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From Salzburg: 8-Hour Tour with Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

1. From Salzburg: 8-Hour Tour with Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

Discover the beautiful winter landscape of Styria on a magical day trip to Ramsau am Dachstein. Start the day with a drive along the Salzach Valley, passing a number of famous ski destinations all the way to Schladming. From here you will continue on to the sunny plateau. Here you can admire the wonderful views of the picturesque snow-covered landscape. After a refreshing walk through the romantic town, your tour guide will be happy to give you tips on where to enjoy lunch. The horse-drawn sleigh ride through the idyllic winter landscape begins around 13:00. Let yourself be enchanted by the snow white woods and meadows as you pass by at a leisurely pace.

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From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

2. From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

Depart from Salzburg and get amazing views of Austria's lake district as you travel by coach to the beautiful town of Hallstatt. On the way, you will pass Lake Fuschl, where the headquarters of a world-famous energy drink are located, and make a quick photo stop of the magnificent view over the town of St. Gilgen, Lake Wolfgang, and the surrounding mountains of the Salzkammergut. Afterward, you will continue your trip along Lake Wolfgang and be astonished by the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage landscape. You will pass through a number of charming villages on the 1.5-hour drive to Hallstatt. Once you arrive in Hallstatt, you will have 2.5 hours of free time to explore the breathtaking city and the surroundings. You can then visit the ossuary or “bone-house”, and take a look at its more than 1000 painted human skulls, or take a funicular ride up to the entrance of the world’s oldest salt mine and enjoy the breathtaking view from an observation platform, right above the town. If you just want to enjoy the atmosphere of Hallstatt, take a leisurely walk along the lake, and marvel at how the houses above you seem to cling onto the mountainside. Your trip will end by making your way back, passing through the Rußbach valley and the towns of Gosau and Abtenau which are famous for their stunning views of the Dachstein mountain range, before arriving back to your starting point in Salzburg.

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From Salzburg: Half-Day Tour of Berchtesgaden

3. From Salzburg: Half-Day Tour of Berchtesgaden

This magical tour will start on Salzburg's charming Mirabellplatz, and take you over the Staatsbrücke, along the Salzach river past the Baroque old town, and down the Alpenstraße to the former border controls at Marktschellenberg. During the journey you'll be able to see the Königsee, and drive through the enchanting landscape of the Bavarian Alps, on your way to Obersalzberg (around 1000m above sea level.) Today, the location where Hitler had his holiday residence contains nothing but ruins. A road winds up to the place where the Kehlsteinhaus, Hitler's Eagle's Nest, once stood. The next stop is the Königsee, an azure lake encircled by steep, rugged cliffs. Allowing ample time for you to enjoy the scenery, the tour will then lead you back to Berchtesgaden, where, before your return to Salzburg, you'll be able to try out any of the enticing local delicacies on offer.

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Private Eagles Nest and Salt Mines Tour from Salzburg

4. Private Eagles Nest and Salt Mines Tour from Salzburg

This personal customizable tour covers Bavaria's mountains, Adolf Hitler's former mountain home, Eagle’s Nest retreat, Nazi bunkers around Berchtesgaden, the King's Lake, and the Salt Mines.  After pickup from your Salzburg hotel, start your morning with a scenic drive, following an off-the-beaten-path route past the meadow where the opening scene of The Sound of Music was filmed. The road leads to one of the most beautiful viewpoints in Berchtesgaden and after a short photo stop here continue to the Obersalzberg Eagle’s Nest bus terminal. Here board a specially equipped mountain bus and experience a breathtaking ride up the four-mile (6.4 kilometers) road, negotiating a 27% incline up to a rocky plateau. Disembark the bus here and walk through the 406 foot (124 meters) tunnel to the original WWII brass elevator up to the Eagle’s Nest. Feel the palpable sense of history as the elevator carries you a further 406 feet (124 meters) through the heart of the Kehlstein mountain and straight into Hitler’s former lair. On arrival, take a fascinating tour of the building and afterward get some free time to enjoy the birdseye views and refreshments. Descend from the Obersalzberg toward the mountain town of Berchtesgaden. See the fortress-like system of underground bunker complexes that were built by the Nazis to be used as air-raid shelters, a military headquarters, and a possible last refuge for the Third Reich leaders. Having explored here, emerge back into the daylight and after a short walk, visit the grounds of Hitler’s now destroyed home, known as the Berghof. Continue to the Königssee (King's Lake) a glacial lake in an Alp-framed valley. After a short photo stop at the lake, we will travel back in time exploring the underground world of a 500-year-old salt mine. Relax on a scenic return drive along the Königssee River to Salzburg, where your tour concludes with a drop off at your accommodation or chosen central location.

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Salzburg Sound of Music & Salt Mines Combined Tour Package

5. 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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Austrian Lakes and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

6. Austrian Lakes and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

Whether you are a fan of Mozart, the Original Sound of Music or Austrian nature, this tour is perfect for you. Pick your departure time and relax in a private air-conditioned vehicle while you are passing through beautiful Austrian landscapes. Before reaching the Austrian Lakes District, admire beautiful sceneries of Vienna Woods and Alps. Explore Lakeside Town St. Gilgen and make unforgettable photos at Lake Attersee. In Salzburg, visit the UNESCO-protected Old Town. Along the way, you will see famous landmarks such as the Cathedral, Mozarteum and St Peter's Cemetery, where the Von Trapp family sought refuge in the 1960 musical. As you wander the cobbled Getreidegasse shopping street, the house of Salzburg's most famous resident will appear, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. In the Mirabell Palace and its gardens experience the backdrop of the famous "Do Re Mi“ scene in The Sound of Music before taking in the views up to the Hohensalzburg, the imposing fortress looming over the city. Enjoy free time for lunch, shopping, and discovering the city. Once you finish exploring Salzburg, the departure back to Vienna will drop you back to your accommodation as per request.

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What people are saying about Salzburg

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 90 reviews

We had a wonderful experience with Alenka today. She went out of her way to make our trip wonderful. She is full of energy and has excellent knowledge of the city, its culture, and history. Would most certainly recommend this tour to anyone

Wonderful place :) unparalleled views - well worth the tour. The guide was very helpful and told a lot of interesting things about the area. Convenient transfer. We liked the tour very much

the trip was wonderful and our guide Leo was amazing, he knew a lot and was very nice

Very well. Nice walk through the countryside to Hallstatt with a friendly guide.

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