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I love Salzburg. Beautiful place even in winter. A day tour did not feel enough! However, don't really like the tour guide. She did not give the group, toilet breaks. No ample time for picture taking. She was more like a robot, walked from 1 place to another just to finish her work within the hour. No proper explanation of places that we went.
We did not go to the nest as indicated in the tour Nor were given an explaination of the optional boat tour. We did not even see or know the lake where sound of music was filmed! Quite disappointing
I would want to do this tour again but with a different guide.
Salzburg was fabulous, but I'm still very disappointed in this tour as adverstised on Viator. We did NOT go to the lake district, we only went to Salzburg since the boat wasn't running that day. I was not informed prior to the trip that we were not going and would have liked to have had the option to cancel and book something different. I could have traveled to salzburg on my own for much cheaper. Also this tour allowed many families with kids under 5 years old to go, it just made the day super unenjoyable as someone who wanted to learn more about the history of the area, but I couldn't hear about it because of all the screaming kids.
While I wasn't crazy about this tour, I did love Salzburg and the Lake District. My mom and I would not have known to go to the lake district had it not been for this tour. Lake Wolfgangsee is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places I have been. The pictures I have from the boat tour are STUNNING and I can't wait to visit this place again. The reason my mom and I would have preferred to do this tour alone than with a guided bus is we were thrown in with a group from Spain as well. The guide did the tour in both English and Spanish meaning it took twice as long to explain everything. I was also disappointed that the guide did not ask everyone to be quiet when she was talking since as soon as the Spanish part was over, everyone on the bus talked over her. I speak Spanish so wasn't a big issue for me but I had to relate back to my mom who was very disappointed to not hear the insights.
Our trip was booked in winter. The ad clearly stated that a boat trip was included and that the sound of music sights were to be explored. The reality was it was in the winter so the boat did not run and only a couple of the sound of music sights were shown. The fountains were winterized and we did not get to see the home or other sights. Our guide was very knowledgeable and professional and did a wonderful job of explaining what we did see. I was mostly dissapointed in the way the trip was advertised in comparison to the reality.
We booked this trip specifically for the boat ride and to take pictures and get memorabilia from the home of the Von Trapp family For our granddaughters. With a heavy heart we go back to the USA with no pictures or memoribila from the Sound of Music. My wife had waited many years to get to Salzburg to see the Von Trapp family home and grounds, she is as disappointed as our granddaughters will be.
We were mostly disappointed in the way the tour was advertised compared to the reality.
Super awesome trip! I totally enjoyed it! Visiting the Xmas markets was a bonus!
From start to finish, this tour was breathtaking. The boat ride on Wolfgangsee is a must! This was one of the main highlights of my trip Prague, Munich and Vienna. Our tour guide was very sweet, knowledgeable, and patient. If you can only do one tour while in the area, this should be the one!
Loved it! Guide was great and full of information and very friendly, beautiful in Salzburg and the lake district boat was beautiful!
It was a great experience and I recommend this Tour to everyone.
Loved this tour. Tour guide was excellent with loads of information. Never enough time to see everything
anama95 United States of ...
It was amazing!! Specially the Lake District boat ride, the view is spectacular so get your cameras ready for it.
anama95 United States of ...
It was amazing!! Specially the Lake District boat ride, spectacular view so get your camaras ready!!
This was very poorly done. Our guide, Laura, gave us very little information in English. It seemed that much more was given to the Spanish speaking visitors. In Salzburg, Laura just pointed to various sites with little to no explanation Example, Over there is where Do, Re, Me was filmed. and left us to explore on our own. We noted other tour guides spending time explaining points of interest not merely walking and pointing. The driver, Peter, spent 1/2 hour driving in circles in Salzburg which cut into our visit. We felt very rushed. The pilgrim church was never visited, seen, nor pointed out as specified in the What You Can Expect guideline. The White Horse Inn was just pointed out in passing while the guideline stated there is a possibility of a boat ride to the famous White Horse Inn which we had plenty of time to do. The Tour was supposed to take 11 hours and 30 minutes with a return to Munich estimated between 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. We returned to Munich and were dropped off at 6:45 p.m. We felt cheated out of the fine experience we have come to expect through Via Tours because of the guide and driver assigned.
We were lucky to have a beautiful day for this trip, and the outing didn't disappoint. Although traffic made the drive to/from Salzburg very long, our driver negotiated it well and our tour guide, Barbara, provided lots of interesting commentary along the way. It was great to stroll around Salzburg, and the afternoon boat ride on Wolfgangsee was really wonderful!
Very nice trip!
Beautiful Salzburg and lake District.
This tour was amazing!
Skip United States of ...
The Sound of Music in the title is very misleading. Didn't see and heard little about it. The most disappointing thing was that we only had 2 hours in Salzburg and part of the time was walking to the city center and returning to the bus. Barley had time to eat and saw little of the sites.
Peter was our guide. If he is the guide on the bus you are getting on see if there is another bus going to the same destination. As the bus was loading he tried to get 2 women sitting by them self to sit together. When they refused because they had gotten there early to be able to sit by the window he became belligerent and yelled and verbally abused them in front of an almost full bus! He felt the need to talk almost constantly. Which meant he repeated over and over and over again the same information. We ended the tour with another detailed recap of the day. Maybe he did not realize we had been there. The countryside, Salzburg and the Lake District were beautiful, but would have been a lot more enjoyable with another guide.
Thank you to this tour company for crafting me a special one-person tour since my boat came into port that morning in Linz late, causing me to miss the earlier train to Salzburg, causing me to miss my 11 a.m. tour time. But the tour company sent me along with my own special tour guide who helped me salvage what was left of this tour. Viator and companies who work with Viator have never let me down customer-service wise. That's why I continue booking tours with them wherever I travel. Thanks, Viator.
Doing what: Salzburg City Tour - On the Traces of Mozart
What a great day. Everything on time saw amazing sights. A must do in Munich. Thank you to our guide Ursula very knowlegable and very friendly. Recommend booking through this company.
It was a very nice trip.
Enjoyed Salzburg and the boat ride was incredible.
It rained most of the tour but nonetheless, I would recommend it. We are left on our own once in Salzburg to navigate the old town lanes without a guide. Much of it is cobblestone so that does slow you down if you have a walker or wheelchair but for the most part, it is handicap friendly. I wish we'd had more time in Salzburg. The extra Lake District boat ride is very picturesque and relaxing.
Im disapointed ,the journey should be very much better ,
First our guide Mariame start to scream on us in the bus on our way to Salzbourg by strange one asking us to be silent as shes doesn't hear the phone !!!!!!!! ,we sought that somthing happened and the trip will be cancelled ,after she terminated the call ,she didnt appologize ,that's was rude !!!
Seconc when we reached Salzbourg ,she was taking s so fast to the ity center and was showing us sound of music very fast ,so we couldnt even take pictures !!!, and at 12:00 ,she said u need to go back to the bus by 01:50 ,she left us totally alone and we didnt have the time for anything ,
at 02:00 ,she took us to St Wolfgang ,which is amzinggggg place ,she was also running ,she didnt care that we have old people with us and she said ,if u got lost ,please take a taxi to St Geligan ,Really !!!!!!!!!!! , we were like running after her ,no chance to look around , like a teacher following class homeworks ,
The lake is a paradise and needed to have a complete trip by itself to enjoy every moment ,
and Salzbourg really needed a day ,with Tour guide to explain alll places ,
Went on this tour in the summer. The roads are so busy it took over 3 hrs to get to Salzburg so we had less than 2 hours there. I wanted to stay longer so I did and caught a train back. The tour guide was very understanding about it. So if it and #39;s summer you might consider training it independently
Highly recommended, the tour was amazing! I had a very nice time in those beautiful places. Definitely like to go back with friends and take same tour.
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