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Salzburg, Austria
The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Relive your favorite scenes from the classic musical "The Sound of Music" on this Salzburg sightseeing tour. Visit filming sites around the city while your guide provides historical background on Salzburg’s top attractions and architectural jewels, including the gazebo where "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" was shot.
  • "The Sound of Music" filming locations tour in Salzburg
  • See the beautiful locations where scenes from the movie were filmed
  • Listen to the soundtrack and sing along to famous songs
  • All transportation included

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour combines key film sites with free time in Mondsee, which is limited to a photo stop on most tours.
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Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1 , 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

This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your guide in Mirabellplatz in central Salzburg and hop aboard your coach. Take off through the city, with the film’s soundtrack playing to set the mood. Sing along with the lyrics to "Edelweiss," "Do-Re-Mi," and "My Favorite Things" as you pass famous locations featured in the film. Marvel at the city’s architecture and see the Lake District, one of the most impressive regions in the heart of Austria.

Continue to the charming town of Mondsee, where you will have free time to explore the setting of the film’s wedding at the Mondsee Cathedral. Wander the streets at your leisure, stopping for a delicious slice of crisp apple strudel or perusing the local shops.

Your tour will conclude with drop-off at your original departure point in central Salzburg.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Mirabell Palace and Gardens
See the beautiful Mirabell Gardens where the song "Do-Re-Mi" was filmed. After or before joining the tour, we recommend seeing the gardens on your own exploring the Pegasus Fountain as well as the Do-Re-Mi steps.
Stop At:  
Schloss Leopoldskron
Enjoy the breathtaking view during a photo stop at Lake Leopoldskron mirroring the palace, where the famous boating scene was filmed.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Schloss Hellbrunn
The next photo stop are the gardens of Schloss Hellbrunn, where you will visit the glass gazebo used in the movie for the kissing scene of Maria and Baron von Trapp.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Nonnberg Convent
You'll pass by the Nonnberg Abbey, where Maria was a novice and got married to Baron von Trapp.
Stop At:  
St Gilgen Mozartplatz
You will now make your way to the lake district passing Lake Fuschl and lake Wolfgang, where panorama shots were filmed. During a brief photo stop, enjoy the view of Lake Wolfgang and down to St. Gilgen.
Duration: 5 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Basilika St. Michael
You'll have approx. 1 hour at leisure in Mondsee, where you have the chance to visit the famous Basilika St. Michael, where the wedding of Maria and Baron von Trapp was filmed.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • 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.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg?
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 The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg?
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 The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg.

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Traveler Tips


  • "We recommend the tour guide wear a microphone so everyone can hear what she says not just the people beside her." See review
  • "Don't miss the Frauschuh in Mondsee - best Apfelstrudel anywhere!" See review
  • "A few recommendations, get there early to sit in the front and take the morning tour during the winter (because it gets completely dark before you see everything in the afternoon)!" See review

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star-4
Everyone with a hart will enjoy the trip
Alejandro_D
, Jun 2022
My wife is an enthusiastic fan. She loved hearing new information on the movie. She also enjoyed watching the film’s locations. We were both surprised by the beautiful lake-scenery near Salzburg and Mondsee (the town in which the wedding scene was filmed). I was touched by my fellow tour companions -they were gladly singing songs of a movie that is almost sixty years old. Alenka was a fine tour guide and our bus driver also was top of the class.
star-5
Salzburg - The Sound of Music
Angela_D
, Jun 2022
This is one of the best tours we have ever been on. Bridgett was a 15 out of 10 easy. She knew exactly how to bring everything to life. I had waited 4 years to get my Sound of Music tour and this did not disappoint. I would do this again when I get to come back. ❤️❤️❤️👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
star-5
Excellent tour
Mark_K
, Jun 2022
Excellent guide in Peter, clear, interesting and very informative. Good balance of the real family and the film version
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Mark Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-5
Par Excellence
Gauri_B
, Jun 2022
The guide was very knowledgeable and told us lot of details from the original book. Visiting the Gazebo was the highlight.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Gauri Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-4
Our hills were certainly enlivened
Yetta_N
, Jun 2022
Mickey, the driver, made some amazing maneuvers in tight spaces. The behind-the-scenes trivia was very interesting. One representative told us to get on the very packed bus, but another said to wait for the next one. We’re glad we did. We had more space. A/C was struggling on a warm June day but Mickey had a cooler full of cold drinks for a reasonable price.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Yetta Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-4
A wonderful tour! The next time I’m in Salzburg, I will go again
Barbara_P
, Jun 2022
Bridget, our guide, made the tour both entertaining and educational. It was very interesting to learn the differences between the movie and the true story. Her enthusiasm was contagious and it didn’t take long before everyone was singing along.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Barbara Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-5
A must for SOM fans
Desiree_M
, Jun 2022
Such a fun day!! The tour guide, Mitch, was fantastic….very entertaining and knowledgeable. We were able to see several sites from the film and we had plenty of time to explore. Loved the sing-a-longs on the bus (which was comfortable and spotless). Great way to spend 5 hours in Salzburg.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-5
Incredible experience
Tonya_B
, Jun 2022
We had the best time on this tour! It was everything we expected and more. We loved singing on the bus and only wished Braun’s cafe wasn’t closed the day we toured.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Tonya Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-3
Needs Improvement
Steven_H
, Jun 2022
Too much time on the bus. Two, instead of four hours, would have been better. While the guide was a nice guy, and knew a lot about the movie, it seemed as if he was not a true fan. Stop talking during songs.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Fantastic and enjoyable
TERRENCE_R
, Jun 2022
The narrator and the facts he brought fwd.Also the documentary at the end. Was enjoyable. The bus was though a little uncomfortable
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Terrence Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Seeing the countryside...
Samuel_R
, Jun 2022
Seeing the countryside and all the major sites of the film! Also, the music! Can’t forget that! I would highly recommend this tour! It’s a great way to learn about the movie as well as the real life facts!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Dear Samuel, Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-5
Highly worth the time for an SOM super fan!
Scott_M
, May 2022
Loved the Mondsee Cathedral and the singing during the bus ride! The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Scott Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-5
The hills were alive!
Peter_L
, May 2022
What a great tour! Our guide Peter was incredible! His area knowledge and movie knowledge were unmatched. Yes the whole bus did sing on the bus as we traveled from site to site from the movie. While the weather was overcast, it was a perfect day for touring!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Peter Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-5
Sing along tour
Melissa_S
, May 2022
The guide made this trip so fun. He had everyone on the bus singing songs from the movie. We saw so many of the sights from the movie. It was great. If you love the sound of music you’ll love this tour!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-4
The hills are alive...
Julian_D
, May 2022
Even if you aren't a Sound of Music fan, this is a great tour. Brigitte and Fernando were an excellent pair of guides. They had just the right amount of energy to not be overly corny and Brigitte had a great sense of humor. Their knowledge of the movie was incredible but they also knew quite a bit of interesting "behind the scenes" info about the movie as well as a info about Salzburg. The tour shows you many of the memorable scenes from the movie but also Salzburg and the surrounding countryside like Mondsee and Fuschl. For a four hour tour - you get to see a lot, even if it's not a long time at each location.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Julian Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-5
Good trip enjoyed by our family
Rajarshi_M
, May 2022
It was well organized and professional, if you have short time stay in Salzburg, the tour gives a good coverage
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Rajarshi Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-5
Worth it!
Priscilla_B
, May 2022
If you love the Sound of Music, it is worth it! The guide gave us great history of both Salzburg and the movie background.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Priscilla Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-5
The Hills are alive
steve_s
, May 2022
Getting to see all the film locations. The country side was also beautiful. Tour guide was very good
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation and your honest comment, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
star-5
Best tour in my life
Sue
, May 2022
This tour was excellent, the driver, the tour guide, the stops the music made it a perfect tour. Love the beautiful scenery and sites we visited. It was like I was living the movie. Our tour guide was special, gifted at telling the stories. This is the best tour of my life, the stars were aligned perfectly.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Sue Thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking time writing this wonderful review! We have read your comment with a lot of pleasure and are delighted that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were satisfied with our service, because customer satisfaction is our highest priority. Many thanks for your recommendation and your honest comment, and we look forward to welcoming you back on one of our sightseeing tours soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-2
Don’t even think about it
Steven_E
, May 2022
Our tour guide was cranky and lazy and did little to make the Tour enjoyable. We always tip our guides, but did not tip him.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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