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My fave part was the lake district. Travelling through the mountains and seeing the fog roll along them was cool. It was overcast and rainy our entire trip but the lakes were brilliant and moody in their own right. Our guide was excellent - knowledgeable and professional. I would recommend good walking shoes for Salzburg. Enjoy!
Tour guide Rui was excellent. Very Friendly & very Knowledgeable on history . Apart from beautiful Salzburg, the prior tour around lake Wolfgangsee with the little town of St Gilgen in the Alps was definitely a highlight. Tour well worth it .
"Zachor", "Remember" -- the Hebrew to English translation of one of the first monuments on the walk to the camp entrance says it all. Mauthausen has been well maintained and includes 2 museum sections. The 3 hours we spent on site was not enough time to visit all of the areas, including the areas where the foundations and markers are all that remain, and both museums -- there is a lot of important reading at each stop. Be sure to visit the quarry to see the steps and the "Parachute" area. The stone foundation is all that remains of the Jewish block, #17, and is located behind the buildings, and the mass cemetery also is behind buildings. Visitors should make it a point to get the headphones for the onsite tour, included with the Viator tour. Our driver, Eckard, was an informative and warm guide. My only regret is following the suggested tip advice I found online for travelers to Austria. My advice is to tip more than what is recommended.
Excellent trip , nice tour guide. Wonderful visit to the Lake area , St Gilgen, Salzburg. Nice city walk in Salzburg. Good sunshine perfect weather
It would be hard to describe this as fun, but it’s powerful and we have a responsibility to bear witness to the tragedy of the holocaust (and tragedy is an understatement). The guide does not walk with you through the concentration camp and that was fine with me. The ride was comfortable and he will take you to eat on the way home (though I thought the restaurant was pricey).
What a great day trip from Vienna! The countryside is breathtaking. Our guide and transportation was 5 star!
The van is so comfy and spacious - I thought we'd be in a small cramped van, but this van had high ceilings and good seats. They had ipads at the seats in the van so we were able to watch the sound of music if we wanted to. The stops along the drive were fantastic. The first stop was for breakfast at a cute buffet restaurant and there was clean bathrooms too. Then the next few stops were at the most beautiful lakes with amazing views. Once we reached Salzburg, we enjoyed the tour and then the group dispersed for free time. We went up to the castle to see the view and then went to grab food before heading back to the meeting point to drive back to Vienna. The tour guide was amazing and so knowledgeable. He also had water for us in the van which was so helpful. You get to see so much in just one day! The value we received was incredible, and I'd highly recommend this to anyone.
It was a cold and rainy day, but our guide had umbrellas, gave us a wonderful detailed explanation about Salzburg and it’s history. He talked about life and work of Mozart and stopped by the houses where the composer lived with the family. He stopped in placed where the movie Sound of Music was filmed, on the way to Salzburg we stopped at beautiful lakes. He talked about the area and history of Austria too.
All the information was very helpful in understanding what happened there. The audio phones were very good.
Robert was a fantastic tour guide! He arrived early and enthusiastically interacted with our four tired kids. He tailored the Salzburg tour to our wants- stopping to let the kids sample the Lake Moonsee water, showing us all the Sound of Music sights while intertwining history into each stop of the walking tour. His restaurant and cafe recommendations were perfect and he demonstrated a great ability to tell a good story. If you are looking for a tour of Salzburg, or other nearby capitals, Robert is a perfect fit!
Being able to walk through the camp, reading the stories, seeing the moments & the memories of so many people. You could feel the lives that had been there, those who survived & those that did not. You could imagine the horror that was inflicted. A trip that everyone should take at some point as we cannot forget what happened to so many people that many years ago.
We booked this day trip since we didn't have an opportunity to stay overnight in Salzburg which would have given us more time to walk around the city and maybe enjoy a Mozart concert in the evening. Taking the train, even if a high-speed one, would still be less convenient than joining a guided tour from Vienna. So we decided on this small-group tour since it gave us more chance to get to know our tour guide and fellow tourists. Our tour guide was Josef and he did a great job getting us to Salzburg and the stops in between and back to Vienna within the schedule time of 12 hours. He provided consistent commentary along the way, some of which we already heard from a bigger tour group to Halstatt a few days earlier. His commentary and historical perspective were richer and easier to understand. He made sure to point out the important places to visit while walking around before letting us venture on our own. I highly recommend this tour if you can't stay in Salzburg at least overnight and/or prefer a small-group setting that is much friendlier than a larger tour group.