Medieval Alpine Beauty!

Salzburg is undoubtedly one of the most stunning cities in central Europe. This World Heritage UNESCO site has as much to offer, if not more, than any city in the world.

From the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to the filming of “The Sound Of Music”, there is much to discover. Salzburg is separated by the Salzach river, which also adds splendor to the overall atmosphere. Crossing one of the multiple bridges to get from one side of the city to the other is an adventure in itself. Should we use the footbridge used in “The Sound of Music”, or should we take the one with hundreds of thousands of love locks adorning each side?

The High Fortress that overlooks the city beckons us to visit. It dates back to the 11th century and is one of the largest medieval fortresses in Europe. The many cafes in town beg us to try the local delicacies. We can stroll past the house where W.A. Mozart was born, and venture around the corner to have coffee in the same Café where Mozart himself was a regular.

If we take the funicular (or hike, it is all possible, just steep) to the High Fortress, we can visit the museum, there, and get the history of salt production in the area, as well as climb to the top and get stunning 360° panorama views of Salzburg and the Alps.

An unforgettable journey to an amazing city.

I pick you up at your Munich city hotel, and we travel along the German Autobahn towards the Austrian Alps.

The adventure already begins when we arrive at the parking garage. We park inside of a mountain. From this point on, the day will be spent walking, as it is not very practical to drive in Salzburg once we are there. The entire old town is only for pedestrians.

We will walk around the old town and see all of the main sights that interest you. As so many people know, much of the Sound of Music was filmed in Salzburg. We can see those sites, such as the stairs where Maria and the children sang “Do Re Mi” or the entrance to the Abby Maria actually was a governess at. We can take the Funicular up to the High Fortress and discover hundreds of years of history, everything from salt to the Holy Roman Empire. We can visit the birth house of Mozart, or take an elevator up the side of a mountain, and hike to the fortress on a path that gives endless stunning views of the Salzach river and the town of Salzburg. It is all possible.

We will have numerous lunch options, and this can all be decided as we go. 

I can customize this tour according to your preferences, please contact me for details, or we plan as we go. 


  • The base tour price: €930-.
  • The base tour price is based on 1- 7 passengers. The base tour price is not based on the number of passengers.
  • Larger groups may be possible. Please message me for more information.

Included in the base tour price are:

  • Door-to-door service. Pick up and drop off at your Munich city hotel.
  • All vehicle and parking fees.
  • Flexibility wherever possible. All itineraries are subject to your input and wishes.
  • Historical background about the places we visit.

Extra costs include:

  • All tickets and entry fees, such as the High Fortress or the Mozart Museum.

I am happy to customize the day to fit your wishes and interests. Message me for details.


Many of the things we will be able to see and do can often be impacted by the time of year and the weather.

An average day tour has a duration of 9+1/2 hours. Traffic may affect the tour duration.

We will travel in a 2021 Mercedes van, very comfortable with AC and seats that can be tilted back. If a child’s seat is needed, I can provide a seat for children around 9 months to 6 years. Please let me know in advance as the seat is not in the van at all times.

This trip is normally around 1 hour and 45 minutes one way. I am always flexible, and we will always have the option to stop for a break whenever anyone would like to.

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  • !! Please note that many shops and most supermarkets are closed on Sundays.
  • Many Places, especially smaller cafes and restaurants, still do not accept credit cards. A little extra local cash (Euros) is never a bad idea.

Patricia G. Nov. 2022

  • TOUR: 5 days of Bavarian magic
  • DATE: Nov. 01-05/22

    ★★★★★We were with Jay for 5 days. During our time on the tours, Jay was willing & able to work with the needs of our group of 4. Due to a last minute injury in our group, he was able to accommodate a wheelchair user and the related accessibility needs. Jay’s fluency in both English and German helped us communicate clearly with him and the people in the local communities. Would highly recommend Jay for your tour group. His overall knowledge and host-like personality made this the best experience.

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