Leave Salzburg city behind and embrace the peaceful beauty of the Austrian lake district on this tour of Salzkammergut: visit picturesque villages and enjoy a boat trip in the enchanting countryside.
Salzkammergut Lakes Tour Itinerary
After meeting in Mirabellplatz in the centre of Salzburg, you'll set off towards the southeast in the direction of the Austrian lake district, a region known as Salzkammergut. This stunning area, nestled in the Austrian Alps, is home to breathtakingly beautiful landscapes of verdant mountains, sparkling lakes and traditional villages. The perfect location for an escape from the city centre - you'll feel as though you're in a fairy tale!
Driving towards Fuschl am See, you'll arrive in Sankt Gilgen, a small village on the banks of Lake Wolfgang, where Mozart's mother was born. Here, you'll enjoy a boat cruise on the lake, during which you'll have incomparable panoramic views of the surrounding mountain scenery. You'll then enjoy a stroll around the hilly market town of St. Wolfgang im Salzkammergut. Visit its church, home to a famous Gothic altar created by Austrian artist Michael Pacher, and admire the The White Horse Inn, a hotel famous for being the location of an operetta of the same name.
Back on the road, you'll make your way to the small town of Krottensee, where you'll visit its large lake before reaching the grand castle known as Schloss Hüttenstein. The last stop on your tour of Salzkammergut will be Mondsee, or the Moon Lake, where you'll have the opportunity to explore the famous St Michael's Basilica, where the wedding scene from The Sound of Music was filmed.
You'll return to Salzburg for approximately 6 pm.
Please note that the boat trip on Lake Wolfgang only operates between May and October. If you take this tour during the rest of the year, the cruise will be substituted with a tasting of typical local coffee and pastries.
|Adults||Children between 4 and 12 years old||Children under 4 years old|
Children between 4 and 12 years oldUS$ 30.30
Children under 4 years oldFree
The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Transport by bus.
Visit to Salzkammergut lakes.
Boat trip (between May and October).
Coffee and local sweet treat (November to April).
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
You can book up to 2 days before (Salzburg local time) if there are still places available.
You will receive an email with your ticket attached which you must print out and show on the day of the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.