This 4-hour Tour starts with one of the most famous Sound of Music location in the city, the Mirabell Gardens with the Pegasus fountain, the stairs, the labyrinth and the view to the old town. Getting out of the garden at Markart Square with Mozart’s Residence and the Holy-Trinity Church you will drive on and cross the river to the historical old town center of Salzburg with the Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s Birth Place, Residence Fountain (Maria and the children on their way to the picnic), St. Peter’s- and Franciscan Church and the Festival House (the Singing Contest and Uncle Max practicing with the children).
The next hightlight is a stop at Leopoldskron Palace, used as Von Trapp Family house in the movie. Take a stunning photo of the Leopoldskron Palace with pond and the fortress Hohensalzburg in the background. The last part in the city is a stop at the Hellbrunn Palace with the Sound of Music Pavilion in the Park. You will have 20 minutes to explore the beautiful park with the Hellbrunn Palace.
The final portion of the tour will take you through the Austrian lake district, enjoy the drive via “Schwaitlalm”, an off the beaten track road to the lake district away from the coach route. The drive will take you to the castle of Fuschl with emerald Lake Fuschl in the background, a perfect opportunity to capture a great picture.
The next highlight is Lake Wolfgang and the village St. Gilgen, the scenery of the area was shown at the beginning of the Sound of Music Film and also Panorama Shots were made here. Enjoy the view to Lake Wolfgang and the "Schafberg" Mountain. Maria and the children were using the rack-railway to the "Schafberg" when going from the city to the picnic site. This view point is another great picture spot.
Relax and enjoy the lovely countryside on the drive from St. Gilgen to the lake "Mondsee" further on to the town of Mondsee with the Sound of Music Wedding Church, from where we make our way back to Salzburg.