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Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Private Day Tour from Salzburg

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Salzburg Private Tours, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsWe will pick you up from your hotel or any other location in the city of Salzburg Pass 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: Municipal office St. GilgenSee the town center of St. Gilgen, including town hall, Mozart fountain and the birth place of Mozart's mother.Duration: 10 minutesStop 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: 2 hoursStop At: Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", Hallstatt, Upper AustriaOptional: 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: 40 minutesStop At: Salzbergwerk HallstattOptional: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: 5 Fingers, Obertraun, Upper AustriaOptional: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: Gosauseen, Gosau, Upper AustriaMarvel at the Gosausee, with the glistening Dachstein glacier as its backdrop.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, Upper AustriaOptional: Dachstein Giant Ice Cave offers you the chance to embark on a breathtaking adventure through rock and ice.Duration: 2 hours

$822.05 Private & Custom Tours

Hallstatt Private Tour with 5 Fingers or Salt Mine Visit

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

$112.54 Cultural & Theme Tours

Salzburg Lake District and Hallstatt Private Full-Day Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Schloss Fuschl, A Luxury Collection Resort & SpaBe ready for pickup at 10.00 am at your Salzburg hotel. Make yourself comfortable in your comfortable touring vehicle and experience the beautiful landscape that the famous ‘Salzkammergut’ lake region has to offer. After a short drive from Salzburg you’ll reach the castle of Fuschl. Capture a picture of the castle of Fuschl with the emerald-green Lake Fuschlsee as its backdrop, before heading on to St. Gilgen with Lake Wolfgang, the next photo stop.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: St Gilgen Mozartplatz, St Gilgen, Austrian AlpsThe next highlight is Wolfgang Lake and the village St. Gilgen. See the town center of St. Gilgen including the birth place of Mozart's mother and the main town square with town hall.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Pfarre St. Wolfgang, St. Wolfgang, Upper AustriaContinue on your scenic route and capture a picture of St. Wolfgang from a great view point before arriving at the next town, in Bad Ischl. The drive will take you through Bad Ischl, which is famous for the “Kaiser” (Emperor) Villa and the Café Zauner, and on to Bad Goisern and Hallstatt.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Hallstatter See, Hallstatt, Upper AustriaHaving reached Hallstatt and the highlight of this full day tour, your private guide will point out the must-sees of Hallstatt to you, 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.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"Start with taking the “World Heritage View” lookout platform which was officially dedicated in 2013 and has been a magnet for visitors from every corner of the globe ever since. The platform is 1150 feet above the rooftops of Hallstatt which will be next and certainly is another highlight of that 8-hour private tour. After experiencing these spectacular view you can visit the Salt Mine, if you wish or just simply spend more time in Hallstatt. During the winter months - Dec to March - we'll visit the Gosau Lake with Dachstein view instead.Once this tour is focusing on the world heritage site Hallstatt you’ll certainly have plenty of time to see all the must-sees and hidden gems of Hallstatt. Enjoy lunch in one of the great lake side restaurants (at your own expense).Duration: 3 hours 30 minutesPass By: Salzburger Altstadt, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsThis 8-hour private tour from Salzburg to the World Heritage Village Hallstatt concludes at your Salzburg hotel.

$570.87 Private & Custom Tours

Private Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

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: Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", Hallstatt, Upper AustriaOptional: 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: 40 minutesStop 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: 2 hoursStop At: Gosauseen, Gosau, Upper AustriaMarvel at the Gosausee, with the glistening Dachstein glacier as its backdrop.Duration: 10 minutes

$2157.90 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Austria, Czech Republic Private 3-Day Tour, Hotel, from Vienna

Day 1:Starting at 9am from Vienna, you will drive along the motorway toward the western side of Austria with a stop at Melk Abbey - a Benedictine abbey above the town of Melk (Lower Austria), which sits atop a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River at the adjoining the Wachau Valley. The abbey contains the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau and the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, Austria's first ruling dynasty. After a short stop, you will continue through Linz - the third biggest city in Austria to the pearl of Czech Republic to Cesky Krumlov - where we would have a tour of this beautiful medieval town which used to be owned by the richest families in Czech republic with your local guide. Your accommodations will be in the heart of this beautiful town.Overnight: Hotel in Cesky Krumlov Day 2:After breakfast, you will make your way back into Austria to visit beautiful mountain towns of Bad Ischl, Hallstatt and Strobl. These unique towns are all set in the beautiful countryside with lakes surrounding them. After this remarkable visit, you will continue to the town of music and birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart known as Salzburg, where you will see the Fortress, Getreidegasse, Mozarts Birthplace and known shopping streets.Overnight: Accommodations in Salzburg Day 3:Today, you will head to the skiing area and to the famous glacier in Zell am See and visit the top of Kitzsteinhorn's summit station which is situated 9,938 feet (3,029 meters) above sea level. It is the highest point comfortably accessible for everyone in the county of Salzburg and a real shining star among the countless alpine options. Gipfelwelt 3000 allows you to savor the entire fascination, energy and grandeur of high alpine nature. From its position at the edge of the "Hohe Tauern National Park" the summit complex offers stunning insights into and views of the mystical Kitzsteinhorn and the Hohe Tauern mountains. You could also try skiing there, as there are many ski schools and ski rentals. It's one of the best skiing places in Austria and only about 1.5-hour drive from Salzburg.After this unique experience, you will be transferred back to either Salzburg or Vienna depending on your plans.

$827.73 Kid Friendly

Hallstatt & Sound of Music Movie locations

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Salzburg Private Tours, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsPick up from your hotelStop At: Salzburger Altstadt, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsVisit the sights of the movieDuration: 15 minutesStop At: Leopoldskroner Weiher, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsVisit the the lake with the house where the Trapp family lived.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Hellbrunn Palace, Salzburg, Austrian AlpsVisit the Glass Gazebo Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Fuschlsee Bad, Fuschl am See, Austrian AlpsStop at Lake and Palace Fuschl Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Red Bull Headquarters, Fuschl am See, Austrian AlpsPicture Stop at Red Bull Headquarters.Duration: 5 minutesStop At: St Gilgen Mozartplatz, St Gilgen, Austrian AlpsPicture Stop at Lake Wolfgangsee drive through the town of St. Gilgen.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Hallstatter See, Hallstatt, Upper AustriaVisit the town of Hallstatt and enjoy 7000 years of history.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Hallstatt Ossuary, Hallstatt, Upper AustriaVisit the world-famous charnel house in St. Michael's Chapel (optional)Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Alpenseebad Mondsee, Mondsee, Upper AustriaVisit of the Sound of Music wedding church.Duration: 20 minutes