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Apricots and Vineyards

Exploring the picturesque Wachau Valley

6 Days / Vienna Krems Melk

The Wachau Valley, World Heritage region on the river Danube, sunny wine-growing region, home of cultural treasures and the famous Wachau apricot - the Wachau Valley is a total work of art. Via Vienna, travel to the picturesque Danube Valley where cultural and culinary delights are waiting for you.

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Day
1
Arrival in Vienna

Afternoon

Arrival at your hotel in Vienna.
The remainder of the day is yours to spend at leisure.

Evening

Welcome dinner at a traditional restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Vienna.

Day
2
Vienna

Morning

After breakfast you start with a panoramic city tour that provides you with an overview of Vienna.
Following your panoramic city tour, you visit the imposing Schönbrunn Palace.
Lunch on your own in the city centre.

Afternoon

The remainder of the afternoon is yours to spend at leisure.

Evening

Before dinner enjoy a ride on the Giant Ferries Wheel.
Dinner at local restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Vienna.

Attractions of this day

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City Tour including Visit to Schönbrunn Palace

This tour will show you the major historical sights along the Ringstrasse, including the State Opera House, the National Museums, the Imperial Palace, the Parliament, the City Hall, the Burgtheater and the University, before taking you to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, summer residence of the Habsburg family. The highlight of the tour will be a guided tour through the majestic stately rooms before returning to the centre of the city.

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Wiener Prater and the Giant Ferries Wheel

No other place in Vienna pours on the charm like Wiener Prater does - it is truly a melting pot of adventure, nostalgia and Viennese charm. The amusement park hosts one of Vienna's most famous landmarks - the Giant Ferries Wheel. Wiener Prater is in season only from May until October, the Giant Ferries Wheel and a handful of other attractions are open all year round. 

Day
3
Vienna-Krems/Wachau Valley

Morning

After breakfast enjoy a city walk through the old town of Vienna passing by magnificant imperial buildings and traditional Viennese coffeehouses.
Also, enjoy a visit to Vienna's most significant landmark - St. Stephan's Cathedral.
Then transfer to Krems in the beautiful Wachau Valley.
Upon arrival in Krems, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon

In the afternoon you take a city walk through the old town of Krems.
Then enjoy some time on your own in picturesque Krems. 

Evening

Dinner at a traditional restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Krems.

Attractions of this day

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St. Stephan's Cathedral

St. Stephan's Cathedral, Vienna's landmark and Austria's most significant Gothic building, accommodates a number of valuable art treasures. The view from the "Steffls" tower, overlooking the roofs of Vienna, is just incredible.

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Krems Guided City Tour

At the exit of the Wachau, one of the most beautiful parts of the Danube Valley, lies the charming town of Krems. Since the Middle Ages the Upper- and Lower "Landstraße" form the main axes of the city. Until today the "Landstraße", which is also a pedestrian area, forms the centre of the charming old town of Krems. Explore the centre of the Wachau Valley during a guided city tour. 

Day
4
Krems/Wachau

Morning

After breakfast you discover the beautiful Wachau Valley from the water and enjoy a river cruise on the river Danube from Krems to Dürnstein (during the summer months only).
Upon arrival in Dürnstein enjoy a walking tour through the charming village before continuing to Melk.
Lunch at local restaurant in Melk.

Afternoon

In the afternoon you visit the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk.
Then transfer back to Krems.

Evening

Before dinner enjoy a wine tasting session at Sandgrube 13 wein.sinn.
Dinner at a traditional wine tavern.
Overnight stay in Krems.

Attractions of this day

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Dürnstein Walking Tour

The impressive blue tower of the abbey church of Dürnstein undoubtedly counts to the most popular sights of the Wachau valley. In addition to the remarkable abbey church, the castle ruin which towers over the picturesque village, is well worth a climb. Stroll through the charming little streets and enjoy a glass of the famous "Green Veltliner" at one of the numerous wineries.

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Wachau Valley River Cruise

Is there anything better than a comfortable cruise through the unique Wachau valley? Passing picturesque villages, medieval castles, vineyards and untouched nature - for no other reason the Wachau Valley has been declared as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

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Melk Abbey

The Benedictine Abbey Melk was founded in 1089 by Margrave Leopold II and therfore forms a very important intellectual and spiritual centre. Excitingly designed Museum rooms, magnificent marble halls, an impressive library and much more will await you during your visit to Melk Abbey. Convince yourself of the unique beauty of this baroque building.

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Winzer Krems Sandgrube 13

No other place is better suited for a wine tasting than Winzer Krems - Sandgrube 13 wein.sinn. Located in the vineyards of one of Austria's most popular wine growing regions - the Wachau valley - Sandgrube 13 wein.sinn in 8 stations takes you to the footsteps of the noble grape juice and opens unique views behind the scenes.

 

 

Day
5
Krems/Wachau Valley

Morning

After breakfast we take you to a traditional business where the original Wachau apricot is processed. Depending on the season you may also have the opportunity to taste the delicious apricots.
Lunch on your own in the old town of Krems.

Afternoon

In the late afternoon enjoy a tour through the private destillery Hellerschmied.

Evening

Farewell dinner at a traditional restaurant or at your hotel.
Overnight stay in Krems.

Attraction of this day

Private Destillery Hellerschmid

For more than sixty years, Hellerschmied distillery has been famous for producing high quality distils and liquors. During a tasting session you will learn all about the production process of noble distils and liquors - most importantly about the production of the famous Wachau Apricot-Schnaps.

Day
6
Departure from Krems/Wachau Valley

Morning

After breakfast you start your homeward journey! Vienna airport is only one hour from Krems.
Have a safe trip!

City Tour including Visit to Schönbrunn Palace

This tour will show you the major historical sights along the Ringstrasse, including the State Opera House, the National Museums, the Imperial Palace, the Parliament, the City Hall, the Burgtheater and the University, before taking you to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, summer residence of the Habsburg family. The highlight of the tour will be a guided tour through the majestic stately rooms before returning to the centre of the city.

Wiener Prater and the Giant Ferries Wheel

No other place in Vienna pours on the charm like Wiener Prater does - it is truly a melting pot of adventure, nostalgia and Viennese charm. The amusement park hosts one of Vienna's most famous landmarks - the Giant Ferries Wheel. Wiener Prater is in season only from May until October, the Giant Ferries Wheel and a handful of other attractions are open all year round. 

St. Stephan's Cathedral

St. Stephan's Cathedral, Vienna's landmark and Austria's most significant Gothic building, accommodates a number of valuable art treasures. The view from the "Steffls" tower, overlooking the roofs of Vienna, is just incredible.

Krems Guided City Tour

At the exit of the Wachau, one of the most beautiful parts of the Danube Valley, lies the charming town of Krems. Since the Middle Ages the Upper- and Lower "Landstraße" form the main axes of the city. Until today the "Landstraße", which is also a pedestrian area, forms the centre of the charming old town of Krems. Explore the centre of the Wachau Valley during a guided city tour. 

Dürnstein Walking Tour

The impressive blue tower of the abbey church of Dürnstein undoubtedly counts to the most popular sights of the Wachau valley. In addition to the remarkable abbey church, the castle ruin which towers over the picturesque village, is well worth a climb. Stroll through the charming little streets and enjoy a glass of the famous "Green Veltliner" at one of the numerous wineries.

Wachau Valley River Cruise

Is there anything better than a comfortable cruise through the unique Wachau valley? Passing picturesque villages, medieval castles, vineyards and untouched nature - for no other reason the Wachau Valley has been declared as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site.

Melk Abbey

The Benedictine Abbey Melk was founded in 1089 by Margrave Leopold II and therfore forms a very important intellectual and spiritual centre. Excitingly designed Museum rooms, magnificent marble halls, an impressive library and much more will await you during your visit to Melk Abbey. Convince yourself of the unique beauty of this baroque building.

Winzer Krems Sandgrube 13

No other place is better suited for a wine tasting than Winzer Krems - Sandgrube 13 wein.sinn. Located in the vineyards of one of Austria's most popular wine growing regions - the Wachau valley - Sandgrube 13 wein.sinn in 8 stations takes you to the footsteps of the noble grape juice and opens unique views behind the scenes.

 

 

Private Destillery Hellerschmid

For more than sixty years, Hellerschmied distillery has been famous for producing high quality distils and liquors. During a tasting session you will learn all about the production process of noble distils and liquors - most importantly about the production of the famous Wachau Apricot-Schnaps.

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