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Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

1. Salzburg 2.5-Hour Walking Tour: Mozart, Old Town & More

Explore the heart of the city of Salzburg. Starting at Palace Mirabell, you will explore the sights here. The palace was built under the reign of the famous baroque Prince Archbishop Wolf Dietrich von Reitenau for his mistress Salome Alt and their 15 children. At the Makartplatz, next to the Palace Mirabell, you will see the Mozart Residence. You will explore the New Town and this side of the river before crossing the bridge “Makartsteg” to arrive at the Old Town of Salzburg. While here we will get to Salzburg’s most famous street, the Getreidegasse, which is especially renowned for its wrought-iron trade signs and Mozart’s Birthplace. Stroll through Salzburg’s Old Town to admire its historic buildings, such as the medieval apartments and churches that were built from the Middle Ages to the baroque time, and conclude the tour with a panoramic view from Mönchsberg Hill with a free guide (optional).

From Vienna: Day Tour of Salzburg

2. From Vienna: Day Tour of Salzburg

Drive through the stunning natural beauty of the Salzkammergut region on this day trip from Vienna to Salzburg. Uncover historical sites on a guided walking tour of the Salzburg Old Town. Take pictures of some film locations from the hit film "The Sound of Music." Be picked up from the centrally-located Vienna State Opera house and relax aboard a spacious and airconditioned coach on the ride through the countryside. Take in views of mountains and lakes as you pass through the UNESCO-listed Salzkammergut region.  Arrive in Salzburg and head to the Old Town. Follow your guide through the cobbled streets to see the Cathedral, the Festival Theater, and St Peter's Church and graveyard. Find the grave of Nannerl, Mozart's sister.  Stop outside the archbishops' residence and the house Mozart was born in. See the Pferdeschwemme (Horse Well) where the song "Edelweis" was performed in 'The Sound of Music" and view Mirabell Palace where "Do Re Mi" was filmed. Admire beautiful views of the Hohensalzburg fortress before returning by coach to the Vienna State Opera house.

From Munich: Salzburg Day Trip by Train

3. 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 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 monuments of the later baroque era. See piazzas and fountains, the stunning Domkirche Cathedral, pleasure gardens, palaces, and churches, monasteries and catacombs, and confectionaries and patisseries. You will also go to the oldest restaurant on the continent. You will then have 3 hours to explore the city for yourself, before meeting up for the return journey. During your free time, you can visit the breathtaking 900-year-old fortress Festung Hohensalzburg, the magnificent edifice that dominates the city's skyline, itself framed by the spectacular encirclement of mountains stretching into the horizon. 

Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

4. Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

See the sights of Salzburg on a full-day tour from Vienna, with optional drop off for those who want to stay the night. Traveling in small groups of no more than 8 people, the intimate tour will take you through the breathtaking scenery of the Vienna Woods, with the peaks of the Alps in the distance, and on to the stunning Austrian lake district. Stop by picture-postcard Lake Attersee and visit the charming alpine village of St. Gilgen at lake Wolfgangsee, a famous location in the hit movie "The Sound of Music." Upon arrival in Salzburg, discover Salzburg's UNESCO-listed Old Town with your guide on a leisurely walking tour. Hear intriguing stories about the city's famous inhabitants as you pass Mozart's birthplace, the colorful gardens of Mirabell Palace, the cemetery of the Abbey of St. Peter, Salzburg Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace. Spend the afternoon in Salzburg with plenty of free time to purchase lunch and wander Mozart town on your own before making the journey back to Vienna with your driver.

Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

5. Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

Austria is known for many things, and surely music is one of them. On this private tour of Salzburg we will follow the trail of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, one of the most famous Austrian composers. Learn about his personal life, family, musical education and remarkable career. Experience a musical adventure in Salzburg with a Private Local Guide! Choose the 2-hour option to see Salzburg through the eyes of Mozart, one of its most notable residents. Your tour will begin in the beautiful Mirabell Palace Garden, where young Wolfgang played with his father and brother. The guide will share interesting stories about Mozart's unique childhood and show you his former residence and a monument dedicated to the composer. You will visit Mozart’s Birthplace, where he was born in 1756. Skip-the-line tickets are included to save time. The museum houses Mozart’s original instruments, including his grand piano and violin so it will be a delight for any classical musician or music lover. You will also get to see the historic buildings and monuments of the Old Town, such as Salzburg Cathedral where Wolfgang was baptized and his statue in the Mozart Square. Choose the 3-hour option to enjoy a 2-hour Mozart tour and receive tickets for a 1-hour concert of Mozart’s compositions. There are many places to enjoy classical music in Salzburg, from churches to palaces and historic residences. We will book a ticket for an unforgettable live concert of Mozart’s compositions performed by talented musicians who will make you appreciate Mozart’s music like never before.

Salzburg Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

6. Salzburg Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

Hop on the van and start an incredible journey through some of Austria's most picturesque places. Before getting to Salzburg, make several stops in Austria's Lake Region, well known for the celebrated film "The Sound of Music". Discover the St. Michael basilica in Mondsee, also well-known as the filming location of the wedding scene in the movie. Experience the uniqueness of St. Gilgen, a tiny village counting among its attractions with the birth house of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s mother. Meet your local expert tour guide upon arrival in Salzburg and enjoy an informative guided walking tour covering the most remarkable landmarks of the town. Visit the Do-Re-Mi stairs from "The Sound of Music" in Mirabell gardens, discover Mozart's birth house, Salzburg Cathedral and St Peter's Abbey in the old town and taste the original Mozart chocolate balls by Fürst. Enjoy your free time after the sightseeing tour. At the end of your visit to Mozart's hometown, relax, sit back and enjoy the worry-free transfer in the minivan back to Vienna. The trip concludes with a drop-off at your hotel or private apartment.

Salzburg: Private City Highlight Tour with a Guide

7. Salzburg: Private City Highlight Tour with a Guide

Take a walk through the Mirabell Garden and enjoy a beautiful view of the garden and the Fortress Hohensalzburg. Walk to the Salzach river and into the old town of Salzburg to the shopping street Getreidegasse. Learn about the "white gold" and how it influenced the development of Salzburg. Explore the historical city centre which lays between the river and the Mönchsberg. Take a walk along the shopping street. Find beautifully wrought iron signs, arts and craft shops between famous name brands along the narrow street. Spoil yourself with a shopping spree in Getreidegasse after the tour. Mozarts Birthplace is right in the centre of Getreidegasse. Most people stop in front of the big yellow house or choose to visit the Museum. Listen to facts about the Mozart family, their life and career, their faith and their heritage. Continue through an alleyway to one of the most fun places in Salzburg - the Farmers Market at the University square. This big, baroque church forms an impressive backdrop for the food stands. Do not hesitate to try the local cheese, sausages, fruits and pretzels with some local beer or fresh water. The Old Market square is surrounded by shops and famous coffee houses. This is a place to enjoy the rest of your day after the tour with a cup of good coffee and freshly made apple strudel. It is time to walk to the Residenzplatz. The architecture changes all of a sudden. The small streets and the shops are replaced with big spacious squares, a big Residence fountain in the centre of the square, the Old Residenz and the New Residenz, the Dom square and the Chapter square. Most buildings hold precious treasures and art of Salzburg's history, definitely worth to visit. Take a look into the Salzburg Dom and find many frescos, altars and organs. The crypt holds many graves from the former Prince-Archbishops and even modern art in a 12th-century apsis. On the way out find the baptismal where W.A.Mozart was baptized. At the end of the tour take the funicular to the top of the fortress Hohensalzburg and enjoy the view into Salzburg. From this over 900-year-old fortress, you can even view the Northern Limestone Alps and on a very clear day, you can see the Eagles Nest in the far distance. This tour will give you the insider’s view of the city with tips on how to get the most out of your vacation here. You will learn lots of historical facts along with a few funny anecdotes about Salzburg. Then it is time to enjoy the buzz of the city on your own.

Salzburg: Austrian Food Tasting with Old Town Private Tour

8. Salzburg: Austrian Food Tasting with Old Town Private Tour

Looking for ideas on where to eat and what to taste on your holiday in Salzburg? Look no further, as our Local Foodie Guide will introduce you to the world of Austrian cuisine. Experience authentic culture and taste delicious national and regional dishes. Discover the flavors of Salzburg’s Old Town! Choose the 2,5-hour food tasting tour to visit 2 venues and taste a full-course meal with a dessert and beverages (no beer). The menu will include national and regional dishes and soups, such as Wiener Schnitzel or Schweinsbraten (roast pork) with Semmelknödel dumpling and cabbage salad. For a sweet dessert you can try Apfelstrudel or Salzburger Nocken, which is a local speciality. A desert will go well with a cup of tea or coffee, such as the original Austrian Mokka, as we will also serve 1 soda drink. Your Private Guide will tell you the popular legend of how Austria introduced coffee to Europe and other interesting facts about cuisine and culture. Between the meals you will wander around the Old Town, learn a little bit of local history, and see Mozart’s Birthplace, Getreidegasse, Salzburg Cathedral and other interesting places. Choose the 3,5-hour food tasting tour to visit 3 venues and taste 2 full-course meals with a dessert and beverages, including 1 Austrian beer. Having a beer with your meal is part of the culture, and every foodie will appreciate having more delicious food to eat. The guide will surprise you with more interesting facts, e.g. about the old hunting tradition and game meat offered in many restaurants across Austria. You will also learn what to eat and drink during the festive season. Choose the 3,5-hour food and tasting tour in Salzburg to visit 4 venues and taste 2 full-course meals with a dessert and beverages, including 8 Austrian beers. Salzburg’s history, heritage and culture is strongly connected to the region of Bavaria, which produces some of the best beers in the world. On this exclusive food and beer tasting tour you will sample common Austrian brands, regional brews and unique craft beers paired with delicious food. You will get to know more of Salzburg and discover some hidden gems of the Old Town.

Salzburg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

9. Salzburg: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Visit a magnificent cathedral, two splendid palaces, the birthplaces of two famous geniuses, and a beautiful fountain, a location from the film The Sound of Music. Immerse yourself in the magic of the world-famous City of Mozart. Download an Mp3 audio guide combined with a map detailing the area of your tour then set off and explore the city of Salzburg. Visit the location of Mozart's birthplace, visit Mirabell Palace, Great Festival Hall, Golden Lane, and more, as you relax on a self-paced tour. Admire the Baroque architecture as well as one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps.

Salzburg: City Exploration Game and Tour

10. Salzburg: City Exploration Game and Tour

Combine the excitement of a sightseeing city tour with a game fun on this self-guided smartphone walking tour in X. Find attractions easily with the app's navigation function. Download the app and start the game by going to the first location. Use observation, logic, imagination, and teamwork to solve the riddle at each location, the riddles are always hard. Pause the app at any point if you want to take a break, stop for coffee, or spend some more time visiting one of the sights. Play the game at your own pace. Start your tour from the much-photographed St. Andrew's Church. Visit the Mozart Residence with the heavy history of the huge artist who inhabited it, still the romantic Marko-Feingold-Steg bridge with countless locks will give you the opportunity for a unique view. Take a photo at the imposing Salzburg Residence with its magnificent architecture, and learn about the most famous Austrian ever, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Visit Residence Square with its unique art fountain. You will also pass by the Dom of Salzburg with a history of almost 1500 years. Admire St Peter's Abbey with its unique interior. The Kapitelschwemme with its architecture will fascinate you and your camera! See, walk, and relax around the Hohensalzburg Fortress, right out of a fairy tale, which with its incredible view will be the icing on the cake of this tour!

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Very comfortable and on time. Joseph was an amazing guide and made sure to tell us about everything along the way. If you are looking for a relaxing yet fun filled tour, this is it!

Robert was amazing. Very nice! And even offered us water. We had a great tour

Maxine was very informative and caring about your group. Excellent!

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