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Salzburg Historical Walking Tour

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Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg Historical Walking Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English


Explore the historic city of Salzburg on a 2-hour walking tour. Led by an expert guide, learn the stories behind the city's architectural gems and famous residents, such as the Von Trapp family and Mozart. Pass St Peter’s Monastery, Mozart House and the Mirabell Gardens, when scenes from ‘The Sound of Music’ were filmed. You’ll also have the chance to explore the Baroque Old Town, dotted with stunning cathedrals and churches.
  • 2-hour guided historical walking tour of Salzburg
  • See Salzburg's must-see attractions, such as Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg Cathedral and St Peter's Monastery
  • Learn about Salzburg's most famous historical figures, including Mozart and the Von Trapp family
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guide
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Departure Point

Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

The tour departs from the bus terminal at Mirabellplatz, corner Hubert Sattler Gasse 1 (in front of St. Andrew church) Mirabellplatz / 5020 Salzburg

Departure Time

11:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Begin your tour at the stunning Mirabell Gardens and Palace, where Maria and the children famously sang ‘Do-Re-Mi’ in The Sound of Music. Roam the lavish garden with your guide, admiring the Baroque design and mythological statues.

Head next to Salzburg’s Old Town, crossing over the River Salzach. Learn about the life and work of the city’s most famous resident, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and pass the birthplace of the renowned composer.

Afterward, wander past the popular shops lining Getreidegasse, checking out the hidden alleys and charming streets that comprise the old part of the city. Pause at Salzburg Dome Cathedral and explore one of the oldest monasteries in the country, St Peter's Monastery. Inside you’ll see one of the oldest restaurants in the world, dating back to the year 803.

After absorbing Salzburg’s history, culture and architecture for two hours, your tour will conclude at its original departure point.
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Stroll down Getreidegasse, Salzburg's elegant shopping street, and admire the picturesque streets and hidden alleyways of the old city
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Salzburg Cathedral
. Stop at Salzburg Dome Cathedral and visit St Peter's Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Austria that’s home to one of the oldest restaurants in the world, dating back to the year 803!
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Mirabell Palace and Gardens
The spectacular Mirabell Gardens and Palace, immortalized in the iconic film The Sound of Music. Wander through the elaborate Italian Baroque-style palace gardens, famous for its mythology-themed statues.
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St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)
St Peter's Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Austria that’s home to one of the oldest restaurants in the world, dating back to the year 803!
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Panorama Tours
Meet your knowledgeable local guide at the Panorama Bus Terminal
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Walking Tour is in English only
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Salzburg Panorama Tours GmbH

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on sanitization during Salzburg Historical Walking 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 Salzburg Historical Walking Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Salzburg Historical Walking Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Salzburg Historical Walking Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Salzburg Historical Walking 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 Salzburg Historical Walking Tour.
What is the maximum group size during Salzburg Historical Walking Tour?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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97 Reviews

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Historical Walking Tour of Salzburg
, Oct 2019
We went on the tour on our 2nd day in Salzburg so we already had an understanding of the history of Salzburg. The tour helped bring all this together and learn some new facts. The group was small enough that we could all hear without ear devices since none are provided on the tour. We have gone on other walking tours and always enjoy the amount of information they provide.
Wonderful knowledgeable guide
Robin L
, Sep 2019
Two couples went on this two hour walking tour. Only ten people on our tour, so just the right size to get around the streets and still hear our guide. We saw the most important sites of this wonderful city and our guide’s anecdotes and interesting stories made such a world of difference. Did not feel hurried and Peter answered all our questions. Peter made the difference, a delightful Austrian gentleman.
Lovely way to see some highlights of the city
, Aug 2019
Our tour guide Ben was very informative, funny & knowledgeable - a very great way to start off our first visit to Salzburg.
Edward T
, Jun 2019
We have done many tours on Viator. That being said I can tell you this is the worst tour we have booked. The group was to large, the guide would stop at areas to speak and each time it was in a very noisy area. Very dis organized during the walk. We were not able to hear 3/4 of what was being said. I would not recommened this tour. We were very disappointed and felt cheated.
Salzburg Walking Tour
, Jun 2019
Our guide was great and we learned many things that we never would have known without taking the tour.
Interesting, short, informative tour
Robert J
, Sep 2018
The tour was short and sweet, the tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a very good job of sharing a lot of history and interesting facts. She was also very open to answering questions. Definitely worth the time and the money.
Unfortunately, this was not a good...
Suzanne B
, Aug 2018
Unfortunately, this was not a good experience for me and my son. Our tour guide was a very nice man, but we couldn't hear him over the noise of the traffic and other people around us. I noticed other walking tour groups in Salzburg had ear pieces so they could hear the tour guide without having to be right on top of him/her. Regretfully, we lost sight of our group within a half hour into the tour when my son and I stopped to take a few quick photos by the 'keys' bridge. With so many people in the area, and no way of knowing which direction they were heading, we were not successful in locating them. It was like they vanished into thin air! We toured Old Salzburg on our own but I don't feel we got the full experience that a tour could have given us. Very disappointing.
Salzburg Walking Tour
, Jul 2018
We saw all of the important historical sites in Salzburg. Our tour guide was knowledgeable. I recommend this tour.
Engaging guide, interesting walk...
Allison F
, Oct 2017
Engaging guide, interesting walk through Salzburg old town. Doesn't seem to be a lot of choice regarding tours in Salzburg.
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Knowledgeable and friendly guide...
Rachel S
, Sep 2017
Knowledgeable and friendly guide. Lots of very interesting historical facts about the origins of the city and its development. We would have liked the tour to finish where it began, to help orientate ourselves for the rest of our visit. All in all, good value for money and well worth doing.

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