Wachau Valley Kayak & Wine Tour

Our truly unique Wachau Valley tour with incredible scenery & wonderful wine from this UNESCO World Heritage gem

May-September Full day 1-2 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 from Vienna, with our kayaking guide 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 instructor to ensure each of the Danube's twists and turns are navigated safely.

Wachau Valley Wine Tasting at a local producer

Among the most popular things to do in the Wachau is tasting its incredible wines. From delicately aromatic dry Rieslings to peppery Gruner Veltliner with a signature vein of acidity - the Wachau has some of Austria'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 Day Trip Highlights

Private Wachau Valley Kayak & Wine Tour
max 2 people per group
  • 27km tours available through the UNESCO world heritage Wachau
  • Double touring kayaks, dry storage equipment & PFD/lifevests provided
  • Extensive wine tasting of several Wachau specialities (e.g. Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Neuburger)
  • Spectacular photo opportunities throughout the entire day
  • Escape the tourist hoards on the usual Wachau Valley boat tours and do something truly memorable!
  • Tours taken entirely at your pace alongside your dedicated kayak guide & Wachau wine expert
  • For different start/end times please get in touch via email to discuss options

Wachau Valley Tour Itinerary

8:00am - Meet & greet
We reach the Wachau Valley from Vienna by train, after first meeting at the main entrance of Vienna’s ‘Westbahnhof’ railway station (see map below for directions). We arrive to Melk, home of the world famous baroque abbey, at the western edge of the Wachau. Once there, we’ll prepare the kayaks prior to launch. Alternatively, you may meet us at 09:30 in Melk directly.
Western Wachau - Apricot orchards, medieval castles and mother nature
The first part of the tour takes us through west Wachau. Here it is a little 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 privileged position, right at the heart of it on the Danube river!
Wine Tasting in Spitz an der Donau
The charming village of Spitz, located approximately half way through the valley, marks the beginning of the wine growing region. Noted for its classic expressions of dry Riesling, Austria’s signature wine Gruner Veltliner, and the wonderfully unique and earthy Neuburger, we’ll be visiting one of the town’s finest local producers for an extensive wine tasting.
After continuing downstream briefly, 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 further east we paddle, the more the steep valley landscape transforms into visually stunning rows of medieval dry stone walls and vines, separated into hundreds of individual vineyard plots.
Durnstein - climb the castle ruins or meander through the village
Picturesque Durnstein is the undisputed gem of the Wachau. The natural beauty and old world charm of this gorgeous hamlet is further enhanced by the legend of Richard the Lionheart King of England, imprisoned here back in 1192 atop the castle overlooking the Danube.
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 Tour Booking Calendar

To experience the Wachau with us just choose a day using our booking calendar below. Get in touch via our contact page if you need a private tour outside of our current availability or if you're travelling as part of a larger group.


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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