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  • From Vienna: Full Day Trip to Hallstatt and Salzkammergut

    1. From Vienna: Full Day Trip to Hallstatt and Salzkammergut

    Depart Vienna and journey by bus into the Austrian Alps to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Salzkammergut, famous for its scenic lakes, limestone mountains and historic castles. Continue to the beautiful village of Hallstatt on the Hallstätter See and learn more about the development of the village and its salt production industry, dating back to prehistoric times.  Next, climb aboard a boat and cruise across the tranquil waters of the Hallstätter See. Get some free time to explore the village on your own before making your way back to Vienna.

    taxy picked me and my son from the hotel to the meeting point, which was very comfortable. the bus was great and very spacious. our travell guide was nice and pro and the ride was interesting, we had i stop on each direction on very expensive restaurants. the cruise was short but beautifull, like al of our stay in halstat.

  • From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

    2. From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

    Depart from Salzburg and get amazing views of Austria's lake district as you travel by coach to the beautiful town of Hallstatt. On the way, you will pass Lake Fuschl, where the headquarters of a world-famous energy drink are located, and make a quick photo stop of the magnificent view over the town of St. Gilgen, Lake Wolfgang, and the surrounding mountains of the Salzkammergut. Afterward, you will continue your trip along Lake Wolfgang and be astonished by the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage landscape. You will pass through a number of charming villages on the 1.5-hour drive to Hallstatt. Once you arrive in Hallstatt, you will have 2.5 hours of free time to explore the breathtaking city and the surroundings. During the journey to Hallstatt. you will be given information about the city and the Salzkammergut, as well as organizational information such as the meeting point, the sight...

    Mountains and lakes of Salzkammergut region were unforgettable, and Hallstatt beautiful. We were not satisfied with the guide. She was more driver than guide, and we missed important part of the tour because of lack of clear information.

  • Hallstatt: Popular and Hidden Spots City Game

    3. Hallstatt: Popular and Hidden Spots City Game

    Discover Hallstatt, learn its fascinating history, and visit its attractions while you solve clues around town. Each clue will lead you from one place to another by providing you with exact directions so you won't need a map, GPS, or guide. As you solve the problem and guess the answer, the secret story of that place is unlocked. Receive all instructions via email after booking, go to the starting point, and begin the adventure. Play as a group and solve the clues together, or split into smaller teams and compete against the others. The tour will take you about 1.5 hours to complete, but there’s no time limit so feel free to go at your own pace.

  • Hallstatt: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with Photographer

    4. Hallstatt: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with Photographer

    After meeting your local guide, listen to some general information and historical facts about this small Austrian village. Then, walk to the Badeinsel, an artificial island with a spectacular view of the lake and the historic town center. Take incredible photos which will wow your family, friends, and social media followers. Next, hike up the Salzberg Trail to the Mühlbach Wasserfall until you reach the historic center of the town. Take look at the Bone House of Hallstatt and learn about the unique burial traditions of this region. End the tour by taking in the iconic postcard views of the waterfront and city. During the whole tour, your guide will take complimentary pictures which will be edited and uploaded into a private Dropbox folder on the same day the tour takes place.

    The tour was so great. We walked all around learning local fun facts and history while stopping briefly for great photo ops. The town is beautiful and I couldn’t recommend this tour more. Our photos were delivered the same day, edited and very professional.

  • Private Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

    5. Private Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

    Start your journey travelling through the famous UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Region Salzkammergut (Lake Area) passing many picturesque villages en route until you arrive at Hallstatt the ‘Pearl of the Salzkammergut’. Well-known by its breath-taking beauty, Hallstatt is considered by many visitors as one of the most beautiful lake side villages in the World. Spending about 2 hours in Hallstatt, it is hard to know where to start. You may explore the old town visiting the world-famous Bone House behind the Catholic Church or turn back time at the local museum – since a whole era of mankind was named after Hallstatt, the so called Hallstatt Period (800 BC – 400 BC).  Take a leisurely lakeside walk seeing houses above you cling onto the mountainside, pass by the Mühlbach waterfalls or experience the magnificent “World Heritage View”, 360 meters above town, on the Hallstatt sky walk! Hall...

  • Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Trip

    6. Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Trip

    Travel through Lower Austria and enjoy local, stunning scenery during your full-day trip. Discover the beauty of Lower Silesia with views of the salt lakes, vineyards, and mountains. Start with a pickup from your accommodation in Vienna and follow the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Admire stunning landscapes to reach the famous Melk Abbey, Salzburg, and Hallstatt. Melk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque Ensembles and is located on top of the hill. Walk around Abbey Park with the baroque garden Pavillion. Marvel at the architecture. Step inside where your guide will lead you through Abbey Museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library, and church with its amazing chapels and decorations. Move to beautiful Hallstatt village, Austria’s oldest and possibly most photographed village famous for its salt product...

  • Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

    7. Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

    Depart Vienna and travel to the historic city of Melk in Lower Austria. See the Benedictine abbey that contains the tomb of St. Coloman of Stockerau, along with the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, the first dynasty of Austria. Go to the top of the abbey to get a great view of Melk and its surrounding gardens. Continue further into the Lake District and drive through the beautiful towns of the Wachau Valley, such as Bad Ischl. Stop in Hallstatt, famous for its salt production dating back to prehistoric times and a cultural heritage that links some of the oldest civilizations of Europe. Move on to the birthplace of Mozart in the beautiful city of Salzburg. Admire the historic Hohensalzburg Fortress atop the Festungsberg, and discover the busy shopping street of Getreidegasse, with the house where Mozart was born at number 9. Return to Vienna or get the option to sta...

    The tour was nice, Norbert was very kind, polite and patience. He fetch us with VW Phaeton which was a comfortable car, clean and well maintained. In total the tour was 14 hours just to see Hallstatt and Salzburg. He never counting on the hours. He just keep going and entertained us. Show us many things and explained it well. He brought us to the good Italian restaurant in Salzburg, he knew good food too.

  • From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Tour

    8. From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Tour

    Following pick-up from your hotel in Vienna, sit back and relax in the comfort of a luxury vehicle as you make your way to the city of Melk. Visit the Benedictine abbey located on a rocky outcrop with spectacular views of the Danube River. See the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau and go to the top of the abbey to get panoramic views of Melk. Drive past pretty lakes and scenic towns such as Bad Ischl. Stop at the beautiful town of Hallstatt on the Hallstätter See, and learn more about its historic salt production. Visit a subterranean salt lake to see the mummy of a prehistoric miner preserved in salt! Next, visit the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the city of Salzburg. Explore the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town, and discover where the legendary movie "The Sound of Music" was filmed. Return to Vienna and get dropped off at your hotel at the end o...

    This tour enabled us to visit some very beautiful locations in Austria. It was the highlight of our trip - magnificent!

  • Private Tour of Hallstatt from Salzburg

    9. Private Tour of Hallstatt from Salzburg

    This is a great excursion for anyone who loves incredible scenery and history. After meeting your guide in your hotel (or any other location in the city) escape Salzburg for a private excursion to Hallstatt. Journey along the emerald-green Fuschlsee to the first stop at Castle Fuschl. Travel on to St. Gilgen and take a stunning photo of the beautiful scenery from a great view point. Leaving St. Gilgen and driving along the Wolfgangsee our trip will bring you to Bad Ischl, famous for its spa and the Emperor’s summer palace. Driving through Bad Goisern you will reach one of the highlights of our tour, Hallstatt: the pearl of the Lake District. In Hallstatt you can choose between taking the panorama funicular railway up the mountain and experience the magnificent World Heritage view 360 meters above town, on the Hallstatt sky walk and continuing on to the oldest salt mine in the world. Alt...

  • Hallstatt: Magical Christmas Tour

    10. Hallstatt: Magical Christmas Tour

    See how the city of Hallstatt celebrates Christmas on this tour of the best festive locations and Christmas markets in town. Discover a wide variety of Austrian traditions and customs and see for yourself why the city is one of the best places to visit in Europe at Christmas. Witness some of the region's most important sights and beautifully decorated locations as you follow your professional local guide around the streets of the city. Listen to festive anecdotes and experience Hallstatt's unique festive atmosphere. Afterward, head to the market square for a wander around the romantic Christmas market. Here, sample some of Austria's most renowned festive delicacies or sip on a glass of mulled wine as you listen to regional music and admire traditional crafts.

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What people are saying about Hallstatt

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 40 reviews

We spent a very peaceful and interesting moment with Edwin. He was professional, guiding us both into crowded and discreet photo spots to show us the best of Hallstatt. We truly appreciated this tour and we recommend it to anyone who wants to gather history and qualitative photo souvenirs!

The tour was so great. We walked all around learning local fun facts and history while stopping briefly for great photo ops. The town is beautiful and I couldn’t recommend this tour more. Our photos were delivered the same day, edited and very professional.

Great day in a just beautiful village (despite the long journey it's really worth it), the boat ride and the climb to the point of view are really to do, I highly recommend!

Edwin was easy to speak to, friendly and really knew his way around Hallstatt. Not to mention I love my photos. Thank you!

It was a very nice trip, I can recommend a ride on the mountain railway, as well as the restaurant up there.