9 hours - Private Wachau Valley Tour


Tour Number

Activity Level



Youth and Family, Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes. Yes. The tour can easily be adapted to kids or teenagers.

Friendly: No.
You should be able to walk normally.

Maximum travelers: 7



Polish (fluent), German (fluent), English (fluent)

The most scenic parts of the Danube river: Boat trip, Melk Abbey + Dürnstein with private guide

This is a full day tour from Vienna to the highlights of Wachau Valley, the most scenic part of the Danube river. Starting in Vienna we will visit Melk abbey, one of the most outstanding jewels of baroque architecture. Then - from March to October - you board a boat on Danube river that passes pittoresque river banks, impressive castles and marvellous situated wine villages. Before going back to Vienna you will hear the story of the English king Richard Lionheart who was imprisoned at Dürnstein during a short walk across that small medieval town.


Drive from Vienna to Melk in Wachau Valley
Guided tour at Melk abbey
Boat trip from Melk to Dürnstein
City walk across the scenic medieval wine town of Dürnstein
Drive back to Vienna

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your hotel in Vienna

End location: Your hotel in Vienna

Duration: 9 hours

Between mid April and mid October the tour can be done with the boat trip on the Danube river as described. During the other months you will go by car alongside the Danube valley anf you will haev a wine degustation additinonally.


By car or minivan from Vienna to Wachau and back,
By boat (April - October) from Melk to Dürnstein,
Museum tour at Melk abbey and Dürnstein church,
City walk in Dürnstein.

What’s Included

* Private, licensed guide for 9 hours
* Private car / minivan (depending on the number of participants) for 9 hours
* Boat trip from Melk to Dürnstein
* Private museum tour at Melk abbey
* Private museum tour at Dürnstein church

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Euro - This amount will be useful as the tour does not include meals or refreshements.

What’s Extra

Refreshments, souvenirs and meals are not included. For the 2 museum entrance fees at Melk abbey and Dürnstein abbey please calculate 15 € p.p.

A Recent Review of this tour

We spent a lovely day with Elisabeth! She was so knowledgeable and friendly and very accommodating to what our needs and interests were. I would highly recommend her as a guide and would definitely book with her again. Our driver, Hannes, was also wonderful and skillfully transported us in a clean and comfortable vehicle.
Katherine Schliesman

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