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

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Overview
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.
Highlights
  • Discover the Austrian countryside outside Vienna on a private day trip
  • 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all travelers from their central Vienna hotel. Please provide your hotel details upon booking.
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private minivan
  • Private guide
  • 1 wine tasting
  • Tasting of local specialities
  • 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
  • Entry/Admission - Yachthafen Spitz an der Donau
  • Entry/Admission - Melk Abbey
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch in Summer (May 1 - October 5)
  • River Cruise in Winter (October - April)
  • Entry/Admission - Weingut Hermenegild Mang
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • 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
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 30 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 15 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 14 and 29 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 13 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 21 August 2019 via mobile

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...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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VieExplorerTeam, Leiter Front Office at Vienna Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2019

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...More

Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

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!...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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VieExplorerTeam, Front Office Manager at Vienna Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2019

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...More

Reviewed 1 July 2019

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...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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VieExplorerTeam, Front Office Manager at Vienna Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2019

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...More

Reviewed 24 May 2019 via mobile

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...More

Thank Yen H
VieExplorerTeam, Front Office Manager at Vienna Explorer, responded to this reviewResponded 27 May 2019

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

Reviewed 17 May 2019 via mobile

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...More

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