Private Hallstatt Tour: Lakes District and the Salt Mines
The picturesque village of Hallstatt, with its fascinating 7000-year history, is nestled between the magnificent mountain backdrop of the Dachstein Massif and the lovely Lake Hallstatt.
Spend the day exploring the picturesque cities and villages in Austria’s lake district known as the ‘Salzkammergut’. Visit several locations in one day by traveling comfortably between scattered venues.
Be ready for pickup at 09.00 am at your Salzburg hotel. Make yourself comfortable in your comfortable touring vehicle and experience the beautiful landscape that the famous ‘Salzkammergut’ lake region has to offer. After a short drive from Salzburg, you’ll reach the castle of Fuschl. Capture a picture of the castle of Fuschl with the emerald-green Lake Fuschlsee as its backdrop, before heading on to St. Gilgen with Lake Wolfgang, the next photo stop.
The next highlight is Wolfgang Lake and the villages St. Gilgen and St. Wolfgang. Capture a picture of St. Wolfgang from a great viewpoint before arriving at the next town, in Bad Ischl. The drive will take you through Bad Ischl, which is famous for the “Kaiser” (Emperor) Villa and the Café Zauner, and on to Bad Goisern and Hallstatt.
Having reached Hallstatt enjoy your ride with the funicular to the Skywalk Viewing platform. The Skywalk hovers 350 meters (1150 ft) above the roofs of Hallstatt which offers an extraordinary panoramic view over Hallstatt with the lake and the extensive mountain scenery. From there it is about 20 minutes on a good trail to the Salt Mine entrance.
Afterward, your private guide will point out the must-sees of Hallstatt to you, which include a beautiful photo spot of Hallstatt, Charnel House (Bone House), Hallstatt Museum, Hallstatt Waterfall “Waldbachstrub”, Hallstatt’s local residence area, and more. You will have 2 hours to explore Hallstatt and all these sites on your own after you’ve visited the oldest Salt Mine in the world.
The drive back to Salzburg will take you via Gosau, Dachstein Mountain Range, Russbach and Golling.
The conclusion of this personalized tour is at your Salzburg hotel.
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.