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Itinerary
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 (summer season only), taking in dramatic views while gliding downstream to Melk.

Then enjoy a guided visit of Melk Abbey, an historic monument of the region. Admire the baroque-style facade and learn more about the monastery’s long history as you explore its interiors, featuring some medieval frescoes and a library of medieval manuscripts.

Purchase lunch or browse the shops in Melk village before boarding the coach for the return journey to Vienna.
Locations visited
Melk Abbey
Wachau Valley
Wein & Wachau
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Overview
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 (seasonal), and a trip to see views along the Wachau Valley.
Highlights
  • Magnificent views along the Danube River on a boat cruise
  • 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago
Abbey Worth Your Time!!!

I loved this Abbey and the great tour guide and explanations he gave. We were blown away at the end by the interior of the church! More gold than Fort Knox for sure!

Thank Marcy W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Get a good seat on the bus

Group size: Full double decker bus Activity: Low to medium Overall verdict: Great day out! Highly recommend. Personal anecdote: In any large tour group there are always people who rush to the front and those who wait patiently for others. I fall into the latter...More

3  Thank Jeremy L
ViennaSightseeing1, Geschäftsführer at Vienna Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Jeremy, thank you for your rating on Tripadvisor. We are happy to read that you recommend our HOP ON HOP OFF tour. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Lisa Frühbauer

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lovely day trip

Be aware that these trips can get booked up, so don’t usually expect to get on one the next day (unless the weather is bad!). The coach was clean and left on time. Sit on the left of the coach for the trip out, it...More

1  Thank Terry E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Melk Abbey with few priests

Definite place to visit. Massive facility. Tour was nicely done. Guide was excellent, and we got there at their lunch time and prayer time, and they were responding to the head guru at the altar. Do not miss. A big plus on a river cruise....More

1  Thank poods2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Really enjoyable tour with fantastic scenery and guide

This was a bit of a highlight to our Vienna trip. Our guide was Sylvia and her knowledge and use of various languages throughout the trip was top notch. We enjoyed looking at the lovely scenery of the Wachau valley on the coach transfer and...More

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ViennaSightseeing1, Geschäftsführer at Vienna Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear guest, Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our tour and services and we would be glad to welcome you aboard again soon! Sunny regards, Lisa Frühbauer

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tyrdk7
8 August 2018|
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Response from Terry E |
Yes but always ask for it to be charged in Euros. The exchange rate then from your credit card company is always better than the local rate.
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Response from arpita b | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not denying the fact completely that walking is indeed required, but it isn't very exhaustive. The walk around the abbey has stairs & isn't much of a deal to walk around. The walk in the old town gets tricky with steep... More
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Adrian B
15 July 2018|
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Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was about 5:30PM or so when the bus arrived back to the opera house
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