Private Tour- The Hills are Alive and Hallstatt

Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 3 reviews)


This 8-hour Tour combines the original locations from the world-famous musical “The Sound of Music” with the World Heritage Village Hallstatt. On this comprehensive 8-hour tour, see many of the original locations featured in the “Sound of Music” movie in the city and Salzkammergut lake area and experience the World Heritage Site Hallstatt, one of the most beautiful lakeside villages of the World. 

  • Explore UNESCO–listed Hallstatt 
  • Visit the original Sound of Music locations
  • Hassle-free round-trip from your Salzburg hotel 

8 hours

Private Tour

640 .00

Tour Overview

Be ready for pickup at 10.00 am at your Salzburg hotel. Make yourself comfortable in your comfortable touring vehicle

Start your sightseeing day with the castle Leopoldskron. Admire the view of the lake, castle, and fortress in the background. Leopoldskron was used as the von Trapp family home in Sound of Music.

Your next stop will be Hellbrunn Palace. The prince archbishops of Salzburg used it as a place for celebration, pleasure, and rehabilitation. And you can see the Sound of Music Gazebo (16 going 17) in the park of the Palace Hellbrunn.

After a short drive from Salzburg, you’ll reach the castle of Fuschl. Capture a picture of the castle with the emerald-green Lake Fuschlsee as its backdrop, before heading on to St. Gilgen with Lake Wolfgang, the next photo stop.

The next Sound of Music location is waiting for you the St. Michael’s Church in Mondsee, which they used as the wedding church.

Your journey continues to Hallstatt via Bad Ischl and Bad Goisern. Having reached Hallstatt and the highlight of this full-day tour, your private guide will point out the must-sees of Hallstatt to you, which include a beautiful photo spot of Hallstatt, Charnel House (Bone House), Hallstatt Museum, Hallstatt Waterfall “Waldbachstrub”, Hallstatt’s local residence area and more. You will have 2 hours to explore Hallstatt and all these sites on your own as well as to have lunch in one of the great lakeside restaurants in Hallstatt (at your own expense).

After eight hours exploring one of Austria’s best sightseeing regions, your private tour will conclude with drop-off at your Salzburg city hotel.


  • Private transportation
  • Pick up and drop off in Salzburg
  • 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.

Fantastic Sound of Music memories and beautiful Hallstatt

Rated 5 out of 5
March 19, 2022

This is a must-do experience for any Sound of Music fan. Informative about both the film and Salzburg and the lakeside-village of Hallstatt. Awe-inspiring sights and a fantastic day in general! If I ever return to Salzburg, I will take this tour again. I cannot suggest it highly enough!


The Sounds of Salzburg

Rated 5 out of 5
October 2, 2021

Tripadvisor review

Review for Patrick

If you have fond memories of The Sound of Music movie/ musical and you’d enjoy touring the sites around Salzburg MCM tours is a great option for you and your family

Patrick , our guide,was friendly, young and enthusiastic about meeting new people as well as sharing his beloved Salzburg with his tour guests. Patrick had a well planned out itinerary showing us the major Sound of Music “must-sees” yet he customized the day to include sites, stops and interesting facts to keep everyone in our group engaged

We had a wonderful 2 hour stop at Halstead where we could explore and relax “on our own”.

Our group highly recommends MCM tours and Patrick to anyone who wants to spend the day with a knowledgeable, personable guide who is well prepared to help your day be successful and fun!

Kenneth A

Truly an unforgettable experience

Rated 5 out of 5
November 4, 2019

Tripadvisor review

We booked the half day city tour and the sound of music tour and were extremely satisfied with both. We were driven through the countryside with breathtaking views and the mountain roads, learning a lot about the area as well as some German words at the same time. Big thanks to our guide Patrick, for making our trip to Salzburg unforgettable. His ever so jovial and enthusiastic attitude made the tour even more enjoyable. He also has a great sense of humour, never failing to entertain us during the whole trip. He caught on earlier that we loved taking our own sweet time taking photos, so he made sure we had plenty of time for photostops. I would highly recommend MCM tours to anyone visiting Salzburg and wanting to take the road less travelled in addition to getting the best experience out of their stay in Salzburg.