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Grape Grazing: Wachau Valley Winery Biking Tour

1. 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.

Vienna: Full-Day Vienna Woods Wine Tasting Tour

2. Vienna: Full-Day Vienna Woods Wine Tasting Tour

Lower Austria is the cradle of Austrian viticulture, and this private wine tasting tour is your chance to visit the area's beautiful forests and vineyards of the Thermal Region, just south of Vienna. Take a 30-minute train ride to the heart of the Vienna Woods for a wine-filled day. Summer (April-October) Your summer tour will begin with a hike in the spa town of Baden, which was once a favorite country retreat of Beethoven. From there you will walk along forest trails towards a magnificent elevated viewpoint overlooking the Vienna Basin in all directions. This spot alone is a photographer's dream. Continue the trip by entering the neighboring vineyards, wandering through row upon row of lush green vines. As a reward, you'll take a break among the vines for an open-air wine tasting at a local producer. Winter (November-March) Your train will bring you directly to the vineyards of one of Austria’s oldest wine-making institutions, steeped in middle-age tradition and history. While there, learn about how the monastic orders became wine pioneers of their time and their influence on Austrian viticulture. Sample a glass of local sekt (sparkling wine) to toast to your arrival in the Austrian wine country. The afternoon segment of both the winter and summer tours will be the same. You will continue to the picturesque wine village of Gumpoldskirchen for lunch at a traditional Austrian wine tavern. From there, you'll visit a local winery to enjoy an extensive wine tasting featuring all of the region's specialty wines, and to ask questions to local experts about modern-day wine making. Your tour later concludes with a short train ride back to the city center, just in time for your evening schedule.

Vienna: Wachau Valley Private Kayak and Wine Tour

3. Vienna: Wachau Valley Private Kayak and Wine Tour

Explore the natural beauty of Wachau Valley as you travel by kayak along the Danube on a private tour. See the incredible scenery, enjoy a delicious tasting of local wine, explore picturesque Durnstein, have a tasty lunch, and more. Meet at the main entrance of Vienna’s Westbahnhof railway station before a one-hour train journey to Melk, home of the world-famous baroque abbey, or meet there directly. Once there, prepare the kayaks and receive a safety briefing. It’s then time to travel by kayak along the Western Wachau, where the hills are carpeted in trees with castles and palaces sitting atop many of the valley’s highest peaks. You’ll be in awe of the valley’s natural beauty from your position in the heart of the Danube. The charming village of Spitz, approximately halfway through the valley, marks the beginning of the wine region. Noted for its dry Rieslings, Austria’s signature Gruner Veltliner, and the wonderfully unique and earthy Neuburger, visit one of the town’s finest local producers for an extensive tasting, before lunch (own expense) in a local hamlet. After this, paddle further east and see the steep valley landscape transform into visually stunning rows of dry stone walls and vines, separated into hundreds of individual vineyard plots. End the journey in picturesque Durnstein, the gem of the valley. You can climb the famous castle ruins or wander through the village, taking in its old-world medieval charm. After a full day of activity, arrive back in Vienna around 7 PM, although the precise time of arrival will depend on our progress over the course of the day – you won’t want to rush through the beautiful nature.

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What people are saying about Lower Austria

A fantastic tour starting with Tomas the Guide who accompanied us, very attentive and aware that we were all well. The beautiful places visited, the experience of tasting the wines from the valley was great, refreshing ourselves in the Danube an unforgettable experience. the tour is highly recommended.

This was one of our favorite days! We took a train to Wachau where we biked through the beautiful Austrian hills. We stopped at 2 different wineries and had lunch at the cutest little restaurant in town. Overall great experience, would highly recommend.

The BEST day. Thoroughly 100% recommended. Thomas was amazing from start to finish. We sampled around 8 wines! All lovely. A lovely group of 5 people. From start to finish just amazing. If you are in Vienna, please book this trip! Thanks Thomas! X

The tour was excellent. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly, the route was beautiful the equipment modern and easy to operate. Highly recommended

Francis was a great guide and the tour was amazing!