Tours depart early and return to Vienna in the late afternoon/ early evening.
What It Is
A romantic 8 hour bus and boat tour of the Wachau and Danube Valley.
The most picturesque part of the impressive Danube Valley lies between the towns of Krems and Melk.
This is the area known as the Wachau.
The Wachau Valley is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its impressive architectural and agricultural history.
It's one of the most visited destinations in lower Austria and tourists travel from far and wide to take in the spectacular scenery.
Expect to see sloping vineyards, beautiful castles and tiny villages lining the rivers edge.
Valleys aside, the region is also famous for its food and wine production too as Wachau Valley is a renowned wine growing region.
The valley is home to Benedictine Abbey of Melk, one of Austria's most famous baroque buildings, in 2008 it won the award for "Best Historic Destination in the World.
Your Experience With Wachau and Danube Valleys 8-Hour Tour from Vienna
Depart from Vienna early ready for a great day out exploring the Danube River and the valley's formations.
Enjoy an imperial history lesson on the Blue Danube.
Cruise along the river taking in the scenic valley views that boast rolling vineyards, old fortifications and quaint little villages.
Check out the ruins of Durnstein Castle.
Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk and stop off for lunch at the local restaurant (time dependent).
Learn about the rivers history as a trade and traffic route.
What Wachau and Danube Valleys 8-Hour Tour from Vienna Includes?
Enterance fee to Abbey of Melk.
Things Before Go
The itinerary changes depending on the time of year, make sure you check with your tour guide for a full run down of the day.
This tour is largely conducted from both the bus and boat.
Make sure you bring water and snacks as it's a long day out.
Wear comforable clothing including shoes suitable for lots of walking.
Is It Suitable for Me?
Culture vultures will delight.
Great for those itching to get out of the city and explore the state of Vienna further. History buffs will enjoy the imperial history lessons.
The Wachau and Danube Valley tour is rated 3 stars on tripadvisor with customers commenting the tour was "cheap and convienent" and "full of history". It was also noted that it offers "a good introductory tour of wider Vienna's highlights.
Best Times to Visit
The boat ride only runs in the spring/ summer (from 14/04/18 until 31/10/18).
During the winter it's swapped for a lunch.
Address / Pick up Location
Tours currently depart from Sudtiroler Platz.
From the 24th March 2018 onwards tours depart from Operngasse 8, next to the State Opera.
This guided tours is not accessible for wheelchair users.
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