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Vienna: 1-Hour Boat Tour on the Danube Canal

1. Vienna: 1-Hour Boat Tour on the Danube Canal

Embark on a boat trip along the Danube Canal through the historical and modern city of Vienna. Once known as the “Vienna Water,” the “Vienna Arm," and the “Little Danube," this route of today’s Danube Canal was the main arm of the Danube in the Middle Ages. On this tour, see important buildings including the Uniqa Tower, the Urania Observatory, hotels and commercial buildings by Jean Nouvel, and the Media Tower by Hans Hollein. Take a look at the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, the Ringturm, the Rossauer Barracks, and the waste incineration plant of Spttelau designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Below the lock, the boat turns around and heads back to the starting point. Let the new Vienna and its countless graffiti art pieces and trendy areas enchant you as they pass by.

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Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

2. Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

Experience a romantic sightseeing tour by bus and boat from Vienna, introducing you to the beauty of the Wachau and Danube Valleys in Lower Austria. Wachau Valley is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural and agricultural history, and it also attracts epicureans with its food and wine. Explore the River Danube as it flows around picturesque villages and steep vineyards. Pass by many ancient castles testify to the former importance of the river. One of these is the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where, according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was kept imprisoned, and was eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel. Then take a romantic boat trip along the legendary Danube (only in summer, in winter we offer you a lunch) and go to the heart of the Wachau wine-growing region at the old city of Krems. A highlight of the tour will be a visit to the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, one of Austria's most famous Baroque buildings, and winner of the award for "Best Historic Destination of the World" in 2008.

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Vienna: Evening Cruise with Barbeque Buffet

3. Vienna: Evening Cruise with Barbeque Buffet

Cruise past the romantically-lit shores of Vienna and experience the excellent service of the on-board restaurant on the MS Admiral Tegetthoff during a 3.5-hour evening barbeque cruise. Enjoy a delicious barbeque buffet prepared by an award-winning grill professional. The acting WBQA world champion of pork shoulder Geri Hochgatterer will spoil you with delicious meat dishes and barbeque varieties. As you eat, enjoy atmospheric live saxophone jazz and first-class vocals by the onboard band. During the tour, you will get to see the Danube River from a unique perspective as well as iconic landmarks such as the Donauplatte, the Danube Tower and the Millennium Tower.

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Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

4. Vienna: Go City Explorer Pass for up to 7 Attractions

With Go City, you have the freedom to choose up to 7 of Vienna's top attractions in one convenient pass. With over 40 hand-picked activities and tours to choose from, you'll be spoiled for choice. By foot, by scooter, by bus, or by boat, you have so much to see, and plenty of time to see it. Visualize the lavish lives of Austrian royals at Schönbrunn, Esterhazy Palace, or Forchtenstein Castle. Admire the elegant architecture and the enchanting histories of each. Enjoy a day at Schönbrunn Zoo, Wipeout Adventure Park, or Madame Tussauds. There's fun for kids and adults alike with indoor bouldering or trampolining, an escape game, laser tag, or at the world-famous Giant Ferris Wheel. Trace the paths of Freud or Empress Sisi, or explore some ancient, secret passages. Indulge in locally crafted chocolates, wines, or beers, and see the masters at work. Try something new at a waltz lesson, a quiz rally, or a city-wide treasure hunt. Explore the renowned MAK Vienna or Albertina. Compare a tour of modern street art. Experience excitement and relaxation, hotspots and best-kept secrets, and so much more all with one pass.

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Vienna: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Lunch

5. Vienna: Sightseeing Boat Tour with Lunch

Take a boat trip through Vienna, beginning and ending at Schwedenplatz. During the sightseeing cruise, enjoy a light and modern lunch dish aboard the MS Blue Danube. The menu consists of 2 courses, a soup or appetizer/starter and main course; or a main course and a dessert. For all menus, you can have either the starter or dessert. Winter Menu (December 1, 2019 to February 29, 2020): Starter - • Garlic cream soup with croutons  Main - • Beef roast in a creamy sauce with a dumpling  or • Pumpkin risotto with parmesan Dessert - •  Speculaas parfait Spring Menu (March 2, 2020 to May 31, 2020) Starter - • Wild garlic cream soup Main - • Cevapcici with tomato rice or • Tuna strudel with harissa fisoles and egg Dessert -  • Curd poppy seed cream with plum roaster Summer Menu (June 1, 2020 to August 31, 2020): Starter -  • Asparagus soup with sheep's cheese croutons Main -  • Pork chops with letscho and fries or • Gnocchi alla carbonara Dessert - • Yoghurt and mango parfait with honey and pistachios  Autumn Menu (September 1, 2020 to November 30, 2020): Starter -  • Chestnut soup Main -  • Pork medallions with pumpkin or • Gnocchi with pumpkin sauce  Dessert - • Apple tiramisu in a glass If someone is vegan or vegetarian, they can choose a main dish from the general menu. Allergy sufferers must be announced in advance, then an alternative is accordingly prepared. The menu is changed every season. You will cruise on a loop trip starting at the Schiffsstation Wien/City on Schwedenplatz the Danube Canal. On this tour you will see important buildings such as: Uniqa Tower, Urania Observatory, Badeschiff, the hotel and commercial building of Jean Nouvel, Schützenhaus of Otto Wagner, Ringturm, Roßauer barracks, and the Zaha Hadid House designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. The MS Blue Danube impresses with nautical flair and extravagant interior design and is also air conditioned. Free leaflets with map and short descriptions in 10 languages are on board, and GPS-based information about the sights is displayed on the screens.

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From Krems: Wachau Valley River Cruise on the Danube

6. From Krems: Wachau Valley River Cruise on the Danube

From the end of March to the beginning of November, the proud red-and-white fleet will take you on a daily leisurely cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau. A boat trip through the Wachau is an experience in every season. In spring, the apricot and fruit trees are in full bloom, whilst in the summer drive past baroque monasteries and medieval castles under a bright blue sky. In in the autumn, you can see a natural spectacle when the vineyards turn red-gold and shimmer in the afternoon sun. Your ship will allow you to travel in comfort through Wachau. These ships have huge sundecks with plenty of seating, as well as a partial roof and a beautiful all-around view which contribute to the perfect experience. Let yourself be pampered in the onboard restaurants, where a varied food and beverage package offered. The menu focuses on regional products and modern interpretations of Wachau classics, such as a summer salad with apricot pieces.

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Vienna: Danube Rhapsody Segway Tour

7. Vienna: Danube Rhapsody Segway Tour

Begin by learning how to navigate safely on your Segway, before heading out of the city center on bike paths to the Danube Canal. There you can see Vienna from a different side, an aspect of the city that not everyone experiences. After crossing the canal, ride into the big Prater Park to discover some more territory that most visitors to Vienna don't see. Glide past the Vienna Economics University, before eventually reaching the River Danube. Johann Strauss’ most famous waltz “The Blue Danube” is dedicated to the beauty of this river, and whilst there you can decide for yourself if the river is actually blue, or if Strauss may have needed his vision checked. Following that, continue along the river to a special vantage point which is one of the best views in Vienna. It presents the Danube cutting through the hills of the Vienna Woods. To complete this unique experience, pass the apartment where Johann Strauss composed “The Blue Danube.”

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Vienna: Melk Abbey, Wachau, Danube Valley Private Trip

8. Vienna: Melk Abbey, Wachau, Danube Valley Private Trip

Travel in comfort to the picturesque Wachau and Danube Valleys following the Danube River into the countryside filled with dense woodlands and rolling vineyards. Admire stunning landscapes and UNESCO World Heritage Site status, enjoying a full-day trip from Vienna. Explore fabulous places and hidden gems along the way. Sightsee each different village on your own and discover beautiful sights. Stop in Krems where all looks like time has frozen. Walk through Krems Old Town and see Steinertor, Rathaus, and Gozzoburg Krems. See ancient ruins of Dürnstein Castle. According to legend, Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, and eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel. Get to the Spitz and experience a fantastic boat cruise to reach Melk. See wild Austrian landscapes while relaxing. Walk to the ruins of Hinterhaus Castle dated from the XI century, with some prime views of Lower Austria from the top. Walk around and explore the beautiful Abbey Park with the baroque garden Pavillion. Marvel at exceptional architecture from outside and step inside the Abbey Museum, the Marble Hall, balcony, library, and church with amazing chapels and decorations. Stroll around the village and see the hidden local gem of Parish Church of Assumption of Mary, a peaceful place with nice decorations. No worries about return, sit back and relax, the driver will drop you off at your hotel in Vienna.

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Tulln: DIE GARTEN TULLN Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

9. Tulln: DIE GARTEN TULLN Entry Ticket and Audio Guide

Pre-book your entry ticket to DIE GARTEN TULLN and step into the largest adventure and nature playground in Lower Austria with plenty of space for imaginative and creative play. Enjoy a treetop walk, an app suitable for children, and free guided tours and audio guides. Experience a resort, place for recreation, research and educational facility, and children’s paradise all in one. Every garden fan will find what they are looking for in the seven-hectare barrier-free area. Walk along the 30-meter-high treetop path, which allows wonderful views over the show gardens, the Danube Floodplains, and Tulln. Enrich your visit by joining a free guided tour (available Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays), or renting a canoe or pedal boat. Learn tips about ecological and sustainable landscape planning by Natur im Garten (Nature in the Garden). Explore and relax amongst the flora and fauna of the alluvial forest and let children let off steam on their own adventure. In terms of culinary delights, visit the water lily terrace, the Bavarian beer garden, or the wine tavern (at your own expense). Stop at the restaurant Die Gärtnerei that spoils visitors with fresh garden cuisine daily.

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What people are saying about Danube River, Austria

Overall rating

3.7 / 5

based on 1,491 reviews

This was a superb trip. Charles our guide was very informative and kind. The bus was clean and got us to and from our destination on time. The boat ride was fun and the food on the boat was better than expected. We arrived in Melk an hour before our tour so I was able to walk around. The Abbey is exquisite and I am so glad I took the day and make this special journey. Definitely eat on the boat so you have time to walk around Melk. Also there is no bathroom on the bus but a stop was made at a cute town. This day trip is a great time and value.

The boat tour was exactly on time and we could sit on the outside or inside the boat. We sat inside and had a great view of the river and surrounding buildings. The menu is reasonable. Overall it was a very relaxing experience.

Your was great and so was our guide! We enjoyed the tour even though the weather was uncooperative and rainy. They gave us thick rain ponchos which worked very well. Still enjoyed the tour immensely!

Everything well arranged ... good guides .... recommended!!!!

Good services and a lot of details from the guide.