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Private Danube Valley Tour from Vienna including Skip-the-Line to Melk Abbey

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    What to Expect
    Your private guide will pick you up at your Vienna hotel. Climb into a chauffeur-driven minivan or limousine and depart Vienna, bound for the Danube Valley. For maximum personal attention and safety, you will be traveling with both a driver and a guide. 

    Pass Krems, a wine town, on the way to your first stop in the medieval town of Dürnstein, where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in the 12th century. Visit the abbey of St. Augustine to see its famous blue tower, as well as the rustic wine taverns, medieval courtyards, and the town hall. Opt for a hike up to the fortress to see where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner, and stop to taste local apricot schnapps and marmalade. 

    Continue to Spitz, where you can opt to take a Danube river cruise, including lunch. Alternatively, stop at one of the Danube Valley's picturesque wineries for lunch. 

    After your meal, visit the Melk Abbey, which was founded 1000 years ago by the Benedictines. Your tickets are reserved in advance so you can skip the entry line, then take a private tour led by one of the monastery's own guides. 

    On the way back to Vienna, journey through the famous Vienna Woods.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Pick-up from your hotel in Vienna
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    • Private Tour
    • Local expert guide
    • Personalized Service
    • Transport by private vehicle
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Admission to Melk Abbey
    • Private Guide at Melk Abbey
    • 1.5h Danube River cruise
    • Entry/Admission - Melk Abbey
    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 10 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 15 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 9 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 7 July 2019

    We booked the private Danube Valley tour. Our guide, Michael, was knowledgeable, professional and provided historical facts for the towns we visited along the way to Melk Abbey. We had a great time and definitely recommend this tour.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Mellie0001
    Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

    We booked a private tour of the city for one day and another full day to see Danube Valley and river cruise. The city and Danube are musts to see when you are in Vienna but what made the experience memorable was our guide Michael....More

    1  Thank MLRtravel
    Reviewed 28 June 2018

    We were a family group of three generations and had a wonderful day! Michael our tour guide was informative and we enjoyed our stop at Durnstein. We then had a lovely lunch aboard the Danube River cruise boat, with reserved tables, and an easy trip...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank Nancy S
    Vienna-a-la-carte, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Vienna A La Carte, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

    Hi Nancy, thanks so much for this nice review! We rarely have the opportunity to welcome three generations on one of our tours, so it was special for us as well :) We hope to be able to welcome some - if not all -...More

    Reviewed 5 May 2018

    We did 4 different excursions over a 3-week period with Vienna a la Carte and loved them all. On this trip we had the excellent guide, and retired vascular surgeon, Michael who not only adapted the itinerary to our needs and timing, but also provided...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank N9529CHdavek
    Vienna-a-la-carte, Leiter Gästebetreuung at Vienna A La Carte, responded to this reviewResponded 13 May 2018

    Hi Dave, thanks for the great feedback! We'll gladly forward your kind words to Michael. If you ever return to Vienna, let us know! Marlies & the Vienna à la carte Team

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    • Melk Abbey Vienna A La Carte
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, German
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