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Salzburg Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

Vienna, Austria

From $219.13

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 12 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


This well-planned day-tour to Salzburg enables you to maximize your time in Austria without feeling rushed. Comfortable transportation collects you from your Vienna hotel before heading to Mozart’s hometown. In addition to an organized tour with a private guide, you also enjoy free time to explore Salzburg at your own pace. After visiting Salzburg Cathedral, filming locations for 'The Sound of Music', and more, you return to your Vienna hotel.
  • Skip public transit and relax in round trip transportation from your hotel
  • Travel in a small group of 8 people max
  • Travel by air-conditioned minivan, with guided commentary
  • Enjoy a guided walking tour in Salzburg as well as free time to explore the city on your own
  • See filming locations from the classic film 'The Sound of Music'

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
  • Driver/guide
  • Guided walking tour in Salzburg
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

06:45 AM

Pickup details

Pick-up at your hotel or private apartment in Vienna (except outer districts).

What To Expect

Basilika St. Michael

15 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Lake Wolfgang

25 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Mozart's Birthplace

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Red Bull Headquarters (Pass By)

Mirabell Palace and Gardens

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Salzburg Cathedral

5 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Not Included

Salzburger Altstadt

2 hours 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • This tour is not bookable for children under the age of 5
  • Near public transportation
  • A current valid passport (ID for EU citizens) is required on the day of travel
  • Most travelers can participate
  • No luggage allowed
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

The Cathloic church were the Sound of Music was filmed, offers bottled holy water (donation required) for special keepsakes/gifts.


77 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Job well done!
JAN_D, May 2023
Peter was superb, very knowledgeable,informative and personable. We totally enjoyed our tour. Our walking tour with Elisabeth was filled with interesting facts and stories. Well done!
Great day trip
Wanda_C, May 2023
The lake region and Salzburg are beautiful. It was a great day trip from Vienna. Peter was a great driver and guide, and Gabi was a great local guide.
Salzburg day tour
MariaLourdes_M, Apr 2023
We were picked from our hotel right on time by Marco. He was professional and yet friendly without being overbearing . He reminded us on what we needed to bring including an umbrella which was so helpful because it rained almost the whole time we were in Salzburg. The stop before getting to Salzburg for breakfast was a welcome treat because we had no time for one before our pick up time. Marco and Gabby were both exceptional . They were both knowledgeable and professional in their approach. This was definitely a great idea. Communication before and during our trip was also easy. You guys are the best !
Incredible Day in Salzburg
Joey_I, Apr 2023
This was an amazing day. Salzburg and the surrounding area are always beautiful, but the guide and group members made this unforgettable. Would book this again.
Worth a day trip but unnecessarily long day
Saba_H, Apr 2023
Pros: -Transportation provided to and from your hotel (van has wifi and waters) -Guide to Salzburg and separate guide when you reach Salzburg. Both good knowledge of the sites. -Seeing some other sites on the way (including parts of the gorgeous Lake District) Cons: -too early of a pick up … day trip could easily be trimmed down to avoid a 13 hour day -speaking of trimming the agenda … we did a stop at an Austrian road side place for food/coffee (for Americans it’s kind of like a WaWa or 7-11) and TWO lakes. The first lake was really beautiful (moon lake) as was the second but the second one (Wolfgang lake?) but the towns were empty (we went in April and were told summer is when it’s busy). Other than looking at the lake there was nothing to do? Could have easily been just one lake visit. Similarly the food stop could have been at whichever lake we stopped at because the rest stop wasn’t anything special. -we also had to bring our passports which I don’t like to do on day trips? But we never needed it just felt a bit anxious carrying it around for no reason.
1 traveler found this review helpful
The guide was amazing!...
Vanessa_L, Apr 2023
The guide was amazing! Very open to our needs. We felt comfortable throughout the whole trip. Recommended!
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Vanessa_L, we thank you for the 5-star review and are glad you had an amazing day with us! We hope to meet you again soon in Vienna. Best wishes, The White Alligator Tours Team
Habsburgs and Mozart and an ode to 'The Sound of Music'
Stephen_D, Mar 2023
This was a thoroughly enjoyable day. The itinerary is accurately described. Especial praise must be given to Balasz and Philip, our guides for the day, with the former also doing the driving chores, to and from Salzburg. Their attention to detail, friendliness, and level of knowledge had been something to behold. I strongly recommend such an excursion, our minibus coach leaving Vienna and returning to the Austrian capital, and spread over 12-13 hours, as it turned out. The prior communications over the pick-up points was also clear and easy to understand. Best wishes Stephen
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Dear Stephen_D, we would like to thank you for your kind words and for sharing it with the rest of the community. We are always very glad when we get such a positive feedback from our Customers. We hope you will join us on another tour here in Vienna. Best wishes, The White Alligator Tours Team
Safe drive and excellent tour guides.
Ivett_C, Mar 2023
Our tour guide Balasz was very knowledgeable and professional. The trip is well organized and the time allocated per activity is adequate. Gaby, our local guide in Salzburg was excellent too. We felt very safe and the drive was worried free. It is definitely worth taking this day trip tour while visiting Vienna!
Salzburg trip
robert_p, Mar 2023
A very knowledgeable, friendly was along trip of 3 hours trip from Vienna but he showed us the lake with the mountains.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent day trip from Vienna
Adam_G, Jan 2023
Excellent trip - a long day, but worthwhile. Some great sights along the way (a bit foggy unfortunately, but that made for some amazing photos in the mountains!). Marco was an excellent driver and tour guide along the way, David as the local guide in Salzburg was great as well, sharing lots of interesting information and stories! highly recommended, my 2nd tour with this company and end to end wonderful service.
Say Trip to Salzburg
Colleen_C, Jan 2023
This was an incredible day trip to Salzburg. It gave us a taste of the Austria countryside and Salzburg was an amazing town to visit. Marco, our driver, was professional and courteous and drove safely in a clean, roomy van. David, our guide in Salzburg, made history fun and interesting. we loved this trip. First time with Alligator tours, would definitely do it again!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Colleen_C, Thank you for joining our Salzburg tour! We appreciate your positive comments! Both Marco and David are a real asset for our team. Kind regards, The White Alligator Tours Team
Outstanding trip to Salzburg
Sasha, Dec 2022
Absolutely incredible trip with Marco and David who made the trip very enjoyable and memorable!!! Highly recommend it!!!
Salzburg, Mozart and the Sound of Music
Joseph_G, Dec 2022
The driver was very professional. He was informative and had a great personality and demeanor. He provided interesting information regarding Mozart and gave good insight and free time. The tour guide in Salzburg was well versed on the history of the area and its relevance to the reasons why we visited. If anything, the tour of Salzburg should have been less hurried but that might have resulted in less free time.
Awesome trip
Renaldo_D, Dec 2022
A great trip with so much to see and lean about, Marco was an amazing guide and going at Christmas time was perfect to stop in the markets.
A must do!
Tracy_E, Nov 2022
Amazing trip to Salzburg as well as in the city. Beautiful stops along the way, great information from our guide Peter, small group, and comfy van. The tour guide in Salzburg was very informative and the solo time there was perfect. All around a wonderful trip!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Ophelia_C, Nov 2022
It was such a wonderful trip and totally surpassed our expectations. Peter and the local guide were very knowledgeable. This tour was one of the highlights of our trip in Vienna. Highly recommend it.
Great Guides for an Ambitious Day Trip!
Derek_E, Oct 2022
A day trip to Salzburg from Vienna is ambitious, but White Alligator tours makes it possible with very personable and engaging guides. Johann was great at providing a wealth of information on the long trip out and Peter was our local guide in Salzburg, who led our group with humor and enthusiasm. The tour was full, but still only 8 people, who were a lot of fun to spend the day with. It was a much more personal experience than a big bus tour, and we especially enjoyed that aspect of it. Really nice big (and. Sparkly clean) windows in the van to see the country side. We definitely would have preferred to spend more time in Salzburg and the charming outlying areas, but a day trip affords only limited time to get a taste. Definitely leaves you wanting more!
Loving Salzburg!
Rita_J, Oct 2022
This is a terrific tour of Salzburg and surrounding area. Our driver Marco was very informative and Lizzie was an amazing guide of the city. We would heartily recommend this tour.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Dear Rita_J, thank you very much for the kind words and recommending the trip. We are happy that we could contribute to your stay in Vienna with this "terrific tour". Marco is a star! Best regards The White Alligator Tours Team
Wonderful a must do
Claudio_M, Sep 2022
Excellent choice and very interesting Marco was an awesome tour guide and very informative and highly recommend this experience to lean about beautiful Salzburg and of course the GOAT- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Response from Host, Sep 2022
Dear Claudio_M, thanks a lot for the great review! We are so glad you had a great time with Marco in Salzburg. He is a star! Best regards The White Alligator Tours Team
Breathtaking views
Elbie_A, Aug 2022
The trip to Salzburg through the lake area was absolutely lovely. Seeing some beautiful places and breathtaking views. Balazc was an excellent guide.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Elbie_A, we love hearing that you enjoyed the Salzburg trip with Balazs as your guide. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and giving us a 5-star review! Best regards The White Alligator Tours Team
Great tour !! Don’t miss it !!
Michael_W, Aug 2022
Marco our driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. We stopped a couple of times on the way to Salzburg. First was a great place to get a bite to eat and I had one of the best apple cakes I’ve ever had!! The other stops were on a beautiful lake and then the church where Maria and Von Tropp got married on the Sound of Music. Salzburg was absolutely amazing!! It is quite a drive there and back but we’ll worth it in my opinion.
This was just an amazing...
Hanna_P, Jul 2022
This was just an amazing experience! Although Salzburg is quite far away from Vienna, our driver Peter was entertaining us with interesting facts about Vienna and Austria, also there were several stops to have some rest and take awesome photos and enjoy the picturesque places! We also liked a lot Salzburg. Peter told us that our guide Maria is the best and this is 100% true! This tour is much much recommended!!! Thanks a lot to the organizers! ❤️
Beautiful Salzburg
Denise_S, Jul 2022
This was a great day trip. Peter was an excellent guide - providing the history, giving heads-up of what was coming on the right / left side, rest stops to stretch legs, use the restroom. Stopped at Mondsee and St. Gilgen along the way to Salzburg. Some time to explore on our own in these two towns. Dale was our guide in Salzburg who led us on a walking tour around the town providing history, seeing Mozart's home, places where the Sound of Music were filmed. Had about 2 hours to explore on our own before driving back to Vienna by Peter. Highly recommend this tour.
Great Team
Minerva_G, Jul 2022
Peter was an excellent driver and tour guide. He was punctual and was very knowledgeable and was able to answer all our questions. He also provided us with water bottles which was a great plus. Dana, our local tour guide in Salzburg, was equally excellent and knowledgeable. Kevin from the office was also always readily available whenever I had questions about our tour. Overall, we had a great time in Salzburg and we highly recommend this tour!
We had an excellent...
Karine_B, Jul 2022
We had an excellent driver and tour guide-Peter, who was very knowledgeable and explained everything very well. The most memorable is breathtaking scenery all the way to Salzburg.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Dear Karine_B, thank you for the positive words. We are pleased to read you were satisfied with your driver and tour guide Peter. :) Best regards The White Alligator Tours Team
1 traveler found this review helpful
Beautiful city and great tour
Vern_C, May 2022
We took the small group tour to Salzburg from Vienna in May. Peter was our guide. In this case small group was just 4 guests total in a minivan which was excellent. We left on Sunday morning so there was no truck traffic in the morning and made great time. Peter was a great guide. We stopped once for breakfast. Stopped at Mondsee to see the church where Sound of Music was filmed. Visited the lakes, then went to St Gilgan, saw Mozart house, then on to beautiful Salzburg. Peter handed us off to a local guide Dale who walked us around Salzburg, starting with the palace, gardens, the bridge, the old town, churches, Mozart house, etc. Great tour with tons of info. On completion of the tour, we had a couple of hours free for lunch and to walk around at our leisure before meeting Peter for the trip back to Vienna. It is a whole day tour and definitely worth the visit to Salzburg.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Perfect trip
ssabbubeh84, May 2022
The best experience I have ever had! Enjoyed everything about the tour/trip. Very well organized. Amazing tour guides and driver. Very comfortable and clean transportation. Everything was perfect…visited many beautiful towns and Salzburg was such a beautiful city. We took lots of pictures where the movie sound of music was filmed. I highly recommend this trip. I will definitely book all my future trips/tours with White Alligator tours… thank you all for a wonderful trip to remember.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Tara_M, Apr 2022
Peter, our driver and guide was amazing. Great knowledge of history and current news of Austria. I felt safe with him driving and he provided a wonderful experience. Our local guide (Dale) was informative and knew Salzburg very well, but the tour seemed chaotic and a bit hard to follow. I was more easily able to understand what we had learned after doing more research myself that evening. Overall, great trip!
1 traveler found this review helpful
High Class Professional tour
Jas_Uppal, Sep 2021
wonderful tour from bajaj very friendly guy with great knowledge and caring attitude, took care of our every need. very professional tour stopped at all the great places and never felt rushed, given plenty of time to take photos. In Salzburg again same professionalism from Gaby who lives in the city and gave us a great quick snapshot of the area and then we had a couple of hours to do what we wanted. highly recommended. vehicle also was very clean and nice mercedes van with leather seats and great free wi-fi provided which was essential for me as i had some work to do during the drive lol. free water supplied as well. my wife didnt come so there was only 3 of us on what looked like a 7 seater so plenty of room
1 traveler found this review helpful
A passionate tour of a beautiful city
Michael_V, Aug 2021
Our driver, Balazs, made our trip fascinating and stopped at many wonderful and breathtaking stops along the way to Salzburg. Among them, St. Gilgen and the Mondsee were particularly spectacular. Our tour guide in Salzburg, Gabi, was the best. She has a deep well of knowledge about Salzburg and its history, and has great recommendations for what to do with your free time. Tour guides are what make day trips worth it, and I for one cannot recommend this trip more.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Dear Michael_V, thanks so much for the positive review! You are completely right. Tour guides can really make a difference. We are especially glad Gabi and Balazs made your trip fascinating. Wishing you a great day from Vienna, The White Alligator Tours Team


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