Private tour

From Vienna: Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Activity provider: Vienna Explorer

From Vienna: Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Activity provider: Vienna Explorer
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From US$ 167.77 per person

Enjoy a full-day tour to Dürnstein, Weissenkirchen, Spitz, and Melk with a wine connoisseur to guide you through the region's best vineyards. Taste regional wines and schnapps with other regional products.

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the town of Durnstein, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Enjoy a cruise along the Danube River from Spitz to Melk
  • Have lunch at a typical wine tavern (at your expense)
  • Sample Wachau Valley wines at family-owned wineries
  • Try other local delicacies such as apricot jams and liqueurs
Full description

Experience the stunning beauty of Wachau Valley and sample its white wines on a guided day trip from Vienna. Hop on a river cruise down the Danube from Spitz to Melk. Visit Melk Abbey and Weissenkirchen. Stop at a family-run tavern in Dürnstein to taste liqueurs, wines, and local delicacies.

Start the trip from Vienna and travel in a van through narrow countryside roads into the heart of the Wachau Valley. Accompanied by your driver/guide, learn about wine-making and the fascinating history and culture of the region.   Taste a wide variety of the valley’s dry and fruity whites and sample other local delicacies such as apricot jams and liqueurs. Take a boat ride on the Danube River from Spitz to Melk, soak up the beauty of the Wachau Valley, and take a guided tour of Melk Abbey. Once in Dürnstein, enjoy free time to explore the medieval town and its colorful architecture. Learn about the castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once held prisoner. Finally, visit a heuriger, a traditional family-run Austrian wine tavern, for wine tasting.

Includes
  • Return transport
  • Live guide
  • Private tour (if option booked)
  • River cruise down the Danube River from Spitz to Melk
  • Guided tour of Melk Abbey
  • Wine tastings at all wineries
  • Sampling of local specialties
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet at the Vienna Explorer office.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tours operate in all weather conditions
  • There will be opportunities along the way for water bottle refills
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 210 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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Yolo was great! Yes that is his name! He was very informative from the start of the tour. He even changed the pick up location the day before in concern of protestors the day of the tour. Yolo loves the Wachua Valley as they do him. Knows his way around the valley and the really good wines. Great tour!

October 27, 2021

Great to get out of Vienna and see/learn about grapes, wine, the Danube River, and Wachau Valley. For me the tour was much more than the wine. The lunch under walnut trees was great. I think the two-hour "cruise" on the Danube was fine too. It was soo relaxing sitting in the sun on the top deck I soon fell asleep!! I wish we could have gone into the abbey at Melk.

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October 3, 2021

An amazing day from start to finish! You don't need to be a lover of wine to enjoy this execurison. It's intimate, due to small group, filled with visits to several attractions along the valley. Our tour guide, Iolo, was great fun, full of stories and always great with answering any questiond. Highly recommend this trip.

September 23, 2021

Product ID: 18371