Salzburg Christmas Eve Tour To The Silent Night Chapel

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    03:00 PM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Spend an unforgettable Christmas Eve in Salzburg on this tour to the Silent Night Chapel. From the city of Salzburg, travel through the breathtaking foothills of the Austrian Alps along the Salzach river valley to the town of Oberndorf, where you'll take part in a touching Christmas Mass at the historic Silent Night Chapel, a symbol of the beloved Christmas carol 'O Holy Night.'

Highlights

  • Seasonal Offer
  • Hotel pickup included

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Make your way to Mirabellplatz in central Salzburg in the late afternoon on Christmas Eve. Then board your coach and relax during a scenic drive through foothills of the Austrian Alps toward Oberndorf, where your Christmas Eve experience awaits.

Admire the dreamy winter wonderland scenery as your guide takes you along the Salzach river valley to Oberndorf, a small town in the state of Salzburg situated on the Salzach river. Here, hop out and walk to the Silent Night Chapel.

Your guide will explain the background of this historic 19th-century chapel, a visible symbol of the Christmas carol 'O Holy Night.' Every year during Christmas, thousands of visitors from around the world flock to the Silent Night Chapel for a touching, solemn Christmas Eve Mass sung in many languages.

Soak up the Christmas Eve atmosphere as you attend the Christmas Mass outside of the chapel. You'll be truly touched by this unifying experience as you sing Christmas carols with your fellow visitors and reflect on the Christmas celebration in the company of your family and friends.

At the end of the Christmas Mass, hop in the coach and relax on the drive back to the city of Salzburg.

Inclusions

Professional guide

Transport by climate-controlled coach

Christmas Eve Mass in Oberndorf

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drinks, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Traveler Reviews

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  • 05-Jan-2020

    Panaroma did a good job of herding about 7 coaches full of tourist to the Silent Night Chapel, however, it was not for me despite the fact they were well organised. The evening was cold and wet (it is winter after all), but this made the ground slippery. It was a long time from arrival until the memorial service (half was done in German and half in English). I think this would be better done in the week leading up to Christmas Eve to avoid the huge crowds.

  • 11-Apr-2018

    Highly recommended.

  • 20-Mar-2018

    The setting was really pretty. The choir sang beautifully. You go to the school that is still operating where Joseph Morris worked. The tour was a lot more touristy than I had expected. There were a few thousand people there at the chapel. You stand on a hillside which was extremely crowded and muddy. I was nearly impossible to see the speakers. It is not the original chapel because the original was destroyed by fire and floods. So it was moved and then rebuilt. Silent Night was sung at the end of the evening and it was amazingly beautiful.

  • 20-Mar-2018

    The setting was really pretty. The choir sang beautifully. You go to the school that is still operating where Joseph Morris worked. The tour was a lot more touristy than I had expected. There were a few thousand people there at the chapel. You stand on a hillside which was extremely crowded and muddy. I was nearly impossible to see the speakers. It is not the original chapel because the original was destroyed by fire and floods. So it was moved and then rebuilt. Silent Night was sung at the end of the evening and it was amazingly beautiful.

  • 17-Mar-2018

    It was a nice way to spend Christmas Eve, the Silent Night Ceremony went a tad to long. Remember yo rug up too as it's all outside in the elements.

  • 17-Mar-2018

    It was a nice way to spend Christmas Eve, the Silent Night Ceremony went a tad to long. Remember yo rug up too as it's all outside in the elements.

  • 27-Jan-2018

    A unique gem of a tour. The village was so pretty and the church was like being in a fairy tale but be warned that there is a lot of standing in this tour. The church is too small to fit everyone and no chairs are provided outside. However it is so worth it!!

  • 27-Jan-2018

    A unique gem of a tour. The village was so pretty and the church was like being in a fairy tale but be warned that there is a lot of standing in this tour. The church is too small to fit everyone and no chairs are provided outside. However it is so worth it!!

  • 15-Jan-2018

    This was a very well organised trip in a luxury coach, very scenic and well worth going to see the Silent Night Chapel, beautiful area

  • 15-Jan-2018

    Silent Night Chapel, musicians and town are gorgeous a must see for anyone visiting the area on Christmas Eve. Going to the Silent Night Chapel was the entire reason for our trip to Europe. We went to honor a family member who passed away this past year. However, we weren't sure we were going to make it to the site. From the moment we left the bus meeting point in Salzburg, it seemed the bus driver was on his maiden voyage as a driver. The tour guide continually had to give directions. Then it sounded like he was hitting cars or cement curbing. When we arrived at the small town for a tour of the school the driver hung out talking with the fireman at which point I had my husband check the bus for damage. He didn't see any however as we were pulling out we noticed the driver having difficulty steering the bus. We got close to the area where the Silent Night Chapel is located he had to pull over as he could no longer steer the bus. Nervous that we would miss the events, I was ready to walk as were the other passengers. Finally, he drove a few blocks more and let us out. We were told they would call the bus company and get a new bus and to come back to this area after the mass. Everyone hurried to the chapel. It was beautiful and an amazing way to honor a loved one on Christmas eve. Headed back to the bus I saw our driver in a new bus. Upon entering it he said, he had a video to show us of the event but he couldn't figure out how to use the equipment. Once the tour guide was back on the bus he too planned to play some Christmas music but couldn't get it work. The trip back was uneventful as we all made it back to Salzburg safely. I recommend this trip but you may want to inquire about the capabilities of your bus driver before boarding the bus.

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