Have a chauffeur drive you through the famous Salzkammergut (Lake Area) to Hallstatt, known as the "Pearl of the Salzkammergut," and back along the Traun valley, following the ancient trading route to the spa town of Bad Ischl.
Start the day travelling through the famous Salzkammergut (Lake Area) to Hallstatt, known as the "Pearl of the Salzkammergut," passing many local villages on route which introduce you to the local area. On arrival in Hallstatt, it is hard to know where to start, perhaps with a mountain train ride up to the entrance of the World's Oldest Saltmines (entry to the mine is optional), from here a great view down onto Hallstatt, giving you both a magnificent view and helping you understand how Hallstatt started life.
Take a leisurely lakeside walk seeing how the houses above you cling onto the mountainside or pass by the Mullbach waterfall which allowed Hallstatt somewhere to grow. A visit to the local museum is also interesting as it was finds in this area that led to the naming of the years between 800 BC - 400 BC as the Hallstatt period, a term now used worldwide.
A boat trip around the lake also provides and interesting view of this other must see places include the 'Bone house' behind the Catholic church, proving an interesting view into local family life.
We then travel back along the Traun valley, following the ancient trading route, until we arrive in the spa town of Bad Ischl. This town is steeped in history, it was the summer residence of the Hapsburg Emperor Franz Joesph, Elizabeth "Sissi" and their family who spent many happy summers in this region. Their "Kaiservilla" is well worth a visit along with the impressive gardens. Bad Ischl was also the home of Franz Lehar and his home is now a museum to his life.
Spend a relaxing moment or two walking around the town center, passing the Spa Center, Glockenspeil, Lehar Theatre, local museum or perhaps enjoying one of the famous coffee houses like the Cafe Zauner or Cafe Ramsuer.
On the return journey, we travel back through the Imperial lake area on route to Salzburg.
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Check in at Mirabellplatz
Your Salzkammergut and Hallstatt Tour
You will drive through the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Region of Salzkammergut, passing many picturesque villages and admiring mountain scenery, while your local guide will tell you stories about the area.
Hallstatt - ‘Pearl of the Salzkammergut’
On arrival in Hallstatt, you will have a lot of time to explore on your own, you can start with a mountain train ride up to the entrance of the World’s Oldest Salt mines and enjoy a magnificent view over Hallstatt.
Free Time in Hallstatt
Take a leisurely walk along the lake and pass by the Mullenbach waterfall. Visit the local museum and discover the history of Hallstatt back to 800 BC – 400 BC. A must see place includes the ‘Bone-house’ behind the Catholic church, proving an interesting view into local family life.
Travel Back to Salzburg
Then you will travel back to Salzburg via Abtenau and Russbach to Gosau, where the Gosau Lake is located, famous for its beautiful view of the Dachstein Mountain Area.
Tour Ends in Salzburg
Price & Options
Infants up to 4 years are not entitled to their own seat.
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