World Heritage Trail Wachau is offering wonderful hiking trails and fantastic views and impressions.
Quality has always had the highest priority in the Wachau! Whether eating, drinking wine or staying at one of the stylish accommodations, your hosts are waiting for you! The finest 4 and 5 star hotels in the region stand for exquisite accommodation. After hiking you can relax at the hotel SPA. The Wachau Valley is a true paradise for gourmets: Enjoy the award-winning gourmet restaurant of your hotel and their delicious dinners in the hotel restaurants.
The luggage will be transported, partly you have a shuttle service to the start of your day tour and for the snacks on the way you get your own backpack filled with delicious regional food and beverages of the local hotels. So everything is ready for a picnic along the way.
The journey starts in Krems at the Hotel Steigenberger Hotel and Spa, 4****S The hotel is situated high above the town of Krems, embedded in idyllic vineyards. The “Spa-World-Luxury” with an indoor pool, panorama saunas, a steam bath an much more invites you to relax. For dinner a 4 course gourmet meal will be served. (Overnight stay in Krems).
Today, the cozy walk starts at World Heritage Trail Wachau directly from your hotel. The stage leads from Krems to Dürnstein. You walk along the famous vineyards of the area such as “Ried Kögl”, “Ried Pfaffenberg” or “Loibnerberg” and through the Nature reserve “Höhereck” & “Kellerberg”. At the end of the pedestrian zone Dürnstein you will find the Hotel Schloss Dürnstein*****. The castle was built in 1630 and has charm, precious antiques and modern comfort. At good weather you will enjoy your 4 course dinner on the most beautiful terrace of Wachau! (Overnight stay in Dürnstein).
Path length about 12 km, duration about 4 hours.
After breakfast you will be taken to Mühldorf by taxi, where you take the panorama way “Spitzer Graben” from Mühldorf to Spitz. You should stop for a refreshment in one of the many restaurants, before you climb up to “Ruine Hinterhaus”. From there you follow the signs “Jauerling Runde” and take the directon to Willendorf. Known for the discovery of the Venus from Willendorf, you can visit the Venusium and learn about the history of the little world famous statue. From Willendorf you take the Wachaubus WL1 to Emmersdorf. At Hotel-Restaurant “Zum Schwarzen Bären”****, which is situated in the romantic center you will find an indoor pool, a sauna, a steam bath, a Hot Tub and a solarium. You will enjoy excellent food for dinner offered by family Pritz in the enchanting “Stuben” or the garden. (Overnight stay in Emmersdorf).
Path length about 16 km, duration about 5,5 hours.
After breakfast, at 10:30 am you will be taken to Leiben by taxi. The tour starts at Leiben castle and leads along Schlossstraße down to the main road (federal highway). It goes on left into the woods, a short track uphill on a nature path. Passing St. Corona church the way runs through Losau and from there to Artstetten to the pillory square.
Now you walk on through a flat piece of wood opposite from red “Artstetten-Maria Taferl Weg”. From km 2,20 the way leads uphill passing the golf course on your way to Maria Taferl.
Path length about 14 km, duration 4,5 hours.
You sleep at Hotel Schachner ****, Fam. Schachner in Maria Taferl. High above the Danube you get a fantastic view looking at the Danube valley and the pre-alps enjoying a 4 course dinner for the last time of your journey. (Overnight stay in Maria Taferl)
Today you will experience the Wachau again from a different view in a special way by taking the ship. A hotel taxi will take you from Maria Taferl to the boat landing stage in Melk. At 1:50 pm you take the boat “MS Austria” arriving in Krems at 3:35 pm. There you find your car and your fantastic journey will be finished.
4 x bed & breakfast in the 4 - and 5 star hotels
4 x several-course gourmet dinners in the hotel restaurants (half board)
All persons- and luggage transfers (max 1 luggage per person)
3 x backpack filled with Snacks, sweets, fruits, wine and water
Ticket for the Wachaubus from Willendorf to Emmersdorf, Danube cruise from Melk – Krems
hiking pack with map, directions and information material about the Welterbesteig
Package price per person up from € 849,-- in a double room
Package price per person up from € 1179,-- in a single room
Organizer: Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, A-3620 Spitz an der Donau, Schlossgasse 3, GISA-Zahl: 13094941
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