Best Of Salzburg, Mozart And The Sound Of Music

Experience the music and the unforgettable story of The Sound of Music, visit the home of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and take a guided walk along historic streets on this comprehensive bus tour in Salzburg.

Best of Salzburg, Mozart and The Sound of Music

Music lovers and fans of the classic movie, The Sound of Music will enjoy this scenic tour of Salzburg. Join your guide as you explore the gorgeous countryside near Lake Wolfgangsee before your walking tour of the historic streets of Salzburg. See where Mozart was born and experience the local charm of Salzburg.

Start your all-day guided tour with convenient and comfortable transportation from Vienna. The tours start with a bus ride to Salzburg, during which you can relax and take in the breathtaking sights around you. The Salzkammergut countryside is famous as the iconic scenery during the opening of the Sound of Music. A stop at St. Gilgen gives you a chance to take photos of the view of the stunning Lake Wolfgangsee. Seeing this impressive landscape will help set the stage for your amazing tour of Salzburg. Just as when you watched the movie as a child you know good things are about to come.

Once you arrive in Salzburg, you will stroll along the streets of the historic center of the city. Follow your guide on a walking tour of the best that Salzburg has to offer. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes because there are lots to see. You will be taken to the spot in the gardens of the Mirabell Palace where Maria and the children sang "Do-Re-Mi," where you can join in the tradition of singing and acting out the scene on the same steps and fountain. You will also see the location of where Baron Von Trapp sang Edelweiss at the riding school and horse pond.

Nearby, visit the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Walk down the Getreidegasse, which was the street that Mozart was born and played as a child. It still has the same 18th century feel thanks to narrow streets and charming architecture. A short distance from the birthplace of Mozart, you will see the University Church. While you have some time to explore the city, going inside the University Church will definitely take your breath away with its white interior and gorgeous paintings. Another stop on the tour is St. Peter's Abbey, one of the oldest monasteries in the region. It was founded in 696 and boasts a rich history. During this comprehensive guided tour, you'll also see the majestic Salzburg Cathedral and the Festival Hall.

You will have some time to explore Salzburg on your own. Grab a bite of local fare for lunch on your own, shop for souvenirs, or simply stroll along the storied streets where watching passers-by is its own past time. The tour concludes with transportation back to your starting point. If you're in the mood for a culture that comes with a lot of fun, book your ticket now for this musically-inspired tour of Salzburg.

Please Note: All guests must bring a valid passport. Cruise passengers should select the Novotel Suites Wien City Donau, which is an approximately 15-minute walk from the cruise pier. Pick up from the Novotel Suites Wien City Donau is approximately 1 hour prior to the tour departure from Vienna. The tour duration (not including transportation time) is approximately 13 hours.

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Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
15 Hours
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Tour Leaves From
Public transportation or a taxi (not included, approximately 20 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
Comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles.
All guests must bring a valid passport. Participants must be able to get in and out of the tour vehicle. Guests must be able to walk on paved and cobblestone surfaces, some of which may be uneven or at an incline.
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Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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