It was a beautiful trip along the Danube River and the Melk Abbey.
An excellent trip. Very varied. The boat trip was impressive. Good to spend time at Melk Abbey which is magnificent. Guide very knowledgeable.
A day on the Danube River. I loved the beautiful hills around the riverbank covered with wineries. However what really impressed me was Melk Abby's elegant, pure baroque style. For more than 900 years Benedictine monks lived and worked there. The most spectacular areas, the Marble Halls and the Church we were not allowed to take pictures of. But I have to say, it competes with St Peter's Basilica in Vatican. It was beautiful beyond expression. At the same time I knew that they have some of the best wine in Austria. We checked this and it is true!
andefo recommendother good trip, beautiful trip on river boat with drinks and lunch available,
It was a cold rainy day in September,2016 when we went on this trip. But the views along the Danube were stunning and the guided tour of the Abbey was very absorbing and interesting. The guide also gave us sufficient time to have a nice meal at the restaurant in the Abbey and we got an opportunity to try the specialities of the area. He also enriched us with information about Austrian culture, the history and about day to day life in that region. Please note that there was hotel pickup but the drop off is at the Opera house in Vienna which wasn't a problem for us as we explored the area around St.Peter's cathedral in the evening.
We had an excellent day. The Melk Abbey is one of the most beautiful abbeys I have ever seen. wonderful place. The boat trip was also very good with an excellent weather.
went on a rainy day so outside activities was limited, but the experience was still beyond expectations. would highly recommend
a really excellent tour, with a great guide and fantastic scenery. do not miss the castle where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner until his mother paid the ransom.
Elizabeth F Canada
We thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The bus was comfortable, the cruise in the back out Valley that's great, and the tour of milk Abby was very interesting. Our guide was excellent.
loved it! bit of history, bit of relaxing time on a boat and bit of free time. well organized tour.
Wonderful trip. It was a great relaxing day after two packed days in Salzburg and Halstatt. Love the boat ride and the Abby was beautiful. Which we were allowed to see a little more of the Abby and more time to explore Melk, but I would highly recommend this trip for anyone.
What a spectacular tour. Cruising down the Danube and then visiting the Melk Abbey. Just enough time spent on every activity along with time to relax, have a glass of wine and great lunch options.
The tour was amazing and both my husband loved it so much. The visit to Melk and the Abbey is a must visit though we do hope we have more time to explore the little town. The bus trip is comfortable although we had to wait an hour for our hotel pick up which is a little annoying.
Great way to see the country side of Vienna. The tour of Melk Abbey was very well done and informative. The boat ride on the Danube was spectacular.
Wonderful day out. Picked up from our hotel by coach at 08:45. Guide was very entertaining, speaking English, German and French. Spitz was beautiful, the boat trip allowed you to relax and take in the scenery with a range of beers, wine, cold and hot drinks. Did not order food as we chose to eat in the restaurant at Melk Abbey, which was wonderful and reasonably priced. The tour of the Abbey was excellent and abbey guide was easy to understand, speaking English and German and was very knowledgable when asked questions. All in all a highly recommended tour, well worth the money.
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The Danube Valley and river was picturesque and enjoyable. The abbey was very interesting with a rich history and ornate decor. Although the boat ride on the Danube offers food and drink we enjoyed ordering from the restaurant in Melk at the abbey. It has wonderful Austrian food and drink.
Highly recommended excursion to Melk Abbey. Commentary was excellent. Cruise on Danube was real experience. Melk Abbey was magnificent, including gardens.
Really loved this tour. The tour leaders and the driver were excellent. The cruise was fabulous. Breathtaking scenes on the river and a great experience at the monastery. DO BOOK THIS TOUR
This was an incredible trip! The bus ride to the Danube was beautiful, the boat ride itself was stunning, and the abbey was spectacular. PLEASE GO!
Oh, and a side note for people with disabilities: my husband has cerebral palsy and uses a walker. The docent who gave the tour was very helpful, there is an elevator to take us up and down, and ramps along the way.
excellent tour, first class guides and very well organised.It was a great boat trip and the Abbey is superb.
Being picked up from the hotel was very helpful. The cruise down the Danube River was a great way to start the tour. The river was beautiful. Melk Monastery was interesting and the abbey was amazing. So baroque! The trip back to Vienna was easy - being dropped off outside the Opera House, at Karlsplatz station makes it easy to get back to your hotel. A nice country break from Vienna.
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