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Discover elegant Salzburg — historic birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — on a 10-hour day trip from Munich. Relax on the comfortable train ride to Salzburg, take a guided tour of city attractions like Domkirche Cathedral and the Festung Hohensalzburg fortress, then enjoy hours of independent time to explore. Soak up Austrian history, sample local delicacies, and snap photos of the city set against the striking backdrop of the Alps.

Highlights

  • Small-group Salzburg day tour from Munich
  • 1.5-hour guided orientation tour of Salzburg's Mozart and The Sound of Music sites
  • Domkirche Cathedral and Festung Hohensalzburg fortress
  • Three hours to explore Salzburg at your own pace
  • Return train tickets to Salzburg

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

There's more to Salzburg than The Sound of Music, and you'll have several free hours to explore this lovely city's many charms. Shop at Old Town, take in the views from Salzburg Fortress and make sure to sample some apple strudel.

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What You Can Expect

Salzburg Small Group Day Tour from Munich

Salzburg Small Group Day Tour from Munich

Begin your tour in the morning at the Munich Central Train Station, where you’ll meet your guide and board a train for the 2-hour scenic ride to Salzburg. As you ride, enjoy the marvel of the German rail system, renowned for immaculate service and equipment.

You’ll arrive in Salzburg by mid-morning, and your introduction begins with a 1.5-hour walking tour. With your city map in hand, follow your guide for a stroll through this UNESCO-listed city. Admire baroque-era architecture and visit castles, churches, monasteries, gorgeous piazzas and more. Ask questions and snap photos along the way.

After your guided tour, break off from the group for three hours of independent exploring. Plot your trip through the preserved medieval town, wandering along picturesque lanes to see sites like Domkirche Cathedral, the magnificent Festung Hohensalzburg, and Mirabell Garden and Palace, the setting for the classic ‘Do-Re-Mi’ scene from The Sound of Music (admission not included). You’ll have plenty of time to sightsee, souvenir shop and explore local boutiques and eateries.

At the end of your Salzburg  walking tour, head to the train station for the return ride to Munich. You’ll arrive back at the departure point in the evening.

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Customer Reviews

antoniella.briffa

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

An excellent tour and experience. The tour guide was just incredible. We really enjoyed it to the full.

cjdixon

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great way to squeeze in a tour of an amazing city. Perfect balance of being guided and having free time to explore. Our guide was very knowledgeable and recommended many things to see and do during our free time.

Craig T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Awesome trip. Our guide Franz was fantastic and even lined up a place for us to celebrate New Years Eve!! And we had a great time that night too!. You get a really nice train trip into Austria and then after a guided walk around Salzburg, you get plenty of free time to do your own thing.

Lauren

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was great, the train to Salzburg was very confusing as half the train split away at one point and we had to sit in the front, I'm not sure I would have figured it out on our own. Perfect amount of time in Salzburg - we did a walking tour then had some free time. I opted to do the Mozart house and then the art museum for the views - that's a MUST! We ate lunch at the oldest restaurant in Salzburg, which records show Charlemagne ate at! The food was just alright, but I'm glad we went just for the history.

Isabelle F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

very nice and good tour leader, rosemarie. it was worth the money and worth to try while in zurich.

Muhammad Itqon A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

I was really had an amazing experience visiting salzburg by myself by this group tour. cause i can meet another people from around the world. very worth price. excellent tour guide. mine was Greck idk how to spell it He's so chill and fun! i wish i could go somewhere with this tour again. anyway i also upload my video when i was in salzburg with this tour. for whoever who has doubt please dont!

Daniel R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour was awesome, and our tour guide, Craig, really helped to make it that way! He made the trip so much fun, and personally helped us to find a restaurant during the 3-hour free time. Salzburg was so beautiful, and we thank Craig for helping to make the trip so fantastic!

richard s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Very knowledgeable guide with a very pleasant personality. Great trip!

Gregory H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Its said, the tour guide makes the trip and this is true here, though Salzburg is a fantastic place to visit and this trip makes it easy to do so.

Our tour guide, Ian, was phenomenal! He had an encyclopedic knowledge of the city, its history, the history of the Holy Roman empire and how salt made this area what is was. He expertly wove the history with the places in a way no history class ever did. Can't say enough about him as a person and a tour guide.

Sally United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

a fantastic day out, our guide was full of information we had a ball thank you Susan

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