This afternoon tour starts with a panoramic tour of Salzburg which will provide you with an opportunity to see as many historical and cultural highlights as possible in the city where Mozart was born. Then, you'll experience the breathtaking beauty of one of Austria's most beautiful regions - the Lake District just beyond the gates of Salzburg.
- Guided, panoramic tour of Salzburg's top sights
- See Salzburg's Old Town - a UNESCO World Heritage listed site
- Visit to the village of St Wolfgang and the gothic altar in the village church
- Visit the famous White Horse Inn for optional refreshments
- Boat ride to St Gilgen
What You Can Expect
Your tour will commence from Mirabell Square and take you through Mozarteum, the new part of the City, then continue to Mozart's Residence. Continue over the Staatsbrucke into the baroque Old Town with its resplendent Dome and the festival quarter.
Passing the Nonnberg Abbey you will see Castle Leopoldskron, used as the von Trapp family home in the film, "Sound of Music". The tour will then return to Mirabell Square where the lake and mountains tour will commence with a scenic view of Salzburg. You will be introduced to many scenic and historical landmarks on the way to the beautiful Lake District, such as the impressive hunting castle Fuschl, today a luxury hotel, where the Prince Archbishops spent many seasons.
In St Wolfgang there is time to visit the famous winged gothic altar by Michael Pacher, and there will be a stop at the White Horse Inn for refreshments. From St Wolfgang you be able to enjoy a 25 minute boat ride (May 1 - October 26 only) to St Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born, on the other side of Lake Wolfgang.
Passing Castle Huttenstein, you will continue along the Mondsee. The ever-changing and contrasting scenery will make this tour an unforgettable memory and is a must for every visitor to Salzburg.
The panoramic Salzburg tour and the Austrian Lakes and Mountains sighseeing tour were both fabulous. Could not see Eagles Nest because the road was narrow and dangerous to travel in the snow. Snow everywhere in December during my winter break as a teacher. I believe that a free beverage and slice of cake of your choice was included in this tour. The bus was huge and comfortable. The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Teller machines were available when visiting one of the little towns. Great afternoon five hour trip.