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Private Tour: Werfen World's Largest Ice Caves

1. 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.

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Salzburg Sound of Music & Salt Mines Combined Tour Package

2. Salzburg Sound of Music & Salt Mines Combined Tour Package

Visit locations from the 1965 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical The Sound of Music in both the city of Salzburg and the famous Salzkammergut Lakes and Mountains Region, plus a tour to the historical Salt Mines. Travel into the beautiful mountain area south-west of Salzburg, the area Maria von Trapp called her "home away from home." Let your guides enchant you with the local history then take a trip into the underworld caverns of the Salt Mines. Learn the amazing history of how salt gave this area its economic wealth. You'll see all the highlights of the area made famous by The Sound of Music, as well as visiting the salt mines. This full day gives you an unforgettable insight into the story of Maria von Trapp, plus the wonders of Austrian nature at her best. A full day of fun, amazement, history, and adventure.

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Hallstatt: Private, Customized Full-Day Tour

3. 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.

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Werfen Ice Caves & Hohenwerfen Castle Private Tour

4. Werfen Ice Caves & Hohenwerfen Castle Private Tour

Visit the world’s largest ice cave or the more than 900-year-old Hohenwerfen Castle. The stunning ice world of Werfen (near Salzburg) is the largest in the world. On this tour, accompanied by an experienced tour guide, you’ll discover a world of glaciers with fascinating ice figures and truly impressive proportions. After about 20 minutes on foot from the Bergstrasse, you’ll arrive at the funicular which will take you toward the cave entrance. From there, it’s about a 30-minute walk to the cave, where the tour guide will take you on a walk through the world’s largest ice cave. You won’t want to miss out on a spectacular natural attraction of this magnitude! Alternatively, at this point, you’ll have the possibility to visit the medieval Hohenwerfen Castle, one of the best-preserved of its kind. Daily guided tours and an awe-inspiring look at resident birds of prey (every day at 3:15) will make this excursion an unforgettable experience.

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What people are saying about Salzburg

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 22 reviews

Very satisfied with Full-day Private Guide Tour (customized)

I have booked the private tour (8 hours) for my family (max 7 persons), which 5 persons are aged between 60-77 years old. They are very old and can not walk easily for a long distance. So the tour guide customized this trip for them and they were very impressed and satisfied with the kind , friendly and good service of the tour guide (from Local partner: MCM tours and travel Salzburg). I will recommend this Full-Day private tour to others :).

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.

Interesting, fun and great value. So well organised, our two tour guides David and Wolfgang were brilliant.

This tour is definitely worth it. Inspite of the poor weather it was great fun.

Great experience, friendly staff, fun tour. A must do!