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“danube river”(28 reviews)
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Joching, Austria
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All reviews day trip danube river wine country melk abbey beautiful area the upper deck both sides wine tasting bike tour catch the train spectacular scenery unesco world heritage boat cruise self guided apricot trees don t miss apricot brandy
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

Thank Dfcool
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank doversole
Reviewed 14 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

Thank Nanette T
Reviewed 9 September 2018

We skipped all talks aboard the ship as we entered the Wachau Valley on our cruise. I'm sure we missed a lot of history, but I'm more sure that we enjoyed MOTHER NATURE. This is the other place on the Rhine, Main, Danube Cruise to...More

Thank KenFromIllinois
Reviewed 8 September 2018

A beautiful stretch of the river Danube which is blanketed with vineyards and ornamented with cute villages. Don’t miss it if you are travelling through on one of the river cruises – its picture perfect.

Thank Kate_Tascott
Reviewed 6 September 2018

We took one of the boat trips throug the valley from Melk to Krems. The scenery is stunning and there are a number of interesting castles, churches, etc to see along the way. And LOADS of vineyards!

Thank Lucy A
Reviewed 5 September 2018

The 40 km long Wachau Valley along Danube River is located between Melk and Krems, Austria. The architectural elegance of its ancient monasteries (Melk Abbey and Gottweig Abbey), castles and ruins combined with the urban architecture of its towns and villages, and the cultivation of...More

Thank mshian63
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

The Abbey was enchanting and the Wachau Valley was breathe taking. I'd first like to point you to the 18 June 2017 review by Kate C for the DYO experience and then fill in a few gaps. The Combo ticket from ØBB is definitely the...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2018

A beautiful area we passed through on our river cruise. Lovely villages, castles and churches. Melk Abbey was special.

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Cruised through the Valley on a Viking Cruise tour. Scenery is beautiful, pace of cruise was very relaxing. Nice opportunity to chill out. A bit over rated relative to amount of castles and quaint medieval villages that are located on the way. Not as prolific...More

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olga g
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
olga g
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