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Review of Salzach River Boat Cruises

Salzach River Boat Cruises
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Hellbrunn Palace Visit And Old Town River Cruise in Salzburg
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience Salzburg's Old Town and surroundings from a new perspective! The Salzach river-boat offers you a range of tours to choose from. Whether it's a romantic evening cruise, or a cruise and visit to the Palace of Hellbrunn and its facilities, this trip along the river offers fantastic views of the city of Salzburg and its many sights. In the evening, the landing station of the "Amadeus Salzburg" then transforms into a well-attended Cocktailbar the "Amadeus Salzach Island Bar" with a special flair.
Stow, Massachusetts
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“Save your money”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

My family and I went on this cruise to see Salzburg from the river. Boy, what a waste of 14 euros per person. I not only want my money back (14 euros times 6) but I want back the 40 minutes I spent in the boat. The entire trip is a recorded message that has terrible sound quality explaining what you are seeing.

A better way to see the area is to go to the Hohensalzburg Castle. For less than 8 euros if you walk to the top (11 euros if you take the cable car), you can see all of Salzburg. What a view at the top! Included in the price is a self-guided tour, museum, and all the time you need to walk in the courtyard area. It is a much better bargain!

Visited July 2012
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“Must do Cruise if you are visiting in Salzburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2012

We did this cruise on our trip it was the perfect way to see salzburg the speedboat ride is roundtrip of 40 min it takes you around the Salzburg city navigating through the Salzach river under the bridges which connects both old and new city.The sight of this beautiful city is amazing when you glide pass its famous landmarks and view the beautiful architectures while you are enjoying the boat ride with nice music..the captain will also give you some brief introduction of the building as the boat passes by them.Since we had the Salzburg card our first ride had no entry fee but even if you have Salzburg card still you need to procure a boarding ticket from ticket counter located by roadside near boarding point ..one can see the boarding point if they stand on any of the city's bridges its the only floating station which appear in Salzach river the nearest bridge is the Makartsteg bridge you can walk down to the counter from the bridge its also very close to haus de natur just 2min walk.The cruise was every hour from 11am to 4pm. the time varies according to month we visited in May ,all month time details were mentioned on the brochure given to us along with the Salzburg card at information center ( just outside Hauptbanhof) from where we purchased the card.If you dont have the card the ticket fee is 13 euro for adult and 7 euro for child.The best view will be from the open seating area at the rear of the boat.Its a very calm a relax way to enjoy the city we just loved the ride.

Visited May 2012
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Valletta, Malta
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“Great ride in a lovely city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2012

Very relaxing. The city is seen from a different angle. Also received a boat waltz from the captain!

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