This 12-hour tour of the Wachau Valley and Český Krumlov, from Vienna, immerses you in the fairy tale splendor of Austria and the Czech Republic’s historical landscapes. In only one day, you’ll visit the charming village of Durnstein, the Benedictine Melk Abbey, and the UNESCO-listed Český Krumlov, a Czech city replete with Gothic and Baroque architecture. Hotel pickup and drop-off from centrally located Vienna hotels are included.
Your tour begins with pickup from your Vienna hotel, where you’ll board a climate-controlled vehicle destined for Durnstein, a charming village nestled between the vineyards of the Wachau Valley.
On a guided stroll of Durnstein, you’ll visit the shores of the Danube, see the ruins of the castle in which William the Lionheart was held captive, and browse shops selling chocolate and schnapps.
Stop next at Melk Abbey, a grand Benedictine abbey perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube, and admire its grand interior before returning to your vehicle and continuing the 3-hour journey to Český Krumlov.
Along the way, your guide directs your attention to particularly scenic spots and provides a historical overview of the Austrian and Czech regions you pass through.
On arrival in Český Krumlov, embark on a tour of the beautiful city’s UNESCO-listed landmarks: crowned by a magnificent castle and radiating from an elegant town square, the city is a visual feast and offers an abundance of historical monuments.
Following a full-day of sightseeing, return to your vehicle and relax during the 3-hour ride back to your Vienna hotel.