Drive out into the beautiful countryside around Salzburg. Admire the mountain-sides blanketed with thick snow and the trees glittering with frost. About an hour from town your horse-drawn sleigh or carriage will be waiting for you.
See the horses’ breath making puffs of mist in the crisp air and enjoy the tinkle of the bells as the animals shake their heads. Snuggle under the fluffy blankets and enjoy an exhilarating ride across the white wintry landscape.
If you wish, you can stop for a warming drink in a traditional Wirtshaus.
There are few winter experiences more romantic than this enchanting sleigh ride. Go as a family or as a couple!
01 Dec – 31 Mar: DailyDuration
3 hoursStart time
As per your convenience
Your hotel in Salzburg City Center. (Pick-Up time is approx. 20 minutes prior to departure.)
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Alternative pick-up point: Bus-Terminal Mirabellplatz - St. Andrä Church, A-5020 Salzburg. (Please report at the meeting point 15 minutes before the start time.)
You will be dropped off at your Salzburg City Center hotel or at Mirabellplatz.
For your Private Half-day Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride from Salzburg you can be picked up from your hotel in Salzburg City Center, or alternatively meet your mini-van at Mirabellplatz, whichever is most convenient. You will be chauffeured by a multi-lingual driver/guide speaking German & English.
This is a private tour so the starting time is at your convenience.
Your chauffeur will turn on the heating in your comfortable vehicle and drive you out of Salzburg into the snowy countryside. Depending on the weather conditions your sleigh ride might take place either in the Salzburg Lake District or Bavaria.
Leaving the mini-van, you will board your horse-drawn sleigh (depending on snow conditions a carriage may be substituted for the sleigh.) Then with a jingle of bells, you will be off for a romantic ride across the wintry landscape.
Covered up with warm blankets you can enjoy the picturesque scenery to the full. After the 1-hour sleigh ride, you may stop in for an optional warming drink in a traditional Wirtshaus.
At the end of the day, you will be driven back to Salzburg and dropped at your hotel or, if you prefer, at Mirabellplatz.
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.
Please note that depending on the snow conditions, either a sleigh or carriage may be used.
All rates include V.A.T., the hired mini-van with multilingual chauffeur, gasoline and liability insurance. If requested any other insurance can be arranged and will be charged extra.
There will be a surcharge for extra time, over and above the original program, such as alteration of a tour when ordered by the client and delays created by the client (waiting time).
Toll fees, visa fees and exchanges have to be paid by the passengers, or will be billed if requested.
Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.
Our family thoroughly enjoyed this Christmasy sleighride through a snow-covered Austrian mountain village. Our sleigh - complete with jingle bells - was pulled by two beautiful...Thomas J Sobocinski, United States, 03/Jan/2013