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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
absolutely brilliant. we booked for another trip the next day with the same company. Excellent
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!
Excellent trip! All 3 towns that you visit are lovely especially St Wolfgang. We really liked the boat ride on the lake. You are given a candle and a cup as a souvenir.
The firm running this tour, is a professional, friendly tour firm with excellent guides who speak a number of different languages. Although the day we did the Advent tour was cold, drizzly and slushy under foot and there was a full coach to deal with, the several different stops and botat trip which entailed gathering together of participants each time was done in an efficient manner and with humour in difficult circumstances. I also took another tour with this firm, to a salt mine, which again I would highly recommend.
This is an amazing tour. The guide was so friendly and knowledgeable and made the trip fun. I would have been willing to pay a little more for the trip if we could have left earlier in the morning and spent more time in each of the towns. It was just so beautiful and we wanted to take more time to see everything. We would definitely use take more tours with this company. Thanks for a great experience.
Brilliant trip, well worth it! It was nice to see the surrounding areas and markets. The guide was also friendly and very informative. The cruise was also really good.
We enjoyed the Christmas markets very much - just a shame to have a rather short time in two of them but, nevertheless it was well organised and we enjoyed the short boat trip across the lake
Great Xmas tour, tour guide was a laugh as well and very knowledgeable.
Great tour for those interested in the christmas markets and seeing a little bit of the outskirts of Salzburg. The boat ride to St Wolfgang is especially nice as you get panoramic views of the snow capped alps.
Christmas markets tour was fabulous especially the ferry across Wolfgang lake. The trip to Salzburg lakes which we took as well, was the same trip as Christmas markets so don't duplicate it.
wolfsberg market was wonderful. A grest atmosphere. The other markets were a little disappointing, however the trip as a whole was good and well organised with a very good guide.
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This was an excellent trip giving the opportunity to see the different styles of Christmas Markets, even though the stalls were very similar but the atmosphere was completely different. Well worth doing. Excellent tour guide too.
A little disappointing because of the time restriction on some markets
This Christmas Markets tour from Salzburg is good only to see what is happening outside Salzburg. The best Christmas markets are in Salzburg itself and any of the other little Christmas markets in towns visited during this tour does not offer much at all. The trip on the boat could be skipped entirely. We had to wait for the available boat outside for quite a long time (it was cold and everybody was freezing), when we finally got on the boat there was not enough place for everybody to seat and many people had to stand all the way to the point of destination. The floating lantern is disappointing ...tatty and worn. In my opinion that last destination would be better reached by bus, in warmth and comfort. In addition, there was very little time to explore these visited little towns, everything was rushed. Mugs that are given for free are not very pretty and printed carelessly. Sorry, but I cannot give this tour more than 3 stars.
The Stroble market needs about 15 minutes, there isn't much there. The market in Wolfgangsee is well worth the time, but you have quite a set of stairs to get down to it. Then we had to wait 20 minutes in line for boat that was over crowded and had to stand on the boat for the 30 plus minute boat ride. Then the last market in St. Gilgen we simply walked through it on the way to the bus with no forewarning that we weren't being given any time there. So my family and I had waited to last market for the advent angel and free punch which we could now not collect because we never stopped. The guide did not do a very good job communicating expectations.
We were very disappointed! We have traveled from Australia and have been looking forward to the markets. The time that was given to us was to visit the markets clearly too short. The 15 minute stop-over in St. Gilgen enough software to get to the beginning of the market and then we immediately had to turn around and run back. Ridiculous! The tour guide said that all Christkindlmaerkte as the same and offer so that you can come back. Unfortunately we can not do that! And we have actually come for the great atmosphere and not buying. Just like there was evening and all the lights were on we were given no time!
St. Wolfgang - since we were maschiert on a side street to the center and thus have missed the bulk of the market. The boat ride gave us a nice view but while the 20 -30 minute wait before boarding was a waste of time!
We would have preferred Strobel and the boat ride relaxed and more time in St. Wolfgang and St. Gilgen had.