Private Tour of Hallstatt and the Lake District


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Activity Level



Day Trip / Out of Town, First Time Visitor, Local Experience, Nature and Wildlife


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
You must be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 7



English (fluent), German (fluent), Spanish (fluent)

Experience the beauty of the Austrian Lake District, including the UNESCO World Heritage site Hallstatt, the pearl of the Salzkammergut on an 6 hour private luxury minivan tour. Drive along the emerald-green Fuschlsee and stop at its castle; take a picture from a great view point above the town of St Gilgen where Mozart's mother was born. Visit the town of Bad Ischl the former summer residence of the emperor Franz Josef. You will have 2. 5 hours to explore Hallstatt, where you can visit all the hidden gems and of course the must-sees and enjoy 7000 years of history. Marvel at the Gosausee with the glistening Dachstein glacier as its backdrop.


This is a great excursion for anyone who loves incredible scenery and history. Escape Salzburg for a private excursion to Hallstatt. Journey along the emerald-green Fuschlsee to our first stop at Castle Fuschl. Travel on to St. Gilgen and take a stunning photo of the beautiful scenery from a great view point. Leaving St Gilgen and driving along the Wolfgangsee our trip will bring us to Bad Ischl, famous for its spa and the Emperor's summer palace. Driving through Bad Goisern we will reach one of the highlights of our tour, Hallstatt: the pearl of the Lake District.

In Hallstatt I will point out all the hidden gems as well as the must-sees of Hallstatt, you will have 2 hours to explore Hallstatt as well as to have lunch in one of the beautiful lake side restaurants in Hallstatt (at your own expense).

On our way home from Hallstatt, the Gosausee with its backdrop of the glistening Dachstein glacier awaits us for a short stop.

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 6 hours


For transportation we use a luxury Mercedes Minivan

What’s Included

Other: •All taxes, fees and handling charges
•Private Driver/guide
•Hotel pickup and drop-off

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 EUR - For lunch or if you want to take a boat ride.

What’s Extra

Other: •Entrance fees
•Food and drinks

A Recent Review of this tour

Our tour with Thomas was amazing. Not only was he very accommodating to our requests but made sure we got time to explore on our own. Being brought up in Salzburg itself, his backstories about each place added to our experience which would not have been possible if we had gone by ourselves. I would definitely recommend friends and family to contact Thomas through toursbylocals for a hassle-free trip. Looking forward to meeting Thomas if we are in Salzburg again.
Sudeepta Sircar

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