2. Vienna: Melk, Wachau Wine, Lower Austria Day Trip by Car
Lower Austria is steeped in history, culture and beautiful sights. On this private day tour from Vienna we’ll take you on a wonderful journey through the Danube Valley, discovering the lush vineyards of Wachau, charming towns like Krems, and the Baroque Melk Abbey. It’s a fully-guided tour, so you can enjoy live commentary in your native language. Spend a day exploring the amazing Lower Austria! Book a 9-hour private tour of Lower Austria with a visit to Melk Abbey and Wachau wine tasting. We provide private car transfers for the entire day, and you will be picked up directly from your accommodation in Vienna. As you travel through the picturesque landscapes of the Danube Valley, your Private Guide will share interestings stories, historical facts and cultural anecdotes, so the journey won't be boring at all! The first stop will be in Melk, home to one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque ensembles. Melk Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will book a private tour of the Abbey Museum to allow you to admire the stunning Marble Hall, balcony, library and church at your own pace. This experience is awe-inspiring even for non-religious visitors, so you won't be disappointed. From Melk, the tour will continue through the charming towns and villages of the Danube River. This region is especially known for its lush vineyards and family-run wineries, so trying local wine is a must-do! We will take you to a high-rated traditional restaurant for a fun and educational tasting of 4 Wachau wines paired with delicious appetizers. You’ll be amazed at some of these wines' flavors and how they're made, from the grape to the bottle. On your way back, you will catch a glimpse of the 11th century Hinterhaus Castle overlooking Spinz, and the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where, according to a legend, Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. You will also stop in Krems to admire its beautiful Old Town featuring the Steinertor, Rathaus, Gozzoburg Krems and other highlights. Of course, there will also be time for souvenir shopping and lunch. At the end of the day, we’ll take you back to your accommodation in Vienna.