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Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna

Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna
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Tour snapshot
Travel the Wachau Valley without the need to rent a car
Duration:
8h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
8
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
On this full-day, guided tour, travel with a small group to the Wachau Valley deep in the Austrian countryside. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the coach ride to UNESCO-listed Durnstein, where you can explore independently. Stop by one of the region’s legendary wine cellars for a tasting, and, in the summer months, make a Danube River crossing between Melk and Spitz.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the valley's history from your guide
  • Combine visits to Durnstein, the Melk Abbey, and the Danube River
  • Enjoy an included wine tasting at a local winery
  • Comfortable, worry-free transportation in a luxury vehicle
What to expect
Head to the departure point in central Vienna to meet your guide and group. Board a comfortable tour coach, and enjoy the scenery on your way to the Wachau Valley, Austria’s wine-making epicenter. At Durnstein, a UNESCO-listed medieval town, your guide will tell you its history, give you an orientation, and then set you free to explore independently. Meet your group for lunch (at your own expense) in a local wine tavern, and then reboard the coach to head deeper into the valley. During summer, stop for a Danube River crossing between the villages of Melk and Spitz. Once you reach Melk, visit a 1089 Benedictine abbey (entry included in winter tours) with panoramic views of the Danube. Stop at a small, local winery for a tasting, see one of the valley’s oldest churches, and then savor a relaxing ride back to your departure point.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the valley's history from your guide
  • Combine visits to Durnstein, the Melk Abbey, and the Danube River
  • Enjoy an included wine tasting at a local winery
  • Comfortable, worry-free transportation in a luxury vehicle
What to expect
Head to the departure point in central Vienna to meet your guide and group. Board a comfortable tour coach, and enjoy the scenery on your way to the Wachau Valley, Austria’s wine-making epicenter. At Durnstein, a UNESCO-listed medieval town, your guide will tell you its history, give you an orientation, and then set you free to explore independently. Meet your group for lunch (at your own expense) in a local wine tavern, and then reboard the coach to head deeper into the valley. During summer, stop for a Danube River crossing between the villages of Melk and Spitz. Once you reach Melk, visit a 1089 Benedictine abbey (entry included in winter tours) with panoramic views of the Danube. Stop at a small, local winery for a tasting, see one of the valley’s oldest churches, and then savor a relaxing ride back to your departure point.
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Transport in luxury 8-seater vehicle
  • Full-day accompaniment by expert driver/guide
  • Wine tastings and local specialties
  • 70-minute Danube river cruise (May to September only)
Exclusions
  • Lunch and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
8h 30m
Departure details
  • Vienna Explorer, Franz-Josefs-Kai 45, 1010 Wien, Austria This tour starts from our tour office, located at Franz Josefs Kai 45 (Metro U2 / U4 Schottenring, take exit “Schottenring” or “Salztorbrücke”. Hotel pick up can be arranged upon request. Please contact the local tour operator directly.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Danube river cruise operates between May and September only. In the winter months entrance and one-hour guided tour of Melk Abbey will be included as a replacement
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Inclusions
  • Transport in luxury 8-seater vehicle
  • Full-day accompaniment by expert driver/guide
  • Wine tastings and local specialties
  • 70-minute Danube river cruise (May to September only)
Exclusions
  • Lunch and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Vienna Explorer, Franz-Josefs-Kai 45, 1010 Wien, Austria This tour starts from our tour office, located at Franz Josefs Kai 45 (Metro U2 / U4 Schottenring, take exit “Schottenring” or “Salztorbrücke”. Hotel pick up can be arranged upon request. Please contact the local tour operator directly.
Duration
8h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Danube river cruise operates between May and September only. In the winter months entrance and one-hour guided tour of Melk Abbey will be included as a replacement
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jul 30, 2020
A note from Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna
Please bring a face mask to wear in the van
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Vienna Explorer
    Franz-Josefs-Kai 45, 1010 Wien, Austria
    This tour starts from our tour office, located at Franz Josefs Kai 45 (Metro U2 / U4 Schottenring, take exit “Schottenring” or “Salztorbrücke”. Hotel pick up can be arranged upon request. Please contact the local tour operator directly.
    See address & details
  • Pass by
    Wachau Valley
    Burgruine Duernstein
    Vinotake Duernstein
    Danube River
    Melk Abbey
  • You'll return to the starting point
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CAtakemeonatrip
Los Angeles, CA44 contributions
We had an amazing day along the beautiful Danube River! Tomas was our guide and he took such great care of our group. He pointed out sites along the way and shared the perfect amount of information.

The wine tastings and traditional lunch were a true highlight. Tomas is very knowledgeable about wine and has a real passion for this region. The day was topped off with a cruise down the Danube in a giant river boat that was only at about 5% capacity. There was plenty of space to spread out and relax as you glide down the river and enjoy the amazing scenery.

I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this tour to anyone visiting Vienna. It’s a really wonderful change of pace from the hectic pace in Vienna. If you book it, I hope you’re fortunate enough to have Tomas as your guide!
Written June 29, 2022
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Teresa B
Lake Wylie, SC151 contributions
We explored the Wachau valley with Thomas. He graciously guided us through the wineries and to a great restaurant in St. Michael. He was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful. We were also able to explore Durnstein old town. Every element was exceptional. Thank you Thomas for great day in Austria.
Written July 8, 2022
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Connie L
1 contribution
Our guide Tomas was excellent! He was so knowledgable about the area and about the wineries. The lunch stop was excellent and his suggestions about the food, wine and the strudel were spot on. I highly recommend this tour it was a wonderful day and worth the time.
Written June 4, 2022
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suathong
Singapore, Singapore740 contributions
Couples
We took the Hidden Wachau Valley tour. We joined a couple from Minnesota for the tour. This relaxing and leisurely paced tour, with two wine-tasting sessions, suited us well. We spent some time at Durnstein and strolled by the Danube. A 70-minute boat cruise between Spitz and Melk enabled us to enjoy the beautiful scenery. A highly enjoyable tour.
Written July 7, 2019
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VieExplorerTeam
Hello Suathong, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour in the Wachau Valley. We hope to see you again in Vienna ! All the best, Vienna Explorer
Written August 8, 2019
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gabs0311
1 contribution
Couples
After staying in Vienna for two days, we were ready to see the countryside and taste Austrian wine! The van was very comfortable and our tour guide, Tomas, was great. Driving throughout Wachau Valley, Tomas was extremely knowledgeable of the area and various wineries. We saw the vineyards, had several tastings, explored the town of Dürnstein, and took a boat ride to Melk. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore beyond the city.
Written July 7, 2019
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VieExplorerTeam
Hello Gabs0311, Thank you very much for leaving this lovely review. We are glad that you had a great time on the tour with Tomas. We hope to see you again in Vienna and would love to welcome you back on one of our tours. All the best, Vienna Explorer
Written August 8, 2019
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sabatman2000
Lakewood, NJ3 contributions
Solo
Thomas our guide was excellent: well informed engaging and patient
The itinerary was what I expected and comprehensive
Written July 15, 2019
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VieExplorerTeam
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are glad you had an amazing trip to the Wachau Valley, Tomas will be pleased to read your kind words. We hope to see you back sometime in the future :) Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
Written July 22, 2019
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Jolene M
3 contributions
We booked this day trip from Vienna to do a little wine tasting and see some of the countryside around Vienna. We were not disappointed! Our guide, Ivan, was friendly and very knowledgeable about the area, its history and the intricacies of wine culture. His insights made the trip all the more interesting. We visited two local wineries in the Wachau Valley and the Medieval town of Durnstein, where we had a pre-arranged lunch in a local restaurant followed by a 70-minute cruise down the Danube on a public ferry boat. The scenery was beautiful and narration was provided on the ferry as we sailed past different points of interest on our way to Melk Abbey. The wines were excellent and very reasonably priced (most we sampled were 10 Euros or less (about $11.50 at the current exchange rate). The tour group max is 8 people, there were 7 on our outing. The other guests were very friendly and we had quite a good time together. The tour vehicle was a newer model, full-size Ford van that really was comfortable to ride in. We made arrangements with the tour company to be picked up and dropped back off at our hotel, which really worked out great for us since we didn't want to carry everything back on public transport. I'm pretty sure a taxi would have been more expensive. All in all, it was a great day and a highlight of our trip to Vienna. I highly recommend this tour!
Written July 13, 2019
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VieExplorerTeam
Hello Jolene, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Ivan will be very pleased to read this. We are glad that you had an amazing time on our tour and we hope to see you back in the future :) Kind regards, Vienna Exoplorer
Written July 14, 2019
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njfarmb0y
USA27 contributions
Couples
We took this tour to try some Austrian Wines and River cruise on the Danube.
Our driver Tomas was very knowledgeable and professional. The tastings were done nicely and we had anywhere between 7-10 wines. The lunch place doesn't take charge cards, please bring cash The river cruise was very relaxing and overall a very pleasant day out of Vienna.
Written July 12, 2019
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VieExplorerTeam
Helllo, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We are glad that you had a very good time on our Hidden Wachau tour And we hope to see you back in the future :)
Written July 13, 2019
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MJW
Franklin, IN1 contribution
For $150, we mistakenly assumed we would be visiting more than 2 wineries. It began with an hour drive out to wine country, but sitting in the back of the van, we weren’t able to hear anything our driver said. When we got to our first stop, we asked him to wear the headset hanging in the van but he said he’d never used it before...so we continued to sit in silence and confusion in the back of the van.

Having taken several tours like this in different cities, the guide makes or breaks the tour. We don’t even know our guide’s name and he never introduced himself nor did he do anything to encourage the group to get to know each other.

After visiting two wineries, we took a boat cruise on the Danube and that was easily the best part of the trip.

If you book this tour, realize that you’ll get about 10 tastings between two wineries, which means each taste will cost more than a full bottle of wine costs (we were pleasantly surprised that wines were $7-8 a bottle).
Written July 10, 2019
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Carey1961
Olney, UK109 contributions
Iolo was a great guide and kept up his enthusiasm all day for the wine and for the beautiful countryside we went through . We were in a group of five people and this was perfect. We were driven out to Wachau and then cycled from Krem, it’s a fair cycle but the plentiful stops , wine tasting and great choice of restaurant at Dürnstein split up the cycling so it didn’t feel too much even for a bit of an oldie such as myself !
The bikes were all well maintained and Iolo made sure all necessary adjustments were made to the bikes before we set off so we had a comfortable ride. Highly recommend this wonderful tour.
Written September 22, 2018
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Hello Carey1961, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. Your feedback means a lot to the quality of our tours and services. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour and your discovery of the beautiful Wachau Valley and its tasty wines and food. We will forward your comment to your tour guide Iolo. We hope to see you again in Vienna and would be happy to welcome you back on one of our tours. All the best, Vienna Explorer
Written September 25, 2018
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