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Salzburg Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

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Duration: Choice of 1 day or 2 day ticket validity, Boat cruise of 40 minutes
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  • The flexible and fun way to explore enchanting Salzburg
  • Excellent audio commentary available in seven languages
  • Option of a delightful boat cruise on the River Salzach
  • Find out about Mozart’s life in Salzburg

Discover the bewitching beauty of Salzburg with this flexible hop-on hop-off bus tour.

Admire the city’s grand 17th and 18th century houses and the magnificent palaces and gardens. View the baroque splendor of Mirabell and see Schloss Hellbrunn, famous for the trick fountains that give unwary visitors surprise showers.

Salzburg is of course Mozart’s city and the composer is widely celebrated here. Visit his childhood home in an old burgher’s house and also view the residence he moved to later in life.

The city was also famously the setting for the ‘Sound of Music’. Fans can find scenes from the film like the gazebo where Rolf and Liesl sang ‘Sixteen Going on Seventeen’ and see the Abbey where the original Maria Augusta von Trapp, whose story inspired the movie, was a teacher.

With 12 convenient stops, your hop-on hop-off tour covers all the main attractions. If you’re short of time take the 1 day option; for a more leisurely experience select the 2 day package. You can also add a delightful boat cruise on the Salzach River if you wish.

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Customer reviews

Apart from the very interesting landmarks of Salzburg the tour brought some memories of the sound of music scenes...

HAMED AL-TAHER United Kingdom
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Lovely tour and great commentary....

jeanette dalli Malta
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There are three options for your Salzburg Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour: 1 Day Bus Tour, 2 Day Bus Tour and 1 Day Combined Bus and Boat Tour.

1 Day Bus Tour:
This tour is the perfect introduction to Salzburg. Your ticket is valid for 1 day, which will show you all the main attractions. You can join the tour at any of the stops and redeem your voucher as you board the vehicle. The tour starts at Mirabellplatz 2, next to Mirabell Gardens and University Mozarteum.

On this sightseeing tour, you will travel in a comfortable coach. As you go along, you can enjoy an informative commentary in seven different languages: German, English, Italian, French, Spain, Russian and Japanese.

Below is list of the 12 stops and some points of interest associated with each.

1. Mirabellplatz (Mozarteum): The stop for the splendid baroque Mirabell Palace and Gardens, and also for the Mozart Square with Mozart Statue and Mozart's Residence – a museum housed in the apartment where the composer and his family lived for a time in Salzburg

2. Ferdinand-Hanuschplatz: Embarcation Point for Salzburg River Cruise and Footpath to the Old Town of Salzburg

3. Herbert-von-Karajan Platz: The stop for Horse Pond, Festival Hall/House of Mozart and St. Peter's Abbey – founded 1300 years ago and one of the most interesting city churches. Also for Mozart’s Birthplace – the apartment where Mozart was born, and where the Mozart family lived for 26 years

4. Stiegl Brauwelt: Stiegl World of Beer Museum – Austria’s only beer museum

5. Schloss Leopoldskron: Leopoldskron Palace – a rococo palace and national monument

6. Alpensiedlung Süd Park and Ride: The embarcation point for Salzburg City Cruise

7. Schloss Hellbrunn: The stop for Hellbrunn Palace, a 400 year old Summer Palace known for its trick fountains, also for the glass Gazebo used in Sound of Music and for Salzburg Zoo

8. Gwandhaus: Gwandhaus is Salzburg’s convention center

9. Nonntal: The stop for Nonnberg Abbey – the oldest women's religious house in the German-speaking world. Footpath to Fortress Hohensalzburg, the 900-year-old fortress that is the city's chief landmark and the biggest and most fully-preserved fortification in Europe

10. Mozartsteg (Imbergstr.): Capuchin Mountain and Monastery, where you can see some of the best views of Salzburg and surroundings

11. Mirabellplatz (Andräkirche): The stop for the neo-gothic St. Andrew's Church, Mirabell Palace and Gardens

12. Salzburg Main Station: Central Station of Salzburg, Statue of the Empress Elisabeth

You can choose to leave the coach at any point before the expiry of your 1 day ticket.

2 Day Bus Tour:
This tour follows the same route as the above but your ticket is valid for a full 2 days.

You can hop off the bus just as you like to go sightseeing and rejoin the tour at your convenience.

1 Day Combined Bus and Boat Tour:
This is the same as the 24-Hour Bus Tour but from May to September you can enjoy the extra pleasure of a boat cruise on the Salzach river.

The boat 'Amadeus Salzburg' is a highly modern cruise boat with a 68 passenger seating capacity. Its unique one-of-a -kind design with spacious windows allows for magnificent panoramic views. An informative commentary is available in three languages (German, English, and Italian).

The boat cruise leaves hourly from Hanuschplatz/Markartsteg from 1100h (11:00am) to 1700h (5:00pm) and the trip takes 40 minutes.

Your Combined Bus and Boat Tour ends at your convenience.

Please note
You can exchange your isango voucher for your ticket when you board the bus at any of the stops.
You can use your ticket in the next 12 months after you purchase it.
  • Luxurious, air conditioned coaches offering headsets for every seat
  • Multi-lingual audio commentary (available in German, English, Italian, French, Spain, Russian and Japanese)
  • 1 or 2 day tickets
  • Special 1 day ticket with an additional boat trip of 40-minute (available from May – September)
  • Entrance fees to attractions
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus: All year; Daily
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus & Boat Cruise: 01 May - 30 Sep; Daily
Choice of 1 day or 2 day ticket validity, Boat cruise of 40 minutes
Start time
Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Departures:
Peak Season
01 Apr - 31 Dec: Starting from 09:30am to 5:00pm, every 30 minutes
Low Season
01 Jan - 31 Mar: Starting from 10:00am to 4:00pm, every 45 minutes
Boat Cruise Departures: On the hour from 11:00am to 5:00pm
Meeting point
The tour loop starts at Mirabellplatz 2, next to Mirabell Gardens and University Mozarteum. You can exchange your isango voucher for your ticket when you board the bus at any of the stops
Ending point
You can get down at any designated stop
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Additional information
The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have
Dos & Don'ts
Wear comfortable shoes for walking and don’t forget the camera

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