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From Vienna: Hallstatt and Alpine Peaks with Skywalk Lift

1. From Vienna: Hallstatt and Alpine Peaks with Skywalk Lift

After pickup from your centrally-located Vienna hotel, depart on a day trip to stunning region of Salzkammergut. Stop at Schloss Ort, a snow-white castle where countless couples dream of celebrating their weddings. Take the opportunity to snap some photos on its famous wooden bridge. Continue to the heart of the Salzkammergut region, the fabulous town of Hallstatt, set on the shores of an azure-blue lake. Ascend to the Skywalk to enjoy breathtaking views over the town, lake, and mountains. You will have some free time for lunch and to wander the narrow streets, or hire a boat to explore from the water. On the way back you to Vienna, make a stop at the charming resort town of Traunkirchen, located on the bank of the deepest lake in Austria. Admire the unforgettable natural landscape from this lovely place, before continuing to Vienna where your tour will end at the Vienna State Opera.

From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

2. From Salzburg: Guided Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour

Depart from Salzburg and get amazing views of Austria's lake district as you travel by coach to the beautiful town of Hallstatt. On the way, you will pass Lake Fuschl, where the headquarters of a world-famous energy drink are located, and make a quick photo stop of the magnificent view over the town of St. Gilgen, Lake Wolfgang, and the surrounding mountains of the Salzkammergut. Afterward, you will continue your trip along Lake Wolfgang and be astonished by the beauty of the UNESCO World Heritage landscape. You will pass through a number of charming villages on the 1.5-hour drive to Hallstatt. Once you arrive in Hallstatt, you will have 2.5 hours of free time to explore the breathtaking city and the surroundings. You can then visit the ossuary or “bone-house”, and take a look at its more than 1000 painted human skulls, or take a funicular ride up to the entrance of the world’s oldest salt mine and enjoy the breathtaking view from an observation platform, right above the town. If you just want to enjoy the atmosphere of Hallstatt, take a leisurely walk along the lake, and marvel at how the houses above you seem to cling onto the mountainside. Your trip will end by making your way back, passing through the Rußbach valley and the towns of Gosau and Abtenau which are famous for their stunning views of the Dachstein mountain range, before arriving back to your starting point in Salzburg.

Hallstatt: Private, Customized Full-Day Tour

3. Hallstatt: Private, Customized Full-Day Tour

With a professional local guide and a luxury private vehicle, you will be sure to save time and get the maximum out of a full-day private sightseeing tour to Hallstatt. Starting at 10:00AM, choose from many options possible on the way to Hallstatt, together with your local guide. Hallstatt has a lot to offer; the weather situation on the tour date will be probably be a big factor of what to do best. The boat ride and the cable cars are operating in summer only (boats: from May 1st to October 26th, cable car: April 29th to October 29th). The salt mines in Hallstatt are open from April 1st to November 26th. Once in Hallstatt, you will have several more activities to choose from, such as the five-fingers at Krippenstein (cable car and a hike of 30 minutes), a visit to the ice caves (mid station of Krippenstein cable car), a visit to the Salt Mines of Hallstatt or a boat ride out on the Hallstaetter Lake. Since this is a full day private tour, your itinerary can and will be changed if you so desire. After eight hours exploring one of Austria’s best sightseeing regions, your private tour will conclude with drop-off at your Salzburg city hotel.

From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Tour

4. From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Tour

Following pick-up from your hotel in Vienna, sit back and relax in the comfort of a luxury vehicle as you make your way to the city of Melk. Visit the Benedictine abbey located on a rocky outcrop with spectacular views of the Danube River. See the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau and go to the top of the abbey to get panoramic views of Melk. Drive past pretty lakes and scenic towns such as Bad Ischl. Stop at the beautiful town of Hallstatt on the Hallstätter See, and learn more about its historic salt production. Visit a subterranean salt lake to see the mummy of a prehistoric miner preserved in salt! Next, visit the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the city of Salzburg. Explore the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town, and discover where the legendary movie "The Sound of Music" was filmed. Return to Vienna and get dropped off at your hotel at the end of a memorable day

Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

5. Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

Depart Vienna and travel to the historic city of Melk in Lower Austria. See the Benedictine abbey that contains the tomb of St. Coloman of Stockerau, along with the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, the first dynasty of Austria. Go to the top of the abbey to get a great view of Melk and its surrounding gardens. Continue further into the Lake District and drive through the beautiful towns of the Wachau Valley, such as Bad Ischl. Stop in Hallstatt, famous for its salt production dating back to prehistoric times and a cultural heritage that links some of the oldest civilizations of Europe. Move on to the birthplace of Mozart in the beautiful city of Salzburg. Admire the historic Hohensalzburg Fortress atop the Festungsberg, and discover the busy shopping street of Getreidegasse, with the house where Mozart was born at number 9. Return to Vienna or get the option to stay in Salzburg and explore independently.

Hallstatt: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with Photographer

6. Hallstatt: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with Photographer

After meeting your local guide, listen to some general information and historical facts about this small Austrian village. Then, walk to the Badeinsel, an artificial island with a spectacular view of the lake and the historic town center. Take incredible photos which will wow your family, friends, and social media followers. Next, hike up the Salzberg Trail to the Mühlbach Wasserfall until you reach the historic center of the town. Take look at the Bone House of Hallstatt and learn about the unique burial traditions of this region. End the tour by taking in the iconic postcard views of the waterfront and city. During the whole tour, your guide will take complimentary pictures which will be edited and uploaded into a private Dropbox folder on the same day the tour takes place.

Private Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

7. Private Hallstatt Tour from Salzburg

Start your journey travelling through the famous UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Region Salzkammergut (Lake Area) passing many picturesque villages en route until you arrive at Hallstatt the ‘Pearl of the Salzkammergut’. Well-known by its breath-taking beauty, Hallstatt is considered by many visitors as one of the most beautiful lake side villages in the World. Spending about 2 hours in Hallstatt, it is hard to know where to start. You may explore the old town visiting the world-famous Bone House behind the Catholic Church or turn back time at the local museum – since a whole era of mankind was named after Hallstatt, the so called Hallstatt Period (800 BC – 400 BC).  Take a leisurely lakeside walk seeing houses above you cling onto the mountainside, pass by the Mühlbach waterfalls or experience the magnificent “World Heritage View”, 360 meters above town, on the Hallstatt sky walk! Hallstatt is a destination of most unique historical and cultural significance, be sure not to miss this hidden gem.

Hallstatt: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

8. Hallstatt: City Highlights Guided Walking Tour

Discover and explore Hallstatt on a pleasant walking tour through the city. Learn about the trendy spots to eat and have a drink and enjoy the natural beauty surrounding the town. Follow along as your local guide takes you by the main highlights of Hallstatt. Let yourself be charmed by enchanting streets and homes that look like they're straight from a fairytale. See for yourself why this town has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Meander through the alleyways, visit a salt mine, admire a 12th-century Catholic church, pass by the Bone House, and learn about the history of Hallstatt on this picture-perfect guided walking tour.

Private Hallstatt Tour

9. Private Hallstatt Tour

This tour will take you to some places where the Celtics used to live, worked and had mystically places. We will drive with you to the village of Hallstatt, where you have the possibility to visit the salt mines (only visible between April and November) and some other Celtic spots in the area. Then you will drive with you on the way back by the mystically water fall of Golling where already the Celtics had a mystically place and we can also visit the Canyon of the hammer river which the Celtics used as a holy place.  Between the end of November and the beginning of April you can visit the salt mines of Hallein, the waterfalls and then see the city of Hallstatt and the lake district area.

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What people are saying about Hallstatt

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 107 reviews

If you have enough time, definitely do it! It is very calming there. Nice change from the busy city. Something you must see. The bus was very comfortable.

Perfect trip. All was well organised.. On time....Hallstatt is an amazing place... Price was good including ticket for sky lift..I am happy..

It was a great experience, even with rainy weather. Our guide was really helpful, kind and well organized. Thank you for the trip!

Glad to take this tour to Hallstatt. Less than 1.5hr one way is quite tolerable.

Well organized tour. Our guide was excellent. Highly recommended