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  • Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Travel to the village of Hallstatt in the stunningly scenic Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) on this private tour from Salzburg. Admire amazing views of Dachstein Mountain on your way to Hallstatt, a UNESCO World Heritage Site linked to several ancient cultures. Learn the history of this culturally significant area from your knowledgeable guide. You can take a mountain train up to the world's oldest salt mine for incredible views, stroll around Lake Hallstatt, admire the Mühlbach Waterfall and discover the remarkable Beinhaus (Bone House). Being on a private tour makes for a more flexible, intimate experience.


  • 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!

After pickup from your hotel, travel for approximately 1 hour by Mercedes E-Class or minivan, passing the ski resort towns of Russbach and Abtenau on your way to Gosau. Marvel at phenomenal views of the Dachstein, a famous Alpine peak that rises to an elevation of 9,826 feet (2,995 meters) before continuing on to Hallstatt in upper Austria. Since your tour is private, feel free to tell your guide where you’d like to spend more time and ask as many questions as you like.

Your guide will explain the immense cultural significance of Hallstatt, an old salt mining town that has been linked to prehistoric Celtic peoples. Because of the ancient area's rich stores of natural salt, it is one of the first places humans are known to have settled.

In Hallstatt, consult with your guide to decide on your sightseeing itinerary and explore on your own for half an hour if you wish. You can travel by mountain train up to the world's oldest salt mine (entry at own expense) and take in picture-postcard views of the town below. Take a walk around Lake Hallstatt and observe how the houses above you cling to the mountainside. Admire the Mühlbach Waterfall cascading down the mountain and take a scenic boat ride out on the lake (own expense).

Check out the incredible Beinhaus (Bone House) behind the Catholic church (own expense), a fascinating collection of 1,200 painted human skulls. When Hallstatt ran out of burial grounds in the 1700s, corpses were exhumed and the skulls were decorated to preserve the memory of the deceased.

Relax and capture lovely photos on the drive back to Salzburg. Your 5-hour customizable private tour of Hallstatt and the gorgeous Austrian countryside concludes with drop-off at your Salzburg hotel.

Customer Reviews

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.

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

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