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The Danube Valley - Tour from Vienna

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    8 hours approx.

  • Start time


  • Meeting Point
    Opposite Operngasse 8, 1010 Vienna (next to the fountain)
    Please arrive at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start time.
  • Ending Point

    Tour ends at Operngasse 8, 1010 Vienna.

Key Highlights

  • Visit Wachau Valley and the Abbey of Melk
  • See the setting for the legend of Richard Lionheart and his faithful minstrel
  • Includes either a boat trip or traditional lunch depending on the season
  • Both printed and smartphone vouchers accepted!
  • Explore lavish baroque architecture of Austria's most popular buildings
  • Admire the remarkable scenery outside Vienna city centre


Enjoy a full-day tour uncovering some of the most breathtaking sights in Austria. Follow the course of the mighty Danube through the lovely Wachau Valley with its neat vineyards, alluring villages and imposing castles. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wachau valley is known for its quaint towns and picturesque landscape. Appreciate the steep banks with beautiful vineyards overlooking the dreamy hamlets.

Explore the rustic village of Durnstein and remnants of its medieval castle where the King was incarcerated by the Emperor of Austria. Hear the legend of the faithful minstrel who discovered through the power of song where his royal master had been imprisoned.

In summer, board a 90-minute cruise for an unforgettable experience of Danube by boat and revel in the beauty of your surroundings. In winter, enjoy a memorable lunch instead of a cruise. 

During the afternoon you will visit the famous Benedictine Abbey of Melk with its magnificent Baroque buildings, fabulous frescos and priceless medieval manuscripts.


  • Multilingual Guide (English, German & Spanish speaking)
  • Boat ride (in summer only 14 Apr - 31 Oct) Lunch (in winter 30 Oct - 14 Apr)


  • Hotel pick-up & drop off

Please note

Customers must be at the meeting point 10 min before the start of the tour.

You do not need to bring any voucher (digital or printed).

Due to security measures, you are required to bring and wear your own face mask in order to participate in this activity. If you do not have a mask, you will not be able to take part.

The Danube cruise takes place from April 16 to October 26.

Additional info

Contact details for the local activity operator will be found on your confirmation voucher.Via Subway: The lines U1, U2 and U4 stop at the station "Karlsplatz". You need to follow the exit "Oper" and walk left along the Vienna State Opera to the Operngasse. Our on-site staff wearing yellow Vienna Sightseeing uniform will be there to help you find the correct bus.

Customer Reviews

  • Raymundo Melendez

    Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Have fun on this trip but cut short because of rain.

    United States 05/17/2019
  • Helena Rosario

    Your was good but the meal was very basic. Could be better.

  • Lori J Gariepy
    Great tour!

    We enjoyed this trip a lot. The cruise down the Danube was beautiful, with great scenery along the way. The abbey is awesome. Relaxing pace. Highly recommend!...

    Canada 10/08/2016

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