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The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

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  • 4 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English

Overview

Relive your favorite scenes from the classic musical "The Sound of Music" on this Salzburg sightseeing tour. Visit filming sites around the city while your guide provides historical background on Salzburg’s top attractions and architectural jewels, including the gazebo where "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" was shot.
  • "The Sound of Music" filming locations tour in Salzburg
  • See the beautiful locations where scenes from the movie were filmed
  • Listen to the soundtrack and sing along to famous songs
  • All transportation included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour combines key film sites with free time in Mondsee, which is limited to a photo stop on most tours.

What's Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1
    Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

    The tour departs from the bus terminal at Mirabellplatz, corner Hubert Sattler Gasse 1 (in front of St. Andrew church) Mirabellplatz / 5020 Salzburg

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Meet your guide in Mirabellplatz in central Salzburg and hop aboard your coach. Take off through the city, with the film’s soundtrack playing to set the mood. Sing along with the lyrics to "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi," and "My Favorite Things" as you pass famous locations featured in the film. Marvel at the city’s architecture and see the Lake District, one of the most impressive regions in the heart of Austria.

Continue to the charming town of Mondsee, where you will have free time to explore the setting of the film’s wedding at the Mondsee Cathedral. Wander the streets at your leisure, stopping for a delicious slice of crisp apple strudel or perusing the local shops.

Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your original departure point in central Salzburg.

Mirabell Palace and Gardens (Pass By)

See the beautiful Mirabell Gardens where the song "Do-Re-Mi" was filmed. After or before joining the tour, we recommend seeing the gardens on your own exploring the Pegasus Fountain as well as the Do-Re-Mi steps.

Schloss Leopoldskron

Enjoy the breathtaking view during a photo stop at Lake Leopoldskron mirroring the palace, where the famous boating scene was filmed.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 65 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


We recommend the tour guide wear a microphone so everyone can hear what she says not just the people beside her.
Don't miss the Frauschuh in Mondsee - best Apfelstrudel anywhere!
A few recommendations, get there early to sit in the front and take the morning tour during the winter (because it gets completely dark before you see everything in the afternoon)!
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Wonderful! Fun!
RIMMY_S, Dec 2022
An excellent tour operated professionally and with utmost attention to deliver a memorable experience to travelers. Lots of fun singing and reliving the movie while seeing the sites of Salzburg where the movie was filmed!
The scenery was nice but...
Polly_C, Dec 2022
The scenery was nice but the tour guide frequently walked too fast and was difficult to keep up with. Although she clearly enjoyed talking about the movie and the characters.
Brilliant, but not all as expected
abb_r, Dec 2022
Loved the tour, it was amazing and the tour guide was so much fun! I just felt slightly disappointed that we couldn't visit all locations we expected to visit on the tour and that some weren't even related to the movie at all, as most of it was filmed in Hollywood! But the places we did see were beautiful and it was amazing visiting the iconic areas/buildings that were in the movie. I also read a train ride was included in this tour... it was a coach and not once did we go on any train which again was a little disappointing. But overall brilliant!
Best. Tour. Ever!!
Curtis_n, Nov 2022
Our guide Peter was amazing! He was friendly and VERY knowledgeable. We had the best time. We really enjoyed the singalong and loved all the sites and inside stories he shared with us!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your wonderful review, we are happy to read that you had a great time on our tour.
Thanks for a great tour!
Omar_M, Nov 2022
Thank you! It's a great tour! It generally is going to visit the sites and movie locations so I guess it is limited as to what can be shown
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Omar Thank you for taking your time dropping us a line We are really happy to hear that it was a great tour .. Too bad we received only 3 stars although you seemed to have enjoyed it Hope to welcome you again on a different tour receiving 5 stars. Best regards Your Salzburg Panorama Tours Team
The scenes were bought by others and could not arrange to see.
Paul_L, Nov 2022
will you believe that you can only take the related movie pictures from miles away on the bus while the bus was still moving? It's my experience on the tour. Most of the scenes you could not stay near and the guild no matter what would find a reason to excuse them to get near the scenery.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Paul Thank you for your review. We regret the tour did not meet your expectations. The tour was completed as described on our website with 2 photo stops in the city one across the lake of Schloss Leopoldskron the other rat the Gazebo; and a 50-minute stay in Mondsee including a visit to the wedding chapel Organizational-& timewise other filming location are seen when passing by with the tour bus. Yet please note, some of the film locations are privately owned since centuries – Schloss Leopoldskron was never public building. Even Hollywood was not allowed to use the inside of the Schloss; therefore, had to reshoot in their studios or use Schloss Frohnburg also privately owned but more flexible then And Maria’s convent dates back to 717 being still an active nunnery since which we defiantly must respect. By no means it would be appropriate to bring tourist groups to a religious premises Once again, we are sorry being disappointed about that and expecting a visit to the various buildings; and do hope to get another chance welcoming to different tour. Best regards Your Salzburg Panorama Tours Team
The views are nice but the tour itself isn’t very interesting.
Maria_F, Nov 2022
I didn’t like that the tour wasn’t particular informative. I don’t feel like I got much info about the filming of the movie, the cast, Salzburg OR the actual con Trapp family. It didn’t feel like the guide knew her stuff or was particularly excited about the tour itself. I liked going out of Salzburg and the views of the mountains but that’s about it.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Maria Thank you for your review – which means a lot to us Feedbacks are important to us as we constantly try to improve our service. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the views in the country side although the tour did not meet quite your expectations. It is always difficult to find the balance between information and entertainment and we are sorry you felt it was not informative enough.. The tour combines city and country side including 2 photo stops and a 50-minute stay in Mondsee Also, we are not able to visit some SOM sights as they are privately owned which we must respect. Yet we do hope to get another chance welcoming you on board best regards your Salzburg Panorama Tours Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
Not worth the time or money
Diahann_J, Nov 2022
Most of the tour we were looking at places from far away as tours were not allowed at the venues. I would have been better going to the places by myself where I could have walked up to the buildings and had a good look, some we only did a drive by the bus didn’t even slow down.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Diahann Thank you for taking your time writing us feedback on the SOM tour The tour itself is a gives a good overview from the city and country side. In-between, the tour offers some photo stops at the Gazebo as well as the palace of Leopoldskron plus a 50-minute stay in Mondsee visiting the wedding chapel and time for a coffee break. Beside our photo stops, there are some other attractions which we only pass by .. for example, privately owned premises as well as the abbey – still being an active convent – which we definitely must respect. Therefore, some sights only from the distance, thank you for your understanding. The Schloss Leopoldskron is privately owned as well as the park, therefore walking is more closely is not possible. Yet it would be possible to walk up to the convent and enjoy the view.. and visit the church if open Once again thank you for your time dropping us a line and we do hope to welcome you top another tour someday Best regards Your Salzburg Panorama Tours Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
TRAVEL-HAVE TO
Steve_A, Nov 2022
Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, fun, and entertaining. My group and I learned so much! It was a great experience, even for those who aren’t crazy Sound of Music fans! 10/10 Reccommend!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your review !!!
Sound of Music Tour is lovely
Kathy_W, Nov 2022
Enjoyed seeing the gazebo and lakes where various scenes were shot, as well as the church of the wedding scene! I was disappointed that we could not even get close to the two mansions or see the abbey, although I know that is beyond the control of the tour company.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for taking the time to write this great review !!!
Not much to see
Liza_F, Nov 2022
The tour guide was personable but couldn’t rescue this tour.We only saw the Van Trapp residence from across the Lake. The gazebo was moved to a park and the church wasn’t as grand. Drove by the abbey and another house used for photography. We went to Mirabell gardens on our own to see the do re ni site.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Dear Liza Thank you for your message and dropping us a line on TripAdvisor We are happy to hear you enjoyed our guide, as they try hard to make every tour a special one. Regarding the running of the tour, we do regret that the tour itself did not quite meet your expectations. Yet this was done as described on our website indicating the various photo stop in the city as well as a 50 minutes stop in Mondsee. Please note some of the sights like Schloss Leopoldskron are privately owned and the abbey is still an active convent – which we definitely much respect. For this reason, the Gazebo was moved to the beautiful park of Hellbrunn making it open to the public which the original location was not. The tour concludes at the Mirabel Garden and most of our tour guests enjoy exploring the park on their own .. Once again thank you for your time and feedback We do hope to welcome you on board another day Your Salzburg Panorama Tours Team
Excellent, not to be missed in salzburg!
Jackie_C, Nov 2022
Mondseer Lake was a beautiful area to explore and experience. The driver and guide were knowledgeable and fun to be with exploring the sights.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your time writing us that wonderful review !!
Totally worth it!
Ana_D, Nov 2022
Excellent!! Our guide was so funny and gave us so much interesting facts about everything. We would definitely recommend this tour and will be taking it again for sure!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your great review !!
Great Sound of Music tour.
Louis_Z, Nov 2022
I am not a Sound of Music fan but I still appreciate the movie for what it is and it's enduring effect on millions of people over generations ( but apparently not in Austria). However, I was with my wife, her cousin and another female friend and they were very excited about this tour. The tour itself was more than I expected with an excellent, knowledgable and humorous tour guide. I really liked the behind the scenes information and the real background story of the Von Trapp family's escape from Austria and the Nazi regime versus the movie version. We saw several places in Salzburg that were used to film the movie and well as the town that was used for background shooting. All with lot's of beautiful Alpine scenery and stops at various locations. Singing on the bus was encouraged and the tour guide played several songs from the movie to get us started.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours Team
Fun and beautiful tour
Melina_S, Nov 2022
We really enjoyed this tour. The guide and driver were awesome and very entertaining. The bus was nice and well maintained. We got to see many parts of Salzburg and surrounding areas we wouldn't have been able to see on our own! Would definitely recommend and do again.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours Team
Fabulous day the hills are alive!!
KEELY_J, Nov 2022
Alenka was a fabulous guide who was so interesting to listen to. So many lovely little nuggets of information about the film, the cast - loved it!! The team were so helpful when our train was delayed getting into Salzburg so moved our tour time.
Awesome
Chengappa_P, Nov 2022
The tour guide David was excellent. He brought the sound of music movie to life with his wonderful narration.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you for your great review !
Unforgettable!
bfbx5w9shm, Oct 2022
Worth every penny! The guide was friendly and knowledgeable about the history of Salzburg and movie. So happy we decided to take this tour!
Amazing tour- absolutely worth it!!
Shannon_P, Oct 2022
This was the best tour of our European trip! David was fantastic and knowledgeable and he made the experience! The tour was a good mix of info, driving and stopping. There was time to take pictures and explore too.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour
Mario_A, Oct 2022
Peter our guide was very knowledgeable about the tour. This was our second time doing the tour and this was a lot better than the first.
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