• Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration: 1 day (approx.)
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Experience three of Austria’s UNESCO-listed highlights — Salzburg, the Wachau Valley and the Salzerkammergut — in one day on a trip from Vienna. Admire the wine country of Wachau and Salzkammergut’s mountains and lakes before arriving in Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace and the setting for ‘The Sound of Music.’ Tour Salzburg's must-sees, including Mozart's House and the Mirabell Gardens, and then stroll and relax independently. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.


  • Day trip to Salzburg from Vienna
  • Admire stunning UNESCO-listed scenery on a drive through Wachau and the Salzkammergut
  • View Salzburg’s must-sees including the Cathedral and Mozart’s House
  • See the Mirabell Palace and Gardens, the setting for 'Do-Re-Mi' in 'The Sound of Music'
  • Enjoy free time to shop, eat and stroll in Salzburg Old Town
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in central Vienna included
  • Travel by air-conditioned minivan or coach, with guided commentary

What You Can Expect

Day Trip to Salzburg from Vienna

Mirabell Gardens

After early pickup from your central Vienna hotel, leave the Austrian capital and journey west toward Salzburg. Pass through the rolling hills and vineyards of UNESCO-listed Wachau along the River Danube — an area famous for the Benedictine monastery of Melk — and hear information about the region from your guide.

Stop for breakfast (own expense), and then continue into another UNESCO World Heritage gem: the Salzkammergut region of mountains and lakes that played a starring role in The Sound of Music. Admire the lakes and villages, and hear fascinating snippets about the area’s history before arriving in Salzburg at around noon.

Take a walking tour of the UNESCO-protected Old Town with your guide, seeing landmarks including the Cathedral, Mozarteum and St Peter’s Cemetery, whose colonnades famously provided hiding for the Von Trapp family in the 1960 musical.

Wander along the cobbled Getreidegasse shopping street, and learn about Salzburg’s most famous former resident, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as you pause outside the composer’s house.

See the Mirabell Palace and its gardens, the backdrop to the famous 'Do Re Mi' scene in The Sound of Music, and take in the views from here up to the Hohensalzburg, the hilltop fortress looming over the city.

After your roughly 1.5-hour tour, enjoy about two hours to explore independently. Perhaps delve into the cobbled alleyways to shop, enjoy a late lunch (own expense) or sightsee further, perhaps visiting Mozart’s House or St. Peter’s Abbey.

When it’s time, rejoin your guide and relax on your scenic ride back to Vienna. Your tour concludes with a drop-off at your central hotel in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Molly M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Hotel pickup and small group (8 people) were much appreciated. Informative (if occasionally inaccurate, factually) tour with plenty of time to explore on your own. Both Old and New Town Salzburg are beautiful and well worth the visit.

kjbrier United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

This was a really good tour. The van was comfortable except for a passenger who kept singing in his native language. Because it was snowing pretty hard, we weren't able to go on the scheduled walk however, we bought some umbrellas at a gift shop and did our own walk with the assistance of our smartphone GPS. Found all the places the tour was going to show us plus a wonderful restaurant for lunch. Salzburg is a beautiful town.

Laurent L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Excellent tour and guide. Marcus did a great job and was super kind and professional. Highly recommended.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Spent wonderful day seeing the Austrian countryside and watching the landscape change from lower elevations to the mountains near Salzburg. Really enjoyed driving through the Lake District on the way to Salzburg. In Salzburg, the walking tour emphasized all the main attractions in the old town, and we were given ample time to wander the streets independently before meeting at a central point for the return trip to Vienna. Had time to see several churches and the hillside crypt, the main squares and gardens, Mozart's birthplace, have lunch in a local restaurant and browse a few shops. Was a long and very rewarding day, but now want to return to Salzburg for a longer visit. If you have just one day from Vienna to visit Salzburg, it is well worth it.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Very comfortable and excellent tour. Salzburg is amazing a must see!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Amazing tour with wonderful tour guide Robert. Breathtaking views of Salzburg, lots of interesting facts, comfortable ride. Highly recommend!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great trip! Very good tour guide and fun and relaxing atmosphere! Learned a lot and had a wonderful time! Highly recommend!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

An excellent way to visit Salzburg and view the beautiful scenery en route. The tour bus driver and guy were outstanding and very knowledgeable.

Eleanor Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and responsible. he was professional, and spoke very good english. we truly enjoyed his introduction about the culture of Vienna along the way. good memories.

Mary Jane P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018


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