The Vienna Woods is one of the standard routes offered by the sightseeing-bus tour operators in Vienna. These short tours give only a quick taste of the region; if you have more time, investigate further.
One-day tours to Neusiedl Lake usually include a boat ride. Tours from Vienna also take you to Melk and back by bus and boat. These tours usually run about eight hours, with a stop at Dürnstein. Bus tours operate year-round except as noted, but the boat runs only April–October. For details, check with your hotel or with Cityrama Sightseeing. Another good option is Vienna Sightseeing Tours.
Vienna Sightseeing. In addition to its city tours, this company offers a number of whole and half-day trips to nearby attractions. You can visit Bratislava, traveling there by bus and returning by catamaran; head to the Danube Valley, including a guided tour of Melk Abbey; or explore the pretty Vienna Woods, with a walking tour in Baden. Tours run year-round, though some transport options are seasonal. Opernring 3-5/Top 17-24, Vienna, Vienna, A-1010. 01/712–46–83; www.viennasightseeing.at. €44.