1. I usually prefer booking hotels/service apartments through venere.com and will do so for this trip as well.....please do recommend the area in Salzburg that will be most suitable as a base from where I can explore the rest of the city.
2. Is it a good idea to get a bird's eye view on Day 1 on the hop-on hop-off bus and then (once I have a better idea) do things on my own, using public transportation, on the other days?
3. What day-trips can one make from Salzburg? Can these be done by oneself without relying on tour organisers?
Tripadvisor makes planning a trip simple and exciting...I am eagerly awaiting responses from destination experts.