Private Tour: Hallstatt Tour From Salzburg

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
    Traveler pickup is offered
    please wait in the hotel lobby, your driver will meet your there
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Travel to the village of Hallstatt in the stunningly scenic Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) on this private tour from Salzburg. Admire amazing views of Dachstein Mountain on your way to Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site linked to several ancient cultures. Learn the history of this culturally significant area from your knowledgeable guide. You can take a mountain train up to the world's oldest salt mine for incredible views, stroll around Lake Hallstatt, admire the Mhlbach Waterfall and discover the remarkable Beinhaus (Bone House). Being on a private tour makes for a more flexible, intimate experience.

Highlights

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

Know More about this tour

After pickup from your hotel, travel for approximately 1 hour by Mercedes E-Class or minivan, passing the ski resort towns of Russbach and Abtenau on your way to Gosau. Marvel at phenomenal views of the Dachstein, a famous Alpine peak that rises to an elevation of 9,826 feet (2,995 meters) before continuing on to Hallstatt in upper Austria. Since your tour is private, feel free to tell your guide where youd like to spend more time and ask as many questions as you like.

Your guide will explain the immense cultural significance of Hallstatt, an old salt mining town that has been linked to prehistoric Celtic peoples. Because of the ancient area's rich stores of natural salt, it is one of the first places humans are known to have settled.

In Hallstatt, consult with your guide to decide on your sightseeing itinerary and explore on your own for half an hour if you wish. You can travel by mountain train up to the world's oldest salt mine (entry at own expense) and take in picture-postcard views of the town below. Take a walk around Lake Hallstatt and observe how the houses above you cling to the mountainside. Admire the Mhlbach Waterfall cascading down the mountain and take a scenic boat ride out on the lake (own expense).

Check out the incredible Beinhaus (Bone House) behind the Catholic church (own expense), a fascinating collection of 1,200 painted human skulls. When Hallstatt ran out of burial grounds in the 1700s, corpses were exhumed and the skulls were decorated to preserve the memory of the deceased.

Relax and capture lovely photos on the drive back to Salzburg. Your 5-hour customizable private tour of Hallstatt and the gorgeous Austrian countryside concludes with drop-off at your Salzburg hotel.

Inclusions

Private tour

Transport by private minivan or Mercedes E-Class

Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

Driver

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks

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

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Oct-2018

    You cannot go to Austria and not go to Hallstatt. Taking a private tour was awesome. Beautiful place.

  • 08-Jan-2018

    We had a great trip to Hallstatt. Our tour guide picked us up right on time and the vehicle had plenty of space for four travelers. Our tour guide Carlos was excellent. He provided facts and stories all the way from Salzburg to Hallstatt. He answered all of our questions and was very clear and insightful. We highly recommend this tour, this company, and a quick visit to Hallstatt!!

  • 22-Dec-2017

    Amazing tour and well worth the investment. Wolfgang was the best and Hallstatt is a one in a lifetime visit.

  • 20-Nov-2017

    nice, quaint, picturesque village.. too bad it was too foggy to go up the skywalk. there are also nice shops within the area, and some good restaurants too.. loved dining and sipping coffee while enjoying the view.

  • 20-Oct-2016

    Hallstatt is unbelievably beautiful. You will leave there with postcard perfect pictures. We felt a little rushed however. Wish we would have had more time to spend there.

  • 01-Aug-2016

    He was more interested in listening to classical music than explaining about the sights. Also, he was very time conscious kept us from seeing all that was promised.

  • 18-Jul-2016

    This was such a wonderful tour ! Our tour guide, Sonya, was so interesting and gave us great information about Hallstatt and the surrounding areas. She was very knowledgeable and fun ! Do not miss seeing Hallstatt ! It's amazing and the drive to and from Salzburg is just as enjoyable. We saw Lake Fuschlsee and Lake Wolfgangsee. They were also so beautiful. We had time to walk around the town of Hallstatt and it was perfect !

  • 12-Jul-2016

    This tour was amazing!

  • 01-Jun-2016

    Visit to Slatmine was included and mentioned in the tour voucher whereas on tour it was not covered. When we told the guide he refused to take us to the Salt Mine.

  • 26-May-2016

    This Private Tour really Recommended,

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