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
Sound of Music Private Tour
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.

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  • 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.

Karen F
Karen F
Wonderful What a wonderful tour! Patrick is a wealth of information about the area. We stopped at a number of places to take pictures of the most gorgeous scenery on the way to Hallstatt. He made a reservation at a lovely restaurant in Hallstatt where we ordered traditional Austrian food. Patrick took care of every detail. He was so easy to talk to and was eager to answer all our questions and offered recommendations of places in Salzburg to eat. Great private tour
Victoria S
Victoria S
AMAZING Amazing! The tour guide was absolutely fabulous and the town! Just WOW! Most stunning place I’ve ever been! Defo will go next time!
Hallstatt - a gem of a place Fantastic tour and Patrick was very knowledgeable and kind and courteous! Definitely recommend the drive to Hallstatt…beautiful and unique in its own way. A great day out for everyone.
Chris T
Chris T
Immersive & Engaging Started with a no fuss booking with Manfred who gave the good advise to start at 9am rather than 10am to capture as much daylight. Patrick our guide was fun, informative and accomodative. Took us to local detours to see a waterfall and gave us lots of little tips along the way. Would highly recommend.
Henrik N
Henrik N
Excellent Great tour and great friendly guide. 👌🏻 Highly recommended!!!! Would definitely use again. 👍🏻👍🏻
Highly recommend This was a wonderful experience for our group of 6! Patrick kindly stopped at several beautiful lake view photo ops along the way before we went to the salt mine (entry fee not included) and Hallstat. Everyone had fun at the salt mine, and we enjoyed a nice meal overlooking the lake thanks to Patrick's recommendation in Hallstat, a charming little town. The door-to-door service from our Salzburg hotel was fantastic.
Steve A
Steve A
Perfect Day Trip From Munich Outstanding!!! Patrick was the perfect guide. We were staying in Munich, Patrick is based in Salzburg and drove to Munich to pick us up (that’s how this tour works), so we had a Salzburg expert taking us around Salzburg. We picked the return train option for the end of the day, and Patrick walked us into the station, bought the tickets, and guided us to the platform to return to Munich. Honestly the train return was best as we slept. This is the perfect Munich day trip! Patrick is a rock star tour guide.
Tim A
Tim A
Excellent trip The view was amazing and I think we have the best time of the year for the trip. At beginning of the October colors of the trees were amazing. I stayed two days in Salzburg Austria at Hous am Moss, Cleanness of the place and relaxed atmosphere were amazing. Helpful owners even arrange an early breakfast so we could catch the plane from Munich. Thank you
Pamela B
Pamela B
Sound of Music/Lake District/Hallstatt Not sure if this was the same tour we were on, but we had Patrick as our guide and Manfred as our driver for this personal Sound of Music tour on our way to Hallstatt. It was the highlight of our trip to Austria!We decided while visiting our daughter, who was studying abroad in Vienna, to visit Salzburg as well. My husband got us this tour and we all thoroughly enjoyed it!! We have so many pictures, I can't add all of them. Patrick provided so much detail and insight into Austria for us! It was wonderful.I highly recommend!!
Kira .
Kira .
Beautiful Town, Excellent Guide! Our family very much enjoyed our day trip to Hallstatt. The little stops along the way made the trip extra special. The scenery and foliage were just gorgeous.Patrick was a fantastic guide- very friendly and knowledgeable. He gave us really helpful advice on how to spend the remainder of our time in Salzburg. I highly recommend this tour, and I would not hesitate to book again with them in the future.