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Explore Salzburg's Mirabell Gardens and UNESCO-listed Old Town on this day trip from Vienna. Led by a local guide, enjoy the stunning drive to Salzburg, stopping at Lake Mondsee and winding through the Austrian Alps. Upon arriving, take a guided walking tour of Mozart's home town and visit the gardens of Mirabell Palace. Your day trip will conclude with transportation back to Vienna.


  • Visit Salzburg, the home of Mozart, on a day trip from Vienna
  • Walking tour through Salzburg's Old Town - a UNESCO World Heritage listed site
  • See the famous gardens of Mirabell Palace
  • Finish by the Vienna State Opera

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

The drive to Salzburg alone is spectacular, passing lakes and mountains, and stopping to eat and snap photos, including at Lake Mondsee. In Salzburg, you must try Mozartkugel, a chocolate praline filled with nougat and pistachio marzipan. Make sure you get the original by Fürst and not an imitation!

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What You Can Expect

Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

Vienna Super Saver: City Hop-on Hop-off and Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

Your tour will begin with pickup from your central Vienna hotel or the State Opera. Meet your expert guide and hop aboard your coach to begin your day trip to Salzburg.

Soak up incredible views from the windows as you travel, passing the landscape of lakes and mountains where Emperor Franz Joseph and his family used to holiday. Pause at Lake Mondsee for photos before reaching Salzburg and enjoying some free time for lunch.

Afterward, explore the Old Town on a walking tour. Pass the Festival Hall, the Cathedral and St Peter’s Abbey, as your guide explains the stories behind these historical sites and how the city became a bishop’s seat. You’ll also learn about the city’s most famous resident, Wolfgang Mozart, who was born in Salzburg and lived in the city until his late teens. As you walk through the busy shopping streets, spot the prolific composer’s home at no. 9 Getreidegasse.

Admire the gardens as you continue through Mirabell Palace, where several scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed. Pass the statue of Pegasus, the same statue that Maria and the children famously danced around while singing ‘Do-Re-Mi.’

Your Salzburg day trip will conclude with a scenic drive back to Vienna, passing through the Fortress Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. You will be dropped off at your original departure point.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017



5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The day is short when assuming the 4 hrs going and 4 hrs coming to Vienna. However the tour guide surely made up for this and he packed a visit where we got to see all the highlights. Moreover got a good taste of Salzburg and due to this we shall probably go and spend a few days there.

Ellen B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

My tour of Warsaw with Konrad was amazing! He is such a great guide and I had a wonderful time. I leaned so my about Warsaw and Poland from him and saw so many great sites. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who has a free day and really wants to get to know the city - definitely ask for Konrad!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. We made a stop at an amazing place for coffee, snacks, and desserts half way to Salzburg. Our group was large, so there were two other guides waiting for us in Salzburg. That made it much easier to visit the sights and listen to our guide. We were also told of a meeting place and were given enough time to explore Salzburg on our own. What a fantastic place! We plan on going back to Salzburg one day!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016


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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Great tour for my husband and son. Originally, all four of us were booked but my daughter felt ill as we waited for the bus to leave the Opera House so we exited the bus and didn't take the tour. The tour company was so understanding and refunded us for the two seats. On the way to Salzburg, the bus stopped at Lake Mondsee --beautiful views. In Salzburg, great walking tour with the guide. The bus was divided into groups so even though there were lots of people on the tour, the guided tour was more intimate. My husband and son had enough time on their own to take the funicular up and view the sights from the top of Hohensalzburg Fortress. Also went to the Cathedral. Long but great day. Highly recommend.

Rosendo G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Excellent guide, excellent driver, enjoyable all the way, the site is incredible, fantastic way of remembering a great movie and actors, some gone, others here. The sights, Mozart, the history truly enjoyable. Do take a good pair of shoes, and an umbrella, you may need it, 8 city in the world with more rain.

Oliver S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour was amazing!

Shona W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

Our guide Thomas was very knowledgeable and was a great character.He told us facts during the journey and during the walking tour he gave lots of suggestions of what we could do with our spare time.My only issue was that we didn and #39;t have time to do all of them!
It is a long day- a lot of time on bus!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Tour went very smoothly, exceeded my expectations. Would highly recommend to anyone who wish to take a tour from Vienna to Salzburg.

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