Göttweig Abbey
08/05/2020 12:00 AM
08/05/2020 12:00 AM
After breakfast, disembark in Krems and set off for Göttweig, a working Benedictine abbey that owns many of the vineyards along the Danube. See the splendid ceiling fresco in its imperial stairwell, one of the largest in the world. Visit the abbey church, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Alternatively, you may instead choose to explore your environs by bicycle, enjoying a ride along a riverside bike path considered one of Europe's most scenic. Afterward, rejoin your ship and cruise leisurely through the captivating Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural Landscape. Taste some local Austrian specialties during lunch onboard, taking in views of attractive towns and castle ruins along the way. (B,L,D),