Location: Vienna, Austria
Rating: 4 star based on 114 reviews
The Danube Valley Day Tour from Vienna reveals the exquisite beauty of the Wachau Valley. You’ll travel through gorgeous Austrian countryside and take a scenic boat ride down the Danube. It’s one of the most popular day trips from Vienna, and not to be missed!
* Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
* Transport by air-conditioned coach
* Local guide
* Entrance ticket to Baroque Benedictine Abbey in Melk
* Boat Ride (April 05 to October 26, 2008) or lunch at the ‘Zum Schwarzen Baren’ in Emmersdorf during Winter
* Conducted in English
The history and legends of this lovely part of Austria come to life as you wend your way past charming old villages, steep vineyards and mysterious castles. One such castle is the well-known Durnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned while waiting for his ransom to arrive from England.
Then, you’ll enjoy a boat ride down the Danube from Splitz to Melk, passing the heart of the Wachau Valley at the old wine town of Krems. To complete your superb day trip, you will visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a pearl of the Austrian Baroque style.
While in Melk, you have the option of having lunch in the abbey’s restaurant (price not included).
Please note: the boat trip (1.5 hours) operates from April 10 to October 26 only. In the winter months, lunch at the Zum Schwarzen Baren in Emmersdorf will be included in your tour price as a replacement.
Departure Point: Tour commences from Ecke Laxenburger Strasse/Wiedner Gurtel, situated approx. 300 meters from Sudtirolerplatz. The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will be waiting for you.
Departure Time: Departs at 9:45am – Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Return Details: Tour concludes at the Vienna State Opera.
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Relaxing day trip. Excellent guide. Monastery is beautiful and guide was outstanding. Restaurant service was slow and I would recommend grabbing a snack on the boat and spending the free time touring the gardens.
Reviewed by: Robert L, United States of America