Private Danube-Valley Tour from Vienna

Duration:   08h 00 min


The gorgeous Danube Valley is one of our country's true gems and is always worth a visit. Take a side-trip from Vienna to discover Austria's wine country, quaint towns and medieval villages and to visit the world-famous Melk Abbey.

Depart from your hotel in Vienna at your preferred time in a comfortable chauffeur-driven minivan. For your safety and comfort you are driven by a professional chauffeur and guided by a separate expert guide. Heading west alongside the river you drive past the upstream wine-town of Krems and finally enter the Danube Valley.

First pay a visit to the medieval town of Dürnstein, where the English King Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner in the 12th century. Your guide shows you the highlights, including the town hall, the medieval courtyards, the rustic wine taverns and the abbey of St. Augustine with its famous blue tower. If you like take a short hike up to the fortress, where Richard the Lionheart suffered back in the day. Don’t miss your opportunity to sample the locally made apricot marmelade and the delicious apricot schnapps.

Further up the Danube, in Spitz, depart on a Danube river cruise (optional)A modern cruise ship takes you to the upstream town of Melk in 1,5 hours. Have lunch on board and enjoy the amazing scenery while listening to the commentary explaining the sights. If you prefer not to take the river cruise we'll gladly make a reservation for you in one of the Valley's Wineries for lunch.

Afterwards visit the world-famous Melk Abbey. The vast monastery was founded almost 1000 years ago by the Benedictines and houses the remains of some of the early Babenbergs, the former rulers of Austria. With your guide visit the ample courtyards and take a peek into the amazing baroque chapel. Optionally take a private tour of the Abbey Museum, the Mable Hall and the baroque library with one of the monasteries own guides (not included).

On the way back to Vienna drive across the Western part of Lower-Austria and traverse the famous Vienna Woods. The tour ends back at your hotel in Vienna.

Enjoy the great service and the personal atmosphere of this private tour: Your knowledgeable guide is ready to respond to (almost) your every request and requirement. Decide for yourself what you want to see and how much time to spend at each location. Plenty of photo opportunities!


  • € 840 per group of max 2 people
  • € 880 per group of 3 to 6 people
  • € 1360 per group of 7 to 15 people


Danube River Cruise from Spitz to Melk
Ticket price: € 22 per person - Duration: 1,5 hours

Private Tour of Melk Abbey & Abbey Museum
Guide fee*: € 70 per group - Admission: € 14,5 per person
Duration: ca. 60 minutes

*Melk Abbey does not admit external guides. We need to book one of the Abbey's own guides to show you the inside of Melk Abbey.


  • Pick-up from your hotel in Vienna
  • Transfer in comfortable minivan/minibus with chauffeur
  • Full-day accompanied by licensed expert guide
  • Private guided tour of Melk Abbey (admission included)
  • 1,5h Danube River-cruise from Spitz to Melk
  • Drop-off at your hotel in Vienna


  • Food and Drinks


  • If you need to cancel your tour, refunds will be provided based on the following timeline:
    • Cancellation at least 10 days before tour date: 85% of the total price
    • Cancellation between 3 and 9 days before tour date: 50% of the total price
    • Cancellation within 2 days before tour date or no-show: no restitution
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Reviews (3)

Reviewed October 13, 2018
Wonderful Guide and Driver. Awesome Michael
We booked a private tour of the city for one day and another full day to see Danube Valley and river cruise. The city and Danube are musts to see when you are in Vienna but what made the experience memorable was our guide Michael. Michael spoke great English, was very knowlegable about historical facts and even helped us find something we forgot from home. Michael even gave us great tips on restaurant choices. Do not hesitate to book a private tour with this company and ask for Michael!!

Date of the tour September, 2018
Nancy S
Reviewed June 28, 2018
Outstanding trip for 30 family members!
We were a family group of three generations and had a wonderful day! Michael our tour guide was informative and we enjoyed our stop at Durnstein. We then had a lovely lunch aboard the Danube River cruise boat, with reserved tables, and an easy trip to the Melk Abbey and private tour. Overall, it was an outstanding trip.

Date of the tour June, 2018
Reviewed May 05, 2018
Excellent trip, great guide and driver
We did 4 different excursions over a 3-week period with Vienna a la Carte and loved them all. On this trip we had the excellent guide, and retired vascular surgeon, Michael who not only adapted the itinerary to our needs and timing, but also provided tremendous information about not only the attractions along the way but the history behind them.

Date of the tour May, 2018

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