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Our most recommended Upper Austria Theme Tours

  • 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.

  • Salzburg: The Original Sound of Music Tour

    2. 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.

  • Passau/Bad Griesbach: Schärding Walking Tour

    3. Passau/Bad Griesbach: Schärding Walking Tour

    Following a bus ride through some unbelievable landscapes, you'll arrive to Schärding. Benefiting from its location by the Inn River, Schärding became a center of trade for goods and wares of all different kinds. The area around the current town has been inhabited since the Neolithic period. From this period of time you'll be able to see the buildings of the Silberzeile. Following your sightseeing tour, you can take the opportunity to sample a typical Austrian coffee whilst enjoying the famous Austrian coffeehouse culture. The Inn River forms the border with the neighboring German state of Bavaria. Directly opposite the town on the Bavarian side of the river is Neuhaus am Inn, which is accessible via two bridges.

  • Original Sound of Music Tour with Schnitzel + Noodles

    4. 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...

  • Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour

    5. Sound of Music & Salt Mines Tour

    Start with the salt mines and take a breathtaking ride from the city of Salzburg into the Bavarian Alps along the Kings Lake-Ache passing the Obersalzberg, where the second headquarters of the Third Reich used to be.  Afterwards, the tour continues to its highlight – the 490 year old salt mines at Berchtesgaden. 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 be crossing by boat. After this 2-hour unique tour you will have the opportunity to explore the little picturesque town of Berchtesgaden tasting some Bavarian specialties.  After a short break go to the Sound of Music Tour - a wonderful ride with amazing views! Tour the picturesque World Heritage ...

    Two separate tours with two tour guides. Both were very knowledgeable and kept us well entertained for each 4hr section.

  • Salzburg Sound of Music & Salt Mines Combined Tour Package

    6. Salzburg Sound of Music & Salt Mines Combined Tour Package

    Visit locations from the 1965 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music in both the city of Salzburg and the famous Salzkammergut Lakes and Mountains Region, plus a tour to the historical Salt Mines. Travel into the beautiful mountain area south-west of Salzburg, the area Maria von Trapp called her "home away from home." Let your guides enchant you with the local history then take a trip into the underworld caverns of the Salt Mines. Learn the amazing history of how salt gave this area its economic wealth. You'll see all the highlights of the area made famous by The Sound of Music, as well as visiting the salt mines. This full day gives you an unforgettable insight into the story of Maria von Trapp, plus the wonders of Austrian nature at her best. A full day of fun, amazement, history, and adventure.

    Interesting, fun and great value. So well organised, our two tour guides David and Wolfgang were brilliant.

  • Salzburg: Private Sound of Music Tour Full or Half-Day

    7. Salzburg: Private Sound of Music Tour Full or Half-Day

    The 1965 musical The Sound of Music was a worldwide hit, using stunning settings that were as captivating as the storyline itself, and this tour gives you the chance to explore some of them first-hand. After breakfast at one of the film sites — the Leopoldskron Palace — you will see the gazebo in the gardens of Hellbrunn Palace, and take a tour of the actual Villa Trapp. The tour continues to the picturesque alpine village of Werfen, where you will follow in Maria’s footsteps on the Sound of Music hiking trail, where the famous opening scene was shot, with its breathtaking views. Afterwards, there is an optional lunch (35 Euros) at Obauer, one of the most exclusive restaurants in Europe, recognized as outstanding by the French Guide Gault Millau. After lunch, visit the spectacular Hohenwerfen Fortress, not only part of The Sound of Music but also a location in the 1968 film Where Eagle...

  • Linz Old Town Private Walking Tour and Cruise

    8. Linz Old Town Private Walking Tour and Cruise

    Discover the rich history of Linz with a private guide. See the best Old Town highlights and embark on a relaxing cruise along the Danube River to discover Linz’s culture, industry, and nature. Meet your guide at the main square and stroll up the narrow Hofgasse street with lovely pastel buildings towards the Linz Castle. Pass through the castle’s inner courtyard to get to the Castle Park for a nice view of Linz and Pöstlingberg across the river.

    Walk to the Landhaus, a magnificent 16th-century Renaissance building with a lovely courtyard. Enjoy its stylish architecture and interesting commentary from your guide. Further down you will reach Austria’s largest church, the monolithic neo-gothic New Cathedral, also known as Mariendom. See the Baroque highlight of Linz’s Old Town - the Old Cathedral, which marks the city’s skyline with its two towers topped with onion domes. At t...

  • Linz: Private Guided Cycling Tour

    9. Linz: Private Guided Cycling Tour

    Explore the most popular urban highlights and get a taste of nature on a cycling tour of Linz. Enjoy an exciting ride with a local who will show you the way around the town. Stay active while taking an unforgettable tour of this Austrian gem. Rent a professional bike in the city center and cycle past the Stadtpfarrkirche Church to the lovely 17th-century Old Cathedral. Move through Linz's main square, the Hauptplatz. See all of the interesting landmarks here, such as the Old Town Hall, Neptune Fountain, and the Holy Trinity Column. Cycle towards Linz Castle, passing by the narrow streets featuring stylish white and pastel houses. Take a short break to admire the beautiful views across the Danube River at Castle Park. Pass by the old Martinsor stone gate and get to the Landhausplatz. Ride through the Landhaus inner passage to admire this historic government building from both sides. ...

  • Linz: Magical Christmas Tour

    10. Linz: Magical Christmas Tour

    See how the city of Linz celebrates Christmas on this tour of the best festive locations and Christmas markets in town. Discover a wide variety of Austrian traditions and customs, including a range of seasonal products such as the traditional Glühwein. Witness some of the city's most important sights and beautifully decorated locations as you follow your professional local guide around the streets of the Old Town. Listen to festive anecdotes and discover interesting facts about Christmas time in Linz. Experience the city from a unique perspective as you admire some of the Old Town's most iconic locations lit up by Christmas lights. At the markets, sample some of Austria's most renowned festive delicacies or sip on a glass of mulled wine as you soak up Linz's charming festive atmosphere.

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What people are saying about Upper Austria

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