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9 am Sound of Music Tour by minivan provided by Bob's Special Tours

9 am Sound of Music Tour by minivan

9 am Sound of Music Tour by minivan
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Let us take you out for an unforgettable day. Following the Von Trapp story, we visit several movie locations of the "Sound of Music", the 16-going-on-17-gazebo and of course the wedding church. Your enthusiastic tour guide will give you lots of information about the filming of the Sound of Music, the real Von Trapp family and Austrian culture and lifestyle in general.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 110520P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer free pick-up between 8:30 and 9:00 from all hotels and appartments within the city of Salzburg. After you made your booking, please let us know where you want to meet us for your tour.
  • Bob's Special Tours, Rudolfskai 38, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
  • Salzburg Mirabellgarten, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We offer free pick-up between 8:30 and 9:00 from all hotels and appartments within the city of Salzburg. After you made your booking, please let us know where you want to meet us for your tour.
  • Bob's Special Tours, Rudolfskai 38, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
  • Salzburg Mirabellgarten, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Salzburg Mirabellgarten, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bob's Special Tours
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Salzburger Altstadt
  • 1
    Leopoldskroner Weiher
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Schloss Hellbrunn
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Basilika St. Michael
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Salzburg Mirabellgarten
    5020 Salzburg, Austria
    See address & details
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4.5
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Hollie
Wels, Austria4 contributions
Lucky private tour in the time of covid
Jul 2020
My husband and I booked a tour very last minute. It's covid time so I didn't think it would be a problem to book only the day before rather than 3+ days ahead. Due to covid, we were the only people on our tour so we got a very lovely private tour. Our guide even gave me quite a bit of interesting info about Salzburg. It was my first time visiting the city and I didn't know much about it other than it being the filming location for The sound of Music. He was also very helpful for giving us tips regarding the rest of our trip to the city such as showing us the location of an interesting lift up to the Mönchsberg and informing us that we could hike from there to the Festung, which was our ultimate destination. Overall extremely helpful!

Our guide was quite funny and very knowledgeable about the film and the filming locations. I came prepared with a bunch of questions to ask and he answered them all with ease! Plus he was completely prepared with the soundtrack and not only was he understanding that I wanted to sing along, he said that most people typically do!

Our guide drove us through the beautiful countryside and through lots of small dorfs on our way to Wolfgangsee and a quick photo op and to stretch our legs. Then we were on to Mondsee and the Basilika St. Michael. We had a lovely brunch stop in Mondsee. We found a table overlooking the basilica square and had a lovely brunch. Afterward, we were on our way back to Salzburg while singing along with the soundtrack.

I would very much recommend this tour as we had a terrific time and our guide was so helpful and knowledgeable! Also of note -- the company required masks to be worn while inside the tour van, which we were already prepared for, but our guide also wore a mask which was very nice to see.
Written August 23, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear hollieg966! Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sound of Music Tour and hope to welcome you again someday! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan
Written August 26, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jon S
Boston, Massachusetts, United States12 contributions
A favorite thing in Salzburg
Feb 2020 • Family
Our family had a great time. We had a range of ages and everyone enjoyed. We liked the tidbits about the movie but we equally enjoyed learning about Austrian life. Of course you can walk around town for those sites, but we found the surrounding mountain scenery beautiful and so much of the movie was filmed outside of the city center.

The small bus made it easier to get around, gave us access to the countryside, and less craziness than traveling in a huge group. We were a group of 8, so the private bus was definitely a better choice for our group. They even had 2 booster seats for the kids to use.

Tom was especially great. He was easy going and patient with our group. He provided a nice mix of history and personal stories about the Salzburg area. He was an excellent driver and thoughtful to warn about the smaller mountain roads before we got there.

While it’s cool to go the actual church, the town of Mondsee was very quiet for us. There were a few nice cafes to have a snack, but there were lots of stores closed on a Thursday in February. They are probably open in the busier months.
Written March 1, 2020
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Dear Jon S! Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sound of Music Tour with Tom and hope to welcome you again someday! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan
Written March 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kev&Family
Singapore, Singapore590 contributions
Interesting Tour that brings us to the Country Side
Dec 2019
We took the Sound of Music Tour by minivan (Bob's Special Tour) and were met at our AirB&B accommodation - which was great.

There was only 7 of us on the tour, so we had personalised information.

Bruno, our guide was very knowledgeable and shared with us about the true story of the Von Trapp family in addition to what happened in the movie.

We also enjoyed going outside of Salzburg city to see the sights of the movie.

To maximise the value of your tour, we recommend that you watch the movie again - or do like what we did: watched the YouTube of the major scenes.
Written January 3, 2020
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Dear Adventure811082! Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sound of Music Tour with Bruno and hope to welcome you again someday! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan
Written January 20, 2020
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ARosenberg
Westlake Village, CA5 contributions
Time could be better spent: Fan of movie not of tour.
Spend your time and money walking the city in your own. Everything in this tour could be learned from a pretty standard tour guide book. The 45 min break in a remote town where nothing is open (because it’s early January and everyone is still on holiday) is not necessary. Unless your in dire need for some instagram photos of pretty lakes your better off spending your day in Salzburg walking the old city.
Written January 2, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear ARosenberg! Thank you very much for your review! We are very sorry we could not meet your expectations. The route of our Sound of Music Tour is clearly stated on our website and in our folders. From this tour route it is obvious that we don't visit any sights in the pedestrian area, since we are not allowed to enter it with our vans. If you were interested in our sights in the old town, our Sound of Music Tour Special might have been a good choice for you, considering the included walking tour through the old town. The sights we visit on our Sound of Music Tour are located in the countryside surrounding Salzburg and can not be visited by foot from the old town. The last stop of our tour in Mondsee is not only a remote town, it is the town where the wedding scene from the Sound of Music was filmed. We like to give our guests enough time to visit the church, sit down for some pastry and coffee and do some gift shopping. This was possible on 2nd January as well, and is appreciated by almost all of our guests. Of course, as with any other tour, you could learn all the information by your own as well. But only a tour guide can compress the amount of information in coherent, understandable bits and still be able to answer all of your questions. Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan
Written February 5, 2020
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barneymeboy
Hornchurch, UK13 contributions
Salzburg Christmas Market
Dec 2019
The Sound of Music Trip was such good fun and our driver Rose-Marie was very knowledgeable. A a must for all fans of the film. Some interesting facts came to light from the trip. A great way to filling time before the markets open in the afternoons.
Written December 28, 2019
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Dear barneymeboy! Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sound of Music Tour with Rosa Maria and hope to welcome you again someday! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan
Written December 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jrt55857
Fort Worth, TX111 contributions
Solid tour by Alwin, but be prepared for the real perspective.
Dec 2019
I think too many times Americans can get so caught up in the dancing,smiling, happy ending music of the "Sound of Music" that we may not acknowledge this city and country lost so much. I want to thank Alwin for making this part of the tour known. The sadness and the continued mourning of the loss of thousands of artists, engineers and architects and young men is still palpable with Alwin. He is very well versed on the history of Salzburg and the buildings of Salzburg and it was so nice to learn about all of these things. This smaller van tour is great because they get to all the nice stops at least 10-15 minutes ahead of the big bus tours. The drive up to the lake district is beautiful and it was nice to stop for coffee and walk around a bit.

This is the tour to take if you want the real history of the area, the story behind the "Sound of Music" and the people affected by the awful human tragedy of WWII.
Written December 24, 2019
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Dear jrt55857! Thank you very much for your wonderful and honest review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sound of Music Tour with Al and hope to welcome you again someday! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan
Written December 30, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

gerry2755
New York City, NY31 contributions
Sound of Music tour
Dec 2019
Wonderful tour. Our driver, Elwin (sorry if I misspell) picked us up at the hotel right on time. He was very informative and his English is excellent. The tour included a visit to the Lake District which was amazingly beautiful. After a visit to the church in Mondsee we had time for coffee in a local cafe. Touring in the minivan was much more enjoyable than a big coach bus with a lot of people. I highly recommend Bob's Special Tours.
Written December 10, 2019
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Dear gerry2755! Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sound of Music Tour with Al and hope to welcome you again someday! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan
Written December 11, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul F
Brisbane, Australia7 contributions
Sound of Music tour with Bobs SpecialTours
Dec 2019
We loved the sound of music tour. It was the perfect choice for us. It was a beautiful personal tour and much like being driven around the local area by a friend. Lots of great information not just about the sound of music but also all the surrounding area. The tour includes a drive through the lakes district which was unexpected. I highly recommend this tour for those travelling with companions who may not be so interested in the sound of music. Great value.
Written December 6, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear paulfam99388! Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sound of Music Tour and hope to welcome you again someday! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan
Written December 10, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eddie
Washington DC, DC17 contributions
Tom was the Best Guide - So Glad We Booked with Bob's!
Nov 2019
Tom (a University student) was our guide and his English was phenomenal (close to native). The tour was very informative and took ~4 hr - we covered history, culture and current daily life during the trip (not just Sound of Music facts). All of the places we stopped or saw both had historical significance, which we learned about from Tom (in addition to being filming locations) - for example, we saw RedBull world headquarters and heard the story behind it. We were very happy we booked this small tour (6 of us total) instead of the big bus - every time we stopped, we saw the big bus with crowds of people getting off (would make every stop like herding sheep). In addition, this meant that our guide Tom was able to take photos of us (great photos btw with different zooms). Since we were in a small van instead of a big bus, we were able to take the back country road to the lake district of Salzburg, which was an interesting experience as well through the country side (~20-min trip). The only downside (if you care) was that while we listened to the Sound of Music soundtrack during the trip, there was no singing along. Highly recommend both Bob's and the smaller van experience.
Written November 30, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear EddieJN8! Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sound of Music Tour with Tom and hope to welcome you again someday! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan
Written December 2, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JMG
13 contributions
Excellent Tour
Our family of 5 booked the SOM tour based on reading the recommendation from Rick Steves as well as these reviews. We were promptly picked up at our apartment at 8:30 by Jonathan. Hint: bring your Rick Steves guide book with you in order to get the discount.
The tour provides great Salzburg history woven in with Sound of Music information. Our goal was to see Salzburg and the countryside and this tour accomplished both. Jonathan our tour guide was excellent - professional, courteous and knowledge. The vans are 9 passenger which allow for a more personalized tour. You will be climbing in and out of the vans so wear comfortable clothing. We highly recommend this experience!
Written November 23, 2019
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Dear Jill G! Thank you very much for your wonderful review! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Sound of Music Tour with me and hope to welcome you again someday! Best regards from Salzburg Jonathan
Written November 26, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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coswald54
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Tour was well worth the time and expense
Alwin, our guide, was fantastic. He had stories and facts about all our sights and answered all our questions. We w
972hyunjuk
972hyunjuk
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Best sightseeing experience!
I HIGHLY recommend Bob's Tours! Rosa Maria was our informed, patient, knowledgeable tour guide. The small van sig
JeneneThurecht
JeneneThurecht
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A wonderful day.
This tour was just the best. Only 7 people and Jan our wonderful tour guide. There was singing and wonderful inform
joellenm239
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Many special sights of Salzburg area
This was a 19-passenger van tour, which we selected, as we wished to be part of a smaller group rather than with a
annmarie00
annmarie00
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Worth every penney
This tour was amazing from start to finish.i had contemplated doing the tour with a coach load of people which woul
dianeheathcote
dianeheathcote
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A perfect day.
We had an incredible day on the small group Sound of Music and Hallstat tour with Rosa Maria as our guide. Her comm
2sonsandlovetotravel
2sonsandlovetotravel
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Great tour of Salzburg not what I expected from a Sound of Music tour
Since I was a young child I have dreamed about coming to Salzburg to see where the Sound of Music was filmed. I boo
SuzW66
SuzW66
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Wonderful experience
We did the Christmas tour to Arnsdorf and Obendorf. Our guide was fantastic! He was very knowledgeable and clearly
M9168CWerinh
M9168CWerinh
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Highlight of our Austria trip
We booked the Sound of Music/Hallstatt tour. We are so glad that we chose to book with Bob’s. Rosa Maria was an exc
Michele30
Michele30
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Fun tour with Tom
We enjoyed the small group tour around Salzburg and Hallstatt. The tour covered lots of beautiful countryside over
Lourenco_O
Lourenco_O
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Movie and Landscape Fans
Great visit with stop at all the movie spots and historical guidance through the real story of the Von Trapp family
capndrake
capndrake
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Don't even think about the big tour bus tours!
Rick Steves suggested this tour. We saw that big tour bus crammed full of 60 people drive by and could not imagine
Pross4444
Pross4444
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Sound of Music/Hallstatt Tour
Four couples piled in the minivan with Silvia as our navigator. We visited the general vacinity where the movie was
Greg S
Greg S
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A great time, but some major 'howevers'
We did a couple tours with "Bob's" while in Salzburg. Overall I would pick it over the big bus (well perhaps, see f
Bill S
Bill S
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Was just OK
Took this tour as a recommendation of Rick Steve’s. Generally he doesn’t steer you wrong. But this one was disappoi
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