Salzkammergut – Austria’s “Lake District” is one of the most beautiful parts of Austria. In days gone by this was the area where Salzburg’s Prince Archbishops held royal hunts and Austrian Emperor Franz-Josef and his family spent their summer vacations.
On this luxury, private chauffeur-driven tour, you will discover the breathtaking beauty of this region for yourself.
Drive alongside the glassy emerald waters of Lake Fuschl with its picturesque castle to the pretty village of St. Gilgen, where Mozart’s mother was born. Arriving at St. Gilgen, take a boat across the Wolfgangsee to the village of St. Wolfgang. Sniff the fresh air and enjoy the mountain views on the way.
At St. Wolfgang, marvel at the glorious 15th century altarpiece by Michael Pacher, one of the earliest artists to introduce the principles of Renaissance painting into Germany.
The return journey to Salzburg takes you along Mondsee, another beautiful lake. The ever-changing scenery will make this an unforgettable tour.
With your private chauffeur-driven vehicle you don’t have to worry about navigating or parking. Plan the day your way and enjoy sightseeing and exploring to your heart’s content.
For your Salzkammergut, St Gilgen & St Wolfgang Private Tour you can be picked up from your hotel in Salzburg City Center, or alternatively you can meet your car at Mirabellplatz, whichever is most convenient. You will be chauffeured by a multi-lingual driver/guide speaking German, English, Spanish, French, and Italian. Depending on the size of your party you will travel in a luxury Mercedes E 220 (3 seats) or a mini-van (8-seats).
On leaving Salzburg you will head for Austria’s famous “Lake District” and drive along lovely Lake Fuschl, with its clear emerald green waters and picturesque castle. Lake Fuschl is one of the best-loved lakes in the region and has inspired numerous artists, such as Ludwig Richter, Ferdinand Georg Waldmüller und Heinrich August Noé.
You will arrive in the village of St. Gilgen on the north-western shore of the Wolfgangsee (Lake Wolfgang). Mozart’s grandfather worked in the town, his mother was born there, and his sister Nannerl moved there after her marriage.
In St. Gilgen you will board a boat (payable direct) for a 40-minute journey to St.Wolfgang.
As you sail from St. Gilgen, you pass a palatial building on the left. A former imperial boarding school for navy officers, this is a relic of the days of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. There is no Austrian navy today but the building houses an excellent international school.
Arriving at St. Wolfgang you will be able to explore the highlights of this historic village. It is famous for the “White Horse Inn” (Hotel Weißes Rössl), the setting of a musical comedy, and for its pilgrimage church with a late Gothic altarpiece by the 15th century Austrian Tyrolean painter and sculptor Michael Pacher.
The altarpiece in St. Wolfgang is Pacher’s best-known work, containing scenes from the life of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. It is considered one of the most remarkable carved and painted altar shrines in all European art.
Your route continues along Mondsee, another beautiful lake, and finally brings you back to Salzburg. This luxury tour lasts around 4 hours and, at the end, you will be dropped at your hotel or, if you prefer, at Mirabellplatz.
Start time: At your convenience.
Your hotel in Salzburg City Center. (Pick-Up time is approx. 20 minutes prior to departure.)
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Alternative pick-up point: Bus-Terminal Mirabellplatz - St. Andrä Church, A-5020 Salzburg. (Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time.)
You will be dropped off at your Salzburg City Center hotel or at Mirabellplatz.
Dress for the weather. Don’t forget the camera!
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
All rates include V.A.T., the hired car with multilingual chauffeur, gasoline and liability insurance. If requested any other insurance can be arranged and will be charged extra.
There will be a surcharge for extra time, over and above the original program, such as alteration of a tour when ordered by the client and delays created by the client (waiting time). Toll fees, visa fees and exchanges have to be paid by the passengers, or will be billed if requested.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
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