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  2. Vienna
  3. Wachau Valley

Wachau Valley Ship Cruise with Bus Transfer from Vienna

Product ID: 149756
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Journey through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wachau Valley on the River Danube on an amazing cruise aboard the newly renovated MS Wachau from Vienna. See historic locations such as Melk and Dürnstein.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
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English, German
Cancellation policy
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  • Cruise aboard the newly renovated MS Wachau
  • Explore the village of Dürnstein
  • Immerse yourself in the beautiful landscapes of Wachau
Full description
Depart from the Schwedenplatz ship station in Vienna by comfortable bus and make your way to the ship station in Melk to board the MS Wachau.

Sail from Melk to Dürnstein and discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wachau Valley. Avail of the on-board facilities, including air-conditioning, a wine bar and a large sundeck to relax. Get the chance to eat some lunch at your own expense.

Get back to nature and see the apricot trees in full bloom, depending on the season. Gaze up at the blue skies in the summer, or watch the afternoon sun bathe the vineyards in golden light in the fall. Pass beautiful locations such as Krems, Spitz and Emmersdorf. Get about 2.5 hours of free time to explore Dürnstein before taking the bus back to Vienna.

Bus Trip
9:00 AM: depart Vienna / Schwedenplatz and arrive at Melkat at 10:45 AM 

11:00 AM: depart Melk and arrive at Dürnstein at 12:30 PM 
Optional lunch available on board (not included)

12:30 PM-3:00 PM in Dürnstein, individually designed

Bus Trip
3:00 PM: depart Dürnstein and arrive at Vienna / Schwedenplatz at 4:15 PM
  • Bus Transfer from Vienna to Melk
  • River Cruise from Melk to Dürnstein
  • Bus Transfer from Dürnstein to Vienna
  • Entrance fee to Dürnstein Abbey
  • 1 piece of original Wachauer apricot cake
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch on board

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Meeting point

Meet at the ticket office of the boat station at Franz-Josefs-Kai 2, 1010 Vienna.

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Important information
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Children 0-5 years: free cruise. Food be paid separately on board. Admission to Abbey Dürnstein separately to acquire locally.

Children 6-15 years: Included services as described for adult.
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