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Salzburg and Lake Region Small-Group Day-Trip from Vienna

Wien, Austria
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12 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


Explore in a group of no more than 8 people the beautiful city of Salzburg on this day trip departing from Vienna. Led by an expert guide, relive your favorite scenes from ‘The Sound of Music’ as you pass iconic locations featured in the film. Discover the best of the lake region of Salzkammergut on a back-roads tour stopping at gorgeous Lake Attersee and St. Gilgen village. See Salzburg’s key sights, including Mirabell Palace and Mozart’s Birthplace on a walking tour of the Old Town. Learn about the city’s rich history from your guide and spend the afternoon relaxing or exploring independently. Numbers are limited to eight on this small-group,100% carbon neutral tour.
  • Small-group day trip to Salzburg from Vienna exclusively in English language
  • Travel the scenic back-roads of the Lake Region, visiting Lake Attersee and the “Mozart village” of St Gilgen
  • Take a walking tour of Salzburg Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit filming locations from The Sound of Music including the gardens of Mirabell Palace
  • Small-group tour limited to eight ensures a more personalized experience
  • Enjoy free time to shop, eat and stroll in Salzburg Old Town
  • 100% carbon neutral tour through the purchase of carbon credits
From your hotel, hop in a cab to your central Vienna meeting spot to join up with your guide and begin your adventure. Be sure to hold on to your receipt so that your taxi cost will be repaid to you at the end of your tour.
Enjoy the stunning landscape along the way, with the Austrian Alps in the distance. Benefit from the intimate group size, allowing your guide to dedicate time to each and every guest. Pass the Vienna Woods, the historic Melk Abbey and stretch your legs at a café to purchase coffee and strudel, if you wish.
Journey through the lake region of Salzkammergut, home to charming villages and Alpine lakes, using the scenic back-roads whenever possible.
Pause to admire crystal-clear Lake Attersee and spend about 30 minutes visiting the quaint lakeside village of St.Gilgen, best known for its appearance in The Sound of Music.
Arrive in Salzburg, where you’ll enjoy a leisurely 1.5- hour walking tour of the city’s UNESCO-listed Old Town, led by a local guide. See the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, Mozart’s Birthplace and the Salzburg Cathedral, and learn the history behind each architectural gem as you go. Spend the afternoon in Salzburg, enjoying about 2.5 hours of free time,  to purchase lunch and wander Mozart town on your own before making the journey back to Vienna with your driver. Hotel drop-off is included for central Vienna hotels.


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Glenda A
, Apr 2019

Excellent trip booked through Viator. The local touring company that took us was Vienna a la Carte. They are a small touring company in Vienna. We were very unsure of where to meet as the local tourist information center hadn’t heard of them. However, nonetheless we were picked up right where they said they would be, right in front of the tourist information center. The Mercedes van was extremely comfortable and our guide Marcos was phenomenal! The lake region was beautiful. We made 3-4 stops along the way for pictures and shopping. This is a must do tour. Salzburg was beautiful! On your free time you should visit the nunnery and go up the tram to the top of the castle for spectacular views.

My only hesitation was again about where to be picked up. However, everything was great and they were right where they said they would be.

Also, Marcos dropped us off at our hotels on the way back! What a blessing!

James C
, Mar 2019

Had a beautiful drive to Salzburg with stops in the lake region while getting lots of history and info from our druver, Markus. Once in Salzburg, we met up with our walking tour guide, Peter, who had a wonderful personality and made the tour very enjoyable with history and stories. Salzburg itself was beautiful and we enjoyed exploring for a few hours on our own after the guided walking tour.

Mary Anne K
, Oct 2018

This day trip is long, and you spend a lot of time on the minibus, but that said, it is a good way to see Salzburg if you have limited time in Asutria. Ben our driver was great and tried hard and successfully to make it interesting despite the fog which limited the sights he would normally have pointed out on the way, and was kind and helpful. Despite the long car time (at least it was a really comfortable minibus, with iPads and wifi and preloaded with the Sound of Music) it did enable us to see some of th beautiful countryside and lake areas. Karen our guide in Salzburg, also knowledgeable, but took us through rather too speedily for me. Worth it with our limited time, but perhaps make time to,actually start in Salzburg?

Sarah S
, Oct 2018

Wonderful trip. Lake Region looks exactly like a postcard or tour book picture and shouldn’t be missed. Salzburg’s a lovely city and it was fun to see locations where the Sound of Music was filmed. Ben, our driver, picked us up promptly and was very knowledgeable and informative on the trip to and from—ask for him for your trip. And our guide in Salzburg (Karina?) also was knowledgeable and did an excellent job pointing out important sites and passing on pertinent historical information. Overall a great trip which I’d recommend.

, Jun 2018

Ton our guide was a good, albeit very eccentric. He is very knowledgeable and informative as well as personable. I only wish he would not tell us about his journey into mysticism and an indepth history of his dysfunctional famly... totally inappropriate for a tour of this type. The local Salzburg guide was knowledgeable but was cold and aloof.

Roxanne D
, Nov 2017

This was an amazing tour. My husband and I as well as a couple of friends were the only participants. We loved being taken to Salzburg and seeing the fabulous sights of the old town. We would recommend it to any small group. Our guide was quite knowledgeable and sensitive to our needs and desires. Definitely put this tour on your list!!

Alexander P
, Oct 2017

The only thing that wasn't perfect was the weather!

Ben Aussie was an excellent guide, very knowledgeable and shared much of this knowledge with us as we drove from point to point. In Salzburg, our tour guide for the walking tour was Yulia local who told us all about what makes Salzburg special not just Sound of Music, Mozart and Doppler.

The old town of Salzburg is gorgeous and the view from the fortress is just sensational.

The van was comfortable and clean. iPads are mounted on the seat so we could watch the Sound of Music on the way home.

Nigel J L B
, Oct 2017

A most enjoyable trip with the guide Marcus. The detours on the way to Salzburg via Mondsee and other villages were quite picturesque. Salzburg was an interesting town with a variety of optical treats. Due to reduced mobility, it was not possible to follow the whole walking tour our choice and NOT Imposed on us but we enjoyed our extra free time wandering at our own pace.

, Sep 2017

the trip was awesome. The drive is so .......nice and arranged the schedule so well. The tour guide at Salzburg was excellent . He explained the history and provide the best recommendation to everyone. The 12 hr trip was definitely my highlight in Vienna, Highly recommend to every one.

Kevin H
, Sep 2017

My only complaint would be that I could have happily spent more time in Salzburg.

Product code: 6511SALZBURGSG

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