Lower Austria
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  • Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

    1. Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

    Experience a romantic sightseeing tour by bus and boat from Vienna, introducing you to the beauty of the Wachau and Danube Valleys. One of the most prominent tourist destinations in Lower Austria, the Wachau Valley is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural and agricultural history, and it also attracts epicureans with its food and wine. You will explore the River Danube as it flows around picturesque villages and steep vineyards. The many ancient castles testify to the former importance of the river as a trade and traffic route. One of these is the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where, according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was kept imprisoned, and was eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel. You will take a romantic boat trip along the legendary Danube and go to the heart of the Wachau wine-growing region at the old city of Krems. A highlight of the to...

    The entire day waa fantastic. The abbey inside is spectacular. The day was very well planned. All went smoothly. Very clean bus. Very good driver and guide. Enough time spent at each point. The transfer to the boat was great and well planned. The cruise on river was amazing

  • Grape Grazing: Wachau Valley Winery Biking Tour

    2. Grape Grazing: Wachau Valley Winery Biking Tour

    Discover the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley on this full-day biking and wine tasting excursion in Austria’s most beautiful valley, voted the Best Historic Destination in the World in 2008. Enjoy a glorious day of sipping, swirling, and casual cycling through the country’s most famous wine-making regions. World-renown for its quality white wines, stunning villages, and breathtaking scenery, the Wachau Valley is the perfect place to enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Arrive by train and then hop on your bike to explore with your expert guide. Breathe in the fresh country air as you cycle by historic towns, charming villages, and spectacular scenery. Stopping at local wineries, you’ll sample dry and fruity whites as well as other delicacies, like the valley’s famed apricot jams and liqueurs. During free time, explore the medieval town of Dürnstein, a wel...

    Fantastic experience in a Wonderful place, really well prepared and nice guide. My young boy met a friend and lives an experience with people coming from many countries. Really fantastic

  • From Krems: Wachau Valley River Cruise on the Danube

    3. From Krems: Wachau Valley River Cruise on the Danube

    From the end of March to the beginning of November, the proud red-and-white fleet will take you on a daily leisurely cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau. A boat trip through the Wachau is an experience in every season. In spring, the apricot and fruit trees are in full bloom, whilst in the summer drive past baroque monasteries and medieval castles under a bright blue sky. In in the autumn, you can see a natural spectacle when the vineyards turn red-gold and shimmer in the afternoon sun. Your ship will allow you to travel in comfort through Wachau. These ships have huge sundecks with plenty of seating, as well as a partial roof and a beautiful all-around view which contribute to the perfect experience. Let yourself be pampered in the onboard restaurants, where a varied food and beverage package offered. The menu focuses on regional products and modern interpretations ...

    The only thing we wish is that where we had to go to get tickets was more explained to us in advance. I was led to believe that we could print our tickets at home. Thankfully a stranger helped us not only find the dock our boat would be at but suggest we go ask upstairs at the ticket office. After that all went well. Thank you

  • Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

    4. Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

    Experience the stunning beauty of Austria’s most picturesque valley, noted for its spectacular white wines. The true allure of the Wachau Valley is revealed once you travel outside the city centers and onto the smaller country roads. On this full-day tour you’ll travel in a van that accommodates up to 8, and is able to maneuver the narrow roads that will take you into the heart of the Wachau Valley. Accompanied by your expert driver/guide, you’ll learn about wine-making and the fascinating history and culture of the region.   During the tour you’ll taste a wide variety of the valley’s dry and fruity whites and sample other local delicacies such as the valley’s famed apricot jams and liqueurs. You’ll have free time to explore the medieval town of Dürnstein, a highlight of the region. The town is overlooked by a castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once held prisoner. Enjoy lunch in ...

    An amazing day from start to finish! You don't need to be a lover of wine to enjoy this execurison. It's intimate, due to small group, filled with visits to several attractions along the valley. Our tour guide, Iolo, was great fun, full of stories and always great with answering any questiond. Highly recommend this trip.

  • Vienna: Melk Abbey, Wachau, Danube Valley Private Trip

    5. Vienna: Melk Abbey, Wachau, Danube Valley Private Trip

    Travel in comfort to the picturesque Wachau and Danube Valleys following the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Admire stunning landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Site status, enjoying a full-day trip from Vienna. Explore fabulous places and hidden gems along the way. Sightsee each different village on your own and discover beautiful sights. Stop in Krems where all looks like time has frozen. Walk through Krems Old Town and see Steinertor, Rathaus, and Gozzoburg Krems. See ancient ruins of Dürnstein Castle. According to legend, Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, and eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel. Get to the Spitz and experience a fantastic boat cruise to reach Melk. See wild Austrian landscapes while relaxing. Walk to the ruins of Hinterhaus Castle dated from the XI century, with some prime views of Lower Au...

  • Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Trip

    6. Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Trip

    Travel through Lower Austria and enjoy local, stunning scenery during your full-day trip. Discover the beauty of Lower Silesia with views of the salt lakes, vineyards, and mountains. Start with a pickup from your accommodation in Vienna and follow the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Admire stunning landscapes to reach the famous Melk Abbey, Salzburg, and Hallstatt. Melk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque Ensembles and is located on top of the hill. Walk around Abbey Park with the baroque garden Pavillion. Marvel at the architecture. Step inside where your guide will lead you through Abbey Museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library, and church with its amazing chapels and decorations. Move to beautiful Hallstatt village, Austria’s oldest and possibly most photographed village famous for its salt product...

  • Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey Private Tour

    7. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey Private Tour

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey on this private tour with transfers. Enter Schönbrunn Palace with skip-the-line tickets and admire the elaborate designs of its rooms and gardens. Visit Melk Abbey and be impressed by its location on the hilltop. Your tour begins at your accommodation in Vienna, from where the driver will take you to Schönbrunn Palace. Avoid the long queue thanks to your included skip-the-line tickets and enjoy exclusive knowledge from your private guide. Explore the palace's magnificent interiors, learn its fascinating history, and discover Austrian heritage. Explore Rococo-style apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. Step inside over 40 rooms and hear fascinating stories spanning 3 centuries from your guide. Be charmed by the palace's beautiful gardens around see Schönbrunn's unique synthesis of Baroque art. After Schönbrunn, hit the road wi...

  • From Vienna: Full-Day Kickbike Tour through Wachau

    8. From Vienna: Full-Day Kickbike Tour through Wachau

    Begin the day with a pick-up from central Vienna and then board the Mercedes Viano minibus. From there, you will head to the UNESCO World Heritage site Wachau. Enjoy a short walk through Stift Melk before hopping on the awaiting cross bikes. Take a leisurely ride through the old town while on the bicycle, then take a break at a traditional butcher shop for snacks and sandwiches. Once you are finished with your snacks, cruise along a road that twists through the scenic areas of Wachau.  Before you ride down the first hill, you will be given the opportunity to visit the old castle Aggstein. This route will be filled with sharp curves at a high level of speed. Proceed to board the ferry to cross the Danube River. After docking, ride your bike to your wine tasting. Get a taste of unique Austrian wine and an optional typical dinner. At 6:00pm, you will return to Vienna and dropped back off a...

  • Vienna: Melk Abbey and Salzburg Trip with Private Transfer

    9. Vienna: Melk Abbey and Salzburg Trip with Private Transfer

    Drive through Lower Austria and enjoy local beautiful scenery during a full-day trip. Visit Melk Abbey and Salzburg with the comfort of a private transfer. Be picked up at your accommodation in Vienna and follow the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Admire stunning landscapes to reach the famous Melk Abbey. Melk Abbey, located on the top of a hill, is an impressive Baroque abbey. Walk around and explore its park. Marvel at the abbey's exceptional architecture from the outside and step inside where your guide will lead you through the abbey museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library, and church. Enjoy free time on the abbey's grounds before driving to Salzburg. Explore Salzburg, known as Mozart’s birthplace and the town of music. In Salzburg, two options are available to meet your needs. You can choose to sightsee on your own or choose ...

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What people are saying about Lower Austria

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 160 reviews

Great experience. So many things to visit and see, my tour was in 3 languages so a bit hard to follow, but probably during non corona times they would have more busses because there wouls be more tourists. The guide was amazing at switching between all 3 languages, italian, german and english, Ican only imagine how difficult it was for him. The danube boat rode was great and relaxing there are plenty of castles to see and the views are great. Best to eat on the boat, I think you can even eat your own food, so you will have time yo visit the city afterwards, otherwise if you eat at the restaurant you will not have time to visit the city and it is absolutely gorgeous, you must.

An amazing day from start to finish! You don't need to be a lover of wine to enjoy this execurison. It's intimate, due to small group, filled with visits to several attractions along the valley. Our tour guide, Iolo, was great fun, full of stories and always great with answering any questiond. Highly recommend this trip.

Very good guide and driver, excelent bus. The 3-level cruise ship offered a nice vue, drinks and lunch options.

It was great, just great organized and great weather. Gladly again!

Highly recommended!!! The price definitely pays off.