Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Bavarian Mountains and Salt-Mines Tour from Salzburg. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The hand held device for hearing english was not working properly. Therefore, it was a tour with no explanations that we could understand. This was very frustrating and really detracted from the tour appeal. Otherwise good.
Wally and Rena Herle
Our 10 year old son really enjoyed this tour. It was a fun half day trip with a stop for lunch afterwards. I enjoyed the tour and it was fun but not sure if I would've done if our son wasn't with us but it was a good tour.
An enjoyable tour with a guide and mini bus (only 6 of us on the tour) from Panorama. Time to look at Eagle's Nest from a distance and a fun trip with complete with train ride, slide and raft trip in the Salt mine - minimal commentary on audio - may have been frustrating if you wanted more detail though our guide in the mine could speak some English. On the return journey Berchtesgarden is a very pretty village with lots of churches. No time to sit and eat though a couple of our party managed it! Worth doing.
Salt mine tour was so much fun and very interesting! The Bavarian mountain tour wasn't much except a quick drive through the mountains to pick up other people.
This was a good tour as it was more than just the salt mine, we found the rest of the tour very interesting. The sights were amazing. The salt mine was fun with the slides and oat ride.
This was a very interesting tour! The tour guide was informative and funny. The drive to the salt mine was spectacular. I would recommend this to anyone who has 4 hours to kill while in Salzburg. The reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because the tour seemed slightly rushed (in the mine) and I had no time to explore the gift shop afterwards. Another 15 minutes in the gift shop would have been nice. But overall, great tour!
Would have loved this trip more, had our guide spoke English. The salt mines were interesting. Save your money and don't buy into the "Bavarian Mountain's" thing. It is just a trip up the mountain with all the people going to Hitler's lookout.
Very good tour and very interesting. The highlight would have to be the 'slippery dip' ride.
The tour of Saltmine was very good and with lots of fun and information. However, Bavarian Mountains tour was a farce. Just they drove us by and told the names of the mountains. I expected to go to the top of some mountains and have a view of the area. However, the scenaries were fantastic.
Top little tour that the kids enjoyed too. The Salt-Mine is a good little tourist thing to do. Good info from the driver about Hitler's Eagle's Nest retreat (which we didn't see - wasn't open yet and cloudy).
Some parts of this tour were a little odd, such as lighting up some areas of the mountain side with twinkling lights. Also, two out of five in our group had audio difficulties, like no sound at all. The slides were fun.
Fabulous tour! We had some initial difficulties (because Viator didn't disclose the tour-company name, and there were several tour companies providing this 'type' of tour once we arrived to claim our booking), but it all worked out once we managed to communicate that the booking had been through Viator.
Tour was good, as i visited in the odd time of the year there were only 1 other family along with me for the tour and we had the privilege for a seperate vehicle , tour guide was informative and helpful, there was no hurry in the tour, salt mines is worth visit visiting in Salzburg it is very exciting for both children and adults
some important points to remember
1. You are not allowed to take photos inside the mines, but there are 3 places where photos are taken automatically at each photo cost 7 euros
2. the guide who comes to inside the mines would only speak only german (because only mine employees are allowed inside and your local guide cannot come with you, you would have hand sets in different languages but not that effective to a person speaking)
Loved it! Slides were awesome, even our 2 yr old enjoyed the experience.
The trip to the Salt Mines was great. The children enjoyed it very much. The staff both in Salzburg and at the mine did a wonderful job.
The driver picked us up at the hotel on time and the tour bus left on time.
The salt mines tour was excellent. Our bus guide (Walter) was a delight as well as our dirver. Small complaint: we thingk we could have done without the stop and spent more time driving in the mountains.
Unfortunatly the day we done the trip it was very misty so we couldnt see much in the mountains.
The Salt Mines were brilliant though, we had a lot of fun going down the slides.