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From Melk: 5-Hour Wachau River Cruise

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From Melk: 5-Hour Wachau River Cruise

From US$ 42.03 per person

Discover the beautiful Wachau from the comfort of a ship. This river cruise will give you a unique viewing point of the region whilst offering the opportunity to dine on local cuisine.

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Duration 5 hours
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English, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a cruise on one of the most beautiful ships in the region
  • Spoil yourself with delicacies of onboard gastronomy
  • View Wachau from the comfort of a ship
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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.
  • Boat trip
  • Schnitzel, if option selected
  • Brunch, if option selected
  • Breakfast, if option selected
  • Wine tasting, if option selected
  • Drinks

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Meeting point

DDSG Blue Danube Schiffstation Melk / Altarm, 3390 Melk, Hafenspitz / Danube station 9

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Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 39 reviews

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This is a wonderful tour for people who have half a day at hand and want to view the entire Wachau valley at a leisurely pace. Since this is tour from Melk to Krems and a return ticket, you can easily skip going to Krems and get down at Spitz or Duernsstein and visit the town's quickly and hop on the vessel that comes back (need to know the timing, etc.) The mobile voucher needs to be replaced with a printed ticket at the DSSG office next to the start point. Advisable to reach 10-15 minutes in advance to get seats of your choice on the deck.

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March 25, 2023

I took the 5+ hour round trip from Melk to krems and back. It was a beautiful cruise. The ride up river takes much longer than down due to currents. So be patient and enjoy the view. Food and drinks available. I would recommend this cruise to anyone wanting to see the incredible sights without dealing with traffic.

March 25, 2023

Besonders hervorheben möchte ich die fleißige Bordcrow mit ANCA mit C an der Spitze, die sich um unsrer leibliches Wohl gesorgt hat wärend der Zeit unserer Schifffahrt. Sie und unser CLAUS mit C verstanden es auch alle bei Laune zu halten. Das schöne Wetter tat sein Übriges

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 172029