The mission of Be Special Tours

The mission of Be Special Tours is to become the leader of tailor made tours in Salzburg and throughout Austriaby focusing on the unique individual needs of our guests and by providing them the best tour experience possible.

Our History

The history of Be Special Tours dates back as far as the year 1915 when a company called “La Donna Felice” was established in Milan, Italy with the goal to make the best hats and style for discerning women and, over the years it evolved into fashion for ladies. In the year 2014 the company name and logo was sold to Bernhard Praher-Schneck in Salzburg Austria who changed the focus of the company to creating tours for the happiest guest visiting Salzburg and the surrounding area.

Be special Tours consists of a team of professional guides whose passion is to provide their guests a truly personal vacation experience they will remember for years to come.

Our Team Members – get to know them

Bernhard Praher-Schneck

Bernhard Praher-Schneck

Bernhard, founder and owner of Be Special Tours Salzburg, became involved in the tourism industry in 1999 as a young student. After completing his education, he focused his attention full-time on the tourism industry as a local guide in Italy. Bernhard met his future wife, Gerlinde, in Salzburg, Austria where he eventually settled and founded Be Special Tours with th idea of providing tailor-made tours to visitors to the Salzburg area and beyond and sharing with them his love and knowledge of the beautiful and unique Salzburg area.

Bernhard’s focus has always remained the same – to create unique and memorable tours based on the individual interest of his guests.

Gerlinde Maria

Gerlinde Maria Praher-Schneck

In addition to assisting Bernhard as a guide, Gerlinde concentrates on the administrative operation of the family business. Gerlinde is committed to developing novel ideas to provide a variety of travel and touring operations for her guests. Bernhard and Gerlinde are proud parents.

Birgit Harris

Birgit Harris (Bee)

Born and raised in Salzburg, Bee lived for many years in the United States, where she obtained valuable experience working in the casino industry. She is married to a U.S. citizen and is the mother of two children. Bee enjoys sharing he love of Salzburg with her guests and provided them with the every-day experiences of life in Austria, with particular emphasis in the Salzburg area.

Hans Vatter

Hans Vatter

Hans, who has lived most of his live in Salzburg, is married and the father of two children and a grand father. Hans’ primary duties include providing reliable transportation to our guests of Be Special Tours. A calm knowledgeable tourism professional, Hans is an important member of our Be Special Tours Family!