Salzburg Private tours

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Salzburg: Original Sound of Music Tour

1. Salzburg: Original Sound of Music Tour

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. Let your guide show you the architectural and historical landmarks of the city and the picturesque Lake District. See 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..

From Salzburg: Romantic Sleigh Ride through the Countryside

2. From Salzburg: Romantic Sleigh Ride through the Countryside

Experience Salzburg's magical snowscape in a novel, unique, and above all, a romantic way. This half-day excursion will take you out of the city to the picturesque village of St Wolfgang. Your horse-drawn sleigh or horse-and-carriage will take you onwards through a winter paradise along breath-taking Lake Wolfgang and romantic woodland. Snuggle down under a warm blanket and enjoy viewing the fairytale landscape in a time-honored way. Afterward, there will still be time for exploring the picturesque town of St Wolfgang having a coffee break, visiting the famous Christmas markets (seasonal), or just by taking a stroll along the lake. If there is no snow, you can nevertheless take a ride in a horse-and-carriage, a wondrous trip through the dreamy countryside around Salzburg that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

3. Salzburg: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Learn the facts and legends of picturesque Salzburg city on a 2-hour private walking tour. Pass by Mirabell Palace, a complex of historic residence built by prince-archbishop Wolf Dietrich with baroque gardens. Also, visit St. Andrew Parish Church and Mozart's Residence. Then discover Medieval tenements and the Rathaus building. Walk along the famous Getreidegasse street and spot Mozart’s Birthplace. Finally, enjoy a great atmosphere at the University Square and marvel at the amazing Kollegienkirche. To explore even more, choose the 3-hour option and visit also St. Peter's Abbey. This medieval monastery has served as the home to monks for over 1,000 years. The church and the abbey have been the spiritual heart of Salzburg. You can take the 4-hour tour and stroll down to reach the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral. The twin spires top this baroque-style 17th-century Cathedral, with a museum housing its sacred treasures. Get inside and see an amazing sculpture ceiling, organs, and great chapels. In the 6-hour version, also visit Hohensalzburg Fortress. Take in absolutely amazing views on top and explore the Main Castle. Inside you will see Princes’ Apartments, the Magic Theater, and the Fortress Museum.

Salzburg: Private City Highlight Tour with a Guide

4. 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.

From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Tour

5. From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel in Vienna, sit back and relax in the comfort of a luxury vehicle as you make your way to the city of Melk. Visit the Benedictine abbey located on a rocky outcrop with spectacular views of the Danube River. See the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau and go to the top of the abbey to get panoramic views of Melk. Drive past pretty lakes and scenic towns such as Bad Ischl. Stop at the beautiful town of Hallstatt on the Hallstätter See, and learn more about its historic salt production. Visit a subterranean salt lake to see the mummy of a prehistoric miner preserved in salt! Next, visit the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the city of Salzburg. Explore the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town, and discover where the legendary movie "The Sound of Music" was filmed. Return to Vienna and get dropped off at your hotel at the end of a memorable day

Salzburg: Austrian Food Tasting with Old Town Private Tour

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

Discover the cuisine native to Austria and the unique characteristics of Salzburg on an exclusive tasting tour that combines sampling delicious dishes with sightseeing in Salzburg Old Town. Get your stomach full and see the historical, cultural, and architectural highlights of the capital of Austria. Pick the 2,5-hour tour to visit one popular local restaurant and a patisserie in Salzburg Old Town, with remarkable sights along the way. Taste a special menu prepared for you including the best authentic dishes from Austria, such as Tafelspitz - beef boiled in traditional Austrian broth. For dessert, try the apple strudel Apfelstrudel or the chocolate cake Sachertorte. Get a full plate of food, one soft drink, a cup of coffee or tea, and have a chance to try the popular Cafe Melange. Listen as your private guide provides interesting historical facts and cultural anecdotes throughout the tour, ensuring that both your mind and body will be satisfied with this exclusive experience. If the 3,5-hour tour is chosen, enjoy food and a sightseeing tour in Salzburg Old Town and discover the amazing flavors and aromas of Austrian cuisine. Visit two restaurants and a patisserie, and try a bigger variety of foods, such as various kinds of Salzburg meats, the chicken dish of Cordon Bleu and a traditional sliced pancake soup, as well as, the authentic Wienerschnitzel, one soft drink, coffee or tea, and one Austrian beer to make the evening more special. Choose the 5-hour option to get a premium experience for food and beer enthusiasts. Stop at four traditional restaurants to enjoy a feast of Austrian hot dishes, meat specialties, soups, and desserts with a soft drink, a cup of coffee or tea, and 8 different beers. Get a taste for popular, regional and craft beers brewed in major and microbreweries across Austria. Learn about local customs around food and beer pairings. In addition, see more amazing sights of Salzburg Old Town, such as the Burgtheater, Minoritenkirche, and Rathausplatz.

The Hills Are Alive Private "Do-Re-Mi" Tour

7. The Hills Are Alive Private "Do-Re-Mi" Tour

On this excursion you will explore Salzburg and its beautiful surroundings on the traces of the world-famous musical “The Sound of Music”. Start your day with a walk through the Mirabell gardens, famous across the world for the Do-Re-Mi scenes filmed here. See the Pegasus fountain, dwarf garden as well as statues from Roman and Greek mythology and stunning, formal patterned flower beds. Drive up to one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the city, immortalised in Do-Re-Mi, with a fantastic view over the entire city of Salzburg and its millennium fortress. Back in your luxury minivan have a photo stop near Maria’s Abbey (Nonnberg Abbey) on your way to Leopoldskron Palace (boat scene and pink lemonade at the terrace). After a short stop at Leopoldskron drive on to the palace of Hellbrunn where you have the chance to visit the original gazebo and gardens. Then, leave the city driving south into the stunning Bavarian mountains where they filmed the opening scene. Now is your chance to spin in a field in the original area from the opening scene of The Hills are Alive. Journey off the beaten track down a scenic country road along the river Salzach and through the narrow gorges of the Lueg pass to Werfen where you will head to the top of the Sound of Music trail, the picnic spot from the movie. Enjoy a short rest here and its magnificent panorama view.  The final part of the tour takes you through the Austrian lake district via the scenic roads, where parts of the opening scene where filmed, and on to the “Sound of Music” wedding cathedral in Mondsee where the romantic wedding scene was filmed.

Private Tour: Werfen World's Largest Ice Caves

8. Private Tour: Werfen World's Largest Ice Caves

Meet your private guide at your Salzburg hotel and get comfortable in a luxury minivan for a 1-hour drive south through the Salzach Valley and the Alps (Tennengebirge). On your way up to the ice caves you will stop to admire Hohenwerfen Castle, an iconic hilltop castle used as the backdrop in many films. After you got your tickets for the ice caves (own expense) your guide will walk with you for around 20 minutes to the cable car, after a breathtaking 3 minute cable car ride you will walk another 20 minutes enjoying beautiful views of the surrounding mountains to the entrance of the Werfen Ice Caves, a vast underground labyrinth of icy caverns extending more than 26 miles (42 km) through the heart of Hochkogel mountain. As this is a private tour, you can tailor the pace to your needs. After experiencing this breathtaking natural wonder, journey on to Golling where you will stop near the fascinating late Gothic pilgrimage church of St. Nikolaus, to visit the beautiful Golling waterfalls, the falls plunge 75 meters down two giant steps into the valley below. The thunderous Golling falls are one of the provinces most attractive and romantic natural monuments.

Salzburg: Skip-the-line Hohensalzburg Fortress Tour

9. Salzburg: Skip-the-line Hohensalzburg Fortress Tour

Explore 1,000 years of history in Hohensalzburg Fortress with an experienced guide. Marvel at the stunning Royal Apartments, see the impressive Golden Hall, and get a panoramic view from the top of the Fortress. Begin your tour of this ancient fortress outside the imposing structure. Snap photos as your guide explains its interesting history. Follow your guide into the massive complex, and enter the beautiful Royal Apartments, built to impress guests and demonstrate power. Continue to the Golden Hall, designed for grand ceremonies and royal parties. Look up to see the beautiful blue wooden ceiling, whose golden joists and buttons give the impression of a starry night sky. In the Arsenal, wonder at the collection of medieval weapons, including rapiers, broadswords, and halberds. Explore the Granary, Bastions, and bedrooms, getting an insider's view into the life of medieval nobility. Finish your tour of the Fortress with a breathtaking funicular ride to the top. Enjoy a 360-degree view of Salzburg, and spot the major sights with the help of your guide. After you've soaked in the view, continue your tour through the Old Town. Discover the magnificent Salzburg Cathedral, Mozartplatz, and marvel at the outstanding Franciscan Church and Collegian Church. Stroll along famous Getreidegasse, Mozart's favorite walking street, and see his birthplace. End your tour of Salzburg with the beautiful facades of the Rathaus and University.

Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

10. Salzburg: Life of Mozart Private Guided Walking Tour

Get to know Salzburg by discovering the hometown of Mozart, along with his life, stories, songs, and symphonies that brought him worldwide fame. Learn about the secrets, legends, and funny stories of Mozart and his family. Marvel at amazing Mirabell Palace and its gardens, where young Wolfgang Mozart with his father and brother used to play. Visit Salzburg State Theatre, which was also attended by the Mozart family. Visit Mozart's Birthplace, a fantastic colorful tenement, which is one of the most visited museums in Austria. Inside, discover items of everyday life, as well as furniture from the 18th century, and feel as if you have personally been transported back to the days of Mozart! Extend the tour to 3 hour to experience an exclusive concert of Mozart's most famous compositions in a beautiful location in Salzburg, including churches, cathedrals and residences.

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Dream come true, Sound of music sights, the majestic alps, pristine lakes, beautiful gardens, charming guide, and best of all a sing along!!! Loved, loved, loved it!

This Sound of Music your was so fun! The guides were amazing and made the 4 hrs packed with fun and information. Would definitely recommend this tour for anyone!

David and Ferdinand were informative, outstanding and funny! We really enjoyed the tour! Thinking of bringing my parents next time. Keep it up! Job well done!

The tour was informative & beautiful, the guide wonderful and we loved hearing about the actual and film sites. Highly recommend!

So much fun for those of us who really love the movie. Great group on the bus too. Guide was too cute