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Half-Day Kayaking Tour of Vienna

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Follow Vienna's only guided paddling route along the Danube River’s beautiful side arms and channels, exploring Vienna's undiscovered recreational heart while taking in some of its most important contemporary architecture.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a guided paddling tour of Vienna's beautiful and quaint Old Danube
  • Learn all about how Vienna has become a truly global city as you paddle past the United Nations
  • Live like a local by visiting Viennese favorites such as the island of Gänsehäufel

Description

Discover the most quaint part of Vienna, the Alte Donau; a lakeside village which was cut off from the main channel of the Danube in 1870. This is where nocturnal beavers now roam in a section of the river. See how Vienna maintains its long-established reputation as a center for diplomacy, politics, and international relations as you paddle past the United Nations, along with several of the city’s other most important contemporary buildings. This view of the city is later contrasted with the cute lakeside huts which adorn the water’s edge to give vibrant bursts of color to the lakeshore. You will most likely be sharing the water with local rowers, the odd fisherman, and plenty of swans and ducks along the way. The Alte Donau is a watery oasis in the middle of the city, perfectly designed for further investigation via kayak. If it's hot, you can also take a break for a swim in the clean lake waters while making new friends, getting some sunshine, and being active. You'll also get loads of tips from the guide if you want to keep investigating ‘new’ Vienna for a bit longer. You could grab lunch or a cocktail at Vienna’s self-styled ‘Copa Beach’, swim off one of the island’s riverside pontoons, visit the Danube Tower with its 360° views over Vienna’s skyline, or explore the charming Danube Park, all within walking distance from the end point.

Includes

Single or double kayak Live native English-speaking tour commentary provided by an RLSS certified open-water lifesaver
Gratuities for your guide Hotel pickup and drop-off

Important Information

  • • You may stop for a swim in the Old Danube along the way, so swimming gear is recommended • Tours will be cancelled in the event of heavy rain and/or thunderstorms and the tour itinerary may be ammended on days with strong winds • Participants must be able to swim and tread water for a minimum of 1 minute • The activity is a gentle paddle and is suitable for most people with a reasonable level of fitness, but please note that in windier conditions the level of physical exertion required does increase
  • Minimum age is 9. Children aged 9-17 must be accompanied by an adult

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