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.
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 Travelers Choose This Tour
This experience mixes a guided tour with plenty of free time to explore at your leisure.
Munich Main Train Station ( Hauptbahnhof ) - Opposite Platform 32 ( Radius Tours Office )
Returns to original departure point
What To Expect
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.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel as you leave Germany and there are border controls between Germany and Austria
If you cancel at least 3 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
The tour guide Tom was terrific. He provided a insightful talk on the train and a quick overview of he city during a one hour walking tour. He was courteous and had a great sense of humor. He made the experience quite enjoyable. Salzburg deserves a slightly longer visit though. Would recommend staying the night. But if you only have the day this tour is perfect.
Our guide was knowledgeable and gave recommendations. Group was appropriate in size and travel was seamless. Great tour and glad we had adequate free time for lunch and shopping the Christmas Market and other shops in Salzburg. Only recommendation would be to leave earlier from Munich to have more time in Salzburg.
Susan was our guide. Salzburg was beautiful. Just it rained all day that it was hassle to walk around with umbrella and shop at Christmas stores. Christmas shop was really really wonderful. They had a lot of unique quality products.
We did a day trip from Munich to Salzburg. Ian was great... super knowledgable, friendly and entertaining. He utilized time on the train to walk through the history in depth, and then gave us a big overview of Salzburg when we were there giving us plenty of free time to do what we wanted and/or spend more time in a particular site.
Our tour guide Verena was great, She really gets into her job and loves what she does. TheWe had a nice time in Salzburg! The train ride through the countryside was beautiful and our tour guide, Verena, was exceptional!! The weather was also good.
Salzburg is so close to Munich - I am really happy we booked this day trip. It was well organized and easy. Our guide, Venela was AWESOME. She was personable and very knowledgeable. She even gave us recs for other things to do in Munich after the tour was over. Salzburg is like a fairy tale place, we are already planning to go back and spend more time there.