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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

  • Magnificent views along the Danube River on a boat cruise
  • Guided visit to Melk Abbey: Learn the Benedictine monastery’s history
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Wachau Valley
Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna
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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna in Spanish. Winter season. From 1.11.2018. - 31.03.2019
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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna in Spanish. Summer season. From 24.3.-31.10.2018.
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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna in English. Summer season. From 24.3.-31.10.2018.
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Austria’s Danube Valley is known for its stunning landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and it’s a popular choice for a day trip from Vienna. This tour takes in all the highlights, including a guided tour of Melk Abbey, a boat cruise along the Danube River (seasonal), and a trip to see views along the Wachau Valley.
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 (summer season only), taking in dramatic views while gliding downstream to Melk.

Then enjoy a guided visit of Melk Abbey, an historic monument of the region. Admire the baroque-style facade and learn more about the monastery’s long history as you explore its interiors, featuring some medieval frescoes and a library of medieval manuscripts.

Purchase lunch or browse the shops in Melk village before boarding the coach for the return journey to Vienna.
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Reviewed 6 days ago
Great way to see the Danube

It was a short but scenic trip! Seeing the wineries and many other castles along the way was really special. Wish we had had more time to spend on the river. It's a full day to see the abbey and take the river back to...More

1  Thank Ann R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highlight of our Vienna Tour

Tour started by Bus from Sudtiroler Platz Station which dropped us at the Shipstation, cruising between idyllic settings. Vibrant blue skies, crystal clear waters, series of colorful cottages, medieval palaces, pretty churches & patent European cows grazing on the lush green meadows, made for a...More

4  Thank arpita b
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful way to see the Danube and Melk Abbey

I booked this trip without any input other than what I saw and read on trip advisor. We enjoyed it very much and would definitely recommend it. Be prepared for some self guidance during the interim stop in Durnstein. Just a few minutes to walk...More

7  Thank MLNate75
ViennaSightseeing1, Geschäftsführer at Vienna Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear customer, thank you very much for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us. :) We hope to welcome you back soon on board. Sunny regards, Lisa Frühbauer

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
70 people on tour .. very disappointing tour

Today we took the MELK ABBEY AND DANUBE VALLEY tour with VIENNA SIGHTSEEING TOURS. Our tour had 70 people on it and as we walked around at our various stops, with such a big group it was extremely difficult, if not impossible, to hear the...More

7  Thank Dinnylea
ViennaSightseeing1, Geschäftsführer at Vienna Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Dinnylea, thank you for your feedback. We are really sorry that you did not enjoy the tour that much. Unfortunately, we had a bottleneck with the tour guides on this tour. We are already working on this problem. We put special emphasis on good...More

Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile
Good and bad

All a bit confusing at the meeting point by the Opera House, with our tour meeting in 2 different places due to the wording by the tour operator and by other tours meeting there also. Eventually we got sorted and a totally full double decker...More

1  Thank Diane F
ViennaSightseeing1, Geschäftsführer at Vienna Sightseeing, responded to this reviewResponded June 7, 2018

Hello Diane, thank you very much for your honest feedback. We are sorry that you were not fully satisfied with our tour. Please be assured that we take your feedback very seriously. Nevertheless, we are happy that you enjoyed the boat tour on the danube....More

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Adrian B
July 15, 2018|
Response from Paul D | Reviewed this property |
I believe it was about 5:30PM or so when the bus arrived back to the opera house
Priyanka B
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Allanlob | Reviewed this property |
Hi i don’t think so I felt I was boring as we have to go by boat around 2-3 hrs good luck 😆
May 27, 2018|
Response from Tgm58 | Reviewed this property |
45 minutes to 1 hour