Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna
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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

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Stop At: Wein & Wachau, Kirchenplatz 5, Melk 3390 Austria

See many mediaval castles, grand monasteries and a breathtaking landscape.

Duration: 9 hours

Pass By: Durnstein Castle, Durnstein 3601 Austria

See the wonderful castle Dürnstein.

Stop At: DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH, Pionierstraße 3390, 3390 Melk, Austria

Take an impressive boat trip on the Danube from Spitz to Melk (only in Summer 13.4. - 27.10.2019). On the other dates we invite you for lunch.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Melk Abbey, Abt Berthold Dietmayr Str. 1, Melk 3390 Austria

Get a guided tour through the magnificent Benedictine Abbey.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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  • Bus trip in a modern coach from Vienna to the Danube Valley
  • Lunch & walking tour through Krems or Dürnstein (in winter 2.11.2019- 28.3.2020
  • Boat tour in summer ( only from 1.4. - 31.10.2019)
  • Entry/Admission - DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH
  • Entry/Admission - Melk Abbey
Not included
  • Food and drinks in summer (from 01.4. - 31.10.2019)
  • Boat ride in winter (2.11.2019 - 28.03.2020)
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Due to weather conditions the boat trip can only take place between 13.4. - 27.10.2019. As an alternative free lunch is provided on these dates. The same applies if the boat trip has to be cancelled due to high water or similar reasons.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers
Dadyemir G
5 | 2019-09-27

The tour company was very organized, even though it was a large group. The boat ride in the danube to Melk Abbey was very tranquil with incredible views...highly recommend.

Jeffrey P
4 | 2019-09-23

Our tour guide, Thomas, was fantastic and very knowledgeable, and kept the long but beautiful ride on the bus enjoyable. I would recommend skipping eating on the boat because the food is just OK and the service is pretty slow. You'll miss most of your boat trip if you do. Eat at the Abbey. Folks that ate there said it was fantastic and you do have plenty of time. The description says "Lunch and walking tour through Krems or Dürnstein " - we stopped in Durnstein, which is quite quaint and picturesque views of the Danube but you're on your own for this, and lunch isn't included. More direction should be given on how to get from the trail and park where the bus stops and how to get into the actual town/shopping area. Doesn't sound difficult but several people we spoke to didn't find the right path into town before time was running out. It's not obviously marked from the park trail where the bus stops to the town center.

Elaine M
4 | 2019-08-30

I really enjoyed this trip, it was great to get out of the city and see something of the Vienna woods and the Danube. Melk abbey is beautiful and the tour is great. If I was to do it again though, I would do it alone without the tour group as transport is very easy to figure out in Vienna and I would have loved to wander around Melk abbey at my own pace without having to be back on the bus at a certain time.

Susan W
5 | 2019-08-28

We thoroughly enjoyed the whole tour - the walk around Drestein, the cruise on the Danube with the opportunity to have a very nice lunch on the boat and finally a tour through the beautiful Melk Abbey and township. Our tour guide was excellent and we highly recommend this tour.

4 | 2019-08-22

The bus and guide was very helpful , the tour took us to beautiful places near Vienna. I encourage others to go for this tour

5 | 2019-08-22

A fabulous day trip, English speaking guide was very knowledgeable on his vienna. Melk Abbey is astonishing

Janice L
4 | 2019-08-21

Great trip. Bus left right on time, our stop in Dürnstein was charming, loved the mini-cruise (good lunch and drinks) and Melk well worth seeing. The gardens are worth a walk — there was JUST time to do them before our excellent tour. You have to make a choice there: garden walking or eating, there or in town down the hill.

Blanka K
5 | 2019-08-19

Loved the history of the area and all the additional information provided by the guide in the abbey. Guide was outstanding with his general knowledge and ability to converse in several languages

Carolyn W
4 | 2019-08-12

This was my first large group bus tour as I generally don't like guided tours. I found the tour guide spoke a little too much during the first part of the tour on the bus, although some of the information was quite interesting. The visit to Durnstein was very good although too short. We ended up waiting a long time for the boat to arrive, so it could have been better timed. The boat cruise was lovely, especially as the weather was lovely. The guided tour in the abbey was excellent. Well worth the trip, although in future I think I will stick to small guided and walking tours.

Raafat B
5 | 2019-07-19

Very pleasant relaxing tour . The weather and the scenery were so beautiful. A recommended trip to relax

5 | 2019-07-03

This was an amazing day trip to Melk and a cruise on the Danube river. Well organised and made our trip very pleasant and unforgettable. They were puntual and very professional; the tour guide spoke in many different languages. Melk tour was fabulous; the local tour guide was very knowledgeable. I would strongly recommend this tour by Vienna Sightseeing Tours. Many thanks

Colin C
5 | 2019-07-03

This trip is very enjoyable and worth every penny. The Abbey is amazing. Well organised and the bus and tour guide were excellent.

5 | 2019-07-03

Beautiful trip. Need to have more food choices on the boat, vegetarian choices. They wouldn't make sandwich with out meat.

Joan G
5 | 2019-07-03

Our guide had a very clear voice and was very pleasant. She took care to explain everything throughout our journey.

Lakshmi N
4 | 2019-07-03

The Melk abbey is not to be missed. It is gorgeous on the inside and the views of the valley are stunning. The guide inside the abbey was very informative and engaging. The river cruise was lovely too. The guide from the city though was not very clear and we had a hard time following what he was saying.

Manoj C
5 | 2019-04-30

This is a perfect day out from the busy city life where you can spend some relaxed and quality time. We traveled with 2 kids (7y and 1.5y) and managed them well. We took the baby stroller with us and that was a good decision as you need to walk sometimes. The best part of the tour is the boat ride. We had our lunch there. At Melk Abbey we spent visited the garden first and then the museum with the English speaking guide. The view from Melk Abbey is nice. The only observation from my end is that our tour guide- an aged person, very knowledgeable and professional but NOT very friendly or approachable. Any tour guide should have this basic skill to get the tourist the feel of friendliness and comfortibility which was somehow missing.

Jayne M
5 | 2018-12-31

We took this coach tour along the Danube stopping off at Krems and Dürnstein on the way to Melk Abbey - a distance of around 50 miles each way. We had plenty of time to visit the pretty villages and had a pleasant lunch before finishing up with a guided tour of Melk Abbey which was just wonderful!

Narumol C
5 | 2018-10-31

We have a very good time on board with lunch on the way to Melk. Melk Abbey is huge and many interesting history, it's good to have english local guide there.Overall is great, perfect and balance

5 | 2018-10-23

Just found this link. I don't remember ever getting an email to rate. I remember this trip fondly.

3 | 2018-10-22

We were disappointed it’s this trip. The guide gave no directions or instructions as to were to eat in the towns we stopped at, seemed to assume that everyone new were to go . His English was very hard o understand. Very poor instructions as to were the bus would be.

5 | 2018-10-19

So much history! Great day trip to explore the outskirts of Vienna

Mohamed N
5 | 2018-09-26

The tour was beyond describable. Definitely worth every penny. The boat trip was magical and the Melk Abbey tour was amazing. Our guide mixed history with humour. She’s fantastic. Vienna wouldn’t be the same without this trip.

Molly M
3 | 2018-09-18

The locations are gorgeous, the river cruise lovely, good amount of time for visiting all the places. However, I signed up for the English tour and found out when we started that the tour would be conducted in English, German, and Spanish. While I was impressed with the guide’s linguistic dexterity, it was incredibly tiresome to hear the same information (inconsistently) translated all day long. Moreover, the guide himself made at least one mildly racist comment about tourists of Chinese descent and seemed bored the whole time.

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