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Vienna: Full-Day Vienna Woods Wine Tasting Tour

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Discover world-class wines, picturesque villages, and wonderfully green landscapes on a farm-to-table Vienna Woods wine tour. Two specially developed itineraries to choose from depending on the season

Highlights

  • Travel with a dedicated, English-speaking hiking and wine guide
  • Visit local wineries and take part in wine tasting
  • Travel for 12 kilometers on a guided hike with 360-degree views over the Vienna Basin (summer tour)
  • Discover gorgeous landscapes and unique, indigenous grape varieties and wines

Description

Lower Austria is the cradle of Austrian viticulture, and this private wine tasting tour is your chance to visit the area's beautiful forests and vineyards of the Thermal Region, just south of Vienna. Take a 30-minute train ride to the heart of the Vienna Woods for a wine-filled day. Summer (April-October) Your summer tour will begin with a hike in the spa town of Baden, which was once a favorite country retreat of Beethoven. From there you will walk along forest trails towards a magnificent elevated viewpoint overlooking the Vienna Basin in all directions. This spot alone is a photographer's dream. Continue the trip by entering the neighboring vineyards, wandering through row upon row of lush green vines. As a reward, you'll take a break among the vines for an open-air wine tasting at a local producer. Winter (November-March) Your train will bring you directly to the vineyards of one of Austria’s oldest wine-making institutions, steeped in middle-age tradition and history. While there, learn about how the monastic orders became wine pioneers of their time and their influence on Austrian viticulture. Sample a glass of local sekt (sparkling wine) to toast to your arrival in the Austrian wine country. The afternoon segment of both the winter and summer tours will be the same. You will continue to the picturesque wine village of Gumpoldskirchen for lunch at a traditional Austrian wine tavern. From there, you'll visit a local winery to enjoy an extensive wine tasting featuring all of the region's specialty wines, and to ask questions to local experts about modern-day wine making. Your tour later concludes with a short train ride back to the city center, just in time for your evening schedule.

Includes

Live tour commentary provided in English by an Austrian wine expert Extensive wine tasting in Gumpoldskirchen, led by a local wine maker 12-kilometer guided forest and vineyard hike (Apr-Oct) Visit to Austria's second oldest winery (Nov-Mar) Round-trip train fare to/from the Vienna Woods from Vienna's main station 

Important Information

  • Wear comfortable footwear in summer, consisting of either trainers or sturdier hiking shoes
  • Please dress according to the weather, and bring a rucksack and drinking water
  • While most of the winter itinerary is indoors, there's a gentle 20-minute walk through the vineyards as your move between villages
  • This experience requires reasonable weather, if it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund

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