Private Tour: Eagle's Nest And Bavarian Alps Tour From Salzburg

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Overview

Discover the breathtaking views from the Eagle’s Nest (Kehlsteinhaus) in the Bavarian Alps on this private tour. Traveling from Salzburg, pass picturesque countryside on your way to the mountain retreat of Obersalzberg. Then transfer to a special coach to navigate the steep grades up to the Eagle’s Nest. After a ride in a World War II-era elevator, take in spellbinding views of the snowy Alps and villages below. You have the freedom to schedule this private tour when you wish and tailor the itinerary to suit your particular interests.

Highlights

  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver
  • Private guide for a more personalized experience
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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After pickup from your hotel in central Salzburg, travel by minivan or Mercedes E-Class across the Austrian-German border into scenic Bavaria. Pass acres of farmland and picturesque farmhouses as you make your way to Obersalzberg, the site of Adolph Hitler’s residential complex.

At the foot of Obersalzberg, transfer into a bus fitted with a special engine and brakes for a 4-mile (6.5 km) trip along a road just 13 feet (4-meters) wide with a 22% grade.

When the road ends, walk through a 407-foot (124-meter) long tunnel to a World War II-era elevator built directly into the mountain. This opulent elevator is lined with brass, mirrors and leather and takes you inside the Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus).

Though the Eagle’s Nest was built as a retreat for Adolph Hitler as a 50th birthday gift, Hitler rarely visited the house. Today, this historical site located at an elevation of 6,017 feet (1,834 meters) is famous for its incredible views.

Walk around the property and up to the summit of Obersalzberg to admire stunning views of lush green valleys and the snow-capped Bavarian and Austrian Alps. Feel free to take plenty of photos and ask your knowledgeable guide as many questions as you wish about the history and significance of the Eagle’s Nest. Being on a private tour means you can take your time and get the most out of your visit.

On the way back to Salzburg, stop briefly at Berchtesgaden, which once was the site of important Third Reich buildings but today is a popular and lovely recreational area. You'll have 45 minutes in Berchtesgaden to explore and get a bite to eat (own expense).

Your 5-hour private trip to the Eagle’s Nest ends with drop-off at your Salzburg hotel.

Inclusions for Private Tour: Eagle's Nest And Bavarian Alps Tour From Salzburg

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by minivan or Mercedes E-Class
  • Private guide

Exclusions for Private Tour: Eagle's Nest And Bavarian Alps Tour From Salzburg

  • Entrance fee Kehlstein Haus (16.10 euros per adult; 9.30 euros per child)
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Itinerary:

Please note: Entrance fees to the Kehlsteinhaus are not included in the tour price and have to be paid on the day (approx. 16.10 euros per adult and 9.30 euros per child).

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • We loved our private tour of Eagles Nest and the Bavarian Alps. Thomas, our guide was very informative. Scenery was beautiful! We stopped for lunc at a local cafe and enjoyed authentic German food. Delicious. Recommend this tour.

  • It was a great tour and our guide was excellent. He saved us time in lines so we had more time to enjoy the tour and spectacular the scenery.

  • My family and I had a great time with Anna on our Private Tour of the Eagle's Nest and the surrounding area. She arrived right on time at our hotel, had impeccable English, a terrific personality, but most importantly great knowledge of the areas we visited. Our first stop was the Eagle's Nest and she was able to get our tickets very quickly and we were off on the next bus. The view from the Eagle's Nest was stunning and the historical significance made it even more awe inspiring. Along the way Anna shared with us the culture and history of Salzburg and the Austrian people. She personalized our tour based on what our family's interest were. She took us for a beautiful hike out to an incredible view of the King's Lake and had a super secret parking spot that got us very close to the trail. From there we had a brief visit to Berchtesgaden which is a beautiful little Bavarian village. The tour was a great value and I highly recommend it.

  • This was our favorite tour of all three weeks in Europe. The views were amazing and the weather turned out mostly clear. You could see all the way to Salzburg. Our guide was very informative telling all about the Eagle's Nest and the area as it was during the war. He told us about various points of interest in the city as we drove back to our hotel.

  • The best tour ever, had the most amazing guide all decked out in his Austrian outfit, his knowledge was outstanding and being a private tour made it just that little bit more special. The scenery in Salzburg has to be seen to believe, we saw mountains, green hills and beautiful lakes, what else could you ask for. A tour we would highly recommend to anybody

  • Beautiful scenery. We love the private tours because they are geared towards us. If we want to stay longer at one thing, we can. If we aren't as interested in another, we can leave at any time. Definitely recommend this trip!

  • Good tour with Gert. Took time to explain the significance of the Eagles Nest, was savvy enough to make sure we took the 1st bus up to the top and to miss the queues on the way to the top. Took us to Konigsee along the back roads which was enjoyable. Had a dip in the lake on a very hot day.

  • Our tour guide, Johannes was awesome. He picked us up at our hotel, right on time. He had great insight on the areas on the way to Eagle's Nest. He REALLY took care of us. He made sure that we had priority before others waiting in line and made us feel like VIPs! After the main tour, he also took us to a very special section the diesel engine that propels the elevator that is not open to the public and was kind enough to take pictures of us. He then took us to town for shopping and lunch. He recommended the Golden Bear, which was delicious. He even took us right before the other tour buses came, so we beat the crowds. On the way back to the hotel, he stopped by a convenience store for us so we could get water and snacks for the hotel. Eagle's Nest is a must see. The view is breathtaking. Yes, it's quite a hike. I'm very out of shape but was able to hike to the top to admire the view. Take this tour, you'll only be sorry if you don't!

  • We had a very good time. Our guide, Lisa, was very knowledgable and fun to be with.

  • Good tour. Guide was very knowledgeable. Recommend it.

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