Vienna Woods Hiking & Wine Tour

Vienna Woods Hiking & Wine Tour

Discover gorgeous landscapes, picturesque villages and amazing wines on our farm-to-table Vienna Woods Hiking & Wine Tour

from €129/person
Private & small-group tours Summer & winter itineraries

Wines, vines & good times!

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city in favor of an active day out in nature, then join us in the gorgeous Vienna Woods to hike through forested trails and rows of lush green vines in Austria’s Thermal Region. The province of Lower Austria entirely surrounds Vienna and is considered the cradle of Austrian viticulture, so we want to take you to the beautiful vineyards of the Thermal Region, just south of Vienna. Home to historic wine villages & photogenic spa towns, we showcase this lesser known yet truly gorgeous Austrian wine region on our full-day Vienna Woods Hiking & Wine Tour. If you’re not much of a hiker but you want to investigate Austrian wine on a bike then check out our Burgenland Wine & Bike Tour instead!

Bespoke pricing options for larger groups

Naturally, we can also host larger groups than advertised, so do please get in touch with us directly to discuss bespoke pricing options for your private wine tours.

Wine enthusiast tour leader

Having considered many different potential itineraries to craft for my guests, I was so impressed with the beauty & wines of the Thermenregion Austria, that I was inspired to start Venture Vienna!

Gumpoldskirchen wine tastings

Alongside one the region's finest producers, we will introduce you to all of the Thermal Region's specialty wines. From the wonderfully unique Rotgipfler to a drop of Austrian Trockenbeerenauslese, and everything in between.

When do you want to join one of our Vienna Woods Hiking & wine tours?

VIENNA WOODS WINE HIKE: PRICING CHART & HIGHLIGHTS

Please note that the group discount for groups of 4+ is automatically applied on the booking calendar, resulting in a per person cost of €129

Summer Vienna Woods Hiking & Wine Tour
April-October (max 10 people)
€149/person
  • Guided 9 kilometer walk through forested trails of the Vienna Woods & the vineyards of Lower Austria's Thermal Region
  • Experience a truly unique farm-to-table wine experience as we wander through the vines
  • Intimate winery visit and tasting with top local producer in Gumpoldskirchen
  • Wonderful photo opportunities en route, encompassing expansive hilltop views, vineyards and picturesque spa/wine villages
  • Be a little active on your vacation and burn off (at least some!) of the holiday calories
  • Native English-speaker and local wine expert on hand throughout
Private Vienna Woods Wine Tours
Available year round (max 5 people)
€649/group
  • Create your own bespoke itinerary by selecting which elements of our summer and winter itineraries appeal most to your group (additional costs may apply)
  • Get in touch with us directly to discuss all options, including alternative start times & options for your guide to meet you directly at your hotel
  • Intimate winery visit and tasting with top local producer in Gumpoldskirchen
  • Private wine tour for you and your travel companions to enjoy with your dedicated native English-speaking guide and Austrian wine expert
Winter Vienna Woods Wine Tour
November-March (max 10 people)
€149/person
  • Discover the origins of Austrian viticulture since the middle ages and its progression to modern day as we visit one of Austria's oldest wine institutions
  • Exclusive and intimate wine tasting encompassing all indigenous and specialty wines unique to the Thermal Region
  • Enjoy a short & gentle walk through pretty vineyards linking two of Austria's oldest wine villages
  • Native English-speaker and local wine expert on hand throughout
  • Full details of both itineraries can be found below
vienna woods hiking tour
VIENNA WOODS HIKING TOUR: ITINERARIES

SUMMER HIKE (Apr - Oct)

9:10am - Meet & greet
We meet at the main entrance of Wien Mitte train station for initial introductions before boarding our train. Head to the u-bahn station ‘Landstraße’ on the U3 orange or the U4 green lines – see the map below for full details of how to get there.
Train ride to Baden
After a 30-minute train journey south, we begin our Vienna Woods wine hike in the lovely spa town of Baden, once a favourite country retreat of Beethoven. We meander through the classic ‘Biedermeier’ village center and its gorgeous parks before entering the vineyard landscape…
Vienna Woods Vineyard Hike
En route, we hike to a wonderful look out point, literally above the canopy, overlooking the vineyards, and three countries below. We then continue across the vineyards past lush green vines…
Traditional Austrian lunch in Gumpoldskirchen
The walk ends in the picturesque and historic wine village of Gumpoldskirchen, where we replenish our energy at one of its traditional Austrian wine taverns (lunch not included).
Winery tasting and Q&A with local producer
After lunch, with full stomachs and endorphins surging through our bodies, the highlight of the day is a wonderfully intimate Gumpoldskirchen wine tasting with of the region’s finest vintners.
5:30pm - Arrive back to Vienna by train
The tour ends with a short train ride back to the city centre. You’ll arrive to your hotel in time to freshen up before dinner, the opera, the theatre, or the concert! Whichever it is, we guarantee that you’ll sleep well that night!

WINTER TOUR (Nov - Mar)

9:40am - Meet & greet
We meet at the main entrance of Wien Mitte train station for initial introductions before boarding our train. Head to the u-bahn station ‘Landstraße’ on the U3 orange or the U4 green lines – see the map below for full details of how to get there.
Train ride to the Thermal Region
Our train brings us directly to the vineyards of the Thermal Region and seemingly right back into the middle ages…
The past, present and future of Austrian vititculture
With a welcome glass of sekt in your hand, and in the ideal setting within the grounds of Austria’s second oldest wine making institution, you’ll discover how monks became wine pioneers of their time, spreading their expertise across Europe and forming new wine regions as they went.
Short vineyard walk between villages
We then walk for around 20 minutes through the pretty vineyard landscape, as we head to arguably one of Austria’s most historic wine making villages…
Traditional Austrian lunch in Gumpoldskirchen
We go for lunch at a local ‘Heurige’ or wine tavern (lunch not included).
Wine tasting and Q&A with local vintner
The highlight of the day is our visit to a local wine maker in Gumpoldskirchen to taste the full range of local varieties. This is a wonderfully intimate, unhurried experience, with plenty of opportunities to discuss all aspects of viticulture.
5pm - Arrive back to Vienna by train
The tour ends with a short train ride back to the city, giving you plenty time to relax before your evening activities.
VIENNA WOODS HIKING & WINE TOUR: BOOKING CALENDARS

Choose which day you'd like to join one of our Vienna Woods hiking and wine tasting tours, using either our small-group or private booking calendars - your taste buds will thank you! The group discount of €129 per person is automatically applied for groups of 4+. Please get in touch via our contact page if you would like a private wine tour outside of our published availability, or if your group is larger than 5 people.

day trips from vienna in the vienna woods
VIENNA WOODS HIKING & WINE TOUR: MEETING POINT

The Vienna Woods Hiking & Wine Tour begins at the meeting point, right outside the main entrance to Vienna's 'Wien Mitte' train station, next to the digital clock and temperature gauge. The station is very easy to reach on foot from practically anywhere in the city center, as it is centrally located. If you prefer to use other means of transport, then you can of course arrive via taxi or tram depending on where you are staying. The easiest method, however, is on the u-bahn (underground/metro). Just head to the u-bahn station 'Landstraße', which is on the U3 orange and the U4 green lines. Look for the 'Landstraße Hauptstraße' exits and you should then be at street level at the main entrance. We meet here at 09:10 in summer (Apr-Oct) and 09:40 in winter (Nov-Mar).

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