Best of The Danube Valley

Price: $142.00
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Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 8 Hours 45 Minutes
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? Public transportation or a taxi (not included, approximately 20 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress Comfortable lightweight summer clothing and walking shoes is suitable for most of the year, but sweaters or jackets may be needed for the winter months, especially in the evenings. Good quality sunglasses are advised, and photo-chromatic lenses for those who wear spectacles.
Restrictions All guests must bring a valid passport. Participants must be able to get in and out of the tour vehicle. Guests must be able to walk on paved and cobblestone surfaces, some of which may be uneven or at an incline.

Best of The Danube Valley

This day trip takes visitors from Vienna to Wachau, a picturesque valley along the Danube known for its excellent wine. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to medieval castles, impressive monasteries and the breathtaking landscape of Austria.

Tour the area on comfortable buses, traveling from Vienna to Krems, a pretty town on the banks of the Danube River. In the winter months you'll take a short break in Krems, and in the summertime you'll drive through the historical city center.

You'll continue on to Durnstein to see the hillside ruins of Durnstein castle on this tour. This is where the English King Richard the Lionheart was held captive.

Enjoy the beautiful scenery as you travel through the countryside to Melk. Lush vineyards shape the landscape of the Danube Valley and reach right down to the banks of the Danube River. Small hidden villages come into view between the gentle hills and green woods.

Arrive at Melk where the bus takes you to the nearby Benedictine Abbey. This impressive baroque building was awarded the prize "Best Historic Destination of the World" together with Wachau in 2008. See the magnificent marble hall, the precious abbey library and the church with its unique frescoes on a guided tour.

Book now for an enjoyable visit to the gorgeous Wachau Valley and the impressive Melk Abbey on this tour!

Please Note: All guests must bring a valid passport. This tour begins and ends in central Vienna. Transportation to and from the pier is not included.