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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

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This day trip takes you from Vienna to the Wachau, a picturesque valley along the Danube. You will see many medieval castles, grand monasteries and a breathtaking landscape. Passing the small town of Krems and the ruins of Dürnstein castle, we continue to the village of Spitz on the Danube river. From here you will have an impressive boat trip on the Danube to Melk. The Highlight will be the guided tour through the magnificent Benedictine Abbey.
  • 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 (in winter 1.11.2018- 12.4.2019)
  • Boat tour in summer ( only from 13.4. - 27.10.2019)
  • Entry/Admission - DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH
  • Entry/Admission - Melk Abbey
  • Food and drinks in summer (from 13.4. - 27.10.2019)
  • Boat ride in winter (1.11.2018 - 12.4.2019)
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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. - 27.10.2019. 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 similar reasons.
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed yesterday

Nice day out, we had a very good host for the day very informative. Travelling up on the boat was a nice ride.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Peter O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Directions not clear, it mentions "Pink Rabbit" never saw this place. Too much sitting around instead of site seeing. The boat ride was great but the tour of Melk Abbey was very average.More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Peter S
ViennaSightseeing1, Manager at Vienna Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Peter, We are sorry that we could not meet your expectations with our Melk Abbey tour. We put great emphasis on providing a great service. We will definitely take your feedback into account and keep training our team in order to improve the service....More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Great value. Especially nice on a good sunny day. The gardens of Melk Abbey and the village below are worth an entire day alone.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I generally do not enjoy taking “big bus” tours. But, this turned out to be a great way to visit Melk Abbey. We met the tour bus in front of the Vienna Opera House. From there, we drove for about an hour to the small...More

Thank Bill A
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I planned our own trip so we used public transportation for everything. We generally are not fans of guided group tours but this tour was wonderful. Our guide was excellent although it was a bit disconcerting to listen to each bit of...More

Thank Lenora J
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9 September 2019|
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Response from Alan G | Reviewed this property |
We had to meet near the Opera House in the center of the City which is where most tours depart from. For us it was an easy 15 minute walk from our Hotel.
31 August 2019|
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Response from Alan G | Reviewed this property |
Yes we did stop at Durnstein and had time to explore for about an hour. Quaint little town, and some great spots to capture a few photos.
29 August 2019|
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Response from An V | Reviewed this property |
It depends on each tour's policy (number of luggage per passenger) and space available on each bus. You need to check with the tour company to make sure.
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