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  • Location:Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:8 hours (approx.)

Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna

Get a true taste of the Austrian countryside on this day trip to the Wachau Valley from Vienna. An expert guide will lead the way through charming villages and scenic landscape, making stops at UNESCO-listed sites such as the medieval town of Dürnstein. Relax with an authentic lunch at a local wine tavern (own expense) and taste the region’s best wines in a small, intimate cellar. Between May and September, your day trip will also include a Danube River cruise between the 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

Meet your guide in central Vienna and venture out to the Wachau Valley by coach. The heart of Austria’s wine heritage, this region is beloved by locals and visitors alike for its delicious wine, charming villages and stunning scenery.

Arrive in the medieval town of Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Soak up some free time to roam the castle ruins and wander the charming streets. After working up an appetite, get cozy in a local wine tavern and savor a traditional lunch (own expense).

Hop back aboard your coach and view the passing scenery as you head deeper into the valley. From May to September, relax with an hour-long river cruise from Spitz to Melk along the Danube River.

Continue to Melk Abbey (admission included during winter months), a renowned Benedictine abbey dating back to 1089 and home to stunning views of the Danube.

Before returning to Vienna, you’ll also have the chance to sample local blends at a small winery, as well as other regional specialties, including apricot jams and liqueurs. Visit the valley’s oldest church, founded in 987, all while learning the rich heritage and history behind the Wachau Valley.

Your day trip will conclude at your original departure point in the evening.

Customer Reviews

Tamer E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

It was really great tour, the nature was amazing. I enjoyed it so much

Peter W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour, Guide was excellent. More time in Durnstein would have been nice however overall all the wine tasting and area was excellent.

Kyra J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

There are no words to say how much this tour should be recommended. To start with communicating with Viator in regards to my booking was great. I was traveling alone, but they not only contacted me through email - but checked in with my hotel. Honestly, if I had not done this tour my time in Vienna would have not been as exceptional and magical as it was. To begin with, our guide Mario was not only extremely knowledgeable of the Wachau wine region but was so gracious and so much fun. The day is so full. Our small group of four felt like a family at the end of the day! One word of advise, if you like wine, people, and a beautiful experience of the Wachau Valley you must partake in this beautiful tour.

Gina A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We had a terrific guide, Stylianos, for this tour. He was extremely knowledgeable, informative, and friendly yet not at all intrusive. Wine tasting was well planned---all arranged, no waiting---and included some great selections. Plenty of time to relax while tasting in a beautiful setting. Lunch was excellent as well, and the Melk Abbey visit was incomparable. I highly recommend this tour.

carrie c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This experience was outstanding and top of the line in every way! My husband and I both, both age 49 and very active, scheduled the tour last minute while in Vienna when we felt like a day away from the city was best. This region of Vienna is stunning and nothing like urban Vienna. The winery visits were incredible. Don't feel like you must be a wine lover to schedule this tour. I drank very little of the wine but savored every moment of the tour.

Betty S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great scenery, excellent guide who put you at ease and kept you informed of what was around you. Also very knowledgable about the wines and wineries that we visited. Fantastic lunch! One of the best tours I did on my holidays, would highly recommend it.

john t

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was amazing! Our guide Stelios made it a most enjoyable way to experience wine, food and the Vienna countryside even on a 100 degree day. There were eight in our group, four were underage, young adults. To compensate for them, Stelios discussed history, landscape and the economic impact on making wine in the region. Taking the river cruise at the conclusion was a great way to cap off our wonderful day!

Ewa S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Great way to learn about Austrian vines. Toni was fantastic guide. Very dedicated to his job. The day was planned perfectly. Me and my companions had super time. Worth is 100.

Siu Tiu T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A very relaxing enjoyable trip

JAYANTHI R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This was a great tour and the guide Maria Italian was awesome. It was like a family, the eight of us and enjoyed the tour and the company. Maria the guide was superb and very informative also. Will certainly recommend this tour of course with Maria.
Ramesh A

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