- Hotel pickup included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- All entrance fees included
- Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Learn about the history of this beautiful part of Austria from your guide on your way to the medieval castle ruins of Burgruine Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned while waiting for his ransom to arrive from England.
In Spitz, transfer to a boat and cruise down the Danube through the heart of the valley, passing the old wine town of Krems before arriving in Melk. Here you'll visit Melk Abbey, a magnificent Benedictine abbey on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river. First established in the 11th century and rebuilt in the 18th century, Melk Abbey has housed monks for 900 years, and today its architecture is a remarkable example of Austrian’s baroque style.
Have time for lunch in town (own expense) before relaxing on the drive back to Vienna, concluding at the Vienna State Opera in the evening.
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Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna
- Local guide
- Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
- Transport by air-conditioned coach
- Boat ride (from April 16–October 26), ( April 15 - October 29, 2017)
- Lunch on April 2, 6, 9, 13 as replacement to the boat ride
- Entry to Melk Abbey
- Hotel drop-off
- Gratuities (optional)
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Robert F, October 2016
From pick up to drop off a great experience. Guide on board fun and friendly and informative. Boat trip and abbey visit spectacular.
Would go again.
Reviewed by: Wes P, October 2016
A wonderful boat ride along the Danube River spotting castles/fortresses along the way, topped with a guided tour through Melk Abbey with its beautiful architecture and setup.