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Salzburg and Lake District Day Tour from Munich

München, Germany
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  • 11 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


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.

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Wolfgangsee Boat (approximately EUR 13.00); just from Apr - Oct
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Karlsplatz 21
    Karlsplatz 21, 80335 München, Germany

    Sonnenstr. corner Bayerstr., Take exit "G" or "F" from the basement. Google Maps: 4HQ7+FW Munich Please be at the departure point 20 minutes prior departure.

Start time

08:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Salzburger Altstadt

2 hours Admission Ticket Not Included

Wolfgangsee Schifffahrt

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Drive to Wolfgangsee takes place just in summer season (from Apr - Oct). In winter we stay longer in Salzburg.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Audio may not run in some days. Please write us if this is needed
  • You must be able to walk with the group
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 78 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The company has instructed the guides to leave people behind if they have to in order to be on time for the boat ride.
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Family trip to Salsburg
Rebecca_F, Oct 2022
Such a wonderful trip! We went as a couple with our two children, a teenager and early 20s. Be sure to take the elevator to go up to the top of the castle to capture the best pics. You can climb it if you are in peak physical fitness. Our tour guide gave us such wonderful information about the area and history and even incorporated laughter. I highly recommend doing this day trip if you have time in your schedule.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A beautiful day In Salzburg
Neha_G, Oct 2022
The pick up spot is a short walk from HBF station. There are various buses lined up for tours in the same area. We were greeted by someone with an ipad asking which tour. He quickly found our tickets and QR codes that needed to be scanned. This is great in case you didn't dl them in advance. We boarded a large charter bus. Luckily they had a small bathroom on the bus. A tight fit for tall folks over 5'10, but nice to have. A tour hour journey goes by fast as Monika told us history about Salzburg. She was lovely! Driver Hans got us going on time. The day trip was quick but we saw a lot within the time we had. The city is small enough that you can find your way around. We spent a half day in the city center with freedom to roam until 1:30pm. From there we took the bus to the city of lakes where we had a little free time before getting on a boat cruise. The boat has indoor/outdoor seating and water was calm so it was good for those with motion sickness. After cruising for 30-45 minutes we docked on the other side where Hans was waiting for us on the bus. On the way back border control security came aboard the bus and checked passports before we entered back into Germany. Overall beautiful day and Monika was a great guide.
If you have limited time to see a neighboring country while in Munich
Hayley_R, Oct 2022
Salzburg is a beautiful city! However, this tour was not the best experience I've had with Viator. Trying to race around to see Salzburg in just under 2 hours was very stressful. If you want to see Sound of Music filming sites, I would recommend you take the tour specifically for that (via a separate tour operator). We only got to see 3 of the long list of filming spots and none of the Mozart Museum, even while eating lunch on the run (literally fast-walking while eating a traditional Bosna from the market to try to maximize our time). It was disappointing as I had high hopes for seeing more of the city, and for some reason, we used extra time stopping in Berchtesgaden on the way back to Munich, which was not very exciting. I wish we could have used that to extend Salzburg sight-seeing.
A Day in Salzburg
EFREN_R, Sept 2022
Monika our tour guide explained every details from the beginning until the end! From the bus and to the sites which gave us an idea of the history of Germany and Austria and most of the highlights of Sound of Music and Mozart’s birthplace! The boat tour on the Lake was breathtaking! Monika is one of the best tour guides we’ve ever had! Our driver was very efficient too!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Happy customer
Kirsty_V, Sept 2022
Such a great day for start to finish the driver and guide we’re incredibly knowledgeable and made the experience enjoyable, I loved all of it but the Lake District was stunning
Response from Host, Sept 2022
happy to hear that. Come back soon
Salzburg fun!
Glenette_N, Sept 2022
Seeing Sound of Music sights were fun to find and photograph. Cute town with lots of shopping. Pretty city.
Response from Host, Sept 2022
Thank you for this review. Come back soon
If you have the time this is day trip well worth doing !
Deirdre_C, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful day, lots to see and do...Paul our guide was amazing! He even sang some songs for us was great fun!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
You make me blush. Happy to had you with me. Come back soon
Overall it was a lovely experience, a day well spent.
Gautam_P, Jul 2022
Really enjoyed the trip, right from the beginning till getting back to Munich. Our guide, Marcus and coach driver Smiley were really helpful in every possible way. The journey to Salzburg was very pleasant, driving through the beautiful Bavarian landscape while Marcus kept us informed on the history/significance of the different monuments, churches, castles, lakes etc. on the way, as well as inside the old town of Salzburg - I would also like to share my experience about having coffee and refreshments in Cafe Tomaselli - this is where Mozart used to spend his time too. Overall it was a lovely experience, a day well spent. Kind regards, Gautam
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you for your review. Come back soon
Great day
Jennifer_l, Jul 2022
Manila and the tour were great. Austria is stunning. You do have to rush through but so so worth it and the boat ride is lovely.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Thank you dear, but Manila? I think you mean Monika. She is as shinning as Manilla. Thank you for the review
Wonderful day out
Michael_D, Jul 2022
Where to begin? Probably with our tour guide, Paul. A very charming and amiable fellow, who made the day rock along with jollity and joie de vivre. Salzburg is a beautiful and compact city, and whilst the tour doesn’t really allow time for exploration in depth, there was enough to get a sense of a place with lots of history. It is very clean and full of life, and small enough to amble around. And then, for us anyway, the best part of what was a beautiful and very warm day - a chance to see Wolfgangsee and St Gilgen, and a boat trip across the lake. It is a long day, and you do spend a fair part of it onboard the coach, but well worth making the effort. Totally recommend!
Response from Host, Jul 2022
THank you Michael. I would love to give more time anywhere, but geography and velocity limits are a pain. But we do the best to see your smile. Come back soon
Lisa_L, Jun 2022
Although you can’t control the traffic, If you know it’s the start of a vacation weekend, you should leave earlier instead of leaving people to sit on a bus for five and a half hours
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Dear Lisa, we cannot see in the future and not all experience we have can help to foresee if the border control have problems or not. Specially when an accident kills so many in a train, which lost it's rail. Our guides do the best to entertain you in our confortable busses and our drivers do the best with most modern traffic navigators, but yes sometimes things happen outside of our control. But I have an special ear for our guests and your feedback will be part of the new plans.
Best day ever!
Alyssa_M, May 2022
This was the most incredible day trip I have ever been on! Salzburg and the Lake District were absolutely incredible, and our tour guide Jackie was so kind and knowledgeable! I truly can’t imagine a better day, and I am so happy I booked this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful daytrip
Jawad_M, May 2022
It was an amazing daytrip with a lot of beautiful sceneries. Salzburg is nice, and the lake district was amazing, especially the boat ride. The tour guide Jacklin was very knowledgeable and well organized. My only suggestion to make this tour more fantastic is to consider adding 1 extra hour time in Salzburg along with guided walking tour
Monica is superb, ...
Dolores_M, May 2022
Monica is superb, helpful and knowledgeable tour guide. We are elderly and she took time to accommodate us without compromising other members of the group! We enjoyed her tour.
The place is beautiful...
Jean_W, May 2022
The place is beautiful especial the boat ride, definitely worth the money. The bus provide by Gray Line is morden, with coffee machine, mircore wave, 2 sets of 4 seats table which you can play cards, and a big oval table with several seats around where you can have a small group party. It would be perfect if the tour guide would give us a guided tour in the old town!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great trip!
Jannsen_T, May 2022
Excellent trip to Salzburg and the lake district. The boat ride on the lake was the icing on the cake.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Rude, guide who thought she was running in Olympics
susann_R, May 2022
Jackie was worst guide I ever encountered in 50 years of travel. She ran not walked didn’t care where her group was. She pointed out very few things and provided no tour value. A waste of time and money. Jackie needs to go back to guide school! Truly awful!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful tour
smdqgy6jwt, Apr 2022
Beautiful tour! Loved the time spent in Salzburg and the boat ride at Wolfgang See. Very comfortable buses
2 travelers found this review helpful
Amazing tour.
Mohammed_A, Apr 2022
Amazing tour i recommend it. Monica our tour guide very professional and kind. Phillip our driver amazing guy also professional.
Munich 2019
Richard_N, Dec 2019
Traffic was horrible. We had 3 hours in Salzburg. No stop in Lake Country. Tour guide, Barbara was disorganized.
1 traveler found this review helpful


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