Mario was very professional and had a good knowledge of the area/territory covered. His English was impeccable. He had a good sense of humour and was very helpful. We would recommend Mario as a guide to everyone.
Nicole Tremblay and Jo-Ann Koch
One would assume that traveling to the beautiful Wachau Valley on a gorgeous Sept day for sightseeing and wine tasting would be just about perfect... and one would be correct in that assumption. What made this trip particularly memorable, however, was our guide, Stylianos, and his ability to bring 8 strangers together and make us all feel like we've been friends for years. He had exceptional interpersonal skills and a tremendous wealth of knowledge in his subject manner. All of us felt very comfortable sharing thoughts and opinions with one another, something not always easy to do when you have 8 people coming from diverse backgrounds. It was a day shared with new friends enjoying the beautiful Austrian countryside, sampling some wonderful wines and capped off with a scenic boat ride on the Danube, all perfectly orchestrated by Stylianos. He is certainly a great ambassador for Vienna Explorer Tours and Day Trips. Thank you, Stylianos, for a great day!
Great guide, great company, great locations. Thoroughly enjoyed this trip
If you enjoy beautiful scenery and good company with wine tastings, this tour is for you. On a sunny September day, our guide Stelios shared his knowledge of Vienna, the journey to the Wachau Valley, history and wine knowledge of the area. In addition to tastings at two wineries, we spent time in the Danube River town of Durnstein, lunched at another winery and cruised for an hour to Melk Abbey. We arrived back in Vienna late afternoon after a wonderful informative day. Thank you Stelios!
Joanne T United States of ...
What a gorgeous experience this was. Our guide, Stylianos, was absolutely delightful. His knowledge and sophisticated warmth made this a premier experience on our trip to this gorgeous location. The vineyards are breathtaking and the wine tastings at just the right pace. A wonderful experience with an outstanding professional guide. Don't miss this one.
A wonderfully relaxing and informative day. Marco was the perfect guide, friendly with a sense of humor, knowledgeable, and able to create a friendly environment among a small group of strangers. The day was very well paced, stops selected all very interesting, wine tastings perfect, and the variety of activities made the day very special. Well worth it even though the Danube wasn't blue.
Mario was awesome, I highly recommend this adventure! A good relaxing time!
Excellent tour. Mario was a great guide Some good wines and excellent food too.
Excellent trip,well worth doing. The vineyards were stunning and the wine tastings exceptional. Our guide, Stelios, was very informative and went well out of his way to make sure our trip was fantastic. Really enjoyed the trip up the Danube and seeing Melk Abbey.
Fabulous day touring and tasting with Mario. I'm a red wine fan and found this white wine region to be excellent. Small group tour made the experience more enjoyable. Cruising the Danube on a foggy, misty day made it memorable.
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.
Fantastic trip! Wonderful Guide, Mario. Personable, knowledgeable. Delicious wine, beautiful scenery. 100 recommend. Bring shoes if you hike up the hill to the castle!
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.
Great day with Stelios wine tasting, river touring, and hearing about the rich culture and history of the Wachau Valley.
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.
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.
Krister and Lena from Stockholm
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.
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.
Our tour guide was awesome. He was very thorough and extremely friendly.
It was great to get out of the city and enjoy the valley, wineries and the ride on the Danube. Small van trips are the best.
This was a wonderful excursion. Our guide Stylianos was spectacular! He was very informative, interesting, and friendly. It was a beautiful region to visit. If you like dry white wines then you will definitely enjoy the wine tasting. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and highly recommend this excursion.
Mario was an excellent guide. He is knowledgeable, friendly and well prepared to explore the Wachau Valley. We learned much about the wines grown in this region as well as the history and culture of the area.
This was a wonderful excursion out of Vienna for a day. The wine was wonderful and our guide was knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend this tour.
Very relaxing, beautiful ride and scenery. Many wonderful wines. Stylianos Stavridis was a splendid guide: knowledgeable of the wines, the region and the history of Austria and very friendly and personable as well.
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