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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. P>