Immerse yourself in Salzburg, sights from the ‘The Sound of Music’ movie and Austria’s Lake District on a day trip from Munich. Absorb the beautiful Lower Bavarian Alps as you journey south to Salzburg, and enjoy free time to explore its churches, squares and filming locations from the ‘Sound of Music’ movie independently. Continue through the Lake District toward the postcard-pretty town of St Wolfgang, and ogle the glorious mountain scenery on an optional boat trip on Lake Wolfgang. Lastly, return to Munich via gorgeous Lake Mondsee, where several scenes from the ‘Sound of Music’ movie were filmed.
Salzburg and Lake District day trip from Munich
Admire the idyllic Lower Bavarian Alps on route to Salzburg and Lake Wolfgang in Austria
Enjoy free time in Salzburg, famous as Mozart's birthplace and filming sites from 'The Sound of Music' movie
Explore Salzburg at leisure, perhaps visiting Mozart’s House, the Mirabell Gardens and Old Town
Drive through the Lake District and take an optional boat trip on Lake Wolfgang
Pass Lake Mondsee, the backdrop to several scenes in The Sound of Music
Learn about the Salzburg region and its history from a professional guide
Why Travelers Choose This Tour
Explore Salzburg and its Sound of Music sites and still make it back to Munich by bedtime.
A long but great day: great guide; modern coach; beautiful picturesque villages; a couple of hours in Salzburg to sit outside eating lunch and walking around the wonderful old streets; and, the finale, embark on a boat from a stunning little village to have our breaths taken away with wonderful lakeland views.
If you have a good mood everything looks great! Right? You ll hear some inderesting information about Munich, Salzburg and the round area during the road trip. But in Salzburg you are alone for about 2 hours, so it's better to have done a preparation of what you want to see in the town before going there because the time is very limited. I suggest to eat something from the street market. No time for a restaurant. From the Lake district I loved the beautiful village that we visited to take the boat tour but we only had about 20 minutes to see it. If it is possible I suggest that you go to both places by yourselves so that you will have all the time that you want to explore the beauties of each place.
Great trip, loved the lake and the town st Wolfgang, but really wanted to see Salzburg and only had 2.5 hours in the town. Not enough to even visit the fortress and Mozart’s home. We rushed and believe me, not enough time. Have to pick one. Title of the tour should be Lake District, and a smidge of Salzburg.Also, the boat ride, which is mandatory, not being included in the price is a bit bogus.
Too long of day with not much to see...especially with a guide.
Steven Dean P
, Oct 2018
Trip was too long. Bus trip to Salzburg with lady on board talking all the time. When we got to Salzburg we were on our own for 2 plus hours. Had to pay for Hop On Hop Off bus to get around in that time to even see anything. Then drove to Lake District and spent way too much time there, which included a boat ride arcross Wolfgangsee Lake. Pretty but not to be repeated. All and all felt like I just paid for a expensive bus trip.
Did this tour in September 2018 and was disappointed! The group was too big (70 to 80 people) and there was no way to hear the tour guide unless you pushed your self to the front of the group. After a while of trying to hear her we gave up and just looked around on our own.
The tour guide was very boring and irresponsible. She told us to meet in front of St.Wolfgang Church and we were there early. Our backs were turned away from the main path. She never called our attention and just quietly started walking away. If we did not turn around we would have been left behind. So, 2 older ladies got left behind and could not board the boat going to St. Gillien. I think her name was Christine.
The Salzburg trip proceeded without any hitches, the journey and guidance was excellent. The landscape and views were spectacular of the city, Hohensalzburg fortress and the Lake Wolfgangsee. Adequate time was provided for each site visit. Highly recommended for all.
Very nice day trip. We spent the day at Salzburg and continue to our boat tour which was very nice also. Our guide explained as much as she could on the bus and our driver Bobby was great too. Overall a great Day trip and will highly recommend to other couples and families.
We signed up for this tour assuming that we would be given a guided tour of Salzburg and the Lake District. The title also implied that it was a Sound of Music Tour. The guide read to us from a script (verbatim) on the drive to Salzburg, given a few suggestions as to places we could visit, and then dropped off for a couple of hours with a map to guide us. We were told of a couple of locations where the Sound of Music was filmed around town, but were not shown anything personally. If we wanted to do Salzburg on our own, we would've taken the train. The drive to the Lake District was very pretty, despite the rain. We were given 45 minutes to walk around a cute, very small town before boarding a boat. The boat trip was advertised as being optional, but it was not. The "guide" came around to collect 13 Euros per person on the drive to Salzburg; we were not given any other option other than paying up to ride the boat. I guess the Sound of Music part of the tour was the soundtrack to the movie being played over the loudspeaker during the boat ride. This was a very disappointing tour.