Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

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This Danube Valley tour from Vienna reveals all the beauty of the Wachau Valley. You will pass through the beautiful Austrian countryside, then embark on a short boat trip on the Danube. This is one of the most popular day trips from Vienna. Do not miss !


  • Done in English
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Professional, friendly and informative guide
  • All entrance fees included
  • Discover the sites from a boat

The history and legends of this beautiful part of Austria come to life as you make your way to charming old villages, steep vineyards and mysterious castles. Dürnstein Castle is well known, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned while awaiting his ransom to arrive from England.

Then you will enjoy a boat ride on the Danube from Melk to Splitz, passing through the heart of the Wachau Valley to the old wine town of Krems. To complete your superb day trip, you will visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk, a pearl of the Austrian Baroque style.

While in Melk, you will have the option of having lunch at the abbey restaurant (price not included).

Please note : the boat trip (1h30) operates from April 10 to October 26 only. During the winter months, lunch at the Baren Zum Schwarzen in Emmersdorf will be included in your tour price as a substitute.

Detailed schedule

Starting point :
The tour starts from Ecke Laxenburger Strasse Gurtel/Wiedner, located about 300 meters from Südtirolerplatz. The meeting point is easy to locate and your guide will meet you there.

Departure time :
Departure at 9h45

Hotel pickups begin before this time; exact pickup time will be advised upon reconfirmation.

Return details:
The tour ends at the Vienna State Opera.

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