Vienna, Austria

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Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

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 Travelers Choose 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!
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.

Reviews

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C
, Sep 2018

The stopover at the lake Mondsee was the best part of the tour for me. Salzburg is an intimate locale. Thomas, the guide, delivers history with humor which made the long trip easier.

h
, Aug 2018

This was a very nice tour to be taken when in Austria. The guide Mr Thomas explained each and every thing in detail , had a thorough knowledge of the local history and did an overall excellent job. The scenery on the way to Salzburg is simply amazing, so is the vibrant city of Mozart and Doppler! It was teeming with thousands of tourists understandably 2.2million /year, yet most of the local shopkeepers and people at the restaurants seldom speak any English, they prefer German, so many a times explaining what you want may be a task!!Getting pics clicked on the Lock Bridge was also a good experience. If you take a day trip from Vienna, it makes you feel hard strapped for time in Salzburg to enjoy the city fully.

B
, Jul 2018

It was great. Enjoyed the scenery. The guide and driver were very good. We enjoyed the Lakes area before Salzburg and Salzburg was awesome. We were going to go on the walking tour but the tour guide just kept on prattling on and on about the history of the place back to the stone ages. We just wanted to go an see the Sound of Music Places etc and were not overly interested in Mozart. We found our way around and had a really good time. Some others on the tour wished they had done what we did as well as they found the Mozart not as interesting as Sound of Music.

K
, Jul 2018

This tour was a waste of money. It was really only your transportation from Vienna to Salzburg - you would be far better to get train tickets and do it yourself. If the price reflected just transportation we would not have been upset - but we felt we paid much to much for what we got. There was a guide but she was not very good - she would point things out after we had already passed them. We were split into groups in Salzburg and the guy we got there was even worse.

T
, Jun 2018

Beautiful city, but the tour could have been much better. Our tour guide was very rude and discriminatory right from the very beginning he was referring to families based on their ethnicity, which I thought was very inappropriate making the tour very uncomfortable from the very beginning. The group was also way too big and I think splitting the group up would have been more effective. I would have honestly given this tour one star if it wasn't for Salzburg's charm. Go with another tour company or even a private tour I heard the price difference is not that much. I went with this company specifically since they had so many reviews, but I was very disappointed.

O
, May 2018

The journey was amazing. They step through small towns that have amazing views of mountains and lakes. Totally worth the trip. Also visiting close to Christmas time of the year makes it more spectacular.

A
, May 2018

I want to start by saying the tour guide was absolutely lovely and quite knowledgeable. HOWEVER - I felt like the tour was rushed, there were not enough stops along the way and sometimes it was hard to know exactly what the guide was trying to point out to us as we zoomed past the sites! The tour group was so much larger than I expected with some 50 people on the bus. It makes for a very different experience from some of the day trips I've done in the past. Some of the knowledge shared was clearly outdated i.e. Mozart was buried in a common grave not because he was a pauper at the end of his life, but because of an edict from Emperor Joseph II, who tried, somewhat unsuccessfully, to simplify burials within Austria. I know that we had to travel a long distance from Vienna to Salzburg, but I really think that if we'd had a smaller tour group, this would have allowed for more stops speed of getting on and off the bus and that we could have enjoyed the experience a lot more. Next time I'll just take the train from Vienna to Salzburg 290km, or rent a car. Having done a similiar distance Edinburgh to Inverness - 291km on a tour bus, I know that they could easily make this tour more worthy of the high price I paid by adding more stops and making it smaller and more intimate.

m
, May 2018

Amazing tour

R
, Apr 2018

What a wonderful day. Great guides and beautiful scenery. The city center of Salzburg is beautiful and historic. The guides explanation and insights were extremely informative. We were then given ample time to visit any of the sights of interest before heading back to Prague. Well worth the long day.

S
, Apr 2018

Wonderful way to sit back and enjoy Vienna in a day.


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