80° BY THE SEA
Looking for a beach vacation? Let us help you find the right spot.More
The Old City, composed of several interconnecting squares and narrow streets, is best seen on foot. Salzburg's official licensed guides offer a one-hour walking tour through the Old City every day at 12:15, which starts in front of the Information Mozartplatz (€9—owners of the Salzburg Card get a reduced fee).
Several local companies conduct 1½- to 2-hour city tours. The tours are by minibus, since large buses can't enter the Old City. Tours briefly cover the major sights in Salzburg, including Mozart's Birthplace, the festival halls, the major squares, the churches, and the palaces at Hellbrunn and Leopoldskron. Bob's Special Tours is well known to American visitors—the company offers a 10% discount to Fodor's readers who book directly with them (not through their hotel). Salzburg Panorama Tours and Salzburg Sightseeing Tours offer similar tours.