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Salzburg in winter means markets, mountains and centuries-old architecture dusted with snow. Make use of ample free time to experience Salzburg at its most magical time of year with this 3-night city break, and enjoy a range of inclusions, too. Stay in a central 3-or 4-star hotel; learn about Schloss Leopoldskron, Salzburg Dom and other landmarks on a 1-hour city tour; and visit Salzburg beer halls, if you wish.


  • 3-night independent Salzburg package with 4-star hotel accommodation
  • Visit Salzburg in the winter, when the city is said to be at its most beautiful
  • Enjoy a 1-hour city tour by coach, seeing top Salzburg attractions like Schloss Leopoldskron and Mozarteum
  • Learn about Salzburg’s musical heritage and its links to Mozart and The Sound of Music
  • Explore the city at your own pace with no set schedules or itinerary

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is the tour to book if you want to experience Salzburg on a budget in winter! It’s ideal for first-time visitors because the city tour gives a great overview and then come back to the places you liked most to explore them further.

What You Can Expect

3-Night Salzburg Winter Package with City Highlights Tour

View the snow-covered churches of Salzburg!

The sights and attractions mentioned below are to give you an idea of the variety of things to do in Salzburg, but they are only an example and are not included; all entrance fees and activities (other than the city tour) are at your own expense. The 1-hour city tour is described on Day 2 but can be taken on any of the days.

Day 1:
Check in to your Salzburg hotel in the early afternoon and spend the rest of your day at leisure. Perhaps stroll around the Altstadt, admiring its beautifully preserved Baroque fountains and architecture that have secured the area’s place on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Sights to look out for include Salzburg Dom – the city cathedral – as well as St Peter’s Abbey Church and Schloss Mirabell, where the eccentric Prince-Archbishop Dietrich lived in the early 17th century.

The city has a varied dining scene, with restaurants ranging from traditional Schnitzel-serving eateries to trendy bistros. So head out in the evening to eat wherever you please, and then maybe visit a legendary Salzburg beer hall for a must-try stein (large tankard of beer). All food and drinks are your own expense.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel NH Salzburg City, Hotel Am Mirabellplatz, Radisson Blu or similar

Day 2: (B)
After breakfast in your hotel, the day is yours to enjoy independently. If you decide to take your 1-hour city tour on this day, then the experience starts with a hotel pickup. Relax in the comfort of your luxury coach while traveling around town, seeing the sights and hearing their history from your guide.

Look out for top Salzburg attractions like Mozarteum (also known as Mozart-Wohnhaus) where Mozart lived with his family during the late 18th-century, and Schloss Leopoldskron – a Rococo castle used in The Sound of Music film. Pass though the Altstadt and learn about the architecture of Salzburg Dom, often said to be a masterpiece of Baroque design.

Your tour finishes back at your hotel and you then have the rest of your day to spend as you please.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel NH Salzburg City, Hotel Am Mirabellplatz, Radisson Blu or similar

Day 3: (B)
Enjoy breakfast and enjoy a full day of free time. Maybe while away a morning discovering Salzburg’s famous café scene, or check out the eclectic shops on Getreidegasse. If you want to venture out of the city, then attractions like Schloss Hellbrunn or the Werfen ice caves (Eisriesenwelt) are accessible by public bus.

Overnight: 4-star Hotel NH Salzburg City, Hotel Am Mirabellplatz, Radisson Blu or similar

Day 4: (B)
Check out of your hotel after breakfast, finishing your 3-night tour in central Salzburg.

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