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Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

Activity provider: Vienna Sightseeing Tours

Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

Activity provider: Vienna Sightseeing Tours
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Enjoy a bus and boat tour of the Wachau and Danube Valleys and visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk on a tour from Vienna. Admire scenic views, and learn about the imperial history on the Blue Danube.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a romantic boat cruise on the Blue Danube (only in summer, in winter we offer lunch)
  • Visit the enchanting Abbey of Melk
  • Experience the scenic beauty of the Wachau and Danube Valleys
Full description

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. In winter, enjoy lunch in place of the Danube boat trip.

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 winter we offer you a lunch). 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, one of Austria's most famous Baroque buildings and its cultural and spiritual center.

Includes
  • Round-trip bus tour from Vienna to Danube Valley
  • Lunch in winter or boat trip in summer
  • Boat trip in summer or lunch in winter
  • Entrance fee to Abbey of Melk
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    Traveler requirements
    • All participants who are over 12 years old must present either proof of full vaccination or proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months
    • All participants are required to bring and wear FFP2 masks. Blue surgical masks will not be accepted

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    Meeting point

    Meet 15 minutes before the tour starts at Operngasse 8 next to the Opernbrunnen (fountain). Representatives will be wearing yellow uniforms. The lines U1 (red), U2 (purple) and U4 (green) stop at the station Karlsplatz. The guests should follow the exit Oper and walk left along the Vienna State Opera to get to Operngasse.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Pets

    Know before you go

    • Due to weather conditions, the boat trip on the Danube can only take place from the 16th of April to October. On other dates, you are invited for lunch
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.4 /5

    based on 651 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.5/5
    • Transportation
      4.7/5
    • Value for money
      4.2/5
    • Safety
      4.7/5

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    It was a 8.5 hrs trip, which covers whole day. Exactly what I was looking for. Visit of an hour to the beautiful town of Durnstein was wonderful. Got to spend an hour over there. Would have loved to climb up to remains of the castle to get a bird's view of the town and Danube, if more time was there. Danube river cruise from Spitz to Melk was amazing and was highlight of the trip. Sunny day and cool breezes made it a memorable experience. Guided visit to Melk abbey was also very nice. Overall, a nice experience.

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    November 10, 2022

    Très bonne expérience! Le guide nous a très bien accueilli. Il a pris la peine de nous parler en français même si les langues proposées n'étaient que anglais, allemand ou espagnol. Il a également également la démarche de nous trouver une visite de l'abbaye en français plutôt qu'en anglais, ce que nous avons grandement apprécié. La visite guidée de l'abbaye était également très intéressante et magnifique, notre guide (en français) était adorable et très sympathique. La croisière était très sympa, malgré la pluie nous avons pu en profiter. Une très bonne expérience que nous recommendons!

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    August 29, 2022

    Very nice tour, well organized. Unfortunately, the information was not in German during the bus ride, since we were the only German-speaking fellow passengers. The tour was then organized in German at Melk Abbey. The boat trip took place on a very modern ship, prices correspondingly high. Overall a great day!

    August 17, 2022

    Product ID: 1805