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Salzburg: 4-hour White Water Rafting on the Salzach River

1. Salzburg: 4-hour White Water Rafting on the Salzach River

Join this rafting tour and head to the Salzach River. Provided the water level is high enough, you'll experience white water rafting of moderate difficulty. From the meeting point, you'll transfer to the start of the river. After you begin, there's a short section of the river that will give you time to familiarise yourself with the character of the river and the onboard commands. You'll soon be at the 'Labyrinth', a blocked rapids section that will demand focused attention. Make your way through the Railway rapids section, after which point the river continues through Lend. From the impressive waterfall of the Gasteiner Ache, things slow down a bit. Shortly before the finish, there are some splashy sections where staying dry will not be an option. After, you'll head back to the meeting point.

Salzburg: River Rafting Trip for Beginners

2. Salzburg: River Rafting Trip for Beginners

Make a splash with this beginners whitewater rafting trip. Discover some great Salzburg scenery and enjoy varied water sections across this 10km tour. After a short 20 minute drive from the meeting point, begin your tour in the shadow of the imposing Hohenwerfen Castle. Your rafting guide will give you all the equipment you need to ensure you're safe and set for the water. Then, its time to make your journey up the river underneath the Tennen and Hagen mountains. Enjoy a route featuring beautiful sandbanks, as well as some faster surge and splashing sections too. Take advantage of the opportunity to jump out of the boat during the route and swim in the river. Enjoy fun for all the family on this whitewater adventure.

Salzburg: Canyoning and Rafting Experience with Lunch

3. Salzburg: Canyoning and Rafting Experience with Lunch

Pack 2 exciting activities into a single day of fun. Explore the stunning Almbach canyon, jumping or abseiling down sheer rock faces and swimming in the fresh waters below. Break for lunch before setting out on the next leg of your adventure, a rafting experience on the Salzach River. Meet your guide at Basecamp Golling to collect your gear and make your way to the starting point, where a day of outdoor fun awaits. First up, a canyoning experience in the Almbach gorge.  Before you set out to explore the canyon, your guide will take you through a full safety briefing. Spend the morning discovering one of the most beautiful and varied gorges in the Salzburg area and learn canyoning techniques from your licensed guide as you traverse breathtaking landscapes. Jump from heights of between 1.5 and 8 meters, zoom down natural slides and swim in the cool canyon waters. And if you're feeling a little uncertain about jumping, you can choose to abseil down the rock face assisted by your experienced guide. Having worked up an appetite, you'll head back to the Torrenerhof Hotel for some traditional Austrian food. Savor a delicious schnitzel or enjoy Kasnockerln (cheese dumplings) for the vegetarian option. After lunch, head to the Salzach River to begin your rafting adventure. Hop into your raft and start drifting down the river, taking this time to familiarize yourself with the onboard commands and the nature of the water. Stay focused as you approach the 'Labyrinth', a blocked rapids section that will demand all your attention. Take a short break from the action as you reach the impressive waterfall of the Gasteiner Ache, where things slow down a bit.  Then, just before your rafting tour comes to an end, make the most of some splashier parts of the river – staying dry will not be an option. End your day with a convenient transfer back to Camp Golling, where you can take advantage of the shower facilities to clean up before heading back to your accommodation.

Salzburg: Horse & Carriage Ride with Austrian Delicacies

4. Salzburg: Horse & Carriage Ride with Austrian Delicacies

Enjoy typical Austrian delicacies of the famous Hotel Goldener Hirsch, during your nostalgic ride through the beautiful city. Listen as your coachman will tell you exciting and unknown stories of Salzburg's history and sights. The carriage is comfortable, wind and weatherproof, and offers four spaces with a table for you to relax on your journey.  Relax on the drive with a clean, emission-free, and quiet mode of transport. On your ride, pass by the most important sights of Salzburg's old town such as Residenzplatz, Kapitelplatz, Domplatz, and Franziskanergasse. See Mozart's house as you gently move through the city. Try traditional Austrian cuisine on this enchanting experience, experience a slower more traditional pace of life for 40 minutes as you see and taste Austria.

Salzburg: Advanced Canyoning

5. Salzburg: Advanced Canyoning

Get ready for this exciting and demanding canyoning tour in a beautiful natural setting. The meeting point for this tour is at the local partner's base in Anif near Salzburg. There, you will receive the necessary canyoning equipment and a safety talk. Then, you will drive your own car to the canyon. Arriving at the canyon, you'll walk up to the starting point where the fun will begin. It’s totally worth it because, after the climb, 3.5 hours of adventurous canyoning await you with many slides and abseiling sections. With safety in mind, you will go through the canyon in small groups led by your state-certified canyoning guide. If you do not dare to jump, there's always the possibility of letting the guide rope you down. The tour will end at the parking lot, where your cars are waiting.

Private Tour: Werfen World's Largest Ice Caves

6. Private Tour: Werfen World's Largest Ice Caves

Meet your private guide at your Salzburg hotel and get comfortable in a luxury minivan for a 1-hour drive south through the Salzach Valley and the Alps (Tennengebirge). On your way up to the ice caves you will stop to admire Hohenwerfen Castle, an iconic hilltop castle used as the backdrop in many films. After you got your tickets for the ice caves (own expense) your guide will walk with you for around 20 minutes to the cable car, after a breathtaking 3 minute cable car ride you will walk another 20 minutes enjoying beautiful views of the surrounding mountains to the entrance of the Werfen Ice Caves, a vast underground labyrinth of icy caverns extending more than 26 miles (42 km) through the heart of Hochkogel mountain. As this is a private tour, you can tailor the pace to your needs. After experiencing this breathtaking natural wonder, journey on to Golling where you will stop near the fascinating late Gothic pilgrimage church of St. Nikolaus, to visit the beautiful Golling waterfalls, the falls plunge 75 meters down two giant steps into the valley below. The thunderous Golling falls are one of the provinces most attractive and romantic natural monuments.

Hallstatt: Private, Customized Full-Day Tour

7. Hallstatt: Private, Customized Full-Day Tour

With a professional local guide and a luxury private vehicle, you will be sure to save time and get the maximum out of a full-day private sightseeing tour to Hallstatt. Starting at 10:00AM, choose from many options possible on the way to Hallstatt, together with your local guide. Hallstatt has a lot to offer; the weather situation on the tour date will be probably be a big factor of what to do best. The boat ride and the cable cars are operating in summer only (boats: from May 1st to October 26th, cable car: April 29th to October 29th). The salt mines in Hallstatt are open from April 1st to November 26th. Once in Hallstatt, you will have several more activities to choose from, such as the five-fingers at Krippenstein (cable car and a hike of 30 minutes), a visit to the ice caves (mid station of Krippenstein cable car), a visit to the Salt Mines of Hallstatt or a boat ride out on the Hallstaetter Lake. Since this is a full day private tour, your itinerary can and will be changed if you so desire. After eight hours exploring one of Austria’s best sightseeing regions, your private tour will conclude with drop-off at your Salzburg city hotel.

Private Bavarian Mountain Tour

8. Private Bavarian Mountain Tour

During this tour you will go on a drive from the city of Salzburg to the city of Hallein, the Dürnberg mountain (possibility to go into the salt mines (extra cost). Then you will see the Obersalzberg where Hitler used to have his summer residence (possibility to visit the eagle's nest (extra cost) during May and October and or the dokumentation center of the Obersalzberg and the bunker system). Then you will see the city of Berchtesgaden, where you have the possibility to go for a lunch. Finally you will see the King's lake, or the hintersee and the Ramsau area of Berchtesgaden. 

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What people are saying about Salzburg

Best experience you can buy for money!! We had such an amazing day, this was so much more than what we expected. If you like to be outside in the nature and have a little adventure you have to try this. Also Wolfgang, our tour guide, was very nice and a fun guy, but most important, very professional and experienced so we never felt unsafe. We will come back for sure!!

Equipment and organization top (pick-up from the train station was possible on request), very exciting and fun, great photos. You definitely get wet from top to bottom.

Pick up very punctually, relaxed drive with interesting travel tips from Michael, great view on the mountain. The ice cave is fascinating and well worth seeing.

Everything worked out great and the team was great! Absolutely to be recommended.

Great event with the best weather, thank you very much