In two hours, the Private Walking Tour of Salzburg covers the same sights as the Free Walking Tour. The tour includes all the essentials of Salzburg and prepares you for further explorations.
However, on a private tour of Salzburg, you get to ask more questions and have a more personal experience overall.
In addition to the standard private tour, you may specify your interests and desires in the booking form below so that we can create a tailor-made experience.
Who is the Private Walking Tour Salzburg for?
Private Walking Tour Itinerary
Salzburg Private Tour Highlights
While you could customize the private tour to your needs, we recommend going for our default walking tour. We put a lot of thought into the private walking tour schedule. That way we slightly adapt the plan to your individual group but still visit the most important sights of Salzburg.
Mirabell Garden and Palace
While the Spirit of Mozart is the meeting point for every Free Walking Tour, Mirabell is often the meeting point for private tours. The garden is one of the highlights of Salzburg and the perfect place to meet your tour guide to start your introduction to the city.
Mozart’s Residence is located on Makartplatz square just outside of Mirabell garden. Makartplatz is where Mozart moved at the age of 17 before he moved to Vienna at 25. The residence is a museum that we see and hear about from the outside.
Makartsteg is the love lock bridge of Salzburg. Here we get a great view of the Salzach river, the city mountains, the fortress, and the old town before we cross the river.
Getreidegasse is Salzburg’s most famous street. It’s a shopping street and famous because Mozart’s birthplace, the most well-known sight besides the fortress, is located in Getreidegasse.
The daily market takes place on the University Square, and the University Church is one of four churches designed by the Austrian baroque architect Fischer von Erlach. The church belonged to the old university, which is located on the same site, hence the name.
The Salzburg Festival is the most prestigious festival for classical music in the world. While concerts and theater are performed at more than 15 locations, is the concert hall the main performance. There we will not only learn about the history and present of the Salzburg Festival but also about “the Sound of Music” if you have seen the film.
Saint Peter’s Monastery
At the monastery of Saint Peter, we go way back in time. St. Peter is the place where Salzburg was founded. Salzburg was founded in the year 696 and today the monastery is the oldest monastery in the German-speaking area, if not in the whole of Europe north of the Alps.
The Franciscan Church is unlike any of the many other churches in Salzburg. It combines a variety of different art styles, from the Romanesque of the Middle Ages to the Neogothic of the 19th century.
The Salzburg Cathedral is a must-see and my favorite free-of-charge tourist attraction in Salzburg. Even if the Cathedral is an active church, guided tours are allowed. During our private tours we, depending on group size and circumstances, admire the stunning facade or also visit the inside of the archbishop’s church, the most important sacred building in Salzburg.
Kapitelplatz is the square where we get the best view of the Hohensalzburg fortress. That’s where we will talk about the history of the landmark of Salzburg. A visit to the fortress as part of your private tour would of course be possible, but we recommend exploring the fortress on your own later on. on the fortress, there are various museums, viewing platforms, and hidden corners that are best explored with enough time.
Residence square is the main square of the old town of Salzburg. The square derives its name from the two residences of the archbishops that are located there. Both of the residences, the old and the new residence are history museums nowadays.
The Mozart Statue
Mozart is everywhere in Salzburg, but how did that start? He was born in Salzburg, but after his death, most people in Salzburg have forgotten Mozart. Only 50 years after his death the statue was built, the genius remembered and the Mozart cult began. Mozart Square with the statue is one of the most iconic places in Salzburg and the end of most of our walking tours unless otherwise requested.
To maintain a personal and enjoyable experience for all, we limit our tour groups to a maximum of 25 individuals. Therefore, bookings are required. In case you can’t make it for some reason, please cancel in order to release the spot for someone else.
DURATION 2 HOURS
Salzburg is small. In 2 hours with your private tour guide, you get a thorough understanding of the history, the culture, and the things to see and do in Salzburg during your stay. Shorter tours are not recommended. Longer walking tours are only recommended if you have special interests or wishes.
While the Free Walking Tour is only available in English, private tours are also available in other languages. We all speak English and German, but some also speak Spanish, Italian, or French. Unusual languages are also possible because we have a network of internationals to work with.
Personalize your Tour
You get to see the essentials of Salzburg without customizing your tour. Because your private tour guide is fully committed to your group, she or he gets to know you better and can customize along the way. However, if there are any particular interests, any additional sights on your bucket list, please mention them in the additional comments field in your request below.
Send your Request
Tell us about your interests, how long you have to see Salzburg, when you are visiting, and we’ll build an itinerary that suits you! Complete the form and we will get in touch within 48h.
If it’s a last-minute request you can also call or send a WhatsApp.
Frequently Asked Question
Here are a few more frequently asked questions about our private walking tours of Salzburg.