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From Vienna: Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Activity provider: Vienna Explorer

From Vienna: Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Activity provider: Vienna Explorer
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Enjoy a full-day tour to Dürnstein, Weissenkirchen, Spitz, and Melk with a wine connoisseur to guide you through the region's best vineyards. Taste regional wines and schnapps with other regional products.

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Duration 9 hours
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Private or small groups available


  • 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 (at your expense)
  • Sample Wachau Valley wines at family-owned wineries
  • Try other local delicacies such as apricot jams and liqueurs
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Experience the stunning beauty of Wachau Valley and sample its white wines on a guided day trip from Vienna. Hop on a river cruise down the Danube from Spitz to Melk. Visit Melk Abbey and Weissenkirchen. Stop at a family-run tavern in Dürnstein to taste liqueurs, wines, and local delicacies.

Start the trip from Vienna and travel in a van through narrow countryside roads into the heart of the Wachau Valley. Accompanied by your driver/guide, learn about wine-making and the fascinating history and culture of the region.


Taste a variety of the valley’s dry and fruity whites and sample other local delicacies like apricot jams and liqueurs. In summer, take a boat ride on the Danube River from Spitz to Melk to soak up the beauty of the Wachau Valley. During winter, take a guided tour of the beautiful Melk Abbey.

Once in Dürnstein, enjoy free time to explore the medieval town and its colorful architecture. Learn about the castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once held prisoner. Finally, visit a heuriger, a traditional family-run Austrian wine tavern, for wine tasting.

  • Return transport
  • Live guide
  • Private tour (if option booked)
  • River cruise down the Danube River from Spitz to Melk (Mid-May to Mid-October)
  • Guided tour of Melk Abbey (March, April, November, December)
  • Wine tastings at all wineries
  • Sampling of local specialties
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
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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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Tours operate in all weather conditions
  • There will be opportunities along the way for water bottle refills
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 230 reviews

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This trip was wonderful. The guide Thomas was so nice , helpful and professional . The arrangement was so good and the transportation was very comfortable. Small group of eight of us , all nice people. I had a amazing wine tasting trip . The boat trip was beautiful too . Highly recommend to everyone for Thomas and this trip .

October 9, 2022

We had a wonderful personally tailored trip to Wachau Valley. It was a small group, just my husband and me, and 2 other travelers. Our guide Tomas was so pleasant and easy going. We went to a couple of wineries and was given time to walk around the town, then went on a boat cruise down the Danube to Melk. The boat cruise only operates until the middle of October, so I'm sure afterwards, there will be more opportunities for wine tasting or other excursions in the wine regions. Since we're there in the fall, we got to see the leaves changing color - spectacular! I learned so much about wine making, the unique regions around Vienna. Definitely worth doing!

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October 9, 2022

For wine lovers, history lovers, or simply those interested in a relaxing day away, this experience was extraordinary on many levels. From the comfy drive down the valley to the times in ancient and inviting towns, to the mini-cruise down the Danube - so much fun was packed into a time-flies afternoon.

August 22, 2022

Product ID: 18371