Day Trip to Danube Valley

This day trip takes you from Vienna to the Wachau, a picturesque valley along the Danube. Visit Melk Abbey and enjoy a wonderful day with us


  • Lunch in winter (drinks excluded)
  • Boat ride in summer
  • Beautiful landscape and UNESCO World Heritage Danube Valley
  • Guided tour of Melk Abbey (admission included)


  • bus trip in a modern coach from Vienna to the Danube Valley
  • City walk in Krems or Dürnstein
  • Lunch in winter & boat tour in summer
  • entrance and guided tour at Melk Abbey


  • Drinks
  • In winter boat ride
  • In summer lunch in a restaurant

Essential Information

Due to unpredictable events such as high or low water or delays during locks or bridges, a program and / or route change may become necessary.

Languages: German, English, Spanish
This tour is guided in max. 3 languages.


8.75 hours


This day trip takes you from Vienna to the Wachau, a picturesque valley along the Danube, known for its excellent wine. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site where you see many medieval castles, impressive monasteries and a breathtaking landscape.

Bus tour Vienna - Danube Valley

On our comfortable bus, you travel from Vienna to Dürnstein. Here you can see the ruins of Dürnstein castle on a nearby hill. This is where the English King Richard the Lionheart was held captive. A highlight is the guided tour through the Melk Abbey and a boat ride on the beautiful Danube river.

After this enjoyable day trip, we take you back from the Danube Valley to the Vienna State Opera.

Starting point

Operngasse 8
1010 Wien
Meeting Point 15 minutes before departure: Across from Operngasse 8 next to the Opera fountain
Treffpunkt 15 Minuten vor Abfahrt: Gegenüber Operngasse 8 neben dem Brunnen

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85 % of reviewers liked this tour.
Dec 04 2022
Very interesting places that we visited
Oct 23 2022
Well organized and worth every penny!
Oct 15 2022
Very convenient to arrive to Danube valley. The bus was on time and the guide.
Oct 08 2022
We ordered an English tour and received 3 languages and it was quite annoying and disturbing. The first town was beautiful but we were there for a short period of time. The tour guide was nice but monotonic and boring with no energy. The sailing was amazing with great view but in the town Milk we spend an hour in the monetary and it was too long and we didn’t enjoy the town at all and had to go back to the bus and head back to Vienna. Overall I wouldn’t recommend it to other tourists unless you are a believing Christian and want to spend half a day at the Monastery .
Sep 23 2022
What a fantastic tour! Every aspect of this day trip exceeded my expectations, from start to finish. We began by meeting right in front of the Opera and were quickly brought onto a large, comfortable bus. There were around 40 of us I believe, English and Spanish speaking, so not too crowded. Our guide was absolutely lovely, a truly friendly man who clearly loved his job and was excited to show us the best of the Valley. His language skills were quite impressive!

The bus took us past some of the major sights in the city center, and then we were off to Durnstein. Durnstein was a magical little fairy-tale like village that I wish we could have spent more time in, but alas, there was more to see! After exploring the village on our own time, we went back on the bus and rose up to Spitz, where we had a rendezvous with out boat. After boarding the boat, we got to relax and admire the spectacular scenery for the hour-long journey. The castles, little villages, and rolling vineyards were a feast for the eyes! I had lunch on the boat, and I would recommend others to do the same, as It will give you more time to explore the town of Melk and the abbey gardens.

Once we pulled up to Melk, our bus was waiting there and took us right to the abbey, where we had around an hour of free time before the tour. Since I already ate, I checked out the beautiful frescoed pavilion, the baroque gardens, and the town of Melk below. They were all equally stunning, but the real gem of this tour was the Abbey itself.

We were handed over to our guide who brought us inside and told us all about the history of the site, taking us through the museum portion and sharing many interesting facts. Then it was on to the "rich rooms", frescoes, marble, and countless ancient tomes stacked so neatly, these were a real treat, and as a lover of baroque art I was in heaven. We descended the spiral staircase which looked like a sparkling sea shell, and ended up in the church. This church was more spectacular than St. Peter's in the Vatican. Gold, ornament, frescoes, it was all so much, I could have stayed for hours just to admire it all, however, we had to get back to the bus to head back to Vienna!

The ride back was seamless and filled with more interesting facts about places we passed on the way back.

Overall this tour was absolutely amazing and I would without a doubt not hesitate to take another day trip with Vienna Sightseeing the next time I visit Vienna!
Sep 11 2022
I bought the tour online directly from Vienna Sightseeing Tours. The process was clear and smooth
Sep 02 2022
The Trip was excellent and the tour guide provide us with many informations about the sightseeings. It was a great value for money!
Jul 07 2022
Amazing experience, interesting ride to and from as well!
Jun 26 2022
Excellent trip. The guide extremely knowledgeable. Fantastic trip which was excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend it.
Jun 03 2022
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הכל טיקטק כמו שעון
May 05 2022
Eine schöne Tour. Unser Guide hat sich große Mühe gegeben und die organisatorisch schwierige Tour (Bus, Schiff, Stationen) gut abgewickelt. Leider gab es vielleicht weniger Informationen als ich mir gewünscht hätte, da die Tour 3 sprachig geführt wurde. Trotzdem war ich mit diesem Ausflug sehr zufrieden. Danke für den schönen Tag.
May 04 2022
Well organised day trip through beautiful Wachau valley. The boatride on the Danube was great and comfortable. But the highlight was the guided tour of Melk Abbey, so much better than what we expected. Well worth the visit.
Mar 13 2020
we loved Krems, but Durnstein was mostly closed. Our tour guide, Thomas, was good but quirky
Feb 09 2020
Gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis, vor allem das Mittagessen war inkludiert.
Jan 05 2020
Excellent overall experience
Nov 02 2019
We took the tour with the winter schedule. Thay is, instead of taking the boat ride, we visited a couple of towns by bus, had lunch in one of them and visited the Melk Abbey.
The trip was nice and we liked the guide. However we are giving 2 stars because we felt it was not worth paying almost 80 euros for the tour.
The towns were ok, but nothing super special. Lunch was pretty poor: soup, chicken with rice and dessert.
In summertime, the boat trip may be worth it.
Oct 30 2019
The stop at Durnstein was very interesting.
The highlight was the crise on thé Danube but it was not easy to have lunch on the boat. The guide at Melk was very good
Oct 20 2019
Compra online sat8sfactoria
Oct 05 2019
Wonderful tour Durnstein, Wachau, incomparable Melk Abbey
Sep 22 2019
beautiful places, well structured