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Tours and Excursions during Christmas Time

Salzburg and its surrounding towns have a lot to offer during Christmas time. Salzburg Panorama Tours has created special tours tailored to showing off the most beautiful and interesting spots and events during this season. Experience the local traditions and atmosphere with one of our Christmas tours.

One of the most romantic Christmas Markets of the surrounding area is the Salzkammergut Advent at Lake Wolfgang. A 5-hour tour, that can be booked on every Advent weekend, includes the ride by bus from and back to Salzburg as well as stops at the three Christmas markets in St. Gilgen, Strobl and St. Wolfgang. The highlight of this sightseeing excursion is the boat ride from Strobl to St. Wolfgang, during which you can admire the Light of Peace lantern in front of the pilgrimage church.

The Silent Night Tour on 24 December takes you on a 4-hour excursion to Oberndorf, the small town where the famous Christmas carol was performed for the first time in 1818. Visit the commemoration chapel and see the locals in traditional Austrian costumes. A service is held under the stars and together we listen to “Silent Night” performed in its original version.

During the entire Christmas holidays until New Year's Day we offer a full day excursion up to the "Steirische Ramsau", an elevated mountain plateau on the side flanks of the Dachstein Mountain. Discover the charming alpine village of Ramsau with the help of our guides. Take a stroll through the village, go sledging with your children or enjoy a delicious traditional lunch at one of the local restaurants. The absolute highlight is the tour with a horse drawn sleigh, a romantic ride through winter wonderland.

For all guests interested in a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride at another time, we recommend our private sleigh ride tour in Faistenau. Enjoy the privacy of your own sleigh as you are driven through snowy hills and complete the experience with a warming mulled wine or punch at the end.

All mentioned tours and excursions can be booked online through Panorama Tours! Our team is at your disposal for any information or questions.