Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Private Day Tour from Salzburg

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Experience the beauty of the Austrian Lake District, including the UNESCO World Heritage site Hallstatt, the pearl of the Salzkammergut on an 8 (...)

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Overview Location: Salzburg, Austria
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Salzburg Private Tours, Salzburg 5323 Austria

We will pick you up from your hotel or any other location in the city of Salzburg

Pass By: Salzburger Altstadt, Altstadt, Salzburg Austria

We leave the city of Salzburg behind on our way to the Lake District. Your private guide will explain about the city of Salzburg and how it for many years it was a independent principality, ruled by the Catholic Church and the importance of Salt and how it influenced the growth of the city. Other points of interest will be explained on route to Hallstatt. You will enjoy our off the beaten track over the mountains where you can enjoy unspoiled scenery.

Stop At: Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Fuschlsee-Salzburg, Schloss-Straße 19, 5322 Hof bei Salzburg, Austria

Walk down to the emerald green Lake Fuschl, capture a picture of the castle Fuschl a former hunting lodge of the Prince Archbishops, built in 1450. Enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding mountains that frame the lake.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Red Bull Headquarters, Am Brunnen 1, Fuschl am See 5330 Austria

Admire the beautiful architecture of the Red Bull headquarters and see one of the largest cast bronze sculptures in Europe.

Duration: 2 minutes

Stop At: Mozartblick, Sankt Gilgen, 5340, Austria

Enjoy dramatic views above the Lake Wolfgang and the town of St. Gilgen. This is the area that was shown during the opening scene of the Sound of Music. You also have a view to the Schafberg where Maria and the children took the train up to the picnic meadow.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Gemeindeamt St Gilgen, Mozartpl. 1, 5340 St. Gilgen, Austria

See the town center of St. Gilgen, including town hall, Mozart fountain and the birth place of Mozart's mother.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Central Square Marktplatz, Seestrasse, Hallstatt Austria

In Hallstatt, your private guide will point out all the hidden gems of the town, which include a beautiful photo spot of Hallstatt, Charnel House (Bone House), Hallstatt Museum, Hallstatt Waterfall "Waldbachstrub", the Sky View Platform, Hallstatt's local residence area and more.

You will have 2 hours to explore Hallstatt with all its sights, as well as have lunch at one of the beautiful lake side restaurants in Hallstatt (lunch not included in price).

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick", Salzbergstrasse 21, Hallstatt 4830 Austria

Optional: Take the train up to the Skywalk. When you stand on the “Skywalk”, Hallstatt lies right there at your feet. You look down on the world-famous World Heritage town, the cradle of the Hallstatt Period. Sparkling mystically, Hallstätter See nestles up against the medieval town like a fjord, flanked wonderfully by the spectacular panoramas of the Dachstein.

Duration: 40 minutes

Stop At: Salzbergwerk Hallstatt, Salzberg 16, 4830 Hallstatt, Austria


The oldest salt mine in the world, Europe’s oldest wooden staircase and the free-floating Skywalk with its “World Heritage View”, 360 meters above the ground: Hallstatt Salt Mine is a mine of superlatives. Come with us on a journey of discovery, back to the very beginnings of salt mining some 7,000 years ago, and experience the history of Bronze Age mining, recounted today in spectacular fashion thanks to state-of-the-art multimedia technology, including a Bronze Age Cinema 400 meters below ground. Here, you will experience up-close the very breath of history. Welcome to Hallstatt Salt Mine!

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: 5 Fingers, Winkl, Obertraun 4831 Austria


After a breathtaking cable car ride, walk around 20 minutes to one of the most spectacular viewing platforms in the Alps that reaches out like a hand over the 400 m drop. From 5 platforms (the 5fingers), each in a different design, you can put your head for heights to the test and enjoy unique views down over Hallstatt, the Hallstättersee lake and the inner Salzkammergut region.

The 5 different levels, each 4 x 1 m in size, offer spectacular insight and views. One of the platforms is made entirely from glass and another enables visitors to gain their own personal view of the Hallstatt World Heritage site through a large Baroque picture frame. The ‘5fingers’ are illuminated until midnight and can be seen from far and wide, even at night.

On the way to the 5fingers you learn on information boards much about Fauna, Flora and the Geology at Dachstein Krippenstein.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Gosauseen, Gosausee Bezirksstrasse, Gosau Austria

Marvel at the Gosausee, with the glistening Dachstein glacier as its backdrop.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, 4831 Austria


Dachstein Giant Ice Cave offers you the chance to embark on a breathtaking adventure through rock and ice.

Duration: 2 hours

What you can expect Experience the beauty of the Austrian Lake District, including the UNESCO World Heritage site Hallstatt, the pearl of the Salzkammergut on an 8 hour private luxury minivan tour. Drive along the emerald-green Fuschlsee and stop at its castle; take a picture from a great view point above the town of St Gilgen where Mozart’s mother was born. Visit the town of Bad Ischl the former summer residence of the emperor Franz Josef. Take a fully guided tour in Hallstatt, visit all the hidden gems and of course the must-sees and enjoy 7000 years of history with your certified Austria Guide. Marvel at the Gosausee with the glistening Dachstein glacier as its backdrop.

Practical information

What's inside

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver-guide or separate Austria guide and chauffeur (depending on option selected)
  • Transport by private, deluxe air-conditioned minivan

What's NOT inside

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"
  • Entry/Admission - Salzbergwerk Hallstatt
  • Entry/Admission - 5 Fingers
  • Entry/Admission - Dachstein Giant Ice Caves

Additional info

  • Refundable up to 4 business days prior to the travel date minus a 7% administrative fee.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Children under the age of 12 or shorter then 150cm need a child seat. Please inform us.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children under 4 years of age are not allowed in the salt mine
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Departure point:

Traveler pickup is offered
Any Hotel, Airbnb or private address in the city of Salzburg and nearer surrounding areas.


8 hours



Reviews & ratings

  • Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Private Full-Day Tour from Salzburg | . | 2019/09/13
    "This was the best tour I have taken thus far! We were very lucky that the weather was great, even though the forecast was rain. So we were able to take many pictures (...) "

  • Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Private Full-Day Tour from Salzburg | . | 2018/01/11
    "Our trip was actually on Dec 20th, 2017. Sorry for my delay in reviewing since we were still on our vacation. The trip was amazing, salt mining was very fun, (...) "

  • Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Private Full-Day Tour from Salzburg | . | 2017/04/17
    "We had a great tour and great tour driver who was understanding when it came to having children in the van who started to feel car sick. We made enough stops to keep (...) "

  • Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Private Full-Day Tour from Salzburg | . | 2016/07/29
    "So glad that we decided to do this tour to Hallstatt!!! We booked this private tour with a party of three that included my husband, my mother and me. With my mother (...) "