Salzburg City Tour from Vienna including the Salzkammergut Lake District


Private tour from Vienna to Salzburg covering the Salzkammergut Lake District and the city of Salzburg, including all Sound of Music filming locations in both the city and the Salzkammergut Lake District.

The most stunning views in Austria are only so close together in the Salzkammergut Lake District and in the lovely city of Salzburg.

  • Take in the scenery as you travel from Vienna to Salzburg
  • Pick-up from your Vienna hotel and drop-off at your Salzburg hotel are included
  • An exclusive private tour to Hallstatt begins in Vienna and ends in Salzburg

8 hours

Private Tour

1,150 .00
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Tour Overview

Board your luxurious tour vehicle at the 10:00 am pick-up and get ready for the trip.

Take in the landscape as you pass through the Lake District; the first lake, Lake Traunsee, is situated on the way to Salzburg and is around 600 feet deep. To get to the first lake in the Salzkammergut Lake District from Vienna, it takes around 2 1/2 hours. Admire the splendor of the view across the Lake from Unterach, a small town where the famous painter Gustav Klimt created many of his most well-known works.

After that, a visit to the Sound of Music Wedding Church in Mondsee is on the agenda. If you’d like, you can stop for a quick cup of coffee and then travel on to Salzburg.

Start your Salzburg city tour with the Hellbrunn palace (17th-century prinz archbishop castle), where you will find the Sound of Music gazebo.

The next stop is the Leopoldskorn palace in Salzburg’s south, which was used for the filming of the world-famous film The Sound of Music in 1964. The palace is surrounded by an artificial lake and with the fortress Hohen Salzburg as it’s backdrop, wich is a perfect shot.

Continue with a tour through the old town of Salzburg, passing Mozart’s residence, Mozart’s birthplace, the Salzburg Cathedral, the festival houses, St. Peter’s Church, Franciscan Church. The top highlight in the old town is a stop at Salzburg’s best viewpoint. Your private guide will point out all the must-visit spots from there.

After eight hours of exploring the City of Salzburg your tour will end either at your Salzburg City hotel or at the train station (the train back to Vienna is about €40 per person).

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  • 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.

Great experience The driver was friendly and knowledgeable. The van was super clean and comfortable. Would recommend those who keen to go to Lake District without hassle.
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!!