Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna

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Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna information and booking

8 hours
Departs from
Tour commences from corner Laxenburger Strasse/Wiedner Gurtel or selected Vienna hotels
Returns to
Tour concludes at the Vienna State Opera.
Time of departure
Departs at 9:45am
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Tour description provided by Viator

The Danube Valley Day Trip from Vienna reveals the exquisite beauty of the Wachau Valley. You'll travel through gorgeous Austrian countryside and take a scenic boat ride down the Danube. It's one of the most popular day trips from Vienna, and not to be missed!

The history and legends of this lovely part of Austria come to life as you wend your way past charming old villages, steep vineyards and mysterious castles. One such castle is the well-known Durnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned while waiting for his ransom to arrive from England.

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

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

Please note:
The boat trip (1.5 hours) operates from April 13 to October 28 only. In the winter months, lunch will be included in your tour price as a replacement.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Local guide
  • Entrance ticket to baroque benedictine abbey in melk
  • Boat ride during summer (april-october)
  • Lunch during winter (november-march)

What isn't included

  • Hotel drop off
  • Gratuities (optional)