Enjoy a perfect symphony of nature, history and culinary highlights!
This tour will showcase a region with more than 80 lakes and fantastic mountains that attract tourists throughout the year. You will experience how nature, history, culture, and music have combined in a unique way throughout history to inspire renowned artists, writers, and musicians, and how it continues to this day to draw people wishing to enjoy nature at its most pristine.
During this tour, we will drive into the Salzkammergut, the lake district area, where for more than 7.000 years the production of the “white gold” (salt) has been vital to the economy of the area. In addition, this region’s untouched beauty and natural resources resulted in it becoming one of the first regions in Austria to attract tourists. From the area’s thermal springs that attract spa guests to enhance health and cure ailments to the opportunities provided to nature enthusiasts, including bicyclists, hikers alike, this area offers something for everyone.
Explore history, people and a nature that is difficult to find somewhere else. Quoting from an old saying from this region: “The human kind would not be even close possible to produce something this perfect as the nature formed this region!”
This tour will begin in Salzburg, from where we will drive to the lake district area, passing the clear lake of Fuschl to the Wolfgang lake. We will visit the village of St. Gilgen and enjoy a boat ride from St. Gilgen over Fürberg to St. Wolfgang, where we will discover this village with its pilgrim’s church, famous hotels and historical buildings. We will then drive to Bad Ischl, where we will see the town and the imperial’s villa. We will also visit one of the area’s most famous restaurants offering local culinary delights before heading to the village of Hallstatt. We will then return to Salzburg via Gosau and the Lammer valley (famous for its winter sports area, as well as for hiking) where we will complete our fantastic journey.
This tour is just like a perfectly synchronized orchestra!
We offer this tour as described, but adapt the tour according to your interest or wishes.
This being said, we suggest the following:
- Drive into the lake district area to the Wolfgang lake
- Boat ride to St. Wolfgang
- Visit the village of St. Wolfgang
- Visit of the town of Bad Ischl and the imperial’s summer palace
- Drive to Hallstatt and visit of the village of Hallstatt
- Drive through the Lammer valley back to Salzburg.
We will discover the region of the lake district are, called Salzkammergut and its nature in the most beautiful way. You will discover during this tour why this region was selected by the Habsburg family as one of its most important summer vacation locations.
If you wish to spend more time in one location or wish to include in your tour the celebration of a special occasion, such as a picnic, birthday, wedding proposal, etc. we can accommodate your special requests.
We are looking forward welcoming you for a memorable tour through the lake district area.