O Danube Valley Tour with Wachau
A full-day excursion which will show you the beauty of the Wachau. We travel through this romantic scenery full of history and legends past charming old villages and steep vineyards. The old castles tell us about the former importance of this trade the Durnstein being especially famous because it was here that King Richard Lionheart was imprisoned while waiting for his ransom to arrive from England raised by his faithful Minstrel Blondel. Youll get to go on a romantic boat trip from April to October only where history comes alive. The heart of the Wachau is the old wine-merchants town Krems. The highlight of this excursion will be the visit of the Benedictine abbey of Melk one of Austrias most famous Baroque buildings which together with the Wachau area won the award for "Best Historic Destination of the World" in 2008. You may have lunch at the Abbey Restaurant at Melk for those who wont get to go on the boat ride. Includes - Entrance fee for Monastery of Melk - Lunch November to March - Boat ride April to October - Hotel pick-up Excludes - Meals and drinks unless specified - Personal expenses - Tips and gratuities - Optional activity costs Please Note - The boat ride is available from April to October only. - From November to March this tour will include lunch in place of the boat ride.