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  • Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

    1. Wachau Valley Day Tour with Wine Tasting

    Experience the stunning beauty of Austria’s most picturesque valley, noted for its spectacular white wines. The true allure of the Wachau Valley is revealed once you travel outside the city centers and onto the smaller country roads. On this full-day tour you’ll travel in a van that accommodates up to 8, and is able to maneuver the narrow roads that will take you into the heart of the Wachau Valley. Accompanied by your expert driver/guide, you’ll learn about wine-making and the fascinating history and culture of the region.   During the tour you’ll taste a wide variety of the valley’s dry and fruity whites and sample other local delicacies such as the valley’s famed apricot jams and liqueurs. You’ll have free time to explore the medieval town of Dürnstein, a highlight of the region. The town is overlooked by a castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once held prisoner. Enjoy lunch in ...

    An amazing day from start to finish! You don't need to be a lover of wine to enjoy this execurison. It's intimate, due to small group, filled with visits to several attractions along the valley. Our tour guide, Iolo, was great fun, full of stories and always great with answering any questiond. Highly recommend this trip.

  • Vienna: Melk Abbey, Wachau, Danube Valley Private Trip

    2. Vienna: Melk Abbey, Wachau, Danube Valley Private Trip

    Travel in comfort to the picturesque Wachau and Danube Valleys following the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Admire stunning landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Site status, enjoying a full-day trip from Vienna. Explore fabulous places and hidden gems along the way. Sightsee each different village on your own and discover beautiful sights. Stop in Krems where all looks like time has frozen. Walk through Krems Old Town and see Steinertor, Rathaus, and Gozzoburg Krems. See ancient ruins of Dürnstein Castle. According to legend, Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, and eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel. Get to the Spitz and experience a fantastic boat cruise to reach Melk. See wild Austrian landscapes while relaxing. Walk to the ruins of Hinterhaus Castle dated from the XI century, with some prime views of Lower Au...

  • Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Trip

    3. Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Trip

    Travel through Lower Austria and enjoy local, stunning scenery during your full-day trip. Discover the beauty of Lower Silesia with views of the salt lakes, vineyards, and mountains. Start with a pickup from your accommodation in Vienna and follow the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Admire stunning landscapes to reach the famous Melk Abbey, Salzburg, and Hallstatt. Melk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque Ensembles and is located on top of the hill. Walk around Abbey Park with the baroque garden Pavillion. Marvel at the architecture. Step inside where your guide will lead you through Abbey Museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library, and church with its amazing chapels and decorations. Move to beautiful Hallstatt village, Austria’s oldest and possibly most photographed village famous for its salt product...

  • Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

    4. Melk, Hallstatt, and Salzburg Private Tour from Vienna

    Depart Vienna and travel to the historic city of Melk in Lower Austria. See the Benedictine abbey that contains the tomb of St. Coloman of Stockerau, along with the remains of several members of the House of Babenberg, the first dynasty of Austria. Go to the top of the abbey to get a great view of Melk and its surrounding gardens. Continue further into the Lake District and drive through the beautiful towns of the Wachau Valley, such as Bad Ischl. Stop in Hallstatt, famous for its salt production dating back to prehistoric times and a cultural heritage that links some of the oldest civilizations of Europe. Move on to the birthplace of Mozart in the beautiful city of Salzburg. Admire the historic Hohensalzburg Fortress atop the Festungsberg, and discover the busy shopping street of Getreidegasse, with the house where Mozart was born at number 9. Return to Vienna or get the option to sta...

    The tour was nice, Norbert was very kind, polite and patience. He fetch us with VW Phaeton which was a comfortable car, clean and well maintained. In total the tour was 14 hours just to see Hallstatt and Salzburg. He never counting on the hours. He just keep going and entertained us. Show us many things and explained it well. He brought us to the good Italian restaurant in Salzburg, he knew good food too.

  • From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Tour

    5. From Vienna: Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg Private Tour

    Following pick-up from your hotel in Vienna, sit back and relax in the comfort of a luxury vehicle as you make your way to the city of Melk. Visit the Benedictine abbey located on a rocky outcrop with spectacular views of the Danube River. See the tomb of Saint Coloman of Stockerau and go to the top of the abbey to get panoramic views of Melk. Drive past pretty lakes and scenic towns such as Bad Ischl. Stop at the beautiful town of Hallstatt on the Hallstätter See, and learn more about its historic salt production. Visit a subterranean salt lake to see the mummy of a prehistoric miner preserved in salt! Next, visit the birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart in the city of Salzburg. Explore the highlights of the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Old Town, and discover where the legendary movie "The Sound of Music" was filmed. Return to Vienna and get dropped off at your hotel at the end o...

    This tour enabled us to visit some very beautiful locations in Austria. It was the highlight of our trip - magnificent!

  • Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey Private Tour

    6. Vienna: Schönbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey Private Tour

    Visit Schönbrunn Palace and Melk Abbey on this private tour with transfers. Enter Schönbrunn Palace with skip-the-line tickets and admire the elaborate designs of its rooms and gardens. Visit Melk Abbey and be impressed by its location on the hilltop. Your tour begins at your accommodation in Vienna, from where the driver will take you to Schönbrunn Palace. Avoid the long queue thanks to your included skip-the-line tickets and enjoy exclusive knowledge from your private guide. Explore the palace's magnificent interiors, learn its fascinating history, and discover Austrian heritage. Explore Rococo-style apartments of Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife Elisabeth. Step inside over 40 rooms and hear fascinating stories spanning 3 centuries from your guide. Be charmed by the palace's beautiful gardens around see Schönbrunn's unique synthesis of Baroque art. After Schönbrunn, hit the road wi...

  • Vienna: Melk Abbey and Salzburg Trip with Private Transfer

    7. Vienna: Melk Abbey and Salzburg Trip with Private Transfer

    Drive through Lower Austria and enjoy local beautiful scenery during a full-day trip. Visit Melk Abbey and Salzburg with the comfort of a private transfer. Be picked up at your accommodation in Vienna and follow the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Admire stunning landscapes to reach the famous Melk Abbey. Melk Abbey, located on the top of a hill, is an impressive Baroque abbey. Walk around and explore its park. Marvel at the abbey's exceptional architecture from the outside and step inside where your guide will lead you through the abbey museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library, and church. Enjoy free time on the abbey's grounds before driving to Salzburg. Explore Salzburg, known as Mozart’s birthplace and the town of music. In Salzburg, two options are available to meet your needs. You can choose to sightsee on your own or choose ...

  • Vienna: Mariazell Basilica and Melk Abbey Private Tour

    8. Vienna: Mariazell Basilica and Melk Abbey Private Tour

    Drive through lower Austria and enjoy the beautiful local scenery, the mountains and rolling vineyards during this full-day trip. You will be picked up at your accommodation in Vienna and see two cities with two top attractions - the Mariazell Basilica and famous Melk Abbey, both of which your expert guide can tell you about. Visit the quaint town of Mariazell, where you will find the most important pilgrimage destination in Austria and one of the most visited shrines in Europe: Mariazell Basilica, also known as Basilica of the Birth of the Virgin Mary. Step inside and see its fabulous interior, each of its twelve chapels with organ and altars just as impressive as the last. Melk Abbey is one of the biggest and most beautiful European Baroque Ensembles and it’s located on top of the hill. Walk around and explore the Abbey Park with its baroque garden pavillion. Marvel at its exceptiona...

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What people are saying about Melk

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 196 reviews

An amazing day from start to finish! You don't need to be a lover of wine to enjoy this execurison. It's intimate, due to small group, filled with visits to several attractions along the valley. Our tour guide, Iolo, was great fun, full of stories and always great with answering any questiond. Highly recommend this trip.

We did the private tour to Melk, Hallstatt and Salzburg on Christmas day and although it rained, it snowed and it was cold it was wonderful. The driver who was a guide was very kind and friendly, I would give him a ten. Without a doubt, I recommend this private tour to everyone.

Great day out in the valley. Excellent guide (Marco) with lots of knowledge. Went to the Melk Abbey, two wineries and explored the town Dürnstein and a lovely meal in a traditional restaurant. Thanks Explore Vienna!

It was just the amazing trip. Everything was well organised with interesting commentary of knowlegable Guide Mark. Totaly worth every penny.

A nice excursion with a charming guide - everything was great. It's just a shame that the boat trip didn't take place.