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Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna
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Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna

By Vienna Explorer
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About
On this full-day tour, travel with just a small group for company to the Wachau Valley, deep in the Austrian countryside. Relax and enjoy the scenery on the coach ride to UNESCO-listed Dürnstein, where you can explore independently. Stop by the region’s legendary wine cellars for tastings, and, in the summer months, embark on a Danube River cruise.
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Duration: 8h 30m
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Highlights
  • Travel the Wachau Valley without the need to rent a car
  • Combine visits to Durnstein, the Melk Abbey, and the Danube River
  • Enjoy wine tastings, and learn all about the region's wine history
  • Comfortable, worry-free transportation in a luxury vehicle

  • 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)
What's not included
  • Lunch and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Head to the departure point in central Vienna to meet your guide and group. Board a comfortable coach, and enjoy the scenery on your way to the Wachau Valley, Austria’s wine-making epicenter. At Dürnstein, 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 the Benedictine Melk Abbey (entry included in winter tours) with panoramic views of the Danube. Stop at local wineries for tastings, see one of the valley’s oldest churches, and then savor a relaxing ride back to your departure point.

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  • 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.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Pushchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3943BOUTIQUE

    • 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
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3943BOUTIQUE

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    • 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.
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    • Vienna Explorer
      1,807
      Vienna, Austria
      Joined in May 2010
    • James L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful day cycling
      Great day cycling around the valley. The guide (Tim) was excellent, very knowledgeable about the area and the wines. The bikes were very good. There was a good balance of cycling, stopping at wineries (we stopped at two), and a wander around a lovely little village as part of lunch break. Lunch was at a local village restaurant and was perfect. Highly recommend
      Written 12 July 2024
    • 474dw
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly recommended
      Excellent tour, great bikes, and knowledgeable guide. I highly recommend. We saw and learned about all the great sites in Vienna
      Written 8 July 2024
    • lynnc979
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Was a great day ! Had a lot of fun with our guide Horst. He was knowledgeable and entertaining and made everyone laugh .
      It was a great day ! Highly recommend… Horst was fun and knowledgeable. Learned a lot and enjoyed it very much. He made everyone feel comfortable and safe as well . An excellent day
      Written 7 July 2024
    • jchristy512
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent overview tour of Vienna - highly recommended
      This was a wonderful tour to get an overview of the major highlights of Vienna, and from an air conditioned Mercedes van. Our driver was superb - this would be a particularly ideal way to see Vienna for someone who is mobility-challenged (no walking long distances). We had several stops along the way on our 3 hour tour for photographs and more detailed descriptions from our guide, Walter, whose in-depth knowledge, fascinating anecdotes and good sense of humour all contributed to a tremendous outing. Very pleasant experience. The organizer was very communicative. Highly recommended.
      Written 1 July 2024
    • 302stefaniep
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Gorgeous views and lovely wines
      Fantastic tour- tour guide was friendly, bikes were in great condition, region was beautiful, and the wines were lovely. Well paced tour- about 16-19 miles in total with the two wine tastings spaced out in morning and afternoon. Highly recommend climbing to Durnstein Castle after lunch. Requires some level of fitness but definitely doable for most. A great way to spend the day outside of Vienna. We liked Vienna Explorer so much that we did their Vienna City tour as well.
      Written 1 July 2024
    • pdb2015
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Perfect city-trip
      Vienna is amazing city, compact and full of interesting sites showcasing both history and arts. It is really easy to get around, given that many of the great sites are within walking distance, and it offers on top amazing culinary treats. We had it for some time already on out todo-list and I am happy to put a tick in the box there!
      Written 26 June 2024
    • lisal9010
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience!
      Marco is an amazing guide and he shares so many histories and interesting stories with us, and overall the trip is fun and informative! Highly recommend it!
      Written 23 June 2024
    • stephenpP1032PH
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      City sightseeing bike tour in Vienna not to be missed!
      Throughly enjoyed every minute of our interesting and informative 3 hour bike tour via Vienna Explorer, thanks to our wonderful guide Marko. During our tour Marko provided an excellent overview about Vienna historically and also general snippets about Viennese lifestyle, political and environmental points of interest. My husband and I learnt a lot in a short space of time. The ride was set at a safe, leisurely pace and encompassed numerous stops at the significant sites within Vienna central city. We totally recommend this tour and Marko as a guide. He is extremely knowledgeable, has a great sense of humour and is able to engage with participants to ensure a fabulous sightseeing option for visitors to Vienna.
      Written 23 June 2024
    • vatukola
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Worn on two wheels an a bit of courage
      Great way to see the city, and a bit more. Cycling through wien university was a real highlight. Robert was an excellent guide
      Written 20 June 2024
    • 39anja
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      must do.
      nicholas was our guide - and luckily we had a small crew - which made it so special. very much reocmmend this adventure. biking was not hard. beautiful was unparalleled. next time i will stay at one of these cute spots in the wachau valley.
      Written 19 June 2024
    • Z2490XNrocioc
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing!
      Amazing experience. Our tour guide Miguel was both friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to see the Wachau Valley in a unique way.
      Written 19 June 2024
    • W8925THheatherh
      0 contributions
      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sketch and group too BIG
      Guide was 1 star. Route 5 stars. group was too large at 13. Who leads a bike tour in jeans and no helmet? Our helmet-less guide was the only biker in the group nearly hit by a sprinter van as she was haphazardly crossing streets and she also took a spill as she rounded a corner on cobblestone. Would’ve better with smaller group and more safety minded leader. Too hard to keep 13 people together crossing congested streets. The girl at the check in counter would’ve made a better guide.
      Written 13 June 2024
    • Dream52766628069
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A wonderful Wachau Valley Tour
      This was a nice trip. Our excellent guide, Miguel, provided all attention and care we needed. The bikes were excellent and everything worked. Me and my wife fully recommend this trip.
      Written 12 June 2024
    • JamesB4948
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Loved it! Would definitely recommend.
      We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide led us through about 10 miles of Vienna city streets and parkland, discussing various historical, architectural and urban design highlights. I would definitely recommend it. If I had to offer one piece of constructive criticism, I would say that we would have enjoyed more detail and discussion on Vienna's history and its architecture.
      Written 10 June 2024
    • Q124WOstevena
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      Awesome bike tour
      Horst was our guide and he did a great job showing us Vienna. He told marvelous stories and gave us recommendations. Our teenaged children loved the bike tour also.
      Written 9 June 2024
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    Frank H
    21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Santiago was Very efficient,friendly and helpful. Scenery was stunning and wines were very nice. Following a fall (100% my fault)when the bike was unrideable the boss delivered a replacement so I could continue-fantastic service. Thank you so much Santiago and Max
    Written 16 October 2022
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    Hello, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and that you could finish it depite the accident. We are looking forward to welcome you back in Austria. Best regards, Vienna Explorer
    Written 14 November 2022
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    CABLover80
    Orange County, CA50 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2022
    We absolutely loved this tour! We had spent a lot of time in several cities, so it was so great to get out into the country and especially the wine region of Austria. Our guide was Tim and he was so knowledgeable and great tour guide. We were there in Nov so we did not get to do the river cruise, but were able to visit the Monastery, which was interesting and had beautiful views of the valley and town below. The wines we were able to drink were some of the best in the region. If you are a wine nerd like us or just interested in learning more about wine, Tim and the local wineries we went to shared so much and it was so interesting to learn more about this wine region. Highly recommend this tour! Thank you Tim for being a great guide!
    Written 12 January 2023
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    Cassandra L
    Toronto, Canada24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022
    My husband and I really enjoyed our electric bike tour in June 2022 with our tour guide, Paulo. We had a private tour that lasted about 5 hours. It was a little longer than we expected but being on electric bikes made it easier and very enjoyable. It was a great experience and way to see many parts of Vienna which would not be accessible by foot because it would take far too long. Paulo was very nice and informative, and offered a lot of stories and history about the city. We really enjoyed his company and would highly recommend his tour!
    Written 14 November 2022
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    sssteveg
    Haifa, Israel1,820 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2023 • Friends
    We were 6 passengers in an 8 seat minivan, on our Hidden Wachau Valley tour with Vienna Explorer. Our guide was Marco. The tour was great fun. We visited 2 wineries, had lunch at a Heurigen (Austrian wine tavern), and took an hour boat ride on the Danube. Marco was a fine guide, and he knew all the vintners personally, which made for an enjoyable tour.
    Written 22 July 2023
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    Hi Steve, Thank you for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and i will make sure to forward the positive feedback to Marco. We would love to welcome you back some day! Best regards, Vienna Explorer
    Written 29 July 2023
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    goblue07
    Boston, MA15 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2024 • Family
    The wine valley is beautiful. The winemakers we visited were nice but not special and not representative of the best wines we have tried in Austria. These are the commercial producers and the wine tasting rooms are neither beautiful or extraordinary. We very much enjoyed our guide, Marco, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, with extraordinary English.
    Written 29 June 2024
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    Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent visit. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the beauty of the wine valley and appreciated Marco's enthusiasm and knowledge. Your feedback regarding the winemakers and tasting rooms is invaluable as we strive to enhance our offerings. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Vienna soon for an even more exceptional experience. Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
    Written 13 July 2024
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    123alexander456
    Ottawa, Canada11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful day day travelling along the Danube river. Tim was a great guide in showing us the backroads, some wineries and Melk Abbey. Enjoyed our cruise. Relaxing day. Highly recommend Tim as a guide.
    Written 12 June 2023
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    Hi Alex, Thank you for leaving this review. I will forward the positive feedback to Timothy! We are glad you enjoyed the tour and would love to welcome you back some time in the future :) Best regards, Vienna Explorer
    Written 18 June 2023
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    Trail07744588692
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023 • Couples
    It was a fantastic day out, great guide, great scenery, great wines and great food - great company too. The boat trip was a nice add on, slow relaxed cruise with great views. Would recommend
    Written 15 August 2023
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    Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. We are glad you enjoyed the tour and we would love to welcome you back some time in the future :) Best regards, Vienna Explorer
    Written 19 August 2023
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    Teresa B
    Lake Wylie, SC212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 8 July 2022
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    Connie L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2022
    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 4 June 2022
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    JST
    West Bloomfield, MI6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A great relaxing day. Tim our driver/guide was knowledgeable, fun, great driver! Met great people. Wineries were tasty and beautiful! River cruise was serene. We had perfect weather so it made it even better day! Definitely worth it, if you want escape city tours!!
    Written 3 September 2022
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