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Wachau Boat Trip – Danube Valley Of Wachau By Ship

A Wachau boat trip through UNESCO world heritage site Wachau Valley is hard to beat in romantic, historic, and relaxing terms. When I first took my Portuguese husband to the Wachau Valley he loved the boat trip most, floating on the wide Danube while being exposed to almost two hours of blissful vineyard, village and river gazing.

Wachau Boat Trip – Which To Choose?

Wachau boat trip: Danube ship close to DurnsteinWachau boat trip. Since I researched the Austrian Danube for a student project, I know the stretch between Vienna and Passau well. I have been on several Danbue boat rides . Wachau Valley cruises between Melk and Krems are the most picturesque. What is more, you can do such a cruise easily during a day trip from Vienna. Below are my two favourites. Choose the first trip if you love wine and prefer a small group tour. Go for the second trip if you want to visit Melk Abbey.

Wachau Valley River Cruise and Wine Tasting

Wachau boat trip: Danube passenger shipWachau boat trip. This is a highly rated experience for individual travellers. It’s like I would take you on a tour to Wachau Valley in an 8-seater Mercedes van. The driver guide tells you stories about the little villages and castles, their history and culture. You visit the best local wineries and learn and taste their wine. When I joined the tour in 2013, I loved our visit to a 450-year old wine press, and the first wine tasting at the local cooperative. By the way, we took the same one-hour boat tour from Spitz to Melk that I did with my husband.

The Wachau boat trip is available between 27th April and 29th September.
Learn more about the Small Group River Cruise and Wine Tasting Tour.

One Day Trip To Wachau Valley With Boat Ride

Wachau boat trip: Durnstein villageWachau boat trip.  This one day trip to Wachau valley covers a visit to UNESCO World Heritage Site Melk Abbey. It also includes a boat ride from Spitz to Melk between mid April and end of October. You will see the ruins of Dürnstein castle, where medieval crusader King Richard Lionheart was once imprisoned. You will also get past the many historic villages there. Many are dating from the renaissance or even the Middle Ages. If you had grown up in Austria, you would know them from those romantic Austrian comedies from the 1940s and 1950s.

Your boat ride to Melk will finish with a visit to the fantastic baroque abbey which towers over the shores of the Danube. The trip is convenient as you will be picked up right from your hotel and travel by coach.
Read more about Wachau Valley day trip and boat ride

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