Water activity

Salzburg: Boat Ride to Hellbrunn and Palace Visit

Water activity

Salzburg: Boat Ride to Hellbrunn and Palace Visit

From US$ 43.12 per person

See the imposing scenery of Salzburg and enjoy a boat ride on the Salzach. Visit Hellbrunn Palace and let the famous water features in the incredible palace gardens amaze you.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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  • Discover the two sides of the old city of Salzburg on the Salzach and admire the sights of the city from the water
  • Enjoy an incredible view of Hellbrunn Palace and the shore on a boat ride
  • Experience a ride in a nostalgic double-decker bus, visit the pleasure palace and admire the water features
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Discover the old city of Salzburg by water and sail leisurely along the river. Admire the gorgeous façades of Salzburg in the direction of Hellbrunn with views of the mountain range and rural Salzburg. After half an hour, arrive at the Hellbrunn dock and board a London-style double-decker bus, which will bring you to the fairytale Hellbrunn Palace (Schloss Hellbrunn). Enjoy priority entry to the world-famous water features in the palace's expansive gardens. Experience life as it was and see what delighted the local archbishops 400 years ago: mysterious, mystic grottoes, water features, and geysers around every corner. See the exclusive premises of the pleasure palace and hear interesting information with your audio guide. After the tour, you will return to the old city.
  • Boat ride
  • Transfer to and from Hellbrunn Palace in a historic double-decker bus
  • Quick entry to the water feature
  • Visit to the palace
  • Food and drink
  • Extras

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Meeting point

Please redeem your voucher 20 minutes before departure at the ticket counter, Franz Josef Kai 1a.

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Know before you go

  • If the boat trip is not possible due to weather conditions or technical problems, the local partner reserves the right to carry out the tour entirely with the London double-decker bus or to cancel it completely. If the tour is carried out exclusively with the London double-decker bus, a price reduction or cancellation is not possible.
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4.5 /5

based on 219 reviews

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I bought the trip at last minutes because I was so lazy to do any research when I arrived to Salzburg. The trip to Hellbrunn Palace was worth every penny. And I was very surprised at how young and good the boat crews are when witnessing them driving the boat against the rough current through the bridges.

March 27, 2023

The boat ride itself is kind of lacking, and not as much as a tour as I thought as more of a short ride to where the bus brings you to the palace. The palace itself is nice and the trick fountains are a great, unique, adventure for an afternoon. The double-decker bus driver was great though! Very friendly and outgoing, talked with us and pointed out interesting things along the way and around the site. He also gave us suggestions of places to go in town. His suggestion of the St. Augustiner beer garden was, in our opinion, the best part of Salzburg. Well suggested and glad to talk to him.

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March 27, 2023

Perfect way to spend an afternoon. The tour guide was knowledgeable, spoke perfect English. We decided not to take the double decker bus back because the place was too beautiful to leave so soon. We used bus 25 to get back to town which took approx. 25 min and 5.22 Euros for two adults.

March 27, 2023

Product ID: 59660