Melk
12/20/2019 12:00 AM
12/20/2019 12:00 AM
One of the most beautiful abbeys in Austria is still an active Benedictine monastery, but a monastery the likes of which you've never seen—Napoleon himself once laid his head here in the lavish imperial quarters. With its 14th-century stained-glass windows, the abbey's jewel box of a church is the perfect setting for a soul-stirring concert of organ music. Both the millennium-old town and the valley itself have been designated UNESCO World Heritage Sites.,

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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