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The Romantic Danube along the World Heritage Trail

Wandern am Welterbesteig Wachau

6 nights from € 639.00

  • Wandern an der Donau
  • Welterbesteig Wachau
  • Austria Princess
  • Spitz
Duration
6 nights
Package price
from € 639.00

Period of travel

  • 16.04.2022 - 26.10.2022

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Contact

Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH
3620 Spitz, Schlossgasse 3
+43 2713 30060 Web

Route Google maps

  • Wandern an der Donau
  • Welterbesteig Wachau
  • Austria Princess
  • Spitz

Experience a 2000-old cultural landscape; take a hike through legendary castles, travel back to the Middles Ages and the Renaissance; enjoy the pristine, sumptuous natural beauties and the captivating panoramic views of the unique river landscape – those are the highlights of the tour.

The luggage will be transported from one host to the next. The hosts will be providing the snacks for the way, made of regional products. On this tour, wine will be accompanying you constantly, be it on hikes through the vineyards, stops at a heurige (wine tavern) or wine tasting at the wineries.

Day 1 – Arrival
Travel to Krems on your own, overnight stay incl. breakfast in Krems.

Day 2 – Krems - Dürnstein
Path length 12.5 km – 4.30 hours walking time
You pass through the historical center of Krems, Hoher Markt with the Gothic Gozzoburg, then on via the Krems vineyards to the historical center of Stein and into a cellar-lined road with heurige wine taverns. Then you walk by the fortress ruins in Stein. You cross the expansive Loibenberg vineyards and go by the baroque Kellerschlössel before entering medieval Dürnstein with its baroque monastery.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Dürnstein

Day 3 – Dürnstein - Weißenkirchen
Path length 16 km - 6 hours walking time
You climb the medieval stairs known as Eselsteig up to the Dürnstein castle ruins. King Richard the Lionhearted was held captive here. You continue over rocky landscape and an oak forest to the lookout tower on Schlossberg. Then you proceed to the Fesslhütte, a forest tavern, and to Kanzel, a spectacular lookout point. After that, you take the Höhenweg trail to Schildhütten where you can enjoy refreshments at Pomassl winery. Then you walk through the famed Achleiten and Klaus vineyards on a panoramic trail to the wine town of Weißenkirchen with its fortified church and Teisenhoferhof, a Gothic fortress.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Weißenkirchen

Day 4 – Weißenkirchen - Spitz
Path length 10.5 km - 3.30 hours walking time
After passing through the Gothic quarter in and around the fortress, you enter the famous vineyards around Weissenkirchen. You then pass through meadows and rocky landscape on Michaelerberg (a natural landmark) and on to the Rotes Tor (Red Gate) in Spitz. Descent through vineyards to the baroque church square of Spitz. You can look forward to an afternoon wine tasting session at a winery in Spitz.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Spitz

Day 5 – Spitz - Aggsbach Dorf/Aggstein
Path length 16.5 km - 5.30 hours walking time
Start by crossing the Danube to Arnsdorf on the cable ferry. Hike in the Buchen Valley with an optional ascent to Hoher Stein. Through Dunkelsteinerwald forest to Maria Langegg Monastery (with pilgrim museum). Next you arrive at the imposing ruins of Aggstein fortress. Descent to Aggsbach Dorf with charterhouse and hammer works.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Aggsbach Dorf/Aggstein

Day 6 – Aggsbach Dorf/Aggstein - Melk
Path length 17 km - 6 hours walking time
You hike to the Hohenwarther Höhe in Dunkelsteinerwald forest. Descend on forest and meadow trails to Schönbühel with its castle and Servite monastery. Then go via the Jonaskreuz lookout point to the historical center of Melk with its magnificent abbey.
Overnight stay incl. breakfast in Melk

Day 7 – Shipping and home trip
Tour ends with a ride on a Danube ship through the Wachau from Melk to Krems. Before that, you are welcome to take a look at the historical center of Melk and the abbey.

Services included:

  • 6 x overnight stays in selected accommodations, breakfast included
  • 5 x daily hiking snack with regional products, prepared by the host
  • 6 x luggage transportation by the overnight-stay selected company (max 1 luggage per person)
  • 1 x wine tasting session, samples of three wines
  • 1 x ride on a ship from Melk to Krems (one way)
  • 1 x hiking file

Package price per person excluding local tax up from € 639,00 in a double room
Package price per person excluding local tax up from € 770,00 in a single room

(The price depends on which room categories are available.)

Services not included and to be paid locally:

  • local tax € 1,60 per person/night (up from 15 years of age)
  • fees for ferry from Spitz to Arnsdorf (in April and October ferry service is limited)
  • parking fees in Krems for your car

Organizer: Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH, A-3620 Spitz an der Donau, Schlossgasse 3, GISA-Zahl: 13091941
The general terms and conditions of Donau Niederösterreich Tourismus GmbH apply - These can be found under www.donau.com/impressum