Melk
11/19/2020 12:00 AM
11/19/2020 12:00 AM
Be treated to several choices of excursions. Take a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO World Heritage-designated Melk Abbey. Or, hike the trail up to the ruins of Dürnstein Fortress, where Richard the Lionheart was once held captive, and where you'll find spectacular views of the valley, river, and village below. You can also choose to cycle through the Wachau Valley on a guided bike tour to Melk. For a more culinary-focused experience, sample wine and special apricot treats from a local boutique. Later in the day, head up to the Sun Deck for panoramic views as you unwind with a scenic cruise through the Strudengau and UNESCO World Heritage-designated Wachau valley. In the evening, head ashore in Grein for an exclusive castle visit complete with wine. (B,L,D),

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Melk Shore Excursion: Private Half Day Tour Melk and Duernstein, 4 hours
This tour includes a private tour through the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's most impressive monasteries, followed by an excursion to the picturesque village of Duernstein, where King Richard the Lionheart of England was formerly held prisoner.

Highlights:
  • Private Tour through the Benedictine Abbey of Melk
  • City Walk in Duernstein, with its impressive blue church and views up to the castle ruins towering Duernstein
  • Lovely tour through Wachau valley, with its romantic scenery, vineyards, apricot orchards and ruined castles
Your guide is always flexible and adapts the tour according to your special interests.

Tour Duration: 4 hours

Tour can operate: Half Day

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up and drop off at the landing stage of the cruising ship in Melk or Duernstein
  • Transfer in a private minivan
  • Private licensed English speaking guide  (other languages available, but on request)
  • Entrance fee and private tour at Melk Abbey
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Entrances, other than stated above

 
Melk Shore Excursion: Private Full Day Tour Wachau & Wines, 8 hours
This tour includes a private tour through the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, followed by an excursion to the picturesque village of Duernstein, and a visit to the former merchants' town of Krems, crowned by a winery tour and wine tastings.

Highlights:
  • Private Tour through the Benedictine Abbey of Melk
  • City Walk in Duernstein, with its impressive blue church and views up to the castle ruins towering Duernstein
  • Lovely tour through Wachau valley, with its romantic scenery, vineyards, apricot orchards and ruined castles
  • Visit of former merchants' town Krems
  • Winery Tour and wine tasting at Sandgrube 13 in Krems
Your guide is always flexible and adapts the tour according to your special interests.

Tour Duration: 8 hours

Tour can operate: Full Day

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
  • Pick up and drop off at the landing stage of the cruising ship in Melk or Duernstein
  • Transfer in a private minivan
  • Private licensed English speaking guide  (other languages available, but on request)
  • Entrance fee and private tour at Melk Abbey
  • Sandgrube 13 wine cellar tour and tasting
Not included:
  • Meals
  • Gratuities and personal expenses
  • Entrances, other than stated above


 

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