Melk
11/27/2020 12:00 AM
11/27/2020 12:00 AM
Today's guided walking tour takes you to Melk's magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine abbey, one of Europe's largest Baroque monasteries. You will see the famous library that inspired novelist Umberto Eco to write The Name of the Rose. You may also opt for a guided bike tour along the scenic Danube instead. During lunch, the ship cruises through the romantic Wachau Valley en route to Vienna, the "City of Music", arriving this evening. You will have the chance to visit both the Maria-Theresien-Platz and Rathaus Christkindlmarkt markets tonight. The ship moors overnight in Vienna. (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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