Private Salzburg Tour from Passau
for cruise passengers


Take a shore excursion to Salzburg, a city with a rich history. You’ll explore the world heritage city of Salzburg and take a beautiful drive on off-the-beaten-path roads from Passau to Salzburg.

The city of Salzburg, long ruled by Catholic prince archbishops, is also known as the filming location for the movie Sound of Music. In addition to the locations from Sound of Music, visit the city’s most iconic historical sites.

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site Salzburg
  • Enjoy the drive on off-the-beaten-track roads
  • including Salzburg’s best view point
  • Comprehensive full-day tour with a private local guide from Passau.

8 hours

Private Tour

1,150 .00
Mirabell Gardens
Salzburg - Sound of Music City
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Sound of Music Wedding Church
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Tour Overview

Choose a pick-up time between 8 and 10 am. We will pick you up directly at the pier of the cruise ship. Make yourself comfortable in your comfortable touring vehicle.

Leave Passau and take in the stunning, undiscovered landscape. On your trip from Passau to Mondsee, where you will have time to visit the Sound of Music Wedding Church, stop for photos at a few secret locations. Next is Salzburg, the highlight on that private tour from Passau.

Start your tour of Salzburg by going to the Mirabell Gardens, which were also the setting for numerous scenes during the song “Do-Re-Mi” in the renowned film Sound of Music. Pass by Mozart’s home and birthplace as you continue through Salzburg’s old town.

A visit to Salzburg’s best viewpoint is the old town’s top attraction. All the must-see locations will be pointed out by your personal guide from there.

The rococo palace Leopoldskron, used by the Prince Archbishops of Salzburg, is located a little south of the city’s center and is encircled by an artificial lake. Ten outdoor scenes were shot here to represent the von Trapp Family home during the 1964 Salzburg filming of the Sound of Music.

Hellbrunn Palace is the next significant location. The archbishops of Salzburg used Hellbrunn as a retreat. It served as a venue for celebration, leisure, and healing for the prince archbishops. Hellbrunn, a vacation home with a sizable park and water features, was used by the bishops.

Return to the old city. Now, explore the historical old town center of Salzburg by your own and enjoy lunch in one of the many Austrian restaurants. After about 2 hours meet your guide again and start your return trip to Passau, Linz or any other port, in case the ship was moving during the day.

Photo Gallery


  • Private transportation
  • Pick up in Passau and drop off in Passau or Linz, or some other port
  • Air-conditioned luxury minivan


  • Food and Drinks

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the tour for a full refund. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the tour’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Anne G
Anne G
A 10 out of 10 tour & guide I had high expectations for this tour but the scenery, our guide and the castles surpassed everything. Our guide Patrick was beyond excellent; knowledgeable, friendly and on every detail went the extra mile e.g. in the morning we stopped at the Gollinger waterfall which was an unexpected but beautiful treat. And then at lunchtime he'd made a reservation for us on the off chance at a hotel local to the Eagles Nest. We had a fantastic meal sitting on the roof terrace with views of the castle in a restaurant we would never have found ourselves. In addition Patrick had collected pictures, information & anecdotes which further enhanced the whole experience. It was a glorious day weather wise & I cannot praise Patrick highly enough. If you enjoy history, scenery and want a charming, knowledgeable & entertaining guide then this is the tour for you.
Tiziana A
Tiziana A
Fantastica Visita eccezionale con foto fantastiche, camminata comoda per il sentiero nel bosco. Magnifica esperienza da rifare
Claire C
Claire C
great outing. perfect for everyone. great guide. guide was great. stunning scenery. would do again. perfect for all ages. loved the town. highly recommend.
Wonderful Private Tour with Patrick My husband and I had a wonderful day with Patrick visiting Eagle’s Nest, Berchtesgaden and Ramsau and we would highly recommend a private tour with him. Patrick was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and full of interesting information. He went above and beyond in sharing stories about the area and answering all of our questions. He even went out of his way to show us a couple of extra sites that weren’t part of the planned tour. We are so glad we did the private tour instead of a group tour. Our day with Patrick was our favorite part of our 10 day trip to Munich, Vienna and Salzburg.
Exceeded expectations! Fantastic! What an outstanding day. Do NOT second guess booking this. Worth every penny and was a favorite day of our two week trip. Patrick made us feel like a local showing us the off beaten path to unbelievably beautiful locations. He made lunch reservations at the most picturesque restaurant in Hallstatt and provided the most relaxing adventure. We then headed to the Eagle’s Nest and his knowledge and guidance could not be matched. I cannot say enough about how much my husband and I enjoyed Patrick and the day he provided. We are already planning our return trip and 100% will request a day with Patrick again. You will not regret booking this!!
Great way to see Hallstatt! This was an excellent tour! Our tour guide Patrick picked us up promptly, and drove us to several beautiful spots on the way to Hallstatt. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and enjoyable. Hallstatt was a picture perfect town. Per Patrick’s recommendations, we rented an electric boat to go out on the lake, and had lunch at the Gruner Baum Terrace restaurant. Patrick met us at the other end of town and dropped us back at our apartment. I highly recommend this tour and Patrick!
deborah d
deborah d
Salt Mine, Berchtesgaden and Bavarian Mountain highlights This tour was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Austria. Our guide Manfred was on time picking us up and was full of interesting information during the day. Manfred went out of his way to show our family of 4 (including 2 teenage boys) beautiful and interesting sights. Manfred had made our reservations in advance for the Salt Mine (AMAZING tour) and lunch and was also very adaptable to adjust our schedule when the weather shifted. We truly saw more off the beaten path highlights and interesting little stops that we never would have encountered otherwise. In addition, Manfred went out of his way to help us secure dinner reservations in Salzburg at local hotspots. This tour was fabulous and our family highly recommends it!!!
Great Tour Group. They make it soooo easy! MCM Tours and Travel were very accommodating from the start. They were prompt in answering my emails prior to our trip and making suggestions that would work for my family of 5. We chose to tour the Eagle's Nest from Salzburg, on a Sunday. We wanted to go to the 8:30am mass first at the Cathedral. Patrick picked us up promptly at 10am right outside the cathedral at Mozartplatz (Mozart Square). His van fit us comfortably, and it was very clean. He spoke very good and clear English. From there we went to the Salt Mine Tour. We weren't planning on doing the salt mine, but we had our 3 young adult children that range from 19 to 25, Patrick recommended it and a friend from home said it was fun plus it was raining, so we decided to do it. It was surprisingly fun. I'm glad Patrick suggested it. From there we drove to the Eagle's Nest looking at beautiful scenery and listening to the history of the area from our guide. I always like private tours. You get to learn about the history, but also present day "real" life from your guide. What it's like to live in Austria today, his life and family etc... Before the Eagle's Nest we wanted to stop for lunch and Patrick guided us to a lovely rooftop restaurant called Restaurant Panorama in Berchtesgaden. It had wonderful views of the Alps and the Eagle's Nest. Wouldn't have known about it if it wasn't for Patrick. After lunch, we proceeded to the Eagle's Nest. Patrick made it very easy for us to get the tix and the bus up the mountain. He came along and provided info about the place and had us go outside on the terrace first because he knew the rain would be coming. It's just easy when you have a guide. You struggle with the travel of getting to a foreign country, all the luggage, the language barrier and all the other unknowns. It's just easy when you have someone as kind and knowledgeable taking care of you along the way. I would definitely recommend this tour and this tour group. They provide a great product and great service. Worth the money.
Best tour ever - don't miss this one! Hallstatt is absolutely stunning, and our guide - Patrick - was amazing. Professional, knowledgeable, funny, and responsive to our in-the-moment requests. He knows the area very well (he grew up there) and even our most unexpected questions led to a terrific story or example. Each stop was better than the last. Next time we're in Salzburg, we will 100% choose another tour with MCM and Patrick!
Mike E
Mike E
Amazing day! Patrick, our guide, did an incredible job. He was very knowledgeable and we learned so much. We would highly recommend him.