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

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Overview
Explore Wachau Valley, Austria’s premier winemaking region, on a full-day tour with a private guide! After leaving Vienna, travel into the heart of the romantic region and enjoy two wine tastings. Sip on light Wachau Valley wines, and then visit the UNESCO-listed town of Dürnstein to sample locally produced schnapps, chocolate and more. If your tour takes place in the summer, you'll then enjoy a Danube River cruise to Melk; alternatively, if you travel in the winter months, enjoy a long lunch at a wine tavern. Your day finishes with a trip to Melk’s impressive Benedictine monastery – Melk Abbey – before returning to Vienna.
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You'll get picked up
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  • 1
    Vienna Explorer
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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    Pass by Krems an Der Donau
  • 2
    Durnstein Castle
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 3
    Weingut Hermenegild Mang
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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  • 4
    Yachthafen Spitz an der Donau
    Stop: 70 minutes - Admission included
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  • 5
    Melk Abbey
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
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You'll return to the starting point
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 (summer tours only)
  • Waste no time finding meeting points with a handy Vienna hotel pickup
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. Summer tours allow you to 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; winter tours include a traditional lunch. Your day trip then ends with the journey back to Vienna, finishing at your hotel.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all travelers from their central Vienna hotel. Please provide your hotel details upon booking.
Departure Time
10:00 AM
Duration
8h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private minivan
  • Private guide
  • 1 wine tasting
  • Tasting of local specialities
  • 1-hour River Cruise on the Danube (Summer only:May 1 - October 5)
  • Lunch (Winter only: October 6 - April 30)
  • Entry / admission to Melk Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Yachthafen Spitz an der Donau
  • Entry/Admission - Melk Abbey
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch in Summer (May 1 - October 5)
  • River Cruise in Winter (October - April)
  • Entry/Admission - Weingut Hermenegild Mang
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 30 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 15 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 14 and 29 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 13 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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The driver didn’t know that lunch was included with our private tour as the cruise was not an option in November, which led to an awkward and embarrassing situation at lunch. The car he used had a strong odor and there was stains on the seat. The side of car on passenger door
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Response from VieExplorerTeam, Manager at Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear customer, first of all, thank you very much for booking our "Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna". Also, we appreciate that you are taking your time to review our tour and share your tour experience with us. Your feedback is very important to us and we use this to improve our tours and get better in what we love to do: providing amazing tour experiences. We are sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your tour on a 5 star level - which is actually our target. Our tour description is clear about the inclusions and exclusions of our tours. Also our professional guides are aware of this so I can only imagine that there must have been some kind of misunderstanding. I have followed this up with your guide and your lunch was taken care of and included. The reason why the tour you have booked is fairly high-priced is, that you booked a private tour and you had the guide and the van to yourself for an entire day. We also offer a Small Group version of this tour. We apologize though, that the van was not in the perfect state that it usually is and your guide has informed us about this on the day of the tour and we have already had it professionally cleaned and polished. We appreciate your feedback, thank you. If you would like to discuss this further, please feel free to send us an email to info@viennaexplorer.com and we will follow this up. All the best, Vienna Explorer
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The whole trip was well planned and very enjoyable. Wineries and lunch places chosen was great. Guide Hugo was fun, caring and knowledgeable. Had a great time! I didn't have problems this time, however, would suggest to tour agency that a wine tasting tour should be
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Response from VieExplorerTeam, Front Office Manager at Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna
Responded 26 Oct 2019
Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Hugo will be very pleased to read this. We are glad you had an amazing time in the Wachau Valley and we would love to welcome you back in the future Kind regards, Vienna Explorer
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My husband and I did the Wachau Valley Private Tour with Marco. We had a wonderful time. Marco was very engaging and knowledgeable about the area and the wine. We highly recommend this tour and Marco as a guide. We have already decided to return back to Austria next summer!
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Response from VieExplorerTeam, Leiter Front Office at Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna
Responded 29 Aug 2019
Hello, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review. Marco will be very pleased to read your kind words. We are glad you enjoyed your time in the Wachau Valley and hope to see you back in the future on one of our tours :) Kind regards Vienna Explorer
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We were a family group 10 with kids and teens from American and the UK. We had such a great day with Vienna Explorer. Great communication beforehand. Our guide Hugo was FANTASTIC. So informative. Great with kids. Super fun. All and all a great day! Would highly
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Response from VieExplorerTeam, Front Office Manager at Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna
Responded 11 Aug 2019
Hello Scubacity, Thank you very much for writing this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your private tour with Hugo. He is definitely one of our best guides and he will be more than happy to read your lovely feedback. All the best, Vienna Explorer
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Melk Abby is beautiful. Tour was just A good amount of information I was disappointed we did not have time to see the gardens which was the reason we had reversed the itinerary. Boat ride Nice though not spectacular, we did see some castle ruins and a storm was coming in
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Response from VieExplorerTeam, Front Office Manager at Private Tour: Wachau Valley Tour, Melk Abbey Visit, and Wine Tastings from Vienna
Responded 1 Jul 2019
Hello 3Vic3, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad that you enjoyed your private tour despite not being able to spend some time in the Gardens of the Melk Abbey. Unfortunately, we have to respect some time constraints on the tour, so that you have some time to discover and enjoy the rest of the Wachau Valley, which is just as beautiful and interesting as the Melk Abbey and its gardens. Anyway, we hope to see you again in Vienna and would be glad to organize another private tour for you and help you discover the rest of Austria. All the best, Vienna Explorer
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