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Travel through Austria’s crisp winter air on a private horse-drawn sleigh ride through the Salzburg countryside. Pass snow-powdered mountains, lakes and charming villages while venturing across the Salzkammergut region on a 3-hour trip. Keep cozy with blankets provided by your driver and stop at a traditional bar after your ride to purchase a warm drink.  


  • One-hour private sleigh ride through picturesque forest around Salzburg
  • Private driver guide ensures a personal experience
  • Discover the winter wonderland of Salzburgerland
  • Warm blankets provided
  • Visit to a traditional local bar after your Salzburg sleigh ride
  • Private transfer to and from your Salzburg hotel

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What You Can Expect

Private Horse Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg

Horse drawn sleigh

Your trip will begin with pickup from your hotel in Salzburg, where you’ll hop aboard your private coach.

Travel to the charming village of Faistenau and take a walk in the mountain air. Your private sleigh will arrive soon after to take you through the scenic forestland. Hear the sleigh bells jingle and get cozy under a cocoon of warm blankets as you enjoy a unique tour of the Austrian landscape.

Your ride will conclude with a stop at a local bar, where you can purchase a warm drink before returning back to your Salzburg hotel.

Customer Reviews

Harjyot T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This was the best activity we did in Austria. Amazing Amazing!! To make it even more magical it was snowing the whole time. They give you duvet to try keep you warm. My advice to cover up as much as you can. You get picked up from your hotel and taken to the mountains, where they sleigh ride begins. The tour guide was amazing, stopped a few times for us to take some pictures to. Expensive but worth it.

Edith M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the sleigh ride experience. The weather was extremely cold with a lot of snow which added to the beauty of the country side and we were given warm blankets to snuggle into on the ride. Thomas was our tour director and Eric was our driver who kept us safe on the snow covered roads. The history that was shared on our ride up the mountain was very informative. We stopped on our way back to our hotel at a charming little town and experienced the fantastic Austrian pastries and coffee and the children were given the opportunity to play in the snow. Well worth taking if you are visiting the Salzburg area.

Laura P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This was my favorite experience of our 10 days in Austria!! I was scared because we didn't have snow in Salzburg on the day of our ride, but the actual sleigh ride is up at an elevation that is much more likely to have snow. The pictures that I got from the ride are absolutely incredible. On the way home, our driver took us up to a scenic overlook to take pictures and that was also a magical experience.

Mark H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016


auspomme Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Hey if you want to do something different with someone special this is a must.... I took my 74 y/old Mum with me. Yes its cold well freezing actually but it is so worth it. We had a great time and those are memories you have forever..

Chong L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

My family really enjoyed this tour. Even though there was no snow on the ground, the scenery was so beautiful, the driver was so courteous and professional.

Mrs Beth A C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Wonderful tour in the snow, great guides, Gerhard and Josef! Also did Panorama Salt tour, Christmas markets and Bavarian Alps and City Tour, all great and wouldn't hesitate to recommend all the tours. Viator was easy to deal with and communication was excellent! Thanks you!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

Scott H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

This was an excellent tour. The driver took us to several lookouts where we could take pictures on our way to the sleigh ride and then we visited some towns on our way back. It was a wonderful car ride both out and back. The sleigh ride was very special. We had hoped for snow and we almost had it but it ended up being rain and sleet. The countryside was gorgeous and the horses were special.

Janice K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Excellent tour guide. He went out of his way to make sure we saw as much as possible in the time allowed.
Sleigh ride was lovely so pretty despite no snow. Again the guide was excellent.
Well worth doing.

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