Old Danube: Our most recommended tours and activities

Vienna: Guided Kayaking Tour

1. Vienna: Guided Kayaking Tour

Discover the most quaint part of Vienna, the Alte Donau; a lakeside village which was cut off from the main channel of the Danube in 1870. This is where nocturnal beavers now roam in a section of the river. See how Vienna maintains its long-established reputation as a center for diplomacy, politics, and international relations as you paddle past the United Nations, along with several of the city’s other most important contemporary buildings. This view of the city is later contrasted with the cute lakeside huts which adorn the water’s edge to give vibrant bursts of color to the lakeshore. You will most likely be sharing the water with local rowers, the odd fisherman, and plenty of swans and ducks along the way. The Alte Donau is a watery oasis in the middle of the city, perfectly designed for further investigation via kayak. If it's hot, you can also take a break for a swim in the clean lake waters while making new friends, getting some sunshine, and being active. You'll also get loads of tips from the guide if you want to keep investigating ‘new’ Vienna for a bit longer. You could grab lunch or a cocktail at Vienna’s self-styled ‘Copa Beach’, swim off one of the island’s riverside pontoons, visit the Danube Tower with its 360° views over Vienna’s skyline, or explore the charming Danube Park, all within walking distance from the end point.

Vienna: Retro Boat Tour on the Danube River with Picnic

2. Vienna: Retro Boat Tour on the Danube River with Picnic

Picnic-Brunch on the Old Danube in a private atmosphere in a chic electric retro boat - doesn't exist? there is! On the electric retro boat you will experience 2 relaxed and comfortable hours - because there is nowhere else you can sail across the water like on these iconic retro boats. Renting a boat in Vienna has never been so easy and enjoyable at the same time. During the journey, you can enjoy the freshly packed delicacies from the specially prepared picnic basket. A bottle of Prosecco, mineral water, coffee to go, orange juice, fresh croissants and baguettes, jam, nutella as well as a ham and cheese plate await you. Look forward to an enjoyable journey of discovery and a real Vienna experience with a difference! Enjoy the atmosphere & the quiet hustle and bustle of the old Danube in your private electric retro boat and discover Vienna from its quiet and cozy side. Avoid long queues and visit Vienna off the beaten track. This tour in a retro boat is an insider tip for locals and those who want to experience Vienna in a different way. We show you Austria's cultural capital from a completely new perspective.

Vienna: Private Floating Island E-Boat Rental on Danube

3. Vienna: Private Floating Island E-Boat Rental on Danube

Vienna, also known as the "City of Music," is a popular destination for tourists seeking an array of attractions, including museums, palaces, and beautiful parks. However, there is one experience that should not be missed during the summer months - a unique E-Boat Rental on the Old Danube. The Old Danube is a popular summer destination in Vienna, offering an array of activities on the water. From swimming and sunbathing to sailing, there is something for everyone. The E-Boat Rental offers a unique and exciting way to experience the Danube, making it a must-do activity for anyone visiting Vienna during the summer months. It's a great place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in nature. Our E-Boat Rental offers a one-of-a-kind experience on the water. It's the perfect way to relax, unwind, and enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Danube. For the ultimate experience, this service provides customised unique Electric Boats Island that can accommodate up to 8 people, allowing visitors to explore the Old Danube and take in the surrounding nature. The boats are easy to operate, making them accessible to anyone, regardless of previous boating experience. The rental service provides all necessary equipment and a map of the Old Danube, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience on the water. Whether you want to spend your time relaxing on the Floating Island Boat or exploring the surrounding area, an E-Boat rental is the perfect way to do it. The E-Boat Rental at Old Danube Vienna provides visitors with a fantastic opportunity to explore the area and take in the beautiful scenery. The boats are eco-friendly, emitting no pollutants or noise, allowing visitors to enjoy the beauty of the Danube without harming the environment. Our Electric Boats are extremely easy to drive: with joystick control, easy access, and even wheelchair-friendly options. Departing and landing is made easy by the innovative control system. Once you've found a nice spot, simply drop the anchor that is on board. Entry aids make it easy to take a little trip into the cool waters. At the dock you can take a water map, with best spots of the area.

Vienna: E-Boat Rental with included Sunset dinner on Danube

4. Vienna: E-Boat Rental with included Sunset dinner on Danube

E-Boat Rental Vienna's Sunset Dinner on Danube is an exceptional culinary adventure that combines breathtaking views, exquisite Austrian cuisine, and a romantic atmosphere. The experience begins as soon as you arrive at the boat rental, where you'll be greeted by the friendly and professional staff. You'll then be escorted to the E-boat, where you'll be seated comfortably. As the E-boat sets sail, you'll be mesmerized by the stunning Vienna skyline, slowly coming into view. The serene and intimate setting of the boat provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic evening in Vienna. You'll be able to relax and unwind while enjoying the beautiful sunset views, and indulging in the local delicacies. The menu is traditional Viennese dish, Wiener Schnitzel (or suitable vegetarian option. The food is prepared fresh at the dock and served before the cruise, ensuring that it's of the highest quality. To complement the exquisite food, you'll also have the opportunity to try typical Austrian wines,+. The self driven boats are extremely easy to navigate, making the experience accessible to everyone. With joystick control and easy access, even wheelchair-friendly options are available. The innovative control system and onboard anchor make departing and landing a breeze. Once you've found a nice spot, simply drop the anchor that is on board. Entry aids make it easy to take a little trip into the cool waters, adding to the fun and relaxation of the experience. E-Boat Rental Vienna's Sunset Dinner on Danube is perfect for couples looking for a romantic evening in Vienna. The atmosphere is warm, inviting, and unforgettable. The water will be lit up with warm, inviting lights as the night falls, creating a romantic and intimate setting. The experience is sure to be remembered for years to come, and it's the perfect choice for special occasions like anniversaries, birthdays, or just a romantic evening out. So, book your time slot now and prepare for a culinary journey that you'll never forget.

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5.0 / 5

based on 10 reviews

What a wonderful morning spent with James. He is an excellent guide, full of enthusiasm and knowledge of Vienna. It was lovely to get away from the crowds and spend a few hours in nature paddling in the pristine waters of the old Danube. It was our favorite part of our European trip. Don’t miss out on this wonderful experience!

An excellent experience. James was an attentive host and let us go at our own pace (quite fast!). He shared lots of interesting facts and didn’t warn us about the geography revision needed for the quiz ! Lake was beautiful which made for easy kayaking for novices. Thoroughly recommended.

We booked this tour with James and did not know what to expect. Once we arrived at the old Denube, James shared is knowledge, insights with a good sense of humor, turning this in to one of the highlights of our trip to Vienna

Great way of learning some history and facts about Vienna while out on the water!