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Discover elegant Salzburg — historic birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart — on a 10-hour rail tour 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
  • Personalized small group and commentary (maximum 25 people)
  • 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

Patricia P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent tour! The trains ran perfectly to time there and back and Franz was a great guide - full of information and very personable too. He gave us a guided tour for over an hour when we arrived saw places we might not have discovered otherwise, including the cemetery - sounds weird but it was brilliant then we had about 3 1/2 hours free time. My daughter and I visited the cathedral and Mozart's birthplace then spent the rest of the time exploring the wonderful Christmas Markets. Salzburg is a delightful place to visit and we are so pleased we went.

Art S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour

Pauli G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

We had just one day to see the highlights of Salzburg and our guide, Lucia P, made it all worthwhile. The tour was a perfect blend of train ride and walking, of history and recommendations, combined with 3 hours of free time to truly explore the city. Her tips helped us decide what to see as well as what to eat. Overall, she was a delightful source of information. Would highly recommend this tour and guide.

Madelyn A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Another absolute must and the highlight of our trip. Our British tour guide Ian was super knowledgeable, funny and the perfect guide. The day was gorgeous, the city perfect and this one is not to be missed! Perfect for teenagers, too. Would book it again in a heartbeat.

Leonard L Canada

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour, wish I could take it in the summer, to see the gardens in all their splendor. Tour guide was informative, spent about 1.5 hours with us showing us the key sites, like Mozart house, then we had about three hours to wander on our own and enjoy the city. You have to try the Sacher torte, it is delicious and in a very beautiful setting the cafe is part of the Sacher Hotel, no more than 10 min walk from Mozart house. The tour is well worth it, great way to spend the day and excellent value for the price.

Thomas R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our guide was absolutely great - knowledgeable, professional, personable, courteous - made our day in Salzburg! Really Fun, beautiful...great

charlie

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Fantastic tour. The country was amazing and the tour leader was very personal and attentive.

nmhemp

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Really enjoyed this tour! Ride to Salzburg was comfortable, tour guide was friendly, hit up the main attractions on the tour but was left with time to explore on our own. Salzburg was absolutely beautiful and we enjoyed this tour.

Justin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Franz was a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable and friendly. He gave us a tour of the city and tips for things to do during the free time. This was honestly the best tour of our entire trip-very well organized and fun! Salzburg is an incredibly beautiful city, highly recommended!!!

pyoungquist

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Wonderful! Our guide was awesome! Very knowledgeable and friendly. Beautiful city! Had a lot of fun singing Sound of Music songs with my sister!

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