Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna
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Stop At: Vienna Explorer, Franz-Josefs-Kai 45, Vienna 1010 Austria
Your tour starts in Vienna, at the Vienna Explorer Tour office.
Duration: 15 minutes
Pass By: Wachau Valley, Joching Austria
Leaving Vienna behind you, travel in a comfortable vehicle to the country’s best winemaking region, the Wachau Valley for a fully guided day tour. Renowned for its quality wines, stunning villages and breathtaking scenery, it is the perfect place to enjoy a day away from the city. You’ll see the whole of the Wachau Valley while learning about its fascinating culture and history and sampling local wine as well as some other delicacies like the valley’s famed local specialties.
Besides the highlights, you’ll break away from the crowds to also see the more authentic and off-the-beaten-track landscapes. You also have the chance to visit the valley's oldest church, dating back to the year 987.
Pass By: Burgruine Duernstein, Ruinenweg, Durnstein 3601 Austria
Arrive in the UNESCO-listed Dürnstein – a picturesque medieval town famous for being where Richard the Lionheart was held captive in 1192. There, enjoy some free time to explore the streets and the castle ruins.
Pass By: Vinotake Duernstein, Duernstein 63, Durnstein 3601 Austria
Afterwards you'll go for lunch in a traditional family-run Austrian wine tavern (not included).
Pass By: Wachau Valley, Joching Austria
Then, sit back and enjoy the spectacular scenery while driving deep into the valley. On a relaxing 70-minute scenic Danube river cruise from Spitz to Melk, you’ll take in the Wachau Valley from yet another perspective—the middle of the majestic River Danube.
Pass By: Melk Abbey, Abt Berthold Dietmayr Str. 1, Melk 3390 Austria
Before returning back to Vienna, you'll see Melk Abbey (Stift Melk) - entrance included during the winter months, a world-famous Benedictine abbey founded in 1089. Located above the town of Melk on a rocky outcrop, this impressive monastic site boasts stunning views of the Danube river down below.
- Transport in luxury 8-seater vehicle
- Full-day accompaniment by expert driver/guide
- Wine tastings and local specialties
- 70-minute Danube river cruise (May to September only)
- Lunch and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Danube river cruise operates between May and September only. In the winter months entrance and one-hour guided tour of Melk Abbey will be included as a replacement
- Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Great day was had by all nice wine, food and sights. Tour guide was funny, and knew his stuff. Thanks
Lovely day excursion with a very informative tour guide, the group was small and everyone was very friendly. We had 2 wine stops, 1 family run and 1 bigger company. Highly recommended trip if you want to get out of the city for a day!
We had a great day with 5 others from different parts of the world. We all clicked and had a ball winetasting and driving through the countryside . The tour was a lot of fun and we thoroughly recommend doing the tour
My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our trip. The guide was very knowledgable about the history and culture of Austria. Since he grew up in Florida, his English was excellent. Although I can't drink wine, my daughter really enjoyed the selection. My favorite part of the trip was the boat ride on the Danube. I highly recommend this tour for a relaxing day.
The Wachau valley is beautiful, and this tour was a great way to see the valley, taste amazing wines, and learn a little bbi about this area. A great way to spend a day!
Ivan was very knowledgeable and the day splendid. The cruise was great and then wines were delicious.
We enjoyed our guide Mario, who was knowledgeable and obviously enjoyed his job. The other people on the tour were wonderful and added to the enjoyment of the day.
This tour was perfect. Small group so very personal. It was organized with just the right amount of scheduled and free time. And though it took a good part of the day at around 9 hours, it wasn't an exhausting 14 hour day trip. We left Vienna for about an hour's drive to Wachau valley where our charming guide provided just the right amount of info and detail both about city and where we were headed. We stopped first at a charming village w/an amazing view, then on to our first wine tasting. It was a warm day but the valley breeze and lovely trees made it very comfortable. We then went to a little village where we had some free time and lots of options. We chose to do some shopping and taste the local apricot products. We then had our next wine tasting, followed by a wonderful lunch. The ride down the Danube was glorious. The boat was fully equipped with various seating indoors and out, food, drink, facilities - a very comfortable way to take in the beautiful scenery of the valley. After that we made a quick stop at the Malk Monastery. I couldn't have asked for a better organized day than this - I highly recommend!
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour. Our fun-filled and busy day consisted of wine tasting at two unique wineries, visiting a charming village, and cruising down the Danube. We met 3 delightful couples on this tour, and our guide, Marco Muzzi, was charming, knowledgeable, accommodating, and friendly. This day was one of the best parts of our lovely time in Vienna.
We had a great time. Our guide was excellent and very informative. 6 people was the perfect number. Our Danube cruise was beautiful. Would highly recommend.
A great trip! Our guide Marco was awesome! We saw a lot of sights that we would have missed with out the tour. The tour is a must to see some of the sights outside of Vienna. Marco seemed to have a passion for making sure we had a good time. The trip to Vienna was to celebrate our fiftieth wedding anniversary, and it went off perfectly!