Alpine Village – Zell am See
Private Day Trip from Salzburg


On this private day trip from Salzburg, you will explore the beauty of the Hohe Tauern National Park. Known for its setting with Lake Zell and the surrounding Hohe Tauern Mountains, the park is home to some of Austria’s most beautiful scenery, including the alpine resort of Zell am See. Explore the town, take a lake cruise by boat, or ride the Porsche-designed gondola to the top of Schmittenhöhe. This Salzburg Tour also includes great photo stops at the Sound of Music picnic meadow, the Where Eagle’s Dare Castle of Werfen and also the best view point of Zell am See.

  • Private day tour from Salzburg to the Hohe Tauern National Park with Zell am See
  • Stop for photos at Where Eagle’s Dare Castle of Werfen – 11th century
  • Visit the Schmittenhoehe mountain or take a cruise on Zell am See’s lake
  • A true secret, away from the tourist crowds

8 hours

Private Tour

815 .00
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Tour Overview

Meet your experienced local guide and driver at your hotel in Salzburg and board your luxurious minivan. Then your journey takes you through the Salzach Valley to the village of Werfen. Capture a breathtaking image of Werfen’s historic castle, which was featured in the movie “Where Eagles Dare” starring Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. Werfen Castle is one of the most beautiful mountain fortresses in the Alps.

Werfen was also featured in the classic film Sound of Music. Return to your Sound of Music dreams by visiting the place where Maria and the children first sang Do-Re-Mi (Picnic Meadow).

Continue to Zell am See, the top highlight of this private full day tour. Start with a drive around the beautiful Zeller See, past the Erlhof, which the famous Trapp family used as their summer residence.

Before heading into the center of Zell am See, enjoy the gorgeous view over the lake. This viewpoint is next to the Schmittenhöhe the most beautiful viewpoint of Zell am See and is therefore also very popular with the locals.

You will have 2.5 hours by your own to explore the town, take a boat ride or if the weather is good, take the gondola up to the Schmittenhöhe. Enjoy a local lunch, either in town or at the top of Schmittenhöhe, with breathtaking views of the lake and the Alps.

MCM is one of the few providers that offers tours to the Hohe Tauern National Park.  A true secret, away from the tourist crowds.

After an eight-hour tour to the heart of the Austrian Alps, your private excursion ends with transportation back to your hotel in the city of Salzburg.


  • Private transportation
  • Pick up and drop off in Salzburg
  • Air-conditioned luxury minivan


  • Cable Car Schmittenhoehe: € 36 p.p.
  • Boat Roundtrip: € 25 p.p.
  • Food and Drinks

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the tour for a full refund. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the tour’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

Great experience The driver was friendly and knowledgeable. The van was super clean and comfortable. Would recommend those who keen to go to Lake District without hassle.
Karen F
Karen F
Wonderful What a wonderful tour! Patrick is a wealth of information about the area. We stopped at a number of places to take pictures of the most gorgeous scenery on the way to Hallstatt. He made a reservation at a lovely restaurant in Hallstatt where we ordered traditional Austrian food. Patrick took care of every detail. He was so easy to talk to and was eager to answer all our questions and offered recommendations of places in Salzburg to eat. Great private tour
Victoria S
Victoria S
AMAZING Amazing! The tour guide was absolutely fabulous and the town! Just WOW! Most stunning place I’ve ever been! Defo will go next time!
Hallstatt - a gem of a place Fantastic tour and Patrick was very knowledgeable and kind and courteous! Definitely recommend the drive to Hallstatt…beautiful and unique in its own way. A great day out for everyone.
Chris T
Chris T
Immersive & Engaging Started with a no fuss booking with Manfred who gave the good advise to start at 9am rather than 10am to capture as much daylight. Patrick our guide was fun, informative and accomodative. Took us to local detours to see a waterfall and gave us lots of little tips along the way. Would highly recommend.
Henrik N
Henrik N
Excellent Great tour and great friendly guide. 👌🏻 Highly recommended!!!! Would definitely use again. 👍🏻👍🏻
Highly recommend This was a wonderful experience for our group of 6! Patrick kindly stopped at several beautiful lake view photo ops along the way before we went to the salt mine (entry fee not included) and Hallstat. Everyone had fun at the salt mine, and we enjoyed a nice meal overlooking the lake thanks to Patrick's recommendation in Hallstat, a charming little town. The door-to-door service from our Salzburg hotel was fantastic.
Steve A
Steve A
Perfect Day Trip From Munich Outstanding!!! Patrick was the perfect guide. We were staying in Munich, Patrick is based in Salzburg and drove to Munich to pick us up (that’s how this tour works), so we had a Salzburg expert taking us around Salzburg. We picked the return train option for the end of the day, and Patrick walked us into the station, bought the tickets, and guided us to the platform to return to Munich. Honestly the train return was best as we slept. This is the perfect Munich day trip! Patrick is a rock star tour guide.
Tim A
Tim A
Excellent trip The view was amazing and I think we have the best time of the year for the trip. At beginning of the October colors of the trees were amazing. I stayed two days in Salzburg Austria at Hous am Moss, Cleanness of the place and relaxed atmosphere were amazing. Helpful owners even arrange an early breakfast so we could catch the plane from Munich. Thank you
Pamela B
Pamela B
Sound of Music/Lake District/Hallstatt Not sure if this was the same tour we were on, but we had Patrick as our guide and Manfred as our driver for this personal Sound of Music tour on our way to Hallstatt. It was the highlight of our trip to Austria!We decided while visiting our daughter, who was studying abroad in Vienna, to visit Salzburg as well. My husband got us this tour and we all thoroughly enjoyed it!! We have so many pictures, I can't add all of them. Patrick provided so much detail and insight into Austria for us! It was wonderful.I highly recommend!!