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From Salzburg: Half-Day Tour to Hallstatt

1. From Salzburg: Half-Day Tour to Hallstatt

Embark on a half-day scenic tour through the Salzkammergut to Hallstatt. See the town of Hallstatt on a guided tour and explore at your own pace after. Admire the Mullbach waterfall and the Bone House. Start the trip from Salzburg with a drive through the famous Salzkammergut en route to Hallstatt, known as the Pearl of the Salzkammergut. The route will take you through a number of charming villages, as you listen to an introduction to Hallstatt and the Salzkammergut. If you wish to do the Hallstatt Skywalk, please make your own arrangements and also considering an hour timewise from your 2.5 hours stay in Hallstatt.   On arrival in Hallstatt, enjoy 2.5 hours of free time to take in the sights. Take a leisurely walk along the lake and marvel at how the houses above you seem to cling onto the mountainside. Pass by the Mullbach waterfall and visit the local museum. A must-see attraction is the Bone House behind the Catholic church, which will give you an interesting view into local family life (admission not included). You’ll then begin the return journey via Abtenau and Russbach to Gosau, where you’ll see the Gosau Lake and admire the views of the Dachtsein mountains.

Vienna: Hallstatt & Alpine Peaks Day Trip with Skywalk Lift

2. Vienna: Hallstatt & Alpine Peaks Day Trip with Skywalk Lift

Explore the stunning region of Salzkammergut, a Unesco World Heritage Site on a guided tour. See the snow-white castle, the beautiful alpine regions, towns like Hallstatt, Traunkirchen, and more. Enjoy a convenient pickup directly from your centrally-located Vienna hotel or opt to head to a central meeting point if you're staying at a hotel outside of the pickup area or in other accommodation like an apartment. Board your bus and depart to the stunning region of Salzkammergut. Your first stop is the 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, to wander the narrow streets, or hire a boat to explore from the water at your own expense. On the way back to Vienna (in the summertime), 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.

Private day tour: Melk, Salzburg & Hallstatt from Vienna

3. Private day tour: Melk, Salzburg & Hallstatt from Vienna

Embark on a fascinating day trip from Vienna to some unique Austrian landmarks. Explore the historic Melk Abbey, the charming town of Salzburg, the scenic Lake Wolfgang, and the picturesque Hallstatt. Customize your itinerary depending on your needs and interests. Melk Abbey Be introduced to the history of Benedictine Abbey. Overlooking the town of Melk and the Danube River, the impressive baroque-style Abbey is home to the famous Melk Abbey library and contains the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau as well as the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg. During the visit, you can also explore the Abbey church and the garden pavilion. After approximately 1 hour visit of Melk, your journey continues through the Austrian countryside towards Salzburg. Salzburg Move on to the city of Salzburg. Upon arrival, independently explore the beautiful Mirabell Palace Gardens which was used as a filming location for popular "Sound of Music" movie, Mozart Museum, the UNESCO protected Old Town, and catch a spectacular view of the city from the Hohensalzburg fortress. Surrounded by mountains, Salzburg is well known as the birthplace of Mozart and the architecture is heavily inspired by Italian designs. Continue with a scenic drive through the Salzburg Lake District to Hallstatt. Lake Wolfgang The road to Hallstatt offers some spectacular panoramic views of the lakes within Salzkammergut region. We will offer you a photo break opportunity at Lake Wolfgang at the town of Sankt Gilgen. You are welcome to ask the driver for any other short stops along this route, so you can capture the picturesque scenery of Austrian lakes. Hallstatt Hallstatt is located directly on Hallstattersee. Hallstatt is known as one of the most photographed villages in Europe. Stroll along the Promenade into the colorful town center with numerous small shops, cafes and restaurants. In order to make your visit to Hallstatt more memorable, you have the opportunity to visit the Skydeck directly above the town as well as the Salt Mines for more scenic photo opportunities. In the late afternoon, drive back through the beautiful Austrian countryside to your accommodation in Vienna.

Hallstatt: 2-Hour Guided Walking Tour with Photographer

4. 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

5. 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: Sunrise Hike with a Photographer

6. Hallstatt: Sunrise Hike with a Photographer

See stunning views of the Salzkammergut area as the sun rises, without the crowds, on this hiking tour with a professional photographer. Your guide/photographer will meet you at the the town's historic center and take you to the Salzberg trail. The hike is approximately 30-45min long, and ends at the Rudolphsturm, an old building that was used as an observation point to detect enemies in former times. Located next to the building is the World Heritage Skywalk, a unique viewing platform hovering above the lake. This is the final destination of the hike, where you will have the chance to enjoy a wonderful sunrise with the panorama of the Salzkammergut region, without the bustle you would usually face taking the cable car during the day. Furthermore, a professional photographer will capture this magical moment for you, so you can enjoy the experience to the fullest without worrying about taking the perfect picture to remember it all.

From Salzburg: Magical Hallstatt Private Half-Day Trip

7. From Salzburg: Magical Hallstatt Private Half-Day Trip

"Join us on a half-day car tour of Hallstatt from Salzburg! Visit one of the most beautiful world heritage sites in Austria and discover its top attractions, including the Skywalk funicular. Enjoy a hassle-free experience with a Licensed Guide and private transfers from Salzburg. Choose the 6-hour option to discover the wonders of Hallstatt. Your tour will begin with pickup directly from your accommodation in Salzburg in a clean, air-conditioned vehicle. You will travel through the Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, admiring stunning Austrian landscapes along the way. Hallstatt is situated between the shore of Lake Hallstatt and the steep slopes of the Dachstein massif, offering breathtaking views all around. On the sightseeing tour led by your Private Guide you will discover the historic central square with its little parish church and colorful houses while learning interesting facts and myths about Hallstatt. It is considered to be one of the oldest villages in Europe, the birthplace of Hallstatt culture in the Late Bronze Age, and home to the world’s oldest working salt mine. The main attraction of this tour will be a funicular ride to Hallstatt Skywalk, a viewing deck offering the best views over the little town and its surroundings. It will be a magical experience for sure. After the guided tour, you will have free time for lunch and souvenir shopping before going back to Salzburg. "

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What people are saying about Hallstatt

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 4 reviews

The bus ride was beautiful and timely - it was 1.5 hours to Hallstatt, we had 2.5 hours there, and it left promptly at 4:00 to get back by 5:30. The guide - Obrad - gave great history of the area and was clear with expectations for the time there. He was willing to help you figure out how to spend the time. Hallstatt is magical, and this was a very easy way to get there and back in a reasonable amount of time.

My husband and I really enjoyed this excursion. It was well-organized and we had plenty of time to explore Hallstatt (we decided not to do the overlook, instead opting to walk to the far end of the town away from the hustle and bustle to explore). Also, most importantly, Leo was an amazing tour guide. He helped make the trip fun and memorable. Thank you, Leo & team for a great activity!

Hallstatt was like something out of a picture book! We went on Christmas Day, a little busy but still had a chance to do everything. The trip is long lots of hours on the bus so just be ready for that. Sofia was our guide and she was great! Lots of stories on the way and very helpful. I’ll definitely be going back!

Absolutely loved this tour. Mitch was a fantastic guide , informative and funny , wonderful Information, on Reflection wish we had time to do the salt caves, oh well, next time we will do that. Great day out , highly recommend.

I had an excellent experience. The guide was enthusiastic and very helpful, you can tell she loves Hallstatt. We had plenty of time to walk around and take pictures. The bus was comfortable.