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Wine Hiking.Wachau Valley

Wandern am Welterbesteig Wachau

4 nights from € 381.00

  • Welterbesteig Wachau
  • Weingenuss
  • Welterbesteig Wachau
4 nights
Package price
from € 381.00

Period of travel

  • 12.04.2022 - 30.10.2022

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Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
3620 Spitz, Schlossgasse 3
+43 2713 30060 Web

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  • Welterbesteig Wachau
  • Weingenuss
  • Welterbesteig Wachau


This hiking tour in the heart of the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Valley of Wachau, is a true treat for the senses. High above the free-flowing Danube River and over centuries-old stone terraces in the winegrowing area of Wachau, the world heritage hiking trail leads through some of the most eminent vineyards of Austria, numerous apricot-tree gardens, dreamy wine-producing villages and typical Austrian wine taverns.

Experience a 2000-old cultural landscape; take a hike through legendary castles, travel back to the Middles Ages and the Renaissance; enjoy the pristine, sumptuous natural beauties and the captivating panoramic views of the unique river landscape.

The luggage will be transported from one host to the next. The hosts will be providing the snacks for the way, made of regional products. On this tour, wine will be accompanying you constantly, be it on hikes through the vineyards, pauses at a Heurige (wine tavern) or wine tasting at the wineries.

Day 1 – Arrival
Individual arrival to Krems
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Krems

Day 2 – Krems - Dürnstein
Distance 12.5 km – Duration 4.5 h
We begin our walk in front of the hotel and walk past the monastery and in the direction of Stein. Walk past the old houses and reach the picturesque vineyards of Wachau valley, where you see magnificent views of the Danube. Through small alleys we reach the ruins of Stein and follow wine trails. After arriving the vineyard named Kellerberg walk through a fascinating landscape that invites you to rest again. After 4.5 hours walking time we reach the old town of Dürnstein, where our trek ends.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Dürnstein

Day 3 – Dürnstein - Weissenkirchen
Distance 17 km – Duration 6 h
This hiking day starts from Dürnstein, where one can discover the medieval village after an individual walk. The succeeding hike leads from Dürnstein over the Eselsteig to the Ruins of Dürnstein (Legends of Richard the Lionheart), to Starhembergwarte and to Fesselhütte. The trail to our destination, Weissenkirchen, leads through the most famous vineyards of Wachau and offers a beautiful view of the Danube.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Weissenkirchen

Day 4 – Weissenkirchen - Spitz
Distance 10.5 km – Duration 3.5 h
Today the hike begins in Weissenkirchen. The route leads over Teisenhoferhof, the mountain quarter of Weissenkirchen through the famous Rieden to the natural monument of Michaelerberg, through the valley of Mieslingtal over the ”Rote Tor” to the best vineyards of Spitz – the Ried Singerriedel and to the church site in Spitz. Wine tasting at the winery in Spitz.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Spitz

Day 5 – Shipping and home trip
With the ship through the Wachau, you get back to Krems. Today you will experience the Wachau Valley in a special way - from the ship. Enjoy the lovely landscape with its picturesque villages and famous vineyards.

Package price per person excluding local tax up from € 381,00 in a double room
Package price per person excluding local tax up from € 440,00 in a single room

(the price depends on the available room category and arrival date)

Services included:

  • 4 x overnight stays in selected accommodations, breakfast included
  • 3 x daily hiking snacks with regional products, prepared by the host
  • 4 x luggage transportation by the overnight-stay selected accommodation (max 1 luggage per person)
  • 1 x wine tasting session, samples of three wines at the winery
  • 1 x boat trip Spitz – Krems (one way)
  • 1 x hiking file

Services not included and to be paid locally:

  • local tax € 1,60 per person/night (up from15 years of age)
  • parking fee is to be paid directly at the parking area, if you arrive by your own car

Organizer: Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, A-3620 Spitz an der Donau, Schlossgasse 3, GISA-Zahl: 13091941
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