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

From US$129.60
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
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Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna
From US$129.60
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Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna
From US$129.60
Overview
Spend a day in Austria’s UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau Valley. Discover its wine, food, and monuments with a private guide for your group. Perfect for those who want an organized trip but the freedom to explore, this tour includes stops at authentic Austrian villages to sip wine in taverns, sample chocolate, and relax. Finish with a Danube river cruise to Melk Abbey before a drop-off at your Vienna hotel.
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. 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.

Your day trip then ends with the journey back to Vienna, finishing at your hotel.

Please note: In winter, the river cruise is replaced with an included lunch at a wine tavern.
Reviews (25)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2018 via mobile
Great, recommend.

IVAN...was our tour guide. I have been on a lot of tours but this was the best! Ivan the tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and personable. Ivan took the time to explain ALL about the regional grapes and the wines made from them. This tour...More

Thank TommyD136
VieExplorerTeam, Employee at Vienna Explorer Tours & Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hello TommyD136, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. Your feedback means a lot to the quality of our tours and services. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour and your discovery of the Wachau´s tasty wines.We will...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Beautiful Countryside, Informative Guide

We were pleasantly surprised to find that our group of six were the only people booked for our van on this tour. Other smaller groups were put together in two other vans. We appreciated having our guide (Amir) all to ourselves. He was very attentive...More

Thank MCate51
VieExplorerTeam, Employee at Vienna Explorer Tours & Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2018

Hello MCate51, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review. Your feedback means a lot to the quality of our tours and services. We are glad that you enjoyed your tour and your discovery of the beautiful Wachau Valley with...More

Reviewed 8 August 2018
wine tasting and abby

Our guide was a nice person, but he did not explain everything in detail. we just wasted this wine tour also because of the wine we were given for tastings were low qualities. It was not worth it

2  Thank jenniferk4768
Reviewed 20 June 2018
Fantastic

What an incredible day and the best guide, Peter. Our shared experiences and new found knowledge made this a great tour. Highly recommend. A true representation of Vienna from the Middle Ages to today’s vibrant wineries Ask for Peter Muha he makes this day come...More

1  Thank dlimarenko
VieExplorerTeam, Employee at Vienna Explorer Tours & Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Hello Dlimarenko, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your feedback means a lot to us and the quality of our services and tours. We are glad that you enjoyed your private tour in the Wachau and will forward your lovely comment...More

Reviewed 10 June 2018
Not to be missed, esp. for wine-lovers

The tour is well-organized. The wines we tasted were delicious but reasonably priced. Unfortunately some of them are not available in the U.S. Our guide and driver, Marco, is knowledgeable, friendly, and professional. He made the tour so much more enjoyable. Highly recommended.More

Thank Minxin P
VieExplorerTeam, Employee at Vienna Explorer Tours & Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Hello Minxin, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. Your feedback means a lot to us and the quality of our services and tours. We are glad that you enjoyed your private tour in the Wachau Valley and will forward your lovely...More

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Response from Minxin P | Reviewed this property |
The Abbey is closed to visitors because it is now a girls school. So you can only admire the abbey from afar.
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lynnefudge
28 June 2018|
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Response from dlimarenko | Reviewed this property |
We were only two people on this wonderful tour. The Melk Abbey is awesome. Highly recommend this tour. Ask for Peter Muha
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