Very good tour as the place itself was really good. Melk town is really nice. It is a must go if in vienna.
Fantastic day. Cruise and Abbey are a great combination with only moderate bus trips.
Beautiful day trip from Vienna! The bus leaves at 10 am after it collects all the passengers and returns around 6 pm. The boat ride was 1.5 hours and we were able to eat on the boat. It's a very large boat restaurant with a top open deck. The top deck gets full very quickly. If you are a non smoker, I would suggest you stay inside, otherwise there is a strong smell of cigarette smoke on the deck. Everybody smokes there. That was one of the annoying parts of our entire trip.
Also, make sure you order water and ice instead of just water, or you will pay 2 euros for a small glass water bottle that you can't even carry with you for refil, because they don't leave you the lid....
The Melk Abbey was beautiful, our guide was very knowledgeable, although difficult to understand at times.
This was a spectacular tour and one of the highlights of our Austria trip. We were originally scheduled to take the tour a day earlier, but when the weather forecast for that day was less than desirable, we called 24 hours prior to re-schedule. Much to our delight, Viator accommodated us. On the day of the tour, we were picked up in a timely manner at a Vienna hotel near our rented apartment. After a one-hour bus ride with an informative and helpful guide, we boarded a boat for the Danube Valley cruise. What can I say? Being able to soak up the beauty of the Danube Valley during the 1.5-hour ride was worth the cost of the trip alone. Then came Melk Abbey. An absolutely stunning place inside and out. In the end, a great day filled with beauty. We would do this tour again in a heartbeat and highly recommend it.
Very entertaining and informative guide. Pleasant trip on Danube and impressive visit to Melk Abbey - the large library is a must see.
Excellent. Great and interesting trip. We had a superb tour guide who gave a big overview of Vienna and Austria.
Not to be missed. Great tour of the Melk Abbey and the Wachau Valley via the Danube
This is a wonderful easy day trip from Vienna. The bus ride is very informative and the boat trip is scenic and lovely. Drinks and snacks are available on the boat. The Abbey is impressive and the grounds and panoramic views of Melk are breathtaking. I highly recommend this tour. Note of caution: the bus leaves from the actual bus terminal, NOT from a Viator office. Walk toward the end of the terminal to locate your particular tour guide and group identified by a sign indicating destination/language.
Well organized, beautiful country and what an awesome abbey. Definitely recommend it to others.
The tour was fantastic! Would definitely recommend to someone else. The only part we were disappointed about was that we were some of the last people to disembark from the boat to get to the Abbey. The tour guide did not wait for us and we ended up missing our group bus to drive up the hill to the Abbey. A driver on his break gave us a ride up the hill. So I was worried the whole time that we were going to be left behind again on the way back.
This is a very relaxing way to visit the Danube at the outskirts of Vienna. It's an hour away by bus. During that time, our guide had something to say about everything along the way. Most of the information was quite interesting and made us visit other places at a later time. The tour ends at Melk Abbey. Although the Abbey is smaller than the palaces around Vienna, it's history and charming location make it a great place to visit. I wouldn't recommend this if you only have one or two days in Vienna, as there is much to see at the city, but if you are there for a little while longer, it's definitively worth it, as this is one of the most beautiful landscapes you will see around here.
The boat ride was enjoyable and Melk Abbey was beautiful. We had a beautiful sunny day to enjoy it
The boat trip down the most beautiful part of the Danube was amazing and made the trip a once in a lifetime experience.
Amazing. Worth to join the tour. The tour guide is very good and gives us clear instruction.
We took the trip to Danube valley from Vienna to Melk where we visited the Abbey. Everything was really good. On the ship though you just have to have patience when the waitress come to your table to take the order. If you go at the bar to buy a beer you end up waiting a longer time as the waitress orders have priority.
The view on The Danube valley is superb.
Really enjoyed the trip . I was taking my ederly mother and worried slightly if she could keep up. I am so glad to say she really loved the adventure , getting out of Vienna and seeing the Austrian countryside at a leisurely pace. The tour leader was fantastic, informative, kind and considerate. The monastery is Metz fantastic. I would recommend this to any body.Thanks for a great time at very affordable prices.
Nothing short of outstanding. Everything was perfect and as noted on their website. Of course more time would have been better but given what we had, it was packed with things to see.
Overall the trip was a nice one. Only the tour guide not so active and he talks in more than 1 languages during the entire tour. This is confusing. We thought we sign up for a solely English language tour.