Wachau Day Trip from Vienna

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Explore Austria's natural beauty and wine region with a day tour to the Wachu Valleys from Vienna. A local guide will take you aboard a luxury minivan through the area's beautiful landscapes and villages such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Dürnstein.

During the tour you will make several stops at places of interest so you can take your best photos. Enjoy a traditional lunch (not included) and taste exquisite regional wines in a small local wine cellar. The activity includes a cruise on the Danube between May and September, or a guided tour of Melk Abbey in the winter season.

  • 1-day trip through Wachau from Vienna with local guide
  • Visit historic villages such as Dürnstein
  • Travel in a comfortable minivan from Vienna
  • Enjoy a tasting of local wines
  • Participate in a small group of about 8 people
  • Depending on the date chosen, includes a cruise on the Danube or entrance to Melk Abbey

What’s included

  • Excursion to the Wachau from Vienna
  • Transport in an 8-seater luxury vehicle
  • Expert driver/guide
  • Wine tasting and local specialities

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Step by Step

Enjoy a 1-day excursion to the Wachau from Vienna and discover Austria's wine heritage and its wonderful valleys and landscapes. The activity will be led by a local guide, who will take you aboard a comfortable minivan to tour the region's picturesque villages and points of interest such as:

  • Burgruine Dürnstein: stunning medieval UNESCO World Heritage Site village perched on a steep cliff above the Danube. It is the place where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. The ruined castle of Aggstein is one of its main attractions.
  • Vinoteca Dürnstein: a local Austrian tavern visited by many locals, where you can enjoy delicious regional food. Expenses are on your own.
  • Danube River: if your excursion is in summer, you can cruise the Blue Danube for 1 hour on a river cruise between the villages of Spitz and Melk.
  • Melk Abbey: if your tour is in winter, you will have your entrance with guided tour to Melk Abbey, one of the most famous Christian monuments in the world, founded in 1089. It is located on a rocky hilltop above the city, from where you have a wonderful view of the Danube river.

You will have free time to explore each place and take the best souvenir pictures. You can visit a small and typical wine cellar to taste the flavours of the local wine and other specialities. The activity is done with a small group of about 8 people to guarantee a closer and more personalised experience.

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4.8
· 450 Reviews
  • J
    Josefina
    5
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    The walk along the Danube River was most relaxing and the views were spectacular.
  • V
    Valeria
    5
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    I found it to be an accurate tour. I really felt that the guide, who was most cordial at all times, did not "beat around the bush", but took us to the best places with the best views without deviating.
  • L
    Leo
    5
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    A perfect experience.
  • A
    Alejandro
    5
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    A perfect way to spend the day, the Wachau Valley is amazing.
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