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

Austrian Lake District Delight: Full-Day Nature Lover’s Tour

Indulge your love for nature with our perfect Lakes and Mountains Tour in Austria. Spend a day immersed in the breathtaking beauty of the Lake District, visiting picturesque towns and iconic sites that define the region.

Travel with ease in a comfortable vehicle, allowing you to explore multiple dispersed sites in a single day. Highlights include the stunning views of four lakes, The Sound of Music Wedding Church, and charming towns like Fuschl, St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang, and Mondsee.

Tailored for first-time visitors, this full-day tour provides an ideal introduction to the natural wonders and cultural gems of Austria’s Lake District. For a unique adventure, consider the rack railroad up the Schafberg, especially in fair weather.

Book your Lakes and Mountains Tour now for a day filled with nature, culture, and unforgettable landscapes. Immerse yourself in the charm of the Austrian Lake District, creating memories that last a lifetime.

  • Nature Lover’s Paradise: Immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of Austria’s Lake District.
  • Iconic Highlights: Explore four lakes, The Sound of Music Wedding Church, and charming towns.
  • Ideal for First-Timers: Tailored for first-time visitors, providing a comprehensive introduction.
  • Unforgettable Landscapes: Capture the charm of Fuschl, St. Gilgen, St. Wolfgang, and Mondsee.

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.

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

  • 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.

Anne G
Anne G
2023-10-19
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A 10 out of 10 tour & guide I had high expectations for this tour but the scenery, our guide and the castles surpassed everything. Our guide Patrick was beyond excellent; knowledgeable, friendly and on every detail went the extra mile e.g. in the morning we stopped at the Gollinger waterfall which was an unexpected but beautiful treat. And then at lunchtime he'd made a reservation for us on the off chance at a hotel local to the Eagles Nest. We had a fantastic meal sitting on the roof terrace with views of the castle in a restaurant we would never have found ourselves. In addition Patrick had collected pictures, information & anecdotes which further enhanced the whole experience. It was a glorious day weather wise & I cannot praise Patrick highly enough. If you enjoy history, scenery and want a charming, knowledgeable & entertaining guide then this is the tour for you.
Tiziana A
Tiziana A
2023-10-15
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Fantastica Visita eccezionale con foto fantastiche, camminata comoda per il sentiero nel bosco. Magnifica esperienza da rifare
Claire C
Claire C
2023-10-06
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great outing. perfect for everyone. great guide. guide was great. stunning scenery. would do again. perfect for all ages. loved the town. highly recommend.
MichaelS
MichaelS
2023-09-19
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Wonderful Private Tour with Patrick My husband and I had a wonderful day with Patrick visiting Eagle’s Nest, Berchtesgaden and Ramsau and we would highly recommend a private tour with him. Patrick was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and full of interesting information. He went above and beyond in sharing stories about the area and answering all of our questions. He even went out of his way to show us a couple of extra sites that weren’t part of the planned tour. We are so glad we did the private tour instead of a group tour. Our day with Patrick was our favorite part of our 10 day trip to Munich, Vienna and Salzburg.
jagre
jagre
2023-09-15
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Exceeded expectations! Fantastic! What an outstanding day. Do NOT second guess booking this. Worth every penny and was a favorite day of our two week trip. Patrick made us feel like a local showing us the off beaten path to unbelievably beautiful locations. He made lunch reservations at the most picturesque restaurant in Hallstatt and provided the most relaxing adventure. We then headed to the Eagle’s Nest and his knowledge and guidance could not be matched. I cannot say enough about how much my husband and I enjoyed Patrick and the day he provided. We are already planning our return trip and 100% will request a day with Patrick again. You will not regret booking this!!
Wander530489
Wander530489
2023-09-12
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Great way to see Hallstatt! This was an excellent tour! Our tour guide Patrick picked us up promptly, and drove us to several beautiful spots on the way to Hallstatt. He was very knowledgeable and made the tour interesting and enjoyable. Hallstatt was a picture perfect town. Per Patrick’s recommendations, we rented an electric boat to go out on the lake, and had lunch at the Gruner Baum Terrace restaurant. Patrick met us at the other end of town and dropped us back at our apartment. I highly recommend this tour and Patrick!
deborah d
deborah d
2023-09-03
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Salt Mine, Berchtesgaden and Bavarian Mountain highlights This tour was truly one of the highlights of our trip to Austria. Our guide Manfred was on time picking us up and was full of interesting information during the day. Manfred went out of his way to show our family of 4 (including 2 teenage boys) beautiful and interesting sights. Manfred had made our reservations in advance for the Salt Mine (AMAZING tour) and lunch and was also very adaptable to adjust our schedule when the weather shifted. We truly saw more off the beaten path highlights and interesting little stops that we never would have encountered otherwise. In addition, Manfred went out of his way to help us secure dinner reservations in Salzburg at local hotspots. This tour was fabulous and our family highly recommends it!!!
LMcG2013
LMcG2013
2023-08-21
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Great Tour Group. They make it soooo easy! MCM Tours and Travel were very accommodating from the start. They were prompt in answering my emails prior to our trip and making suggestions that would work for my family of 5. We chose to tour the Eagle's Nest from Salzburg, on a Sunday. We wanted to go to the 8:30am mass first at the Cathedral. Patrick picked us up promptly at 10am right outside the cathedral at Mozartplatz (Mozart Square). His van fit us comfortably, and it was very clean. He spoke very good and clear English. From there we went to the Salt Mine Tour. We weren't planning on doing the salt mine, but we had our 3 young adult children that range from 19 to 25, Patrick recommended it and a friend from home said it was fun plus it was raining, so we decided to do it. It was surprisingly fun. I'm glad Patrick suggested it. From there we drove to the Eagle's Nest looking at beautiful scenery and listening to the history of the area from our guide. I always like private tours. You get to learn about the history, but also present day "real" life from your guide. What it's like to live in Austria today, his life and family etc... Before the Eagle's Nest we wanted to stop for lunch and Patrick guided us to a lovely rooftop restaurant called Restaurant Panorama in Berchtesgaden. It had wonderful views of the Alps and the Eagle's Nest. Wouldn't have known about it if it wasn't for Patrick. After lunch, we proceeded to the Eagle's Nest. Patrick made it very easy for us to get the tix and the bus up the mountain. He came along and provided info about the place and had us go outside on the terrace first because he knew the rain would be coming. It's just easy when you have a guide. You struggle with the travel of getting to a foreign country, all the luggage, the language barrier and all the other unknowns. It's just easy when you have someone as kind and knowledgeable taking care of you along the way. I would definitely recommend this tour and this tour group. They provide a great product and great service. Worth the money.
Wymels
Wymels
2023-08-03
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Best tour ever - don't miss this one! Hallstatt is absolutely stunning, and our guide - Patrick - was amazing. Professional, knowledgeable, funny, and responsive to our in-the-moment requests. He knows the area very well (he grew up there) and even our most unexpected questions led to a terrific story or example. Each stop was better than the last. Next time we're in Salzburg, we will 100% choose another tour with MCM and Patrick!
Mike E
Mike E
2023-07-30
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Amazing day! Patrick, our guide, did an incredible job. He was very knowledgeable and we learned so much. We would highly recommend him.