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Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) Tours and Activities

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Built in 1077, Austria’s Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) is one of the largest fully-preserved castles in Central Europe. Here you can enjoy incredible countryside views and guided tours of the baroque state rooms, lookout towers, and museum collections.

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Best of Mozart Concert and Dinner or VIP Dinner at Fortress Hohensalzburg

Best of Mozart Concert and Dinner or VIP Dinner at Fortress Hohensalzburg

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Make romantic memories in beautiful Salzburg during this dinner experience at Salzburg Fortress with Mozart concert. Take your seat with your significant other inside the 900-year-old Salzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg). Savor a delicious dinner of traditional Austrian dishes in the fortress’ spectacular surroundings. Afterward, enjoy a recital of some of Mozart’s most famous pieces courtesy of The Mozart Chamber Orchestra of Salzburg. Upgrade to a VIP experience and enjoy a special dinner menu.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.55
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$75.55

Mozart Concert and Dinner or VIP Dinner at Fortress Salzburg with River Cruise

Mozart Concert and Dinner or VIP Dinner at Fortress Salzburg with River Cruise

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Experience the baroque city of Salzburg at its most romantic with an evening of sightseeing, cuisine, and live music. Cruise the Salzach River through Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, dine by candlelight at the Salzburg Fortress’ Panorama Restaurant, then see Mozart’s most beloved works performed inside the historic castle. This Salzburg experience includes the option to upgrade for a VIP experience featuring a special menu, Champagne, and a souvenir program.
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  • 4 hours 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.97
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$98.97

Private Customized Salzburg City and Country Tour

Private Customized Salzburg City and Country Tour

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Get to know Salzburg's most important landmarks and highlights on this full-day private walking tour. Visit sites such as the Felsenreitschule, the University Church, the Franciscan Church, Getreidegasse, Fortress Hohensalzburg, Mirabell Gardens, and others. Hotel pickup and drop-off included. This private tour ensures personalized attention and a flexible itinerary.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$828.63
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$828.63
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Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

Salzburg Day Trip from Vienna

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Explore Salzburg's Mirabell Gardens and UNESCO-listed Old Town on this day trip from Vienna. Led by a local guide, enjoy the stunning drive to Salzburg, stopping at Lake Mondsee and winding through the Austrian Alps. Upon arriving, take a guided walking tour of Mozart's home town and visit the gardens of Mirabell Palace. Your day trip concludes with transportation back to Vienna.
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  • 13 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$140.47
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$140.47

Panoramic Salzburg City Tour with Coffee and Cake

Panoramic Salzburg City Tour with Coffee and Cake

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Discover the highlights of historic Salzburg on a 1-hour city tour by bus of the city that includes coffee and cake at a local restaurant after the tour. Join a guide and small group on a specially-designed route that offers the perfect introduction to Salzburg. This 1-hour city tour of Salzburg has departures throughout the day.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$40.08
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$40.08

Hallstatt Half-Day Tour from Salzburg

Hallstatt Half-Day Tour from Salzburg

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Discover the magic of the alpine region of Salzkammergut on this half-day coach tour of Hallstatt from Salzburg. A guide fills you in on the region’s history on the ride to Hallstatt, stopping for views the spectacular mountain ranges. At Hallstatt, you have ample free time to take a walk along a lake in a historic village, see the Muhlbach Waterfall, visit the museums and the famous "Bone House," and more. You can also opt to take a cable car ride to the Hallstatt World Heritage Skywalk.
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$73.66
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$73.66

Skip-the-Line: Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

Skip-the-Line: Eagle's Nest in Berchtesgaden Tour from Salzburg

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Journey through the stunning scenery of the Bavarian Alps on this half-day tour of the Eagle’s Nest, Hitler’s former mountain retreat, from Salzburg. Led by an expert guide, pass Hellbrunn Castle and the Konigsee River Valley as you travel to Obersalzburg. After bypassing the crowds with a skip-the-line ticket, soak up incredible views from the top of the mountain. Your tour will conclude with transportation back across the border to Salzburg.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$90.92
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$90.92

Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines

Salzburg Super Saver: Bavarian Mountains including Eagle's Nest and Salt Mines

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Soak up three top-selling tours at a discounted price on this Salzburg Super Saver through the Bavarian Mountains. Led by an expert guide, begin your morning with panoramic views of the Alps at Hitler’s historic mountain retreat, known as the Eagle’s Nest. Then spend the afternoon exploring the underground world of 450-year-old salt mines, before concluding with a trip to the charming town of Berchtesgaden.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$146.16
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$146.16

The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

The Original Sound of Music Tour in Salzburg

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Relive your favorite scenes from the classic musical "The Sound of Music" on this Salzburg sightseeing tour. Visit filming sites around the city while your guide provides historical background on Salzburg’s top attractions and architectural jewels, including the gazebo where "Sixteen Going on Seventeen" was shot.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.54
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$57.54

Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg

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See the underground world of Obersalzberg’s salt mines on this 4-hour trip from Salzburg. Led by a local guide, venture along the scenic Alpenstrasse as you wind through the Bavarian Alps. Suit up in traditional miners’ wear and descend into the salt mines dating back 450 years. Then, experience a unique raft sail along the salt lake in the mines' grottos and hear the history and lore of the underground world. After a stop at the charming village of Berchtesgaden, your tour will conclude in Salzburg.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$70.46
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$70.46

Christmas Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

Christmas Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

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Feel festive this Christmas season with a horse-drawn sleigh ride in a village near Schladming. Departing from Salzburg, this day trip ventures along the Salzach River Valley and travel up 3,281 feet (1,000 meters) to the Alpine mountain of Dachstein. Relax with some lunch at a local inn before hopping on a sleigh ride to soak up the wintry scenery. Your excursion concludes at its original departure point.
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  • 8 hours
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$95.96
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$95.96

Salzburg: Palace Concert at the Marble Hall of Mirabell Palace

Salzburg: Palace Concert at the Marble Hall of Mirabell Palace

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UNESCO–listed Salzburg is famous for its classical music heritage, and for live performance there are few locations to match the Marble Hall in 17th-century Mirabell Palace. With this ticket, take your seat in the Marble Hall and enjoy a recital in the classic tradition of Mozart. Marvel at the skill of the soloists and ensembles on stage, and admire the beautiful baroque architecture for which Mirabell Palace is known.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$41.43
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$41.43

Salzburg Food Tasting Tour

Salzburg Food Tasting Tour

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Join your private guide on a 3-hour walking tour to discover (and sample) the food that makes Salzburg such a popular destination.  You’ll stop at major markets as well as artisanal shops to sample drinks, sweets, and signature Austrian cuisine, such as pumpkin seed sausages, mozartkugel (local chocolate), and dumpling secret. Along the way, you'll see some of the city’s most famous attractions.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$374.03
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$374.03
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Private Tandem Paragliding in Salzburg

Private Tandem Paragliding in Salzburg

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This is a once in a lifetime adventure - flying from a high mountain over the city with fascinating views of the alpine scenery. You will have an instant launch experience together with a safety pilot. There is no prior training necessary and all safety equipment is included. This adventure is a "must-do" for tourists coming to Salzburg as in no other spot in the world you can fly instantly over a major city from a mountain nearby. The launch site is easily accessible by public transport or car. No hiking necessary. If you can walk - you can fly with us.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$148.46
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$148.46

Amphibious Splash Tour on the Water and on the Land in Salzburg

Amphibious Splash Tour on the Water and on the Land in Salzburg

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Skip the typical sightseeing tours and embark on a unique experience in Salzburg. Board an amphibian vehicle and see the sights of the city from both land and the water, concluding with "splash down" into Salzach.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$42.58
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$42.58

Salzburg Highlight Tour with Fortress Hohensalzburg

Salzburg Highlight Tour with Fortress Hohensalzburg

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Explore Salzburg and see the city’s major sights on this private guided walking tour. Stroll through the Mirabell Garden, see Mozart's residence and Trinity Church, and walk to the Salzach River and take in the views of the Old Town of Salzburg. Browse the Farmers Market, which is filled with vendors selling local cheeses, sausages, and pretzels with beer.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$304.98
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$304.98
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From Munich: VIP Daytour to Salzburg by train in a small group

From Munich: VIP Daytour to Salzburg by train in a small group

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You'll learn about Mozart, and many other personalities from this Wonderful city. We visit many places from the movie Sound of music with songs from the movie. I sing three (sometimes more) songs from the movie for you. The second part of my tour contains a shopping tour, if you like. Besides it, you may have the boat trip (for 1:30 hour) and see more from the region. My tours have a maximum of 15 people and I work through with the group, if wanted. I lead my tours in person. I rare cases (of health or other major problems) a substitute with same skills will be provided.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.81
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$116.81
Price varies by group size

With a local: Private Tour from Munich to Hallstatt and Salzburg with Lunch

With a local: Private Tour from Munich to Hallstatt and Salzburg with Lunch

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Austria here we come! The full-day trip starts in the morning, with pickup at your Munich hotel or private accommodation. Drinks and snacks will be waiting for you in a comfortable SUV or Minivan vehicle. As soon as we have arrived in Hallstatt, at the edge of the Hallstatt Lake, we will visit the Skywalk "World Heritage View Point". 360 meters above the town. Afterward, we will walk across the market and stroll through the idyllic valleys. During the walk, I will tell you more about the community and the surrounding region. On our way to Salzburg, we will stop in St. Wolfgang. Here, all participants will get a delicious lunch. Meal plus a drink of your choice is included in the tour price. Strengthened and still in a good mood, we continue to Salzburg. Once we have arrived, we will have plenty of great photo opportunities, be it the birth house of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Hohensalzburg, the smallest house in the city (1.42 meters wide) or other sights of the wonderful city.
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  • 11 to 12 hours
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$1,725.15
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$1,725.15
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Munich Austrian Alps, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Day Trip

Munich Austrian Alps, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Day Trip

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Admire Austria’s Alpine landscapes and towns on this private day trip from Munich. Sink into a deluxe private sedan, cross the border into Austria, and drink in the Salzkammergut region’s peaks, pastures, and villages on route to Hallstatt on Lake Hallstatt. After lunch (own expense), continue past Lake Fuschl to Salzburg for a walking tour, and optional visits to the Hohensalzburg Fortress, Mozart’s Birthplace, and more. Onboard WiFi, refreshments, and hotel pickup and drop-off included.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,121.36
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$1,121.36
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With a local: Private Tour from Munich to Salzburg with Lunch

With a local: Private Tour from Munich to Salzburg with Lunch

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Salzburg here we come! The full day trip starts in the morning, with pick up at your Munich city hotel or private accommodation. Cool drinks and snacks will be waiting for you in a comfortable SUV or Minivan vehicle. As soon as we have arrived in Salzburg, one of the most beautiful cities in Upper Austria, we will explore the Hohensalzburg Castle from the in and outside and attend a castle tour. The imposing castle 506 metres above the rooftops of Salzburg, offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the beautiful city and its surroundings. Afterwards we will have a delicious traditional Austrian lunch. Strengthened and still in a good mood, we continue our walk through the old part of Salzburg. We'll have plenty of great photo opportunities, be it the birth or residential house of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the Mirabell Gardens, the Residence Square, the famous Cathedral, the Getreidegasse, the Mönchsberg, the Makartsteg, the Museum der Moderne or many other amazing sights.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$1,494.98
per group
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$1,494.98
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Best of Salzburg with a licensed guide

Best of Salzburg with a licensed guide

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Skip the run-of-the-mill sightseeing tours and enjoy an in-depth, personalized experience of Salzburg with this guided tour. In the company of just your party and a guide, explore the most important sites of the Austrian city, such as Mozart's home.
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  • 4 hours
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$485.78
per group
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$485.78
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Daytrip to Salzburg City from Munich

Daytrip to Salzburg City from Munich

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Our tour to Salzburg starts in the centre of Munich at Karlsplatz (Stachus). The journey brings us along the motorway into the world famous Austrian city which has become a UNESCO World heritage site in 1997. Once there, you can join an orientation walk into the city centre with our English-speaking guide. After that you will have a few hours time to enjoy the beautiful sites of Mozart’s hometown, to have lunch, take a stroll through mainstreet ‘Getreidegasse’ or take a trip in a horse-drawn carriage. And the landmark, Hohensalzburg castle, is also well worth a visit. During the month of December you could visit the famous Christmas Market at the cathedral square. The city with its charme and flair and is a must see all year around!
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$60.20
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$60.20

Private 3-Hour Self-Guided Tour of Salzburg

Private 3-Hour Self-Guided Tour of Salzburg

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Take a walk in cozy alpine city of Salzburg, sightseeing of architecture, make unforgettable photos in the best photo locations, and try the most delicious Austrian desserts! Many sights are waiting for you: Mirabell Palace and Garden, House, where Mozart was born, and lived. You will take a walk in medieval streets of old city, and see Salzburg cathedral, Fortress, Gold sphere, St.Peters Abbey and beautiful old cemetery. You will taste Buns by Monks, famous Mozart candies, and Sacher cake! At the end of the tour, you will enjoy the panoramic view of the city from the observation deck from Sound of Music and tasty meal!
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  • 3 hours
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$40.28
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$40.28

Innsbruck to Salzburg, full day with all Highlights

Innsbruck to Salzburg, full day with all Highlights

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This is a mixed Tour from Innsbruck to Salzburg and back. Drive with 7 seats car, private tour. Driver is also Tour guide! You can also choose parts of the tour route by your own. Salzburg, a beautiful and important town in austria. i will show you all the highlights and must see places. we will walk, take the public transportation, the funicular train to the castle, the river cruise if possible. i show and explain traditional food, you will hear all about the history of this fantastic town. A day full of new impressions, stories about the history and you be shure the best way to visit a town you can choose also different stops while the transport - its your day, your car, your guide
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$632.98
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$632.98
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) costs USD 17.26. Guided Hohensalzburg Fortress (Festung Hohensalzburg) tours start around USD 17.26 per person.
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