On this 8 hour customizable private tour you will experience the beauty of the Austrian Lake District, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt, the pearl of the Salzkammergut. You can customize your tour to your preferences, choose between a visit to the oldest salt mine in the world, one of the most spectacular viewing platforms in the Alps: the 5 Fingers or the Ice Caves (weather permitting). Having a professional local driver/guide and a luxury minivan at your disposal ensures a high-class service and maximum flexibility.
This is a great excursion for anyone who loves both incredible scenery and history. After meeting your guide in your hotel (or any other location in the city of Salzburg), escape Salzburg for a private excursion to Hallstatt. Journey along the emerald green Fuschlsee to our first stop at Fuschl Castle. Travel on to St. Gilgen and take a stunning photo of the beautiful scenery from a great view point. Leaving St. Gilgen and driving along the Wolfgangsee, our trip will take us to the town of Bad Ischl, famous for its spa and the Emperor’s summer palace. Driving through Bad Goisern, we will reach one of the highlights of our tour, Hallstatt: the pearl of the Lake District. in Hallstatt you can choose between a boat ride, taking the panorama funicular railway up the mountain and experiencing the magnificent “World Heritage view” 360 meters above town from the Hallstatt sky walk, from the sky walk you can continue on to the oldest salt mine in the world. You also have the option of visiting the Ice Caves or the 5 Fingers viewing platform, which reaches out like a hand over a 400 m drop and is probably the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps.
After your adventure in the mountains, the salt mine, or the Ice Caves you will have enough time to discover all the hidden gems and must-sees of Hallstatt, as well as to have lunch in one of the beautiful lake side restaurants (lunch not included in price). On our way home from Hallstatt, the Gosausee with the glistening Dachstein glacier as its backdrop awaits us for a short stop. Then, we journey on along the Dachstein mountain range through the ski resort of Russbach to Golling and finally, your guide will drop you off at your hotel or any other destination in the city of Salzburg.On the day of the excursion your guide will provide a few itinerary examples with many options to choose from so you can cover all the sights and attractions that really interest you. Depending on the weather or time of year, your experienced Austria Guide will help you to pick the right sights.We do not have a basic itinerary as all of our tours are personalised, flexible and designed individually for our customers.No matter which option you may decide on, a day trip to Hallstatt is a unique experience for both young and old. Find out more about the history, and enjoy the beautiful scenery on this relaxed 8 hour private tour starting from Salzburg.