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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 Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

    2. 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.

  • Salzkammergut: Salt Mine, Lakes, and Mountain Tour

    3. Salzkammergut: Salt Mine, Lakes, and Mountain Tour

    Take a breathtaking ride from the city of Salzburg into the Bavarian Alps along the Kings Lake-Ache up to the Obersalzberg, where the second headquarters of Third Reich used to be. Afterward, continue to the highlight of the tour, which is the 500-year-old Berchtesgaden salt mine. Slip into traditional miners’ clothes and take the miners’ train deep into the mountain. Experience the fascinating underground world of the salt-miners and discover the charm of the magnificently illuminated subterranean landscape. Take the slides down to the salt lake, which you will cross by boat. After this unique tour, explore the little picturesque town of Berchtesgaden and taste some Bavarian specialties. Leave Salzburg once more and pass by Lake Fuschl and Castle Fuschl. Explore the little town of St. Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born. In the summer (May 1st to October 26th) enjoy a 45-minute boat...

    the tours were interesting and is worth the money. there were 2 diff tour guides for the different but both Thomas and Leo are very friendly. they speak good eng as well.

  • Hallstatt: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with Photographer

    4. 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.

  • Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

    5. 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

    6. 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

    7. 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...

  • Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

    8. Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

    Depart Vienna and travel to the historic city of Melk in Lower Austria. See the Benedictine abbey that contains the tomb of St. Coloman of Stockerau, along with the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, the first dynasty of Austria. Go to the top of the abbey to get a great view of Melk and its surrounding gardens. Continue further into the Lake District and drive through the beautiful towns of the Wachau Valley, such as Bad Ischl. Stop in Hallstatt, famous for its salt production dating back to prehistoric times and a cultural heritage that links some of the oldest civilizations of Europe. Move on to the birthplace of Mozart in the beautiful city of Salzburg. Admire the historic Hohensalzburg Fortress atop the Festungsberg, and discover the busy shopping street of Getreidegasse, with the house where Mozart was born at number 9. Return to Vienna or get the option to sta...

    The tour was nice, Norbert was very kind, polite and patience. He fetch us with VW Phaeton which was a comfortable car, clean and well maintained. In total the tour was 14 hours just to see Hallstatt and Salzburg. He never counting on the hours. He just keep going and entertained us. Show us many things and explained it well. He brought us to the good Italian restaurant in Salzburg, he knew good food too.

  • From Salzburg: Lakes & Mountains in Salzkammergut

    9. From Salzburg: Lakes & Mountains in Salzkammergut

    A journey to the impressive lake and mountain region of the ‘Salzkammergut’ with its stunning landscapes – incl. boat cruise (May to October) across the beautiful Wolfgang Lake. With this tour we will enchant you with the ‘Land of Music’. Travelling via Hof and Fuschl our first stop will be in St Gilgen before travelling a little further on to St Wolfgang. There you will find many delights including the local church with its famous winged altar from the 15th century by Michael Pacher and the Hotel White Horse Inn - the setting for the famous operetta ‘Im Weissen Rössl’. On the return journey you will pass the picturesque Krottensee and the Castle of Hüttenstein then via the Scharfling pass along the shores of the Mondsee (Moon Lake), passing the town of the same name once famous for its Monastery. Then continuing back to Salzburg city.

    Perfect chance to see outside of the city centre. Stopped in amazing places with good photo opportunities, the perfect weather helped. The coffee and cake stop was a welcome alternative to the boat trip. The tour guide Lizabeth was brilliant, really informative and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend. Only confusion that the ticket said Gray Line tours, but was actually through Panorama. Good saving through this website. Poorly organised at the start getting people into minibuses but fine afterwards

  • From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Tour

    10. 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 o...

    This tour enabled us to visit some very beautiful locations in Austria. It was the highlight of our trip - magnificent!

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What people are saying about Salzkammergut

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 121 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