• Location: Salzburg, Austria
  • Duration: 8 hours (approx.)
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Feel festive this Christmas season with a horse-drawn sleigh ride in a village near Schladming. Departing from Salzburg, this day trip ventures along the Salzach River Valley and travel up 3,281 feet (1,000 meters) to the Alpine mountain of Dachstein. Relax with some lunch at a local inn before hopping on your 2-hour sled ride to soak up the wintry scenery. After this full-day excursion, your tour will conclude at its original departure point.


  • Chrismastime horse-drawn sleigh ride day trip from Salzburg
  • Get into the Christmas spirit on a merry horse-drawn sleigh ride in the tiny village of Ramsau in the Alps
  • See stunning alpine scenery as you travel alongside the Salzach River after leaving Salzburg
  • Marvel at panoramic views from the base of Dachstein mountain before your 2-hour horse-drawn sleigh ride
  • Sit back and relax or snuggle up as your sleigh glides along the snow!

What You Can Expect

Christmas Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

Christmas Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

Your day trip will begin in central Salzburg’s Mirabellplatz, where you’ll join up with your guide and hop aboard your coach. Journey along the Salzach River Valley to the tiny village of Ramsau, located at the base of the Dachstein, an impressive Alpine mountain.

Upon arrival, relax with lunch at one of the local inns (own expense). Treat your taste buds to some of the region's specialty dishes, including apple strudel or the popular wiener schnitzel. Afterward, step out into the crisp air and head to the field where your horse-drawn sleigh will be waiting, decked out with jingle bells. Climb in and begin gliding across the snow as your horses take off for your 2-hour adventure. Cozy up with supplied blankets from the carriage and, if you choose, stop midway to make snowballs or snowangels.

After your horse-drawn sled ride through the Alps concludes, you will be driven back to central Salzburg.

Customer Reviews

Clare S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Our family thoroughly enjoyed the horse-drawn sleigh ride in December 2017. The joy of riding on the snow at Christmas time, under the warmth of the blanket, was one of the highlights of our trip to Salzburg. We cannot recommend this tour highly enough.

Beth D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

OMG - Breathtaking views. The bus trip to Ramsau was wonderful then seeing the horses and sleigh as we pulled into the parking lot was amazing. Our sleigh driver was very nice and helped us with a blanket, many times if checked to see if we needed anything to be more comfortable. He stopped several times to point out different photo ops and to let us play in the snow. One time we stopped for hot chocolate and he shared his mountain water. Anyone thinking about doing this ride should immediately book the trip. Our tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable about Austria. She made the bus ride interesting and even played special Austrian music for us on our way back to Salzburg. I will do this same excursion any time I am in Austria during the winter.

Gilbert R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Wonderful trip. Amazing weather. Would highly recommend this trip!

David T Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We did our sleigh ride on New Years Eve in brilliant sunshine, just as our guide - Walter - had promised. It was a wonderful experience, which we will never forget. There was snow as far as the eye could see and on our two hour sleigh ride we passed skiers, villages and chalets. The lunch break in the middle of the ride allowed us to warm up over a hot meal and catch up with some of the other sleigh-riders. Thanks to Walter and all his associates for making this the highlight of our trip to Austria.

Judith B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

A lovely day spent in beautiful surroundings. The sleigh ride was delightful providing plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs.

Melissa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

This was an amazing experience. Our guide, Walter, was the loveliest man and nothing was an issue. Would highly recommend this experience - it made for a magical, snow-filled Christmas day.

John L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

Magical. What a way to spend Christmas Day! We even had a light sprinkle of snow. Everything was wonderful.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Well - no snow on the main trails - but still a fantastic experience to have on Xmas day

axel s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

this is a must do,all day tour get rugged up it did get cold we had lots of snow,stopped at destination had something to eat and hot mulled wine my favourite drinkfantastic scenery if I go to Salzburg again I will definitely do this tour againJanuary best time to go

Andrew M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We did this trip on New Years Eve and we had a really magical day made even better because we were lucky enough to have our sleigh ride almost entirely in snow The sleigh ride was a round trip of around 2 hours including a half hour stop for coffee or in our case just walking in the snow looking at the brilliant views. The views on the journey from Salzburg were great and made the journey go quite quickly Our guide Walter helped with his informative and at times funny narrative After our sleigh ride we had a couple of hours in Ramsau for lunch and a walk There was some confusion over lunch arrangements as there was a large party on the trip who had lunch included whilst the rest of us didn't This wasn't made clear as we were all lead up to the same restaurant and then split into separate dining rooms The journey home was non stop so we were soon back in Salzburg ready for the NYE celebrations

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