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Salzburg, Austria
Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg

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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

Soak up the holiday spirit of the Salzburg countryside on this 5-hour Christmas markets tour. Departing from Salzburg, travel with a local guide to the scenic landscape of Salzkammergut. Head to the St. Wolfgang to see the Pilgrimage Church and Christmas market. Afterward, follow your guide through the market of St. Gilgen to peruse handcrafted ornaments and toys. Your afternoon will conclude with transportation back to Salzburg.
  • Guided tour of the most festive Christmas markets of the Salzkammergut from Salzburg
  • Browse local crafts and foods at the St Gilgen Christmas market
  • Visit the Pilgrimage Church and Christmas market at St. Wolfgang
  • Take in the stunning views of the Austrian Alps in the Lake Area
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Air-conditioned vehicle
Multilingual guide
Christmas giveaway
Wolfgangsee Christmas Punch
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off

Departure Point

Hubert-Sattler-Gasse 1, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Mirabell Platz corner Hubert Sattler Gasse 1 / Infront of St Andrew Churchj

Departure Time

1:00 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Your tour will begin in central Salzburg, where you’ll meet up with your guide and journey by coach to the Salzkammergut. See the landscape change from Salzburg's city streets to scenic countryside, as you visit three Christmas markets in villages along the Wolfgangsee.

Arrive first in the charming village of St. Wolfgang. Walk among the beautiful Christmas markets and visit the Pilgrimage Church.

Continue to St. Gilgen, best known for its charming wedding church that appeared in The Sound of Music. Peruse the market’s seasonal offerings, such as ornaments, gingerbread, and handcrafted toys. Learn about the town’s connection to the Mozart family while you wander, with plenty of time to purchase gifts.

After a festive afternoon of exploring and shopping, your tour will conclude with transportation back to central Salzburg.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pfarre St. Wolfgang
see christmas market at St Wolfgang
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Panorama Tours
enjoy the breath-taking views while traveling to the various Christmas Markets in the Lake Area
Stop At:  
St Gilgen Mozartplatz
Visit St Gilgen Christmas Markets
Duration: 45 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Salzburg Panorama Tours GmbH
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Christmas Markets Tour from Salzburg.

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star-5
Well organised and approachable tour...
Patricia S
, Jan 2018
Well organised and approachable tour leader. Commentary was interesting and the journey seamless. The three markets were all different and all were wonderful. Very pretty and not the least bit tacky. Disappointed that the Advent Candle was unavailable but these things happen a storm and everything else came up trumps.
star-5
Best tour ever, and we had snow...
ALEXANDRA H
, Dec 2017
Best tour ever, and we had snow! Three lovely markets around Wolfgansee we got around an hour at each one which was ample time to have a look around. The tour was in German and English adeptly handled by the guide, without any issue. No hard selling here either, just some recommendations on where to go to get maximum enjoyment from the day.
star-5
A great tour. Each of the three...
Alan G
, Dec 2017
A great tour. Each of the three markets were different and all wonderful. Daniel did a great job!! A tour not to be missed.
star-4
I really enjoyed this tour, though...
Sara
, Nov 2017
I really enjoyed this tour, though on the drive back into Salzburg, I couldn't really hear much of what the guide was telling us about the area. It would have helped to have a headset or a microphone. That being said, we met Thomas right on time, loaded into the van, and headed to our first stop, Strobl. It was about an hour a way because we stopped for photos along the way. It was mostly a food market, and we enjoyed trying all the different foods. There was a huge nativity scene at the end of the road along we some reindeer, so it would be a great market to visit with young kids. We had about 40 minutes in Strobl. Ten minutes from Strobl was St. Wolfgang. It was overlooking the lake with lots of hills and a church with beautiful views over the lakeside. The Christmas market was more traditional with lots of gift ideas, cold weather gear, and delicious gluwein. I really loved the views over the lake. We had a little over an hour in St. Wolfgang. The last stop was St. Gligen, and it was magical. Absolutely, positively magical. The sun was setting, the crowds were thinning, and it was everything I expected a small village Christmas market to be. There was a live band playing in the square, fires to keep warm, and fantastic punch. We had about 35 minutes in St. Gligen, which was enough to explore the market, but I would have stayed longer for the ambiance.
star-5
Hey. This is a fantastic tour. The...
auspomme
, Dec 2016
Hey. This is a fantastic tour. The guides are awesome. The tour takes in the mountain and lake district. Beautiful scenery. Markets are about Advent, food and wine. If you want to see a different style of Christmas Markets then I can recommend this tour...
star-3
The picture listed is one of the...
Mary S
, Dec 2016
The picture listed is one of the markets in Salzburg, you do not go to this well known market. The trip takes you by coach to Wolfgangsee. It is a beautiful ride through the country. You visit three smaller markets on the lake, each has a unique thing to offer. The tour guide was knowledgeable. St. GIlda is the location of where the Vontraps where actually married, not the church in the Sound of Music, which is located in Mondsee. It will take the entire 1/2 day, but it is well worth it if you want to get out and see the countryside.
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star-5
Very thankful to have travelled on...
FIONA G
, Dec 2016
Very thankful to have travelled on such an organised excursion to the different markets on the outskirts of Salzburg. Would highly recommend this tour. You are given approximately an hour at the different markets, with a small bonus gift and a free christmas drink.
star-4
The trip was well organised. The...
Robert B
, Mar 2016
The trip was well organised. The only down point was that with so much included in one day, there is not a great amount of time at each market. On the plus, your left wanting more, not bored. :-
star-1
Could have been...
Linda B
, Dec 2015
Could have been magical,unfortunately by the time we shuffled from here to there the longest time we had was 30 mins,hardly any time to get your bearings and see anything,would not recommend this if you want to see the markets,if you want o spend more time in the coach go for it.
star-3
Beautiful but to short a time...you...
MARY ANN C
, Dec 2015
Beautiful but to short a time...you should extend time! Because visiting three markets at a time you'll need the whole day!!

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