Salzburg Holidays

Austria's Festival City of Music

Magnificently set below a medieval fortress, Salzburg is one of Europe’s loveliest cities and the birthplace of Mozart. On the banks of the river Salzach and surrounded by mountains, Salzburg’s picturesque and historic old city is a recognised World Heritage site. On the left bank of the river between the Mönchsberg and Festungsberg lie a maze of narrow cobbled streets, arcaded courtyards and grand tall houses contrasting beautifully with the Cathedral and Residenz Palace from the Baroque, Rococo and Neo-Classical periods. Art galleries, gardens and museums are also plentiful. Additionally, the Salzburg Music Festival takes place every year in August and is the city’s premier event.

Added value

Free Berlitz Guide Book (subject to availability)

  • from£1045pp
  • 140 rooms
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The stylish and contemporary NH Salzburg City is located close to the river and the Mirabelle Gardens.

  • from£889pp
  • 120 rooms
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An impressive and modern hotel located directly next to the main city train station. Enjoy breath-taking views of the old town and surrounding area from the rooftop bar and terrace.



  • from£998pp
  • 70 rooms
Hotel am Mirabellplatz Salzburg Austria Exterior

Attractive former palace that has been restored, in central Salzburg a short distance from the River Salzach. 

Useful Information
Information about Salzburg
Resort Code ATSL
Languages spoken German/English
Time difference GMT+1
Currency EUR
Latitude 47.800673
Longitude 13.043377
Travel and Transportation

Summer 2022

Flying from/to: Salzburg
Birmingham Saturday
Gatwick Saturday/Wednesday

Salzburg transfer approx. 30 mins by taxi.

Self drive is available.

Car hire available: No

Evening resort bus service: No

Local bus services:

Parking available: No

Resort Ski bus available: No


Available to book in Salzburg through Salzburg Tourist office ( excursions are provided by Panorama Tours)

Mozart City Tour

Explore Salzburg Cathedral where Mozart was baptised and later became the court organist and concertmaster, see the Festival District where Mozart concerts are routinely held and visit St. Peter’s Abbey where it was for his childhood friend Abbot Hagenauer that Mozart composed the "Dominicus Mass". The Hellbrunn Palace is also on the stop-off list and the tour will also take you to Leopoldskron Palace and Frohnburg Palace - both locations used in the movie "The Sound of Music". The Highlight of the tour is the Mozart's Residence where you will learn interesting details about the life of the Mozart family.


Travel through the stunning Salzkammergut Lake region to Hallstatt, Austria’s ancient salt mining town and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Take a mountain train ride up to the entrance of the World’s Oldest Salt mines offering in its path a great view down to Hallstatt, alternatively take a leisurely lakeside walk and marvel at the houses clinging onto the mountainside, pass by the Mullbach waterfall and visit the local museum. A must see place includes the ‘Bone house’ behind the Catholic church, proving an interesting view into local family life.

Lakes and Mountains Tour

From Salzburg, the tour will pass Lake Fuschl with castle Fuschl, now a five star hotel, on its shores. Explore the little town of St. Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born and enjoy a 45-minute boat ride to St. Wolfgang. There will be some time to explore the picturesque town or have a coffee break on the terrace of the famous White Horse Inn (Weisses Rössl) - coffee break in the White Horse Inn is optional and not included. Continue your journey along the Krottensee with castle Hüttenstein and drive along Lake Mondsee before returning to Salzburg.

Excursions are available to book locally. All excursions require minimum numbers to run and are subject to change.

Resort Combination

Two Centres | You can book a 3 or 4 nights short break to Salzburg or combine it with a longer stay in a resort nearby. Popular choices include lake resorts of St. Gilgen, St Wolfgang and Zell am See, and the rural idylls of Filzmoos or Kitzbühel.

Things To Do

Art galleries, gardens and museums are plentiful. The 'Sound of Music' with Julie Andrews was filmed here 50 years ago and the music festival takes place every summer in August, flooding Salzburg hotels with eager music lovers.

Salzburg 24h Resort Card (From €28*, Book locally through hotel).


  • FREE admission to all of the city’s attractions (single entry)
  • FREE use of public transport including Fortress funicular,
  • Salzach ship service and the Untersberg cableway
  • Attractive discounts for cultural events
  • Reduced prices at a number of local attractions

Can be obtained locally via our representative.

(incl. Festungsbahn funicular, Untersbergbahn lift, Mönchsberg lift, Salzach River Tour I)
*Cost: 24hrs: from €28; 48 hrs: from €37; 72 hrs: from €43.

City Bus

Thanks to the extensive city bus (Obus) system that’s been in place since 1940, users can access almost every corner of Salzburg, all from the comfort of a quiet, modern, and environmentally responsible vehicle. For those arriving to Salzburg by plane or train, the Obus line 2 brings you from the airport to the main train station, while line 10 will take you from the airport to the city centre. If you arrive or depart by train, lines 1, 3, 5 and 6 will all take you to/from the Salzburg city centre.

Evening resort bus service also available.

Car hire available.



Salzburg Music Festival


Salzburg Music Festival

18 July to 31 August 2022
Each summer, the fairy tale streets of Salzburg are alive with the sounds of Mozart at the Salzburg Festival. Featuring opera, concerts and drama, the Festival enjoys worldwide recognition as one of the most outstanding classical music events today. The Festival takes place in various venues throughout the city, but the main attractions are located around Cathedral Square.


Good to know

  • Wander through the cobbled street of the 'Altstadt' (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) to discover baroque buildings, monumental squares and Salzburg's magical charm 
  • Be sure to visit the spectacular fortress Hohensalzburg, there are many stunning courtyards and walls where you can marvel views towards Salzburg 
  • Indulge in the city's famous coffee and cake culture, or perhaps a traditional 'Biergarten' is more your scene? 
  • Salzburg is the city of music - follow in the footsteps of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Maria from the Sound of Music 
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