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Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna provided by Vienna Explorer

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Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna

Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna
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Tour snapshot
Discover the Austrian countryside outside Vienna on a private day trip
Duration:
8–9 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Spend a day in Austria’s UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau Valley. Discover its wine, food, and monuments with a private guide for your group. Perfect for those who want an organized trip but the freedom to explore, this tour includes stops at authentic Austrian villages to sip wine in taverns, sample chocolate, and relax. Finish with a Danube river cruise to Melk Abbey before a drop-off at your Vienna hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, Spanish
Highlights
  • Taste esteemed Wachau Valley wine at carefully selected authentic taverns
  • Experience the Danube river on a cruise to the Benedictine Melk Abbey (summer tours only)
  • Waste no time finding meeting points with a handy Vienna hotel pickup
What to expect
Leave your Vienna hotel by minivan and travel from the city to the UNESCO-listed countryside of the Wachau Valley. As the region is known for its wine, your first stop is at a traditional tavern (heurigen), where you sample five famous varietals. Continue to Dürnstein, a UNESCO-listed town to sample products typically made there. Chow down on chocolate, fruit preserves, and schnapps. Then, enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense). After a second wine tasting in the village of Weissenkirchen, head to Sptiz, where the waters of the stunning Danube await. Summer tours allow you to soak up sights of riverside vineyards, castles, and monuments as you cruise along the river to Melk and then hop out to explore Melk Abbey at leisure; winter tours include a traditional lunch. Your day trip then ends with the journey back to Vienna, finishing at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8-9 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English, Italian, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Taste esteemed Wachau Valley wine at carefully selected authentic taverns
  • Experience the Danube river on a cruise to the Benedictine Melk Abbey (summer tours only)
  • Waste no time finding meeting points with a handy Vienna hotel pickup
What to expect
Leave your Vienna hotel by minivan and travel from the city to the UNESCO-listed countryside of the Wachau Valley. As the region is known for its wine, your first stop is at a traditional tavern (heurigen), where you sample five famous varietals. Continue to Dürnstein, a UNESCO-listed town to sample products typically made there. Chow down on chocolate, fruit preserves, and schnapps. Then, enjoy some free time for lunch (own expense). After a second wine tasting in the village of Weissenkirchen, head to Sptiz, where the waters of the stunning Danube await. Summer tours allow you to soak up sights of riverside vineyards, castles, and monuments as you cruise along the river to Melk and then hop out to explore Melk Abbey at leisure; winter tours include a traditional lunch. Your day trip then ends with the journey back to Vienna, finishing at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3943WACHAU_P
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private minivan
  • Private guide
  • 1 wine tasting
  • 1-hour River Cruise on the Danube (Summer only:May 1 - October 5)
  • Lunch (Winter only: October 6 - April 30)
  • Entry / admission to Melk Abbey
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch in Summer (May 1 - October 5)
Duration
8–9 hours
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up all travelers from their central Vienna hotel. Please provide your hotel details upon booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private minivan
  • Private guide
  • 1 wine tasting
  • 1-hour River Cruise on the Danube (Summer only:May 1 - October 5)
  • Lunch (Winter only: October 6 - April 30)
  • Entry / admission to Melk Abbey
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch in Summer (May 1 - October 5)
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We pick up all travelers from their central Vienna hotel. Please provide your hotel details upon booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8–9 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Oct 15, 2020
A note from Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna
Please bring a face mask to wear in the van
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

4.5
17 reviews
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Kacie M
Willowville, OH32 contributions
We loved the day we spent with Jan in the Wachau Valley! He was incredibly knowledgeable and had an easy going personality. Gorgeous countryside, great wine, excellent lunch stop, cruise was very nice, and the Melk Abbey was beautiful. We had a perfect mix of car time versus activity time. This is not to be missed when visiting Vienna. We actually enjoyed this more than our time in the city! Thank you, Jan!
Written May 17, 2019
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wee yee l
1 contribution
Solo
The whole trip was well planned and very enjoyable. Wineries and lunch places chosen was great. Guide Hugo was fun, caring and knowledgeable. Had a great time!
I didn't have problems this time, however, would suggest to tour agency that a wine tasting tour should be prepared some space for the participants to buy wine. This group didn't get much but some of the wine tasting groups I've joined have bought a lot of bottles and would have been a problem for this trip.
It is otherwise a highly recommended trip!!
Written October 26, 2019
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VieExplorerTeam
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Hugo will be very pleased to read this. We are glad you had an amazing time in the Wachau Valley and we would love to welcome you back in the future Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
Written October 27, 2019
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ALZ
8 contributions
Couples
My husband and I did the Wachau Valley Private Tour with Marco. We had a wonderful time. Marco was very engaging and knowledgeable about the area and the wine. We highly recommend this tour and Marco as a guide. We have already decided to return back to Austria next summer!
Written August 21, 2019
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Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Marco will be very pleased to read your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your time in the Wachau Valley and hope to see you back in the future on one of our tours :) Kind regards Vienna Explorer
Written August 30, 2019
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jennifer k
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Our guide was a nice person, but he did not explain everything in detail.
we just wasted this wine tour also because of the wine we were given for tastings were low qualities.
It was not worth it
Written August 7, 2018
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Jamie H
Glendora, CA144 contributions
Couples
The driver didn’t know that lunch was included with our private tour as the cruise was not an option in November, which led to an awkward and embarrassing situation at lunch. The car he used had a strong odor and there was stains on the seat. The side of car on passenger door was slightly damaged as well. There was no bottle of waters provided during the drive which I found interesting since in less expensive small group tours with other companies they always have bottle water easily within reach. The driver Adnun did try to make conversation but the entire trip felt awkward especially after the lunch issue.
Written November 12, 2019
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VieExplorerTeam
Dear customer, first of all, thank you very much for booking our "Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna". Also, we appreciate that you are taking your time to review our tour and share your tour experience with us. Your feedback is very important to us and we use this to improve our tours and get better in what we love to do: providing amazing tour experiences. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your tour on a 5 star level - which is actually our target. Our tour description is clear about the inclusions and exclusions of our tours. Also our professional guides are aware of this so I can only imagine that there must have been some kind of misunderstanding. I have followed this up with your guide and your lunch was taken care of and included. The reason why the tour you have booked is fairly high-priced is, that you booked a private tour and you had the guide and the van to yourself for an entire day. We also offer a Small Group version of this tour. We apologize though, that the van was not in the perfect state that it usually is and your guide has informed us about this on the day of the tour and we have already had it professionally cleaned and polished. We appreciate your feedback, thank you. If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to send us an email to info@viennaexplorer.com and we will follow this up. All the best, Vienna Explorer
Written November 14, 2019
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scubacity
Washington DC, DC18 contributions
Family
We were a family group 10 with kids and teens from American and the UK. We had such a great day with Vienna Explorer. Great communication beforehand. Our guide Hugo was FANTASTIC. So informative. Great with kids. Super fun. All and all a great day! Would highly recommend!!
Written August 10, 2019
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VieExplorerTeam
Hello Scubacity, Thank you very much for writing this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your private tour with Hugo. He is definitely one of our best guides and he will be more than happy to read your lovely feedback. All the best, Vienna Explorer
Written August 12, 2019
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3Vic3
NJ50 contributions
Couples
Melk Abby is beautiful. Tour was just A good amount of information I was disappointed we did not have time to see the gardens which was the reason we had reversed the itinerary. Boat ride Nice though not spectacular, we did see some castle ruins and a storm was coming in Next tour was a small historic village, which was primarily shopping. The Corpus Christi festival had just ended so there was a live band in town
Ended at the winery where we got not just a taste but full glasses this was a lovely location. The trip was pricey but we never would have found this on our own. Driver Hugo picked us up right on time, kindly dropped us off at Schunbrunn Palace for the evening concert and arranged with the winery to pack a snack to go
It was a very nice day and did not rain on us until we were waiting for the concert 😅
Written July 1, 2019
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VieExplorerTeam
Hello 3Vic3, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your private tour despite not being able to spend some time in the Gardens of the Melk Abbey. Unfortunately, we have to respect some time constraints on the tour, so that you have some time to discover and enjoy the rest of the Wachau Valley, which is just as beautiful and interesting as the Melk Abbey and its gardens. Anyway, we hope to see you again in Vienna and would be glad to organize another private tour for you and help you discover the rest of Austria. All the best, Vienna Explorer
Written July 2, 2019
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dlimarenko
Naples, FL25 contributions
Couples
What an incredible day and the best guide, Peter. Our shared experiences and new found knowledge made this a great tour. Highly recommend. A true representation of Vienna from the Middle Ages to today’s vibrant wineries Ask for Peter Muha he makes this day come alive
Written June 20, 2018
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Hello Dlimarenko, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your feedback means a lot to us and the quality of our services and tours. We are glad that you enjoyed your private tour in the Wachau and will forward your lovely comment to your tour guide Peter. We hope to see you again in Vienna and would be happy to organize another tour for you. All the best, Vienna Explorer
Written June 21, 2018
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traveler2002oct
Frisco, TX65 contributions
Friends
James was our tour guide, he was an excellent guide and was very knowledgeable of the area. We also had Yolo as a guide, he was joining the tour with James to learn. He was also very knowledgeable of Austria and the wine country area. The visit to Melk was very nice as was the town of Dürnstein. Loved the wineries that were selected. Overall an Excellent Experience
Written April 16, 2018
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your tour and will forward your lovely feedback to James and 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 April 19, 2018
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Yen H
Fort Lee, NJ47 contributions
We were a group of 3 and really enjoyed our tour. Our guide was Marcos, very knowledgeable. A very good guide. We enjoyed the wine tasting very much.

We wish Viator would offer customers an option to choose between an extra wine tasting experience instead of the boat tour to the Abbey.

To be honest, we were a bit bored on the boat after 30 minutes. Overall, we enjoyed the tour and definitely recommend it.
Written May 24, 2019
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VieExplorerTeam
Hello Yen, Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. Marco will be very pleased to read this :) We hope to see you back on one of our tours in the future. Kind Regards, Vienna Explorer
Written May 27, 2019
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Absolute Magic!
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Brilliant Day Trip
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BOOK IT! You will not regret it
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Relaxed and beautiful day
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