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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 October 2016

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

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Fantastic day trip. Enjoyed the beautiful scenery on the 3 hour bus ride, even got to stop briefly in the Lake District for some pictures. Salzburg is amazing but you have so little time, so it just gives you the idea that you want to return and stay for a while. We climbed to the top of the fortress and paid the entrance fee. Again, not enough time but it was an amazing view of the city and the area.

Diane B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Tour was a nice combination of guided and free time in Salzburg. The transportation from Vienna was in a very clean, comfortable two story bus. Planned, scheduled stops allowed time for rest room breaks, scenic views and restaurant breaks.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Saltzburg and The Sound of Music. The lake is spectacular and is 200 meters deep. But is just one of the many beautiful lakes and hills in Saltzburg area. The fountain is in the Old City next to the Cathedral. Vienna was the political center while Saltzburg was the religious center. The ruler was the Catholic Archbishop. Saltzburg was an independent state from 800 to 1816 when became part of Hapsburg Empire. Each aristocrat had his own musician which explains why was such a musical city!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

It was great but its a long trip


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

lovely trip, good journey , the castle must be visited as the views are fabulous


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent trip to an excellent place. Our guide Claudia was very good as was the bus driver Mike. Everything was on time and we thoroughly enjoyed this trip.

Luiza M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016


Helen A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

This was an awesome trip - only problem was the tour guide Sonya - who was the most unpleasant and rude person. She picked on one girl and said some very derogatory and embarrassing things over the speaker. We all made jokes about it to cover our displeasure.
The tour was through beautiful mountains with chalets and the tour of the fortress was really worth it. There is a restaurant at the top of the fortress with an unending view - and we wished we had known about it before eating down in the town. This tour was so good I would take it again with a new tour guide

Joel J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

I chose this because my flight left at 6:30 the next morning and I needed a simple and reliable way to see something other than Vienna. Exactly as advertised. A day trip is not sufficient for Salzburg and the area, but if it's all the time you have this is the way to do it. The Guide Ava was superb, and the ride comfortable and scenic.

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