Experience the glories of the Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) including the UNESCO-listed Hallstatt region, on a 6-hour private tour from Salzburg. Venture past emerald Lake Fuschl and St. Gilgen, and call at the spa town of Bad Ischl. Then, enjoy free time to stroll, shop, and have lunch (own expense) in lakeside Hallstatt before admiring the Dachstein glacier from Lake Gosau. Price is per vehicle, and includes private transport and Salzburg hotel pickup and drop-off.
Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences
The half day tour was good enough for my family (with 2 kids). We had great time exploring the lakes and Hallstatt small town. Our driver Michael was really helpful and informative. We were comfortable with his approach and even hire him for our next Prague trip. Thanks Michael for such a wonderful experience!
It was a private tour for 2 person, a VW Caravel was dispatched for our use. The driver picked-us up from the designated point of pick-up timely. Peter was knowledgeable as well as a good driver. He helped us purchase tickets and showed us the way for the best views of Hallstatt, I just realized with dismay however that he skipped Schloss Fuschl which was promised on our chosen itinerary.
Alenka was just exceptional. She was so informative and shared so many quirky facts with us on Salzburg and Hallstat. She was there to pick us promptly and was very accommodating, we had to take a couple of toilet breaks along the way as we were touring with a 9 year old and a 75 year old. The weather wasn't great, it was raining mostly but she more that made up for it with her pleasant company. We were lucky enough to get her for our 1 Salzburg tour later the same evening. Panaroma Tours are professional and their guide, Alenka is great. Thank you for a pleasant day in the Salzkammergut region.
The Austrian countryside is one of the most beautiful places on Earth - no question - and this tour did a great job highlighting that.
The driver picked us up right on time and the Mercedes van was new and clean. The tour takes you through winding country roads, so be prepared in case your are someone who gets a little motion sick like me, where you will stop periodically for pictures and sightseeing moments. You'll continue to make your way down to Hallstatt, where you'll have some time to walk around and explore the many shops. Be mindful of how you spend your time, however, because it is limited and you'll want to see as much as you can.
One thing I will note here is that the itinerary seemed to be a 'best case' scenario. The driver told us at the beginning of the trip that if we wanted to do the full itinerary the tour will likely take longer than the estimates 6 hours - for which he also mentioned that they would charge extra. We chose not to take him up on that mostly out of principle and a tight budget, so we were a little disappointing to hear this.
But, if you want to visit Hallstatt and see the stunning countryside in a private and comfortable environment, this is an amazing option. Would do again!
This tour has been a very amazing experience. The tour does not only include Hallstatt, but also a few attractions along the way which are very scenic. Our guide was very Friendly. I would rate the overall experience 10/10.