• 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

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



5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

A great way to spend a day in Salzburg without a huge group of people and without all the hassle.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

We Were Pick Up From Our Location In Excellent Coach Bus. Our Tour Guide Mr. Robert and Drive Mr. Sabo were true professionals. Great Knowledge and Depth Of History. Beautiful Ride From Vienna To Salzburg. Also Very Impressive History, Architecture, Monuments. We Had Great Time. Will Highly Recommend This Tour. Very Comfortable. !!!!!!!!!!!

Jennie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

It is very nice . The lake is so beautiful and the town is pretty. Our tour guy is very nice too. Although it is 4 hours from Vienna, but it is really worth.

Maria Socorro United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

It was a wonderful experience despite of the gloomy weather!

Malcolm B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great guide, great day with a little snow thrown in to make it extra special. Christmas markets were good.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing!

Kumbi M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Nice day trip excursion, me and my wife are Sounds of Music fans, that's what it's really all about, though there are very few spots where the film is heralded during the trip, just a lake view and the fountain where Maria does her thang, so you have to look at it from a touring perspective, i.e. nice quite faraway city to visit and enjoy nice sights, it's not as if Maria and the von Traps are everywhere you look, if you know what I mean :

Stuart S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had an excellent one day trip. It was long but worth every moment. Other than a bit of fog near the top of a mountain, we had perfect weather. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and kept us entertained while educating us. The trip itself was well timed with stops. My only suggestion would be that the guide take into consideration the age of his charges and perhaps not walk quite so quickly. Salzburg is a jewel with so many historic buildings. Highly recommend the tour.

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