Original Sound of Music Tour

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Original Sound of Music Tour


Visit locations used in the filming of "The Sound of Music"

Hear songs from the original movie soundtrack

Discover historical and architectural landmarks of Salzburg


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  • Original Sound of Music Tour - Public Tour

    Live guide: English

    Duration: 4 hours Wheelchair-accessible

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  • Original Sound of Music Tour - Private Tour

    Live guide: English

    Duration: 4 hours Private tour Wheelchair-accessible

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Tour Salzburg and enjoy breathtaking views of the countryside as you visit locations used in the filming of "The Sound of Music." You’ll hear songs from the original soundtrack and discover the historical landmarks of this fabled city.


On this half-day tour you'll relive scenes from one of the most popular movies of all time. Visit the locations used during the filming of The Sound of Music in Salzburg and its surrounding countryside. During the tour, you’ll also hear songs from the original soundtrack.

Your knowledgeable English-speaking guide will show you the architectural and historical landmarks of the city and the picturesque Lake District. You’ll visit Leopoldskron Palace, a place whose exterior was used as the Trapp family home and where the children were seen boating on the lake and jumping into the water.

Maria was a novice at Nonnberg Abbey, the oldest convent in German-speaking Europe, and your next stop. The St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang scenes shown at the beginning of the movie were actually filmed at Lake Fuschl, on the way to St. Gilgen, which you'll also see today.

The wedding scene was filmed at Mondsee Cathedral, a buttery yellow-and-white edifice where you'll stop on the tour. Maria, led by Liesl, walked down the aisle to meet the baron in front of the stairs of the main altar.

After dropping you off in Salzburg at the end of the tour you can visit Mirabell Gardens, located just opposite the tour terminal. Maria and the children were seen dancing through the Gardens singing Do-Re-Mi.

What's Included:

Public Tour:
• Free hotel pick-up
• English-speaking guide

Private Tour:
• Private vehicle
• Private driver-guide

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  • Rating: 4 “A fun thing to do”

    Reviewed by Liza from Fort Lee, United States on October 19, 2014 Both our guide and driver made sure we were entertained en route to our destination. They had funny skits while going from one part of the tour to the next. I did expect to see more of the locations from the movie but nonetheless was satisfied with the whole trip.

  • Rating: 4 “Lots of Fun”

    Reviewed by Annamarie from APO, Germany on September 22, 2014 This sort of tour would be hard to do on your own and was perfect with a group. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun was had by all.

  • Rating: 3 “Good...but could have been been much better.”

    Reviewed by Laura from Thornhill, Canada on August 4, 2014 Being a huge fan of the music/movie/history of the Sound of Music, I was disappointed that our tour guide was not at all passionate about it. Our guide expressed that he had not even heard of the Sound of Music until he moved to Salzburg! Fortunately, the tour destinations themselves were wonderful...and my husband and I have wonderful photos from the day. Please try to hire guides that are passionate about the tours they are providing (or can pretend that they are)!

  • Rating: 5 “Amusing, stunning scenery and not too cheesey!”

    Reviewed by Jennifer from Salisbury, United Kingdom on July 23, 2014 Worth doing

  • Rating: 3 “Nice 4 hour trip.”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Neuried, Germany on June 10, 2014 It was ok. Wasn't the best, wasn't the worst. I know the movie, but the singalong in the bus was horrible. The group didn't want to sing and the guide did all to get us singing. The information on the tour was ok. Peter was not as funny as described in other post - but i am not sure if there are 2 Peters. The younger guide on the other tour seems to be crazy but fun. Old Peter did his best to entertain and inform us. Well done!

  • Rating: 5 “A must for The Sound of Music fans”

    Reviewed by Elizabeth from Nice, France on June 3, 2014 Fun tour guide. We were able to see many sites outside of the city of Salzburg. Because of the variety of locations and a fun tour guide, even my husband, who was a bit reluctant about taking the tour, enjoyed it. A must for Sound of Music fans!

  • Rating: 4 “Great tour of Salzburg and the surrounding area.”

    Reviewed by Katie from London, Canada on May 28, 2014 The tour was great, and so was the tour guide! The sights were great, and it was a nice tour of the area.

  • Rating: 5 “A great way to catch the highlights and learn fun facts. Great day!”

    Reviewed by Nick from Ramsey, United States on May 15, 2014 This tour was well worth the expense. The drive through the mountains and lakes region was our favorite. We really appreciated the chance to stop and take in the breathtaking views along that drive as well. Our tour guide was well informed, fun, witty, and engaging. We learned a lot of fun facts about the movie, locations, and the story itself. It was fun to go back and watch the movie again and see all of the areas in and around Salzburg we were able to see on this tour.

  • Rating: 4 “Great Guide..”

    Reviewed by Eudore from Dubai, UAE on January 11, 2014 Peter the skeptic [guide] was fantastic with his caustic remarks and poor jokes that everyone liked... the tour was great. Perhaps seats could be reserved for families so they can together in the bus?

  • Rating: 5 “Great tour and guide.”

    Reviewed by Marguerite from Orlando, United States on December 26, 2013 Our Sound of Music tour was excellent. Our guide, Peter, did a wonderful job and was very informative and funny. I would recommend that if one was going to taken this tour,they request to have as their guide.

  • Rating: 4 “Enjoyed our tour”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from APO, United States on December 23, 2013 We enjoyed our tour and would recommend doing this while in Salzburg.

  • Rating: 4 “Relive great sights and music from the movie in it's real world setti.”

    Reviewed by Gary from Parkdale, Australia on November 6, 2013 Great experience that brings reality to the classic movie that the whole world loves. Hostess was most knowledgeable and very entertaining. We would certainly recommend the tour but suggest guests revisit the movie beforehand and brush up on the words of the tunes because guess what.....you get to singalong.

  • Rating: 5 “A wonderful and fun way to see the beautiful area around Salzburg!”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Fuquay Varina, United States on October 15, 2013 This tour was a wonderful way to see the beautiful, scenic area around Salzburg as well as visiting some of the locations used in the Sound of Music. Naiomi, our guide and Laslo, our driver were energetic, knowledgable and made the tour loads of fun! This tour is definitely worth your while.

  • Rating: 5 “Naomi and Lazlo were amazing - tour was a highlight of my Vacation!”

    Reviewed by Cathy from Oklahoma City, United States on September 24, 2013 Outstanding tour! You won't be disappointed!

  • Rating: 4 “A definite must do for all Sound Of Music fans.”

    Reviewed by Louise from wakefield, United Kingdom on September 22, 2013 I really enjoyed the Sound of Music Tour - and so did my partner who is not a fan of the film like I am. The information given by the tour guide was very interesting and I found out things I didn't know about the making of the film. The places we visited were stunning and it was nice to get the opportunity to take pictures. I also enjoyed listening to the songs whilst on the bus and looking at the beautiful scenery in and around Salzburg. Would definitely recommend the tour - even if you are not a big fan of the film.

    The only thing I would say as a slight negative is that it is not made clear that although you are picked up from your hotel the tour ends in Salzburg and you have to make your own way back to your hotel. This surprised quite a few people on our tour and I think it should have been explained.

  • Rating: 5 “Fun even for non Sound of Music fans”

    Reviewed by Jean from Houston, United States on September 16, 2013 Thoroughly enjoyed this tour even though it poured buckets. Our guide, Peter, made the tour fun with his information and witty humor. Loved the scenery, the Salzburg history (ancient and contemporary) and all of the Sound of Music Hollywood trivia. We had a well timed strudel break at lake Mondsee, toilet break and souvineer opportunity. I would highly recommend even for the reluctant. My husband was glad someone else did the driving and even our non Sound of Music companion enjoyed the tour and Peters humor. Would highly recommend.

  • Rating: 4 “If you have time, do this tour OR if you are a SOM fan”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from berwyn, United States on September 16, 2013 If you want an overview of Salzburg, take this tour. Besides, the usual places where SOM was shot and filmed, the tour takes you to the lake district area with a quick stop at Wolfgang and Mondsee lake which are very picturesque to see the church where Captain Von Trapp and Maria got married in the movie. The four hours go by very quickly and quick stops at every location. The SOM is a very popular tour for all the English speaking nation tourist so if you don't do it you may feel you missed out.

  • Rating: 4 “Entertaining”

    Reviewed by Janice from Woburn, United States on September 14, 2013 A tourist event no question but fun to see all the sites and learn quirky details about the movie. Our guide Peter and the coach driver Ferdinand were an act of their own and made the experience enjoyable. Disappointing that some sites such as the palace used for the Von Trapp family home is not open to the public and the bus drives by a fair distance from it so you catch a glimpse and that is all. The location used for the backyard seems are also seen from across the lake so again a glimpse. St Michael's Church where the wedding was filmed is lovely and the town very quaint. The drive through the lakes region is worth the price as well as a few hours of your time. You explore Mirabelle Gardens on your own without a guide but they tell you all the main points to be seen as well as a few local attractions that you may want to visit.

  • Rating: 5 “Very enjoyable. The tour guide Peter was great, very very good.”

    Reviewed by Jonathan from cheshire, United States on September 6, 2013 Very pleased.

  • Rating: 5 “Fantastic - Our tour guide Peter was a star, our girls and us loved it”

    Reviewed by Paul from Cheltenham, United Kingdom on August 16, 2013 A truly memorable and fun day out for our children and us! The tour was gentle and made all the better due to the skill of our tour guide Peter and his colleague Mike (the driver). We had a wonderful fun day.

  • Rating: 5 “Brilliant! :)”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Winchester, United Kingdom on August 11, 2013 The tour was excellent, very friendly and jokey tour guide and bus driver. The bus takes you all round Salzburg, including up into the Lake District and to small villages where they did filming. When the tour guide wasn't talking over the microphone, they played the Sound of Music soundtrack, and on the drive back from the Lakes they played a small video about the filming and history. It was very interesting, and met our expectations :)

  • Rating: 5 “great tour guide and fabulous scenery”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Linlithgow, United Kingdom on August 10, 2013 I had seen great reviews about Peter the tour guide online, and were lucky enough to get him. He kept us very entertained with an informative and humorous commentary. I've always wanted to come on the Sound of Music tour and was so excited that I finally made it - I loved it!

  • Rating: 4 “Fantastic tour of the city”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Hong Kong, Hong Kong on August 5, 2013 Would have liked to have spent more time at each stop as the sights were just absolutely amazing

  • Rating: 5 “Brilliant”

    Reviewed by Jackie from Frome, United Kingdom on June 28, 2013 Good tour, well organised, excellent tour guide who certainly knew how to entertain

  • Rating: 4 “Good, fun tour of many Sound of Music eat”

    Reviewed by Paul from Tusmore, Australia on June 7, 2013 We enjoyed our 1/2 day tour with Naomi even though the day was average - 9 C and raining non-stop!
    It was a very informative tour with a bit of history & background info about filming & where actors had stayed etc v. interesting. Great to see famous sites & settings. Video at end was most interesting with extra info from Liesl.
    Some music at start (getting on bus) would have built the atmosphere more.
    Thought we could have been taken to few more sites e.g fountain in square, gates of cemetery (near funicular), Abbey, archway Maria ran out through in city.
    Occasionally the repetition of the info and jokes and slight glibness showed in guide's voice.
    A question/feedback time would possibly help to bring some freshness & uniqueness to each tour?
    Sale of the DVD of extra footage mentioned at end of tour would be popular and purchased by me but wasn't made very clear as to how & where this could occur. a sales opportunity missed?

  • Rating: 5 “Excelent”

    Reviewed by Emilio from Oakland, United States on June 6, 2013 Great guide, Driver, Datailed explanation of the whole tour

  • Rating: 4 “Time saving”

    Reviewed by Salah from Wien, Austria on June 3, 2013 The tour was good our guide was perfect helpful gave us informations about what to do and where to go in Salzburg he will save you the time

  • Rating: 3 “Tour guide more interesting than the tour places themselves :)”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Wilson, Australia on May 24, 2013 Your guide is more interesting and entertaining than the actual tour sites! But still worth it for basic history of Salzburg and good information about the movie!

  • Rating: 4 “A fun tour”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Essendon, Australia on May 16, 2013 The guide was excellent - great personality and extremely knowledgable!

  • Rating: 5 “Wonderful”

    Reviewed by Peter from Reading, United Kingdom on April 30, 2013 We really had a good afternoon the guide And driver were very good and told us lots of information was one of the best afternoons to be had

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  • “Amusing, stunning scenery and not too cheesey!”

    “Worth doing”

    Jennifer from Salisbury, United Kingdom


    “My family and I had a wonderful time taking in the sights and seeing the beautiful places. The history of the place was great to see as well.”


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