Best of the West

I recently had the pleasure of doing the "Best of the West" through World Expeditions/ATW. I must commend to you the most excellent experience we had with our tour leader. He was exceptional in his attention to detail, his knowledge, his sense of humour and his thorough professionalism. Well done and thanks for a truely marvellous trip.

E.C | Australia

Danube Walk

Austria's Wachau Valley centred around the majestic Danube River is blessed with an ideal climate where the many orchards and vineyards produce some of the finest wines and apricots in the country. The terraced hillsides lead to imposing castles ripe for exploration, while the charming towns below offer wine tasting and excellent cuisine. Traversing forest roads and hiking trails this walking adventure entertains a true appreciation of the UNESCO heritage listed region between Krems and Melk, with its character filled towns and historic buildings and a community that is devoted to good food and wine.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrive Krems
DAY 2 Hike through vineyards to Dürnstein (4.5hrs)
DAY 3 Walk the high trail to Weissenkirchen with great views to the Alps (5hrs)
DAY 4 Day at leisure to explore the surrounding area and sample wine
DAY 5 Walk via Buschandl wall to the village of Spitz (5hrs)
DAY 6 Follow the Buchtal Valley to the fortress of Aggsbach and continue by bus to Melk (5.5hrs)
DAY 7 Visit Melk Monastery then by boat to Krems
DAY 8 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: UDW
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  8 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking
Next Trip:  Daily on Saturday to Wednesday from 29 Apr to 24 Sep
price: £695.00 GBP

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Options & Supplements*
Single Supplement £ 140
Single Traveller Surcharge £ 220
Discount for 7 day trip pp twin share - no rest day (DAY 4) £ -25
Guided trip supplement £ 180
Discount for 7 day trip (single) - no rest day (DAY 4) £ -36
Guided trip supplement (single) £ 160

*Prices listed are per person

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