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Private Tour of Melk Hallstatt and Salzburg from Vienna - Sound of Music

Vienna, Austria

From $403.66

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  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
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Experience the top sights of Lower Austria in a single day on a private 12-hour tour from Vienna. All-inclusive transportation from your hotel allows you to sit back and appreciate the stunning scenery. Enjoy visits to Melk Abbey, Hallstatt Ossuary, and Mozart’s hometown Salzburg. Be ready to do your best Maria von Trapp impression, as you make stops at filming locations from ‘The Sound of Music’.
  • Get the personalized experience of a private tour
  • Enjoy free admission to the Hallstatt Ossuary
  • Travel comfortably in a private car/minivan
  • Take a break from the hustle and bustle

What's Included

  • private vehicle transportation
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off or Vienna airport
  • Tailor made itinerary - fully flexible
  • Transport by private vehicle/ including all road tolls, parking fees etc.
  • Professional English speaking driver at your full day disposal
  • Food and drinks
  • Admission fees of any

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

08:00 AM

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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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It is a Private Tour which means you have your own Private Car for 2-3 persons or a Private Van / AUV for 4 persons and up to drive you around drop you off and pick you up again.
20 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Unforgettable trip
Evelyn_L, Jan 2023
Wonderful trip for those who have limited time but still be able to visit both scenic places. Our tour guide Dusan is amazing, a nice guy and well versed.
Great Tour. Amazing sights!
Stephen_C, Dec 2022
Tim was a great driver and guide on this tour. We highly recommend it! Very relaxed and yet informative.
The best choice for those who want to see a lot but have limited time.
This is the best for those who want to see a lot but have limited time. We have seen a lot in one day. We took the tour on Saturday September 24, 2022. Our driver, Tim, made our day one of the best day of our vacation. Thank you, Tim. You are amazing.
Great tour experience with excellent tour guide, Timo.
Moo_K, Sep 2022
The guide, Timo was outstanding. He tried to make us to have the best tour possible. He is knowledgeable, caring and very nice. We enjoyed our whole tour with his excellent service.
Highlight of our trip to Austria
Debbie_C, Aug 2022
Terrific way to see so much in a short time! Our driver, Peter, was wonderful! He gave us tips and suggestions to make the most of our time. He was very accommodating! It was a great ride!
I want my money back
HILDA_F, Aug 2022
1. The driver arrived late and he didn’t reach us by phone or mail to let us know about it. 2. He didn’t know nothing about the places we visited 3. It was obvious he was not trained for this job 4. We decided to return ourselves by train
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Hilda, we are very surprised about your review and would like to clarify few things 1. you called our driver at 8.01am and he was waiting at the trafic lights near your hotel and arrived to your hotel at 8.03am /your hotel was in central Vienna/ 2. Juraj has done this tour many times in the past and we would like to remind that he is a driver not a guide, we offer our clients a fully guided option with guides in Hallstatt and Salzburg which you did not take, our drivers are all very vell trained and know lots of stuff about places as they also accompany local guides 3. This is quite a full tour with lots of places and if clients prefer to stay at some places longer they will have less time in other destinations, so you prefered to stay longer in Hallstatt and had about 2hrs in Salzburg, our driver informed you about departure at 5.00pm which you agreed/did not want to extend for extra charge/, but than just sent him a text message that you have found other transport and would like to stay longer, which is very strange to us 4. on this day we had 3other drivers on the same route, if you called us and complained we could have changed the driver or offer you an alternative transport , we have guides and drivers in all Austria 5. we are deeply sorry, but we find this review very unfair and especially for one of our most popular tours 6. we hope you had a great time in Austria and will come back
1 traveler found this review helpful
Day trip in the outskirt of Vienna
Sumana_M, Jul 2022
Our guide and driver Timothy was a wonderful host and excellent person to be with who gave devoted service throughout the day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great Day Trip!
Mario_M, Jul 2022
What a great experience. We visited some really cool locations. Pick up was flawless. The van was very comfortable. The hosts were very accommodating and professional. Would recommend this day trip in a heartbeat.
Expensive but pleasant car ride
Theresa_F, Jul 2022
It was a beautiful scenic drive and our driver Domenic was very nice, but not very knowledgeable. I had to ask him questions to get info. He kept apologizing because the air conditioning partly failed on the way back, but not too big of a deal for us. It came down to being a $600+ car ride.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
We are sorry that you didnt like this tour that much, but its one of our most popular tours, we also offer fully guided tours with local guides in Hallstatt and Salzburg which would probably give you more detailed info about places. Regarding the AC, we are also sorry, but the it was one of the hottest days this summer, so the car after doing more than 600km took its toll. We still hope you will choose our tours in the future as well
Great day trip from Vienna
Sanjay_J, Jul 2022
Great trip, excellent driver / guide. Peter was fabulous. Excellent car. The trip was around 700km, and took 9 hours, but was worth every penny.
Elizabeth_C, Jun 2022
Peter was so accommodating . And he is knowledgeable about the place. He showed us the interesting places worthy of pictures
1 traveler found this review helpful
An amazing experience definitely recommend.
Martha_G, May 2022
The whole trip will be memorable. Philip is amazing he really made this experience wonderful and it was so much fun. I had an amazing time and definitely recommend him. Thank you
Memories made!
joanne_m, Apr 2022
Our visit to Hallstatt was fantastic. Philip was an excellent tour guide. We were able to explore Salzburg and see everything from the Sound of Music film. A wonderful sightseeing day
Cathleen_G, Dec 2021
THIS IS A CAR COMPANY NOT A TOUR COMPANY. Wow. I don't even know where to begin. The coughing "tour guide" that had to be told over and over to put his mask on. He was from Slovakia. No idea where he was going. Relied on GPS and still made wrong turns. Car had no cup holders. Tinted windows so you can't see outside well. He was not happy we had our windows open. He smoked so the car reeked. We had to stop so he could have a smoke. Dropped us off in closed towns. Thankfully I insisted on 30 minutes not the 2 hours he was pushing. We had 1 pm lunch reservations. Arrived in Salzburg at 1:45. Missed our lunch the entire reason for the trip... I can't go on...Dropped us off in a closed park... gah it was just the absolute worst. We actually tried to get a cab back to Vienna but unable. We 1000% do NOT RECCOMED. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED.
Response from Host, Dec 2021
We are very sorry to hear your review, but you ordered a driver only tour as discribed in your tour option, we offer many different tours, with local guides in Hallstatt, Salzburg etc and you could just go for those, driver was Peter who has done this tour many times in the past and it is absolutely normal to use GPS for time frames, driver only smoked outside during his break, the tour has 3stops/Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg and it never gets to Salzburg before 2pm, you could have just informed us about a reservation, we would just advice to skip one place. Regarding the car, you had Mercedes Eclass which we believe is a luxury class, so some models have tinted windows. Towns have certain travel limitations during the pandemic so thats probably it seemed confusing in park slots etc
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful trip!
Gretchen_G, Sep 2021
Wonderful trip, wonderful driver! We skipped Melk to spend more time in Hallstatt, and it was worth it!! The most beautiful place I have ever been, and Salzburg was amazing too. Our tour guide gave us great advice, tips on what to see and where to go.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Priya_S, Sep 2021
Not worth the money. We were short on time and thought a guided personal tour would be a good way to make the most of it. We essentially got a driver who did nothing but drive us to each place, drop us off and say see you in x mts. No background info on the place, no interaction, definitely no guiding
Response from Host, Sep 2021
Dear Priya, we are very sorry, but you chose the option with the driver only, we would sugget to take a fully guided tour in the future.
3 travelers found this review helpful
Tour around in a private driven car
Randall_O, Mar 2020
Peter was an awesome safe driver and guide with cool little tips on what to eat / buy / see on the places. As for those who are a little confused on thie description of the package tour and why is it priced higher than the others. It is a Private Tour which means you have your own Private Car for 2-3 persons or a Private Van / AUV for 4 persons and up to drive you around drop you off and pick you up again. as for the tour the drive takes a total of 3 hrs going and 3 hrs coming back... so expect your time in each of the 3 places short and better prioritize what you want to see first ahead for my suggestion... I would like you to offer an option of 2 places per Tour like Salzburg + Hallstatt or Melk + Hallstatt so that we can have additional time to explore.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Thank you for your kind review. We would like say that this is a private tour and fully flexible, so it means that clients can completely suit it to their needs/add or skip some places/, it can be done in a sedan type of car for 1-3people or a minivan for 4-8people. Highlights of this tour are Hallstatt and Salzburg.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Gorgeous scenery and wonderful guide
Brian_D, Feb 2020
Norbert was an amazing guide. Very personable and knowledgeable. Went out of his way to ensure our day was customized to our likings. Highly recommend him! Fantastic day!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Hermosos lugares vale la pena
cesarelias_g, Mar 2023
Nuestro Guia Tim hizo una experiencia especial todo el tiempo trató de explicarnos y ayudarnos en todo excelente persona.
Excursion dépaysante
Chantal_M, Aug 2021
Option chauffeur uniquement : Chauffeur très professionnel parfait Excursion personnalisée 8 h Vienne -Gmuden lac 15 min - Hallstat 2 heures - Salzbourg 1 h30 - Vienne 20h Paysage magnifique Beaucoup de km mais journée très agréable avec un chauffeur très sûr


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