Wachau Valley Kayak & Wine Tour

Wachau Valley Kayak & Wine Tour

Join our Wachau Valley Kayak Tour to witness incredible scenery & medieval history and to sample wonderful wines from this UNESCO World Heritage gem

May-September Full day 1-5 guests

No better way to experience the region

Running for 33 kms between Melk and Krems, the Wachau is the most beautiful stretch of the entire Danube River. Home to rolling hills, ancient castles, picture postcard villages and steeply terraced vineyards, the valley also produces some of Austria's finest wines. Your private Wachau Valley Tour, with our specialist kayak instructor and Austrian wine expert, showcases this amazing natural region like no other...

Guided by an open-water lifesaver & Wachau expert

Your safety and comfort on the water is our priority. So, in addition to your own previous experience of kayaking, you'll be guided by an experienced Wachau instructor to ensure each of the Danube's twists and turns are navigated safely.

Wachau Valley Wine Tasting at a local producer

A visit to the Wachau Valley would not be complete without tasting its incredible wines. From delicately aromatic dry Rieslings to peppery Gruner Veltliner with a signature vein of acidity - the Wachau has some of the world's finest wines to sample.

Breathtaking scenery & photo opportunities

There's no better vantage point for stunning photos of the valley than from the Danube itself. With the sun at our backs all day, choose from cliffs, medieval ruins, terraced vineyards, or pretty villages. The Wachau Valley is natural beauty enhanced by the ingenuity of man.

Wachau Valley Kayak Tour Highlights

Private Wachau Valley Kayak & Wine Tour
max 5 people per group
  • Full (30km) or half (15km) length tours available through the UNESCO world heritage Wachau
  • Double touring kayaks, dry storage equipment & PFD/lifevest provided
  • Extensive wine tasting of several Wachau specialities (e.g. Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Neuburger)
  • Spectacular photo opportunities throughout the entire day
  • Tours taken entirely at your group's pace alongside your dedicated kayak guide & Wachau wine expert
  • For larger group bookings or for different start/end times please get in touch via email to discuss options

Wachau Valley Kayak Tour Itinerary

8:00am - Meet & greet
We meet at the main entrance of Vienna’s ‘Westbahnhof’ railway station (see map below for directions), before a one hour train journey to Melk, home of the world famous baroque abbey, at the western edge of the Wachau. Once there, we’ll prepare the kayaks, provide a full safety briefing and give paddling instructions, prior to launch.
Western Wachau - Apricot orchards, medieval castles and mother nature
The first part of the tour takes us through west Wachau. Here it is too cool for wine production, so the hills are covered in carpets of trees with castles and palaces sitting proudly atop many of the valley’s highest peaks. You’ll be in awe of the Wachau’s natural beauty from your privelged position, right at the heart of it on the Danube river! We’ll also stop for a break by the river’s edge, where the shore transforms itself into a small natural beach.
After continuing downstream for a few more kilometres, we’ll take another break, this time for lunch in a small yet historically fascinating local hamlet (lunch not included).
Eastern Wachau - Dry stone walls, vine rows and wonderful wines
The eastern side of the valley is where the wine is produced, by way of hundreds of individual vineyard plots and centuries of local experience. Here we’ll take another break at a winery to sample local specialities including some of the world’s best dry Riesling, Austria’s signature Gruner Veltliner, and the wonderfully unique and earthy Neuburger amongst others…
Return train to Vienna
After a full day of activity we should arrive back to Vienna around 7pm, although the precise time of arrival will depend on our progress over the course of the day – there’s no rush!

Wachau Valley Kayak Tour Booking Calendar

To experience the Wachau with us just choose a day using our booking calendar below. Please get in touch via our contact page if you would like to do a private tour outside of our current availability or if you are travelling as part of a larger group.

Wachau Valley Tour


We meet for the Wachau Valley Tour at the main entrance of Vienna's 'Westbanhof' at 8:00am. This is very easy to reach using taxis, uber, or trams depending on your location. However, the simplest way will probably be to jump on the u-bahn (underground/metro). Specifically, get on the U3 orange line or the U6 brown line. Go upstairs and walk outside to the main train station entrance.

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