The old castles along the Danube tell us all about the former importance of this trade and traffic route. One of them, the Dürnstein, is especially famous because it is the place where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned while waiting for his ransom, raised by his faithful Minstrel Blondel, to arrive from England. During a romantic boat trip, history comes alive. The heart of the Wachau is the old wine merchants´ town of Krems. The highlight of this excursion is the visit to the Benedictine abbey of Melk, one of Austria´s most famous Baroque buildings. This abbey, together with the Wachau area, won the award for "Best Historic Destination of the World" in 2008. It is possibile to also have lunch at the Abbey Restaurant at Melk. Boat rides take place from April 16 - October 30, and in the winter season we invite you for lunch.
Tour is available in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Hotel Pickup Entrance Fee for Monastery at Melk Boat Ride or Lunch
s Optional Gratuities
Days of operation Available daily from April 8 - October 28, from October 31 - March 31 the tour is available Wednesday and Saturday and April 1 - April 7 available Wednesday and Saturday.
Duration Departs at 9:45am
Departs at 9:45am Duration: 8 hours Departs from Südtiroler Platz - Wiedner Gürtel/Laxenburger Strasse for those guests not using hotel pickup serivces.
Redemption Instructions Guest must present voucher to driver.
Shuttle transfer is available from State Opera to departure point Südtiroler Platz, always 30 min. prior to respective departure.
All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation
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