Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna
- 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)
- 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: Cecilee C, July 2016
This was an incredible trip! The bus ride to the Danube was beautiful, the boat ride itself was stunning, and the abbey was spectacular. PLEASE GO!
Oh, and a side note for people with disabilities: my husband has cerebral palsy and uses a walker. The docent who gave the tour was very helpful, there is an elevator to take us up and down, and ramps along the way.
Reviewed by: C H, July 2016
Our trip to Melk Abbey was well organised and very enjoyable