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Austrian Lakes and Mountains Half-Day Tour from Salzburg

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
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Overview

Soak up the scenery of Austria’s Lake District on this tour from Salzburg. Led by an expert guide, see Fuschl Castle, wander the town of St. Wolfgang, and pop into the famous White Horse Inn for refreshments (own expense). Enjoy a boat ride across Lake Wolfgang and explore St. Gilgen before making your way back to Salzburg.
  • Experience the beauty of the Salzburg area's lakes and mountain scenery
  • See Michael Pacher's winged altar in St. Wolfgang
  • Boat ride to St. Gilgen on Lake Wolfgang
  • Travel by comfortable coach from central Salzburg
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Local guide
Boat trip from St Gilgen to St. Wolfgang
Gratuities
Food and drinks

Departure Point

Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

The tour departs from the bus terminal at Mirabellplatz, corner Hubert Sattler Gasse 1 (in front of St. Andrew church) Mirabellplatz / 5020 Salzburg - please arrive 15 minutes prior tour departure

Departure Time

2:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Depart from central Salzburg and hop aboard your coach with your guide. Travel toward the scenic Lake District and see the historic Fuschl Castle, once home to Austrian royalty and now a luxury hotel.

Arrive in the town of St. Wolfgang and head to the Pilgrimage Church. Admire the winged gothic altar by Michael Pacher, one of the largest and most impressive carved and painted altar shrines in European art. Afterward, relax at the White Horse Inn for a beverage with the locals.

Continue with a boat ride across Lake Wolfgang (April to October only) to St. Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born.

After exploring St. Gilgen, hop back aboard your coach, passing Huttenstein Castle and Lake Mondsee. Your tour concludes with transportation back to Salzburg.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Schloss Fuschl, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Fuschlsee-Salzburg
The tour will leave Salzburg and pass by the impressive hunting castle Fuschl, today a luxury hotel, where Salzburg's Prince Archbishops spent many seasons.
Stop At:  
Wolfgangsee
Explore the little town of St. Gilgen, where Mozart's mother was born and enjoy a 45-minute boat ride across the Wolfgangsee to St. Wolfgang (from 1 May to 26 October). During winter time, instead of the boat ride, there will be a coffee break (included) at one of traditional Austrian coffee house.
Duration: 20 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Pfarre St. Wolfgang
In St Wolfgang there is time to visit the famous winged gothic altar by Michael Pacher inside the Pfarre St. Wolfgang.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Weissen Rossl
There will also be a stop at the White Horse Inn for refreshments (not included).
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • person with impaired mobility
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Salzburg Panorama Tours GmbH

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Austrian Lakes and Mountains Half-Day Tour from Salzburg?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Austrian Lakes and Mountains Half-Day Tour from Salzburg.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Austrian Lakes and Mountains Half-Day Tour from Salzburg?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Austrian Lakes and Mountains Half-Day Tour from Salzburg.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Austrian Lakes and Mountains Half-Day Tour from Salzburg?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Austrian Lakes and Mountains Half-Day Tour from Salzburg.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Austrian Lakes and Mountains Half-Day Tour from Salzburg?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Austrian Lakes and Mountains Half-Day Tour from Salzburg.

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168 Reviews

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star-4
Nice tour!
Angela_P
, Sep 2021
The ferry ride was gorgeous and the town we stopped in was quaint and beautiful. There was a lot of overlap with the sound of music tour. Was hoping for a little more variety.
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star-5
Nice trip
pascal_c
, Sep 2020
Nice trip to Wolfgangsee with an interesting guide, a cruise from Sankt Gilgen and one hour free in Sankt Wolfgang
icon Response from Host , Oct 2020
Hi Pascal, thank you for joining our "Lakes & Mountains Tour" and for the time to bring your experience to our attention. We are looking forward to welcoming you back soon to Salzburg. With best regards, yours Salzburg Panorama Tours team
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star-5
Excellent landscape
Michaelthesolo28
, Oct 2019
Amazing scenery crystal clear lakes. Amazing!!! Coach ride was very comfortable, then the boat ride was so steady you forget you're on a boat. The guide was fantastic, knowledgeable and helpful.
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Salzburg 2019
tomasellix24
, Sep 2019
Best ever tour...guide was very informative.He knew his history of Salzburg and surrounding areas.Worth the tour!!
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Worst tour we have ever been on
256charleneg
, Jun 2019
It started with asking the bus driver if his bus was for our tour - to which he told us “no”. When we asked the person checking people in after we verified with the people operating the tours we were told “yes” this was our tour. Our guide Obrad was awkward, he was not informative about the area or the tour. When we got to Wolfgangsee he took off at a pace for the ticket counter. He bought the wrong number of tickets - too few!! Then asked who took too many tickets. When we got to St. Wolfgang’s we had 40minutes & his only suggestion was to see the church & away he went. When we met to go back to the bus again he took off at a pace uphill on the hottest day of the year. I am soo disappointed in this trip. Wish we could get our money back. Spoke to the people operating the tour - they were not interested in my experience.
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Disappointing
lethallibby
, Oct 2018
The views were lovely but we didn't get to see much of the towns. We didn't stop off at any castle as stated in the description. Our tour guide drove terribly and almost drove into oncoming traffic several times. Both my husband and I felt ill by the end. It also finished half an hour early
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This was an amazing tour, the only...
Jacqueline N
, Aug 2018
This was an amazing tour, the only reason I give 4 stars is because when we got to the last town, after the boat tour, we only had 45 mins. to spare. I would have given a 5 star if we had been granted 15 extra mins.
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I am a regular user of Viators and...
Paul L
, Nov 2017
I am a regular user of Viators and have always had great trips out booking through your site. However this trip was a huge disappointment despite the best efforts of the guide. The weather was lousy which didn't help but that has not had a bearing on my review. The main problem was that this was supposedly a 4 hour trip viewing 3 beautiful lakes of Austria, but it didn't start until 2pm. Being late November it was completely dark by the time we were passing the 3rd lake and we didn't even stop - not that there would have been much point! This should be a morning trip, or start at midday at the latest. Additionally the trip blurb clearly states as a highlight that it includes a visit to Castle Fuschl. All we had was the guide point out a building in the distance about half a mile away as we drove past - and because of the poor weather it was barely visible. That doesn't constitute a visit to my way of thinking! The details of the trip also refer to popping into the famous White Horse Inn at St Wolfgang. The guide never mentioned the Inn whilst we were there it is only when I have read the details afterwards! We knew that the boat ride was replaced with coffee and cake due to the time of year, but it did mean that having the coffee and cake was just about all the time we had in St Gilgen, so no real time to look around which although it was dark by then, it would have been nice to wander around the Christmas Market there. Finally, instead of this being advertised as a 4 hour trip, we were back in under 3 and a half hours. Maybe it is 4 hours in the summer when the boat trip is included, or it may have been 4 hours if it had been daylight when we passed the 3rd lake and we stopped for photos but as neither was the case we could have perhaps been given more time to explore St Gilgen after the coffee and cake, or at St Wolfgang when we could have perhaps been shown and visited the famous White Horse Inn, or even a detour that would have taken us somewhat closer to Castle Fuschl when it was still at least still daylight for us to have stopped and taken a photo or two....
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star-5
Lovely tour to lakes and mountains...
Julie S
, Nov 2017
Lovely tour to lakes and mountains spectacular scencery, unfortunately the weather turned rainy, but still enjoyed boat across lake.
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A beautiful tour. Breathtaking...
lruskin
, Nov 2017
A beautiful tour. Breathtaking scenery. Note that after November 1, the tour no longer includes the boat ride, which should've been better noted before you sign up - instead, you stop at a little cafe for cake and coffee/hot chocolate. I'm sure I would've given this tour one or two additional stars if I had taken it before November 1!
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