7000 years of history
Enjoy the unique charm of Hallstatt, which is beautifully located between Lake Hallstatt and the salt mountain and looks back to a very long history. In comparison to the Hallstatt tour including SOM, this tour concentrates more on the attractions of Hallstatt and its surroundings. There you have the choice between three attractions: the Ice Caves, the Five Fingers viewing platform, both on Mount Dachstein (tallest mountain of the area) or the Salt Mines above Hallstatt. The Ice Caves can be visited only on a guided tour. It is a fascinating journey into the world of ice. The Five Fingers viewing platform gives you a breathtaking view across the lake and the whole area. Both locations on Mount Dachstein can be only reached by cable car. The salt mines tour is a very interesting and also fun tour through the oldest salt mines in the world. After finishing one of these excursions you will have plenty of time in Hallstatt. Lake Gosau with a view to the Dachstein glacier will end this tour.
From your starting point in the city of Salzburg this tour goes straight out to the Salzkammergut area, also known as the Lakes district, east of Salzburg. Via Lake Fuschl we drive to the charming, little town of St. Gilgen at Lake Wolfgang, where we have a short break. Then our way leads us through the imperial City of Bad Ischl and finally to the lake and the town of Hallstatt, the heart of the lakes district and declared to a UNESCO Wold Heritage Site. On your arrival in Hallstatt you decide, whether you like to visit the Ice Caves, the Five Fingers viewing platform or the Salt Mines. After finishing one of these excursions you still have plenty of time in the town of Hallstatt. From there our route leads to Lake Gosau, from where you can see the mighty Dachstein Glacier. Via Abtenau and the Lammer Valley we drive back to the city of Salzburg.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Hotel, train station, airport or any other desired place in Salzburg.
End location: Hotel, train station, airport or any other desired place in Salzburg.
Duration: 8 hours
You will travel on a modern,clean and air-conditioned Mercedes Vito CDI 119 van for 8 passengers with plenty of room.
Pick-up from and return to your hotel in Salzburg,
driver-guide,liability insurance and gasoline.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
30 Euro - entrance fees:
Ice Caves € 30 incl. cable car and guided tour
Five Fingers viewing platform: € 30 incl. cable car
Salt Mines Hallstatt: € 30 incl. funicular and guided tour
Lunch, entrance fees/tickets and personal expenses
I do not offer walking tours in cities in Austria, I only provide guided tours on my van.