Guided tour

Salzburg: Historical Walking Tour

Salzburg: Historical Walking Tour

Walk through the history of Salzburg on this half-day tour. Explore the beautiful churches and cathedrals of Salzburg's old town, and see attractions such as Mirabell Gardens, Mozart House and St. Peter's Monastery.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • Discover the history of Salzburg
  • Explore Salzburg's Baroque old town with its beautiful churches and cathedrals
  • Learn about Salzburg's most famous historical figures, such as Mozart and the Von Trapp family
  • See the beautiful Mirabell Gardens
  • Walk along Getreidegasse, a medieval alley full of shops and high-end boutiques
Full description
For centuries, Salzburg was a proud state ruled by Prince Archbishops who lavished great wealth and splendid architecture on the city. Renowned architects and artists worked throughout the centuries to create many architectural jewels. On this 2-hour guided walking tour, you can take in examples of Salzburg's breathtaking legacy of Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque artistry while learning about the city's fascinating history. Meet your knowledgeable local guide at the spectacular Mirabell Gardens and Palace. Wander through the elaborate Italian Baroque-style palace gardens, and view its famous statues. Crossing a footbridge into Salzburg's Baroque old town, see the house where Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born and learn about his life and work. Then, stroll down Getreidegasse and admire the picturesque streets and hidden byways of the old city. Stop at Salzburg Dome Cathedral and visit St. Peter's Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries in Austria and home to one of the world's oldest restaurants.
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Optional activity costs
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

This tour is held daily at 11:30 AM and departs from the Panorama Bus Terminal on Mirabellplatz, on the corner of Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, right in front of St. Andrew's Church. Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before the activity starts.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 27 reviews

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Tour was good and very interesting but could hardly hear guide when she was talking. I know there was a lot of noise around but her voice is not strong enough. My husband could not hear at all. We have been on lots of walking tours in different cities and never had a problem. Apart from that it was a good tour..

May 31, 2019

I regret that there are no free walking tours available in Salzburg.

Although we enjoyed the tour, as the city is incredible and you can't help but be mesmerized, waiting for the guide to give the German version at every stop was exhausting and time consuming. We were on many other cities in Europe that offered free tours which we enjoyed much more. It seems the guides try much harder as they know what they will get pretty much depends on the kind of job they do. It would be worth considering this option in Salzburg.

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August 13, 2016

It was a great tour and guide Garry was very good.

It was a great tour and guide Garry was very good.

August 24, 2019

Product ID: 19985