Things to do in Salzburg Region, Austrian Alps: The Best Literary, Art & Music Tours

June 20, 2021 Alice Mieles

Discover the best top things to do in Salzburg Region, Austria including Private Custom Day Tour from Vienna: Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, The Hills Are Alive, Mozart Concert and Dinner or VIP Dinner at Fortress with Amphibious Splashtour, Daytripping to Salzburg your private Sound of Music tour, 2 pm Sound of Music Tour by minivan, The Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg With Lunch or Dinner, The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg, 2- or 3-Night Schloss Leopoldskron Stay in Salzburg Including 'The Sound of Music' Tour, 9 am Sound of Music Tour by minivan, Original Sound of Music and Historical Walking Tour Combo.
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1. Private Custom Day Tour from Vienna: Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

Salzburg Hauptbahnhof - Österreich, 5020 Salzburg, Austria Panorama Tours
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After you travel by train from Vienna to Salzburg, you will meet your guide directly at the train station to experience the unique story of the Sound of Music in Salzburg during a 4-hour private custom tour. The train tickets from Vienna to Salzburg are not included, so you'll need to arrange these at your own expense. No transportation between Vienna and Salzburg is included.

Inclusions: Professional driver/guide, Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting points, Private tour, Transport by private vehicle

Exclusions: Train Ticket Vienna - Salzburg (about 35 Euros pp oneway with Westbahn), Food and drinks, Gratuities

Reviewed By jamescS4128UQ

This tour was not my list even though I knew about it. It rained so we did it. OH MY GOD, wow that was time well spent. The travel distance going into the mine was unbelieveable. Seemed it went on forever. The slide was so smooth, something you can not do in the states, we went down as a family. That was fun to be together to experience. Well worth your time. In fact we are going back to the region and I have researched other salt mines and we are going to them also.

2. The Hills Are Alive

Salzburg Private Tours
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Devote a day to ‘The Sound of Music’ on this private, customizable 8-hour tour from Salzburg. Traveling by private minivan, trace the footsteps of Maria and the Von Trapps to one location after another, stopping for lunch (own expense) on route. Tour the ‘Do Re Mi’ scenes in Salzburg, see the famous gazebo, Mondsee, and ‘The Hills are Alive’ meadow, and absorb the Alpine scenery. Price is per vehicle, with hotel pickup and drop-off included.

Inclusions: Private tour, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Professional guide

Exclusions: Food and drinks, Gratuities

Reviewed By 692stacyp

We requested Carlos for the Sound of Music Tour. The luxury Mercedes Van top notch. Carlos was very personable, professional, and his history/knowledge created a day we will remember the rest of our lives. We toured every Sound of Music sight-every step/stop memorable. He surprised us by driving to Berchtesgaden, where we hiked in the snow amazing! Our final Sound of Music point, where “The Hills Were Alive” I twirled-magical! Final surprise Red Bull Hangar7 and AC Schnitzer BMW Race Team HQ. Thank you Carlos for the time of our lives! Salzburg Private Tours-the ONLY way to go!

3. Mozart Concert and Dinner or VIP Dinner at Fortress with Amphibious Splashtour

Franz-Josef-Kai 1a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria Best of Mozart Fortress Concert
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Enjoy an unique Salzburg combination. Before you join the (VIP) Dinner & Best of Mozart Concert in the historical halls at the world famous fortress Hohensalzburg, overlooking the city and its landscape we will show you Salzburg on board of a world-wide unique Amphibian vehicle-built only for Salzburg. We show you sights such as the enchanting area around Mirabell palace, Mozart´s residence, Festival district, Leopoldskron palace, world-famous due to the Film “The Sound of Music”, etc. This unique Tour ends with a “splash down”. DINNER Mini bread rolls with two types of spread Creamy tomato soup with violin dumplings Spring chicken with rosemary potatoes and seasonal vegetables "Mozart dessert" VIP DINNER Mini bread rolls with two types of spread Beef broth with dumplings Beef fillet roasted in one piece on truffle potatoe mash and grilled green asparagus or Roasted Salzburg Gold Trout in almond butter with rosemary potatoes "Original Salzburger Nockerl" Vegetarian menu on request.

Inclusions: Amphibious City Tour, Fortress Railway ascent & decent, Dinner or VIP Dinner (excl. drinks) in the Panorama Restaurant at the Fortress, Best of Mozart Fortress Concert, Cat. VIP Dinner only: Evening program booklet, 1 glass of sparkling wine during concert intermission, In case of suitable weather conditions, the VIP Dinner is on the panoramic terrace

Exclusions: Drinks , Gratuities, Hotel pickup and drop-off

Reviewed By 916ruxandram

The transfer to the location was great, the dinner was good, very friendly staff, good traditional food and sufficient options, size of the portion right. The concert was in a great hall, unfortunately nearly empty due to Corona restrictions, which gave an unpleasant feeling. Popular music has been played. Made to reach a width audience.

4. Daytripping to Salzburg your private Sound of Music tour

Vienna, Austria Austria Tours and Travel
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The hills are alive! Love the cinematic masterpiece “The Sound of Music,” but only have a few days in Vienna and can’t make it to Salzburg to go on a Sound of Music tour? Our private Sound of Music tour leaves from Vienna in the morning and whisks you off to Salzburg, a mere 2,5 hours from Vienna, where the World’s #1 Sound of Music Fan (who happens to work for Austria Tours & Travel) will take you to all the filming locations of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s beloved musical. From the gazebo where Liesl and Rolf sang “Sixteen going on Seventeen” to the von Trapp villa, to the horse fountain and Mirabell palace in the city of Salzburg, you’ll get to see it all. You will also get a little break to refuel on Schnitzel with noodles if you so desire, or just stock up on souvenirs. “The Sound of Music” soundtrack will be played in the van and singing along to all the songs is highly encouraged.

Inclusions: Private transportation

Exclusions: Gratuities

Reviewed By elizabethsT3577KE

I loved walking down Vienna’s old cobble stone streets, and listening to Lisa’s scary stories often with unexpected endings. Spooky details based on historical cases. “If death were a person he/she would be Viennese”.

5. 2 pm Sound of Music Tour by minivan

Bob's Special Tours, Rudolfskai 38, 5020 Salzburg, Austria Bob's Special Tours
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4.6 based on 11 reviews

Let us take you out for an unforgettable day. Following the Von Trapp story, we visit several movie locations of the "Sound of Music", the 16-going-on-17-gazebo and of course the wedding church. Your enthusiastic tour guide will give you lots of information about the filming of the Sound of Music, the real Von Trapp family and Austrian culture and lifestyle in general.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Gratuities, Food and drinks

Reviewed By hollieg966

My husband and I booked a tour very last minute. It's covid time so I didn't think it would be a problem to book only the day before rather than 3+ days ahead. Due to covid, we were the only people on our tour so we got a very lovely private tour. Our guide even gave me quite a bit of interesting info about Salzburg. It was my first time visiting the city and I didn't know much about it other than it being the filming location for The sound of Music. He was also very helpful for giving us tips regarding the rest of our trip to the city such as showing us the location of an interesting lift up to the Mönchsberg and informing us that we could hike from there to the Festung, which was our ultimate destination. Overall extremely helpful! Our guide was quite funny and very knowledgeable about the film and the filming locations. I came prepared with a bunch of questions to ask and he answered them all with ease! Plus he was completely prepared with the soundtrack and not only was he understanding that I wanted to sing along, he said that most people typically do! Our guide drove us through the beautiful countryside and through lots of small dorfs on our way to Wolfgangsee and a quick photo op and to stretch our legs. Then we were on to Mondsee and the Basilika St. Michael. We had a lovely brunch stop in Mondsee. We found a table overlooking the basilica square and had a lovely brunch. Afterward, we were on our way back to Salzburg while singing along with the soundtrack. I would very much recommend this tour as we had a terrific time and our guide was so helpful and knowledgeable! Also of note -- the company required masks to be worn while inside the tour van, which we were already prepared for, but our guide also wore a mask which was very nice to see.

6. The Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg With Lunch or Dinner

Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria Panorama Tours
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Explore the picturesque World Heritage City of Salzburg on this 4-hour tour. Relive your favorite scenes from the movie The Sound of Music as you visit some of the main filming locations in the city. After your tour, enjoy either lunch or dinner of schnitzel and noodles at a local restaurant.

Inclusions: All taxes, fees and handling charges, 3-course dinner (if option selected), 3-course lunch (if option selected)

Exclusions: Drinks, Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase), Gratuities

Reviewed By jamescS4128UQ

This tour was not my list even though I knew about it. It rained so we did it. OH MY GOD, wow that was time well spent. The travel distance going into the mine was unbelieveable. Seemed it went on forever. The slide was so smooth, something you can not do in the states, we went down as a family. That was fun to be together to experience. Well worth your time. In fact we are going back to the region and I have researched other salt mines and we are going to them also.

7. The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria Panorama Tours
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The hills are alive with The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg. Enjoy a day trip visiting the breathtaking landscapes and locations where the famous musical, 'The Sound of Music,' was filmed. The English-speaking guide not only shows you the highlights of the film, but also the historical and architectural landmarks in the city, as well as a part of the picturesque lake district.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Gratuities, Food and drinks

Reviewed By jamescS4128UQ

This tour was not my list even though I knew about it. It rained so we did it. OH MY GOD, wow that was time well spent. The travel distance going into the mine was unbelieveable. Seemed it went on forever. The slide was so smooth, something you can not do in the states, we went down as a family. That was fun to be together to experience. Well worth your time. In fact we are going back to the region and I have researched other salt mines and we are going to them also.

8. 2- or 3-Night Schloss Leopoldskron Stay in Salzburg Including 'The Sound of Music' Tour

Salzburg Schloss Leopoldskron, 5020 Salzburg, Austria Panorama Tours
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Just a short walk from Salzburg’s Old Town lies the historical Schloss Leopoldskron (Leopoldskron Castle), the iconic filming location of 'The Sound of Music.' Stay for either two or three nights in a guesthouse at Schloss Leopoldskron, nestled on a lake with views of the Alps, and enjoy 'The Sound of Music' tour to learn all about the real Von Trapp family. Relive favorite movie moments while exploring the palatial castle and Salzburg, and see Mirabell Gardens, Hellbrunn Castle, Nonnberg Abbey, Mondsee Cathedral, Lake Wolfgang and more!

Inclusions: Breakfast, 2 or 3 nights of accommodation in standard room or suite (depending on option selected), Original Sound of Music coach tour with hotel pick-up, Welcome drink, Free bike rental at hotel, Mirabell Chocolate

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Gratuities, Transport to/from hotel on first and last days

Reviewed By jamescS4128UQ

This tour was not my list even though I knew about it. It rained so we did it. OH MY GOD, wow that was time well spent. The travel distance going into the mine was unbelieveable. Seemed it went on forever. The slide was so smooth, something you can not do in the states, we went down as a family. That was fun to be together to experience. Well worth your time. In fact we are going back to the region and I have researched other salt mines and we are going to them also.

9. 9 am Sound of Music Tour by minivan

Bob's Special Tours, Rudolfskai 38, 5020 Salzburg, Austria Bob's Special Tours
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4.5 based on 17 reviews

Let us take you out for an unforgettable day. Following the Von Trapp story, we visit several movie locations of the "Sound of Music", the 16-going-on-17-gazebo and of course the wedding church. Your enthusiastic tour guide will give you lots of information about the filming of the Sound of Music, the real Von Trapp family and Austrian culture and lifestyle in general.

Inclusions: Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Gratuities, Food and drinks

Reviewed By JeneneThurecht

This tour was just the best. Only 7 people and Jan our wonderful tour guide. There was singing and wonderful information during the course of the tour. Our lunch stop at St Gilgin was fantastic and the views evev better. Would recommend this tour to everyone,

10. Original Sound of Music and Historical Walking Tour Combo

Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria Panorama Tours
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This Salzburg Combo combines two popular tours into one memorable day, offering you great value for money. Start the day with a historical walking tour through Salzburg's beautiful old town before spending a fun-filled afternoon on the Original Sound of Music Tour! If your time is tight and you'd like to see all the must-see sights of Salzburg, this combo tour gives you a delicious taste of the city. Even better, you'll save money when you buy these combined tours!

Inclusions: Professional guide, Air-conditioned vehicle

Exclusions: Food and drinks, unless specified, Hotel pickup and drop-off, Gratuities

Reviewed By jamescS4128UQ

This tour was not my list even though I knew about it. It rained so we did it. OH MY GOD, wow that was time well spent. The travel distance going into the mine was unbelieveable. Seemed it went on forever. The slide was so smooth, something you can not do in the states, we went down as a family. That was fun to be together to experience. Well worth your time. In fact we are going back to the region and I have researched other salt mines and we are going to them also.

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