A full-day excursion by bus and boat which will show you the beauty of the Wachau Valley, the charming old villages and steep vineyards.
Through this romantic scenery full of history and legends the Danube winds its way past charming old villages and vineyards. The old castles tell us all about the former importance of this trade route and one of them - Dürnstein – is especially famous, as King Richard The Lionheart was imprisoned while waiting for his ransom to arrive from England, raised by his faithful Minstrel Blondel.
During a romantic boat-trip the history comes alive.( seasonal subject to weather conditions - if boat trip not available you willenjoy a complementary lunch as a replacement. Lunch not included during summer departures when boat trip is available.)
The heart of the Wachau is the old wine-merchants’ town Krems. The highlight of this excursion will be the visit of the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, one of Austria´s most famous Baroque buildings, which together with the Wachau area, won the award for "Best Historic Destination of the World" in 2008. Here you will have the opportunity to to take lunch at the Abbey Restaurant (not included).
Start time: 09:00hrs.
Meeting Point: The right side of the State Opera Vienna, Operngasse 8, 1010 Vienna.
Duration:8 hours approx.
Inclusions: An English speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.
Exclusions: Hoteltransfers and any other services not mentioned above.
Due to weather conditions the boat trip can only take place during 14.04.-31.10. During any other periods lunch will be offered inclusive as an alternative. (The same applies if the boat trip has to be cancelled due to high water or other weather conditions which will prevent the boat trip to take place).
We recommend you wear comfortable clothing and adequate footwear. This tour is not suitable for people with mobility problems or wheelchair users.