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Bob's Special Tours

Salzburg, Austria
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About Bob's Special Tours
Thank you for taking the time to visit our TripAdvisor page. If you are looking for sightseeing or leisure tours in and around the city of Salzburg or anywhere in Austria we can help you turn your travelling ideas into reality. Explore this beautiful part of Austria together with our passionate tour guides - our mini vans take you where the large coaches can't. Our family run business was established in 1976; ever since, we’ve been living up to our image of making individual tours available to our guests. Recommended by Rick Steves, Fodor’s and Frommer’s Travel Guides as “very personal and comfortable tour company”, we will make sure you won’t miss out on the most fascinating given facts and details Salzburg has to offer. Tour with us and… • explore this beautiful part of Austria in a unique way • enjoy your trip in a mini van that takes you to places large coaches can’t get to • let us provide you with an exciting mixture of historical sights, legends, folklore and breathtaking views • see Salzburg through the eyes of our local tour guides, who are passionate about their home
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Private Grossglockner Tour

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8 to 9 hours
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Craig wrote a review Sep 23
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I have been looking forward to coming to Salzburg and doing the Sound of Music tour for years. It is my favourite movie. I was hoping for something fun, joyful and informative. Sadly, what we had was a guide who clearly did not particularly seem to care for the movie, was extremely dismissive of music from musicals (as being inferior to Austrian musicians) and who delighted In mythbusting the movie. This which would have been fine to an extent but was it necessary to ruin all the magic? And then he proceeded to ridicule previous Asian tourists who had complained about him. He also later went off on a long rant about Syrian refugees in Austria (admittedly this was in answer to a question about the refugee situation in Austria) but the point when he started to claim that the majority of refugees are criminals and claiming they raped 83 year old women, was when I had to politely ask him to return to the purpose of the tour and not his personal political views. We were there to have fun. His attitude was not conducive to allowing this. I was actually quite sad when I returned to our hotel after the tour. It felt that he had tarnished a potentially wonderful experience that we had all been looking for and travelled from the USA and UK specifically to do. I had seen other reviews where clearly the guides were fun and the experience what people hoped for. I would suggest if you want the same,request that you do not get Fritz. I have written on the website feedback and emailed the firm directly and not had the courtesy of a reply.
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LLSL wrote a review Sep 20
UK115 contributions90 helpful votes
These SOM tours seem a bit of a must when in Salzburg and this was fun but somehow slightly underwhelming. We had Shiva as our guide - he is lovely and very knowledgeable about the film, and Austria in general. He also knows when the big tour groups are coming and we always kept ahead of them at various locations! Bob’s tour is probably better than the big bus one if you prefer a smaller group. They seem to go to the same locations - and that is the slight problem as, of course, nothing is as you imagine in the film, and many of the locations are not open to the public, or were actually Hollywood sets. In the end it felt a bit so-what and vague - it might have helped to produce stills of the film as a reminder at different locations, especially for songs like DoReMe which involved many locations. It would also have helped to hear some ‘gossip’ about the filming or the stars to bring it all to life a bit more. I would have liked to have visited the Felsenreitschule where the concert took place and St Peter’s graveyard which the cemetery was modelled on. I’m not convinced the trip to Mondsee is necessary, it is time consuming but I guess an opportunity to see the lakes which are very pretty. I learned more about the film watching documentaries about it, so overall I’d say do it if you are a fan, but it’s not unmissable.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Simon N wrote a review Aug 2022
Amsterdam, The Netherlands51 contributions52 helpful votes
This afternoon tour was without a doubt the best bit of our holiday. Our driver/guide was super friendly, very knowledgeable and also funny in how she shared her insights not just about the movie but also Austria and Salzburg in particular. We saw many locations from the movie and she also advised on other locations to go to by foot in the city centre the next day. I can't recommend this tour highly enough, it was so much better than if we have gone in a big bus full of 30-40 people. It was not just easier, and our time was spent seeing things not getting on and off a bus, and most of all, the tour felt really personal, you could ask questions and have a conversation - which obviously you can't do with a big bus full of other tourists.
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Date of experience: August 2022
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Elizabeth E wrote a review Aug 2022
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Bruno, our tour guide was very knowledgeable, professional and I can tell he was a well seasoned and experienced at his job! He did what he can at making us feel comfortable and answered all our questions. We would take him again if we could choose on our next tour!
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Michele D wrote a review Aug 2022
Holmdel, New Jersey198 contributions131 helpful votes
Was a great tour, nice mix of movie sights along with actual facts about the Von Trapp family as well as the local area as we were driving. The right amount of stops and the right amount of time at each place. Never felt rushed getting photos. We had Bruno for a tour guide. He was very knowledgeable and friendly.
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