Combine three of the Salzburg area's highlights on this full-day private tour. With your dedicated guide, visit the huge ice caves, Eisriesenwelt, located in Werfen. Move on to the Golling waterfalls, standing at 246 feet (75 meters), and the world's oldest salt mines, Salzwelten, in Hallein. This private tour ensures personalized attention and a flexible itinerary; round-trip transportation from your Salzburg hotel included.
Ice Caves, Waterfalls, and Salt Mines Private Tour from Salzburg
, Jul 2018
This was our first Private Tour using Viator. We have used Viator extensively, taking over 15 tours. Given this was a Private Tour, it was expensive. Really didn't know what to expect. Well, it was a GREAT experience. Viator used a local company called Salzburg Private Tours, which was somewhat confusing because I didn't understand that it was a company name at first. Anyway, our Guide/Driver, named Carlos (from Portugal) was simply AWESOME! He promptly showed up to pick us up at our hotel in a Mercedes Van (new and well maintained). He was polite, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the history of Salzburg. On our journey to the Ice Caves (first stop), he shared his tremendous knowledge with us. Based on experience, we started with the Ice Caves to avoid the crowds and that was really smart. We were one of the first groups (second one) to tour the caves that day. When we came out, there were a lot of people queued up to get in. Then we went to the Waterfalls (Golling). It was a nice, short excursion. Nothing spectacular, but nice. Then on to the the Salt Mines. Again, their experience paid off as they took us to a salt mine that was in Austria and not the one used by major tour companies. didn't have to wait in line. Everything was perfectly timed and scheduled. He gave us flexibility to make any changes. We added a stop (on his recommendation) to take a Luge/ Toboggan run. That was a lot of fun. GREAT EXPERIENCE. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
What an amazing day out.
Manfred was my guide for the day and picked me up in time from my hotel, he even suggested bringing a change of clothes in case the weather tuned.
On the way to the ice caves, he pointed out all the sights, explained the history of the area and even suggested other places for me to visit.
The ice cave was spectacular, a little hike up to the cave entrance, nothing to really worry about.
The views from the cave area was lovely and just completed the entire package.
Waterfall was a very nice spot, off the beaten track, doubt if I would have discovered it in my own.
Salt mines was very interesting, more educational than anything else, I did enjoy it,
We were ahead of schedule, so Manfred suggested we visit the town of Berchtesgaden. Bonus!
On the drive back, and after he returned me safely to my hotel, he took the time to give me suggestions on places to visit and activities I might enjoy.
Would recommend this tour highly, and service provided by the operator is 2nd to none.