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 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.
* 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.
Refreshments, souvenirs and meals are not included. For the 2 museum entrance fees at Melk abbey and Dürnstein abbey please calculate 15 € p.p.
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The Wachau Valley tour was abosoutely beautiful. We went before all the flowers bloomed, so I am certain that it will be even more beautiful in April/May. Our guide was so knowledgeable and amazing. She ended our tour there with a private wine tasting at a huge winery in Krems. We loved every minute of this tour. We went to the Abby at Melk and had a wonderful lunch as well. The little towns along the way were like a storybook fantasy. Katherina was so great. A wonderful person and a true native!