Explore Wachau Valley, Austria’s premier winemaking region, on a full-day tour with a private guide! After leaving Vienna, travel into the heart of the romantic region and enjoy two wine tastings. Sip on light Wachau Valley wines, and then visit the UNESCO-listed town of Dürnstein to sample locally produced schnapps, chocolate and more. If your tour takes place in the summer, you'll then enjoy a Danube River cruise to Melk; alternatively, if you travel in the winter months, enjoy a long lunch at a wine tavern. Your day finishes with a trip to Melk’s impressive Benedictine monastery – Melk Abbey -- before returning to Vienna.
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Vienna Explorer Tours & Day Trips, ViennaYour professional driver/guide will pick you up from your centrally locacted hotel in Vienna. Please provide your hotel details. From Vienna it takes approximately 1 hours to get to the Wachau Valley.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Krems an Der DonauThe Wachau Valley stretches from Krems to MelkStop At: Durnstein Castle, Durnstein, Lower AustriaAfter the first wine tasting we visit the medieval village of Durnstein, where King Richard Lionheart was once held captive. Stroll through the tiny cobble stone streets or hike up to the ruins of Durnstein Castle and enjoy a stunning view over the Wachau ValleyDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Weingut Hermenegild MangEnjoy a local lunch at a traditional family-owned winery (not included) and enjoy a glass of wine among the localsDuration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Yachthafen Spitz an der DonauEnjoy a 1 hours river cruise on the Danube from Spitz to MelkDuration: 1 hour 10 minutesStop At: Melk Abbey, Melk, Lower AustriaMelk Abbey is one cultural and architectual highlights of the Wachau Valley.Duration: 1 hour