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Time13 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Grab your camera and set out to explore the UNESCO-listed landscapes of Salzkammergut on this full-day tour from Vienna. Admire the Baroque beauty of Admont Abbey, enjoy a guided walking tour of Hallstatt village and shop for traditional handicrafts in Gmunden. Along the way, soak up the scenery as you journey through the mountains and lakes of the Austrian Alps.
  • Full-day Hallstatt and Admont Abbey tour from Vienna
  • Enjoy spectacular views of the Austrian Alps and UNESCO-listed Salzkammergut
  • Visit lakeside villages like Hallstatt and Gmunden
  • Tour the historic Admont Abbey, one of the oldest in Austria
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pick-up, entrance fees and round-trip transport
Meet your guide at your central Vienna hotel and set out on the scenic journey to Salzkammergut. Keep your camera to hand as you wind through the heart of the Austrian Alps and marvel at the panoramic mountain views.

Stop at Admont Abbey, one of Austria’s oldest abbeys, where you can admire the grand Baroque architecture and take a peek in the library – the largest monastic library in the world.

Pass through the UNESCO-listed landscapes of Salzkammergut en-route to Hallstatt village, and hear about the region’s historic significance and rich mining heritage from your guide. Then, set out on a walking tour and follow your guide along the pretty lakefront, past the medieval half-timbered buildings and through the lively Market Square.

Finally, visit the handicrafts center of Gmunden, a town perched on the banks of the Traunsee River and set against a dramatic backdrop of mountains. Snap photos of the Ort Castle, which appears to be floating in the center of the lake, then learn more about the town’s craft-making heritage as you browse the many shops and workshops. Perhaps pick up some unique hand-made souvenirs to remind you of your visit.

After a full day exploring the lake district, jump back on the bus for the return journey to Vienna and end your tour in the city center.

Reviews

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W
, Sep 2018

Lovely day tour and beautiful scenery all long. Great guide and awesome locations.

C
, Sep 2018

For me, the drop in the Edmont Abbey adds value to the whole trip. Halstatt is good to see. I would not put it as a “must” though.

S
, Aug 2018

Hallstatt is a beautiful little village which looks like it's come straight out of a fairy tale. We had an amazing guide Daria who kept us informed with all the knowledge she had about Austria. Would definitely recommend this trip !

T
, Aug 2018

For some reason all the nice scenery seemed to be on the left side of the bus and couldn't switch seats so missed a good few photo opportunities. The drive is very long and for the time we actually spent in Hallstatt and surrounding area but paid 15 for an hour in a pedalo on the lake which allowed me to get some really good photos of the town and tall hills surrounding

n
, Aug 2018

One of the most amazing tours we took while traveling across Europe. Comfortable ride, breathtaking views and wonderful tour guide Anna. Thank you for wonderful time in Austria!

S
, Jul 2018

This is such a beautiful place. The tour guide was amazing. She was well versed and knowledgeable. She did an amazing job. We had a fantastic time. Hallstatt is beautiful. The Admont Abbey was great as well. Book this tour it will be worth it,!

K
, Jul 2018

A big day on the road but so worth it! Enroute we had a short breakfast/toilet break which was handy, following that the stop at Admont Abbey was fascinating with it's old Benedictine library - one of the Wonders of the World.

The scenery is stunning with rolling hills dotted with abbey's and castles, it provides some good exposure to the Austrian countryside.

Hallstatt was quaint and beautiful. Being energetic and keen, I was able to do the town walking tour with our guide, and then cutting that a bit short I rushed off to jump on the cable car to do the skywalk at the top of the mountain. With time up my sleeve I was able to take in the breathtaking views and also have a quick lunch at the cafe at the top before racing back down to meet the tour. I'm pleased I was able to enjoy both options in the village.

Our guide was pleasant, approachable and she had good English.

My only negative comment is the size of the group. There were a lot of people on this tour and in turn this meant getting through attractions was a bit slow.

S
, Jul 2018

The time of pick up and drop was absolutely on the dot. However, we were unprepared for the duration of travel and the little time we would get at Hallstatt. We had about 2 1/2 hours time there, in which we had to see the town and have lunch as well. Very hurried. The scenery was picturesque and the bus ride comfortable. The driver drove very well. The guide Anna( I think) was extremely knowledgable and informative. The narration was informative but tedious.She was not very interactive and communication was not her strength. The tour and the information thereby was hard to appreciate. To be fair to her, she was great at the information content and just gave us a barrage of it. Overall a beautiful view of Austria, could do with a little more conversation and less of lectures. Also it is repeated in Russian as well, so 5 hours of information . The tour overall was packed but enjoyable as we chose to eat and stroll around rather than go to some scenic points.

J
, Jul 2018

The day was a good opportunity to see this wonderful area. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery and the historic archive, especially the statues and the scripts.

M
, Jun 2018

The drive to Hallstatt was incredible and it was beautiful once we arrived as well. A great day trip outside Vienna.


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