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Day Trip From Salzburg to Wachau Valley + Vienna Highlights

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Vienna Belvedere Palace Park

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Dürrnstein village in Wachau

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Dürrnstein Village

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Melk Abbey

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Melk Abbey Paintings

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St.Stephen’s Cathedral Vienna

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Austrian Parliament in Vienna

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Vienna Spanish Riding School

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Wachau Marillen (Apricots)

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Wachau Valley

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Wachau Vineyards



On this trip from Salzburg to Vienna before reaching Vienna we will make a stop at Melk Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage site then follow (34 km) the picturesque valley known as the Wachau along the river Danube. On the steep slopes of Wachau the terraced vineyards grow the Riesling and Grüner Veltliner grape varieties. Wachau is famous for apricots, grapes and wine.


  • Free Salzburg city/hotel pick up & drop off
  • Friendly and knowledgeable chauffeur guide
  • Tour flexibility up on your request


  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees where applicable
  • Tips for guide (up to you)


  • A perfect day trip from Salzburg to Vienna on the way optional visit to Melk Abbey is located picturesquely on a hill overlooking the Danube valley, and dwarfs its town. The options at the Melk Abbey vary from full tour to just a photo stop. The full tour requires booking in advance. We will drive through charming old villages beside the Danube such as Spitz and Weissenkirchen and, of course, you will get the opportunity to try the delicious local wines and cooking. You can visit a traditional winery, such as the 13th century award winning Mauritiushof. The village of Durnstein where King Richard I of England, Richard the Lion Heart, was imprisoned in the 13th century, is a great stop for lunch as well.

  • In Vienna you can immerse yourself in unique ensemble of a former empire’s grandeur and meeting point of cultures: In Vienna first visit will be at the Royal Palace of Schönbrunn. This palace with its elaborate park and the old zoo are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    From there we head for the old city centre Innere Stadt district with the Stephansdom Cathedral surrounded by the Ringstrasse ring road, one of Vienna’s main sights. The Ringstrasse replaced the former medieval city walls and was intended to show the glory and grandeur of the Habsburg Empire. These now world famous Ringstrassen buildings even had an architectural style named after them: the Ringstrasse Style. “What is this palace? It’s a museum!” – so many buildings look as if they are important palaces, as well as statues of outstanding historic personalities such as the Empress Maria Theresa.You will see the Museum of Applied Arts, the Vienna State Opera House, the Museum of Art History, the Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the Spanish Horse Riding School, the Parliament, the Burgtheater (National Theatre), the Town Hall, the Votive Church, the Württemberg Palace (now Hotel Imperial), Belvedere Palace  and many other monumental buildings. For many the mention of Vienna brings to mind the Blue Danube, the waltz by the Austrian composer Strauss and the river that passes through Vienna, and is not blue!

  • During Vienna sightseeing may choose to enjoy the delicacies of a Viennese Café and a little Viennese cuisine. On the classic tour we will then return to Salzburg. On request it can be customized so the tour could end at your choice of location in Vienna.

  • On our way back to Salzburg we can discuss the sights seen and reflect upon Imperial Vienna.


Tour schedule & availability

01st January to 31st December
Tour Start09:00 am
Duration11 to 12 hours

Important Info

a) Additional hours on request, when possible each extra hour cost Euro 90/-
b) Some of tours need to cross over the country border, in case of border control we recommend you to carry passport.
c) Please inform us in case you want to take baby with you, we will try to arrange a suitable baby seat.

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Day Trip From Salzburg to Wachau Valley + Vienna Highlights


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