- 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
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.
Great trip. Only 5 on it and a very knowledgable guide. The Melk monastery was excellent. A contrast in wine producers, one a family concern with some pleasant white wines. The other more commercial with grouped grapes from several producers, their wines were less pleasant. Lunch was simple but good at a local heurigen.
Beautiful pastoral views of Austria, authentic vineries, friendly guide, and one of the best vines i've ever tried!