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“Wild, Wonderful and Worth doing”
Review of Wein & Wachau

Wein & Wachau
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$142.26*
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Wachau Valley Small-Group Tour and Wine Tasting from Vienna
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$76.51*
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Wine Tasting Bike Tour departing Vienna
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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna
Ranked #2 of 4 things to do in Melk
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Busselton, Australia
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219 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Wild, Wonderful and Worth doing”
Reviewed August 26, 2013

We organised this wonderful trip via the tourist information centre in Wien which is a really great place for day trips. We also organised going to Hungry but that is another story!!

The Wachau is the stretch of narrow valley between Melk and Krems through which the Danube flows.

We went to the Opera House and caught the bus to Krems where the boat departed down the Danube and it was a fantastic voyage through the Vienna woods. I took heaps of photos but have only put in a few to give you an idea of what to expect. The scenery was awe inspiring and as I say if you are in Vienna it is a must. The river was very full when we travelled in middle of June 2013.

Once at Melk and entering the monastery church is was just breath taking and the amount of work gone into the inside beggers belief. I was left without words and that is really saying something!! The Library has some of the oldest books in all of Austria -no photos of course but something you need to experience. We also went in to the Stiftsrestaruant Melk and had coffee, soup and Crispy roast pork knuckle and it was beautiful. I must admit that it was also very windy and quite cool, but not too bad.

On the way back we caught the bus and again different views of the countryside was very beautiful. So very glad we did this trip.

Visited June 2013
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Georgetown, Guyana
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“Cycling tour towachau”
Reviewed August 22, 2013

Nicolette was an awesome tour guide. Have going to see the scenery and the lunch was really awesome.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Lee K
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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
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“As the terminator said.... " I will be back " !”
Reviewed April 4, 2013

We thought it was just going to be a boat ride, similar to the many we have been on in Europe. But we were simply amazed at the beauty of the terraced hillsides (vineyards) and towns/castles along the banks of the Danube. We took a bus/boat tour from Vienna, a 1/2 day excursion, about 45 minutes from Vienna. We stopped at a very picturesque town named Krems an Donau, boarded the sleek river boat complete with bar..and top side tables/chairs, and watched in awe, as Durnstein castle slowly went by. Our ultimate destination was the famous Melk Abbey. No trip to Vienna is complete without a trip passing the Vienna Woods and docking at the Abbey. Our next trip will be a "longer" cruise on the famous "blue Danube " !

Visited July 2012
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houstonls
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“Trip to Wachau Region a Must”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

Absolutely loved the Wachau region. We decided to take the train from Vienna to Melk, bike to Krems, and take train back. From everything I had read the bike ride wasn't supposed to last more than 2-3 hours. Wrong! It took us 3 hrs or so (with a couple stops along the way) just to get to Spitz. By that time the last ferry had left for the day and the train was not running. Lucky for us a kind woman drove us to Krems train station! She was a saint! Just a warning for those who intend to bike the path...it's gorgeous but not necessarily effortless, as the bikes we rented were only 3 speed and some of the inclines were pretty steep. Tiring, but overall an amazing time! Loved the town of Melk...came across local festival with orchestra playing in the town square. Grab a bottle of wine from the Abbey and stow it in the bike basket for the ride! Wonderful route past apple and wine vineyards, castles and cute towns. Go on a nice day and enjoy the area!

Visited September 2012
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New Castle, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Worth an hour, apricot oddities”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Apricot candles, candies, liquor, schnapps, brandy, jam, wine, juices, anything apricot is here. It is worth an hour of shopping and an hour for lunch in this basically one street town. Loved the steep stone paved street coming down from the Abby. The Abby plus the town is a nice 3-4 hour visit.

Visited June 2012
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