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Salzburg's Private Introductory Tour With Historian Guide

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Salzburg, Austria
Salzburg's Private Introductory Tour With Historian Guide

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Take a tour of Salzburg with a private guide, and learn about the alpine town from its Benedictine abbeys to the von Trapps. On a 3-hour walking tour, you’ll explore Salzburg Old Town, admire medieval and Baroque architecture, and stand before Mozart’s Birthplace. See St. Peter’s Abbey, and hear tales about the 'Sound of Music,' which was filmed in the city. 
  • 3-hour private tour of Salzburg by foot
  • Explore Salzburg Old Town and admire the architecture
  • See Mozart’s Birthplace and the Benedictine St. Peter’s Abbey
  • Listen to tales about the Sound of Music
  • Enjoy personalized attention from your own guide
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2.5-hour walk trough Salzburg historical center
Professional scholar guide
Food and drinks
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Departure Point

Mozartpl. 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Please meet your guide outside Café Glockenspiel, Mozartplatz 2, 5020 Salzburg, Austria.

Return Details

Salzburg, Austria
Meet your private guide by Salzburg’s Café Glockenspiel, and head out to explore the narrow lanes that zigzag through the Old Town. Walk past wealthy burgher houses fronted with Baroque facades, and admire Salzburg’s commercial center, which has retained its medieval charm. 

After passing through the bustling Getreidegasse shopping district, you’ll work your way to Mozart’s Birthplace. Hear about Mozart’s childhood and his family, and learn about other Classical composers from Salzburg such as Michael Haydn. 

Stroll onward to St. Peter’s Abbey, one of the oldest Benedictine abbeys in Austria, and learn a little more of the city’s history from your guide. Over the centuries, Salzburg has been known for its medieval salt trade, advances in medicine, and its links to the Sound of Music — the city provided the filming locations for the timeless wartime tale.

After three hours, your tour ends in the center of the Old Town. 
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Getreidegasse
Enjoy the narrow, crooked streets of Salzburg's Burgher Town. Here you'll find the passageways of the Getreidegasse shopping district, the Salzburg commercial center which has retained its medieval and Baroque charm from the days when Archbishops ruled. 
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter)
St Peter's Abbey is a Benedictine monastery and former cathedral in the Austrian city of Salzburg. It is considered one of the oldest monasteries in the German-speaking world since its foundation in 696.
Duration: 25 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Mozart's Birthplace
Mozart's birthplace was the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart at No. 9 Getreidegasse in Salzburg, Austria. The Mozart family resided on the third floor from 1747 to 1773.
Pass By:  
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)
We will visit Mozart’s Residence, where he lived until the age of 17, and explore the museum exhibit showcasing his musical genius and dramatic life with the help of your expert guide.
Stop At:  
Mirabell Palace and Gardens
Take in the grand Italian-influenced Baroque squares of the Residenz District where the Archbishops once presided and the extravagant Baroque Mirabell Palace and Gardens, with mythological statues and ornate flower arrangements.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Your tour guides are local historians and enthusiastic hosts who love sharing Salzburg with visitors from all over the world.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Insight Cities
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Bit muddled from tour guide. Didn't...
Sanjay S
, Aug 2016
Bit muddled from tour guide. Didn't feel we got much out of the tour. Could have done most of it on our own. Wouldn't recommend it

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