- 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
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Besides the highlights, you’ll break away from the crowds to also see the more authentic and off-the-beaten-track landscapes. And go even farther afield to visit a rustic wine cave with a 450-year-old wine press set high in the steep slopes of the vineyards, an exclusive visit which is not open to the general public. Nearby, 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), 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.
Reviewed by caitlyn t, April 2013
The trip was well organized and the tour guide was very knowledgeable about the area and the places we visited.
The small group size is well worth it, creating a more personable and natural experience that didn't feel overly touristy.
I would recommend this to anyone looking for a guided experience into the countryside and wine regions outside of Vienna.
Reviewed by V M L, March 2013
A really brilliant day out. It was lovely to get out into the countryside and see the Danube properly. The tour was excellent - comfortable ride and interesting visits to a couple of wineries, pretty villages, vibrant shops and cafes, a truly memorable monastery with a really excellent tour guide - Adam. He made the visit memorable with his informative yet relaxed style and friendly manner which put us all at ease.