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

Private Tour: Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

Experience the stunning scenery of the Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) on this half-day private tour from Salzburg. Travel to the UNESCO-listed village of Hallstatt and learn the rich history of the area from your private guide. Marvel at the Dachstein Mountain and enjoy a train ride up to the world's oldest salt mine. You can also opt to see the Mühlbach Waterfall, the Beinhaus (Bone House) or stroll around Lake Hallstatt. Your intimate, private tour can be customized to your interests.

Highlights

  • Half-day private tour of Hallstatt from Salzburg
  • Travel through picturesque villages and admire stunning views of the Dachstein
  • Tour Hallstatt, an ancient town known for its salt production and connection to several early cultures
  • Take a train up to the world's oldest salt mine and a boat ride on Lake Hallstatt
  • See the unique Bone House, a collection of 1,200 painted human skulls
  • Private tour ensures more personalized attention from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

This is such a beautiful, relaxing escape from Salzburg. I would highly recommend taking a boat ride on Lake Hallstatt -- the views are sublime!

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What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

Stop in beautiful Bad Ischl on your private tour!

Since this half-day tour is private, your itinerary can be customized more closely to your interests, if you choose. Feel free to mention to your guide where you’d like to focus your time.

Your excursion will begin with pickup from your Salzburg hotel. Hop aboard your private coach and begin your journey to the UNESCO-listed village of Hallstatt. Along the way, soak up views of the famed Alpine peak of the Dachstein, towering 9,826 feet (2,995 meters) from the ground.

Arrive in Hallstatt, an area dating back to prehistoric times and renowned for its long history of salt production. Here, coordinate your itinerary with your guide and then venture out independently for 30 minutes if you choose. Check out the Mühlbach Waterfall and sail across the lake on a scenic boat ride (own expense). You can also opt to travel up the mountain by train to see the world's oldest salt mine (admission at own expense), taking in views of the town stretched out below. Or stroll along Lake Hallstatt and sightsee from the crisp blue water.

Stop to examine the village’s unique Beinhaus (Bone House), a collection of 1,200 decorated human skulls. Learn how corpses were exhumed and the skulls were painted to preserve the memory of the deceased when the village ran out of burial grounds in the 18th century.

After five hours exploring Austria's scenic Lake District, your private tour will conclude with drop-off back at your Salzburg hotel.

Customer Reviews

Sam T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Our driver/tour guide was excellent and we enjoyed every minute!

Ben O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Best tour guide ever, funny and very informative,

Thank you, will definitely use you again,

Regards

Ben

Sharon N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Absolutely one of the best tours we did. Beautiful countryside leading to this fabulous me devil town. Charming old world village full history and marvelous people. Highly recommend this tour.

Theodore E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We really enjoyed this trip to Hallstatt! It was very scenic and informative. Our guide was excellent providing us with much information along the way! Our only negative was that the amount of time allotted in the town is just tooo short. We would have liked an additional hour at least to experience the town in more depth.

Margaret E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Loved every minute of this tour. Our guide, Michael, was great and the scenery so beautiful. Would have liked more time but then there is never enough time when you enjoy a place.

Wai Chuen David C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

the tour is amazing. we can see what we want to see. Sonia is an experienced guide. She is knowlegeable, helpful and friendly. The van is comfortable for our 7 adults. The price is reasonable. Overall the tour is wonderful and luckily we have Sonia as our guide. Thanks a lot.

Julia C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour is a must.
Max our tour guide was exceptionally professional and Hallstatt is so pretty.
Definitely recommend this

Dazz Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing!

john R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

Among the many highlights on our trip we all agree this a beautiful place to visit and should not be missed. Our driver was outstanding( in our many years of travelling one of the best we have had ) and was very informative and helpful. A trip not to be missed

James J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

We would highly recommend others take the private Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg! Our tour guide, Natasha, was very knowledgeable and fun to be with. Even though much of the day was cloudy or raining, Natasha made the tour very enjoyable and informative.

Jim and Pauline Jillson

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