• Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration: 4 hours (approx.)
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Relive your favorite scenes with the Von Trapp family on this 4-hour original 'Sound of Music' tour from Salzburg. Led by a private guide,  pass iconic film locations aboard your coach, including Nonnberg Abbey, Schloss Leopoldskron and the Mirabell Gardens, where Maria and the children famously sang 'Do-Re-Mi.' Then, visit the wedding church at Mondsee and soak up the incredible landscape of the Salzkammergut region. To keep the fun going, upgrade your ticket to include an apple strudel cooking class.


  • Private 4-hour tour of Sound of Music filming locations from Salzburg
  • See filming locations of the iconic musical, including the Mirabell Gardens and the lakeside Schloss Leopoldskron
  • Admire Maria’s wedding church in Mondsee and visit Liesl's and Rolf’s reconstructed glass gazebo
  • Head into the idyllic Salzkammergut region whose lakes and mountains formed the opening titles
  • Hear inside gossip and tales about the film’s making in 1965
  • Upgrade to include a 1-hour apple strudel cooking class in a pretty Alpine hut
  • Receive the full attention of an expert driver-guide on this private tour for up to eight people

What You Can Expect

Original Sound of Music Private Tour

Try and cook the traditional apple strudel at Edelweiss cooking school!

Begin your 4-hour tour with pickup from your hotel in Salzburg or meet at a central pickup point. Hop aboard your minivan with your local driver and guide and take off on your original Sound of Music experience. While you travel, learn fun facts and behind-the-scenes stories about the classic musical and sing along with some of the beloved songs playing in the background.
Travel toward the 17th-century Schloss Hellbrunn (Hellbrunn Castle) to visit the reconstructed garden gazebo where Liesl and Rolf sang ' Sixteen Going on Seventeen.' You'll also see Schloss Leopoldskron (Leopoldskron Castle), the Von Trapp's lakeside residence in the film.

Afterward, drive to the stunning region of Salzkammergut and marvel at the Alpine mountains and glassy lakes featured in the opening scenes. Pass the charming village of St Gilgen, home to the movie’s mountain railway.
Next, spot the yellow church in Mondsee where Maria’s wedding famously took place. Then, return to Salzburg to discover two more iconic locations: the Mirabell Palace and Nonnberg Abbey, where the convent scenes were filmed.
Your 4-hour tour ends at the original starting point. Since this is a private tour, be sure to list any special interests you have at time of booking so that your guide will know them in advance, and then, on the day, talk to your guide about any sights you want to see more or less of, so they can tailor your itinerary around your wishes.

See the Itinerary section below for details about the cooking school upgrade.


Customer Reviews

Mary Anne S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This was a fabulous tour, and Wolfgang made it so personable and special for us. There were 5 of us who were all enthralled by the places we saw. Wolfgang gave us an insight into the history of the making of the film and why the places were chosen. He shared some history of Salzburg and Austria which delighted us. He took pictures of our group at various places which were all wonderful. He was a most gracious host. It was a highlight of our trip!

Nor Fazilah Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Andrew L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Well worth the time. Our tour guide was Wolfgang and he was fantastic, giving us an insight that was well beyond the sites. Ask for Wolfgang and you won't be disappointed. We recommended him to our friends who also visited Salzburg and they were just as happy as we were.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This private tour was worth every penny! Anthony, our guide was awesome! Taking this tour was the whole reason we went to Germany and Austria. If you love Sound of Music, please take this tour. Highlight was walking down the aisle of the same church the Captain and Maria got married in. Will always remember this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Incredible tour with all the little extra tid bits of insider information that makes a private worthwhile. .


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Wolfgang was wonderful, had great local knowledge, energetic and very personable. Our family enjoyed the tour immensely.

Art United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

Our tour director Wolfgang made our private Sound of Music tour a great experience. Even if not familiar with the SOM movie, you would find this tour an exceptional window into Salzburg, its history, and the lives of Salzburg residents. The stop at the township of Mond on the Mondsee and the local church was special. Even in the rain, the Alpine scenery was beautiful. Thanks Wolfgang.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This was an outstanding tour going way beyond our expectations. Bettina, our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and professional which create a fun and very enjoyable experience for the family. I would highly recommend this tour.

Tracey R Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

This small group tour was excellent value. All the important scenes are included, and stops for morning tea and strudel.

dina c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Our tour guide came dressed in Austrian costume and was wonderful. We truly enjoyed our private tour and loved the lake area as well.
We would recommend it!

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