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

Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg

Soak up the holiday spirit of the Salzburg countryside on this 5-hour Christmas markets tour. Departing from Salzburg, travel with a local guide to the scenic landscape of Salzkammergut. Head to the Strobl Christmas market to see Nativity scenes with living animals, then enjoy a boat ride to St Wolfgang’s market for a cup of Christmas punch. Afterward, follow your guide through the market of St Gilgen to peruse handcrafted ornaments and toys. Your afternoon will conclude with transportation back to Salzburg.

Highlights

  • 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!

Your tour will begin in central Salzburg, where you’ll meet up with your guide and journey by coach to the Salzkammergut. See the landscape change from Salzburg's city streets to scenic countryside, as you visit three Christmas markets in villages along the Wolfgangsee.

Arrive first in the charming village of Strobl. Walk among the animated Nativity scenes, each crèche filled with living animals. Feel festive in the glow of lanterns, candles and hundreds of Christmas trees as you enjoy some time to shop at each stall.

Afterward, climb aboard a boat for a ride to St Wolfgang. Witness gorgeous views of Falkensteinwand mountain as you glide past the floodlit Ochsenkreuz altar. Fill your souvenir cup with some hot Christmas punch at the market and receive an Advent candle to take home.

Continue to St Gilgen, best known for its charming wedding church that appeared in The Sound of Music. Peruse the market’s seasonal offerings, such as ornaments, gingerbread and handcrafted toys. Learn about the town’s connection to the Mozart family while you wander, with plenty of time to purchase gifts.

After a festive afternoon of exploring and shopping, your tour will conclude with transportation back to central Salzburg.

Customer Reviews

Rick

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Well planned out.

Alison B

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.

Myrna B

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!

ramy_rafik

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Very very nice, but needs more time in each of the markets

Patricia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

This tour was one of the highlights of my 12-night stay in Salzburg in December 2012. You visit three different villages, with a boat ride in between, and the entire day is magical.

Terry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

We loved this tour. We got to see the Christmas Markets and everything was so pretty. The boat ride was very enjoyable and the scenery on the lake was so beautiful.

Bryan A Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2012

Great tour and extremely well organised. It was nice to have a local person to assist us getting around the Christmas markets and taking us to the best ones. It was an excellent tour and well worth doing. Make sure you wear warm clothes.

RICARDO A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

Excellent day tour from Salzburg.

david e

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2011

absolutely brilliant. we booked for another trip the next day with the same company. Excellent

Alettta L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2011

Beautiful!! The spirit, meaning of light and colour at the different markets were amazing... if anybody have the opportunity to do this tour during christmas time.....drink a waldbeeren punsch or gluwein to keep warm, but do it!

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