5 star rating: Highly Recommended 90 Reviews

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  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)
Spend a day away from Vienna to discover the picturesque Wachau Valley in the Austrian countryside on this small-group, fully guided tour. Satisfy your cravings with a delicious lunch at a traditional Heurige (wine tavern). With your expert guide, visit stunning villages and historical sites like the UNESCO World Heritage-listed medieval town of Dürnstein made famous by Richard the Lionheart and go for a wine tasting in a small local winery. Then, you'll see the the Wachau Valley from another perspective on a 70-minute scenic Danube river cruise (May to September only) between the historic villages of Spitz and Melk.

Highlights

  • Small-group day trip from Vienna to the Wachau Valley
  • Visit beautiful villages and historical sites with your expert guide, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Dürnstein
  • Enjoy a Wachau Valley wine tasting at a traditional winery and lunch at a wine tavern
  • Admire the picturesque landscape as you tour the Austrian countryside by comfortable coach
  • Relax on a 70-minute Danube River Cruise from Spitz to Melk (May to September)

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

If you love white wines, you'll love this tour! You'll sample fine wines, visit historical sites and have a traditional lunch. And the stunning views from the cruise on the Danube and the Benedictine Melk Abbey are a wonderful finish to a very good day.

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What You Can Expect

Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna

Small-Group Day Tour to the Wachau Valley: Melk Abbey

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 apricot jams and liqueurs.

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.

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. Afterwards you'll go for lunch in a traditional family-run Austrian wine tavern (not included).

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. 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our guide, Mario, was great. I was surprised to have an Italian tour guide in Wachau, but he knew his wines and was very personable. The small tour max size is 8 we had 7 and it is a nice pace with plenty of opportunity to taste local wines. The hour long cruise down the Danube was relaxing. I highly recommend Mario!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Very enjoyable trip. Mario was delightful, ecenary was great and the wines were delicious and fresh

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Great tour and wonderful day. Host was so friendly and knowledgeable. The locations we visited were also wonderful and we had enough time to enjoy each place we visited. A fantastic day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The tour was fantastic. Mario was an excellent guide, very personable and knowledgeable. The driver was skillful and friendly. We would highly this tour for anyone looking to experience an Austrian wine area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was great. Our guide, Stelios, was the best! He knew the history, the countryside and the wines of the Wachau Valley. His interaction with all the folks in our group was appreciated, he made us feel welcome and included. Thank you Stelios !!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had such a fantastic day with Stelios in the Wachau Valley! In spite of a few rain drops here and there, our day was sunny tasting wine with new friends from all over the world. So relaxing traveling with a small group of people and having Stelios share his knowledge of this wine region.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We had such a fantastic day with Stelios in the Wachau Valley! In spite of a few rain drops here and there, our day was sunny tasting wine with new friends from all over the world. So relaxing traveling with a small group of people and having Stelios share his knowledge of this wine region.

MauiBoy
United States of America

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

An excellent tour, a wonderful day

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The tour was wonderful- our guide Mario was terrific and made our tour all the more memorable. The group of people we were with was also great. I would recommend a small group to anyone looking to tour the Wachau Valley.

Tracey S
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This trip was awesome. Possibly the best tour of our 5 weeks in Europe. Excellent well informed guide with fantastic wine knowledge. Fantastic country both on land and from the river cruise. Excellent Wine.

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