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Salzkammergut: Salt Mine, Lakes, and Mountain Tour

1. Salzkammergut: Salt Mine, Lakes, and Mountain Tour

Take a breathtaking ride from the city of Salzburg into the Bavarian Alps along the Kings Lake-Ache up to the Obersalzberg, where the second headquarters of Third Reich used to be. Afterward, continue to the highlight of the tour, which is the 500-year-old Berchtesgaden salt mine. Slip into traditional miners’ clothes and take the miners’ train deep into the mountain. Experience the fascinating underground world of the salt-miners and discover the charm of the magnificently illuminated subterranean landscape. Take the slides down to the salt lake, which you will cross by boat. After this unique tour, explore the little picturesque town of Berchtesgaden and taste some Bavarian specialties. Leave Salzburg once more and pass by Lake Fuschl and Castle Fuschl. Explore the little town of St. Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born. In the summer (May 1st to October 26th) enjoy a 45-minute boat ride to St. Wolfgang. During winter, take a coffee break at one of the traditional Austrian coffee houses.  At St. Wolfgang, your guide will show you the famous pilgrimage church with its carved gothic winged altar by Michael Pacher. There will be some time to explore the picturesque town or have a coffee break on the terrace of the famous White Horse Inn (Weisses Rössl) at your own expense. Continue your journey along the Krottensee with castle Hüttenstein and drive along Lake Mondsee before returning to Salzburg.

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Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

2. Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

Summer in the Salzkammergut: The Salzkammergut area has long been a dream destination for Austrian royalty. From Emperor Franz Joseph and his court in Bad Ischl to Salzburg's Prince-Bishops in Jagdschloss Fuschl. The picturesque landscapes of Salzburg, Upper Austria, and Steiermark will indeed fascinate. Visit the "Mozart Village" of St. Gilgen, the home of Mozart's mother and enjoy a 25-minute boat tour to St. Wolfgang (Boat tours are seasonal from 01 May to 26 October). In the town of St. Wolfgang visit the famous Gothic altar of Michael Pacher and enjoy a coffee break at a world-class restaurant, "Im Weissen Rössl." The drive back to Salzburg leads past the Krottensee and castle Hüttenstein as well as the Mondsee, which is surrounded by spectacular mountains. All in all, an unforgettable experience. From 27 October through 30 April, in place of the boat tour, you are warmly invited for coffee and cake. "

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Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

3. Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

See the sights of Salzburg on a full-day tour from Vienna, with optional drop off for those who want to stay the night. Traveling in small groups of no more than 8 people, the intimate tour will take you through the breathtaking scenery of the Vienna Woods, with the peaks of the Alps in the distance, and on to the stunning Austrian lake district. Stop by picture-postcard Lake Attersee and visit the charming alpine village of St. Gilgen at lake Wolfgangsee, a famous location in the hit movie "The Sound of Music." Upon arrival in Salzburg, discover Salzburg's UNESCO-listed Old Town with your guide on a leisurely walking tour. Hear intriguing stories about the city's famous inhabitants as you pass Mozart's birthplace, the colorful gardens of Mirabell Palace, the cemetery of the Abbey of St. Peter, Salzburg Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace. Spend the afternoon in Salzburg with plenty of free time to purchase lunch and wander Mozart town on your own before making the journey back to Vienna with your driver.

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Salzburg: Full-Day Private City & Lake District Tour

4. Salzburg: Full-Day Private City & Lake District Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel and then start a tour of the city of Salzburg. You will also enjoy a short walking tour of Salzburg, where you will be shown the highlights of this charming city, have the history pointed out to you and how people live nowadays in this city. Have the most important highlights of the music from the Sound of Music and other movies that have taken place in Salzburg pointed out to you. Afterwards, you will have the possibility to enjoy a lunch in the city of Salzburg or on a mountaintop. Then, you will be shown the countryside of Salzburg by being driven to the lake district area, where you will see the Lake Fuschl, St. Gilgen and the famous Mondsee. On your way back, you will be shown the Mirabell Park before being dropped off in the city center or back at your hotel. 

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What people are saying about St Gilgen

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 112 reviews

Excellent trip. Scenic view, peaceful country side, rich history., knowledgable guide, lots of history briefings on both world wars on the way. It is also good timing to visit during winter time. Definitely worthwhile.

Just an unforgettable day spent on the ground, underground and on the water. Great facilities, wonderful landscapes and a GREAT GUIDE, thanks to which the whole day will remain in your memory for a long time ...

really a relaxing excursion with a personable, funny guide who has a lot of knowledge and passes this on in an exciting and funny way. Thank you, the nice Leopold for the nice afternoon .. (the steirer)

The guide was very good and he knew so much about Austrian history, I got very amused and I learned a lot. I only regret that we had so few time to enjoy more of Salzburg, I wish I had more time...

It was an amazing trip! Would definitely recommend! Beautiful views, relaxed, detailed history from the host and loads of time to walk around the towns.