4.5 star rating: Recommended 24 Reviews

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  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)

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Get free Christmas punch, souvenir cup and Advent candle for every guest at the Wolfgangsee Christmas Market when you book and travel in November and December 2014

Spend a festive afternoon visiting three of the most traditional and atmospheric Christmas markets around the Salzkammergut, the picturesque countryside of Salzburg. See the famous Nativity scenes in Strobl, take a scenic boat ride to the Christmas market of St Wolfgang, and browse handmade toys and ornaments in St Gilgen, learning all about each of these popular markets from your knowledgeable multilingual guide. This afternoon tour of Salzburg area Christmas markets is a relaxing way to find unique gifts for family and friends.


  • Guided tour of the most festive Christmas markets of the Salzkammergut from Salzburg
  • Stroll through the idyllic Strobl Christmas market, decorated with Nativity scenes with living animals
  • Enjoy a scenic boat ride to the St Wolfgang market, where you sip Wolfgangsee Christmas punch in a souvenir cup
  • Browse local crafts and foods at the St Gilgen Christmas market

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What You Can Expect

Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg

Enjoy three festive Christmas markets on this tour from Salzburg!

After pickup from your centrally located Salzburg hotel or the Mirabellplatz bus terminal, travel to the Salzkammergut to visit Christmas markets in three villages bordering the placid waters of the Wolfgangsee. In the idyllic village of Strobl, admire the Nativity scenes with living animals, and soak in the peaceful ambiance created by candles and lanterns glowing amid hundreds of Christmas trees.

Next, enjoy a lovely boat ride to the rustic Christmas market of St Wolfgang. Pass by a giant floating lantern and the floodlit Ochsenkreuz altar and experience stunning views of Falkensteinwand mountain. Warm up with some Wolfgangsee Christmas punch in a souvenir cup and receive an Advent candle at this charming market.

Your final stop is St Gilgen, which is most recognizable as the wedding church from The Sound of Music. Here you will have the opportunity to browse traditional seasonal gifts such as gingerbread, handmade toys and Christmas tree ornaments. Your guide also shares information about its connection to the Mozart family.

Throughout your tour, you'll have ample opportunity to purchase gifts for loved ones (and yourself!) at the markets' stalls. After your afternoon visiting three enchanting Christmas markets, return to Salzburg where you will be dropped off at the Mirabellplatz bus terminal. From there, it's easy to continue Christmas shopping on your own or make your way back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

We enjoyed this tour as we spent just the right amount of time in each market. Unfortunately the boat was a little delayed but the weather was not good so we didn't miss out too much on the final market. It was a shame that the area had not received any snow but the journey to the markets was still enjoyable especially seeing the Red Bull Offices. The small gifts we received were also nice souvenirs of the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

I enjoyed it very much...very refreshing experience...a different approach to a Christmas Markets trip...boat ride, time to explore each Christmas Market village, listen to Christmas Carols played by a brass band , even a small group...very Christmasy!!! Would love to do it again!

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