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2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour

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Salzburg, Austria
2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour

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Discover the UNESCO-listed city of Salzburg on this 2-hour private tour. Enjoy a comprehensive overview of the city’s history, architecture and culture as you pass top sites including Mozart’s House, Salzburg Cathedral and Mirabell Palace. Soak up the stunning Baroque buildings and see iconic film locations from ‘The Sound of Music.’ Numbers are limited to eight people on this private tour to keep the experience as intimate as possible.
  • Private highlights tour of Salzburg
  • Admire famous landmarks including Mirabell Palace, Salzburg Cathedral and the Mozart Residence
  • See filming locations from The Sound of Music such as the grounds near Schloss Leopoldskron
  • Learn about Salzburg’s history and culture from your informative guide
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departures
  • Private tour limited to eight people ensures more personalized attention from your guide

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Balance Salzburg history with "Sound of Music" filming sites on this express private tour.
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Private tour
Transport by minivan or Mercedes E-class
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Private tours: pick up & drop off WITHIN the CITY of Salzburg ONLY,. In case you are staying outside from the city of Salzburg: your private tour starts at the Panorama Bus terminal, Mirabell Platz /Hubert Sattler Gasse 1

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your 2-hour tour of Salzburg will begin with pickup at your hotel, at the departure time selected. Hop aboard your comfortable coach and relax with a more flexible sightseeing experience with your private guide.

Pass Mirabell Palace, and spot the gardens where Maria and the children famously sang ‘Do-Re-Mi’ in The Sound of Music. Continue to Salzburg’s historic Old Town to see St Peter’s Abbey, the Benedictine monastery dating back to the 696, and the Baroque Salzburg Cathedral, the site of Mozart’s baptism.

Afterward, pass the stately structures of Schloss Leopoldskron, Frohnburg Palace and Hellbrunn Palace, all featured in The Sound of Music. You’ll also see the historic Nonnberg Abbey, where Maria von Trapp, whose life The Sound of Music was based on, was a postulant. Top off your trip with a glimpse at Mozart’s House, the former abode of the city’s most famous resident.

Since this tour is private, you are welcome to customize your itinerary around your interests. Your sightseeing excursion will conclude with drop-off back at your hotel.
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Salzburg Cathedral
Feel free to ask your guide to adjust this itinerary to suit your preferences. At the conclusion of your 2-hour private tour of Salzburg, you'll have seen many of the city's don't-miss sights and have a better idea of where you'd like to spend more time
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Mirabell Palace and Gardens
Pass Mirabell Palace, the city seat of government, and its gorgeous gardens, which were featured in the beloved film The Sound of Music. Continue to Old Town (Alstadt) and see the two festival halls that draw thousands of opera fans during the annual summer Salzburg Festival. Admire St Peter's Abbey, a Benedectine monastery dating back to the year 696, and Salzburg Cathedral, a stately Baroque cathedral where composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was baptized.
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St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)
see from the distance
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Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)
On your way back to your hotel, pass the Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), where the legendary composer wrote many of his masterpieces.
Stop At:  
Schloss Hellbrunn
Next, marvel at three magnificent palaces -- Frohnburg Palace, Hellbrunn Palace and Schloss Leopoldskron -- all of which are connected to scenes from The Sound of Music.
Duration: 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
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Nonnberg Convent
Make sure to also capture photos of Nonnberg Abbey, the majestic abbey where Maria Augusta Kutschera -- whose life story The Sound of Music was based on -- was a postulant.
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Salzburger Altstadt
pass the baroque outlines...
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Panorama Tours
After morning or afternoon pickup from your Salzburg hotel, travel by Mercedes-Benz E-Class (up to three people) or minivan (up to eight people) on your highlights tour of Salzburg. Being on a private tour makes for a more relaxed, flexible sightseeing experience and guarantees more attention from your city guide, who will share facts and stories about Salzburg's long and tumultuous history and cultural importance.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise at time of booking your hotel details
  • We are happy to arrange the private city tour according to your personal interest, however please be aware this tour includes photo stops only – no walking tour.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Salzburg Panorama Tours GmbH
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during 2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 2-Hour Private Salzburg City Highlights Tour.

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Great two hour Salzburg tour
, Oct 2021
Our guide/driver, Ben, was on time, courteous, professional, and knowledgeable. Tour was customized to us. Some city highlights and a few SOM sites. Ben gave us stories, insider tips, and extra highlights. He’s a safe driver and informative guide. He didn’t just have a tour spiel, but was able to answer our specific questions. Masks were worn consistently in the vehicle.
Magical intro to Salzburg
, Feb 2020
We had Leopald the magnificent. His love, energy and historical information were delightful and helped us cater the remainder of our visit. He really personified the welcoming feeling Salzburg is known for. A complete yes!!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hello, thank you very much for booking our private tour and for taking time sharing your experience with us and other guests. We could not be any happier to acknowledge that we have met your expectations and that you were fully satisfied with our guide Leo. Your feedback and compliments for our gide are very much appreciated and we are delighted to forward your kind words to him. There is nothing bettern than happy guests! We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back someday! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
Private city tour of Salzburg
, Oct 2019
We had a good time with a short tour of Salzburg in 2 hours. Peter was extremely knowledgeable and cordial which added to a better experience of the tour.
Interesting customized tour
, Oct 2019
We really appreciated our tour guide (Wolfgang) on this tour of Salzburg because he asked what we were most interested in and then customized the tour for us. Even though we were on the City Highlights tour, he focused on interesting sites from the Sound of Music based on our interests. He stopped in several places and parked so that I could get out and take pictures and walk around but kept my wife (who couldn't get out of the van easily) company. It was alot of information and we really got a good feel for the city in just a couple hours. We highly recommend this tour.
I would highly recommend for anyone...
, Mar 2018
I would highly recommend for anyone going to Salzburg. The guide was amazing!
Wolgang arrived at our hotel right...
Daniel E
, Aug 2017
Wolgang arrived at our hotel right on time and shared with us all of the great history of Salzburg. His knowledge of the area was very in depth and he was able to share with us a great deal of information about the city. We were able to hit all of the Sound of Music highlights but also learn our way around the city and all that it has to offer. This tour was the perfect length and left us time to visit the areas that interested us. Wolfgang dropped us off at Mirabell Gardens and recommended we visit the market. The market was awesome, we had a great lunch and a terrific time.
1 traveler found this review helpful
If you're a Sound of Music...
Michelle K
, Jan 2017
If you're a Sound of Music enthusiast this is the tour for you! Our guide was not only completely knowledgeable but was entertaining, kept all of us engaged especially my younger ones 9 and 12 years old... and even the boys! We went by the Von Trapp family home, took a stroll through a park that had children running and playing everywhere, saw the gazebo where Leizel had her first kiss, down the street the children hung like monkeys from the trees and of course the amphitheater where the Von Trapp family sang before making their big escape! We had a sing-a-long of Doe A Deer and more. Our guide not only told us many facts about TSOM but included many other sites and facts about Salzburg itself. All in all, we left the tour on a high note and could probably do the tour all over again!
Fantastic guided tour thanks to...
Charles M
, Jul 2016
Fantastic guided tour thanks to Johannes' expert knowledge and friendliness I would definitely recommend to others! Well worth the cost!
A very informative and comprehensive...
Joy L
, Jun 2016
A very informative and comprehensive tour with a very knowledgable guide. Having a private tour meant that there was ample time for questions and discussion. I would thoroughly recommend this tour.
This is the perfect tour to start...
Sharon N
, Nov 2015
This is the perfect tour to start any visit to Salzburg. Our driver was great as we explored all areas of this magnificent city. Wonderful. Highly recommend

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