Best Of The Danube Valley

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This guided tour combines unforgettable panoramic views of the Wachau Valley and the impressive Melk Abbey.

Best of The Danube Valley

This day trip takes visitors from Vienna to Wachau, a picturesque valley along the Danube known for its excellent wine. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to medieval castles, impressive monasteries and the breathtaking landscape of Austria.

Tour the area on comfortable buses, traveling from Vienna to Krems, a pretty town on the banks of the Danube River. In the winter months you'll take a short break in Krems, and in the summertime you'll drive through the historical city center.

You'll continue on to Durnstein to see the hillside ruins of Durnstein castle on this tour. This is where the English King Richard the Lionheart was held captive.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you travel through the countryside to Melk. Lush vineyards shape the landscape of the Danube Valley and reach right down to the banks of the Danube River. Small hidden villages come into view between the gentle hills and green woods.

Arrive at Melk where the bus takes you to the nearby Benedictine Abbey. This impressive baroque building was awarded the prize "Best Historic Destination of the World" together with Wachau in 2008. See the magnificent marble hall, the precious abbey library and the church with its unique frescoes on a guided tour.

Book now for an enjoyable visit to the gorgeous Wachau Valley and the impressive Melk Abbey on this tour!

Please Note: All guests must bring a valid passport. This tour begins and ends in central Vienna. Transportation to and from the pier is not included.

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from $129.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Tour Duration
9 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Public transportation or a taxi (not included, approximately 20 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Special Instructions
Comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles.
All guests must bring a valid passport. Participants must be able to get in and out of the tour vehicle. Guests must be able to walk on paved and cobblestone surfaces, some of which may be uneven or at an incline.