Joching, Austria
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8 hours 30 minutes (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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.
  • 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 Travelers Choose This Tour

Tour Wachau Valley in a comfortable vehicle, and enjoy a sightseeing and wine tour limited to eight people.
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. 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.

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, Oct 2018

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and was a able to answer any questions we had about everything from Austrian history to wine. Our guide was flexible in being able to cater to what we wanted as a group but was also able to stay on schedule, which was great!

, Oct 2018

We enjoyed our guide Mario, who was knowledgeable and obviously enjoyed his job. The other people on the tour were wonderful and added to the enjoyment of the day.

, Oct 2018

This is a tour which you have to do if you are in Vienna.Our tour guide James was excellent. In my opinion the boat part can be left out, as it is too long, we got very sleepy.

, Sep 2018

After traveling through Central Europe for a month and taking about a dozen Viator tours, I would rate this among my top 3. I am not a wine connoisseur, but I enjoy sampling wines grown locally to learn about the production processes, the types of wine produced, and the history of the area. This tour did that in the most pleasant way. The wine tastings consisted of some exceptional wines and the guide and the wine growers were so knowledgeable. Lunch outdoors at an establishment that serves local foods and wines was delightful, as was the cruise on the Danube. Seeing the Melk Abbey was a highlight of a beautiful day. If you like to taste wines, enjoy a bit of the local flavor and enjoy the scenery outside the big city, you will love this tour.

, Aug 2018

This tour was perfect. Small group so very personal. It was organized with just the right amount of scheduled and free time. And though it took a good part of the day at around 9 hours, it wasn't an exhausting 14 hour day trip. We left Vienna for about an hour's drive to Wachau valley where our charming guide provided just the right amount of info and detail both about city and where we were headed. We stopped first at a charming village w/an amazing view, then on to our first wine tasting. It was a warm day but the valley breeze and lovely trees made it very comfortable. We then went to a little village where we had some free time and lots of options. We chose to do some shopping and taste the local apricot products. We then had our next wine tasting, followed by a wonderful lunch. The ride down the Danube was glorious. The boat was fully equipped with various seating indoors and out, food, drink, facilities - a very comfortable way to take in the beautiful scenery of the valley. After that we made a quick stop at the Malk Monastery. I couldn't have asked for a better organized day than this - I highly recommend!

, Jul 2018

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour. Our fun-filled and busy day consisted of wine tasting at two unique wineries, visiting a charming village, and cruising down the Danube. We met 3 delightful couples on this tour, and our guide, Marco Muzzi, was charming, knowledgeable, accommodating, and friendly. This day was one of the best parts of our lovely time in Vienna.

, Jul 2018

We had a great time. Our guide was excellent and very informative. 6 people was the perfect number. Our Danube cruise was beautiful. Would highly recommend.

, Jul 2018

We had great guide, Peter. He was extremely knowledgeable and had a sense of humor. The Wachau Valley was incredibly beautiful, and the wine was spectacular.
Highly recommend!

, Jul 2018

A great trip! Our guide Marco was awesome! We saw a lot of sights that we would have missed with out the tour. The tour is a must to see some of the sights outside of Vienna. Marco seemed to have a passion for making sure we had a good time. The trip to Vienna was to celebrate our fiftieth wedding anniversary, and it went off perfectly!

, May 2018

This was an absolutely incredible day. Our tour guide Jan spelling? was entertaining and knowledgeable. We tasted some great wines and had a fabulous lunch. Well worth the money.

, Apr 2018

This is a somewhat late rating - I'm finally getting around to it! I was in Vienna in mid-April 2017 and was hoping to do self-bike rental in the Wachau Valley to do some wine tasting and visit the Melk Abbey. Well, wouldn't you know - it snowed in mid-April! It became too cold to do what I wanted but, alas, I found a Viator tour at the last minute that provided a round trip from Vienna to the Wachau region. It covered wine tasting, lunch in a nice, local village AND a Melk Abbey tour note, you cannot take photos inside the Abbey. And it was for a very reasonable price. I feel I got exactly what I wanted all in one day. I would recommend this day trip to anyone! Enjoy!

, Mar 2018

Had a great trip with upbeat guide Marco Muzzi. We enjoyed the Melk Monestary very much, especially the museum and the library. The early spring light snowfall was a highlight and made the trip more picturesque. The visit to the old town of Wösendorf was also very scenic. We were well entertained in the two wineries we visited and tasted some great wines. Learned a lot about Grüner Veltliner.

, Mar 2018

It was so nice to see the countryside around Vienna. We visited several vineyards and tried a number of beautiful wines. Then we had a lovely meal at a nice restaurant and saw more of the countryside. Highly recommended.

, Mar 2018

This tour was amazing!

, Mar 2018

This tour met all our expectations - it was fun, informative, relaxing and had a few surprises. James was our guide. He made it feel as if we were being shown around by a good friend rather than a stranger and he ensured that everyone was happy and comfortable. He customized the tour based on our interests and timing - showing us sites we otherwise would have overlooked. The wine tastings were fun and I learned a lot about a new wine region. And, the guided tour of Melk Abbey was wonderful, as was the lunch in the traditional Austrian restaurant. We did so much during the day but surprisingly never felt rushed. Looking back, I can't believe how much we fit in.

This day tour was the highlight of our trip and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a nice little adventure outside Vienna.

, Mar 2018

We had a wonderful time on this tour. Mario and his colleague well look after us. Nice warm sunny day in winter time. The scenery throughout our trip was gorgeous. Melk Abbey is magnificent. Food and wine were really tasty. Nothing get better than this!

, Mar 2018

Wonderful day. Good company and great tour guide. Better trip in warmer weather

, Feb 2018

Loved the little wine cave and the man who ran it. What a beautiful day and tour.

, Jan 2018

We were lucky enough to have James as our guide for the day and he was a brilliant host.The wine tasting was fantastic and felt as though we were doing it with friends not strangers. Overall a great trip that was excellent value for money, and we’re very grateful to James for such a memorable day.

, Jan 2018

Our wine tasting tour to the Wachau Valley was wonderful, a highlight of our trip. The scenery was beautiful, the wine and food was delicious. I liked the small group experience, very friendly. The guide was fantastic. I enjoyed the pace, we had time to see the sights and enjoy the day. I would highly recommend it.

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