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Salzburg: 4-hour White Water Rafting on the Salzach River

1. Salzburg: 4-hour White Water Rafting on the Salzach River

Join this rafting tour and head to the Salzach River. Provided the water level is high enough, you'll experience white water rafting of moderate difficulty. From the meeting point, you'll transfer to the start of the river. After you begin, there's a short section of the river that will give you time to familiarise yourself with the character of the river and the onboard commands. You'll soon be at the 'Labyrinth', a blocked rapids section that will demand focused attention. Make your way through the Railway rapids section, after which point the river continues through Lend. From the impressive waterfall of the Gasteiner Ache, things slow down a bit. Shortly before the finish, there are some splashy sections where staying dry will not be an option. After, you'll head back to the meeting point.

Salzburg: Canyoning and Rafting Experience with Lunch

2. Salzburg: Canyoning and Rafting Experience with Lunch

Pack 2 exciting activities into a single day of fun. Explore the stunning Almbach canyon, jumping or abseiling down sheer rock faces and swimming in the fresh waters below. Break for lunch before setting out on the next leg of your adventure, a rafting experience on the Salzach River. Meet your guide at Basecamp Golling to collect your gear and make your way to the starting point, where a day of outdoor fun awaits. First up, a canyoning experience in the Almbach gorge.  Before you set out to explore the canyon, your guide will take you through a full safety briefing. Spend the morning discovering one of the most beautiful and varied gorges in the Salzburg area and learn canyoning techniques from your licensed guide as you traverse breathtaking landscapes. Jump from heights of between 1.5 and 8 meters, zoom down natural slides and swim in the cool canyon waters. And if you're feeling a little uncertain about jumping, you can choose to abseil down the rock face assisted by your experienced guide. Having worked up an appetite, you'll head back to the Torrenerhof Hotel for some traditional Austrian food. Savor a delicious schnitzel or enjoy Kasnockerln (cheese dumplings) for the vegetarian option. After lunch, head to the Salzach River to begin your rafting adventure. Hop into your raft and start drifting down the river, taking this time to familiarize yourself with the onboard commands and the nature of the water. Stay focused as you approach the 'Labyrinth', a blocked rapids section that will demand all your attention. Take a short break from the action as you reach the impressive waterfall of the Gasteiner Ache, where things slow down a bit.  Then, just before your rafting tour comes to an end, make the most of some splashier parts of the river – staying dry will not be an option. End your day with a convenient transfer back to Camp Golling, where you can take advantage of the shower facilities to clean up before heading back to your accommodation.

Salzburg: Austrian Food Tasting with Old Town Private Tour

3. Salzburg: Austrian Food Tasting with Old Town Private Tour

Discover the cuisine native to Austria and the unique characteristics of Salzburg on an exclusive tasting tour that combines sampling delicious dishes with sightseeing in Salzburg Old Town. Get your stomach full and see the historical, cultural, and architectural highlights of the capital of Austria. Pick the 2,5-hour tour to visit one popular local restaurant and a patisserie in Salzburg Old Town, with remarkable sights along the way. Taste a special menu prepared for you including the best authentic dishes from Austria, such as Tafelspitz - beef boiled in traditional Austrian broth. For dessert, try the apple strudel Apfelstrudel or the chocolate cake Sachertorte. Get a full plate of food, one soft drink, a cup of coffee or tea, and have a chance to try the popular Cafe Melange. Listen as your private guide provides interesting historical facts and cultural anecdotes throughout the tour, ensuring that both your mind and body will be satisfied with this exclusive experience. If the 3,5-hour tour is chosen, enjoy food and a sightseeing tour in Salzburg Old Town and discover the amazing flavors and aromas of Austrian cuisine. Visit two restaurants and a patisserie, and try a bigger variety of foods, such as various kinds of Salzburg meats, the chicken dish of Cordon Bleu and a traditional sliced pancake soup, as well as, the authentic Wienerschnitzel, one soft drink, coffee or tea, and one Austrian beer to make the evening more special. Choose the 5-hour option to get a premium experience for food and beer enthusiasts. Stop at four traditional restaurants to enjoy a feast of Austrian hot dishes, meat specialties, soups, and desserts with a soft drink, a cup of coffee or tea, and 8 different beers. Get a taste for popular, regional and craft beers brewed in major and microbreweries across Austria. Learn about local customs around food and beer pairings. In addition, see more amazing sights of Salzburg Old Town, such as the Burgtheater, Minoritenkirche, and Rathausplatz.

Salzburg: Advanced Canyoning

4. Salzburg: Advanced Canyoning

Get ready for this exciting and demanding canyoning tour in a beautiful natural setting. The meeting point for this tour is at the local partner's base in Anif near Salzburg. There, you will receive the necessary canyoning equipment and a safety talk. Then, you will drive your own car to the canyon. Arriving at the canyon, you'll walk up to the starting point where the fun will begin. It’s totally worth it because, after the climb, 3.5 hours of adventurous canyoning await you with many slides and abseiling sections. With safety in mind, you will go through the canyon in small groups led by your state-certified canyoning guide. If you do not dare to jump, there's always the possibility of letting the guide rope you down. The tour will end at the parking lot, where your cars are waiting.

Salzburg: Canyoning Trip to Salzkammergut

5. Salzburg: Canyoning Trip to Salzkammergut

After being picked up from your hotel in or around Salzburg, take the 15-30 minute minivan transfer to the starting base. Listen to a short safety briefing which will explain everything you need to know about your canyoning tour. Get kitted out in a wetsuit, neoprene socks, helmet, and a harness.  Once everybody is ready to go, jump into a car and drive for about 8 minutes to the start of the canyon at a big dam. Climb down a short ladder into the canyon where you will reach the first of the jumps into the refreshing water. Start with some small jumps to warm up and learn how to jump and swim with your wetsuit and all your gear on. After some walking and small climbs, jump and swim through the spectacular landscape and rock formations.  Next, the guide will find some small natural slides for you to slip down. After a 1.5-hour tour, walk up a steep path back to the road where you will be picked up and returned to basecamp. Take advantage of the opportunity to change your clothes and enjoy a warm shower. Stop for a short drink and refreshment before being picked up and returned to your hotel in Salzburg.

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What people are saying about Salzburg

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Best experience you can buy for money!! We had such an amazing day, this was so much more than what we expected. If you like to be outside in the nature and have a little adventure you have to try this. Also Wolfgang, our tour guide, was very nice and a fun guy, but most important, very professional and experienced so we never felt unsafe. We will come back for sure!!

Equipment and organization top (pick-up from the train station was possible on request), very exciting and fun, great photos. You definitely get wet from top to bottom.

Staff very personable and always had fun right on the water. Absolutely to suggest!

Everything worked out great and the team was great! Absolutely to be recommended.

Great event with the best weather, thank you very much