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Danube valley day trip

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Danube valley day trip

I've been reading all the posts about doing this day trip. For some reason, this is confusing to me, although for the most part, I think I've figured it out. We will go to the Vienna Westbahnhoff, buy a combo ticket - train-boat-train. Take the train to Melk, tour the abby. Take the boat (is this on the ddsg boat?) to Krems. Take the train back to Vienna from Krems. If we do this option - does the boat stop in Durnstein? Or should we skip the combo ticket, and make our own arrangements? If we do that, how do we see Melk, Durnstein, and Krems?

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1. Re: Danube valley day trip

Nothing confusing about this trip.

Numerous descriptions about this on many posts here

You can do the tour on your own and pay more for it or you can buy the combi ticket for 46,60 euro

Combi includes

train Vienna - Melk

timetable

www.oebb.at

entrance to Melk Abbey

Boat tour Melk -

your choice to leave the boat at Durnstein or krems

train from Krems back to Vienna.

you can use either Brandner or DDSG for the boat rip

www.ddsg-blue-danube.at

www.brandner.at

both boats stop in Durnstein at the same boat dock

I always suggest leaving the boat at Durnstein as mentioned on other postings.

easy regional train from Durnstein back to krems 2 euro cost and train co ordinates with train Krems- Vienna

www,duernstein.at

You can price the do it yourself arrangement - same train same Abbey tour - same boat but more money.

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2. Re: Danube valley day trip

Thanks for your reply. I guess my main question was whether or not the boat always stops at Duernstein, and then exactly how to get from Duernstein to Krems, if not by boat, which you answered for me.

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3. Re: Danube valley day trip

how long do you estimate this day trip to take?? whats the shortest amount of time it can be done without dawdling around everywhere?

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4. Re: Danube valley day trip

The time taken for this trip depends solely on the wishes and interest of the traveler and subject to the schedules of boats and trains. With varied and most interesting things to do most would not wish to just rush through.

The sites above allow you to calculate the exact time needed., but it is generally considered a full day trip.

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5. Re: Danube valley day trip

Hi,

Is this price only for one persone or a grou?

Thanks for your answer

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6. Re: Danube valley day trip

Are special prices for groups?

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7. Re: Danube valley day trip

If you refer to the 46,60 euro price for the combi ticket - that is an individual price.

For group info and pricing if any you can look to the sites mentioned above and also

www.stiftmelk.at

for tour info and pricing.

also if a small group 2- 5 you could investigate the Einfachraus ticket - good a full day travel for regional trains .

You would need to compare summary pricing to see if a group has any savings.

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8. Re: Danube valley day trip

I'm thinking about to spend two days, could you suggest a route by transport public?

And thank very much for your fast answer.

Carme32

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9. Re: Danube valley day trip

You can use the combi route as an example ienna to

Train in the early morning from Vienna to Melk.

Tour Melk Abbey Boat from Melk to Durnstein - tour some in Durnstein stay overnight there-

Use

www.duernstein.at

for list of accomodations and restaurants.

Next day as you wish local train to Krems from Durnstein to Krems

tour krems

www.krems.at

then return to Vienna via train when you wish

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10. Re: Danube valley day trip

Thanks for your answer. Is that easy with baggage and transport public?

Thanks