Wachau, Melk Abbey and Danube Valleys Day Trip from Vienna

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Enjoy a 1-day tour to the Wachau Valley, the Danube Valley and Melk Abbey from Vienna. Accompanied by a local guide you will discover the vineyards, forests, castles and stunning natural landscapes of the countryside.

At the end of the tour you will board a boat to sail on the Danube River to Melk (summer only) or enjoy a typical Austrian meal in a local restaurant (winter only). Transfers from Vienna are by modern and comfortable bus.

  • Explore the vineyards, castles, valleys and abbeys of the Austrian countrysidein 1 day.
  • Sail from Spitz to Melk on the Danube River (in summer)
  • Taste delicious local food and take a walking tour through Krems or Dürnstein (in winter)
  • A comfortable bus will take care of your transfers.
  • Learn about the history of the region from a local guide.

What’s included

  • Excursion to Wachau, Melk Abbey and Danube valleys from Vienna
  • Transfer by luxury coach
  • Lunch and walking tour through Krems or Dürnstein (winter)
  • Boat tour (summer)

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Step by Step

Experience one of Vienna's most popular excursions with a day trip to the Wachau, Melk Abbey and the Danube valleys from the centre of Vienna. A local guide will accompany you from the start as you travel through the Austrian countryside, learning about its history and highlights:

  • Wachau Valley: a UNESCO World Heritage Site, located between the towns of Krems and Melk. It is characterised by its history and natural beauty. It is home to vineyards, medieval castles, imposing monasteries, forests and incredible scenery.
  • Ruins of the medieval castle of Dürnstein: the place where Richard the Lionheart's squire Blondel imprisoned and freed him. You will have free time to explore the monument.
  • Danube River: cruise along the river in a boat from Spitz to Melk and get to know the famous wine village of Krems. This activity is only available in summer. During the winter season there is a walking tour through Krems or Dürnstein and a stop for a local meal.
  • Benedictine Abbey of Melk: voted in 2008 along with Wachu as the best historical destination in the world. Founded in the 11th century, it is an imposing Gothic building that has been home to monks for over 900 years.

You will travel from the centre of Vienna in a modern bus that will take care of your transfers to and from the city centre.


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    An unforgettable experience. I came with my partner to visit Vienna for a bit and we fell in love with the views, it really is an incredibly beautiful place to fall in love with again.
  • C
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    Unfortunately we were not able to finish with the boat tour, but we loved the guided tour, we saw incredibly beautiful places that left us in love with the Wachau Valley.
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    We loved the tour.
  • D
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    The guide was amazing, he knew how to handle such a diverse group without any problem and showed us the most beautiful places.
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