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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.
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.
Wonderful trip. Amazing weather. Would highly recommend this trip!
David T Australia
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.
A lovely day spent in beautiful surroundings. The sleigh ride was delightful providing plenty of opportunities for amazing photographs.
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.
Magical. What a way to spend Christmas Day! We even had a light sprinkle of snow. Everything was wonderful.
Well - no snow on the main trails - but still a fantastic experience to have on Xmas day
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
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
we had the most amazing christmas day in Ramsau! The village was beautiful, our horseman was the sweetest and most warm-hearted, constantly sharing information of the village to us, telling us stories and chatting with us. And, snow fell at the most magical moment on Christmas day! It was truly an amazing way to spend our day, seeing landscapes and mother nature in person.
The bus drive up through the Austrian Alps was just beautiful! What a way to spend Christmas Day!
This tour was so well organised - when the bus arrived at our destination, waiting for us was a long line of horses with their sleighs! With snow on mountain tops only, our sleigh ride was just magical!
We did the trip on St. Stephens Day. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed it. There wasn't the snow that we thought we were going to have but that had nothing to do with organiser. The weather is the weather. We had an enjoyable dayand would go on sleigh ride again. Very well organised.
Great day out!!
Tour guide was excellent.
Would highly recommend.
does it get any better than taking a horse-drawn sleigh through the Alps!? it brings new meaning to the Christmas tune..."dashing through the snow, in a 2-horse open sleigh"! we had an absolutely amazing time. the only slight bummer is you share the sleigh with 6 people, so you may not get to sit in front, as you have to keep the same seats the whole time based on weight distribution. BUT, you're getting gorgeous views of the Alps and Ramsau/Dachstein no matter what. plus you get to make a nice stop for a gluhwein und kuchen!
Wonderful experience and fabulous scenery all covered in snow. Surreal, felt a bit like a character in a snow dome.
Fantastic day, my friend and I loved it, friendly staff, beautiful setting, totally recommend it, was a dream come true!
Went on Dec 28th. We were worried bec the weather had been so unseasonably warm in Salzburg that we wouldn't see snow and we would wind up on a carriage ride....but NOT the case. They take you by bus (about 1 hour) to Town of Ramsu....here there's lots of snow. The journey along the way is spectacular.
My family of 3 joined another family of 4 on the carriage. (The tour person effectively organizes this for everyone to be with whomever they want to share sleigh with so don't worry). The two kids in the group sat up front with the driver and totally loved the experience. (The front group gets snow kicked up from hoofs of horses sometimes). For about 1 hr 1/2 you journey thru town taking loads of photos breathing in cold fresh air and laughing "all the way". You will see lots of locals and vacationers cross country skiing. You will also see lots of people sledding and riding horses. It's just magical. All the time you are comfortably covered up with the supplied blankets from the carriage. Do not forget: hat, gloves, scarf and camera.
Midway is the stop for a little warm up inside if you choose. Kids played in snow - making snowballs
. Snow angels and running around in general. Adults had coffees and delicious AMAZING strudel from the cabin house outside under heat lamps taking in the scenery. Stop here for 1 hour.
Alas the horses get ready again and your off for the second part of the journey.
The last stop in the returned village is where you can eat a meal (on your own). You are there about 2 hours. We enjoyed meal and then went outside with one of the sleds the hotel has to offer. Great fun...surrounded by skiers,snowboarders and other sliders.
Walk around the town and watch the ski jump contest if there is one taking place!
Retuned back to hotel about 6:30 at night. This was the very best exhilarating and most fun day the family had.
Highly recommend it do not miss this opportunity.
Loved the whole day! We enjoyed seeing some of the ski villages on the way, and the sleigh ride was really authentic and fun. We'd thoroughly recommend this activity.
A very fantastic trip with my daughter on the sleigh ride. All the way up to the snowny plateau area, the scenery is so beautiful. During my coffee break, my daughter had her happy time in a very small playground near the restaurant.
We had a wonderful time during this tour. The tour was organized so well and the guide we had was very friendly, knowledgeable. Our children also enjoyed it very much. The pick up was on time as well. A must do for any visitor to Salzburg! Thank you Panorama tours!
Our family of 5 had a great day. The sleigh ride was fantastic(2 hours in all) and even though there was no snow in Salzburg, in the mountains it snowed lightly for most of the day. Magical! Could not think of a better family experience around Christmas. The stop in a ski village for lunch was good
Excellent. A must for whoever visits Salzburg during christmas. It snowed when we visited and it was an extraordinary scenery through out. Majority of the trip is in the bus and the journey is divided well with travel and some rest and you will not feel tired or bored even for a second.
The trip from start to finish was amazing,lovely scenery and very plesant and frendly people trrough the whole day.i will be returning to salzburge and do the same trip it was great and i recomend it to others.
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