Explore Halstatt and the Austrian lakes district on this full-day private tour from Salzburg. Additionally, choose to visit the 5 Fingers Viewing Platform nestled in the Alps or the world's oldest salt mine. Entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation included. This private tour ensures personalized attention and a flexible itinerary.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Salzburg Private Tours, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsPick up from your hotel or any other location in the city of SalzburgPass By: Salzburger Altstadt, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsWe leave the city of Salzburg behind on our way to the Lake District. Your private guide will explain about the city of Salzburg and how it for many years it was a independent principality, ruled by the Catholic Church and the importance of Salt and how it influenced the growth of the city. Other points of interest will be explained on route to Hallstatt. You will enjoy our off the beaten track over the mountains where you can enjoy unspoiled scenery.Stop At: Schloss Fuschl, A Luxury Collection Resort & SpaWalk down to the emerald green Lake Fuschl, capture a picture of the castle Fuschl a former hunting lodge of the Prince Archbishops, built in 1450. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains that frame the lake.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Red Bull Headquarters, Fuschl am See, Austrian AlpsAdmire the beautiful architecture of the Red Bull headquarters and see one of the largest cast bronze sculptures in Europe.Duration: 2 minutesStop At: MozartblickEnjoy dramatic views above the Lake Wolfgang and the town of St. Gilgen. This is the area that was shown during the opening scene of the Sound of Music. You also have a view to the Schafberg where Maria and the children took the train up to the picnic meadow.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: St Gilgen Mozartplatz, St Gilgen, Austrian AlpsSee the town center of St. Gilgen, including town hall, Mozart fountain and the birth place of Mozart's mother.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: 5 Fingers, Obertraun, Upper AustriaOption 1:After a breathtaking cable car ride, walk around 20 minutes to one of the most spectacular viewing platforms in the Alps that reaches out like a hand over the 400 m drop. From 5 platforms (the 5fingers), each in a different design, you can put your head for heights to the test and enjoy unique views down over Hallstatt, the Hallstättersee lake and the inner Salzkammergut region.The 5 different levels, each 4 x 1 m in size, offer spectacular insight and views. One of the platforms is made entirely from glass and another enables visitors to gain their own personal view of the Hallstatt World Heritage site through a large Baroque picture frame. The ‘5fingers’ are illuminated until midnight and can be seen from far and wide, even at night.On the way to the 5fingers you learn on information boards much about Fauna, Flora and the Geology at Dachstein Krippenstein.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Salz Welten, Hallstatt, Upper AustriaOption 2:The oldest salt mine in the world, Europe’s oldest wooden staircase and the free-floating Skywalk with its “World Heritage View”, 360 meters above the ground: Hallstatt Salt Mine is a mine of superlatives. Come with us on a journey of discovery, back to the very beginnings of salt mining some 7,000 years ago, and experience the history of Bronze Age mining, recounted today in spectacular fashion thanks to state-of-the-art multimedia technology, including a Bronze Age Cinema 400 meters below ground. Here, you will experience up-close the very breath of history. Welcome to Hallstatt Salt Mine!Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", Hallstatt, Upper AustriaIncluded in Option 2:Optional: Take the train up to the Skywalk. When you stand on the “Skywalk”, Hallstatt lies right there at your feet. You look down on the world-famous World Heritage town, the cradle of the Hallstatt Period. Sparkling mystically, Hallstätter See nestles up against the medieval town like a fjord, flanked wonderfully by the spectacular panoramas of the Dachstein.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Central Square Marktplatz, Hallstatt, Upper AustriaIn Hallstatt, your private guide will point out all the hidden gems of the town, which include a beautiful photo spot of Hallstatt, Charnel House (Bone House), Hallstatt Museum, Hallstatt Waterfall "Waldbachstrub", the Sky View Platform, Hallstatt's local residence area and more.You will have 2 hours to explore Hallstatt with all its sights, as well as have lunch at one of the beautiful lake side restaurants in Hallstatt (lunch not included in price).Duration: 1 hourStop At: Gosauseen, Gosau, Upper AustriaMarvel at the Gosausee, with the glistening Dachstein glacier as its backdrop. (Time and weather permitting).Duration: 5 minutes