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!
I bought the tour online directly from Vienna Sightseeing Tours. The process was clear and smooth
The Trip was excellent and the tour guide provide us with many informations about the sightseeings. It was a great value for money!
Amazing experience, interesting ride to and from as well!
Excellent trip. The guide extremely knowledgeable. Fantastic trip which was excellent value for money. Would definitely recommend it.
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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.
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.
we loved Krems, but Durnstein was mostly closed. Our tour guide, Thomas, was good but quirky
Gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis, vor allem das Mittagessen war inkludiert.
Excellent overall experience
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.
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
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Wonderful tour Durnstein, Wachau, incomparable Melk Abbey
beautiful places, well structured
The was a relaxing and tranquil boat ride to the monastery. The guided tour was educational and entertaining. With great photos shots outside. It would be nice to be able to take a few photos inside the monastery
Great value, great experience
Costs reasonable for what is include on the trip
Interesting and well planned day in to the Austrian countryside. Zlako is a terrific guide.