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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.


  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Too bad I could not give a higher score.
The Guide was very knowledgeable and gave great information about Salzburg.
He was organized, interesting and easy to understand. He was very clear about where and when to meet and that made everything easier for us as a visitor. Everyone was on time!
The Churches in Salzburg were incredible!!!! The interiors were some of the best we have seen in Europe. Don't miss them.
The only thing we were disappointed in was the Salzburg Fortress castle which we viewed during our free time. When we got off the Funicular, the signage was poor and we did not know which way to go. When we finally figured it out there were 3 attractions on the map A, B, and C. We found A easily, but B the armory was a little harder. The 3rd the state rooms, was very hard to find. We keep going in circles and finally figured out the entrance to B and C were at the same spot and we had seen the state rooms and did not know it.

Monte A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

If you're a fan of the Sound of Music you'll love visiting Salzburg. And even if you're not, you'll still enjoy experiencing a pleasant city in the Alps that is filled with history. Have fun!

Rafael G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Loved it, full of details, our guide, Craig, had lots of information. Recommend it.

Mark P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

A beautiful place! Had lunch in St Peter's restaurant established in 803 AD - highly recommend. Our tour guide Carlotta was great.

Lee R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Lucia was great! I highly recommend this trip, especially if you love the Sound of Music.
Beautiful scenery.

Robert E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

We had a fantastic time. We'd never taken a European train trip or been to Austria before and were beyond impressed and thrilled by the experience. Our guide, Arvit, was super-fun, knowledgeable, kind and patient as he tried to herd us all through the train stations and the city. He knew the best spots to point out and kept things interesting and moving. We felt like we got to see so much in the time allotted, without feeling overly rushed. Can't recommend this tour enough!

Monique A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

The location in the train station to meet up with our group was very easy to find. As we hopped on the train, Ian, the wonderful tour guide briefed us about Salzburg history. There was nothing this man did not know. He informed us of really interesting facts. Once we arrived in Salzburg, maps were passed out. Ian made sure we knew the meeting spot after our 3 hours of alone time there. He did give us a quick tour before setting us free. There was plenty to eat see and shop. My suggestion is that you carry 1 dollar euro coins with you just in case you have to go to the water closet. restroom There is always a charge to get in. Its about an hour and a half train ride. But is goes by so fast once Ian gets to talking. His personality alone makes the trip fun. Oh! one more suggestion. If you go with a loved one... Be sure to take a lock to put on the Makartsteg bridge. Hope I was helpful :

Derrell E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Met our guide at train station. Our trip was flawless. Out guide was terrific. It was if we had known her all our life. Saw most of what we wanted to see in time allotted. Will definitely use guide service again throughout the world.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Our tour was wonderful. Well organized and our guide Susan was pleasant and well informed about the attractions and history of Salzburg.

Jacqueline M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

I really liked the tour guide! He was very professional, straightforward, clear and explained things very well! He knew what he was saying. He was also very friendly and chatted with the members of the group. Unfortunately, these tours do not offer much time to see things!

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