8 hours, by hired minivan with driver, max. 6 persons
This private tour is suitable for travelers fascinated by picturesque landscapes. It is a day trip exploring the beautiful Wachau Valley, famous for its wine, apricots and the baroque Melk Abbey.
The Wachau Cultural Landscape is inscribed in the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites. It is the region between the towns of Melk and Krems on the river Danube, one hour and a half driving from Vienna. It is a well-known wine producing region, mainly for white wines of the grape variety Grüner Veltliner, typical for Austria. Tasting the local wines, which are among the best white wines worldwide, is recommended.
On this excursion by sedan or minivan with a personal driver and me, your private guide, you will admire a scenic and cultivated landscape of terraced vineyards, orchards and castles along the river Danube. The cultural highlight of the day is a guided visit to the Melk Abbey (Stift Melk), one of the most significant baroque buildings in Austria with its splendidly decorated church and its particularly noteworthy library.
Follows lunch and wine tasting (optional) at a wine producer and/or a vinothek in Spitz or Weissenkirchen and a walk in the charming Dürnstein, before we head back to Vienna.
The expenses for the visit to Stift Melk (14 EUR/person), wine tasting (6-25 EUR/person) and lunch (15-30 EUR/person) are not included in the price.
Variations of this itinerary are possible upon agreement. If you are interested in a particular wine producer of the region, I would make arrangements for wine tasting.