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Salzburg: City and Countryside Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Salzburg: City and Countryside Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

Activity provider: Salzburg Sightseeing Tours

From US$ 61.90 per person

Combine a tour of the UNESCO World Heritage city of Salzburg with a trip to the lakes and mountains of the surrounding countryside. The full-day tour artfully blends culture and history with stunning scenery.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, German


  • See the most beautiful sights of Salzburg
  • Visit sites associated with Mozart
  • Enjoy magnificent city view as you cross the Salzach River
  • Go to Hellbrunn Palace, former hunting lodge and weekend residence by Salzburg’s Archbishops
  • Drive to the impressive Salzkammergut, the Lake District of Salzburg
  • Take an optional boat trip in the summer
  • Journey past picturesque Krottensee and the Castle of Hüttenstein, along the shores of Moon Lake
Full description

Situated at the northern boundary of the Alps, the Baroque city of Salzburg boasts a glorious natural setting. On this 5.5-hour trip you will experience both city and countryside in a fusion of 2 popular tours, covering both the historic city center and the lakes and mountains that surround it. First you will experience the city that gave us Mozart and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Starting from the early 17th-Century Palace of Mirabell, you will get a 90-minute tour that includes the Mozarteum (University of Music), one of the world’s most prestigious music academies, the Marionette Theatre, and Mozart’s Wohnhaus, where the composer lived for many years. Cross over the Salzach River, once a major transport route, to enjoy magnificent city views, before following the river along part of the old fortifications and past the Law Courts to Hellbrunn Palace. On the way back to the city center you will pass the Palace of Frohnburg and the Nonnberg Abbey, situated beneath the impressive Hohensalzburg Fortress. In the Old City you will pass by the Festival Halls, Old University, and Blasius Church, before finishing at Mozart Square. The route takes you to St Gilgen, birthplace of Mozart’s mother, located on Wolfgang Lake. Returning towards Salzburg, drive past the picturesque Krottensee and Castle of Hüttenstein, before continuing along the shores of the Mondsee (Moon Lake), through the town of the same name. You will be dropped back at a central location in Salzburg to continue your day at leisure. The tour also includes a ticket for the public bus lines numbers 1 through 28 on the day of your trip.

  • Transportation
  • Inclusive boat cruise on Wolfgang Lake from May through October
  • Ticket for public bus lines Nos. 1 - 28, within Salzburg city, for the date of the tour
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
  • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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Mirabellplatz 2, 5020 Salzburg (Ticket Office Salzburg Sightseeing Tours)

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Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 35 reviews

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The tour was divided into two. The tour was very pleasant with 4 people in the small bus. Then came the next tour. The passenger a disaster. It was supposed to be a German-speaking tour, but it was also held in English. And the behavior of the passenger .. I've never experienced anything like that. I really felt sorry for the guide. He couldn't drag her out of the car‍♀️Due to the children's crying, only half understood and then to calm the children let the cell phone play with music in whatever language. Too bad. Exactly this tour to Lake Wolfgang was my childhood dream. But what should the guide do. Too bad for all other passengers.

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May 10, 2022

The tour guides, the driver, the group are all great! However there are 3 minor hiccups: 1. The meeting point confirmed in the confirmation was incorrect, I was sent to a different booth; 2. The starting time of the tour confirmed in the confirmation was incorrect, 15 minutes delay; 3. The first part of the exclusion was confirmed in English but at the end it was conducted in bilingual: English and German.

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September 27, 2019

As tour was in German and English, Seat preference was awarded to the home language. We were given the back seat in a mini van and couldn't see hardly anything. We had only come 16000 klms for this tour! The country tour was excellent with the boat trip on the lake.

July 14, 2022

Product ID: 645