• Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
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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

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What You Can Expect

Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

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 atVienna State Opera.

Please note, pick up services only available with certain hotels. Please check 'view additional info.' for hotel details and pick-up time.

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Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

We had a very nice trip to Salzburg, we were only 8 in an enormous bus! The guide Claudia was very sweet and helpful. We loved the scenery and I was surprised how beautiful everything was in the middle of winter cold day with -8'C. It was totally worth the money!

Lorraine R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Great tour enjoyed it very much.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Must do. Beautiful city

James C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

This is a great tour but be prepared for a lot of bus time. Four hours to get there, four hours in Salzburg and four hours to return. We thought it was worth it as we saw everything we wanted to see and had a great meal at one of the many restaurants.

Robert D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Saves you from a lot of driving.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our trip from Vienna to Salzburg. The bus was very comfortable and the stops chosen, particularly the first one, were very nice. The tour was a perfect combination of guided tours and free time. Much information was shared on the bus, and the music played on our trip back was a lovely way to end the day. Our guide was knowledgable, friendly and helpful. Highly recommend!

Nadine Valerie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Highly recommended! The lake stop was very beautiful! The guide was also very informational and enthusiastic. It was a pleasant trip that is worth every cent!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This tour was amazing!

Louis H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Loved it! The guide was great, the countryside magnificent and the castle was fantastic. It was nice that it was not really crowded there. It is definitely a LONG ride though so be sure you are up to it!

Luis D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

This was an amazing trip from top to botton the views the countryside the lakes in the mountains the city of Salzburg itself us beautiful too. If you go to Vienna don't waste your money going to cheap tours that are worth nothing Ho ahead and book this tour I thought it was wonderful

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