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Salzkammergut Lakes Walk

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  • Holiday type
    Self-guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    hotel-to-hotel
  • Activity level
  • From $2949per person, tour only
  • Departures
    Saturdays and Mondays from 6 May '23 to 7 Oct '23
  • What your holiday price includes
  • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels
  • Breakfasts daily
  • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
  • Route directions and maps
  • Luggage transfers between hotels
  • Salzkammergut Erlebnis Card
  • Ferry fare Wolfgangsee, Hallstättersee
  • Valley cable car fare Salzbergbahn Hallstatt
  • Optional Upgrades
  • Suitable for
  • Couples
  • Excellent choice for
  • Flora & fauna, art & history, high peaks, lake & river routes
      from 3 reviews

Mrs Dawson says...
It was Type 2 fun. Some of the walks were quite hard going in the heat but we were pleased once we’d completed them. The locations were good.
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Austria: Salzburg

Salzkammergut Lakes Walk

  • Picturesque waterfront villages and cobbled streets crammed with attractive frescoed houses
  • Imperial city of Bad Ischl
  • UNESCO village of Hallstatt
  • Hiking amongst fascinating mountains and around lovely lakes

The Salzkammergut lake district boasts 76 lakes and a beautiful mountain backdrop and is the perfect place to relax and let the calming atmosphere envelop you.

You'll enjoy a mix of spectacular scenic views on this 7 night self-guided tour combining gentle walking with places of interest. You'll follow lakeside paths and woodland trails and have time to explore some of the cultural and historical highlights of the region.

Starting from St Wolfgang, renowned for its beautiful 15th century church, follow the lake to St Gilgen, birthplace of Mozart's mother. You'll then spend 2 nights at the wonderful riverside spa town of Bad Ischl, leaving you time to explore the summer holiday retreat of Emperor Franz Joseph. Although it's almost 100 years since the emperor was last there, his presence is still felt in the region, and you can explore the Kaiservilla, his former holiday home. Next stop is the UNESCO village of Hallstatt, a fairytale village of 16th-century Alpine houses and alleyways where you will also spend 2 nights. Visit the salt mines which are amongst the oldest in the world and which gave this region it's name.

You stay in 4 star luxury, family-run hotels, most with 'feel-good' wellness centres, plus high levels of quality and attention to detail, making them calm and relaxing places to spend time.



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If you have any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day-by-day itinerary



We're here to help

If you've any questions about this holiday call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 , or email usa@exodustravels.com

Day 1: Arriive at St Wolfgang

Arrive at your lakeside hotel in St Wolfgang.
Stay overnight at Weisses Rossl

Day 2: Round trip St. Wolfgang & St. Gilgen 10km / 3.5hr

Take The Pilgrim's Way to the Falkenstein Chapel, built into the cliff face. An idyllic path continues along the lake to take you into St. Gilgen, birthplace of Mozart's mother. Return to St Wolfgang by boat.
Breakfast included

Day 3: From Wolfgangsee to Bad Ischl 12km / 4.5hr

Today's walk takes you from St. Wolfgang to lake Schwarzensee. The lake cabin of Lore is worth a break with its delicious homemade snacks. Follow the Wirer gorge into the valley and around Burglstein to the lake promenade of Strobl from where you travel by bus to Bad Ischl.
Breakfast included

Day 4: At Bad Ischl 4km / 1.5hr

Enjoy a leisurely day exploring Bad Ischl. Visit the Imperial Villa, the Hotel Austria, where the engagement of Emperor Franz Josef and Elisabeth of Bavaria once took place, or enjoy a coffee break in the famous Cafe Zauner with delicious cakes and pastries or visit the warm brine swimming pools in the Salzkammergut thermal baths.
Breakfast included

Day 5: From Bad Ischl to Hallstatt 11km / 4.5hr

From Bad Ischl walk along the riverside promenade into Kaltenbachau, a site of Imperial amusements such as horse races, picnics and rendezvous. Then, follow the oldest brine pipeline of the world to Bad Goisern, the gateway to UNESCO heritage Hallstatt.
Breakfast included

Day 6: Round trip Hallstatt 12km / 4.5hr

From Hallstatt enjoy a scenic view of the lake and the Dachstein massif. Plan a visit of the salt mine, enjoy the views from the top of Rudolf's tower and visit the excavation sites.
Breakfast included

Day 7: From Hallstatt to St Wolfgang 18km / 5.5hr

After a train journey to Bad Ischl follow the romantic Sissi-Path to the tiny lake Nussensee. Continue along the river Ischl and through the Blinklingmoos nature reserve along the lake back to St Wolfgang.
Breakfast included

Day 8: Departure


Breakfast included

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347, use our live webchat or email usa@exodustravels.com


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Weisses Rossl, St Wolfgang

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The family-led Hotel Weisses Rossl (White Horse Inn) is a legend, made famous by the operetta of the same name by Ralph Benatzky. Now in the 5th generation of the Peter family it is constantly defining itself anew. It has a lakeside position complete with spa area and heated pool in the lake. Each of the rooms in the hotel is unique and has its own style and there is an award-winning restaurant.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Villa Seilern, Bad Ischl

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Villa Seilern Vital Resort consists of a classical villa built in 1881 and its modern and stylish annex building and is situated in the scenic spa town of Bad Ischl. The rooms are bright and modern with views of the surrounding mountains.


Find out more on the hotel website.
Read customer reviews on Tripadvisor.

Hotel Heritage, Hallstatt

NEARBY:

Heritage Hotel is located in the historic centre of the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hallstatt, with striking natural-stone construction, wrought-iron window grilles and an elegant interior. This historic hotel has been carefully renovated, guests can enjoy superb views of the unique countryside. Rooms are all individually furnished with views of either the town or Lake Hallstatt.

Travel

Call now to speak to our specialist team at 1-800-267-3347 or email us at usa@exodustravels.com for enquiries or to book your trip.

Reviews

Everyone who goes on a Headwater holiday will be emailed a link to our post-holiday questionnaire where they can give us an honest assessment of all aspects of their holiday - everything from how quickly we answer the phone to how clean the hotels were - plus an overall rating and comments about their holiday.

Any feedback collected is posted to our website, so that people can make an informed decision based on past experiences before heading off on holiday. We don’t edit the reviews, the only thing we do is proofread them and alter any typos, where necessary, to ensure they are easy to read for everyone. All reviews will be published (except in certain extreme circumstances), and a member of the Headwater team will respond to any constructive criticisms/comments under the reviews, at their discretion. So, for the real tales, twists and turns of our holidays, look no further than the reviews from our previous travellers.


Mrs Dawson, 10/08/2022

It was Type 2 fun. Some of the walks were quite hard going in the heat but we were pleased once we’d completed them.

The locations were good.


Scrase, 02/07/2022

It was a very enjoyable holiday. However hiking is not all that easy in 30 degrees + heat. One needs to be careful of you descriptions. These walks are for the average fit person. 18 k walks that include ' a steep incline for the next kilometer' are not for such people.


Mr Aslin, 22/06/2022

A beautiful area of Austria with relatively easy walking and great hotels



Dates and prices

You can be confident that our pricing includes all the standard requirements of your holiday and many additional extras. Always ensure that you are comparing like for like when booking your holiday.

This 7 night self-guided walking holiday includes:

Hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels

Breakfasts daily

Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent

Route directions and maps

Luggage transfers between hotels

Salzkammergut Erlebnis Card

Ferry fare Wolfgangsee, Hallstättersee

Valley cable car fare Salzbergbahn Hallstatt


How to book:

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form (we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you).

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links below to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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Holiday details

Children
Please contact us for child prices.

Holiday type
Self-guided walking Managed locally by Headwater appointed agent.

Departures
Saturdays and Mondays from 6th May 2023 to 7th Oct 2023, for 7 nights. All dates are subject to availability, please contact us to check.

Meals
Breakfasts daily

Tailor-made travel

Tour only
Transfers can be arranged at a supplement from Salzburg airport at 10:25 and back to Salzburg airport at 08:15.

How to book

For further details, or to check availability, speak to our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the appropriate 'Check availability' button above to complete our holiday enquiry form, we'll contact you at a time that's most convenient for you.

To enquire about this holiday, or for further information, call our sales team on 1-800-267-3347 or click on the 'Check availability' links above to complete our holiday enquiry form.

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