Private Custom Hallstatt & Lake District Tour

On this 8 hour customizable private tour you will experience the beauty of the Austrian Lake District, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of (...)

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Overview Location: Salzburg, Austria
Itinerary
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 of the 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, Schloss-Straße 19, 5322 Hof bei Salzburg, Austria

Former hunting lodge built in 1450 by Prince Archbishop, Schloss Fuschl is today a Luxury Lake Side Resort.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mozartblick, Sankt Gilgen, 5340, Austria

Enjoy beautiful views above the Lake Wolfgang and the town of St. Gilgen. This is one of the most beautiful view points in the Lake District.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: 5 Fingers, 4831 Obertraun, Austria

Option 1: 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: Salt mine Hallstatt Austria, Salzbergstraße 21, 4830 Hallstatt, Austria

Option 2:

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

Optional 3:

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: Dachstein Giant Ice Caves, 4831 Austria

Optional 4:

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

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Lake Wolfgang, St Gilgen 5340 Austria

Option 5:

Enjoy a mini Cruise on Lake Wolfgang from the town of St. Gilgen to St. Wolfgang or vice versa. These beautiful lake side towns will leave you mesmerized by there Architecture so you will get time to explore them.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Schafberg Cog Railway, Markt 123/12, 5360 St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut, Austria

Option 6: The SchafbergBahn is the steepest cogwheel railway in Austria. Since 1893 mighty steam locomotives have powered their way from the lake-side base station in St. Wolfgang to the 1783 m high summit of the Schafberg.

The SchafbergBahn allows every visitor to conquer the mountain in comfort and style, making the entire journey an unforgettable experience! Trains are in service from May through to the end of September.

Once on the top, magnificent Alpine views and warm Austrian hospitality beckon. Visit the Hotel Schafsbergspitze, Austria’s oldest mountain inn, originally dating from 1862. From the top you may see numerous Alpine lakes and the Dachstein glacier.

We recommend a combination from option 5 and 6

Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Salzwelten Altaussee, Lichtersberg 25, Altaussee 8992 Austria

Option 7:

Visit the 800-year-old salt mine. During World War II this mine was used to store art works and treasures taken by the NSDAP as they advanced through Europe. This is the mine portrayed ion the Hollywood movie “Monuments Men”.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Gemeinde, 4830 Hallstatt, Austria

Visit the town of Hallstatt

Duration: 2 hours

What you can expect On this 8 hour customizable private tour you will experience the beauty of the Austrian Lake District, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hallstatt, the pearl of the Salzkammergut. You can customize your tour to your preferences, choose between a visit to the oldest salt mine in the world, one of the most spectacular viewing platforms in the Alps: the 5 Fingers or the Ice Caves (weather permitting). Having a professional local driver/guide and a luxury minivan at your disposal ensures a high-class service and maximum flexibility.

Practical information


What's inside

  • Bottled water
  • Professional Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour

What's NOT inside

  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Entry/Admission - 5 Fingers
  • Entry/Admission - Salt mine Hallstatt Austria
  • Entry/Admission - Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"
  • Entry/Admission - Dachstein Giant Ice Caves
  • Entry/Admission - Lake Wolfgang
  • Entry/Admission - Schafberg Cog Railway
  • Entry/Admission - Salzwelten Altaussee

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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers I kindly request is to inform us if they are traveling with children under the age of 12 or 150 cm in height. According to the European Union law child seats are mandatory.
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • We highly recommend comfortable and sturdy shoes.
  • If you choose to visit the ice caves, don’t forget warm clothes.
  • This tour involves in most cases walking and hiking. Moderate physical condition is necessary.
  • 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.

Duration:

8 hours

Frequency:

See Availability

Return details:

Any destination in the city of Salzburg
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