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The secrets of Wachau Valley tour

Unlock the hidden secrets of the wonderful Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful destinations near Vienna. Head off the beaten track through the narrow backstreets and even narrower wine paths, and discover charming villages, picturesque towns and spectacular scenery while learning all about winemaking and the fascinating history and culture of this region. Explore the Wachau from the luxury and comfort of an eight-seater Mercedes minivan and visit some of the valley’s many wineries. See the steep vineyards that cover the banks of the Danube in this area renowned for its dry whites made from riesling and gruner veltliner grapes. Enjoy some free time to wander around Durnstein, a pretty medieval town dominated by the ruins of a castle where English king Richard the Lionheart (of Robin Hood fame) was held prisoner. Pause for lunch in a Heuriger, a traditional Austrian wine tavern. Visit a beautiful family-run winery in the hillside hamlet of Spitz overlooking the Danube. Taste a selection of wines from the valley and sample other local delicacies such as the famed apricot jams and schnapps. Hop aboard a river barge for a scenic 70- minute Danube cruise from Spitz to Melk, giving you a different perspective of the Wachau. Stroll around the picture-postcard town of Melk, which is dominated by the mesmerising Melk Abbey. Cap off a delightful day away from the big city by taking some photos of Austria’s most famous and arguably most beautiful baroque monastery before returning to Vienna. Unlock the hidden secrets of the wonderful Wachau Valley, one of the most beautiful destinations near Vienna. Head off the beaten track through the narrow backstreets and even narrower wine paths, and discover charming villages, picturesque towns and spectacular scenery while learning all about winemaking and the fascinating history and culture of this region. Meeting/pick-up point: No.45 Franz Josefs Kai. Start/opening time: 9am. Languages: English. Others: The wine tavern lunch and Danube cruise are available in the summer season only, from late April to late September. Please check dates when booking.Tour only operates with minimum number of 4 participants.