Salzburg is a picturesque city in beautiful Austria with a lot of variety to offer visitors , including fanciful Baroque architecture, river cruises, operas in fortresses, salt mines, and the surrounding Alps. Our 5 day luxury tour of this city satiates the senses in every possible way.
See The Sound of Music filming locations around Salzburg
Travel to Hitler's historic mountain retreat in the Alps
Visit 450-year-old salt mines in Obersalzberg
Experience a luxury boat ride on the Salzach River
Our private tours typically range from $500 - $1000 per person/per night depending on chosen hotels and room categories, vehicles used, types of tours, flight cost, time of year and other factors. Make an inquiry for a customized trip quote.
Meet your private guide at Salzburg's W.A. Mozart Airport, who will transfer you to your hotel. Set off with your guide on an introductory tour of the city, including filming locations for The Sound of Music. Begin in the Mirabell Gardens, where Maria and the children sang "Do-Re-Mi" and danced around the Pegasus statue. Visit the Nonnberg Abbey, where Maria lived at the start of the film. Continue to Hellbrunn Castle, built in the 17th century, with its iconic glass pavilion in the garden. Stop at Leopoldskron Castle that was used as the home of the von Trapp family. There are also several other locations in the lake region, which include Lake Fuschl and the Mondsee wedding church.
Today, enjoy the stunning views of the Alps as you travel to Hitler's historic mountain retreat, Eagle's Nest. Go up to the mountain top in an innovative brass elevator, and gaze at the panoramic view of the countryside and Alps from there. Learn all about the area's history while exploring the remains of the mountain retreat.
Then, tour the 450-year-old salt mines that are located below Obersalzberg. Dress up in miner's clothing and go down the mines through the same slides utilized by the miners. Listen to the engaging stories of the workers and learn all about the underground world of the salt mines. Following that, enjoy sailing across the highly scenic salt lake. Then, go to a glacial lake situated among the mountains called Knigssee. Finally, visit the town of Berchtesgaden, where quaint shops line the cobbled streets.
Day 3: Exploring Mozarts Salzburg
The legendary composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, and the city proudly celebrates their native son. Your guide will take you on a tour of Mozarts residence, now a small museum. Continue to Mozartplatz Square, where a bronze statue of Mozart is the main attraction. You may want to visit the delightful museums nearby, the Salzburg Christmas Museum and the Toy Museum.
This evening, attend a Mozart dinner concert with a 3-course meal lit by candlelight, and romantic atmosphere accompanied by live music. Enjoy a performance of the most famous works of Mozart while savoring traditional Austrian fare, based on 18th-century recipes. Highly skilled opera singers and musicians dressed in period costumes will take you back in time for an enchanting evening.
Day 4: Experience Salzach River
Today is at your leisure to explore Salzburg on your own, taking time to relax in its many cosy cafes and coffeehouses.. In the evening, go on a 40 minute boat ride on the Salzach River, followed by dinner and a show. The cruise takes you from Old Town to the south of the city. Afterwards, relish a candlelit dinner in the Panorama Restaurant of the Salzburg Fortress. Admire the sights that are illuminated at night here. This beautiful evening culminates in the magnificent chambers of the world-famous fortress, where a Best of Mozart Concert will take place.
Day 5: Departure
Today, your private guide will transfer you to the airport for your international departure.