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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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Romantic Sleigh Ride through the Salzburg Countryside

2. Romantic Sleigh Ride through the Salzburg Countryside

Experience Salzburg's magical snowscape in a novel, unique, and above all, a romantic way. This half-day excursion will take you out of the city to the picturesque village of Faistenau. Your horse-drawn sleigh will take you onwards through a winter paradise. Snuggle down under a warm blanket and enjoy viewing the fairytale landscape in the time-honored way. After the ride (around 1 hour in length) there will still be time for a nice warm drink in a traditional village inn. If there is no snow, you can nevertheless take a ride in a horse-and-carriage, a wondrous trip through the dreamy countryside around Salzburg that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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Salzburg City & Christmas Markets Tour with Mulled Wine

3. Salzburg City & Christmas Markets Tour with Mulled Wine

Enjoy a Christmas walk through the lovely city of Salzburg, with your certified and experienced guide, they will tell you about local history, (seasonal) culture, music, and more. You are greeted  by the smells of local food and drink at the Christmas market of Palace Mirabell, then you continue through the nearby Mirabell Garden - a beautiful place to sing a song or two. Stroll by Salzburg's main sights, with their historic backgrounds, all the way to Residenzplatz Square, and enjoy the lovely atmosphere of Christmas trees, market stalls, smells, and decorations, as you learn many things about this fascinating city from your guide. As the tour comes to an end, you can dwell at the famous Christkindl Christmas-market with your guide, discussing the many things there are yet to see here during your holiday. As your ways part, accept a small gift package from your guide, as a reminder to the time you shared.

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Silent Night Oberndorf Christmas Eve Tour from Salzburg

4. Silent Night Oberndorf Christmas Eve Tour from Salzburg

Enjoy an unforgettable Christmas Eve! This 4 hour excursion to Oberndorf, near Salzburg, will make this Christmas one you will never forget: for in Oberndorf stands the Silent Night Chapel, where the famous carol was first performed. According to the legend, it was here that Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber, the lyricist and composer, found themselves faced with the problem of a broken organ. Mohr remembered the poem, Silent Night, which he had written two years previously, and Gruber wrote out a simple tune that he could play on the guitar. And that was how the famous song was born. It is traditional in Salzburg and the regions around it, upper Austria, Bavaria and Tirol, to turn out all the electric lights on Christmas Eve. The church will be lit only by candlelight. There is no more heartwarming place to take part in the Christmas festivities than the Oberndorf Chapel. Of course, the proceedings end with Silent Night , and whatsmore, in several languages. Before visiting the chapel, a knowledgeable guide will accompany you along the Salzach, through the snowy foothills of the Alps.

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What people are saying about Salzburg

It was one of the most wonderful things we have ever done - Walter was amazing - his knowledge - wow. The weather was perfect - the lunch the bus ride and of course the sleigh ride - just like something out of a fairy tale book - it was a winter wonderland at its very very best - 7 stars

Only tour I have done in my life in which I have not felt a sheep following the flock. Correct times. The English of the guide very easy to understand. Blankets are not electric, they are lifelong. The horses can rest, they look well cared for.

This was a fantastic experience, our guide Leopold was absolutely awesome and funny and made us laugh the whole day! The horse drawn sleigh ride is something you must do whilst in Salzburg. It is spectacular and beautiful. Highly recommend!

Pure magic! An absolute must do. We went to Salzburg for a white Christmas only to find out, that unlike every brochure we saw, Salzburg hasn’t had a white Christmas for 8 years. This tour absolutely made the white Christmas come true.

Amazing experience!! Beautiful scenery!! Fantastic horses (and drivers)!! Plus plenty of time to explore too!!