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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna provided by Vienna Sightseeing Tours Wiener Rundfahrten GmbH & Co.KG

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Melk Abbey and Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Austria’s Danube Valley is known for its stunning landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Site status, and it’s a popular choice for a day trip from Vienna. This tour takes in all the highlights, including a guided tour of Melk Abbey, a boat cruise along the Danube River or a meal (summer), and a trip to see views along the Wachau Valley.
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You'll start at
Operngasse 8
Operngasse 8, 1010 Wien, AustriaMeeting point is 15-10 minutes before departure in front of the Opera Fountain at the Vienna State Opera. Take the lines U1 (red), U2 (purple) or U4 (green) to station "Karlsplatz". Follow the exit "Oper" and walk left along the Vienna State Opera to get to Operngasse.
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    Wein & Wachau
    Stop: 9 hours -
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    Pass by Durnstein Castle
  • 2
    DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 3
    Melk Abbey
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission included
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You'll end at
Operngasse 8
Operngasse 8, 1010 Wien, AustriaMeeting point is 15-10 minutes before departure in front of the Opera Fountain at the Vienna State Opera. Take the lines U1 (red), U2 (purple) or U4 (green) to station "Karlsplatz". Follow the exit "Oper" and walk left along the Vienna State Opera to get to Operngasse.
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Highlights
  • Magnificent views along the Danube River on a boat cruise (seasonal)
  • Guided visit to Melk Abbey: Learn the Benedictine monastery’s history
  • Discover the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Wachau Valley
  • Hassle-free round-trip transport from Vienna by comfortable coach
What to Expect
Arrive at the central Vienna meeting point for a morning departure. Travel to the Danube Valley aboard a comfortable coach and follow the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. In the UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley, listen as your guide points out historic landmarks, such as the medieval castle of Durnstein Castle and riverside towns, like the wine village of Krems. Board a boat in Spitz for a Danube River cruise, taking in dramatic views while gliding downstream to Melk. Between November and April the boat cruise is replaced by a meal in a local restaurant. Browse the shops in Melk village before boarding the coach for the return journey to Vienna.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Operngasse 8, 1010 Wien, Austria
Duration
8h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bus trip in a modern coach from Vienna to the Danube Valley
  • Lunch & walking tour through Krems or Dürnstein (winter)
  • Boat tour (summer)
  • Entry/Admission - DDSG Blue Danube Schiffahrt GmbH
  • Entry/Admission - Melk Abbey
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks (summer)
  • Boat ride (winter)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Due to weather conditions the boat trip can only take place between 13.4. - 27.10.2020. As an alternative free lunch is provided on these dates. The same applies if the boat trip has to be cancelled due to high water or other nature reasons.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lourdes Perez wrote a review Mar 2020
Venice, Italy1 contribution
Sylvia was really good. She went above and beyond explaining to the group all about the buildings, town and historical landmarks in Vienna
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Date of experience: March 2020
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GUC640 wrote a review Mar 2020
Badenoch and Strathspey, United Kingdom43 contributions11 helpful votes
We spent several hours viewing this amazing Abbey. Beautiful architecture and amazing views from large balcony . Monks still in residence. Lovely village.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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margaretc007 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bethesda, Maryland4,403 contributions278 helpful votes
We were lucky: the weather was perfect - cool and sunny. Our guide was excellent. I enjoyed the stops we made along the way to the Abbey: Durnstein, St. Michael, and Kress. Very picturesque towns; gives you an idea of life in these towns along the Danube River bank. We had to
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Kent S wrote a review Dec 2019
Barrington, Illinois11 contributions
The actual tour of the Abbey was interesting and informative but the tour company added about 2-1/2 hours in walking tours of 2 separate villages that were/are not mentioned in the description of the tour. It's a long day (8-1/2 hours) and it would be better to cut it a bit
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Date of experience: December 2019
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kurtaggie wrote a review Dec 2019
The Woodlands, Texas111 contributions48 helpful votes
They stopped in two towns knowing everthing was closed... coupd jave spent much more time in places that were open... but was rushed at the abbey because we went to towns that were completely closed down for the winter.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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By: Vienna Sightseeing Tours Wiener Rundfahrten GmbH & Co.KG
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Recomended
We always get the tour bus wherever we go,where we have never been, it point outs all the main attractions, and onc
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Sarahc011
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Day Trip
We found this day trip of good value, we struggles to find the bus stop to begin with but once there it was very we
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BillLInk
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Not so good
Didn't find this one to be enjoyable or worth the money. Uncomfortable bus, weak commentary through cheap earbuds,
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sarendipitousmoments
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Need more for your money
I really enjoyed this day trip to Salzburg. But if I'm being honest, I was a little frustrated with the amount of t
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347gareths
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Could be easily Improved
Firstly as part of the Vienna pass it's worth using, the routes are good and the information for me personally was
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567CherylL
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Could be better
Good points, clean bus and service was on time. The drivers were friendly and the routes get you around the city.
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Klein W
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Very Small Town
Very small town with very little attraction and very little things to do. A few hours should be well more than enou
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denitsak2020
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Will try something else next time
Bought a ticket online and had some difficulties finding out where to get the bus for the first time. Nice safe of
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Footprints718152
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Wauw, wat een tijdmachine
This is a must. Do not leave Vienna without....Are you the third man. Vienna is a magnificent city, lots of grand c
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iantobedfordUK
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Best way to see Vienna in a couple of days
Used these buses - 4 different routes over 2 days. Loads to see, buses were clean, good audio and view out to sides
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AionaS1
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Must See Salzburg Lovely Place in Austria
Salzburg, is such a lovely place to visit in Austria. No matter which season; there is always something happening.
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TWPF100
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Poor information leads to poor value
I booked this tour online as it seemed good value, a large variation of stops and more importantly a guided walking
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travelerwannabee20
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my day trip
I took a day trip from Bratislava to Vienna with a few stops along the way. My driver picked me up from my Airbnb
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VictoriaA2671
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Worth visiting
We really enjoyed the tour with our kids! Everything was well organized and fit in time. Palace worth seeing
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shilpa s
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Hallstatt trip from Vienna
Conrad from Vienna sight seeing was a great guide! Really enjoyed all the information he shared. The trip was fun.
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