Salzburg and Lake Region Small-Group Tour from Vienna

(208 Reviews)
Duration:   12h 00 min


See the sights of Salzburg on a full-day tour from Vienna, with optional drop offs for those who want to stay the night.

Traveling in a small group of no more than 8 people, our intimate tour will take you through the breathtaking scenery of the Vienna Woods, with the peaks of the Alps in the distance, and on to the stunning Austrian lake district.

Stop where the big tour buses only drive by: dip your toes in crystal-clear Lake Attersee and take a stroll around the lakeside village of St. Gilgen at lake Wolfgangsee, a famous location in the movie "The Sound of Music."

Discover Salzburg's lovely Old Town with your guide on a comprehensive walking tour. Hear intriguing stories about Salzburg's famous inhabitants as you pass Mozart's birthplace, the colorful gardens of Mirabell Palace, the cemetery of the Abbey of St. Peter, Salzburg Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace.

After the walking tour treat yourself to a delicious lunch, or enjoy a quick bite at a sausage stand if your prefer. Spend the remaining afternoon in Salzburg, before your drive back to Vienna.

CO2 certificates offsetting the tour's carbon emissions are included in the tour price.

Tour start: 7:30am - Taxi fee to the tour meeting point and hotel drop-off is included for central Vienna hotels


  • Full-Day Guided Tour to Salzburg from Vienna, exclusively in English
  • Roundtrip transportation to and from Vienna in Deluxe Mercedes Van with onboard WIFI
  • Friendly English-speaking tour escort
  • max. 8 people per tour
  • Taxi transfer to tour departure point in the morning (max. EUR 12 per person)
  • Hotel Drop-off for central Vienna hotels (postcodes 1010-1090)
  • CO2 certificates offsetting the tour's carbon emissions


  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Your taxi ride will be reimbursed when showing a valid receipt (max. EUR 12 per person)
  • Guaranteed departure with a minimum of only 2 people. If minimum numbers are not me you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • Wheelchair & stroller accessible


  • You can cancel your tour up to 48 hours before tour start free of charge, receiving a full refund.
  • No refunds will be provided for later cancellations and no-shows.
Tour Itinerary


Tour start - Travel past the Vienna Woods and Melk Abbey to Linz
Stop for coffee and cake (at own expense) - ca. 30 minutes
Photo Stop at Lake Attersee - ca. 15 minutes
Explore Lakeside Town St. Gilgen - ca. 30 minutes
Guided Walking Tour of Salzburg's Old Town - ca. 1,5 hours
Free time in Salzburg - ca. 2,5 hours
Departure for Vienna
ca. 7:30pm
Arrival in Vienna
Hotel Drop off
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Reviews (208)

Reviewed November 06, 2019
Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna
Excellent . Both Julio and Naomi were amazing. Best experience of our Eastern European vacation.

Date of the tour October, 2019
Reviewed October 27, 2019
Magical Experience
The tour guide was so helpful and understandable, the journey was magical the views were breathtaking, everything was perfect.

Date of the tour October, 2019
Reviewed October 22, 2019
Memorable Day Trip to Lake Region and Salzburg
I would like to thank the tour operator for the fantastic service provided. Our tour guide and driver - Fleming was a complete gentleman. He tried his best to accommodate all requests from the guests and provided detailed information of not only the places but their connection with bigger historical events. So people who didn't have a good idea about the historical events never felt left out. And it made for a great drive while we admired the lovely countryside. The group included only 8 people and we were comfortably seated in the premium AC van. Every seat had iPads for entertainment and wifi was enabled inside the van. There should be more charging ports for the phones I felt considering it's a full day trip. We stopped at an upmarket breakfast buffet place. The layout was a bit confusing to figure out at first and crowded. The stop was supposed to be for 20 mins but we got delayed and ended up leaving after 40 mins. There were some passengers who grumbled about the 40 min breakfast stop but since I couldn't get anything to eat before the early morning departure, really appreciated that Fleming accommodated it. The drive was great. I chose this trip out of all the available options because of the lake region tour. I wish we had more time there. I would have loved to take a tour specifically for lake region but there was no such option available. May be some time from Salzburg tour can be curtailed so passengers can enjoy the lake region more. In Salzburg, our guide Naomi kept the tour upbeat with her witty and lively commentary. I think there should be a lunch break before the walking tour since doing it on an empty stomach around lunchtime dampens the enthusiasm a bit. We got some free time after the tour for sightseeing and lunch. We left Salzburg as scheduled and on the way back, while everyone was discussing sound of music locations, the tour guide put the movie on the screen which made the drive back to Vienna quite enjoyable and was a fun way to conclude the trip. So, even though this trip was a bit more expensive than others, I would highly recommend it.

Date of the tour October, 2019

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