Original Sound of Music Tour
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.
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
Original Sound of Music Tour - Public Tour
Live guide: English
Duration: 4 hours, Wheelchair-accessiblefrom US$ 56.30
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Original Sound of Music Tour - Private Tour
Live guide: English
Duration: 4 hours, Private tour, Wheelchair-accessiblefrom US$ 450.37
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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.
• Free hotel pick-up
• English-speaking guide
• Private vehicle
• Private driver-guide
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Reviewed by Eudore from Dubai, UAE on January 11th, 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?
“Great tour and guide.”
Reviewed by Marguerite from Orlando, United States on December 26th, 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.
“Enjoyed our tour”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from APO, United States on December 23rd, 2013 We enjoyed our tour and would recommend doing this while in Salzburg.
“Relive great sights and music from the movie in it's real world setti.”
Reviewed by Gary from Parkdale, Australia on November 6th, 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.
“A wonderful and fun way to see the beautiful area around Salzburg!”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Fuquay Varina, United States on October 15th, 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.
“Naomi and Lazlo were amazing - tour was a highlight of my Vacation!”
Reviewed by Cathy from Oklahoma City, United States on September 24th, 2013 Outstanding tour! You won't be disappointed!
“A definite must do for all Sound Of Music fans.”
Reviewed by Louise from wakefield, United Kingdom on September 22nd, 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.
“Fun even for non Sound of Music fans”
Reviewed by Jean from Houston, United States on September 16th, 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.
“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 16th, 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.
Reviewed by Janice from Woburn, United States on September 14th, 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.
“Very enjoyable. The tour guide Peter was great, very very good.”
Reviewed by Jonathan from cheshire, United States on September 6th, 2013 Very pleased.
“Fantastic - Our tour guide Peter was a star, our girls and us loved it”
Reviewed by Paul from Cheltenham, United Kingdom on August 16th, 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.
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Winchester, United Kingdom on August 11th, 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 :)
“great tour guide and fabulous scenery”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Linlithgow, United Kingdom on August 10th, 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!
“Fantastic tour of the city”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Hong Kong, Hong Kong on August 5th, 2013 Would have liked to have spent more time at each stop as the sights were just absolutely amazing
Reviewed by Jackie from Frome, United Kingdom on June 28th, 2013 Good tour, well organised, excellent tour guide who certainly knew how to entertain
“Good, fun tour of many Sound of Music eat”
Reviewed by Paul from Tusmore, Australia on June 7th, 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?
Reviewed by Emilio from Oakland, United States on June 6th, 2013 Great guide, Driver, Datailed explanation of the whole tour
Reviewed by Salah from Wien, Austria on June 3rd, 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
“Tour guide more interesting than the tour places themselves :)”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Wilson, Australia on May 24th, 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!
“A fun tour”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Essendon, Australia on May 16th, 2013 The guide was excellent - great personality and extremely knowledgable!
Reviewed by Peter from Reading, United Kingdom on April 30th, 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
“Fantastic! Highly recommend!”
Reviewed by Venetia from Trenton, United States on April 20th, 2013 We thoroughly enjoyed the Sound of Music Tour! Our guide was super and made the afternoon a pleasant one! She imparted lots of wonderful facts and information. The views on the way to Mondsee were breathtaking! Our driver dropped us off right at the train station upon departing, too. We were only in Salzburg for the day but were are so glad we planned our day trip there. Wish we could have stayed an extra day!
“Great Tour, a lot of fun and great sights!”
Reviewed by Michael from Baltimore, United States on April 14th, 2013 My girlfriend and I love the movie the Sound of Music and decided to take this tour while in Salzburg. For fans of the movie, this tour hit all the main spots.
“Great experience, wonderful scenery and a very informative guide.”
Reviewed by Julian from Fareham, United Kingdom on April 13th, 2013 We would thoroughly recommend this tour whether you are an avid Sound of Music fan or not! It provided a much scenic view of Saltzburg and surrounding areas as well as providing a wealth of information along the way. Naomi was a very friendly and informative guide and encouraged a great atmosphere throughout the tour. Although we felt in some places we could have spent a bit longer the overall allowed at each location was, on the whole, sufficient. We later returned to our favourite locations using a Saltzburg Card (which is amazing value for money) to visit additional attractions not included in this tour, but pointed out along the way.
A very enjoyable part of our trip to Saltzburg.
“Very friendly,informative, very good English speaking guide”
Reviewed by Piotr from St. Louis, United States on January 29th, 2013 It was a very informative and enjoyable tour
,Georg is the most friendly,eager and knowledgable tour guide.
We thank him very much
We wanted to put overall rating at 5 stars but the computer would not let us do it
“SUCH A BEAUTIFUL PLACE !!!”
Reviewed by Thomas on January 23rd, 2013 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.
“Corny but fun”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from BELLEVUE HILL, Australia on January 6th, 2013 Good overview corny and cheesy as expected. Should also include brief look at Mirabella gardens which is not included.
“WONDERFUL even if you bever saw the movie the scenery is worth it!”
Reviewed by Judith from Chandler, United States on December 30th, 2012 The tour and guide were excellent- the scenery and stops were breath taking so it didn't matter if you even saw the movie before because all the stops had charm on their own. The tour guide also gives other great info about the culture and people of Austria.
Not to be missed :)
“Comedic guide with right amount of cheese but disappointing otherwise”
Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from New York, United States on November 27th, 2012 The guide was theatrical and comedic, however the tour just took you to the sites of a few film locations that you could have driven to yourself (and you couldn't get up close to any of them except for the gazebo which is now closed) and did not offer any additional 'backstage' or 'behind the scenes' insight that you couldn't already find yourself in any of the Sound of Music books in the souvenir shops (or the internet). The mention of 'apple strudel' is a bit of a gimmick, they just drop you off in a town where the wedding was filmed and leave you to wander around for an hour. "You will find apple strudel at the store on that corner, a store selling cuckoo clocks on that corner..." etc etc. Really?!?! Was recommended by friends who did this tour though I would not recommend to others. For 37 Euros per person, rent a car and drive to the spots yourself.
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“Great Tour, a lot of fun and great sights!”