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Sound of Music and Salt Mines Combo Tour from Salzburg

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Duration: Total: 8 hours
The Original Sound of Music Tour: 4 hours
Salt Mines Tour: 4 hours
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  • A Salzburg super-saver combining two great tours in one
  • The Sound of Music Tour is recommended by Maria von Trapp
  • Breath-taking scenery and magnificent photo-opportunities at every turn
  • Dress up in miners' clothes and ride on original mining wagons
  • Slide-100 foot into the caverns of the salt mine
  • Enjoy a boat ride on an underground salt lake

Combine two of the most popular tours in and around Salzburg for a day full of music, history and fun.

Spend the morning touring key locations of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical film “The Sound of Music”.

See Mirabell Gardens where Maria and the children danced and sang, the Leopoldskron Lake – where they fell into the water, the abbey where the real Maria Trapp was a novice, the church where Maria and the Baron were married in the film – and much more.

Your afternoon experience takes you to the Bavarian mountains for a thrilling underground adventure. Arriving at some 450 year-old salt mines, don miners’ overalls and drop 100 feet into the ground on a long slide. Travel on a little train to different parts of the mine and enjoy the incredible experience of sailing on a salt lake within the caverns.

This combo trip makes a fabulous family day out!

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Antonio our guide for the Salt mines tour was fabulous, very informative and helpful. We enjoyed both tours and was a great day....

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The sound of music tour has some wonderful scenery. The salt mines tour is a once in a lifetime experience. The whole family enjoyed it...

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The super-value Sound of Music and Salt Mines Combo Tour comprises two supremely popular Salzburg tours: the Original Sound of Music tour and the Bavarian Mountains and Salt Mines Tour.

You can start your tour either with “Original Sound of Music Tour” at 09:15am or "Bavarian Mountains and Salt Mines Tour" at 08:45am.

You can be picked up from your hotel in Salzburg City Center or alternatively designated meeting points. “Original Sound of Music Tour”: The original “Sound of Music” soundtrack will be played as you travel along.

Highlights of the tour include the following:

Mirabell Gardens: Maria and the children danced around the statue of Pegasus, the winged horse, and throughout the gardens singing 'Do-Re-Mi'.

Leopoldskron Castle: The castle front was used as the Trapp family home, and the children were boating on the Leopoldskron Lake when they fell into the water. The Venetian room was copied from the castle and used as the ballroom.

Hellbrunn Castle: The glass pavilion in the gardens of this 17th century hunting castle, used in the film, was reconstructed for the pleasure of “Sound of Music” fans still returning after 30 years.

Nonnberg Abbey: In real life Maria Trapp was a novice here and the baron and Maria were married here in 1927. Scenes for the movie made here include the opening with the nuns going to Mass and Maria coming too late.

St.Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang: Scenery shown at the beginning of the movie was filmed at Lake Fuschl on the way to St. Gilgen.

Wedding Church Mondsee: The film wedding between Julie Andrews as Maria and Christopher Plummer as the Baron took place in Mondsee Cathedral.

Bavarian Mountains and Salt Mines Tour:

Your afternoon tour departs from the bus-terminal at Mirabellplatz. After passing the hunting castle Hellbrunn you will cross the Austrian-Bavarian border. You will travel along the Königseeache valley, through the Bavarian mountains, past romantic farmhouses and the ruins of Obersalzberg – Hitler's former mountain retreat – you will arrive at the highlight of the journey, the 450-year-old Saltmines.

Wearing traditional miners' clothing, you descend a 100-foot-long slide into a twilight world of underground grottos. Your tour includes a raft ride on a salt lake, a miniature train ride and a film showing the origin of the salt deposits.

Afterwards you have the chance to regain your strength with some Bavarian specialties (payable direct) during a stop in the village of Berchtesgaden.

You will be driven back to Salzburg and dropped off at Mirabellplatz.

Note: The first part of your combo tour ends around 1330h (1:30pm). The next part of your combo tour starts at 1400h (2:00pm).

Please note
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to reconfirm departure details.

Please bring your passport/photo ID and valid visa with you on the tour.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
  • Complimentary Hotel Pick-up
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus or minivan
  • English and German-speaking driver/guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotel Drop-off
  • Food and beverages
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?
Total: 8 hours
The Original Sound of Music Tour: 4 hours
Salt Mines Tour: 4 hours
Start time
Tour either starts at 09:15hrs (with Original Sound of Music Tour) or 08:45hrs (Salt Mines Tour).
Meeting point
Pick up from city hotels 20 minutes prior to the tour start time. (Please see below note if you are staying in a hotel located in the pedestrian zone.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point.)
For hotels located in the old town and pedestrian zone in Salzburg: You will be picked up from Michaeli Tor (next to the rising bollards), near Mozartplatz, which is just a short walk from these hotels. Please be there 30 minutes prior tour departure, this applies to: ABC Hotel, Hotel am Dom, Pension Chiemsee, Hotel Elefant, Goldene Ente, Kasererbräu, Stadtalm, Weisse Taube, Hotel Wolf.
For the following hotels no complimentary pick-up is possible. Please meet us directly at the Bus-terminal, Mirabellplatz, right in front of St. Andrä Church: Trumer Stube, Hotel Stadtkrug, St. Sebastian, Junger Fuchs, Goldene Krone, Star Inn Gablerbräu, Arte Vida Hotel, Altstadthotel Amadeus, Schwarzes Rössl.
Ending point
Tour ends at Bus-terminal, Mirabellplatz.
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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
Dress for the weather. Please bring your passport/photo ID and valid visa with you and don’t forget the camera!

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