Alpine Village – Zell am See

Rated 5 out of 5
5 out of 5 stars (based on 2 reviews)


Discover the beauty of the Hohe Tauern National Park on this private day trip from Salzburg. Loved for its landscape of lakes and mountains, the park is home to some of Austria’s most stunning scenery including the alpine village of Zell am See. Explore the village on your own, perhaps cruising around the lake or ascending the Schmittenhoehe at your own expense. The day trip also includes a visit to the 11th-century Hohenwerfen Castle.

  • Hohe Tauern National Park private day trip from Salzburg 
  • Stop for photos at the mountainside fortress of Hohenwerfen Castle
  • Travel through the Salzach River Valley to the village of Zell am See
  • Cruise on Zell am See’s lake or visit the Schmittenhoehe mountain
  • Return to Salzburg via pretty Austrian towns such as Hallein

8 hours

Private Tour

760 .00

Tour Overview

Meet your professional local guide and driver at your Salzburg hotel and hop on board of your luxury minivan. Afterward, your journey will take you along the Salzach river valley to the village Werfen. Capture a stunning photo of the medieval Castle of Werfen, used in the “Where Eagle’s Dare” movie with Richard Burton and Clint Eastwood. The Castle of Werfen is one of the most magnificent mountain fortifications in the Alps.

Werfen was also used in the world-famous movie Sound of Music. Relieve back to your Sound of Music fantasies and experience the Sound of Music location where Maria and the children started singing Do-Re-Mi (picnic meadow).

The next highlight is Zell am See, located right at the lake and surrounded by mountains. You will have 2.5 hours on your own to explore Zell am See, do a boat ride on the lake or explore Zell am See’s local mountain, the “Schmittenhoehe” at an elevation of 6600 feet (own expense).

After eight hours of exploring the lakes and mountains of the National Park, your private tour will conclude with drop-off at your Salzburg city hotel.


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


  • Cable Car Schmittenhoehe: € 31 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.

The Zell am See trip was a wonderful...

Rated 5 out of 5
August 4, 2021

Tripadvisor review

The Zell am See trip was a wonderful tour that took us to places off the tourist beaten path. The tour was absolutely wonderful and we couldn’t have asked for a better day to do it. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to get out and see Austria.

Donald D

Absolutely the best!

Rated 5 out of 5
July 12, 2021

Memories of a lifetime. This was by far the best sightseeing tour we have ever done and we will do this again! Manfred was an absolutely awesome tour guide. He made the trip more memorable and we are grateful. From hotel pickup to drop-off, mcm was extremely professional. I would absolutely recommend the trip to Zell am See to anyone!

Timothy S.