Individual arrival by private rental car in Krems or Duernstein, the wine-growing villages situated in the Wachau Valley. The Wachau is the most beautiful stretch of the Danube Valley, marked by vineyards, ruins and rolling hills. Krems' history is more than 1,000 years old. Check-in to your hotel where you will be receive a welcome folder containing detailed information on the program, brochures and maps of the area, as well as the name of our local wine representative who will answer any questions you may have about the wine tour. Take a little time to stroll around your ancient, historical village. In the late afternoon enjoy a relaxing, picturesque boat trip on the Danube. This evening, a delicious 3-course dinner with regional wines will be served at an unforgettable restaurant in the area. Transportation by taxi is included.
After a sumptuous buffet-breakfast, visit the winery of the vintners of Duernstein, Freie Weingaertner Wachau
. See the more than 300-year-old cellars and the baroque location of "Kellerscholoessl". After the tour there is a tasting of 6 typical wines of Duernstein. The afternoon is free to go as you please, exploring your surroundings. In the early evening, proceed to the former monastery in Krems, Kloster Und
, with its well-known wine store and famous restaurant. Partake in a tasting, with commentary, of 6 regional wines. Afterwards, we recommend a dinner at the award-winning restaurant Moerwald im Kloster Und
After breakfast at the hotel, go a few kilometers to Langenlois, Austria's prime white-wine growing area, the Kamptal Region. In Langenlois, visit the Loisium
, recently built after the plans of New York Architect Steven Hall. You will enter and experience a completely different "world of wines" with the help of an audio-guide in English. Afternoon is at your leisure.
In the early evening, a wine tasting is planned in one of the most picturesque wineries and Heurigentaverne of the area, The Nikolaihof
in Mautern, a few kilometers away. You will be specially welcomed and shown the historical wine cellar and presented with 5 different wines to taste, with commentary.
Depart for Grafenegg after breakfast for a visit to the spectacular Schloss Grafenegg
, a romantic castle set in a peaceful, rural park and described as a "symphony for the senses". Seven centuries of history can be seen in Grafenegg Castle, with architectural traces from the Gothic to the Baroque and beyond. You will have time to explore the new venue for musical festivals or shop in the wine store of vintners of the area. Before lunch, meet in the wine store for a commented tasting of 5 regional wines.
Afterwards, enjoy a memorable picnic on the beautiful, rolling hills of Schloss Grafenegg
. A Picnic Basket for Two will be given to you, filled with local specialties, wine, water and beer. Find a perfect place to spread out, relax and experience your own special culinary treat in an absolutely idyllic setting in Lower Austria.
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