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Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

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    What to Expect
    Your tour will begin with pickup from your central Vienna hotel or the State Opera. Meet your expert guide and hop aboard your coach to begin your day trip to Salzburg.

    Soak up incredible views from the windows as you travel, passing the landscape of lakes and mountains where Emperor Franz Joseph and his family used to holiday. Pause at Lake Mondsee for photos before reaching Salzburg and enjoying some free time for lunch.

    Afterward, explore the Old Town on a walking tour. Pass the Festival Hall, the Cathedral and St Peter’s Abbey, as your guide explains the stories behind these historical sites and how the city became a bishop’s seat. You’ll also learn about the city’s most famous resident, Wolfgang Mozart, who was born in Salzburg and lived in the city until his late teens. As you walk through the busy shopping streets, spot the prolific composer’s home at no. 9 Getreidegasse.

    Admire the gardens as you continue through Mirabell Palace, where several scenes from The Sound of Music were filmed. Pass the statue of Pegasus, the same statue that Maria and the children famously danced around while singing ‘Do-Re-Mi.’

    Your Salzburg day trip will conclude with a scenic drive back to Vienna, passing through the Fortress Hohensalzburg, one of the largest medieval castles in Europe. You will be dropped off atVienna State Opera.

    Please note, pick up services only available with certain hotels. Please check 'view additional info.' for hotel details and pick-up time.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Vienna Operahouse, Opernring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria
    Departure Time
    7:15 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
    • Bus ride through beautiful Salzkammergut
    • Walking tour with Salzburg's most popular sights
    • Visit some of "The Sound of Music" film locations
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel drop off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Please note, pick up services only available with certain hotels. Please check 'view additional info.' for hotel details and pick-up time
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 20 July 2019

    Horrible experience! They claim I did not pick my hotel for pick up. I know for a fact I did. I had to scroll for awhile to find my hotel. A bus got to my hotel and got some people but would not get my...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Fbrinkley01
    Reviewed 14 July 2019

    Be prepared for a long drive to Salzburg (almost 4 hours). Our guide Tomas , kept us regaled with his stories and fantastic sense of humour. They also set the tone of the trip with Mozart music and Sound of Music songs playing in the...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank sparag
    Reviewed 20 April 2019 via mobile

    Our travel agent offered this excursion as extension to week in Vienna. I wish I’d read reviews before signing contract! We spent more time on motor coach than in Salzburg: 4 hours going . 3 hours in town, 4 hour return. Our guide used no...More

    2  Thank hallju1
    ViennaSightseeing1, Contact Center at Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2019

    Dear guest, we are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy the tour to Salzburg. We put great emphasis on providing a great service and it is too bad that you did not enjoy the tour. Nevertheless, we hope you had a good time...More

    Reviewed 25 March 2019

    We took the day trip out of Vienna. The guide was pleasant and informative. His highlight tour of Salzburg was great and we were left with enough time to explore on our own

    Date of experience: March 2019
    2  Thank ajlarrivee
    Reviewed 21 September 2018

    I was too excited about this trip but seemed like it was entirely only about Mozart. While the guide shares extensive information, be prepared to be hurried and walk for 3.5 hrs straight. Although I visited in September, it was hot (around 24-26 degree celsius)...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank shwegovind
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    Jane G
    6 August 2018|
    Response from HEPal | Reviewed this property |
    I’m not sure. In all honesty though you’re probably better hopping on a train and doing it on your own.
    27 May 2018|
    Response from Alfredo B |
    hay manera de ir en tren mas rapido. que gano y que pierdo
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