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“danube river”(31 reviews)
“melk abbey”(25 reviews)
Joching, Austria
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All reviews day trip danube river melk abbey beautiful area wine country both sides the upper deck wine tasting bike tour catch the train spectacular scenery unesco world heritage towns and villages small group apricot trees apricot brandy don t miss
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been there too many times. There many possibilities to enjoy a romantic weekend or vacation. The nature is very beautiful there and there are some accommodations that are cheap and nice. Do not forget to visit Dürnstein. The village is very beautiful and...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sinaansari
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our last Danube river cruise, we were lucky to pass twice through the magnificent Wachau Valley. On the way from Passau to Vienna and on our way back. Which gave us the opportunity to twice enjoying from this amazing valley. The landscape of steep,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank israroz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the highlights of our river cruise was the passage through the Wachau Valley. Small villages, church spires, impossibly terraced hillside, and old castles. So much to look at as we floated down the river. I took a seat on the top deck and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Joe P
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

On a riverboat cruise we went through Wachau Valley. It was amazing! The sights were crazy from the homes, farms, other structures, vineyards, shorelines, swans and other river traffic. Breathtaking and my favorite stretch of the river from the Black Sea to Nuremberg.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Jan K
Reviewed 5 November 2018

After leaving Vienna late last night, our ship docked in the town of Durnstein. The morning was spent exploring the town and climbing up to view Durnstein Castle. We set sail again about noon and the first 2 hours of our journey revealed the beautiful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kannan P
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

I traveled on a river boat and was charmed and horrified by the thousands of years of history in this place. On the boats they have GPS listening devices in English so you can hear the story as you pass by the sights.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Goodness4you
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile

We took a train from Vienna to the Wachau valley, then biked to two different wineries for wine tastings. Had an amazing lunch. Grant was the perfect guide!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Exploration642443
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

My mom, aunt, friend and I all hopped on the train out of Vienna and landed in Melk. We got off, grabbed the nextbikes that were literally across the way and started our 40km ride to Krems. It was a beautiful day in September, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dfcool
Reviewed 21 September 2018

We did the downstream fast trip on the DDSG boat from Emmersdorf to Krems. €20 each one way senior price, worth it as boat nice and quiet on a Monday morning. Had a coffee as we drifted along spotting castles, small towns, barges and other...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank doversole
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The area is absolutely magnificent with heaps of vineyards, wonderful Houses, ruins, churches and ancient ruins. The areas between Dürnstein and Melk are now entering Autumn with the leaves changing colour, harvesting and new crops being planted.The area seems to remain unchanged and maintains its...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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28 August 2018|
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Response from Barb577 | Reviewed this property |
Try the smaller, independent ones in Spitz. Just google for the day and time you will be there as they are open at different times on different days (and in different seasons). Spitz is a fantastic place for wineries and... More
9 August 2018|
Response from Barb577 | Reviewed this property |
We spent 3 days driving through through the Wachau just 6 weeks ago and it was wonderful. One of the highlights of our trip. From Vienna, we drove to Melk and spent a couple of hours visiting the Abbey, Then we stayed on... More