Location: Salzburg, Austria
Rating: 4.5 star based on 48 reviews
Journey through the Bavarian Alps, via the Alpenstrasse, along the King’s Lake River to the Obersalzberg – famous for Hitler’s retreat, the Eagle’s Nest. Here, the highlight of your tour awaits as you tour the 450-year-old salt mines. Wearing traditional miners’ clothes, you enter the mines and hear historic as well as legendary tales of the fascinating underground world.
* Hotel pickup included
* Choice of morning or afternoon departure
* All entrance fees included
* Family friendly
* Conducted in English
Using the same slides as hundreds of miners before, you descend to the grottos, the magical world beneath the surface of the earth. You end your adventure with a raft sail on the salt lake and a special train trip.
The tour will both amaze and educate you into this underground world, great fun for all ages! Afterwards there will be a short visit to the town of Berchtesgaden before returning to Salzburg.
Departure Point: Tour departs from centrally located Salzburg hotels. If hotel details not advised at time of booking, tour departs from the bus terminal at Mirabellplatz (in front of St. Andrew’s Church)
Departure Time: Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Return Details: Tour concludes at Mirabellplatz (bus terminal)
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I really enjoyed the salt mine tour as well as the drive through the Bavarian mountains and would even do this tour again if I am lucky enough to go back to Salzburg. It is a bit cool once you get into the mine, so I would recommend a sweatshirt or light jacket to wear underneath the coveralls they give you. The only reason I didnt give the tour five stars was because of the stop at Berchtesgaden, Germany. You only get 45 minutes, but the tour guide recommends you stop for lunch at one of the cafes. Knowing how slow European restaurants are at least compared to the US, I went directly to one of the cafes so I would have the full 45 minutes. Well, that was not even enough time! The food had just started to come out when the 45 minutes were up and we were all due back at the bus. We asked the waitresses to wrap up our food, and not knowing that I understand a bit of German, the waitresses started complaining about Americans. So, during the stop in Berchtesgaden I would highly recommend that you just stroll through town and maybe get a snack I know there was an ice cream vendor around. Trying to go to a caf is not only stressful but a huge waste of time!
Reviewed by: Holly S, United States of America