip the Salt Mines Trip

Edward C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our guides got both tours were fantastic! The salt mine tour worth every penny ! We both had a great time
Our only suggestion would be to give a little more time in the towns that we allowed to get off in! We felt hurried to use the restroom, get something to drink and look around.
Thank-you

debsinak

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This combo tour was the perfect combination for me and my teen daughter. We did the salt mines first. The scenery on the drive was beautiful and the tour of the mines was fun! We took fun photos in the goofy mining clothes. Our afternoon on the Sound of Music tour was a super highlight of our trip! I was happy to find that most of the tour spots were reached by bus, visiting spots we couldn't get to by just walking around Salzburg. Incredible scenery past lakes and mountains! Our guide was super knowledgeable and entertaining too.. A few movie myths got busted as we walked through iconic movie scenes and got all the photos we wanted. We had fun singing along to the sound track on the bus too. And yes, we enjoyed learning about the real Von Trapp family too. If your not already a super-fan of the movie, you should be sure to watch it shortly before your tour... the scenes really come alive... with the sound of music! LOVED IT!

tmitchell21

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Loved both tours of the Salt Mines and the Sound of Music. Would highly recommend both!! Thanks to Viator for offering both these tours.

Jana H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was amazing!

Susan M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

Great day in spite of the train.

Emelita I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The salt mine tour was fantastic,
The Sound of Music is just average.

Julia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Definitely a must, the tour bus was full, the tour guide was great witty and so knowledgable. Fantastic afternoon

Peter V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Great trip to the salt mines, ended up being my family of 4 plus another couple which was just like a private tour. Salt mines were great. Sound of Music tour was also fantastic made even more interesting by our wonderful host - beware though - lots of singing on the bus followed by jocular hilarity!!! A great day.

Bradley N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The Sound of Music tour was wonderful! Even my children, who have never seen the movie, enjoyed it. Being able to see the movie sites, as well as sites around the city and the countryside, was really good. The tour guide made this tour. He was funny and informative. We also appreciated that the tour was in English. The Salt Mines Tour was nice also. We enjoyed seeing the mountains and the mine. The tour guide going back and forth between English and German made it a little more difficult though. Overall, I would recommend this trip to anyone going to Salzburg.

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