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  3. Danube River, Austria

Wachau and Danube Valleys Tour from Vienna

Product ID: 1805
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Enjoy a romantic bus and boat tour of the Wachau and Danube Valleys and visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk on this full-day tour from Vienna. Enjoy scenic views as you tour, and listen to imperial history come alive on the famous Blue Danube.
About this activity
Duration 8.5 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
German, English, Spanish
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Take a romantic boat cruise on the Blue Danube
  • Visit the enchanting Abbey of Melk
  • Experience the scenic beauty of the Wachau and Danube Valleys
Full description
Experience a romantic sightseeing tour by bus and boat from Vienna, introducing you to the beauty of the Wachau and Danube Valleys. One of the most prominent tourist destinations in Lower Austria, the Wachau Valley is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural and agricultural history, and it also attracts epicureans with its food and wine.

You will explore the River Danube as it flows around picturesque villages and steep vineyards. The many ancient castles testify to the former importance of the river as a trade and traffic route. One of these is the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where, according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was kept imprisoned, and was eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel.

You will take a romantic boat trip along the legendary Danube and go to the heart of the Wachau wine-growing region at the old city of Krems. A highlight of the tour will be a visit to the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, one of Austria's most famous Baroque buildings, and winner of the award for "Best Historic Destination of the World" in 2008.

There will be the possibility to stop at the Abbey Restaurant for lunch, and during the winter season, when the boat cruise is unavailable, this will be replaced with lunch in Melk.
Includes
  • Boat trip (summer only)
  • Bus tour
  • Entrance fee to Abbey of Melk
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • No boat trip in the winter, this is replaced with lunch

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet 15 minutes before the tour starts at Operngasse 8 next to the Opernbrunnen (fountain). Representatives will be wearing yellow uniforms. The lines U1 (red), U2 (purple) and U4 (green) stop at the station Karlsplatz. The guests should follow the exit Oper and walk left along the Vienna State Opera to get to Operngasse.

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Important information
Not allowed
  • Pets
Know before you go
• Due to weather conditions the boat trip can only take place between
13th April 2019 - 27th October 2019
• On other dates you are invited for lunch
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.3 / 5
based on 363 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.4/5
Value for money
4.1/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Vienna Sightseeing Tours

Product ID: 1805