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Great tour,good to get out in the countryside. Lovely views as there was snow about. The salt mine tour was interesting and fun, with the slides. Plenty of time to see everything, well organised, with a good tour guide.
A nice day with a mix of local history and landscapes. The first 1.5 hours of the morning during the drive up to the salt mines was very heavy on the Hitler/Nazi history of the area - obviously the tour guide was very interested in this and it was interesting for us too, but we felt there was too much of it. However the salt mine tour was great - a train ride, a boat ride, two slides and an informative audio tour with exhibits within the mine. Went back to Salzburg for a quick lunch at a cafe/bakery. Then we did the lake district tour in the afternoon. Was nice to see some more of the snowy countryside even though it was too cloudy to see much of the mountains, and because the lake was frozen we got a free cake and drink instead of the boat ride.
This was a perfect day in Salzburg! My husband and I didn't want to be herded around like cattle on the big 'Sound of Music' bus although that sounds fun if you have kids and want group sing-alongs. We were interested in some of the SOM attractions, but we are not hard-core fans of the movie. It was nice to be able to pace the day to our liking. Thomas was a wonderful tour guide. He picked us up at our hotel in a nice Mercedes in the morning and took us over to Schloss Leopoldskron for breakfast. The views and pictures there were fabulous. There were some gorgeous scenic views on our drive and Thomas was nice enough to pull over and let me take some pictures. That would never have happened on a big group tour. My favorite part was being able to get gorgeous pictures without tons of tourists in the background. TIP: If you are prone to getting car sick, you might want to take something for that problem before the trip. Thomas was a great driver, but the roads are winding.
The salt mines trip was excellent but the lakes trip in the 2nd half of the day in December was just good not great I would say
Walter is an amazing tour guide. We were fortunate to have him as our guide for the first part of the day at the Salzbergwerks part of the tour. He was dynamic and gave so much information about the places we passed. He covered a range of topics so that everyone in our family - 2 parents and three adult children - was engaged. He is also friendly and funny.
We did not realize the tour was in two parts - heading back to Salzburg in between the morning and afternoon pieces. Since it was December, it was dark at 4:30, so part of the trip was a bus ride in the dark. Our guide for the afternoon spoke in German at least 50 of the time, even though we had booked an English speaking tour. That would have been okay, except the information was more rote and very minimal. My family fell asleep on the bus. I don't actually recommend the Austrian lakes part of the tour, but the Salzbergwerks part was so enjoyable, I still give the tour overall 4 stars.
breathtaking sceneries - beautiful areas
An amazing experience for a first time visitor to this area the Austrian Lakes were so beautiful and a great tour to go on!
Our tour guide Thomas was excellent and the Salt mine tour was amazing. We had a different tour guide in the afternoon for the lakes and mountains tour. This was also nice but we only made 1 stop by a lake. The rest was spent visiting small towns/Christmas markets.
Great tour with a great tour guide. Very relaxed and enjoyable afternoon.
Great overall experience and good way to see the city and the lakes in one dsy - punctual and organised service, experienced guides, comfortable transportation, let alone the stunning scenery all along.
The visit to the salt mines was great! Loved the lakes and mountains trip. Beautiful country.
Even with the rain, our whole family enjoyed this trip. Wolfgang, our guide, was super flexible in including what we wanted to see and made this is a very special trip for all of us.
Very short time for walking at least to get a snack. We expect a free drink or biscuits even along the trip as other trips offer. I think it's expensive for the benefit. Last thing, there were only 2 persons that speak German while all the others were speaking English but German language was the main all over the trip .otherwise trip was great
I'm very glad we had our guide, Peter. He made sure we see everything on our bucket list. If you are a Sound of Music fan, not to be missed. We also saw some of the Lake District, so beautiful.
The complementary pick up from the hotel that was promised did not happen. We have to find our own way to the tour starting point.
This tour was all we signed up for. The views were breathtaking. The salt time was very exciting.
Very beautiful tour.
Enjoyed a lot
Interesting exploration in the salt mines.
This tour was a lot of fun and absolutely beautiful! Our guide Max was wonderful! The lakes and the mountains were absolutely breath taking and it was a great way to see the countryside outside of the city center. The boat ride was wonderful. We kicked our feet up, drank beers and soaked in the stunning scenery. We would definitely recommend this tour!
The tour itself was a successful event for us. We really enjoyed visiting the salt mine, seeing the Alps, and taking the boat across the lake. The area that can be improved is the whole organization of the tour as we had to spend some time waiting for smaller groups being transfer between different buses.
The scenery was truly spectacular, the tour guide Carlos was excellent and informative. Unfortunately the thing that spoilt this trip was some of the fellow travelers. We were told to arrive at 1-45 for a 2 o'clock start and some people didn't turn up until 2-15 which was very bad mannered. Then there was the young lady on the coach who pushed other travellers aside as she had to have the best view for taking photos and was then 25 minutes late getting back to the coach without any apology. I'm not sure what coach companies can do in these circumstances but she spoilt our day
The guide was very friendly and informative. The experience itself was breathtaking. We could not have asked for better weather it just enhanced the picturesque views and relaxing boat ride. A wonderful way to spend a day out of Salzburg immersed in the beautiful Austrian countryside!
Great tour, pleasant guides, amazing landscapes. Salt mines were good fun and the lake tour pretty mindblowing. I would have prefered more time to spend in the little villages...
Daniel was a very friendly and helpful. Both parts of the tour were lovely.
We went to the salt mines first which were great to see and the journey and scenery on the way there was fab. Our afternoon tour took us up the mountains and onto Lake Wolfgang where we stopped of at St Gilgen. The sights and scenery on this trip are brilliant.
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