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  • Original Sound of Music Tour

    1. 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. 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 fil...

    David was our tour guide. He was enthusiastic when sharing his knowledge of The Sound of Music. His sense of humor was fantastic. Evo was our driver and he played along with David. They make a great team.

  • From Vienna: Full Day Trip to Hallstatt and Salzkammergut

    2. From Vienna: Full Day Trip to Hallstatt and Salzkammergut

    Depart Vienna and journey by bus into the Austrian Alps to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Salzkammergut, famous for its scenic lakes, limestone mountains and historic castles. Continue to the beautiful village of Hallstatt on the Hallstätter See and learn more about the development of the village and its salt production industry, dating back to prehistoric times.  Next, climb aboard a boat and cruise across the tranquil waters of the Hallstätter See. Get some free time to explore the village on your own before making your way back to Vienna.

    taxy picked me and my son from the hotel to the meeting point, which was very comfortable. the bus was great and very spacious. our travell guide was nice and pro and the ride was interesting, we had i stop on each direction on very expensive restaurants. the cruise was short but beautifull, like al of our stay in halstat.

  • From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

    3. From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

    Depart from Salzburg and get amazing views of Austria's lake district as you travel by coach to the beautiful town of Hallstatt. On the way, you will pass Lake Fuschl, where the headquarters of a world-famous energy drink are located, and make a quick photo stop of the magnificent view over the town of St. Gilgen, Lake Wolfgang, and the surrounding mountains of the Salzkammergut. Afterward, you will continue your trip along Lake Wolfgang and be astonished by the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage landscape. You will pass through a number of charming villages on the 1.5-hour drive to Hallstatt. Once you arrive in Hallstatt, you will have 2.5 hours of free time to explore the breathtaking city and the surroundings. During the journey to Hallstatt. you will be given information about the city and the Salzkammergut, as well as organizational information such as the meeting point, the sight...

    Mountains and lakes of Salzkammergut region were unforgettable, and Hallstatt beautiful. We were not satisfied with the guide. She was more driver than guide, and we missed important part of the tour because of lack of clear information.

  • Salzburg: The Original Sound of Music Tour

    4. Salzburg: The Original Sound of Music Tour

    Discover the hills that have been alive to the Sound of Music since 1967. This 4-hour tour of the famous movie’s locations whisks you around the historical city of Salzburg, then departs for the breathtaking mountainous landscape of Salzkammergut. Traveling with, Albus, the company involved with the original filming, you will be guided around The Mirabell Gardens – where the famous “Do-Re-Mi” singing scene took place – and the 17th-Century Hellbrunn Palace, where Rolf and Liesl sang "16 going on 17," and Maria and the Baron sang “Something Good.” Heading for the mountainous landscape of Salzkammergut, you will stop off at the idyllic Palace of Leopoldskron, the Benedictine monastery of Nonnberg Abbey, Lake Wolfgang, and the cloister church in Mondsee, where Maria walked down the aisle to meet the Baron at the altar. As well as providing a glimpse into a timeless movie, the tour also t...

    As it was quiet a rainy day, it was nice to travel in the minibus with a knowledgeable guide! Lots of information not only about TSOM but also about Austria and the Von Trapp family.

  • Hallstatt: Popular and Hidden Spots City Game

    5. Hallstatt: Popular and Hidden Spots City Game

    Discover Hallstatt, learn its fascinating history, and visit its attractions while you solve clues around town. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problem and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Receive all instructions via email after booking, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Play as a group and solve the clues together, or split into smaller teams and compete against the others. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to go at your own pace.

  • Hallstatt: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with Photographer

    6. Hallstatt: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with Photographer

    After meeting your local guide, listen to some general information and historical facts about this small Austrian village. Then, walk to the Badeinsel, an artificial island with a spectacular view of the lake and the historic town center. Take incredible photos which will wow your family, friends, and social media followers. Next, hike up the Salzberg Trail to the Mühlbach Wasserfall until you reach the historic center of the town. Take look at the Bone House of Hallstatt and learn about the unique burial traditions of this region. End the tour by taking in the iconic postcard views of the waterfront and city. During the whole tour, your guide will take complimentary pictures which will be edited and uploaded into a private Dropbox folder on the same day the tour takes place.

    The tour was so great. We walked all around learning local fun facts and history while stopping briefly for great photo ops. The town is beautiful and I couldn’t recommend this tour more. Our photos were delivered the same day, edited and very professional.

  • Salzburg: City and Country Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    7. Salzburg: City and Country Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Situated at the northern boundary of the Alps, the Baroque city of Salzburg boasts a glorious natural setting. On this 5.5-hour trip you will experience both city and country in a fusion of 2 popular tours, covering both the historic city center and the lakes and mountains that surround it. First you will experience the city that gave us Mozart and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Starting from the early 17th-Century Palace of Mirabell, you will get a 90-minute tour that includes the Mozarteum (University of Music), one of the world’s most prestigious music academies, the Marionette Theatre, and Mozart’s Wohnhaus, where the composer lived for many years. Cross over the Salzach River, once a major transport route, to enjoy magnificent city views, before following the river along part of the old fortifications and past the Law Courts to Hellbrunn Palace. On the way back to the city ...

    The tour guides, the driver, the group are all great! However there are 3 minor hiccups: 1. The meeting point confirmed in the confirmation was incorrect, I was sent to a different booth; 2. The starting time of the tour confirmed in the confirmation was incorrect, 15 minutes delay; 3. The first part of the exclusion was confirmed in English but at the end it was conducted in bilingual: English and German.

  • Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

    8. Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

    Summer in the Salzkammergut: The Salzkammergut area has long been a dream destination for Austrian royalty. From Emperor Franz Joseph and his court in Bad Ischl to Salzburg's Prince-Bishops in Jagdschloss Fuschl. The picturesque landscapes of Salzburg, Upper Austria, and Steiermark will indeed fascinate. Visit the "Mozart Village" of St. Gilgen, the home of Mozart's mother and enjoy a 25-minute boat tour to St. Wolfgang (Boat tours are seasonal from 01 May to 26 October). In the town of St. Wolfgang visit the famous Gothic altar of Michael Pacher and enjoy a coffee break at a world-class restaurant, "Im Weissen Rössl." The drive back to Salzburg leads past the Krottensee and castle Hüttenstein as well as the Mondsee, which is surrounded by spectacular mountains. All in all, an unforgettable experience. From 27 October through 30 April, in place of the boat tour, you are warmly invite...

    I was the only signed up for the tour so they couldn’t carry it out. They only told me when I turned up for it on that day. I was offered the ‘Sound of Music’ tour instead I accepted it though what I wanted was to see the lakes David, our guide on the Sound of Music’ tour is exceptional in his dedication and capability. He made the tour 5 STAR!

  • Private Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

    9. Private Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

    Start your journey travelling through the famous UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Region Salzkammergut (Lake Area) passing many picturesque villages en route until you arrive at Hallstatt the ‘Pearl of the Salzkammergut’. Well-known by its breath-taking beauty, Hallstatt is considered by many visitors as one of the most beautiful lake side villages in the World. Spending about 2 hours in Hallstatt, it is hard to know where to start. You may explore the old town visiting the world-famous Bone House behind the Catholic Church or turn back time at the local museum – since a whole era of mankind was named after Hallstatt, the so called Hallstatt Period (800 BC – 400 BC).  Take a leisurely lakeside walk seeing houses above you cling onto the mountainside, pass by the Mühlbach waterfalls or experience the magnificent “World Heritage View”, 360 meters above town, on the Hallstatt sky walk! Hall...

  • Original Sound of Music Tour with Schnitzel + Noodles

    10. Original Sound of Music Tour with Schnitzel + Noodles

    Discover on the Original Sound of Music Tour the famous filming locations in Salzburg where the mountains are still filled with music. Follow the footsteps of Maria while touring the breathtaking landscape of the Salzkammergut, during a 4-hour live guided tour, and learn more about the background stories of the film making. See the famous Gazebo where Rolf and Liesl sang " 16 going on 17 ", enjoy a photo stop at Schloss Leopoldskron, then continue to Lake Wolfgang and the Mondsee Wedding Chapel, where Maria walked along the aisle to meet the baron at the altar. You can treat yourself to a 3 course Sound of Music Menu after the tour at the renowned traditional Restaurant Herzl serving authentic Austrian cuisine and local specialties. Enjoy your Schnitzel and Noodles where  numerous musicians and artists including Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer,  Leo...

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What people are saying about Salzkammergut

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 185 reviews

The guide, Alenka (I hope I spelt the name right) was delightful, fun, personable and made the trip fun and memorable. Some of the visitors on the van were amazing singers and made the trip even better. If you are ever in Salzburg, take the tour! Thankful!

David was our tour guide. He was enthusiastic when sharing his knowledge of The Sound of Music. His sense of humor was fantastic. Evo was our driver and he played along with David. They make a great team.

It's a must for people like me who grew up watching this movie on a regular basis.

Guide Peter was too good He made the tour rock. Memorable Please don’t miss it.

Great insides to the city and the movie. Definitely worth it