Salzburg, the capital of classical music and setting of ‘The Sound of Music’, is an integral stop on any Austrian itinerary. Travel to the sophisticated city and the Alpine lakes of St. Gilgen and Mondsee with ease on this 12-hour trip from Vienna. See the Salzburg Cathedral, St. Peter’s Abbey, and the Mozart Residence, before absorbing the striking Alpine landscapes of St. Gilgen and Mondsee. Pickup from central Vienna hotels is included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.
At your centrally located Vienna hotel, board an air-conditioned minivan destined for the rolling hills of Salzburg. During the 3-hour drive, your guide points out particularly scenic spots and provides an overview of Salzburg — the birthplace of Mozart and Austria’s capital of classical music.
Salzburg’s Mirabell Palace and Gardens, and its grand cathedral make for a visual treat: admire the architectural highlights on a guided tour and see, too, the Mozart Residence, the birthplace of the legendary composer, and St. Peter’s Abbey (Stift Sankt Peter).
Then, enjoy free time in Salzburg and opt to visit the filming locations of ‘The Sound of Music’ by taking the funicular to Hohensalzburg Moutnain. After reconvening with your guide, you’ll proceed to the Salzkammergut lake region: absorb the natural splendor of St. Wolfgang Lake in St. Gilgen and then head to the village of Mondsee to discover the legends that surround Mondsee Lake.
Your tour concludes with drop-off in central Vienna, in front of the Hotel Astoria.