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Wachau Valley Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Wachau Valley Wine tasting & winery tours

Krems: Wachau Valley River Cruise with 3-Course Meal

1. Krems: Wachau Valley River Cruise with 3-Course Meal

Cruise on the Danube river through the 36-kilometer long Wachau Valley. The valley has been declared a World Cultural Heritage site because of its uniqueness. Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal on board, while cruising along the river from Krems to Melk and back again. Highlights along the route through the river valley include Melk Abbey, Schönbühel Palace, and the town of Dürnstein with its blue church tower. In the ship's restaurant you will be spoiled with culinary delights made from regional produce, and you can enjoy the spectacular views of the open countryside from the generous sun deck. The ships have been newly renovated using traditional materials, creating a bright, pleasant atmosphere on board. Relax in the lounge area on the upper deck, sit under the flexible sun sail, or enjoy a drink at the bar area on the ship's sun deck.

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. Experience world-renowned 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, sample dry and fruity whites as well as other delicacies, like the valley’s famed apricot jams and liqueurs. Explore the medieval town of Dürnstein, a well-known Wachau highlight, complete with a castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once held prisoner.  Or perhaps swim in the Danube and then enjoy lunch at the local tavern, a traditional family-run restaurant. When your time in the valley is up, take a relaxing train ride back to Vienna. This winery bike tour of the Wachau Valley is the perfect choice for those looking for a unique wine tasting experience that combines fun, biking, and stunning scenery.

From Vienna: Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

3. From Vienna: Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Experience the stunning beauty of Wachau Valley and sample its white wines on a guided day trip from Vienna. Hop on a river cruise down the Danube from Spitz to Melk. Visit Melk Abbey and Weissenkirchen. Stop at a family-run tavern in Dürnstein to taste liqueurs, wines, and local delicacies. Start the trip from Vienna and travel in a van through narrow countryside roads into the heart of the Wachau Valley. Accompanied by your driver/guide, learn about wine-making and the fascinating history and culture of the region. Taste a variety of the valley’s dry and fruity whites and sample other local delicacies like apricot jams and liqueurs. In summer, take a boat ride on the Danube River from Spitz to Melk to soak up the beauty of the Wachau Valley. During winter, take a guided tour of the beautiful Melk Abbey. Once in Dürnstein, enjoy free time to explore the medieval town and its colorful architecture. Learn about the castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once held prisoner. Finally, visit a heuriger, a traditional family-run Austrian wine tavern, for wine tasting.

Vienna: Wine Tasting E-Bike Tour

4. Vienna: Wine Tasting E-Bike Tour

Spend your day discovering the Danube Canal on an e-bike ride to Klosterneuburg Abbey. Explore the abbey, enjoy a wine tasting, and discover Danube Island. Meet your guide in the center of Vienna and grab your e-bike. Cycle on the Ringstrasse, past monumental buildings and famous landmarks, such as the State Opera and Heldenplatz. Follow the Danube Canal to Nussdorf, nestled at the base of Kahlenberg. Continue along the Danube to Klosterneuburg. At Klosterneuburg Abbey, enjoy a 30-minute guided tour. Afterwards, taste local wines with explanations about the wines you'll be tasting. Take a ride on Danube Island to complete your experience.

Krems: Super Combo Ticket to Kunstmeile Krems

5. Krems: Super Combo Ticket to Kunstmeile Krems

The Kunstmeile Krems (art mile Krems) has a rich and varied cultural offer with numerous museums, galleries, art and music festivals. In its centre - at the Museumplatz - you can visit the Cartoon museum Krems, the Kunsthalle Krems, as well as the new State Gallery of Lower Austria. The museums afford you an opportunity to experience contemporary art forms of different genres in the historical ambience of the gateway town to the Wachau region. The cartoon museum Krems, the only Austrian museum for satirical art, is mainly devoted to political caricature, humorous drawings, comics and illustrations. Caricature thrills and inspires both viewers and artists of all disciplines. The Caricature Museum Krems is a lively place for high-quality and socio-political exhibitions. The Kunsthalle Krems is the international exhibition center for modern and contemporary art in Lower Austria. Its program features art after 1945 with a special focus on contemporary art. The new State Gallery of Lower Austria combines the items in the Lower Austria collections with important private collections and reflects Lower Austria as an art landscape. The museum forms the stage for art treasures and masterpieces of Austrian art history.

From Vienna: Full-Day Kickbike Tour through Wachau

6. 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 at your original departure point.

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What people are saying about Wachau Valley

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 345 reviews

It is a beautiful part of the country. Melk Abbey is stunning. The guide for the Abbey was very informative. Wachau Valley should not be missed. We plan to stay in the valley next time we visit there. Tasting wines at the local winery taught a lot on the different types of wines.

Amazing views, we got lucky with the weather, most of the riding was after the wine tasting which is not ideal and our guide was going pretty fast to catch the bus. But other than that its a must trip if your in vienna

so glad I found this tour. the guide Tim was AMAZING. he let us go at our own pace, showed usbso many cute less known spots. we had a great lunch and so many wines for the tasting!

Paolo was a fantastic tour guide. Very patient. Very sociable. I highly recommend this tour. Spend your hard earned tourism dollars on good people and good experiences.

Beautiful leisurely ride through stunning countryside with an awesome , knowledgeable and interesting guide , Tomas., lovely lunch , great vineyards (2) Loved it !