Salzburg to Vienna One-Way Transfer Tour

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Group Size
8 people

This tour is also available from Vienna to Salzburg.
Trip Itinerary

  • Leave from Salzburg

    This tour offers hotel pick-up. You will be picked up from your hotel, apartment, or any other pick-up point accessible by car.

  • Stop 1: Schloss Ort at Gmunden

    We will enjoy the view of the Austrian Alps and the magnificent Ort Castle situated on the shores of Lake Traunsee.

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    Schloss Ort at Gmunden

    What we'll do

    During our stop, we will immerse ourselves in the beauty and history of this enchanting destination. We'll stroll along the lakeside promenade, soaking in the panoramic vistas of Lake Traunsee and the surrounding mountains. As we walk across the bridge, we'll take a moment to admire the tranquil shimmering waters below and get a closer look at the iconic Ort Castle.

    We will also stroll along the lakeside promenade, soaking in the panoramic vistas of Lake Traunsee and the surrounding mountains.

    About Gmunden

    Gmunden, nestled on the shores of Lake Traunsee in Upper Austria, boasts a rich history dating back to Roman times. Throughout the centuries, it flourished as a prominent trading hub and cultural center.

    Ort Castle, overlooking Gmunden from its picturesque lakeside perch, has stood as a symbol of power and prestige since the 10th century. Originally built as a fortress, it evolved over the years, serving as a residence for noble families and bishops. Today, its well-preserved architecture and stunning views make it a beloved landmark, attracting visitors from far and wide.

  • Stop 2: Traunfall Waterfalls

    We will have a short walk to the stunning and one of the tallest waterfalls in Austria.

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    Traunfall Waterfalls

    What we'll do

    After a short walk from the parking lot to the Traunfall Waterfalls, we immerse ourselves in the breathtaking beauty of nature. Photography enthusiasts will find great opportunities to capture the natural splendor of the falls from different angles. Additionally, the thundering sound of the falls creates a mesmerizing atmosphere. Traunfall Waterfalls promises an unforgettable experience.

    About Traunfall

    Traunfall is renowned for being one of the tallest waterfalls in Austria, boasting a total drop of approximately 65 meters (213 feet). Its dramatic cascades, set against the backdrop of lush forests and rocky cliffs, draw visitors from near and far who come to witness the natural beauty and power of the waterfall.

    Traunfall is also celebrated for its accessibility, featuring viewpoints that allow visitors to experience the falls up close. The surrounding area offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, picnicking, and photography, making Traunfall a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike.

  • Stop 3: Melk Abbey and Old Town

    We will visit the famous Melk Abbey or stroll around Melk's old town and beautiful Melk riverside promenade along the Danube river.

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    Melk Abbey and Old Town

    What we'll do

    There's a variety of activities to enjoy in Melk. We can start by exploring the iconic Melk Abbey (tickets not included), known for its rich history and stunning library. Admire the beautiful Baroque architecture and explore the treasures inside.

    For those who prefer not to visit the abbey, a leisurely stroll through Melk's Old Town offers a glimpse into its medieval charm with picturesque streets and historic buildings. Take a walk along the riverside promenade to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Danube River and the surrounding scenery. Whether visiting the abbey or exploring the town, Melk offers a rewarding experience.

    Additionally, you will have time for a lunch break (not included) in Melk.

    About Melk

    Nestled in the picturesque Wachau Valley in Lower Austria, Melk boasts a centuries-old history as a significant trading center along the Danube River. Its rise to prominence began with the establishment of Melk Abbey in 1089.

    Originally a Benedictine monastery, the abbey became a hub of culture and learning over the years, attracting scholars and artists from afar. Renowned for its library housing rare manuscripts and priceless art, the abbey underwent a grand Baroque renovation in the 18th century.

    Despite challenges, such as wars, Melk Abbey remains a symbol of faith and heritage, captivating visitors with its rich history and stunning beauty.

  • Stop 4: Dürnstein

    We will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Wachau Valley and the Danube River from the Dürnstein Castle ruins or walk around the picturesque village.

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    What we'll do

    The Dürnstein Castle ruins offer a beautiful viewpoint, allowing us to appreciate the stunning landscape dotted with vineyards, forests, and charming villages. On a clear day, the views stretch far and wide, offering glimpses of neighboring towns and picturesque countryside. 

    Additionally, we can explore the castle ruins themselves, imagining the history and legends that have unfolded within its walls over the centuries. Dürnstein Castle provides a memorable experience for travelers seeking both natural beauty and historical intrigue.

    About Dürnstein

    Dürnstein is a picturesque town situated along the Danube River in the Wachau Valley of Lower Austria. Famous for its stunning scenery, historic architecture, and vineyards. The town is renowned for its well-preserved medieval charm, with narrow cobblestone streets lined with colorful buildings.

    One of the most iconic landmarks of Dürnstein is the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, perched high on a rocky hill overlooking the town. The castle gained fame for its association with Richard the Lionheart, who was imprisoned there in the 12th century. Dürnstein offers a serene blend of natural beauty with a rich history and culture.

  • Arrive at Vienna

    This tour offers hotel drop-off. Please provide your preferred drop-off location when making the booking.

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Want to personalize this trip?  When booking a private transfer, tell us your itinerary and start time preferences and we'll do everything we can to accomodate your request. Note: open group tours cannot be customized.

Why travel with Sidetrip?
  • Transport & sightseeing combined

    We offer the chance to see popular tourist sights, as well as lesser-known places of cultural and historic significance, while you travel between two cities.

  • Small groups

    Most of our tours are limited to a maximum of 8 people which means you get the personal care and attention of your tour leader during your trip, as well as the chance to get to know your fellow passengers.

  • Local tour leaders

    Our tour leaders are selected due to their thorough knowledge of local history and culture, as well as their enthusiasm for travel. The stories they share will inspire you!

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  • Great value for your money

    Our tours run regularly so anyone can afford to join the open group tour making it a great travel option for solo and independent travellers.

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What's included?
  • One-way transfer from Salzburg to Vienna with 4 sightseeing stops
  • Knowledgeable local tour leader
  • Transport in an air-conditioned minivan
  • Room for a reasonable amount of luggage
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch (a break is scheduled for this)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Good to know
  • Confirmation will be provided within 24 hours of booking.
  • All tours are subject to availability.
  • Minimum numbers for group size apply. There is a possibility of cancellation even after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour or a refund. The Sidetrip team will also be happy to help you arrange alternative transport to your destination city.
  • Paper free confirmation accepted, just bring an electronic voucher or ID.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking (waterproof would be great in winter).
  • Infant seats are available on request during the booking.
  • All our public group tours are in ENGLISH. Private tours are available in different language
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Meeting point

This tour offers hotel pick-up. You will be picked up from your hotel, apartment, or any other pick-up point accessible by car. Please provide your preferred pick-up location when making the booking.

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Drop-off point

This tour offers hotel drop-off. Please provide your preferred drop-off location when making the booking.

Questions & Answers
  • Is this a one-way tour?

    Yes, this is a one-way tour ending in Vienna. Please note that the tour does not take you back to Salzburg.

  • Do you offer hotel pick-up/drop-off?

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off are only available when booking this tour as a private tour for a single group. Open group tours have a fixed meeting point and drop-off location.

  • Can I take my luggage with me?

    Yes! We have plenty of space for luggage at the back of our minivans. One big suitcase and one smaller bag or suitcase per passenger is totally fine. There is no extra charge for luggage, as long as you don't plan to move to the other city with all of your belongings :)

  • Is lunch included in the tour price?

    Lunch is not included in the tour price but a lunch break is scheduled in Melk. Kindly let our tour leader know if you have any special dietary needs that we should take in account.

  • Is this tour suitable for senior citizens?

    Yes! With a maximum of 8 people in each group, our guide can make sure that the pace of the tour is suitable for everyone. Just note that the tour does include some walking at the stops.

  • What measures are you taking against the spread of covid-19?

    All our groups are limited to a maximum of 8 travellers for open group tours and in case of a private transfer it’ll be just your group in the van with our guide. Face masks are available in each vehicle upon request and hand sanitizers are placed in a hand’s reach from all passengers.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    If you cancel more than 48 hours before the tour, your booking is fully refunded*. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the tour or in the case of a no-show, no refund is issued.

    *Please note, that the credit card processing fee (1.5-3%, up to 5.9% if you paid by Paypal) charged by the third-party payment provider will not be refunded.

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