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From Melk: 5-Hour Wachau River Cruise

4.6 / 5

25 reviews

From Melk: 5-Hour Wachau River Cruise

From $41.02 per person

Discover the beautiful Wachau from the comfort of a ship. This river cruise will give you a unique viewing point of the region whilst offering the opportunity to dine on local cuisine.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Vouchers must be exchanged for tickets.
Duration 5 hours
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English, German
Wheelchair accessible


  • Enjoy a cruise on one of the most beautiful ships in the region
  • Spoil yourself with delicacies of onboard gastronomy
  • View Wachau from the comfort of a ship
Full description
From the end of March to the beginning of November, the proud red-and-white fleet will take you on a daily leisurely cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau. A boat trip through the Wachau is an experience in every season. In spring, the apricot and fruit trees are in full bloom whilst in the summer you will drive past baroque monasteries and medieval castles under a bright blue sky. In in the autumn you can see a natural spectacle when the vineyards turn red-gold and shimmer in the afternoon sun. Your ship will allow you to travel in comfort through the UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau. These ships have huge sundecks with plenty of seating, as well as a partial roof and a beautiful all-round view which contribute to the perfect experience. Let yourself be pampered in the on-board restaurants, with a varied food and beverage package being offered. The menu focuses on regional products and modern interpretations of Wachau classics, such as a summer salad with apricot pieces.
  • Boat trip
  • Schnitzel, if option is selected
  • Drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

DDSG Blue Danube Schiffstation Melk / Altarm, 3390 Melk, Pionierstraße

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4.6 /5

based on 25 reviews

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What a wonderful way to spend the day in Wachau

This is a wonderful tour for people who have half a day at hand and want to view the entire Wachau valley at a leisurely pace. Since this is tour from Melk to Krems and a return ticket, you can easily skip going to Krems and get down at Spitz or Duernsstein and visit the town's quickly and hop on the vessel that comes back (need to know the timing, etc.) The mobile voucher needs to be replaced with a printed ticket at the DSSG office next to the start point. Advisable to reach 10-15 minutes in advance to get seats of your choice on the deck.

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August 12, 2019

I took the 5+ hour round trip from Melk to krems and back. It was a beautiful cruise. The ride up river takes much longer than down due to currents. So be patient and enjoy the view. Food and drinks available. I would recommend this cruise to anyone wanting to see the incredible sights without dealing with traffic.

July 14, 2019


Very nice cruise. The return trip takes 5 hours. A great deal for people with bicycles, you can get off at each stop to explore the town and come back by another boat. There is also the possibility of combining: boat trip - return by bicycle or boat trip - return by bus. I RECOMMEND! !!

May 11, 2019

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