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  • Half-Day Tour to Hallstatt from Salzburg

    1. Half-Day Tour to Hallstatt from Salzburg

    Start the 5-hour trip from Salzburg with a drive through the famous Salzkammergut en route to Hallstatt, known as the Pearl of the Salzkammergut. The route will take you through a number of charming villages, as you listen to an introduction to Hallstatt and the Salzkammergut. If you wish to do the Hallstatt Skywalk, the guide will collect the money for the ticket on the bus.  On arrival in Hallstatt you might begin your visit with a mountain train ride up to the entrance of the world’s oldest salt mines (though the tour does not visit the mine itself), where you can admire the views down onto Hallstatt.  In Hallstatt you will have 2.5 hours to take in the sights. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the lake and marvel how the houses above you seem to cling onto the mountainside. Pass by the Mullbach waterfall and visit the local museum. A must-see attraction is the Bone House behind the Ca...

    Beautiful trip. It’s exactly the time you need for the village. The tour was ok but the car was a bit crowded.

  • Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

    2. Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

    The tour will take you from Salzburg straight to the entrance of the salt mines of Berchtesgaden. There, you will receive overalls to protect your clothing before climbing aboard the mine railway and traveling down into the shafts. An expert guide will lead you through the maze of branching tunnels and explain the fascinating history of Alpine salt-mining. The adventure continues with a slide, taking you yet deeper into the ground – an exciting experience for young and old! Finally, right at the bottom of the mine, climb aboard a raft to journey across the extraordinary underground salt lake. Before heading back to Salzburg, discover Berchtesgaden and its breathtaking scenery.

    Our trip to the salt mines was awesome. Our guide, Walter, was excellent. He gave us a lot of facts and history on Salzburg as well as the Berchtesgaden salt mine and surrounding area.

  • From Vienna: Day Tour of Salzburg

    3. From Vienna: Day Tour of Salzburg

    On the way to the city of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's birth, you will be able to absorb the astonishing beauty of the Salzkammergut, an area where Emperor Franz Josef I once spent his holidays, full of mountains and lakes and a UNESCO world heritage site. Arrive just in time for lunch. A tour around the old town will show you all the most important sights of this noble city, seat of the archbishop-princes. You will take in the Cathedral, the Festival Theater, and St Peter's Church and graveyard. There, you will find the grave of Nannerl, Mozart's sister. Naturally, you will also visit the archbishops' residence and the house Mozart was born in. After that, you will see some of the places where The Sound of Music was filmed - for example, the Pferdeschwemme, or Horse Well, famous from the song "Edelweis", and the Mirabell Palace, where "Do Re Mi!" was filmed, with its beautiful v...

    Great time, although I spent a lot more money than I thought I would. On top of that the cost for the tour is rather expensive, but depending on who is attending it could be worth it. Our guide Karl was very knowledgeable and so friendly!

  • From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

    4. From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

    Visit the hometown of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart on a full-day tour from Munich. Travel by train and in the imperial city, visit his place of birth (optional), his residence, the streets he walked, and the cafés he drank in.

    Salzburg is also one of the most popular set-jetting destinations in the world for one simple reason, “The Sound of Music.” Visit sites you will remember from the silver screen such as the beautiful Mirabelle Gardens where Julie Andrews and the children were filmed singing “Do-Re-Mi.” An expert guide will take you on a 2-hour train ride from Munich to Austria. You will be provided with a map and get a 1.5-hour orientation tour through the major sites. 

    Explore one of the finest preserved medieval old towns in Europe, crisscrossed with romantic winding shopping streets and venerable market places adorned with outstanding architectural mon...

    Great opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful Austrian city when you visiting Munich.

  • From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

    5. From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

    Depart from Salzburg and get amazing views of Austria's lake district as you travel by coach to the beautiful town of Hallstatt. On the way, you will pass Lake Fuschl, where the headquarters of a world-famous energy drink are located, and make a quick photo stop of the magnificent view over the town of St. Gilgen, Lake Wolfgang, and the surrounding mountains of the Salzkammergut. Afterward, you will continue your trip along Lake Wolfgang and be astonished by the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage landscape. You will pass through a number of charming villages on the 1.5-hour drive to Hallstatt. Once you arrive in Hallstatt, you will have 2.5 hours of free time to explore the breathtaking city and the surroundings. During the journey to Hallstatt. you will be given information about the city and the Salzkammergut, as well as organizational information such as the meeting point, the sight...

    Mountains and lakes of Salzkammergut region were unforgettable, and Hallstatt beautiful. We were not satisfied with the guide. She was more driver than guide, and we missed important part of the tour because of lack of clear information.

  • Salzburg: The Original Sound of Music Tour

    6. Salzburg: The Original Sound of Music Tour

    Discover the hills that have been alive to the Sound of Music since 1967. This 4-hour tour of the famous movie’s locations whisks you around the historical city of Salzburg, then departs for the breathtaking mountainous landscape of Salzkammergut. Traveling with, Albus, the company involved with the original filming, you will be guided around The Mirabell Gardens – where the famous “Do-Re-Mi” singing scene took place – and the 17th-Century Hellbrunn Palace, where Rolf and Liesl sang "16 going on 17," and Maria and the Baron sang “Something Good.” Heading for the mountainous landscape of Salzkammergut, you will stop off at the idyllic Palace of Leopoldskron, the Benedictine monastery of Nonnberg Abbey, Lake Wolfgang, and the cloister church in Mondsee, where Maria walked down the aisle to meet the Baron at the altar. As well as providing a glimpse into a timeless movie, the tour also t...

    As it was quiet a rainy day, it was nice to travel in the minibus with a knowledgeable guide! Lots of information not only about TSOM but also about Austria and the Von Trapp family.

  • Salzkammergut: Salt Mine, Lakes, and Mountain Tour

    7. Salzkammergut: Salt Mine, Lakes, and Mountain Tour

    Take a breathtaking ride from the city of Salzburg into the Bavarian Alps along the Kings Lake-Ache up to the Obersalzberg, where the second headquarters of Third Reich used to be. Afterward, continue to the highlight of the tour, which is the 500-year-old Berchtesgaden salt mine. Slip into traditional miners’ clothes and take the miners’ train deep into the mountain. Experience the fascinating underground world of the salt-miners and discover the charm of the magnificently illuminated subterranean landscape. Take the slides down to the salt lake, which you will cross by boat. After this unique tour, explore the little picturesque town of Berchtesgaden and taste some Bavarian specialties. Leave Salzburg once more and pass by Lake Fuschl and Castle Fuschl. Explore the little town of St. Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born. In the summer (May 1st to October 26th) enjoy a 45-minute boat...

    the tours were interesting and is worth the money. there were 2 diff tour guides for the different but both Thomas and Leo are very friendly. they speak good eng as well.

  • From Passau: Salzburg Half-Day Tour

    8. From Passau: Salzburg Half-Day Tour

    First, get picked up from your hotel in Passau and board a comfortable coach. Set off on a relaxing scenic drive through Salzburger Land, an area known for its spectacular green countryside and mountain views. After 1.5 hours, arrive in the charming city of Salzburg and embark on a 2-hour sightseeing walking tour. As you explore the historic city streets, discover many of the iconic sights and attractions that have made this Austrian city famous.  Next, head over to the Mirabell Palace, and take a stroll through the astounding gardens. Then, head over to Getreidegasse which is well known for its incredible shopping opportunity. See the birthplace of the famous composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and try the very famous "Mozart Kugeln". Savor these delicious typical chocolates which are made with pistachio, marzipan, and nougat. Finally, return to the coach where you will begin the return ...

  • Salzburg: City and Country Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    9. Salzburg: City and Country Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    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 country 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 ...

    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.

  • Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

    10. Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

    Summer in the Salzkammergut: The Salzkammergut area has long been a dream destination for Austrian royalty. From Emperor Franz Joseph and his court in Bad Ischl to Salzburg's Prince-Bishops in Jagdschloss Fuschl. The picturesque landscapes of Salzburg, Upper Austria, and Steiermark will indeed fascinate. Visit the "Mozart Village" of St. Gilgen, the home of Mozart's mother and enjoy a 25-minute boat tour to St. Wolfgang (Boat tours are seasonal from 01 May to 26 October). In the town of St. Wolfgang visit the famous Gothic altar of Michael Pacher and enjoy a coffee break at a world-class restaurant, "Im Weissen Rössl." The drive back to Salzburg leads past the Krottensee and castle Hüttenstein as well as the Mondsee, which is surrounded by spectacular mountains. All in all, an unforgettable experience. From 27 October through 30 April, in place of the boat tour, you are warmly invite...

    I was the only signed up for the tour so they couldn’t carry it out. They only told me when I turned up for it on that day. I was offered the ‘Sound of Music’ tour instead I accepted it though what I wanted was to see the lakes David, our guide on the Sound of Music’ tour is exceptional in his dedication and capability. He made the tour 5 STAR!

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What people are saying about Salzburg (State)

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,637 reviews

Easy booking and payment. Friendly welcome and perfect equipment. Something suitable for everyone because of the huge clothing store. Transfer to the river was quick and instruction was perfect. Test swimming with equipment in the Saalach is not without, but easy to manage. Guide Heinrich very committed, funny and not at a loss for action ... It has to be freaking! The tour offered adrenaline-heavy stages as well as relaxed gliding ... gentle swimming in the river included. Booking, equipment, people and tour are difficult to recommend and create a great day that will be remembered for a long time. Clear recommendation!

Maxine was a really great guide. We enjoyed both the guided tour and the free time to explore the old centre of Salzburg. We had a delicious meal at the beautiful restaurant Maxine recommended. Highly recommendrd tour!

Our trip to the salt mines was awesome. Our guide, Walter, was excellent. He gave us a lot of facts and history on Salzburg as well as the Berchtesgaden salt mine and surrounding area.

Great opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful Austrian city when you visiting Munich.

Our rafting tour with Pino (guide from Nepal) was super fun! Anytime again!