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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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Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only$31998Apr 29, 2022On this unforgettable 8-day cruise, embark in Budapest, Hungary, and make your way to the charming city of Nuremberg on the MS Amasonata. Visit some …
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The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only$32998Oct 30, 2021Cruise eastern Europe on this 8-day itinerary along the romantic Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the MS Amasonata, stopping in cities like …
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The Legendary Danube$479911May 20, 2022Fall in love with the Danube on this 14-day Danube River cruise aboard the MS Amasonata. Discover some of the most important cities such as …
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Magical Christmas Markets$489913Dec 8, 2021Visit multiple Christmas Markets on the scenic Danube river on the luxurious MS Amasonata from Nuremberg to Vienna. Discover some of the most …
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Christmastime on the Danube (Westbound)$26997Dec 7, 2021Immersed in the holiday spirit as you explore the famous Christmas markets with rows of brightly decorated wooden huts that sell Christmas tree …
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Christmastime on the Danube (Eastbound)$28707Dec 1, 2021Enjoy this magical time of year with a Christmastime river cruise vacation starting in the Nuremberg, on through the heart of Germany, and ending in …
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Danube Dreams & Discoveries: Vienna Roundtrip$89988Mar 26, 2022Board Crystal Mahler on this 8-day voyage and cruise roundtrip from Vienna to discover highlights of the Danube. Immerse yourself in the regal …
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Danube Dreams (Westbound)$27998Apr 7, 2022Begin this timeless European river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary …
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Delightful Danube: Vilshofen to Budapest$37998Nov 3, 2021Board the Crystal Ravel to explore highlights of the Danube River on this 8-day cruise. Visit Melk’s Benedictine Abbey and stunning Parliament …
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Delightful Danube: Budapest to Vilshofen$37998Nov 10, 2021Board the Crystal Ravel to explore highlights of the Danube River on this 8-day cruise. Visit Melk’s Benedictine Abbey and stunning Parliament …
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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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