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'The Sound of Music' Private Tour with Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron

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Salzburg, Austria
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Relive your favorite scenes from ‘The Sound of Music,’ learn the true history behind the Von Trapp family, and have breakfast in a Rococo castle on this private Viator Exclusive in Salzburg. Led by an expert guide, visit the iconic locations captured in the film, such as the wedding church at Mondsee. You’ll also enjoy breakfast inside Schloss Leopoldskron, another film site from the musical, on this comprehensive private experience that can’t be booked anywhere else.
  • Private tour of 'The Sound of Music' film locations in Salzburg and Salzkammergut
  • Start your day with breakfast inside Schloss Leopoldskron
  • See the gazebo at Schloss Hellbrunn, where the lovesick Liesl von Trapp sang 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen'
  • Visit the Austrian Lake District of Salzkammergut, stopping for photos at the Mondsee Cathedral
  • This tour cannot be booked anywhere else—don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Transport by minivan
Private guide
Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour will begin with pickup from your Salzburg hotel, where you’ll meet your private guide and journey by minivan to Schloss Leopoldskron. Considered one of Austria’s most dazzling examples of Rococo architecture, the castle is featured in 'The Sound of Music' and will host your late-morning breakfast, which includes eggs, cured meat, fresh fruit, yogurt and more.

After breakfast, travel to the 17th-century palace of Schloss Hellbrunn. Hear the true history of the Von Trapp family from your guide, and see the gazebo where Liesl von Trapp famously sang 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen.'

Continue to the neighborhood of Aigen, home to the real-life Von Trapp family. Take a tour inside Villa Trapp and see where the family choir rehearsed.

Venture to Salzkammergut, a region characterized by stunning mountain landscapes and alpine lakes. Visit the town of St. Gilgen to spot the Schafbergbahn, the mountain railway appearing in the film, and then continue to Mondsee. Pause to admire the town’s crown jewel, the church, which hosted the film’s famous wedding scene.

Return to your Salzburg hotel after a day of sightseeing.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Schloss Leopoldskron
Leave your Salzburg hotel and travel by luxury minivan with your private guide to Schloss Leopoldskron. Elegantly perched on the side of a lake, the castle is often considered one of Austria’s most resplendent Rococo buildings, with a sumptuous interior that mirrors its grand façade. Having featured heavily in the film version of The Sound of Music, the castle is the ideal setting for a relaxing late breakfast. Do just that and dine from a hearty Austrian breakfast buffet with cured meat, sausages, Speck ham, scrambled eggs, fresh fruit, cereal and yoghurt.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Schloss Hellbrunn
After breakfast, hop back inside your minivan and relax on the 20-minute journey to Schloss Hellbrunn — an Italianate 17th-century palace — while your guide regales you with the history of the Von Trapp family. Hear about Liesl von Trapp and then see Schloss Hellbrunn’s gazebo where she famously sang 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen' with the dashing messenger, Rolf.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
St Gilgen Mozartplatz
Leave the city and travel to Salzkammergut, a breathtaking region typified by Alpine lakes, scenic valleys and mountain landscapes. Stop for photos in the sleepy mountain town of St Gilgen.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Schafbergbahn
Pose in front of the Schafbergbahn — the mountain railway that was used in the film.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilika St. Michael
Then continue to Mondsee. The star attraction of the pretty lakeside town is Mondsee Cathedral — a distinctive yellow-fronted church that achieved fame as the Sound of Music's wedding scene. After roughly one hour, return to your minibus and relax on the journey back to central Salzburg, finishing your tour at your hotel.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Salzburg Panorama Tours GmbH

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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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 Sound of Music' Private Tour with Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 'The Sound of Music' Private Tour with Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 'The Sound of Music' Private Tour with Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 'The Sound of Music' Private Tour with Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 'The Sound of Music' Private Tour with Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 'The Sound of Music' Private Tour with Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 'The Sound of Music' Private Tour with Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by 'The Sound of Music' Private Tour with Breakfast at Schloss Leopoldskron.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Ask for Peter and you'll have the adventure of a lifetime." See review
  • "Having a private tour was ideal for us because we had seniors who had difficulty walking." See review
  • "While expensive this private tour provided so much more than the "bus tour" this company also provides." See review

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Great experince
Pioneer213551
, Dec 2019
While expensive this private tour provided so much more than the "bus tour" this company also provides. If you can afford this I highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hello, thank you very much for joining our private Sound of Music Tour incl. breakfast als Leopoldskron Palace and for your kind review! We are more than happy to hear that you enjoyed it so much - there is nothing we love more than hearing that guests had a wonderful tour with us. Many thanks also for your recommendation and we hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours in the near future! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
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Incredible Experience
BOB D
, Dec 2019
Leo, our tour guide could not have been more accommodating or helpful what with his in depth knowledge of the movie and its setting!!! I'd recommend the tour to anyone
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Hi Bob, thank you very much for booking a private Sound of Music Tour® and for taking tim time writing this wonderful review! What a pleasure in reading this comment - there is nothing we love more than hearing that guests had a wonderful tour with us. We are delighted you were fully satisfied with our guide Leo and will pass on your wonderful feedback to him. We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back on one of our tours in the near future! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
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Fantastic
BonnyB29
, Sep 2019
Driving and walking tour of the Sound Of Music was incredible, Ben was fantastic and very knowledgeable, he paired the tour with all our needs and wants! The apple strudel was fantastic!
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Worth it!
Travel18053211435
, Sep 2019
We are very happy we decided to take this tour! The exclusive experience of having breakfast (the food was great!) at Schloss Leopoldskron and having access to its gardens at the back was amazing. The rest of the tour lived up to our high expectations. Having a private tour was ideal for us because we had seniors who had difficulty walking. Our guide, Ben, was kind enough to accommodate our slow pace. Would give this tour more than 5 stars if possible!
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As many others have noted, it's...
Elizabeth F
, Mar 2018
As many others have noted, it's worth your money to book a private tour. Ask for Peter and you'll have the adventure of a lifetime. Peter is a wealth of knowledge, and he's also fun to be around.
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This was a great experience...
grrrp
, Sep 2017
This was a great experience . . . From the breakfast to the final walk in the Gardens, our guide, Wolfgang, was superb. We thoroughly enjoyed ever aspect of this tour and can't recommend it and our personal guide, enough. One sees things on this tour not seen by the big bus tours and that makes it very worthwhile. If you are a Sound of Music fan, this tour is a must!
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Being that we have watched the Sound...
Rene C
, Jun 2017
Being that we have watched the Sound of Music more times than we can remember, we absolutely had the best time on our Sound of Music tour. The tour began with a visit to the Mirabel Gardens where Maria sang her way with I have Confidence in Me to her job as nanny for the Von Trapp family. Then we had breakfast at the residence used for the Von Trapp home. Both the home and landscaping were stunning. Although we could not visit the working Abbey, we could see it from a distance. Yet we were able to view the actual church used for the wedding. We sang songs from the movie all day long.' This was such an enjoyable way to spend a day in Salzburg. BTW - spend the extra money and take the private tour as it is much more specialized than taking a tour bus with 70 of your closest friends. Plus, the bus would not be able to access some of the streets that our guide took us down.
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This was a perfect day in Salzburg...
Laura P
, Jan 2017
This was a perfect day in Salzburg! My husband and I didn't want to be herded around like cattle on the big 'Sound of Music' bus although that sounds fun if you have kids and want group sing-alongs. We were interested in some of the SOM attractions, but we are not hard-core fans of the movie. It was nice to be able to pace the day to our liking. Thomas was a wonderful tour guide. He picked us up at our hotel in a nice Mercedes in the morning and took us over to Schloss Leopoldskron for breakfast. The views and pictures there were fabulous. There were some gorgeous scenic views on our drive and Thomas was nice enough to pull over and let me take some pictures. That would never have happened on a big group tour. My favorite part was being able to get gorgeous pictures without tons of tourists in the background. TIP: If you are prone to getting car sick, you might want to take something for that problem before the trip. Thomas was a great driver, but the roads are winding.
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I'm very glad we had our guide...
Patrick M
, Sep 2016
I'm very glad we had our guide, Peter. He made sure we see everything on our bucket list. If you are a Sound of Music fan, not to be missed. We also saw some of the Lake District, so beautiful.
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David was great. He took us to and...
Reynold K
, Sep 2015
David was great. He took us to and explained all the sites. It was a memorable and great day! Thanks David for making it so complete. You enhanced our knowledge of the Sound of Music immensely!
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