Begin your private day trip with pickup from your Vienna hotel. Hop aboard your luxury minivan and journey west toward the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beloved for its scenic countryside, castles and monasteries, the region is also renowned for its wine.
Stop first at a local heurigen, a traditional wine tavern, and taste up to five prominent wines. Learn about the characteristics of each from your guide as you sample rich reds and aromatic whites.
Afterward, travel to the UNESCO-listed town of Dürnstein to try local specialties like chocolate, chutneys, jam and schnapps, while learning about the ingredients of each. Then enjoy some free time before reuniting with your guide for lunch (own expense) or a visit to another wine tavern.
Venture next to the beautiful village of Weissenkirchen, named after its white church. Enjoy another wine tasting at a heurigen, and soak up the surrounding vineyards and hills.
Continue to Spitz for a 1-hour cruise along the blue waters of the Danube to Melk (May to October only), passing vineyards, medieval castles and monasteries. For winter travelers, sit back and relax with an included lunch at the wine tavern, instead.
Upon arriving in Melk, take some free time to wander around Melk Abbey, the unique Benedictine monastery perched above the town. Your private day trip will conclude with transportation back to Vienna.