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Informative, friendly and professional guide
All entrance fees included
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Board a coach in Vienna in the morning and relax on the drive out to the Austrian countryside. Travel through the Wachau Valley, a 24-mile (39-km) stretch of the Danube River carving a picturesque path between the towns of Krems and Melk. Characterized by vineyards, forested slopes, wine-producing villages, mysterious castles and imposing fortresses, Wachau’s harmonious blend of natural and cultural beauty won the area a UNESCO World Heritage title. Learn about the history of this beautiful part of Austria from your guide on your way to the medieval castle ruins of Burgruine Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned while waiting for his ransom to arrive from England. In Spitz, transfer to a boat and cruise down the Danube through the heart of the valley, passing the old wine town of Krems before arriving in Melk. Here you'll visit Melk Abbey, a magnificent Benedictine abbey on a rocky outcrop overlooking the river. First established in the 11th century and rebuilt in the 18th century, Melk Abbey has housed monks for 900 years, and today its architecture is a remarkable example of Austrian’s baroque style. Have time for lunch in town (own expense) before relaxing on the drive back to Vienna, concluding at the Vienna State Opera in the evening.
Please note: The boat ride operates from April 16 to October 26 only. In the winter months, lunch will be included in your tour price as a replacement.
Bus trip in a modern coach from Vienna to the Danube Valley
Lunch & walking tour through Krems or Dürnstein (in winter 1.11.2017 - 13.4.2018)
Boat tour in summer ( only from 14.4. - 31.10.2018)
Entrance and guided tour at Melk Abbey
Food and drinks in summer (from 14.4.-31.10.2018)
Boat ride in winter (1.11.2017-13.4.2018)
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
Due to weather conditions the boat trip can only take place between 14.4. - 31.10.2018. 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.