• Travelcode: 037

    Wachau Home-based tour

    Romance and culinary art

    • Come here and get back to your personal pace. The Wachau Region, one of Austria’s most beautiful regions invites you to practice slowing down off the beaten track. Conquer the silent, soft and romantic Danube valley by bike and you will see – possibilities are endless and diversified.

      No matter if the landscape, the delicious wine or culinary specialties, the enchanting Wachau will also convince you of its beauty and diversity.

      Tour profile

      Very comfortable bike paths. Along the Danube the terrain is flat, in Kamp valley downhill most of the time. Only for visiting Göttweig you have to climb a steeper hill.

      Day 1: Krems/Mautern

      Individual arrival. Use the day to explore the surroundings and let it end with a glass of original Wachau wine.

      Day 2 - 5: Routings/program suggestions

      Below you can find our suggestions for the nicest bike tours in the surroundings. It is up to you, which ones you choose and combine...or if you do something completely different. The Wachau is one of Austria´s nicest and most famous regions - and you can plan this home-based tour however it suites you best.

      Tour 1: Melk – Spitz – Dürnstein – Krems/Mautern, approx. 37 km + boat to Melk

      The day starts with a cruise to Melk. If you did not have time to visit the monastery yesterday, you should make up for it today. We recommend visiting the Venus of Willendorf, going for a walk in the lovely town of Spitz with its 1000-bucket-hill and exploring the castle and the ruins of Dürnstein. In Dürnstein you will also enjoy a typical Wachau snack (included).

      Tour 2: Kamptal Cycle Path Rosenburg – Krems/Mautern, approx. 42 km + train ride Krems - Rosenburg (only possible on day 4)

      A train will take you to Rosenburg in the morning. The correspondent renaissance palace offers a beautiful scenery, and also bird of prey demonstrations. You cycle along the Kamptal cycle path to Gars am Kamp. The former residency of the Babenberg clan – the ruins of Gars-Thunau, awaits you. You pedal back to Krems and pass through the historic wine town of Langenlois which invites you to have some coffee or tea in the picturesque old town.
      Included train ticket only valid on day 4

      Tour 3: Mautern – Furth – Göttweig – Angern, approx. 25 km

      Today you can do the "Göttweig tour". Past the wine-towns of Mautern, Furth and Palt you will see many different crop like vineyards, wheat fields and forests as you cycle on to Göttweig Abbey (steep ascend). There are approx. 45 monks living in Göttweig at the moment. Enjoy the view from Göttweig Mountain.

      Tour 4: Krems – Mautern – Aggsbach/Aggstein – Melk, approx. 37 km + train ride Emmersdorf - Krems (only possible on day 5)

      After a rich breakfast you start your bike tour. You start in Krems and cycle along the Danube cycle path through picturesque villages. In Aggsbach you should not miss to visit the charterhouse. It was founded by Heidenreich Von Maissau in 1380.
      If you are still fit enough for a steep ascend, you can go up to the ruins of Aggstein. As you cycle onwards, small wine taverns can be found along the waysides. The imposing monastery of Melk greets you from afar and is at the same time today’s final destination. You get back to Krems by train (included July 1 - September 30; no train ride possible beyond these dates).
      Included train ticket only valid on day 5

      Tour 5: Danube Cycle Path Krems/Mautern – Tulln, approx. 43 km + train ride Tulln - Krems (only possible on day 5)

      Ride the centerpiece of the classical Danube cycle path. Especially the beautiful flower-town of Tulln should not be missed. You can also visit the famous garden fair called "Die Garten Tulln" from April until October. By train you get back to Krems (included April 16 - June 30 + October 01 - 15).
      Included train ticket only valid on day 5

      Day trip to Vienna

      If you want to explore a metropolis you can catch a train from Krems to Vienna (approx. 1 h, not included). Meet the beautiful multicultural, musical city of Vienna between Mozart, Sissi and the St. Stephans Cathedral. Also do not forget to eat the famous Wiener Schnitzel.

      • => Excursion: City tour by bike

        Vienna City tour by BIKE
        Discover Vienna in a very special way! By bike you will experience all those famous sights from a new and completely different point of view.  Some of the highlights are: the State Opera, Johann Strauß Monument in the City Park, the Hofburg - the winter residence of the Habsburgs (the family that ruled Vienna and half of Europe for over 600 years), the Rathaus (town hall), and - of course - St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Vienna’s most famous landmark. The ideal way to see Vienna. Easy route on bike paths or streets with little traffic. Frequent stops for taking pictures! End close to the Sate Opera / Schillerpark

        Tour times: May - September daily 10 am (only English) or at 2:30 pm (German)

        Meeting point: Bösendorferstrasse 5,  1010 Vienna - close to the state opera

        • Adult with own bike:  25,- € | Duration: approx. 3 hrs / 15 km 
        • Children until 12 years with own bike: 15,- €
        • Bike Rental additional 4,- € per bike
      • => Excursion: Waltz and Operetta Concert at a Viennese palais

        Waltz and Operetta Concert at a Viennese palais

        The "Salonochester Alt Wien", led by Professor Udo Zwoelfer, is one of the best known interpreters of classical Viennese music and manages to make the most impressive compositions by our "King of Waltz" Johann Strauss and the primary representative of Viennese music, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, even more unique. Our virtuosic musicians, excellent opera singers and enchanting ballet dancers present an evening full of Viennese charm- including spirited sounds of waltz, polka, arias and duets, as well as operetta and concert solo pieces at the highest artistic level possible.

        Daily at 08:15 PM - 10:00 PM (with a 15 min. interval)

        Location: Wiener Kursalon im Stadtpark, Johannesgasse 33, 1010 Wien

        Prices:
        Category A: € 65,-
        Category B: € 55,-
        Category C: € 42,-

        Arriving by public transport

        U4 Station Stadtpark

        by foot: directly at the Stadtpark

        U4: depending on which platform is closed, go to Karlsplatz or Landstraße to change in the U4 train, that goes in the opposite direction to arrive at Stadtpark.

        tram: go to Weihburggasse (line 2) or Schwarzenbergplatz (line 2, 71 and D) by tram. From there, you will reach the Kursalon by foot in a few minutes.


      • => Excursion: Vienna Hop-On Hop-Off

        The hop-on hop-off facility allows you to explore the city at your leisure and our double-decker buses  offer  a panoramic view of Vienna. Simply book with us online, the service enables you to see the sights in your speed and gives you the flexibility to start the tour at any stations the hop-on hop-off stops.

        Sightseeing - 5 routes &  up to . 45 stopps
        Choose from 5 lines with up to 45 stops and create your own sightseeing. The buses are modern, comfortable and offer a perfect view of the city. As a special service they offer free Wi-Fi on board.

        Guided walk in the city center
        In addition to
        any hop-on hop-off bus tour, you can join for free a guided tour in  the center of Vienna for free. The meeting point is in front of the State Opera. In this city tour the guide does not only presents you not only the tourist attractions and historical sites, he´ll  also tells you a lot of interesting facts about the city of Vienna.
        At each corner is a sight waiting to be discovered. For example, the Hotel Sacher, whose founder invented the delicious Sachertorte, Spanish Riding School with its famous Lipizzaner Ballet, the Capuchin’s Crypt, the final resting place of the Habsburgs, or the impressive St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Within this walk we will also visit, the Graben with the historical Plague column is our sightseeing route.

        Price:

        • Hop-On Hop-Off-Ticket Vienna 24h all routes incl. guided walk: € 25,-/adult , € 12,-/child

        Information:

        You can Hop-On and Hop-Off at all points of the tours.
        The buses run at regular intervals.

      • => Excursion: Vienna Pass

        All of Vienna in one card

        Highlights

        • Free entrance to over 60 of Vienna’s most famous attractions (e.g. free entry to the Vienna Giant Ferris Wheel, free entry to Schönbrunn Zoo, free entry to St. Stephans Cathedral Treasury, Towers and Catacombs, free Grand Tour of Schönbrunn palace,...)

        • Unlimited rides on HOP ON HOP OFF buses by Vienna Sightseeing Tours, taking you directly to the main attractions

        • Save time and skip the lines at many of the attractions

        • Plan your stay with Vienna PASS guidebook and app filled with insider tips

        • Vienna PASS bonus booklet with attractive discounts at exclusive partner companies

        • Add On: Vienna PASS with travelcard (public transportation ticket, zone 100, for underground, bus, tram and S-Bahn)

        Go and Explore!

        Overview

        The Vienna PASS is your key to an unforgettable experience in Vienna.

        The Vienna PASS is a new, all-inclusive sightseeing card that allows visitors to explore the many faces of Vienna. The Vienna PASS gives its holder free access to Vienna’s greatest sights, such as Schönbrunn Palace and Schönbrunn Zoo, the Giant Ferris Wheel, the Spanish Riding School, the Albertina museum, and many others. It also includes unlimited travel on the HOP ON HOP OF buses which are the perfect way to get from one of the many Vienna PASS sights to the next. Combine them to make your own sightseeing programme. The card is complemented by a high-quality guidebook with insider tips and detailed information. The Vienna PASS can be purchased for a duration of one, two, three or six consecutive days. Children below the age of 6 get free admission to the all-inclusive offers if accompanied by an adult holding a Vienna PASS.

        Period of validity

        Prices Vienna PASS 2017
        (incl.unlimited HOP ON HOP OFF)

        1 Day / adult

        € 59,00

        1 Day / child (6-18,99)

        € 29,50

        2/3/6 Days

        on request

        Please find further information on: www.viennapass.com

      Day of rest in Krems

      Today is dedicated to the wine town Krems. After the wine tasting at the winemakers Krems (ger.= Winzer Krems) you should stroll through this lovely town. In the pedestrian area you will find several shops which can be useful if you still need souvenirs for your loved ones at home. The Krems Cathedral, the Piaristenkirche church as well as the "Steiner Tor" invite you to an expedition. If you do not want to spare physical activity today, you may also want to  walk up the vineyard hills.

      Day 6: Krems/Mautern

      Individual departure or extended stay.
    • TRAVEL DATES

      Arrival day: Sunday

      Season 1: June 26 - August 27
      Season 2: April 16 - June 25 + August 28 - October 15


      ARRIVAL - PARKING - DEPARTURE

      ARRIVAL BY PLANE

      Airport: Vienna (VIE)


      ARRIVAL BY CAR

      Parking:
      Steigenberger Hotel & Spa: Hotel garage € 12,-/night, public parking available, but limited (free of charge)
      Gasthof Nikolaihof: free of charge at the Hotel
      Hotel Goldener Engel: public parking


      ARRIVAL BY TRAIN

      Train station: Krems an der Donau


      TRANSFERS

      Krems - Vienna Airport and back

      Prices available, see "Prices"


      ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

      Safety equipment:

      Please note, that in Austria children under the age of 12 are obligated to wear a bike helmet. Please protect your little ones and bring their own helmet!

      Please also note that Rosenburg castle is opening only in May. Customers who arrive in April are not able to visit the castle (of course the bike tour is possible anyway!)

      In Cat Standard the double room with extra bed is only available on request.

       

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    • Included services:

      • 5 nights in rooms with private facilities
      • Breakfast or 5 x dinner option (surcharge, only possible in Cat. Premium)
      • 1x train ride Emmersdorf – Krems incl. bike (July 01 – September 30)
      • 1x train ride Tulln – Krems incl. bike (April 16 – June 30 + October 01 – October 15) (instead of Emmersdorf - Krems in low season)
      • 1x cruise Krems – Melk incl. bike
      • 1x train ride Krems – Rosenburg incl. bike
      • Wine tasting (in German language only)
      • Typical Wachau snack
      • Service-Hotline (also accessible on weekends)
      • Handlebar bag with maps and information material per room
    • Extras

      Discount for 3rd person (in one room with 2 adults)
      Children 0 - 6,99 years -100%
      Children 7 - 11,99 years -50%
      Children 12 - 14,99 years -25%
      15 - 99 years  -10%
       
      Bikes & equipment
      21-/7-speed-bike 69
      E-Bike 149
      Children´s bike, Trailer, Tag-along on request
      Child seat on request
      Bike helmet 25
         
      Transfers
      Krems hotel - Vienna Airport  
      Economy PKW 1-4 PAX 140
      Economy Bus 5-8 PAX 180
         
      Additional nights possible on request

      Best - Price - Guarantee

      If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
      All prices per person in EUR

      Hotel Goldener Engel 3* (Kat. Standard)

      The history of this house dates back to the year 1658. Prince Metternich had the "Goldene Engel" built as a tavern of the Grafenegg castle. In 1795 the inn became property of the Ehrenreich family, who are the 7th generation to run the "Goldene Engel". All rooms with private facilities, cable TV, radio and free Wi-Fi . >> Panorama-Tour

       


      Gästehaus Weinresidenz Nikolaihof (Kat. Komfort)

      All rooms decorated in a friendly style and equipped with classical, oiled beechen furniture, cable TV, free Wi-Fi and separated toilet and bathroom, invite you to enjoy 4-star atmosphere. This guest house also provides a wine- and apricot garden as well as a swimming pond and a playground for kids.

        


      Steigenberger Hotel & Spa 4* (Kat. Premium)

      The location could hardly be any better: the 1,000 year old historic city centre of Krems is only a few minutes on foot from the hotel. At the same time, the Steigenberger Hotel and Spa also offers the guest a magnificent view of the Danube and the surrounding vineyards. All rooms with private facilities, bath robe, minibar, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, safe.

       

       

    • Bicycles inclusive panniers:

      The offered bikes are tourbikes with an aluminium frame and kitted with responsive brakes and gears. Plus: mudguards, trip computers, comfort gel saddles, flat-palmed grips, Schwalbe Marathon anti-puncture tyres. E-bikes are also available for this tours, while kids’ bikes and accessories are at hand for all family-friendly holidays.

      You can choose between the following bikes:

      • 7-speed-bike with hand brake and backpedal brake
      • 21-speed-bike with hand brakes
      • E-bikes unisex
      • children seat, children trailer

      with 28" tyres in different frame dimensions for ladies and gents.

      All bikes are equipped with a pannier (saddle bag) and a handlebar bag/room.


      E-bike

      By popular demand, we have now invested in a considerable number of e-bikes, much favoured by cyclists who love the great Outdoors, but prefer to let the bike take the strain.

      With an electro bike every bike tour is a breeze! If you had few opportunities to cycle over the last weeks or if you are not sure concerning your fitness, but also with physical disabilities, every bike ride is a treat! The shiftable, low noise electric drive of our modern E-bike relieves you of some of the work and increases the pedal force up to 3 times ... So you can now book a bike tour together with cyclists who have different fitness level. Acclivity can be handled easily.


      Bicycle breakdowns

      can happen, even with new wheels and by best servicing. If your bike breaks down and you are not able to fix the problem yourself, please contact our service number!


      Private bicycles

      You are welcome to bring your own bicycle. It is adapted especially to your needs. Do not forget to bring a repair kit with all necessary tools such as: keys, reserve tube and lock. Please check your own bicycle for operability upon arrival.

       







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