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Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Activity provider: Vienna Explorer
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 165.90 per person

Enjoy a full-day small group tour that takes you to Dürnstein, Weissenkirchen, Spitz, and Melk with an expert wine connoisseur to guide you through the region's best vineyards. Taste regional wines and schnapps and sample other regional products as well.

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Duration 9 hours
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  • 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
  • Sample Wachau Valley wines at family-owned wineries
Full description
Experience the stunning beauty of Austria’s most picturesque valley, noted for its spectacular white wines. The true allure of the Wachau Valley is revealed once you travel outside the city centers and onto the smaller country roads. On this full-day tour you’ll travel in a van that accommodates up to 8, and is able to maneuver the narrow roads that will take you into the heart of the Wachau Valley. Accompanied by your expert driver/guide, you’ll learn about wine-making and the fascinating history and culture of the region.   During the tour you’ll taste a wide variety of the valley’s dry and fruity whites and sample other local delicacies such as the valley’s famed apricot jams and liqueurs. You’ll have free time to explore the medieval town of Dürnstein, a highlight of the region. The town is overlooked by a castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once held prisoner. Enjoy lunch in a heuriger, a traditional family-run Austrian wine tavern. Sit back as your driver takes you through quaint villages and picturesque vineyard landscapes. End the day with a 1 hour River Cruise down the Danube River from Spitz to Melk (28th April 2018 - 7th October 2018).
  • 1-hour River Cruise down the Danube River from Spitz to Melk from the 28th April 2018 to 7th October 2018
  • 1-hour Guided Tour of Melk Abbey instead of the River Cruise from the 8th October 2018 to 30th April
  • Transport by 8-seater Mercedes van
  • Wine tastings at all wineries
  • Sampling of local specialties
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Gratuities
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

Franz-Josefs Kai 45, 1010 Vienna

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Departure time: 9:00
  • Duration: approximately 8 hours
  • Days of operation:
  • March - April: Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturday
  • May - September: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • October: Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
  • The tour departs from Franz-Josefs Kai 45, 1010 Vienna.
  • Tours operate in all weather conditions.
  • Book early as there only 8 seats available per tour. Tours sell out quickly!
  • Dress comfortably for a relaxed day of wine tasting. Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are recommended. You should wear warm clothing in case of cold weather, especially from October-April.
  • There will be opportunities along the way for water bottle refills. Don’t forget to charge your camera battery!
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 206 reviews

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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

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