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River Cruise & Hellbrunn Palace & world-famous watertrick fountains in Salzburg

Salzburg, Austria
River Cruise & Hellbrunn Palace & world-famous watertrick fountains in Salzburg

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Admire medieval Salzburg from the water and discover one of the city’s top attractions on this 2.5-hour Hellbrunn Palace visit and Old Town river cruise. Hop aboard your sightseeing boat in Salzburg’s Old Town and cruise out onto the Salzach River with your guide. Gaze over the city’s medieval riverbanks on route to the 17th-century Hellbrunn Palace. Explore the Baroque palace and gardens at your leisure with your audio guide, and discover the water fountains for which the palace is famous. Afterward, transfer back to Salzburg by double-decker bus. 
  • See Salzburg Old Town from the water and enjoy the scenery on a river cruise
  • Visit Hellbrunn Palace and have the chance to explore thefamous water fountains
  • Enjoy extra time to explore Hellbrunn Palace on your own with an audio guide
  • Be transferred on a double-decker bus between Hellbrunn landing and Hellbrunn Palace
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River Cruise on the Salzach River
Transfer from landing station Hellbrunn to Palace Hellbrunn with our original London Doubledeckerbus
Fast track to the world famous water trick fountains
Visit Hellbrunn Palace with Audio Guides
Transfer back from Hellbrunn Palace to the city with the London Doubledeckerbus
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks
Franz-Josef-Kai 1a , Franz-Josef-Kai 1a, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

Directions: Make your way to Franz Josef Kai landing station, located opposite Austria’s Hotel Sacher in Salzburg's Old Town. Coming from Makartsteg, a curved pedestrian bridge connects old town with new town and is located directly next to the river cruise.

2:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Salzburg Stadt Schiff-Fahrt GmbH & Co KG
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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What is the policy on sanitization during River Cruise & Hellbrunn Palace & world-famous watertrick fountains in Salzburg ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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, Aug 2021
Boat Trip nice, a Bit Short. Too less time at the Castle. London Bus would be nice with a small trip through the inner town.
River Cruise
, Sep 2019
The only problem was the tour was in 3 languages english being last. So by the time explanation of what we were to look at we had already passed it.
This was a nice way to see Salzburg...
William C
, Sep 2017
This was a nice way to see Salzburg. We had a beautiful day and it was worth the extra money to board the boat early. Very nice.
Non-refundable, so be sure before you...
, Aug 2017
Non-refundable, so be sure before you book. I double booked by mistake, and was stuck with the double cost. Tour itself was very good, worth it. Been to Salzburg over 40 years ago, so a nice review.
this was a lovely trip and the trick...
, Jul 2017
this was a lovely trip and the trick fountains definitely worth the visit. I have enjoyed all my Viator trips, but this one was slightly disorganised. The bus driver took us from the boat to the Palace gardens, but did not tell us when to meet or what the procedure was for getting into the trick fountains. he might have said it in German, but not English. we followed the crowd and it worked out fine. A good tour, but with a little bit more information about logistics in English. it was an English/German tour. The guide in the fountains was excellent also.
Beautiful day for a river cruise...
Theodora G H
, Jul 2017
Beautiful day for a river cruise! We departed on time for the trip to Hellbrunn Palace. The Captain pointed out some note worth buildings, and sadly the cruise ended too soon. We disembarked to Hellbrunn Oakace...well actually the bus to the Palace. And here's where I disagree with the tour. Why do tour guides have to run every where? Well maybe not exactly run, but sprint to the bus. Okay so my husband and I aren't exactly youngsters, but trying to keep up with the tour guide was exhausting, especially in the heat. Wear good shoes. The tour of the Palace was amazing....lots of surprises at the Wasserspiele, and our guide was really nice. The architect of the Wasserspiel must have had some sense of humor, or was really a kind at heart. The tour was fun and there was time to spend on our own. Nice bus ride back to Salzburg, too! Thanks, guys!
Hellbrunn Palace is great a lot of...
Donald S
, May 2017
Hellbrunn Palace is great a lot of fun. I recommend it. The boat trip was fine. Only complaint was the size of the group for the tour at the palace. It was much too large to easily hear the guide. It seemed that groups were combined since we were probably a little bit late arriving. The bus driver was very kind to assist a disabled person in making the tour in a wheelchair. Expect to be surprised and maybe get a little wet that's the fun of it.
Our British boat captain and bus...
, Sep 2016
Our British boat captain and bus driver was delightful. The outdoor tour of Hellbrunn was very interesting, to say the least! My father had seen this before 64 years ago and was so eager to show me things inside the house. He was terribly disappointed that it was all gone.
The boat trip was fine with a fun...
Hilary M
, Sep 2016
The boat trip was fine with a fun commentary from the captain. The Trick fountains at Hellbrunn were hilarious but there was no time to go round the Palace. You need at least another hour to make the trip a great experience.
The boat trip is too short. Maybe...
, May 2016
The boat trip is too short. Maybe because we did only one way. The rest of the group who took only a boat tour probably enjoyed the ride better. The Palace is magical though. Really worth visiting.

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