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  • Salzburg: Boat Ride on the Salzach

    1. Salzburg: Boat Ride on the Salzach

    Discover the highlights of Salzburg's old city from an entire new perspective on this exciting boat tour along the Salzach. See the breathtaking silhouette of the city, admire the exclusive villas in the southern part of Salzburg and enjoy the awe-inspiring landscape along the riverbanks. See the Hagen and Tennen mountains and admire the impressive panoramic view from the water.

    It is a very nice and charming experience with great vews of the city form the boat, although we had lots of rain and that diminished the good impact of the tour

  • Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

    2. Salzburg: Berchtesgaden Salt Mines and Underground Boat Ride

    The tour will take you from Salzburg straight to the entrance of the salt mines of Berchtesgaden. There, you will receive overalls to protect your clothing before climbing aboard the mine railway and traveling down into the shafts. An expert guide will lead you through the maze of branching tunnels and explain the fascinating history of Alpine salt-mining. The adventure continues with a slide, taking you yet deeper into the ground – an exciting experience for young and old! Finally, right at the bottom of the mine, climb aboard a raft to journey across the extraordinary underground salt lake. Before heading back to Salzburg, discover Berchtesgaden and its breathtaking scenery.

    Our trip to the salt mines was awesome. Our guide, Walter, was excellent. He gave us a lot of facts and history on Salzburg as well as the Berchtesgaden salt mine and surrounding area.

  • Salzburg: 1-Hour Panorama City Tour with Boat Trip

    3. Salzburg: 1-Hour Panorama City Tour with Boat Trip

    Experience Salzburg and its historic sights in just an hour and discover more about the tradition, history, and culture of the city of Mozart. This impressive short tour runs from Mirabellplatz (Mirabell Square) in the Andräviertel (Andrä Quarter) and on over the Staatsbrücke (State Bridge). View the Baroque old town that was marked as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. After this, the tour will head to Schloss Leopoldskron (Leopoldskron Palace) and back. After a short break, guests will get to change their perspectives and see Salzburg from a boat. Relax on the boat and enjoy the 40-minute trip along the Salzach River, which, with a length of 225km, is the longest and largest tributary of the Inn River. Marvel at Salzburg's beauty from a completely different angle and enjoy relaxing on the river!

    Tour war mit Bus. Gebucht aber fußläufig. Bootstour mit gutem Kapitän. Etwas Show.

  • Salzkammergut: Salt Mine, Lakes, and Mountain Tour

    4. Salzkammergut: Salt Mine, Lakes, and Mountain Tour

    Take a breathtaking ride from the city of Salzburg into the Bavarian Alps along the Kings Lake-Ache up to the Obersalzberg, where the second headquarters of Third Reich used to be. Afterward, continue to the highlight of the tour, which is the 500-year-old Berchtesgaden salt mine. Slip into traditional miners’ clothes and take the miners’ train deep into the mountain. Experience the fascinating underground world of the salt-miners and discover the charm of the magnificently illuminated subterranean landscape. Take the slides down to the salt lake, which you will cross by boat. After this unique tour, explore the little picturesque town of Berchtesgaden and taste some Bavarian specialties. Leave Salzburg once more and pass by Lake Fuschl and Castle Fuschl. Explore the little town of St. Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born. In the summer (May 1st to October 26th) enjoy a 45-minute boat...

    the tours were interesting and is worth the money. there were 2 diff tour guides for the different but both Thomas and Leo are very friendly. they speak good eng as well.

  • Salzburg: Amphibious Audio Guided Tour on Land and Water

    5. Salzburg: Amphibious Audio Guided Tour on Land and Water

    Experience an unforgettable city trip as you board a one-of-a-kind Amphibian vehicle specially built for Salzburg. Explore the enchanting area around Mirabell Palace, one of the most popular and beautiful wedding venues. See Mozart’s residence, Leopoldskron Palace with its stunning lake, world-famous due to the scenes filmed for The Sound of Music. Pass through old districts such as Mülln, and many other interesting areas. Splashdown into the Salzach river that flows through the center of Salzburg and experiences the sights from the water. This is no ordinary tour, but a magical sightseeing experience. Enjoy live commentary as well as an additional 8 languages on your audio guide which provide insightful commentary on truly fascinating surroundings.

  • Salzburg: City and Country Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    6. Salzburg: City and Country Full-Day Sightseeing Tour

    Situated at the northern boundary of the Alps, the Baroque city of Salzburg boasts a glorious natural setting. On this 5.5-hour trip you will experience both city and country in a fusion of 2 popular tours, covering both the historic city center and the lakes and mountains that surround it. First you will experience the city that gave us Mozart and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Starting from the early 17th-Century Palace of Mirabell, you will get a 90-minute tour that includes the Mozarteum (University of Music), one of the world’s most prestigious music academies, the Marionette Theatre, and Mozart’s Wohnhaus, where the composer lived for many years. Cross over the Salzach River, once a major transport route, to enjoy magnificent city views, before following the river along part of the old fortifications and past the Law Courts to Hellbrunn Palace. On the way back to the city ...

    The tour guides, the driver, the group are all great! However there are 3 minor hiccups: 1. The meeting point confirmed in the confirmation was incorrect, I was sent to a different booth; 2. The starting time of the tour confirmed in the confirmation was incorrect, 15 minutes delay; 3. The first part of the exclusion was confirmed in English but at the end it was conducted in bilingual: English and German.

  • Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

    7. Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

    Summer in the Salzkammergut: The Salzkammergut area has long been a dream destination for Austrian royalty. From Emperor Franz Joseph and his court in Bad Ischl to Salzburg's Prince-Bishops in Jagdschloss Fuschl. The picturesque landscapes of Salzburg, Upper Austria, and Steiermark will indeed fascinate. Visit the "Mozart Village" of St. Gilgen, the home of Mozart's mother and enjoy a 25-minute boat tour to St. Wolfgang (Boat tours are seasonal from 01 May to 26 October). In the town of St. Wolfgang visit the famous Gothic altar of Michael Pacher and enjoy a coffee break at a world-class restaurant, "Im Weissen Rössl." The drive back to Salzburg leads past the Krottensee and castle Hüttenstein as well as the Mondsee, which is surrounded by spectacular mountains. All in all, an unforgettable experience. From 27 October through 30 April, in place of the boat tour, you are warmly invite...

    I was the only signed up for the tour so they couldn’t carry it out. They only told me when I turned up for it on that day. I was offered the ‘Sound of Music’ tour instead I accepted it though what I wanted was to see the lakes David, our guide on the Sound of Music’ tour is exceptional in his dedication and capability. He made the tour 5 STAR!

  • From Salzburg: Lakes & Mountains in Salzkammergut

    8. From Salzburg: Lakes & Mountains in Salzkammergut

    A journey to the impressive lake and mountain region of the ‘Salzkammergut’ with its stunning landscapes – incl. boat cruise (May to October) across the beautiful Wolfgang Lake. With this tour we will enchant you with the ‘Land of Music’. Travelling via Hof and Fuschl our first stop will be in St Gilgen before travelling a little further on to St Wolfgang. There you will find many delights including the local church with its famous winged altar from the 15th century by Michael Pacher and the Hotel White Horse Inn - the setting for the famous operetta ‘Im Weissen Rössl’. On the return journey you will pass the picturesque Krottensee and the Castle of Hüttenstein then via the Scharfling pass along the shores of the Mondsee (Moon Lake), passing the town of the same name once famous for its Monastery. Then continuing back to Salzburg city.

    Perfect chance to see outside of the city centre. Stopped in amazing places with good photo opportunities, the perfect weather helped. The coffee and cake stop was a welcome alternative to the boat trip. The tour guide Lizabeth was brilliant, really informative and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend. Only confusion that the ticket said Gray Line tours, but was actually through Panorama. Good saving through this website. Poorly organised at the start getting people into minibuses but fine afterwards

  • Hallstatt: Private, Customized Full-Day Tour

    9. Hallstatt: Private, Customized Full-Day Tour

    With a professional local guide and a luxury private vehicle, you will be sure to save time and get the maximum out of a full-day private sightseeing tour to Hallstatt. Starting at 10:00AM, choose from many options possible on the way to Hallstatt, together with your local guide. Hallstatt has a lot to offer; the weather situation on the tour date will be probably be a big factor of what to do best. The boat ride and the cable cars are operating in summer only (boats: from May 1st to October 26th, cable car: April 29th to October 29th). The salt mines in Hallstatt are open from April 1st to November 26th. Once in Hallstatt, you will have several more activities to choose from, such as the five-fingers at Krippenstein (cable car and a hike of 30 minutes), a visit to the ice caves (mid station of Krippenstein cable car), a visit to the Salt Mines of Hallstatt or a boat ride out on the Hal...

    I have booked the private tour (8 hours) for my family (max 7 persons), which 5 persons are aged between 60-77 years old. They are very old and can not walk easily for a long distance. So the tour guide customized this trip for them and they were very impressed and satisfied with the kind , friendly and good service of the tour guide (from Local partner: MCM tours and travel Salzburg). I will recommend this Full-Day private tour to others :).

  • Highlights of Salzburg and the Surrounding Region

    10. Highlights of Salzburg and the Surrounding Region

    Take a comprehensive tour, linking the historic city of Salzburg and the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside in the Salzburg Basin. You will start the tour in beautiful Salzburg, where in the course of 1 hour you will take in the city's ancient monuments, learn valuable information about local traditions, history, and culture, and see the places linked to Austria's greatest composer, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The start point is on the Mirabellenplatz. The tour runs over the Staatsbrücke to the baroque Old Town, and as far as the Leopoldskron Palace. After this you will visit the beautiful Salzburg basin, where royal hunts took place, and where the Austrian Emperor Franz-Josef took his summer holidays with his family. On your way to St. Wolfgang, you will pass the Fuschlsee Lake, where you will have a wonderful view of the eponymous Fuschl Palace. In addition, you will have th...

    I took both the city & country tour and I found that both guides didn't provide enough general information and facts about Salzburg and the surrounding area. I always like to hear lots of historical facts, stories, interesting notes and I found that it was lacking a little with this tour although both guides were very nice. The scenery was outstanding though which made up for the what I felt was missing.

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What people are saying about Salzburg (State)

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 48 reviews

Highly recommended tour, this offers a good overview of Salzburg as comprehensive as necessary. A good thing for the first day in Salzburg to get an overview. The Amphi-Bus is absolutely ingenious, just like its builder, who personally handles the door together with his friendly English colleague. We are considering a normal city tour, a city tour or a boat trip, should definitely consider this combined offer.

Our trip to the salt mines was awesome. Our guide, Walter, was excellent. He gave us a lot of facts and history on Salzburg as well as the Berchtesgaden salt mine and surrounding area.

Quite entertaining and fun. The two captains were in a good mood and you could tell that they enjoy doing these tours. I would repeat anytime!

Nice, friendly tour guide Leopold. Salzburg original with inside knowledge.

Great experience & nice tour. An absolute recommendation :)