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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

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Austria’s Danube Valley is known for its stunning landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and it’s a popular choice for a day trip from Vienna. This tour takes in all the highlights, including a guided tour of Melk Abbey, a boat cruise along the Danube River or a meal (seasonal), and a trip to see views along the Wachau Valley.
  • 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 (2.11.2019 - 28.3.2020.)
  • Boat tour in summer (only from 1.4. - 31.10.2020.)
  • Entry/Admission - DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH
  • Entry/Admission - Melk Abbey
  • Food and drinks in summer (from 01.4. - 31.10.2020.)
  • Boat ride in winter (2.11.2019 - 28.03.2020)
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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. - 27.10.2020. 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 other nature reasons.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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I really enjoyed this trip. We got picked up with a new coach (though on the way back the toilet was stinking, like it was blocked or something) and started off to visit Durnstein which is a very nice little town. We walked about a bit and took some time to take some pictures of
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pretty little town famous for its Benedictine abbey . Not much else .15min walk from the berthings if your cruising.
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This really is a must see on any visit to Austria. The grounds and the views are amazing but the abbey is out of this world. It really gives you a sense of the period it was built in. Great tour from the guides, very informative.
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The trip itself is very good, great scenery on the river, and the Abbey is mind blowing. That said it is a very long day and almost everyone on the coach trip back was asleep. Also the day we went the fog didn’t lift until about 4 and it wasn’t very warm as a result so dress
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We really enjoyed our trip to Melk. Durnstein was a very picturesque little place to stop and walk around. The boat trip was also very nice, maybe the highlight of the day. The boat had three levels. The two underdeck were really a restaurant and it seemed very nice. The only
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