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  • Location:Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Austrian Lakes and Mountains Salzburg Sightseeing Tour

Soak up the scenery of Austria’s Lake District on this 4-hour tour from Salzburg. Led by an expert guide, visit Fuschl Castle, wander the town of St Wolfgang and pop into the famous White Horse Inn for refreshments. Enjoy a boat ride across Lake Wolfgang and explore St Gilgen before making your way back to Salzburg.


  • Small group tour of Austria's Lake District
  • Experience the beauty of the Salzburg area's lakes and mountain scenery
  • Visit to Castle Fuschl, Michael Pacher's wingled altar in St. Wolfgang
  • Boat ride to St. Gilgen

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What You Can Expect

Austrian Lakes and Mountains Salzburg Sightseeing Tour

Austrian Lakes and Mountains Tour from Salzburg

Depart from central Salzburg and hop aboard your coach with your guide and small group. Travel toward the scenic Lake District, where you’ll see the historic Fuschl Castle, once home to Austrian royalty and now a luxury hotel.

Arrive in the town of St Wolfgang and head to the Pilgrimage Church. Admire the winged gothic altar by Michael Pacher, one of the largest and most impressive carved and painted altar shrines in European art. Afterward, relax at the White Horse Inn for a beverage with the locals.

Continue with a 25-minute boat ride across Lake Wolfgang (April to October only) to St Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born.

After exploring St Gilgen, hop back aboard your coach, passing Huttenstein Castle and Lake Mondsee. Your 4-hour tour will conclude with transportation back to Salzburg.


The Route:
Salzburg (Mirabellplatz) - Fuschl - St.Wolfgang (21 April - 26 October by boat) - St. Gilgen - Mondsee - Salzburg (Mirabellplatz)

Customer Reviews

Tara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent commentary by a nice guide in both German and English--entertaining without being cheesy, and gave us a lot of interesting info about what we were seeing. Glad they pulled over for a photo op once, then organized a great ferry ride across Wolfgangsee and adequate time for some brief sightseeing in St. Wofgang before the bus ride back to Salzburg. Great experience all around!

David J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

beautiful scenery and boat ride. The tour guide put on Viennese waltzes while we were driving, which added to the atmosphere. Also, loved seeing the church at Mondsee, where the Sound of Music wedding took place. Great way to see the mountains and lakes near Salzburg!

Carol L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Beautiful scenery! Highlight seeing The White Horse Inn and the relaxing boat ride on Wolfgangsee.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

It rained a ittle ...but this has to be on the bucket list..

Shyamala G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was a very well organized tour. The sights were out of this world. Made memories to last a lifetime. The best of Austria was covered in tihs tour. The lakes were spectacular as were the mountains. We passed beautiful sights and had a memorable tour. Thank you.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Very good tour.. Interesting and very helpful guide

Thi N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Great way to see the lakes if you don't have much time in the area. The group wasn't very big, the ride was comfortable, the guide was very knowledgeable and the sights were beautiful!

joseph f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We absolutely loved this tour. This was our second time on this tour. It is a lot of fun. Great scenery, fun boat ride and exploring villages, perfect. It did rain half way through the boat trip but it did not stop the fun, we would go again, GREAT day trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

Beautiful scenery, i highly recommend this trip. I had a fantastic guide who gave a commentary about the historical background of salzburg which i really appreciated.

Simon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

This was an amazing tour. Wolfgang and especially the old church was a really amazing place to visit. We had an hour to wander the town which was more than enough time. The driver on the way pulled over for us to snap some pictures for a few minutes so there was never a feeling of being rushed.. The tour guide was so nice and totally knowledgeable. The boat ride is fantastic though it is crowded but that had nothing to do with the tour company the boat is locally owned. Make sure you have cash most stores take no credit cards cash only but really nice and unique Austrian goods. 2-6 in early evening was perfect for us we are lunch before and had dinner on drop off near the church

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