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Soak up the scenery of Austria’s Lake District on this 4-hour tour from Salzburg. Led by an expert guide, visit Fuschl Castle, wander the town of St Wolfgang and pop into the famous White Horse Inn for refreshments. Enjoy a boat ride across Lake Wolfgang and explore St Gilgen before making your way back to Salzburg.

Highlights

  • Small group tour of Austria's Lake District
  • Experience the beauty of the Salzburg area's lakes and mountain scenery
  • Visit to Castle Fuschl, Michael Pacher's wingled altar in St. Wolfgang
  • Boat ride to St. Gilgen

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What You Can Expect

Austrian Lakes and Mountains Salzburg Sightseeing Tour

Austrian Lakes and Mountains Tour from Salzburg

Depart from central Salzburg and hop aboard your coach with your guide and small group. Travel toward the scenic Lake District, where you’ll see the historic Fuschl Castle, once home to Austrian royalty and now a luxury hotel.

Arrive in the town of St Wolfgang and head to the Pilgrimage Church. Admire the winged gothic altar by Michael Pacher, one of the largest and most impressive carved and painted altar shrines in European art. Afterward, relax at the White Horse Inn for a beverage with the locals.

Continue with a 25-minute boat ride across Lake Wolfgang (April to October only) to St Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born.

After exploring St Gilgen, hop back aboard your coach, passing Huttenstein Castle and Lake Mondsee. Your 4-hour tour will conclude with transportation back to Salzburg.

Itinerary

The Route:
Salzburg (Mirabellplatz) - Fuschl - St.Wolfgang (21 April - 26 October by boat) - St. Gilgen - Mondsee - Salzburg (Mirabellplatz)

Customer Reviews

Jeril J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Very beautiful tour.
Enjoyed a lot

Julianne C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

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!

Teresa N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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!

anne.lepiorz

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

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

Linda C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was very nice despite the rain. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Penelope W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Enjoyed this trip out to the lakes. It was a gentle pace, suitable for my 84 year old mother. It was a wonderfully sunny and warm day which meant we could appreciate the scenery more. It had been cloudy when we arrived and so we wouldn't have seen much if we had gone on that day. The guide was knowledgeable and the commentary informative. The only downside was that it followed the same route taken by the Sound of Music tour for half the journey.

Kyla W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

This tour is beautiful. It snowed the entire tour. It was beautiful. No mountain peaks today and the lakes could not be seen from a distance. I didn and #39;t take this tour this way. The Sound of Music and this tour over lap. Panarama Tour was kind enough to transfer my tour to Bavarian Alps and Salt Mine.

Tara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent commentary by a nice guide in both German and English--entertaining without being cheesy, and gave us a lot of interesting info about what we were seeing. Glad they pulled over for a photo op once, then organized a great ferry ride across Wolfgangsee and adequate time for some brief sightseeing in St. Wofgang before the bus ride back to Salzburg. Great experience all around!

David J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

beautiful scenery and boat ride. The tour guide put on Viennese waltzes while we were driving, which added to the atmosphere. Also, loved seeing the church at Mondsee, where the Sound of Music wedding took place. Great way to see the mountains and lakes near Salzburg!

Carol L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Beautiful scenery! Highlight seeing The White Horse Inn and the relaxing boat ride on Wolfgangsee.

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