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From Vienna: Full Day Trip to Hallstatt and Salzkammergut

1. From Vienna: Full Day Trip to Hallstatt and Salzkammergut

Depart Vienna and journey by bus into the Austrian Alps to explore the Unesco World Heritage Site of Salzkammergut, famous for its scenic lakes, limestone mountains and historic castles. Continue to the beautiful village of Hallstatt on the Hallstätter See and learn more about the development of the village and its salt production industry, dating back to prehistoric times.  Next, climb aboard a boat and cruise across the tranquil waters of the Hallstätter See (only in the summer). Get some free time to explore the village on your own before making your way back to Vienna.

Salzburg: Amphibious Audio Guided Tour on Land and Water

2. Salzburg: Amphibious Audio Guided Tour on Land and Water

Experience an unforgettable city trip as you board a one-of-a-kind Amphibian vehicle specially built for Salzburg. Explore the enchanting area around Mirabell Palace, one of the most popular and beautiful wedding venues. See Mozart’s residence, Leopoldskron Palace with its stunning lake, world-famous due to the scenes filmed for The Sound of Music. Pass through old districts such as Mülln, and many other interesting areas. Splashdown into the Salzach river that flows through the center of Salzburg and experiences the sights from the water. This is no ordinary tour, but a magical sightseeing experience. Enjoy live commentary as well as an additional 8 languages on your audio guide which provide insightful commentary on truly fascinating surroundings.

Salzburg: Cruise, Dinner & Fortress Concert

3. Salzburg: Cruise, Dinner & Fortress Concert

Combine a dinner and "Best of Mozart"- fortress concert with a popular cruise on the River Salzach and experience Salzburg and its surroundings at its best.  Start your tour in the center of the old town and cruise south past the impressive scenery of the old town. Marvel at one of the city's most popular villa areas and get a glimpse of the impressive Tennen and Hagen Mountains. The 40-minute cruise is followed by an exquisite dinner at the panorama restaurant at Hohensalzburg Fortress. Afterward, listen to a "Best of Mozart"-concert within the most splendid halls of the fortress. Enjoy this unique combination crowned by a final high above the city's rooftops. Classic dinner menu: • Mini bread rolls with 2 different spreads • Consommé of beef with semolina dumpling • Corn chicken supréme with rosemary potatoes and seasonal vegetables • Mozart dessert VIP dinner menu: • Mini bread rolls with 2 different spreads • White wine soup with roasted Marcona almonds • Sous vide cooked short rips from local beef on truffled mashed potatoes and grilled tomato de Roma Alternatively for the VIP dinner menu, you can choose: • Salzburger gold trout, 'müllerin art' with rosemary potatoes • Salzburger nockerl • Fluffy egg soufflé with vanilla cream and berries *Vegetarian options are available upon request.

Salzburg: Boat Ride to Hellbrunn and Palace Visit

4. Salzburg: Boat Ride to Hellbrunn and Palace Visit

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.

Salzburg: Boat Ride on the Salzach

5. Salzburg: Boat Ride on the Salzach

Discover the highlights of Salzburg's old city from an entire new perspective on this exciting boat tour along the Salzach. See the breathtaking silhouette of the city, admire the exclusive villas in the southern part of Salzburg and enjoy the awe-inspiring landscape along the riverbanks. See the Hagen and Tennen mountains and admire the impressive panoramic view from the water.

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Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 48 reviews

A fantastic journey over the Salzach and through Salzburg with a unique vehicle. It has space for 20 people, so everything is very informal, no audio guide but easily understandable, personal explanations in German and English via microphone. We were fortunate that the tour was accompanied by the builder. The most important highlights were explained to us in a very humorous and exciting way, there was a stopover where there was also a toilet and the captain and the builder patiently answered all questions about the vehicle as well as Salzburg and Mozart. A highlight of our stay.

I enjoyed my tour to Hallstatt from Vienna. They took us to a self-service brunch and dinner place that was delicious and I thought the time we were in Hallstatt was enough to explore the beautiful little town. My only suggestion would be to hit the funicular/skywalk first and then visit the town to save yourself time and beating the crowd once you arrive. The drive to Hallstatt was beautiful as well. Highly recommend this tour if you would like to visit Hallstatt from Vienna!

I surprised my husband with the cruise as he loves boating. It was an excellent introduction to the history of Salzburg. The walk to the funicular gave us a glimpse of the old town and its squares. We loved stumbling upon the old time royal pharmacy. We explored the top of Fort Salzburg on our own and took lovely pictures of the incredible scenery. We enjoyed dinner and the Mozart, Dvorak and Strauss concert with talented musicians that followed.

Good historical content of the entire route. Schedules met.

Very nice tour guide and everything organized very well!