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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 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. 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

Maria W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Excellent tour and very enjoyable. Highly recommend this company. Small and perfect for those who prefer something more personal. Our guide was very good and had a wealth of information to share with us.

Cory C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Fantastic trip! Wonderful Guide, Mario. Personable, knowledgeable. Delicious wine, beautiful scenery. 100 recommend. Bring shoes if you hike up the hill to the castle!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great tour guide and tour, good wine.

Mrs Lynne M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We had booked this tour to celebrate my 60th Birthday.
We were part of a group of eight: two from the US, two from the UK, two from Finland and two from China.
The wine tastings were well presented with clear explanations. There was the option to not actually drink the wine once it had been tasted. Most of us drank ours but there wasn't really enough to cause any effect.
Lunch was very pleasant. I had the fish. Others had Wiener Schnitzel, Pork steak or Deep Fried Chicken - of which there was a lot!
Our Italian Guide, Mario, was really lovely and everything we expected, having read all the other reviews about him!
The Cruise was wonderful. Not many people on board and good facilities.
There were occasional announcements about points of interest - in English and German - but these were not intrusive.
We were reasonably lucky with the weather which is always a bonus.
We would recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great day with Stelios wine tasting, river touring, and hearing about the rich culture and history of the Wachau Valley.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

This tour was even better than we expected, and Marco was an excellent tour guide. Our small town visit and 2 wine tasting stops were perfect. A must do tour when in Vienna.

Krister L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

The guide Marco Muzzi was fantastic. He was genuine in his way. He drove carefully and he knew a lot of the vinery history in Austria. He was even a good listener for all of our needs. The trip was perfectly timed with good activities. We will reccomend this trip to others travellers to Vienna.
Best regards
Krister and Lena from Stockholm

Silvia V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

A wonderful, relaxed tour of the wine growing region of Wachau. Our guide, Dimos, was personable, knowledgeable and intelligent. The new Mercedes Benz 8 seater van was clean and comfortable. The tour was a great day trip.

Holly T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Tour guide was fantastic and the scenery was stunning. It was a wonderful day learning about the history, land, and culture. The wine was a fabulous perk.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Our tour guide was awesome. He was very thorough and extremely friendly.

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