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  • Location: Vienna, Austria
  • Duration:  8 hours (approx.)

The Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna reveals the exquisite beauty of the Wachau Valley. You'll travel through gorgeous Austrian countryside and take a scenic boat ride down the Danube. It's one of the most popular day trips from Vienna, and not to be missed!


  • Day trip to the Danube Valley from Vienna
  • Scenic coach trip through the Austrian countryside
  • Romantic boat ride on the Danube from Spitz to Melk (Seasonal)
  • Magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk
  • English- and German-speaking guide
  • Pick-up from most central Vienna hotels

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

I cannot begin to describe the picture-postcard beauty of the Danube Valley with its castles, churches and vineyards - you must see it for yourself. The boat ride on the Danube River is so relaxing, and Melk Abbey is impressive with its multi-colored frescoes and library of medieval manuscripts.

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What You Can Expect

Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

Visit the the magnificent Benedictine Abbey at Melk

The history and legends of this lovely part of Austria come to life as you wend your way past charming old villages, steep vineyards and mysterious castles. One such castle is the well-known Durnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned while waiting for his ransom to arrive from England.

Then, you'll enjoy a boat ride down the Danube from Spitz to Melk, passing the heart of the Wachau Valley at the old wine town of Krems. To complete your superb day trip, you will visit Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a pearl of the Austrian Baroque style.

While in Melk, you have the option of having lunch in the abbey's restaurant (price not included).

Please note:
The boat trip (1.5 hours) operates from April 13 to October 28 only. In the winter months, lunch will be included in your tour price as a replacement.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Very nice! really recommended

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

very nice break from walking everywhere, scenery in the country very beautiful and the Richard the Lionheart visit something I've always anted to do.
Melk Abbey deserves it's World Hertitage Site Status, good guide here.
I would recomend this trip

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