Private tour

Romantic Sleigh Ride through the Salzburg Countryside

4.4 / 5

23 reviews

Romantic Sleigh Ride through the Salzburg Countryside

From US$ 486.02 per group up to 8

Enjoy a romantic outing through the Austrian countryside. Go over the hill and through the wood in a traditional and festive horse-drawn sleigh, then warm up with a drink in a traditional countryside inn.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up and drop off at your hotel.
Private group


  • Enjoy a romantic horse-drawn sleigh tour through the rustic Austrian countryside
  • Warm up with a drink in a traditional inn after the ride
Full description
Experience Salzburg's magical snowscape in a novel, unique, and above all, a romantic way. This half-day excursion will take you out of the city to the picturesque village of Faistenau. Your horse-drawn sleigh will take you onwards through a winter paradise. Snuggle down under a warm blanket and enjoy viewing the fairytale landscape in the time-honored way. After the ride (around 1 hour in length) there will still be time for a nice warm drink in a traditional village inn. If there is no snow, you can nevertheless take a ride in a horse-and-carriage, a wondrous trip through the dreamy countryside around Salzburg that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
  • Private 8-seater minibus or 4-seater E-Class Mercedes Limousine
  • Driver and guide
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel
  • Carriage- or sleigh ride
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Warm clothing

    Not allowed

    • Non-folding wheelchairs

    Know before you go

    • It is highly recommended to wear warm clothing and footwear as well as a hat, scarf, and gloves
    • For those traveling in a wheelchair, please note that your wheelchair must be collapsible and you must be able to climb into the bus or minivan independently (1 to 3 steps). If you are traveling in a wheelchair, please indicate this when booking
    • Please note the horse-drawn sleigh tour may be done on wheels (weather depending)
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 23 reviews

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    A stunning experience!

    Josef was a great host and driver on our carriage ride. There was not enough snow for the sleigh but the experience was still very beautiful and highly recommended. Lara and Chirpy were lovely horses, in great condition and they clearly enjoyed the ride too. Josef is very thoughtful of his horses which was an added bonus.

    March 28, 2018


    Booking was simple and easy with effective communication all the way through. A fantastic experience from been picked up to been dropped off. Lisa our tour guide had excellent English and knowledge of the area, telling us lots of local information. The sleigh ride itself was magical, there was lots of snow and the views were spectacular. Afterwards we had the opportunity to explore the local lakes and countryside. This experience was worth every penny and one we will treasure forever. Thank you to everyone especially Lisa x

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    December 13, 2017

    Great experience; but despite fresh snow it was on wheels, not runners

    We stayed on a small country road for the entire ride. It was snowing during our tour, and with the wind it was cold. We had two thick fleece blankets that were warm and covered my and my wife's lower torso. We were glad we had down jackets with hoods. There was about 12 inches of accumulated snow in the fields but the country road was regularly plowed, so it seems as if the snow would not ever build up enough to use the runners instead of the wheels. We never used the runners, since Joseph said there wasn't enough snow on the road. That said, it was still a nice ride and I'm not sure we could really tell that we were rolling instead of sliding along our journey. In reading reviews of this and other tour operators, I couldn't tell if anyone does sleigh rides on the runners unless there is a lot of fresh (unplowed) snow. The pickup and drop-off service was punctual and the vehicle (a Mercedes sedan) was new. That was a nice touch.

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    December 10, 2017

    Product ID: 1393