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Explore Salzkammergut on a customizable private tour, and discover the treasures of the Austrian Lake District.  After leaving Salzburg with your private guide, journey through the lake-studded landscapes of the alps and learn about the region’s history. Pass legendary lakes like Mondsee and Wolfgangsee; admire a Gothic altar in a St Wolfgang church; and check out the birthplace of Mozart’s mother on a trip to St Gilgen by boat (boat ride is optional).


  • Private tour of Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut) from Salzburg
  • Enjoy amazing views of some of Austria's most breathtaking lakes including Wolfgangsee and Mondsee
  • See the setting of the play and movie White Horse Inn and the Gothic winged altar at the church in St Wolfgang
  • Take a boat ride across Wolfgangsee in the summer and enjoy coffee and cake at the White Horse Inn the rest of the year
  • Private tour ensures more personalized attention from your guide

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I love the picture-postcard scenery on this tour of the Lake District. The boat trip across Wolfgangsee was my personal highlight!

What You Can Expect

Private Tour: Austrian Lakes and Mountains Tour from Salzburg

Discover the beauty of Lake Wolfgangsee on your private tour!

After hotel pickup, travel by Mercedes E-Class or minivan from Salzburg to the Austrian Lake District (Salzkammergut), an area of crystal-clear lakes, majestic mountains and charming villages. In times past, Austrian Emperor Franz Joseph and his family spent summer vacations in this captivating region. Your informative guide will tell you more about the history of this popular part of Austria as you travel through the countryside.

Pass Fuschlsee (Lake Fuschl) and admire Schloss Fuschl, the gorgeous castle-like hotel on its banks. Next, visit the historic village of St Wolfgang, a small but picturesque market town on the shores of Wolfgangsee, one of Austria's most famous lakes. Visit the church to marvel at the winged Gothic altar by 15th-century Austrian sculptor Michael Pacher, and stop by the White Horse Inn, the setting for a well-known musical comedy about a waiter with an unrequited love for the owner of the inn.

From October through April, enjoy coffee and cake at the White Horse Inn with its lovely views of Wolfgangsee. In the summer, take a relaxing boat ride across Wolfgangsee to St Gilgen, a small idyllic village where Mozart's mother was born. On the way, admire stunning views of the mountains Schafberg and Zwölferhorn (boat ride and coffee is not included with the package).

Head back toward Salzburg, taking in marvelous views of Mondsee. Since your tour is private, you can ask the guide about including other area attractions you'd like to see and take your time admiring the fantastic scenery. Your half-day trip through one of Austria's most beautiful regions concludes with drop-off at your Salzburg hotel.

Customer Reviews

Barry L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

The scenery was so beautiful and the guide was so helpful in his exlanations.

Barry L United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

After taking the Sound of Music tour first, I realized that there still was more lakes and cities to see around Salzburg. If you love the beauty of lakes and mountains, you can't get enough of them and this tour fit the bill.

Wildspirit United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Although it was misty Peter made sure we seen all the sights that were good for photography. Peter advised us to go on the boat ride as we would get good photos and true to his word we did. Peter was very informative and answered any questions that we asked. We really enjoyed the limousine.

Ali A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This tour was amazing and worth to do it. The weather was good and the tour guide lisa was nice and informative. We love the tour and recommend it

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