• Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration: 13 hours (approx.)
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Salzburg, the capital of classical music and setting of ‘The Sound of Music’, is an integral stop on any Austrian itinerary. Travel to the sophisticated city and the Alpine lakes of St. Gilgen and Mondsee with ease on this 12-hour trip from Vienna. See the Salzburg Cathedral, St. Peter’s Abbey, and the Mozart Residence, before absorbing the striking Alpine landscapes of St. Gilgen and Mondsee. Pickup from central Vienna hotels is included on this small-group tour, limited to 15 people.


  • 12-hour tour of Salzburg and the Alpine villages of St. Gilgen and Mondsee from Vienna
  • Ideal for lovers of classical music, 'The Sound of Music', and mountain landscapes
  • Visit the Mozart Residence, Salzburg Cathedral, and St. Peter's Abbey in Salzburg
  • Admire the Alpine lakes of Mondsee and St. Gilgen
  • Hotel pickup from central Vienna included

What You Can Expect

Salzburg and Alpine Lakes Tour from Vienna

Wolfgangsee Lake / WTG

At your centrally located Vienna hotel, board an air-conditioned minivan destined for the rolling hills of Salzburg. During the 3-hour drive, your guide points out particularly scenic spots and provides an overview of Salzburg — the birthplace of Mozart and Austria’s capital of classical music.

Salzburg’s Mirabell Palace and Gardens, and its grand cathedral make for a visual treat: admire the architectural highlights on a guided tour and see, too, the Mozart Residence, the birthplace of the legendary composer, and St. Peter’s Abbey (Stift Sankt Peter).

Then, enjoy free time in Salzburg and opt to visit the filming locations of ‘The Sound of Music’ by taking the funicular to Hohensalzburg Moutnain. After reconvening with your guide, you’ll proceed to the Salzkammergut lake region: absorb the natural splendor of St. Wolfgang Lake in St. Gilgen and then head to the village of Mondsee to discover the legends that surround Mondsee Lake.

Your tour concludes with drop-off in central Vienna, in front of the Hotel Astoria.

Customer Reviews

Ian Hamilton L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

A beautiful scenic drive from Vienna to Salzburg. Everyone in my group really loved Salzburg. Real pity we were only there for the day. Would have loved to stay a bit longer. Would love to experience the town with a lot less tourist to share it with. Our guide had to describe the tour in 3 different languages which is quite amazing to me. Very talented and knowledgeable. Definitely recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

Amazing tour with amazing views. Both of the guides knowledgeable.

Gautami T

4 star rating: Recommended April 2017

We had a v good day amazing scenic drive, lovely tour guide Ileana. Wish had more time for lunch...and a bit earlier.

Sara R USA

3 star rating: Worth doing December 2017

Did not get much out of this. Probably because we were so cold.

Maggie T

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2017

It was a long long day. Would be quicker to go by train. The lakes is literally a 10min photo stop. You see lake from motorway so not worth the extra time and detour. Our guide was ok but the tour was given in Russian ans English! Making it very lengthy and lots if standing. No time for proper lunch

Jesse N

3 star rating: Worth doing February 2017

I wish the tour could have been only in English, would have made the day much better. Overall good day, but much to improve upon.

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