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Follow the meandering Danube River into intriguing history and legend: the Wachau Region. Marvel at the picture-perfect Benedictine Abbey in Melk—a pearl of Austrian baroque architecture perched atop a hill overlooking the river. Explore this region's untouched countryside.

The drive from Vienna, where the river winds through charming old villages and steep vineyards, is truly breathtaking. Old castles dotted around the countryside give a good indication of their significance. Dürnstein Castle is especially famous, as it was here that King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned while awaiting ransom from England.

During the summer months, enjoy a boat cruise along the river, where history comes to life before your eyes. Later, visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, one of Austria's most famous baroque buildings, which together with the Wachau area, was previously winner of the Best Historic Destination of the World by National Geographic.

Follow the meandering Danube River into intriguing history and legend: the Wachau Region. Marvel at the picture-perfect Benedictine Abbey in Melk—a pearl of Austrian baroque architecture perched atop a hill overlooking the river. Explore this region's untouched countryside.

The drive from Vienna, where the river winds through charming old villages and steep vineyards, is truly breathtaking. Old castles dotted around the countryside give a good indication of their significance. Dürnstein Castle is especially famous, as it was here that King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned while awaiting ransom from England.

During the summer months, enjoy a boat cruise along the river, where history comes to life before your eyes. Later, visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, one of Austria's most famous baroque buildings, which together with the Wachau area, was previously winner of the Best Historic Destination of the World by National Geographic.

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Wachau & Danube Valley Tour

Activity/Location

Wachau

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Südtiroler Platz

    Vienna 1040

  • Vienna State Opera

    Opernring 2

    Vienna

  • Vienna City Center (Hotel Pickup)

    Vienna


Highlights

  • The Wachau region, UNESCO-listed for its stunning scenery

  • Charming villages, steep vineyards & ancient castles

  • A visit to the celebrated Benedictine Abbey in Melk

  • Scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian countryside

  • Dürnstein Castle—where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Danube Valley

  • Boat cruise (summer months only)

  • Admission to the Benedictine Abbey in Melk

  • Pickup from hotels in central Vienna


Exclusions

  • Hotel drop-off


Know Before You Book

  • Children 2 and younger are complimentary.

  • The Danube boat cruise is only available during the summer months (April to October). During winter, lunch is provided instead.

  • This tour ends at the Südtiroler Platz bus terminal.

  • Pickup is available from most hotels in central Vienna. You will be able to arrange pickup from your hotel or a nearby location when you call to confirm your reservation.

  • If pickup is not available from your hotel or if you are staying outside of central Vienna, you must make your own way to the meeting point. Complimentary shuttle buses run from the State Opera House in the city center to Südtiroler Platz bus terminal at 9:15 AM. Buses are yellow, and are branded “Vienna Sightseeing Tours.”

  • Check-in is 25 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Cancellation Policy

You can cancel free of charge until 4 days before your reservation starts. After that time, no cancellations, changes or refunds will be made.

Location

Wachau, Austria