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The Austrian city of Melk and the nearby Wachau Valley are undoubtedly highlights of most Danube River cruises. The main attraction is the impressive Benedictine Melk Abbey. This 11th-century monastery towers over the town and features a baroque marble hall, library, and church. Travelers have the option to hike in the surrounding verdant hills and breathe in the crisp fresh air of the Wachau Valley or enjoy a more relaxing walking tour of Durnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was held, prisoner. Make sure to sample some of the locally vinted wines during your stay. Vienna, Budapest, and Passau are common start and finishing points of cruises visiting Melk and many cruises visit the highlights of Linz, Austria & Bratislava, Slovakia as well. Contact one of our European cruise experts today to start planning your trip!
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The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$36998May 4, 2023Enjoy a fascinating 8-day Danube River cruise, starting in the enchanting city of Vilshofen and sailing all the way to historical Budapest aboard the …
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Danube Delights$23958May 15, 2023Glide smoothly with Emerald Sun on the Danube river. Enjoy this 8-day voyage from Budapest to Nuremberg with stops in stunning ports of Bratislava, …
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Jewels of Europe$806615Aug 2, 2023On this 15-day European river cruise along the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers, meander past forested slopes, picturesque vineyards, and enchanting …
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Highlights of Melk
This quiet Austrian town along the Danube River is a highlight for history and architecture buffs.

The 11th century Benedictine Melk Abbey is a monument to baroque architecture, with its towering church, library, and marble hall.

Just outside of Melk are other popular destinations, like the Wachau Valley. 

Postcard-perfect Dürnstein is a charming little town with more baroque highlights. 

Take an excursion to Arstetten Castle, last residence of Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and his wife. 

Your cruise continues on to other top destinations in Austria and along the Danube, like Germany, Hungary, and Serbia.

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