Private Walking Tour Salzburg
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?
- The Free Walking Tour is for individual travelers and is limited to no more than 25 participants. Therefore, groups of nine or more have to book a private tour with a fixed price of €230,- instead.
- Sophisticated travelers can hire their private tour guide for the most convenient way to see the city. You choose the meeting point, the time, and the places of interest and get your undivided attention.
- No matter if you are traveling alone, with a partner, friends, family, or with a group from school or work with a private tour, we are able to tailor every aspect of the tour to your interests and your pace.
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.
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 or any additional sights on your bucket list, please mention them in the additional comments field in your request below.
Because we only know availability for the next three months, we recommend requesting your private tour no more than three months in advance of your planned arrival.
The tour is wheelchair accessible; however, we kindly request that you please inform us in advance if you will be joining the tour with a wheelchair.
Price: €230,- per Group
Private tours of Salzburg cost a fixed price of €230,- and are for groups of more than eight people or for solo travelers or couples who want the luxury of a private tour guide.
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Important: Before You Book
We recommend starting your private tour in the heart of the Old Town to truly immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the city. If you’re staying outside the Old Town or unsure of a specific meeting spot, the main entrance to Mirabell Castle at Mirabellplatz 4 makes for a convenient and picturesque starting point.
When you request a private tour, please keep in mind that we need some time to find the perfect guide and confirm your booking. While we do our best to accommodate every request, there may be instances where we are unable to find a guide, and your booking might be rejected. Rest assured; we will notify you as soon as possible regarding the status of your booking.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions of the Private Walking Tour Salzburg. You can use this page to inform yourself. If you have a question that is not answered here, please don’t hesitate to contact us.