Explore Salzburg's Mirabell Gardens and UNESCO-listed Old Town on this day trip from Vienna. Led by a local guide, enjoy the stunning drive to Salzburg, stopping at Lake Mondsee and winding through the Austrian Alps. Upon arriving, take a guided walking tour of Mozart's home town and visit the gardens of Mirabell Palace. Your day trip will conclude with transportation back to Vienna.

Highlights

  • Visit Salzburg, the home of Mozart, on a day trip from Vienna
  • Walking tour through Salzburg's Old Town - a UNESCO World Heritage listed site
  • See the famous gardens of Mirabell Palace
  • Finish by the Vienna State Opera

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The drive to Salzburg alone is spectacular, passing lakes and mountains, and stopping to eat and snap photos, including at Lake Mondsee. In Salzburg, you must try Mozartkugel, a chocolate praline filled with nougat and pistachio marzipan. Make sure you get the original by Fürst and not an imitation!

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What You Can Expect

Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

Vienna Super Saver: City Hop-on Hop-off and Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

Your tour will begin with pickup from your central Vienna hotel or the State Opera. Meet your expert guide and hop aboard your coach to begin your day trip to Salzburg.

Soak up incredible views from the windows as you travel, passing the landscape of lakes and mountains where Emperor Franz Joseph and his family used to holiday. Pause at Lake Mondsee for photos before reaching Salzburg and enjoying some free time for lunch.

Afterward, explore the Old Town on a walking tour. Pass the Festival Hall, the Cathedral and St Peter’s Abbey, as your guide explains the stories behind these historical sites and how the city became a bishop’s seat. You’ll also learn about the city’s most famous resident, Wolfgang Mozart, who was born in Salzburg and lived in the city until his late teens. As you walk through the busy shopping streets, spot the prolific composer’s home at no. 9 Getreidegasse.

Admire the gardens as you continue through Mirabell Palace, where several scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed. Pass the statue of Pegasus, the same statue that Maria and the children famously danced around while singing ‘Do-Re-Mi.’

Your Salzburg day trip will conclude with a scenic drive back to Vienna, passing through the Fortress Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. You will be dropped off at your original departure point.

Customer Reviews

Dave C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

BLOODY BRILLIANT!!! Worth Every penny. I actually considered staying and not getting back on the bus the city is so beautiful!

Henry B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

It was a dream come true to visit Salzburg. Everything was great. We wished we had more time.

PINGPING L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

The design of the routine is really good. I can even feel Austrians' romance. It was an unforgettable trip in my life!

Kaz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great day trip from Vienna. There were so many shops and places to see we thought the free time we were given wasn't enough. We also wished that we were given a city map so navigating the city would have been easier, especially we had to find our way back to the starting point on our own not an easy grid to follow without one. Overall we were glad that we took the trip.

Hassan K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Marvelous trip the home city of Motzart .very elegant city must visit

William W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

A wonderful day. The guide was very knowledgeable, and she took time to answer everyone's question as they arose. She provided an excellent overview of the area and the city and its history. The pace was leisurely and allowed ample time to listen and enjoy.

Madalina I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Beautiful tour! We left at the scheduled time and stopped at a buffet restaurant along the way. The food there is very, very good, but not cheap. When we got back, we stopped at another buffet, where the food didn't look that appealing, so almost nobody ate...
The guide was very good, he explained a lot of things during the trip. He would always explain in German first, then English , although there were only 2 people speaking German on the bus. In Salzburg we had only a 2 hours to explore on our own so we went to the castle with the funicular, then explored the city a little bit. There is a lot to see, however there isn't enough time.
The trip took the entire day, almost 10 hours. We listened to soundtracks from the musical The sound of music on our way back.
The good thing about this tour is that they pick you up from your hotel and drop you off too, at no charge.

shellystone1223

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour of Salzburg was great. We highly recommend it to anyone interested in visiting this lovely city.

Arijit B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

enjoyed it

Bagiakhotabit

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent trip with wonderful tour guide.

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