Wachau Valley Kayak & Wine Tour

3 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Private Tour
  • E-Ticket
  • 10.5 hr

Running for 33 kms between Melk and Krems, the Wachau valley is the most beautiful stretch of the entire Danube River. Home to rolling hills, ancient castles, picture postcard villages and steeply terraced vineyards, the Wachau also produces some of Austria's finest wines. Your private kayaking excursion, with our specialist kayak instructor and Austrian wine expert, showcases this amazing natural region like no other... If you're not a wine expert then no worries! You don't need to be, this is just about having a lovely day on the water, exploring its cute villages and sampling some of the valley's specialty products along the way. Kayaking is the undeniable highlight and main focus of the day.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Venture Vienna - Outdoor Activities & Tours

We meet at the main entrance of Vienna’s ‘Westbahnhof’ railway station, before a 1hr train ride to Melk, where we prepare the kayaks and provide a safety briefing prior to launch.

Western Wachau
The hills of the Western Wachau are carpeted in trees with castles and palaces sitting proudly atop many of the valley’s highest peaks. You’ll be in awe of the valley’s natural beauty from your privileged position, right at the heart of it on the Danube.

Wine Tasting & Lunch
The charming village of Spitz, approx half way through the valley, marks the beginning of the wine growing region. Noted for its dry Rieslings, Austria’s signature Gruner Veltliner, and the wonderfully unique and earthy Neuburger, we’ll be visiting one of the town’s finest local producers for an extensive tasting, before lunch in a nearby local hamlet.

Eastern Wachau
The further east we paddle, the steep valley landscape transforms into visually stunning rows of dry stone walls and vines, separated into hundreds of individual vineyard plots. We end in picturesque Durnstein, the undisputed gem of the valley. You can climb the famous castle ruins or meander through the village, taking in its old world medieval charm.
This site uses cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse you agree to the use of cookies. Learn more in our Privacy Policy.