Salzburg Christmas Eve Tour to the Silent Night Chapel

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Salzburg Christmas Eve Tour to the Silent Night Chapel information and booking

from
$48
Duration
4 hours
Departs from
Mirabellplatz Bus Terminal
Returns to
Returns to original departure point
Time of departure
3pm
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Spend an unforgettable Christmas Eve in Salzburg on this tour to the Silent Night Chapel. From the city of Salzburg, travel through the breathtaking foothills of the Austrian Alps along the Salzach river valley to the town of Oberndorf, where you'll take part in a touching Christmas Mass at the historic Silent Night Chapel, a symbol of the beloved Christmas carol 'O Holy Night.'

Make your way to Mirabellplatz in central Salzburg in the late afternoon on Christmas Eve. Then board your coach and relax during a scenic drive through foothills of the Austrian Alps toward Oberndorf, where your Christmas Eve experience awaits.

Admire the dreamy winter wonderland scenery as your guide takes you along the Salzach river valley to Oberndorf, a small town in the state of Salzburg situated on the Salzach river. Here, hop out and walk to the Silent Night Chapel.

Your guide will explain the background of this historic 19th-century chapel, a visible symbol of the Christmas carol 'O Holy Night.' Every year during Christmas, thousands of visitors from around the world flock to the Silent Night Chapel for a touching, solemn Christmas Eve Mass sung in many languages.

Soak up the Christmas Eve atmosphere as you attend the Christmas Mass outside of the chapel. You'll be truly touched by this unifying experience as you sing Christmas carols with your fellow visitors and reflect on the Christmas celebration in the company of your family and friends.

At the end of the Christmas Mass, hop in the coach and relax on the drive back to the city of Salzburg.

What's included

  • Professional guide
  • Transport by climate-controlled coach
  • Christmas eve mass in oberndorf

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off