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The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg
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Tour snapshot
Stunning views of the Lake District, Lake Wolfgang, and Mirabell Gardens
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
50
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
The original The Sound of Music tour is the top choice for fans of the iconic musical, visiting all the most memorable filming locations from the movie. Admire magnificent views of the Austrian Lake District; visit Mirabell Gardens, Mondsee Cathedral, and Lake Wolfgang; and sing along with the soundtrack on the tour bus.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Visit film locations including Leopoldskron Castle and Nonnberg Abbey
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Salzburg
What to expect
Make your own way to Mirabellplatz in downtown Salzburg to meet your guide. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned coach, set out on a scenic drive through the rolling countryside of the Austrian Lake District. As you drive to sites such as Leopoldskron Castle, Hellbrunn Castle, and Nonnberg Abbey, listen to the film’s soundtrack on the tour bus, and sing along to classics like "Do-Re-Mi" and "My Favorite Things." Jump out to admire the views and take photos at Mirabell Gardens, where Maria and the children sang "Do-Re-Mi"; see the gazebo where "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" was shot; and stroll around Lake Wolfgang, where the famous opening credits were shot. The final stop of the day is in Mondsee, where you’ll have a chance to visit the beautiful Mondsee Cathedral, where Maria and Captain von Trapp were married, and enjoy some free time to shop for souvenirs. On return to Salzburg, your tour ends back at the departure point.
Awards
Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best
2022
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit film locations including Leopoldskron Castle and Nonnberg Abbey
  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Salzburg
What to expect
Make your own way to Mirabellplatz in downtown Salzburg to meet your guide. Traveling aboard an air-conditioned coach, set out on a scenic drive through the rolling countryside of the Austrian Lake District. As you drive to sites such as Leopoldskron Castle, Hellbrunn Castle, and Nonnberg Abbey, listen to the film’s soundtrack on the tour bus, and sing along to classics like "Do-Re-Mi" and "My Favorite Things." Jump out to admire the views and take photos at Mirabell Gardens, where Maria and the children sang "Do-Re-Mi"; see the gazebo where "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" was shot; and stroll around Lake Wolfgang, where the famous opening credits were shot. The final stop of the day is in Mondsee, where you’ll have a chance to visit the beautiful Mondsee Cathedral, where Maria and Captain von Trapp were married, and enjoy some free time to shop for souvenirs. On return to Salzburg, your tour ends back at the departure point.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Salzburg
  • Entry/Admission - Schloss Hellbrunn
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • 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
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Salzburg
  • Entry/Admission - Schloss Hellbrunn
Departure details
  • 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
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Mirabell Palace and Gardens
  • 1
    Schloss Leopoldskron
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Schloss Hellbrunn
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Nonnberg Convent
  • 3
    St Gilgen Mozartplatz
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Basilika St. Michael
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Christopher V
2 contributions
I expected a corny tour and that is what I got plus a whole lot more fun. I am not a huge fan of the Sound of Music movie but it was an inexpensive tour and you only come to Salzburg once in the winter. Alenka was an excellent tour guide and we saw all the fun sites that were filmed in the movie and the ones that I didn’t remember she recalled them for me. She gave us a mini tour of the city and recommended other tours through the church’s or city that we would never had considered. I would highly recommend this tour at the beginning of your Salzburg stay as it gives you a good layout of what to see on your own. Yeah Alenka!
Written December 30, 2021
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Hello Christopher, thank you very much for joining our Original Sound of Music Tour® and for taking the time to share your experience with us! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and that you were fully satisfied with the running of the tour as well as with our guide Alenka! Your feedback and compliments for Alenka are very much appreciated! We do our best to satisfy our guests and are pleased when it succeeds. Many thanks for your recommendation and we hope to welcome you back to Salzburg someday! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
Written January 3, 2022
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cplmoneill
Frisco, TX38 contributions
We toured on a rainy afternoon in August ‘21 (8/26).

While the weather certainly made us damp…it didn’t dampen the spirits of our fellow tourists thanks to our tour guide Brigette!

The bus was less than 50% full and we made all the stops around the city and out to Mondsee where we saw “The Hills” on the way and the Cathedral (Basilika St. Michael) where the Captain and Maria were married in the village of Mondsee.

Throughout the trip Brigette provided all the details behind the locations and had sing-a-longs and videos along the way.

If you’re a fan of the story and movie - I highly recommend going.
Written August 28, 2021
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Hi there, firstly, what a pleasure in reading this comment! We love nothing more than hearing that guests had a fantastic Original Sound of Music Tour® with us. Our team does its best to provide an excellent experience for our guests, and Brigitte will be thrilled when she read through your wonderful comment. Many thanks for your recommendation! We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Salzburg! “We have confidence” ;) Your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
Written August 30, 2021
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Veronica L
1 contribution
Couples
Leo took us on a day tour we’ll never forget! It was the best tour we’ve ever had! We toured Salzburg through the city and into the hills whilst Leo gave us detailed descriptions of everyplace we went and shared anecdotes about people, buildings and the incredible history of Austria. The Sound of Music Tour was delivered impeccably and we would do it again and highly- HIGHLY recommend this to anyone, couples, individuals, families. We hired the van and it was comfortable and beautiful. Thank you so very much to Leo for making our trip so special and memorable … we’ll hire him again for when we return in the winter!
Written August 12, 2022
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Tom1310B
Thank you for your review, we are pleased that you enjoyed our Sound of Music Tour ! We are looking forward to welcome you in winter again !!!
Written August 12, 2022
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BoNDoK
3 contributions
The tour is basically a bus ride with 4 stops, and some explanation that you can easily know if you do google about this topic for less than 1 hour. Paying 50 Euros for this is a complete rip-off. What really put me off is when they asked for 1.5 euro to offer a soft drink, really?

So in summary if you are one person, maybe this could be something to do. But if you are a group of 4 or 5 people, you would be better off to rent a car for 70 euro or less, and do the ride on your own.

You will see the following:
1. Mirabelle garden
2. Medieval Mondsee Abbey (The church where they filmed the wedding)
3. Lake infront of VILLA TRAPP. (You will not enter, just look at it from 100M away)
4. Pavillon shown in Sixteen turning 17 song, in Hellbrun.
All of the above are public places, and you can easily drive to see them.
Written October 11, 2021
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Hello Bondok, thank you for choosing our tour company and for taking the time to bring your experience to our attention! Unfortunately, it seems that we did not meet your expectations and we are very sorry about this since our main aim is the satisfaction of our guests. We operate the Original Sound of Music Tour® according to our tour description advertised on our website as well as in the tour brochure. We do understand that you would like to gain a deeper insight into the Sound of Music locations, therefore, being somewhat disappointed. However please be aware some of the sites are not open to the public and therefore cannot be visited directly. Thank you for respecting that. The possibility to buy refreshments at the stops is very welcome by most of our guests. It is of course allowed to bring your own refreshments to enjoy your tour in the best possible way. According to our evaluations and excellent reviews on our Original Sound of Music Tour®, we get a lot of positive feedback on the running of our tour as well as on our guides. We are sorry that you had not the same personal perception of this tour. Again, thank you for the review! Be sure we take customer meanings very seriously because your review helps us to improve our tours and services. We would be happy if we could get another chance to welcome you onboard of any of our tours someday. With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
Written October 11, 2021
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Eenee F
1 contribution
I'm a 'Sound of Music' fan...singing along with the other bus riders as we drove the hills and lakes of Salzburg was such a fun experience. I was smiling for the whole 4 hours. Alenka (from Slovenia) was a terrific, knowledgable, and professional guide. Her presentation was fluid, funny and energetic. This tour takes you our to Wolfgansee, Mondsee and Hellbrunn Schloss...it's a bargain to drive the hills and lakes area in addition to seeing the SOM sights in the town.
Written May 24, 2022
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Irene Y
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
Written May 27, 2022
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Sierra D
Bozeman, MT73 contributions
I really enjoyed the tour overall. We got to see many of the locations where it was filmed including the gazebo & terrace area. There is a good amount of time spent on the bus which was actually OK because it was a very rainy day. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. My only negative is that it was a very large bus full of people, so if you want a more intimate experience, I would recommend a smaller tour.
Written June 10, 2022
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Irene Y
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
Written June 13, 2022
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NTXTravelBug60
Dallas, TX118 contributions
I had read the reviews on TA, and knew to expect that we would not see a lot of interiors….Having said that, we thoroughly enjoyed this tour. We did see several exterior locations from the movie. Michelle, our guide, spoke English as a second “first” language, so the communication was excellent. Our group was quite small (6 guests) since we were there shortly after Americans were allowed to visit post-COVID. Everyone in our group was vaccinated, but we all chose to keep our masks on inside the van. However, much of the tour was outside, starting with the Mirabell Gardens in Salzburg, and including a free hour in Mondsee, where we saw the inside of the church where Maria and the Captain got married. We also went to Hellbronn Palace (exterior only) to see the famous Gazebo from the movie. We saw the outside of Nonnberg Convent (Maria’s Convent); the tour couldn’t go inside, but we were able to do so on our own the next day. Michelle provided great commentary on Salzburg and Mondsee as we drove through, including of course a lot of Sound of Music trivia, as well as playing several songs from the movie as we traveled. Lots of lovely scenery. We found this to be a very entertaining 4 hours and well worth the cost.
Written August 5, 2021
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Hello Travel Bug, thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review here on TripAdvisor and telling other guests and us about your experience with our Original Sound of Music Tour®! We are more than happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour so much and were fully satisfied with our guide Michelle. Your feedback and compliments for Michelle are very much appreciated and we are delighted to forward this positive feedback to her. Many thanks also for your recommendation, and we hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon! With best regards, your Salzburg Panorama Tours team
Written August 6, 2021
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David C
Nottingham, UK299 contributions
Booked through trip advisor and received information on where to meet, was concerned at first that we would not get picked up at the hotel but Salzburg is not a big city so was only a 10 min walk to the meeting place. We first went to see the fountain where the children first started to learn to sing along with the steps which was walking distance from pick up point and after being told about this area we boarded the mini bus, there were only 8 of us in the trip which made it more personalised. Our guide was Leo, all throughout the trip he kept us informed with stories of the real Trapp family and The Sound of Music. We visited various places that were used in the film and stopped off for a quick photo shoot of an amazing picturesque valley in the lakes. We were asked to sing on some of the journey but only if you wanted to and knew the words. The whole trip was around 5 hours and flew by. Would definitely recommend the trip and Leo was an amazing guide.
Written March 18, 2022
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Hi Derby, thank you very much for choosing our tour company, and for taking the time to write this wonderful review! We are very much honored by your feedback regarding our guide Leo and are happy that you were fully satisfied with Leo and the running of the tour. We will pass on your kind words to him. We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you again on one of our sightseeing tours! Kind regards, your team from Salzburg Panorama Tours
Written March 19, 2022
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lorimE2178CH
Campobello16 contributions
Couples
Ferdinand and Mitch are the best SofM tour guides. Their knowledge of the movie, its history and fun tidbits made this tour memorable. You can tell both enjoy their jobs as even Ferdinand, our safe driver, sang along each time a SofM song was played.
The tour starts across from Mirebelle- we were fortunate to be there early on a Thursday as we got to see a fabulous farmers’ market. Our only regret was eating a hotel breakfast as the food offerings at the market were all excellent.
Even if you are not a SofM fan the tour offered a lot of historical information and enjoyable scenery. Lori
Written July 7, 2022
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Irene Y
Dear Lori 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
Written July 18, 2022
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Hannah J
3 contributions
I cannot recommend this tour enough! Our tour guide Anne-Marie was so kind and energetic. She was very knowledgeable about the movie and Salzburg. We were able to see so much of the city and area around Salzburg, while also seeing many of the filming spots. The views and pictures were beautiful. I am a huge fan of the film but would highly recommend it to everyone, even if you have never seen the movie!
Written April 7, 2022
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SalzburgPanorama
Hi Hannah, 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 guide Anne Marie. Your feedback and compliments for her are very much appreciated and we are delighted to forward this positive feedback to her! 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
Written April 7, 2022
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