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Salzburg: 4-hour White Water Rafting on the Salzach River

1. Salzburg: 4-hour White Water Rafting on the Salzach River

Join this rafting tour and head to the Salzach River. Provided the water level is high enough, you'll experience white water rafting of moderate difficulty. From the meeting point, you'll transfer to the start of the river. After you begin, there's a short section of the river that will give you time to familiarise yourself with the character of the river and the onboard commands. You'll soon be at the 'Labyrinth', a blocked rapids section that will demand focused attention. Make your way through the Railway rapids section, after which point the river continues through Lend. From the impressive waterfall of the Gasteiner Ache, things slow down a bit. Shortly before the finish, there are some splashy sections where staying dry will not be an option. After, you'll head back to the meeting point.

From Zurich: Private 4 Countries in 1 Full-Day Tour

2. From Zurich: Private 4 Countries in 1 Full-Day Tour

Uncover the best of 4 countries in 1 day on this tour. After getting picked up from your hotel in Zurich, sit back and relax in the comfort of a private vehicle as you drive along Lake Zurich, Obersee and Walensee, admiring green hills and valleys along the way. Then, cross the border into Vaduz in Liechtenstein. Here, marvel at the emblem of the city, the imposing Vaduz Castle, then visit the famous post-office with its high-in-demand stamps. Next, continue to Bregenz in Western Austria, located on the shores of Lake Constance. Here, see sights such as Martins Tower, Lake Promenade and the famous Kunsthaus Kub. Afterward, proceed to the main sightseeing location in Southern Germany, Lindau, where you can admire majestic townhouses and breathtaking views. Later, continue to the German city of Meersburg, where you will drive over the bridge to reach the Swiss town of Stein am Rhein. Enjoy some free time to wander through the narrow streets of the city's fairytale-like Old Town and marvel at its preserved, half-timbered medieval houses with their extravagantly painted facades. After a full day's sightseeing, get dropped off back at your hotel in Zurich.

Salzburg: Canyoning and Rafting Experience with Lunch

3. Salzburg: Canyoning and Rafting Experience with Lunch

Pack 2 exciting activities into a single day of fun. Explore the stunning Almbach canyon, jumping or abseiling down sheer rock faces and swimming in the fresh waters below. Break for lunch before setting out on the next leg of your adventure, a rafting experience on the Salzach River. Meet your guide at Basecamp Golling to collect your gear and make your way to the starting point, where a day of outdoor fun awaits. First up, a canyoning experience in the Almbach gorge.  Before you set out to explore the canyon, your guide will take you through a full safety briefing. Spend the morning discovering one of the most beautiful and varied gorges in the Salzburg area and learn canyoning techniques from your licensed guide as you traverse breathtaking landscapes. Jump from heights of between 1.5 and 8 meters, zoom down natural slides and swim in the cool canyon waters. And if you're feeling a little uncertain about jumping, you can choose to abseil down the rock face assisted by your experienced guide. Having worked up an appetite, you'll head back to the Torrenerhof Hotel for some traditional Austrian food. Savor a delicious schnitzel or enjoy Kasnockerln (cheese dumplings) for the vegetarian option. After lunch, head to the Salzach River to begin your rafting adventure. Hop into your raft and start drifting down the river, taking this time to familiarize yourself with the onboard commands and the nature of the water. Stay focused as you approach the 'Labyrinth', a blocked rapids section that will demand all your attention. Take a short break from the action as you reach the impressive waterfall of the Gasteiner Ache, where things slow down a bit.  Then, just before your rafting tour comes to an end, make the most of some splashier parts of the river – staying dry will not be an option. End your day with a convenient transfer back to Camp Golling, where you can take advantage of the shower facilities to clean up before heading back to your accommodation.

Dornbirn: Kobelach Canyon Exploration and Abseiling Tour

4. Dornbirn: Kobelach Canyon Exploration and Abseiling Tour

Combine water sports and mountaineering on a canyoning excursion along the Kobelach outside Dornbirn. Jump along washed out boulders and wade through calm mountain pools. Use a line to abseil to the base of a rushing waterfall.  Challenge yourself in this immersive outdoor experience. Team up with your companions to overcome tricky passages. Find the best strategy to work your way along the river’s course. Some of the obstacles might require a daring leap, others a bit of a slide.  Once at the top of the waterfall, slip into a harness and start rappelling down. Use your judgment to aim for the best route down the cliff face. In the summer, enjoy the refreshment offered by the cascading mist.  End the trip at the edge of the Kobelach canyon. Whizz down the slide to finish off this alpine adventure. 

Schwarzwasserbach: Canyoning in Austria's Kleiwalsertal

5. Schwarzwasserbach: Canyoning in Austria's Kleiwalsertal

Enjoy the perfect outdoor experience for coming into contact with the elements and burning off some steam. Embark on a canyoning tour of the Schwarzwasserbach and jump and abseil through the wild. Focus on the thrill of the sport or take your time to gently immerse into nature. Choose the level that best fits your experience and previous knowledge, and allow your guide to create a unique course, perfectly tailored to your wishes and abilities. Climb the ascent and take on the crevices and canyons as you hike down. Don't worry, if you reach a point you aren't ready for, allow your guide to help you avoid it without any stress. Embrace the abmience of the Schwarzwasserback in the Keinwalsertal, a completey unique atmosphere.

Bregenz: Magical Christmas Walking Tour

6. Bregenz: Magical Christmas Walking Tour

Get into the Christmas spirit by taking a walking tour through the beautiful and festive city of Bregenz. With a local guide, learn about a wide variety of Austrian traditions and customs, and see why the Bregenz Christmas celebration is famous throughout the world. Visit the city's most beautifully decorated sites and markets, and feel spellbound by the magical atmosphere in the streets during this special time of year. Experience Austria from a different perspective, filled with holiday lights and magic.

Feldkirch: 2-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

7. Feldkirch: 2-Hour City Highlights Walking Tour

Explore Feldkirch, one of the best-preserved medieval cityscapes in Vorarlberg, founded in the 12th century. Get the chance to experience the most incredible examples of Austrian history with stops outside churches, museums, monuments, and unique spots that only the locals know about. Admire streets full of history and mesmerizing medieval architecture. As you stroll, your friendly local guide will tell you interesting facts and anecdotes about the city’s past and the fascinating legends behind each corner.

Feldkirch: Private Christmas Market Walking Tour

8. Feldkirch: Private Christmas Market Walking Tour

Embark on a private walking tour along Feldkirch's Christmas market with your local guide. Surrounded by gorgeous mountains and charming medieval buildings, this Christmas market is considered one of the most beautiful ones in the region. Walk along magically lit streets selling a wide variety of local products. Get your hands on some mulled wine or some hot chocolate as you stroll down the streets. Go back in time as you walk past the town's medieval buildings and hear about its legendary Christmas stories. Get recommendations from your guide for the best things to buy in the market.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 48 reviews

The trip was so enjoyable, visiting interesting destination in three countries surrounding Switzerland in a just one day. The transportation and the host/driver was comfortable and very kind and helpful. He makes the journey a personal touch vacation trip. Me and my wife were very much enjoy it.

It was an AMAZING experience. Our guide Luke made it even more fun. Plenty of opportunities to jump into the water. We also did jumped from a rock into the water at one point. It was AWESOME!

Such a great experience! Highly recommend this trip for anyone wanting to raft. It was my first time and it went really good. Our guide, Luke, was great and funny. 10/10!

Steffi gave us plenty of activities on route. Taking us out of our comfort zone at times. Testing our mettle and strength of character whilst being fun at all times.

Very nice but the link to the pictures doesn't work.