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From Salzburg: Private Tour of Hallstatt

1. From Salzburg: Private Tour of Hallstatt

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Salzburg (or any other location in the city on request), and meet your private driver/guide for an excursion to Hallstatt. Journey along the shores of the emerald-green Fuschlsee to the Schloss Fuschl (Fuschl Castle), and then continue to St. Gilgen to take a stunning photo of the beautiful scenery from a great view point. Depart St. Gilgen and drive along the shores of Wolfgangsee lake en route to Bad Ischl, famous for its spa and the imperial summer palace. Next, make your way through picturesque Bad Goisern to reach one of the highlights of the tour at the stunning town of Hallstatt, considered the pearl of Austria's Lake District. Upon arrival in Hallstatt, your guide will point out all the hidden gems and must-see sights. You will have 2.5 hours to explore the town, allowing plenty of time for lunch in one of the lakeside restaurants (own expense). Leave Hallstatt and make your way back to Salzburg via the Gosausee lake, where a backdrop of the glistening Dachstein glacier awaits you for a short stop. Travel through the Dachstein mountain range, passing the ski resort area from Russbach to Golling before drop off at your hotel or any location of your choice in Salzburg. 

Private Tour of Hallstatt from Salzburg

2. Private Tour of Hallstatt from Salzburg

This is a great excursion for anyone who loves incredible scenery and history. After meeting your guide in your hotel (or any other location in the city) escape Salzburg for a private excursion to Hallstatt. Journey along the emerald-green Fuschlsee to the first stop at Castle Fuschl. Travel on to St. Gilgen and take a stunning photo of the beautiful scenery from a great view point. Leaving St. Gilgen and driving along the Wolfgangsee our trip will bring you to Bad Ischl, famous for its spa and the Emperor’s summer palace. Driving through Bad Goisern you will reach one of the highlights of our tour, Hallstatt: the pearl of the Lake District. In Hallstatt you can choose between taking the panorama funicular railway up the mountain and experience the magnificent World Heritage view 360 meters above town, on the Hallstatt sky walk and continuing on to the oldest salt mine in the world. Alternatively you can visit the 5 Fingers viewing platform – this is probably the most spectacular viewing platform in the Alps and reaches out like a hand over the 400m drop. But it is not just the viewing platform it is also the route there that offers plenty of special features. After your adventure in the mountains or the salt mine you will have enough time to discover all the hidden gems as well as the must-sees of Hallstatt, as well as to have lunch in one of the beautiful lake side restaurants (at own expense). On your way home from Hallstatt, the Gosausee with its backdrop of the glistening Dachstein glacier awaits for a short stop. Then, journey on along the Dachstein mountain range through the ski resort of Russbach to Golling and finally your guide will drop you off at your hotel or any other destination in the city of Salzburg.

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What people are saying about Fuschlsee

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 30 reviews

Fabulous Hallstatt tour

My daughter and I had the privilege of having a great guide named Carlos, from start to finish he made our trip memorable and suited to us. Along the way to Hallstatt he was kind enough to take us to places of interest that we did not have the opportunity to see whilst visiting Salzburg. Extremely informative and knowledgable and with a great sense of humour. Arriving at Hallstatt Carlos pointed us in the right direction to the main attractions and recommended places to eat and visit. We were able to do all these things with enough time to take in the spectacular views without being rushed. Also a very comfortable and clean vehicle with a bottle of water thrown in. Highly recommended you’ll not be disappointed. Thank you Carlos for a superb trip

Our day with Luciano in Hallstatt was perfectly magical. While the weather certainly helped (snow for Australians is especially lovely) so did the company of our expert guide/driver, Luciano. Pickup was on time, and he kept us informed and entertained all the way to Hallstatt, allowing us opportunities to stop and take photos if we wished. At Hallstatt, he guided us to the best vantage points for pictures, pointed out things we otherwise wouldn’t have known or seen, and gave us time at our leisure to eat lunch and explore. Hallstatt is the most beautiful place, and well worth a visit, especially with Luciano to guide you.

The tour to Hallstatt was very enjoyable and scenic, many views took my breath away. It was fun travelling with Michael to Hallstatt and stopping by some of the lakes and towns, also to hear about the history of the area. Michael was intent to helping visitors have a positive experience in Salzburg so I appreciate his professionalism as a guide. Also the weather plays a big part in the experience and the weather yesterday was perfect.

Halstatt is quiet - which can be best - freezing - but spectacular.

Carlos the driver was fantastic - informative, good sense of humour and kind as well as a great smooth driver. We had a fantastic day and even wit it being mid winter and most things shut he called ahead to ensure a good Restaurant was open for lunch and took us to the best picture spots. Truly remarkable part of the world and this private tour of our family was an amazing way to see it. Worth every cent. Thank you.

Awesome Place. Beautiful scene. Good tourguide. Nice car

Just a litle bit short time. 6 hours is not enough to visit three lakes and Hallstatt town.