Visit one of Austria's most picturesque villages with this afternoon tour to Hallstatt. Travel through the famous Salzkammergut (lake area) and enjoy the magical alpine region.
After meeting your guide in Salzburg we head out on a picturesque journey to the 'Pearl of Salzkammergut', Hallstatt, passing through quaint local villages on the way. On arrival in Hallstatt, it's hard to know where to start, baroque-style homes scattered along the waterfront with mountain peaks reflecting in the water make this an experience in nature you won't forget.
Take a mountain train ride up to the entrance of the world's oldest salt mine for views over Hallstatt and to learn about its 7,000-year history of salt mining. Enjoy a leisurely lakeside walk to see houses clinging on to the mountain-side on your way to Muhlbach Waterfall. Visit the local museum to learn all about Hallstatt, and a must-see is the Bone House behind the Catholic church for an insight into local family life. Finish the tour travelling back via Abtenau and Russbach to Gosau Lake, famous for its beautiful views over the Dachstein Mountains for a picture-postcard ending to our tour.