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Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

1. Salzkammergut Mountain: Mountains & Lakes from Salzburg

Summer in the Salzkammergut: The Salzkammergut area has long been a dream destination for Austrian royalty. From Emperor Franz Joseph and his court in Bad Ischl to Salzburg's Prince-Bishops in Jagdschloss Fuschl. The picturesque landscapes of Salzburg, Upper Austria, and Steiermark will indeed fascinate. Visit the "Mozart Village" of St. Gilgen, the home of Mozart's mother and enjoy a 25-minute boat tour to St. Wolfgang (Boat tours are seasonal from 01 May to 26 October). In the town of St. Wolfgang visit the famous Gothic altar of Michael Pacher and enjoy a coffee break at a world-class restaurant, "Im Weissen Rössl." The drive back to Salzburg leads past the Krottensee and castle Hüttenstein as well as the Mondsee, which is surrounded by spectacular mountains. All in all, an unforgettable experience. From 27 October through 30 April, in place of the boat tour, you are warmly invited for coffee and cake. "

Graz: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

2. Graz: Old Town Highlights Private Walking Tour

Join this private guided walking tour to see for yourself why Graz Old Town is inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Explore the beauty of historical landmarks and charming streets while discovering the city’s fascinating facts and stories. Choose from a standard tour and extend tours. Standard 2-Hour Tour Meet your guide and take a 2-hour walking tour featuring many important sites. See the Biserica Ortodoxă Română (Romanian Orthodox Church) and learn about the history of Romanians in Austria. Head to Graz Museum in Old Town. Explore the exhibitions before strolling through the charming Hauptplatz square. Then, admire the architecture of the Graz Opera and the Graz Cathedral. Discover the secrets of the Mausoleum of Emperor Ferdinand II and marvel at the mix of Austrian Baroque with the splendor of the great Roman churches. Next, walk along the bustling Sporgasse and spot more historic buildings. Finally, climb up the famous double spiral Gothic staircase at Graz Castle. Enjoy the company of your guide to enrich your experience with stories and information. If you’re looking to extend your experience with additional add-ons, choose between the 3-hour, 4-hour, and 6-hour tour options. Extended 3-Hour Tour Choose the 3-hour tour and enter the Graz Cathedral to explore its Royal-imperial architecture. Inconspicuous from the outside, inside it hides many treasures waiting to be discovered. Admire the must-see Gothic fresco painting. Set off for a real adventure by climbing up the Graz Clock Tower to see the unforgettable views at the top. Extended 4-Hour Tour Choose the 4-hour tour and get a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating collections of the Landeszeughaus, the world’s largest armory museum. Avoid long queues with a skip-the-line ticket. Discover the exhibitions on four floors and approximately 2,000 square meters of space to see 32,000 exhibits dating back from the 15th to 18th centuries. Extended 6-Hour Tour Join the 6-hour tour to visit the Schlossberg branch of the Graz Museum and learn the history of Graz even more thoroughly. This place has a wide and varied collection of exhibits, so you are guaranteed to leave with a new perspective of the city. Walk around the Schlossberg and enjoy an additional visit to Burggarten. Wander through the idyllic parks and explore the garden’s main highlight, the beautiful orangery.

Piber: Lipizzan Stud Guided Tour

3. Piber: Lipizzan Stud Guided Tour

See where the magic happens at this stud farm in Piber, just outside of Köflach. Meet your expert guide at the farm and learn how the horses are cared for and bred, and of course their achievements and history. Every trip to the stud farm is a unique and special experience. During stud tours, carriage rides, and various other activities the stallions can be admired in action. Enjoy the clear summer air on the mountain pastures, then the museum and cinema. Watch the foals exploring their surroundings during their first months, always under the safe care of the mares. Watch a demonstration by the farrier in the smithy and learn about the historical background of the Lipizzaner in the museum. Watch the horses and their riders at the training in the riding hall. There is also the children’s adventure path for the little ones. In 2020 the farm celebrated 100 years of breeding the majestic horses in Piber.

Styria: Salza & Enns River Whitewater Rafting Trip with BBQ

4. Styria: Salza & Enns River Whitewater Rafting Trip with BBQ

Experience the most beautiful and exciting waves and rolls of the Salza and Enns River on this beginner’s whitewater rafting tour from Palfau. Benefit from certified rafting guides, rafting gear, and on-site showering facilities. Choose to add a barbecue meal to your day. After arriving at the base camp in Palfau, meet your rafting guide. Gear up with the necessary equipment and learn the safety guidelines for rafting before heading to the starting point of the first part of the trip. Your adventure starts rather relaxed on the Salza, allowing you to get a feeling for the river. The speed of the flow will gradually increase and, before you become too tired, you’ll stop for a longer break. During the break, choose to have lunch at a local restaurant (price excluded) and refuel your batteries before getting driven to the second river, the Enns. This time, more challenging rapids and a strong current await. At the end of the tour, go back to the base camp, where you can take a hot shower and relax. If you chose the trip with the BBQ option, you’ll get to end your visit enjoying warm food with new and old friends.

Graz: Private Transfer to or from Munich Airport

5. Graz: Private Transfer to or from Munich Airport

Take the stress out of airport commutes by pre-booking your own private airport transfer to or from MUC Airport. Rest assured knowing you will be dropped off anywhere between Graz and MUC Airport conveniently, safely, and in comfort. Whether you are traveling in a bigger group or with extra luggage, tailor your private transfer to your needs. To ensure a relaxed transfer experience, you will receive a text message shortly before your scheduled pickup with your booking reference, the customer service number, and your driver's name and contact details. Your driver will track your flight so that whether your flight arrives early, late, or on-time, your driver will be there to greet you on arrival. Your driver will pick you up from the arrivals hall or an agreed-upon meeting point in Graz and help you to the vehicle with your luggage. Feel secure knowing that the customer service line runs 24/7 to support you in whatever you need. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the views of Graz.

Guided Tour: “Love Stories of Graz”

6. Guided Tour: “Love Stories of Graz”

An exclusive tour curated for all the hopeless romantics! Together with your professional local tour guide, you will visit Graz's most romantic areas, buildings, and nooks. Where are considered the best places to have a date in this quaint city? Where can you take gorgeous photos? You will be surprised by how many historical love stories are hidden in the streets, buildings, and parks of the city. What is special about the love story of Rudolf Habsburg and Mary Vetsera? From heartbreaking and tragic, to hilarious and spicy. This tour is especially recommended in the Saint Valentine period!

Croatia Day Trip From Vienna Including the Capital Zagreb

7. Croatia Day Trip From Vienna Including the Capital Zagreb

Your trip will begin with an early pick up from your hotel in Vienna. As you sit back and relax, enjoy the beautiful landscapes as you cross the border into Croatia. Your first stop will be Graz, a charming town where you will have time for breakfast and coffee. After Graz you will continue on to Maribor in Slovenia and then on to your final stop, Zagreb. As you arrive in Zagreb, your local guide will await to take you on a guided walk through the streets of Zagreb and tell you all about the history, legends, and battles that once happened in this area. You will walk up to Ban Jelacic Square, dedicated to the governor in the middle of 19th century who abolished serfdom and convened the first elections for the Croatian Parliament. Continue your walk to Tkalciceva Street to see the Cathedral, Stone Gate, St. Mark’s Church, Zrinjevac, and many more sights. Don’t forget to ask your guide about the legend of the hidden gold under Zagreb which is kept by a sleeping dragon! After your sightseeing tour, enjoy some free time for lunch and discovering Zagreb on your own. After the tour has finished you will be taken back to your hotel in Vienna.

Vienna: Mariazell Basilica and Melk Abbey Private Tour

8. Vienna: Mariazell Basilica and Melk Abbey Private Tour

Drive through lower Austria and enjoy the beautiful local scenery, the mountains and rolling vineyards during this full-day trip. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Vienna and see two cities with two top attractions - the Mariazell Basilica and famous Melk Abbey, both of which your expert guide can tell you about. Visit the quaint town of Mariazell, where you will find the most important pilgrimage destination in Austria and one of the most visited shrines in Europe: Mariazell Basilica, also known as Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary. Step inside and see its fabulous interior, each of its twelve chapels with organ and altars just as impressive as the last. Melk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque Ensembles and it’s located on top of the hill. Walk around and explore the Abbey Park with its baroque garden pavillion. Marvel at its exceptional architecture from outside and step inside where guide will lead you through Abbey Museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library and church with amazing chapels and decorations. Enjoy your free time in Abbey Park or in Abbey Church before the driving back to Vienna.

Graz: Private 2-Hour Christmas Market and Main Square Tour

9. Graz: Private 2-Hour Christmas Market and Main Square Tour

Get in the holiday spirit as you explore Graz and it's festive Christmas markets. Learn from your guide about Austrian traditions surrounding the holiday while you peruse the colorful stalls of trinkets, food, and seasonal products. Try and resist drinking some mulled wine as you discover a wide variety of Styrian traditions and customs. Christmas and Advent bring holiday magic to Graz's main square. Together with your guide, see beautifully decorated buildings, monuments, fountains, and more. Feel spellbound by the charming atmosphere you can feel only this time of the year.

Palfau: Full-Day Advanced Whitewater Rafting at Salza River

10. Palfau: Full-Day Advanced Whitewater Rafting at Salza River

This rafting day tour from Palfau on the Salza River is a perfect choice if you love action and want to experience real whitewater. Take advantage of state-certified guides, rafting gear, snacks, and on-site showering facilities. Choose to add a barbecue lunch to end your day on a relaxing note. After meeting at the base of the camping site in Palfau, you’ll receive top-notch rafting equipment before getting taken to the river. Following a short safety instruction from state-certified rafting guides, you’ll start your adventure on the whitewater river. A mighty battle between the forces of nature awaits as you make your way along the emerald river in all its glory. Experience the wild, romantic surroundings of the Eisenwurzen Nature Park while maneuvering through the water. After the first round of adrenaline, pause for a big snack on the river’s shore. Once your energy is restored, continue the descent for another jolt of excitement. Upon arrival at the exit point, head back to the camp base, where you can have a hot shower and relax. If you chose the BBQ lunch option, you’ll get to end your visit enjoying warm food with new and old friends.

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Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 80 reviews

Only tour I have done in my life in which I have not felt a sheep following the flock. Correct times. The English of the guide very easy to understand. Blankets are not electric, they are lifelong. The horses can rest, they look well cared for.

This was a fantastic experience, our guide Leopold was absolutely awesome and funny and made us laugh the whole day! The horse drawn sleigh ride is something you must do whilst in Salzburg. It is spectacular and beautiful. Highly recommend!

really a relaxing excursion with a personable, funny guide who has a lot of knowledge and passes this on in an exciting and funny way. Thank you, the nice Leopold for the nice afternoon .. (the steirer)

It was just the amazing trip. Everything was well organised with interesting commentary of knowlegable Guide Mark. Totaly worth every penny.

Amazing experience!! Beautiful scenery!! Fantastic horses (and drivers)!! Plus plenty of time to explore too!!