8 Best Tours In Salzburg, Austria - Updated 2022

best tours in salzburg

Picturesque Salzburg in the beautiful Austria offers so much to do, and so much to see. Experience all it has to offer with these great tours, with a variety that’s bound to please everyone in your group!

1. Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines (from USD 128.0)

   Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines
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Soak up three top-selling tours at a discounted price on this Salzburg Super Saver through the Bavarian Mountains. Starting in Salzburg, an expert guide will show you around. You will enjoy the stunning landscape of the Alps as you travel to the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s historic mountain retreat. Shoot up to the top of the mountain in an original brass elevator, and admire the panoramic views of the Alps and countryside below from there. Explore the remains of Hitler’s mountain retreat and learn about the history of the area.

From here you will head to the 450 year old salt mines situated beneath Obersalzberg. Dress up in miner’s clothing and travel down into the mines via the same slide that was used by the miners. Here you will discover the underground world of the salt mines and learn about the mine’s rich history and the stories of its workers. Enjoy sailing across the scenic salt lake and delight in a little train ride before heading back up to the surface.

The tour will also include a visit to Königssee, a glacial lake situated among the mountains, and the town of Berchtesgaden where you can roam the streets and local shops. Enjoy amazing panoramic views of the Salzburg area and the Bavarian Alps on this full day of sightseeing in the Bavarian Alps!

Read our review of the Eagle’s Nest tour.

Bavarian Mountains, Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines from Salzburg

Duration: 9 hours

290 reviews

2. Mozart Dinner Concert (from 67 USD)

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This Mozart Dinner concert tour consists of a 3 course dinner accompanied by live music in a romantic, candlelit atmosphere. While you savor traditional Austrian fare, enjoy a live performance of Mozart’s most famous works. Skilled musicians and opera singers dressed in period costumes will help you travel back in time for the evening. Food will be presented as 18th-century recipes. The old world ambience is sure to provide a night full of entertainment and enjoyment.

Mozart Dinner Concert Salzburg

Price: from 67 USD


3. River Cruise and Dinner Experience followed by a Mozart Concert at the Salzburg Fortress (from USD 96.0)

Festungsberg Salzburg, Sommer 2008
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A boat ride on the Salzach is an exquisite experience. But it is made even better when followed by dinner and a show! Experience it all with this great tour.

The evening will begin with a cruise starting in the heart of the Old Town. It will then take you to the south of the city, allowing you to discover Salzburg and its surroundings from its most beautiful angle. The boat tour will last approximately 40 minutes. The following candle lit dinner will take place in the Panorama Restaurant of the Salzburg Fortress, where you can admire the sights illuminated at night. This unique evening in the world-famous fortress then concludes with a Best of Mozart Concert in the most magnificent chambers of the fortress.

Mozart Concert and Dinner or VIP Dinner at Fortress Salzburg with River Cruise

Duration: 4 hours 10 minutes

82 reviews

4. Schloss Mirabell Classical Music Concert (from 36.29 USD)

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Enjoy the classical music of Salzburg with this 1.5 hour classical music concert in Schloss Mirabell’s Marble Hall. The Baroque interior of Schloss Mirabell is typically inaccessible to the general public, but with this tour you have access to admire a bit before settling into your seat. The palace was built in 1606 for the Archbishop of Salzburg, but then burned down in the city fire of 1818. The Marble Hall and the Donnerstiege, the palace’s spectacular marble stair case, both survived unharmed.

The palace remains one of the city’s most renowned architectural gems. The concert takes place inside the lavish Marble Hall, where world renowned classical composers like Mozart, Bach, or Beethoven, will be performed. The chandelier room is said to have once hosted rehearsals for Mozart’s father, and also served as the Prince-Archbishop Wolf Dietrich’s banquet hall. This tour is a must-do for fans of classical music; the intimate setting putting you in close proximity to the musicians, in an old-world setting.

Schloss Mirabell Classical Music Concert in Salzburg

Price: from 36.29 USD


5. Salzburg Salt Mines Tour with Underground Lake Boat Ride (from USD 61.0)

Salt Mines Tour
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This tour offers a thrilling experience for people of any age. It’s a chance to experience the salt mines via the miners footsteps. You’ll travel from Salzburg right to the cave entrance, where you will receive overalls to protect your clothing before heading into the mine. A main railway will travel down into the shafts. There you will learn how salt was produced, enjoy the thrill of the slide, and adventure across an underground salt lake by boat.

Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

Duration: 4 hour

197 reviews

6. Boat Ride to Hellbrunn Palace (from USD 39.97)

Boat Ride to Hellbrunn Palace
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If you are looking to visit Hellbrunn Palace (Schloss Hellbrunn), why not take a boat ride to get there? See the beautiful scenery of Salzburg while enjoying some time on the water. Then enjoy an extra special view of Hellbrunn from on the water. At the dock, a double decker bus will be waiting to bring you to the fairy tale Hellbrunn Palace. Hellbrunn is a delightful palace boasting mystic grottoes, water features, and geysers around every corner of the garden grounds. With this tour, enjoy priority entry to the palace and hear interesting information with your audio guide.

Salzburg: Boat Ride to Hellbrunn and Palace Visit

Duration: 2.5 hour

177 reviews

7. Apple Strudel and Salzburg Nockerl Class (from USD 50.38)

Apple Strudel and Salzburg Nockerl Class
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Experience authentic Austrian cuisine through this popular cooking class. This small group cooking class takes place in a relaxed environment, allowing you to enjoy to company of others involved and the tasty food you will be making. An experienced chef will guide you to making an original Austrian apple strudel. You will be served goulash soup, while waiting for your own creations to cook. Yum!

Salzburg: Apple Strudel & Salzburger Nockerl Class

Duration: 1.5 hour

46 reviews

8. The Original Sound of Music Tour (from USD 53.0)

 Sound of Music
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The Original Sound of Music Tour offers 4 hours of exploration throughout Salzburg and its surrounding regions. You will visit your favorite scenes from the classic film, while learning about the history of these famous sites. As you cruise along to these sights, listen and sing along to the soundtrack with your fellow Sound of Music lovers.

You will stop to see Mirabell Gardens where Maria and the children danced around the Pegasus statue and sang “Do-Re-Mi” throughout the garden. Nonnberg Abbey is on the list, as the place where Maria was a novice; the opening scene with nuns going to mass and Maria coming in late took place here. Hellbrunn Castle was built in the 17th-century, and this is where the glass pavilion awaits your musical visit. Leopoldskron Castle was used as the Trapp family home, and other places in the lake region will be included in the tour, such as the Mondsee wedding church and Lake Fuschl, where scenery at the beginning of the film was shown.

The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

Duration: 4 hours

2854 reviews

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These tours allow you to experience authentic aspects of Austria without having to worry about the organizational aspects. Enjoy your trip to Salzburg!

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