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Wachau Valley Tours

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Wachau Valley
With rolling vineyards of grapes and apricots, plus a collection of more than 5,000 historic monuments, it's no wonder that the Wachau Valley is a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of Austria's most popular tourist attractions. The Danube River carves a picturesque path through the valley's towns of Melk and Krems, uniting a harmonious blend of wineries, Gothic churches, and medieval castles.
Address: Between Melk and Krems 3390, Austria

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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

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Spend a day discovering Austria’s UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley on this trip along the Danube River from Vienna. Led by a local guide, pass the vineyards, abbeys, and forests of the countryside as you learn about the area’s rich history. Top off your day trip with a boat ride (summer only) to Melk along the Danube where you visit a Benedictine abbey overlooking the river or an Austrian meal in a local restaurant (winter only). Your excursion concludes with transportation back to Vienna.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna

Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna

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Get a true taste of the Austrian countryside on this day trip to the Wachau Valley from Vienna. Your guide leads the way through charming villages and scenic landscape, making stops at UNESCO-listed sites such as the medieval town of Dürnstein. Relax with an authentic lunch at a local wine tavern (own expense) and taste the region’s best wines in a small, intimate cellar. Between May and September, your day trip will also include a Danube River cruise between the villages of Spitz and Melk.
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  • 8 hours 30 minutes
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$154.88
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Wachau Valley Kayak & Wine Tour

Wachau Valley Kayak & Wine Tour

Running for 33 kms between Melk and Krems, the Wachau valley is the most beautiful stretch of the entire Danube River. Home to rolling hills, ancient castles, picture postcard villages and steeply terraced vineyards, the Wachau also produces some of Austria's finest wines. Your private kayaking excursion, with our specialist kayak instructor and Austrian wine expert, showcases this amazing natural region like no other...
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Grand Wachau Cruise Krems - Melk - Krems

Grand Wachau Cruise Krems - Melk - Krems

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Embark on a boat tour of the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley, and admire some of the area’s loveliest scenery as you wend your way along the Danube River. Pick from several daily departure times, and set sail from Krems. As you travel to Melk and back, you’ll spy the grand Gottweig Abbey, will see the Schonbuhel Castle, and will even glimpse the ruins of Durnstein Castle, where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned. As you go, you can also dine at the on-board restaurant, if you wish (own expense).
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$39.27
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Small-Group Wachau Bike Tour with Wine-Tasting from Vienna

Small-Group Wachau Bike Tour with Wine-Tasting from Vienna

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Pedal through the UNESCO-listed landscapes of Wachau on this full-day bike tour from Vienna. Glide through the patchwork vineyards of the Danube Valley, marvel at landmarks like the Stift Melk monastery and Aggstein castle, and ride a ferry across the Danube River. Finally, sample an array of Austrian wines during a traditional wine tasting and tuck into a delicious dinner (optional) of typical Austrian cuisine.
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  • 8 hours
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Grand Wachau Cruise Melk - Krems - Melk

Grand Wachau Cruise Melk - Krems - Melk

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Nestled along the beautiful Danube River, the UNESCO–listed Wachau Valley is home to some of Austria’s most impressive historic attractions and landmarks—but the sites can only be best admired from the water. On this round-trip sightseeing tour, cruise from Melk to Krems and admire uninterrupted views over top attractions including Dürnstein Abbey, 12th-century Schönbühel Castle, and the fortified church of St. Michael.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Private Day Trip to Wachau Valley & Melk Abbey from Vienna with a local

Private Day Trip to Wachau Valley & Melk Abbey from Vienna with a local

The Wachau Valley is one of the most scenic areas to travel as a day trip from Vienna. The banks of the mighty Danube River are littered with castles, small charming villages, and some of the best vineyards in Austria. Perched on a bluff above the Danube River, the fortified Melk Abbey is one of the true gems of Austria. Not only is the Abbey one of the best Baroque buildings in Austria, but knowing the history gives you better insight into the founding of Vienna, making it an excellent side trip. Our fun and entertaining guide will make this a memorable experience for you filled with offbeat sightseeing, visitng local popular hangout places and trying the local food & drinks. It is one of the best experiences to immerse yourself into the rich Austrian culture.
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  • 5 to 8 hours
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$240.12
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