3. From Salzburg: Hallstatt Private Full-Day Trip
Your journey begins with a comfortable hotel pickup from Salzburg in a vehicle dedicated to you at about 8:30 AM, where our professional guide awaits to make your day truly memorable. Tour Highlights: Salzburg's Charms: As we commence the tour, we'll treat you to a glimpse of Salzburg's highlights, all from the comfort of our vehicle. Optionally, we can embark on a short walking tour through the historic heart of the old town. This delightful part of the tour lasts about an hour, and you can choose to skip it if you prefer a longer stay in Hallstatt, perhaps for a captivating salt mine tour. Picturesque Salzkammergut: Journey through the picturesque Salzkammergut region, pausing for a photo stop at the renowned St. Gilgen viewpoint. Movie Connection: While the world-famous "The Sound of Music" movie which is based on Maria von Trapp's memoir is part of our tour, they're not the sole focus. We'll visit some of the film locations, and you're welcome to join in singing along to the iconic songs during our journey. Informed Exploration: Your knowledgeable tour guide will regale you with captivating stories about the region's history, culture, and traditions. Learn about the significance of salt in the Salzkammergut, the allure of Hallstatt, and the array of activities you can partake in during your visit. Hallstatt Discovery: In Hallstatt, you'll have ample free time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage-listed village at your own pace. If you desire to embark on a salt mine tour, please inform us in advance. Kindly note that the entrance fees for funicular (cable car) and salt mines are not included in the tour and are to be paid separately. Additionally, visiting the salt mines entails a 20-minute hike at the end of the funicular trip, so being fit for walking is essential. Your tour guide will also offer suggestions on various activities that you can engage in while you are at Hallstatt. Optional stops during return: On our return journey, we'll pass by the scenic town of St. Wolfgang before visiting the quaint village of Mondsee. Here, you can explore the Basilika St. Michael, famously known as the wedding church from the Sound of Music movie. This visit is optional, and if you'd like to visit St. Wolfgang instead of Mondsee, please inform your tour guide before the tour commences. Alternatively, you can opt to shorten your Hallstatt stay and explore both St. Wolfgang and Mondsee. Your tour guide will provide information in the car, allowing you to explore these locations at your leisure. As we head back to Salzburg, you'll have the flexibility to choose your drop-off location, be it a restaurant, the city center, your hotel, or elsewhere. If you have specific timing requirements, such as catching a train or a dinner reservation, please inform your tour guide so that we can adjust the schedule. Our full-day private tour promises an unforgettable journey through Austria's picturesque landscapes and cultural treasures.