Sightseeing tours to the surroundings of Salzburg

Advent excursions

Wintery boat trip at Lake Wolfgang
Light of Peace St Wolfgang

Salzburg and its surrounding villages can offer a lot during the Advent and Christmas time. Salzburg Panorama Tours has created special tours so that our clients can enjoy the rural atmosphere in this festive season.


One of the most romantic Christmas Markets in the surrounding area is the Salzkammergut Advent at Lake Wolfgang. This 5-hour tour at all the Advent weekends includes not only the ride by bus to and from Salzburg but also visits of the three Christmas markets of 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 large latern of Peace in front of the pilgrimage church.


The "Silent Night Tour" on December 24th takes you on a 4-hour excursion to Oberndorf, the village where the famous Christmas carol was performed for the first time in 1818. You can visit the commemoration chapel and see the local towns-folk in their traditional costumes. A service is held under the stars and then all listen to the Silent Night sung in the original setting.


During the entire Christmas holidays up to New Year's Day we offer a full day's excursion up to the "Steirische Ramsau", an elevated mountain plateau on the flanks of the Dachstein Mountain, famous for cross country skiing. Our guides will help you discover the charming alpine village of Ramsau where you can stroll, the children can toboggan and various venues offer a delicious traditional lunch. The highlight though is a tour of this plateau in horse drawn sleighs, a romantic ride through winter wonderland.


For all clients, wanting to experience a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride, we warmly recommend our private sleigh ride to Faistenau. Enjoy the privacy of your own sleigh as you are driven through snowy hills and round off the experience with a warming mulled wine or punch at the end.


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