Salzburg Private Tours
Private Lakes and Mountains Tour to St. Wolfgang


This is the perfect tour for nature lovers. Spend a day discovering the beauty of Austria’s Lake District, and its picturesque towns and villages. Travel between dispersed sites in a comfortable vehicle, and see multiple sites in a day. Highlights include four lakes, The Sound of Music Wedding Church, and the towns of Fuschl, St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang, and Mondsee. This full-day Lakes and Mountains Tour is ideal for first-time visitors. The rack railroad up the Schafberg is an excellent choice in fair weather.

  • Lakeside of Villages St. Wolfgang, St. Gilgen, Fuschl and Mondsee
  • Drive past multiple beautiful Alps viewpoints en route
  • The Sound of Music Wedding Church in Mondsee
  • Hassle-free tour with Salzburg pickup and drop-off included
  • Good weather option: rack railroad up the Schafberg summit

8 hours

Private Tour

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Tour Overview

Be ready for pickup at 10.00 am at your Salzburg hotel. Your journey will take you to hidden gems of the Lakes and Mountains Region. Start with the Ploetz Waterfall and marvel at this unique waterfall, before arriving at the first lake. Capture a picture of the castle of Fuschl with the emerald-green lake as its backdrop.

Continue on the original tour route of the Sound of Music to St. Gilgen with lake Wolfgang. On an off the beaten track road to another great hidden view point overlooking lake Wolfgang.

Continue to lakes number two, three, and four. Passing the very small lake Krottensee on your way to the lake Mondsee. In Mondsee, you can visit the Church St. Michael which was used as the wedding church in Sound of Music.

Next, you will head to Unterach located at lake Attersee, the summer domicil of Gustav Klimt since 1900. After stopping at the Gustav Klimt memorial in Unterach, admire the beauty of the lakes and mountains on an off-the-beaten Track Road from Unterach to Bad Ischl. The town where the emperor Franz Joseph was spending every summer and also had his Summer House there.

From Bad Ischl to St. Wolfgang, another charming lake-side village. Get dropped off right in the town’s center, where no cars are allowed. Enjoy an Austrian beer or take a coffee at the lake (own expense). The rack train up the Schafberg is an option in good weather and offers breathtaking views of the lakes and mountains.

After eight hours exploring the beautiful lake-district region, your private tour will conclude with drop-off at your Salzburg hotel.


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


  • 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!!