• 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

Brian E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 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.

Omio C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 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.

mirtha r

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Amazing tour


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

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


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.

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