Private Tour: Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

Summary

Since this half-day tour is private, your itinerary can be customized more closely to your interests, if you choose. Feel free to mention to your guide where you’d like to focus your time. Your excursion will begin with pickup from your Salzburg hotel. Hop aboard your private coach and begin your journey to the UNESCO-listed village of Hallstatt. Along the way, soak up views of the famed Alpine peak of the Dachstein, towering 9,826 feet (2,995 meters) from the ground. Arrive in Hallstatt, an area dating back to prehistoric times and renowned for its long history of salt production. Here, coordinate your itinerary with your guide and then venture out independently for 30 minutes if you choose. Check out the Mühlbach Waterfall and sail across the lake on a scenic boat ride (own expense). You can also opt to travel up the mountain by train to see the world's oldest salt mine (admission at own expense), taking in views of the town stretched out below. Or stroll along Lake Hallstatt and sightsee from the crisp blue water. Stop to examine the village’s unique Beinhaus (Bone House), a collection of 1,200 decorated human skulls. Learn how corpses were exhumed and the skulls were painted to preserve the memory of the deceased when the village ran out of burial grounds in the 18th century. After five hours exploring Austria's scenic Lake District, your private tour will conclude with drop-off back at your Salzburg hotel.

Tour info

Duration
5 hours
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Why take this tour?

Travel to the village of Hallstatt in the stunningly scenic Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) on this private tour from Salzburg. Admire amazing views of Dachstein Mountain on your way to Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site linked to several ancient cultures. Learn the history of this culturally significant area from your knowledgeable guide. You can take a mountain train up to the world's oldest salt mine for incredible views, stroll around Lake Hallstatt, admire the Mühlbach Waterfall and discover the remarkable Beinhaus (Bone House). Being on a private tour makes for a more flexible, intimate experience.

What’s included?

  • Private tour

  • Transport by private minivan or Mercedes E-Class

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

  • Driver

  • Gratuities

  • Food and drinks

  • Entry/Admission - Hallstatt Skywalk "Welterbeblick"

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 5h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

About operator:

Start your journey traveling through the famous UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Region Salzkammergut (Lake Area) passing by many picturesque villages en route until you arrive at Hallstatt the ‘Pearl of the Salzkammergut’. Well-known for its breath-taking beauty, Hallstatt is considered by many visitors as one of the most beautiful lakeside villages in the World. Spending about 2,5 hours there.

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