You may think that The Sound of Music is an old movie, and you would be right, but it is also a timeless classic, and that is the reason that you can still enjoy a Sound of Music Tour. “Set-jetting” (as opposed to jet-setting) is an increasingly popular trend, as holiday makers are now looking to experience the epic landscapes and romantic cities that they see in the movies. The Sound of Music Tour will allow you to visit many locations seen in the film.
Next year will mark 50 years since the movie was released. The story of a former nun-turned-governess, played by a wholesome Julie Andrews, is a classic feel good film which shows good old family values triumphing over the Nazis. Many tour operators base visits around the film but June 2015 will see a week long festival, held in Salzburg, to celebrate its anniversary. The Sound of Music Tour takes you to see some of the many attractions from the film such as Nonnberg abbey, where the nuns sing “Maria”, Mirabell Gardens and Mirabell Palace, where “Do-Re-Mi” was performed, the Felsenreitschule Theatre, where the Von Trapp family sand their farewell song and Baron Von Trapp sang “Edelweiss”, and St Peter’s Cemetery where the dramatic final scenes were filmed. This 8 day Sound of Music Tour is a fantastic experience for all ages, even if you haven’t seen the film, the attractions you get to visit are breathtaking.
Of course there are more than one Sound of Music Tour, as some people choose to visit Austria for a shorter period and enjoy the Sound of Music day tour. This tour will enable you to visit places featured in the film within a closer proximity to each-other so you still enjoy that magical movie experience. This particular Sound of Music Tour is a combination of Salzburg City Tour with an excursion to the Lake District and all the familiar places where “The Sound of Music” was filmed. This is a wonderful trip with breath-taking views of the landscapes surrounding Salzburg as well as its city-scapes and buildings which many fans will recognise from the movie. The friendly English speaking guide will show you all the highlights of the film as well as the historical and architectural landmarks of the city, including the picturesque Salzkammergut Lake District. We will take you to the Mirabell Gardens, Leopoldskron Castle, Hellbrunn Castle, Nonnberg Abbey, St. Gilgen and Lake Wolfgang and the wedding church in Mondsee.
**We can offer this Sound of Music Tour of the country (with Titan Travel) from only £1399pp, including 7 nights accommodation, breakfasts and dinners and excursions.
**We can also organise 8 to 10 day cruises from Budapest to Passau, highlights including watching Elizabeth von Trapp perform songs from the film at the Mirabell theatre. Guests will also have a chance to participate in a sing-along of “Do-Re-Mi” at Mirabell Gardens. Prices start from £2249pp for this truly unforgettable experience.