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Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

1. Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

Experience a romantic sightseeing tour by bus and boat from Vienna, introducing you to the beauty of the Wachau and Danube Valleys in Lower Austria. Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk with a guide (which is part of the all inclusive package). If you prefer to skip the Melk Abbey admission in summer, then please choose the basic option. Check each option for further details. Explore the River Danube as it flows around picturesque villages and steep vineyards. Pass by many ancient castles testify to the former importance of the river. One of these is the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where, according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was kept imprisoned, and was eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel. Then take a romantic boat trip along the legendary Danube only in summer. In the old city of Krems, go to the heart of the Wachau wine-growing region, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural and agricultural history. Then, follow your guide to the Danube River town of Melk. Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk (part of the all inclusive package), one of Austria's most famous Baroque buildings and its cultural and spiritual center.

From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Grand Austria Tour

2. From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Grand Austria Tour

Begin your day with a hotel pickup and get ready for a meticulously curated trip from Vienna. Depending on your selected option, enjoy an intimate small group tour or a private tour for your group only. Leave the city behind and allow your guide to share the history and highlights of each location on the itinerary. Arrive in Hallstatt to witness its breathtaking beauty and become immersed in a scene out of a fairytale. Move on to the historic Salzburg and experience its vibrant cultural symphony. Enjoy plenty of time to explore both locations at your own pace before returning to Vienna and being dropped off at your accommodation..

Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

3. Salzburg: Small-Group Day Trip from Vienna

See the sights of Salzburg on a full-day tour from Vienna, with optional drop off for those who want to stay the night. Traveling in small groups of no more than 8 people, the intimate tour will take you through the breathtaking scenery of the Vienna Woods, with the peaks of the Alps in the distance, and on to the stunning Austrian lake district. Stop by picture-postcard Lake Attersee and visit the charming alpine village of St. Gilgen at lake Wolfgangsee, a famous location in the hit movie "The Sound of Music." Upon arrival in Salzburg, discover Salzburg's UNESCO-listed Old Town with your guide on a leisurely walking tour. Hear intriguing stories about the city's famous inhabitants as you pass Mozart's birthplace, the colorful gardens of Mirabell Palace, the cemetery of the Abbey of St. Peter, Salzburg Cathedral, and the Archbishop’s Palace. Spend the afternoon in Salzburg with plenty of free time to purchase lunch and wander Mozart town on your own before making the journey back to Vienna with your driver.

From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Day Tour

4. From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Day Tour

Embark on the "Complete Austria Tour," a meticulously curated journey from Vienna to Hallstatt that unfolds the rich tapestry of Austria. Immerse yourself in the cultural symphony of Salzburg, marvel at the architectural splendors of Melk, and witness the breathtaking beauty of Hallstatt, weaving an unforgettable story of Austria's diverse allure. This isn't merely a trip; it's an immersive odyssey capturing the essence of Austria in every moment, ensuring your experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

From Vienna: Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

5. From Vienna: Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

Experience the stunning beauty of Wachau Valley and sample its white wines on a guided day trip from Vienna. Hop on a river cruise down the Danube from Spitz to Melk. Visit Melk Abbey and Weissenkirchen. Stop at a family-run tavern in Dürnstein to taste liqueurs, wines, and local delicacies. Start the trip from Vienna and travel in a van through narrow countryside roads into the heart of the Wachau Valley. Accompanied by your driver/guide, learn about wine-making and the fascinating history and culture of the region. Taste a variety of the valley’s dry and fruity whites and sample other local delicacies like apricot jams and liqueurs. In summer, take a boat ride on the Danube River from Spitz to Melk to soak up the beauty of the Wachau Valley. During winter, take a guided tour of the beautiful Melk Abbey. Once in Dürnstein, enjoy free time to explore the medieval town and its colorful architecture. Learn about the castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once held prisoner. Finally, visit a heuriger, a traditional family-run Austrian wine tavern, for wine tasting.

Krems: Wachau Valley River Cruise with 3-Course Meal

6. Krems: Wachau Valley River Cruise with 3-Course Meal

Cruise on the Danube river through the 36-kilometer long Wachau Valley. The valley has been declared a World Cultural Heritage site because of its uniqueness. Enjoy a delicious 3-course meal on board, while cruising along the river from Krems to Melk and back again. Highlights along the route through the river valley include Melk Abbey, Schönbühel Palace, and the town of Dürnstein with its blue church tower. In the ship's restaurant you will be spoiled with culinary delights made from regional produce, and you can enjoy the spectacular views of the open countryside from the generous sun deck. The ships have been newly renovated using traditional materials, creating a bright, pleasant atmosphere on board. Relax in the lounge area on the upper deck, sit under the flexible sun sail, or enjoy a drink at the bar area on the ship's sun deck.

From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Day Tour

7. From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Day Tour

Embark on the "Complete Austria Tour," a meticulously curated journey from Vienna to Hallstatt that unfolds the rich tapestry of Austria. Immerse yourself in the cultural symphony of Salzburg, marvel at the architectural splendors of Melk, and witness the breathtaking beauty of Hallstatt, weaving an unforgettable story of Austria's diverse allure. This isn't merely a trip; it's an immersive odyssey capturing the essence of Austria in every moment, ensuring your experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

From Vienna: Hallstatt, Salzburg and Austria's Wonders Tour

8. From Vienna: Hallstatt, Salzburg and Austria's Wonders Tour

Embark on a grand tour of Austria on a meticulously curated day trip from Vienna. Feel the holiday spirit when you visit culture-rich Salzburg, architecturally stunning Melk, and picture-perfect Hallstatt during the festive season. Depart from Vienna for a day exploring 3 gems of Austria. As you drive to each destination, your driver/guide will share the history and highlights of each location. During the festive season in Austria you have the chance to explore wonderful Christmas Markets and see the decorated streets. Immerse yourself in the cultural symphony of Salzburg, marvel at the architectural splendors of Melk, and witness the breathtaking beauty of Hallstatt, weaving an unforgettable story of Austria's diverse allure. This isn't merely a trip; it's an immersive odyssey capturing the essence of Austria in every moment, ensuring your experience is nothing short of extraordinary.

From Melk: 5-Hour Wachau River Cruise

9. From Melk: 5-Hour Wachau River Cruise

From the end of March to the beginning of November, the proud red-and-white fleet will take you on a daily leisurely cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau. A boat trip through the Wachau is an experience in every season. In spring, the apricot and fruit trees are in full bloom whilst in the summer you will drive past baroque monasteries and medieval castles under a bright blue sky. In in the autumn you can see a natural spectacle when the vineyards turn red-gold and shimmer in the afternoon sun. Your ship will allow you to travel in comfort through the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau. These ships have huge sundecks with plenty of seating, as well as a partial roof and a beautiful all-round view which contribute to the perfect experience. Let yourself be pampered in the on-board restaurants, with a varied food and beverage package being offered. The menu focuses on regional products and modern interpretations of Wachau classics, such as a summer salad with apricot pieces.

From Vienna: Melk, Salzburg, and Hallstatt Private Tour

10. From Vienna: Melk, Salzburg, and Hallstatt Private Tour

Embark on a fascinating day trip from Vienna to some unique Austrian landmarks. Explore the historic Melk Abbey, the charming town of Salzburg, the scenic Lake Wolfgang, and the picturesque Hallstatt. Customize your itinerary depending on your needs and interests. Melk Abbey Be introduced to the history of Benedictine Abbey. Overlooking the town of Melk and the Danube River, the impressive baroque-style Abbey is home to the famous Melk Abbey library and contains the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau as well as the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg. During the visit, you can also explore the Abbey church and the garden pavilion. After approximately 1 hour visit of Melk, your journey continues through the Austrian countryside towards Salzburg. Salzburg Move on to the city of Salzburg. Upon arrival, independently explore the beautiful Mirabell Palace Gardens which was used as a filming location for popular "Sound of Music" movie, Mozart Museum, the UNESCO protected Old Town, and catch a spectacular view of the city from the Hohensalzburg fortress. Surrounded by mountains, Salzburg is well known as the birthplace of Mozart and the architecture is heavily inspired by Italian designs. Continue with a scenic drive through the Salzburg Lake District to Hallstatt. Hallstatt Hallstatt is located directly on Hallstattersee. Hallstatt is known as one of the most photographed villages in Europe. Stroll along the Promenade into the colorful town center with numerous small shops, cafes and restaurants. In order to make your visit to Hallstatt more memorable, you have the opportunity to visit the Skydeck directly above the town as well as the Salt Mines for more scenic photo opportunities. In the late afternoon, drive back through the beautiful Austrian countryside to your accommodation in Vienna.

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The day trip was great, as advertised. The van were in was good although a bit squishy at full capacity. All of the sights we stopped at were interesting, although being such a long distance to travel the first few stops were very brief. Hallstatt was great and the main reason we took the tour, very picturesque. Maria was a fantastic guide, very friendly.

Peter was our guide and he was very knowledgable of the area and the drive was very smooth. He held to a schedule and got us where we needed to go on time. He was a very considerate person and even left a small goodie bag for each of his tourists he was driving around.

Great experience. Our driver Ivan was amazing, helpful, informative, flexible and made our trip nice and smooth. We spent more time in Hallstatt which was a heaven on earth. Highly recommended. Ask for Ivan.

The driver and guide have done an excellent job. It has been a very good excursion. All the best

We like our tour guide Timothy very much. He is very knowledgeable and easy going personality