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Our most recommended Upper Austria 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.

  • Linz: Private Family-Friendly Historical Walking Tour

    7. Linz: Private Family-Friendly Historical Walking Tour

    Join a family-friendly tour to experience Linz's history and culture in a fun way. See the city's historical sites on a tour adapted to your kids as you discover the legends and fairy tales of Linz Old Town. Choose between a two-hour and a four-hour walking tour. Meet your guide outside arte Hotel Linz, then follow them to the Pöstlingbergbahn Museum. Explore the permanent exhibition on the historic railway with your guide. Let your kids play on the old-school railway carriage as you enjoy the nostalgic atmosphere of this valley station. After having fun at the railway museum, pass the Ars Electronica Center Museum of the Future and cross the Nibelungenbrücke bridge over the Danube River to explore the heart of Linz. See the most important buildings and monuments on the Hauptplatz, such as the Old Town Hall, the spectacular Holy Trinity Column, and the beautiful Neptune Fountain. Enjoy...

  • Literature in Linz: Adalbert Stifter Institute Private Tour

    8. Literature in Linz: Adalbert Stifter Institute Private Tour

    Visit Stifter Haus - Adalbert Stifter Institute to see a permanent exhibition dedicated to the author's personal life and literary legacy. Enjoy exploring memorial rooms dedicated to the pride of Upper Austria’s literature.

    Meet with your private guide in Linz main square and take a short walk to the Adalbert Stifter Institute. See the original furniture, including his marriage bed and death sofa. Admire paintings by him and other artists, including Shifter's “Moon Landscape” and "Landscape Study with Group of Houses and Stream."

    Receive a detailed overview of Stifter’s life and his literary and pictorial work and familiarize yourself with selected examples of other Upper Austrian writers.

    Explore 5 individual rooms in the museum, each commemorating a different time period and theme in literature. The kitchen, dedicated to the Middle Ages, with a theme of “love”...

  • Linz: Pöstlingberg and Old Town Private Tour

    9. Linz: Pöstlingberg and Old Town Private Tour

    Add a touch of adventure to your stay in Linz and go on a mountain excursion to the magical Pöstlingberg Hill. Meet your local guide and take the iconic Pöstlingbergbahn railway. Admire the wonderful woodlands as you reach the observation deck to get amazing views over Linz city. Also, visit Pöstlingbergkirche, the beautiful late Baroque style church that has been attracting pilgrims to Pöstlingberg since the middle 18th century. Choose the 5-hours option to sightsee the Linz Old Town after your short trip to Pöstlingberg. You will explore the most historically relevant and architecturally interesting buildings in the heart of the city. You will stroll through the iconic main square and see the Holy Trinity Column, Old Town Hall, the Old Cathedral, the Castle Park, and the monolithic New Cathedral. Join the 6-hours tour to enhance your Pöstlingberg experience with a ride on the Grot...

  • Salzkammergut: Via Ferrata Climbing Tour at Drachenwand

    10. Salzkammergut: Via Ferrata Climbing Tour at Drachenwand

    Arrive in the parking lot for the Via Ferrata at Gasthof Drachenwand. Meet your certified and experienced guide who will hand out the necessary equipment if required. Afterward, walk for about 30 minutes to the start of the route, for a safety briefing before setting. Start the route with a row of easy climbing sections. Then, follow the path past a small waterfall up to the first lookout point, which already gives a glimpse of the stunning final view. Cross the suspension bridge, which offers you a breathtaking view at 300 meters above the ground. After climbing a total of 560 meters, reach the summit and enjoy a fantastic view of the lakes and the surrounding peaks of the Dachstein massif. Enjoy a short break, then start the descent over Hirschteig. Here, see the Drachenloch, another highlight of the tour, and admire the sight of the deep blue Mondsee. After about 4 hours, arrive bac...

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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