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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

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US$ 89.06
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This day trip takes you from Vienna to the Wachau, a picturesque valley along the Danube. You will see many medieval castles, grand monasteries and a breathtaking landscape. Passing the small town of Krems and the ruins of Dürnstein castle, we continue to the village of Spitz on the Danube river. From here you will have an impressive boat trip on the Danube to Melk. The Highlight will be the guided tour through the magnificent Benedictine Abbey.
  • Magnificent views along the Danube River on a boat cruise (seasonal)
  • Guided visit to Melk Abbey: Learn the Benedictine monastery’s history
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Wachau Valley
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Vienna by comfortable coach
What to Expect
Arrive at the central Vienna meeting point for a 9am departure. Travel to the Danube Valley aboard a comfortable coach and follow the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. In the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley, listen as your guide points out historic landmarks, such as the medieval castle of Burgruine Durnstein and riverside towns, like the wine village of Krems. Board a boat in Spitz for a 1.5-hour Danube River cruise, taking in dramatic views while gliding downstream to Melk. Between November and April the boat cruise will be replaced by a meal in a local restaurant. Browse the shops in Melk village before boarding the coach for the return journey to Vienna.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Vienna Operahouse, Opernring 2, 1010 Wien, Austria
Departure Time
9:00 AM
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Bus trip in a modern coach from Vienna to the Danube Valley
  • Lunch & walking tour through Krems or Dürnstein (in winter 1.11.2018- 12.4.2019)
  • Boat tour in summer ( only from 13.4. - 27.10.2019)
  • Entry/Admission - DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH
  • Entry/Admission - Melk Abbey
  • Food and drinks in summer (from 13.4. - 27.10.2019)
  • Boat ride in winter (1.11.2018 - 12.4.2019)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Due to weather conditions the boat trip can only take place between 13.4. - 27.10.2019. As an alternative free lunch is provided on these dates. The same applies if the boat trip has to be cancelled due to high water or similar reasons.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I planned our own trip so we used public transportation for everything. We generally are not fans of guided group tours but this tour was wonderful. Our guide was excellent although it was a bit disconcerting to listen to each bit of...More

Thank Lenora J
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a difficult time locating the tour director initially but after that the trip was very good. The bus ride was comfortable, the guide was knowledgeable and the scenery was everything we hoped for so we would highly recommend this trip.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank terrygE649IY
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went on this full day tour from Vienna. The Danube river cruise was a nice touch to the entire tour. The guide was friendly. Melk Abbey and the town are lovely too. Overall, a great experience. BTW, I booked the tour with Viator.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kail920
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I booked this tour as part of our three day visit to Vienna, and it was good to also get to see something of the Austrian countryside as a contrast. The tour guide for the day, Eric, was excellent, as was the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank jpd30
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Before we went on the river cruise my wife was telling me she missed the usual nature part of our vacation. This was very satisfying. The cruise was relaxing. The lunch on board the ship was perfect. Konrad was an excellent guide. He was very...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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10 September 2019|
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Response from Alan G | Reviewed this property |
We had to meet near the Opera House in the center of the City which is where most tours depart from. For us it was an easy 15 minute walk from our Hotel.
31 August 2019|
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Response from Alan G | Reviewed this property |
Yes we did stop at Durnstein and had time to explore for about an hour. Quaint little town, and some great spots to capture a few photos.
29 August 2019|
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Response from An V | Reviewed this property |
It depends on each tour's policy (number of luggage per passenger) and space available on each bus. You need to check with the tour company to make sure.
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