As you’d probably expect of a city, Salzburg is full of coffee houses, beer gardens and fine-dining restaurants, and is said to have the highest concentration of gourmet restaurants of any city in Austria. As it’s a city, the eateries here are quite spread out. However, you’ll find loads by the river, meaning you’ll not only have a lovely meal, but lovely views too. Make sure you try the local speciality, sacher torte chocolate cake - it’s mouthwateringly good.
Just outside the Mirabell Garden gates you’ll find Café Sacher, the original home of Austria’s greatest sweet, the sacher torte. The ornate, Parisian-style patisserie is a popular place for some fine-dining afternoon tea and cake.
Just across the river is Restaurant Esszimmer. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but the interiors are modern and stylish. The food is beautifully presented with incredible attention to detail, and the service is extremely attentive.
Back across the river is L’Osteria, one branch of a chain of pizzerias. The pizzas are huge, the pasta is tasty and everything comes at a very good price - making it an excellent choice for adults and kids alike
Salzburg is the perfect city to explore by foot as most of the sights can be found in and around the charming old town. Hiring a bike is a great way to explore a little further afield. Salzburg is also served by a very reliable public transport system.
Salzburg City Tour (Daily)
|Pre-bookable Excursions || |
|City Tour (daily) ||€16 |
|City and Boat Tour (daily) ||€33 |
|Mozart City Tour (daily) ||€26 |
|The original 'Sound of Music' Tour ||€40 |
|Mozart Dinner and Concert ||€55 |
A city made famous by its music, Salzburg is home to Mozart and The Sound of Music. Explore the cobbled old town, the cathedral and medieval fortress before crossing the river to stroll through the pretty gardens of the Mirabell Palace.City and Boat Tour (Daily)
Informative city tour including all major sites followed by river cruise.Mozart City Tour (Daily)
Insight into the gothic, Renaissance and baroque aspect of the city as Mozart saw it.Mozart Dinner and Concert (most days)
A musical and culinary delight in the most stylish setting of the Stiftskeller St Peter restaurant.Sound of Music Tour (Daily)
Visit many of the sites from the original movie set in beautiful Salzburg. Explore the surrounding area and learn interesting facts and trivia about one of the most famous films of all time.Please note:
Some entrances, tolls and optional extras are payable locally. Reduced prices for children up to 12 years incl. Infants who do not require a seat are free.
Combine your lake or mountain holiday with a stay in this wonderul city. With musical connections, combine the Hotel Amadeus in Salzburg with the famous White Horse Inn in St Wolfgang.
For onward transfer to your chosen resort, you will return to Salzburg airport by taxi to meet with the transfer coach. To book, add the price of either 3 or 4 nights in Salzburg to your chosen hotel price in your Austrian, German or Slovenian resort. Salzburg can only be booked as part of a twin or multi-centre holiday and can be your first or last centre.
The Salzburg Card card is the best way to explore the beautiful city of Salzburg. With free use of transport and entry into an array of museums, you'll never be bored, and you'll have a lot more cash for the more important things in life - like ice cream.
· Use of public buses
· Entry to museums such as the Museum of Natural History and Technology, Salzburg Museum and the Fortress Museum
· Entry to Stiegl - Workd of Brewing
· Entry to Hohensalzburg Fortress
· Entry to Mozart's Residence
· Entry to Salzburg Zoo
· Entry to Salzburg Residenz Palace - State Rooms
· Great discounts on loads of activities and shopping including the Keltenblitz Summer Toboggan Run, walking tours, the Salt Mine Berchtesgaden and much more
Available to buy online or locally in Salzburg. Adult €42 for a 72-hour pass.
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- 24/7 support and assistance via phone and email – we will text you the in country team's contact number before you leave, so they’re only ever a call or text away.
- Online info pack with lots of useful resort information and tips – you can also contact our overseas experts at any time to ask questions about your holiday; even before you leave.
- Thomson Lakes & Mountains app with travel documents, resort maps, weather forecasts and a currency converter.
There won’t be a rep based in resort, but we'll meet you at the airport, help you get to your transfer and confirm any pre-booked excursions. If you need anything during your holiday, just get in touch via phone or email.
To help you find your way around, all customers staying in Salzburg will get a free guided walking tour of this beautiful city. Your guide will take you to all the best sights on offer and give you the history of the city.
On this walking tour, you can taken in examples of Salzburg's breathtaking Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque artistry. You will encounter the world-famous gardens of Mirabell Palace, crossing a footbridge into the Baroque City Centre of Salzburg. Among the picturesque streets and hidden byways of the Old City you will see the Salzburg Dome Cathedral, St Peter's Monastery and many other important sights and symbols. Your guide will cover not only the history of Salzburg, but also the most interesting information about its most famous citizens.
Not available to book on-line