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Explore these 44 top Melk cruises for 2022 and 2023. Some of the most popular activities on our Melk trips include cruises, river cruises, biking, luxury, and urban exploration. Discover Melk with your expert local English-speaking guides who will show you the hot spots and the off-the-beaten-path hidden gems. We work with only the best small ships that carry under 500 fortunate guests, and we can give you unbiased advice to match you with the perfect ship and perfect cruise for your next vacation. Our Melk cruises start from $1,499 for cruises of 6 to 22 days. Contact one of Adventure Life's Melk cruise specialists for help planning a seamless trip.
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Stop in historic Regensburg on your Danube river cruise
$5,445
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Danube Christmas Markets

Budapest to Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Discover Budapest charming town
  • Visit elegant Vienna
  • Explore Benedictine abbey
  • Experience true wonder of Christmas
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Festival Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the Scenic Amber and start your 8-day discovery voyage through Hungary, Germany, and Austria. Explore Budapest city, known for its museums, galleries, and artists. On your way,visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks, or discover a different side of …
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Bratislava
$4,099
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The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • See UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Taste local wines & specialities
  • Choose from optional excursions
  • Explore Linz
  • Take a tour of Vienna
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Framed by Austrian Alps, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River casts the lure of romance that has caught many artists, musicians, and poets throughout the centuries. Your European river cruise of 8 days voyages the timeless Danube River from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$3,950
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Trans-European Cruise

Strasbourg to Budapest - 13 Day Itinerary aboard MS France
  • Visit the historical city of Mainz
  • Explore Miltenberg's architecture
  • Enjoy Passau's baroque charm
  • Discover Austrian history
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore Central Europe from the comfort of your luxury ship during this 13-day voyage aboard the MS France. VisitWürzburg, a magic city situated on the right bank of the Main River, a city famous for its baroque palace. Enjoy aguided tour to Rothenburg, a magnificent walled town set up high on …
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Take a ride on the ferris wheel or take a stroll through the Christmas Market
$3,599
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Danube Holiday Markets

Budapest to Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard S.S. Maria Theresa
  • Vörösmarty Square Christmas Market
  • Experience a Slovakian Christmas
  • Visit 4 UNESCO World Heritage sites
  • Discover Vienna Art History Museum
  • Step into Benedictine Monastery
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Passau
Activities:
Archaeological Site Visits, Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the season in the birthplace of many beloved holiday traditions on this 8-day cruise through the Danube. Budapest has celebrated Christmas for a thousand years, since the reign of St. Stephen, the king who founded Hungary and encouraged the spread of Christianity. In Bratislava, where a …
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Enjoy the tranquility of Durnstein
$1,749
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A Taste of the Danube

Vienna to Budapest - 4 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Envision
  • Enjoy Budapest
  • Explore the St. Martin’s Cathedral
  • Take a walk to Bratislava Castle
  • Visit Benedictine Abbey
Starts / Ends:
Vienna / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, with stops in quaint towns and iconic cities, you’ll fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube River. Board your ship in Vienna and set sail for Melk, where you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one …
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Enjoy a quiet moment on the banks of the Danube
$4,195
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Gems of the Danube

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Explore historic Nuremberg
  • Stroll through Regensburg
  • Visit the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Tour Schönbrunn Palace
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore historic Nuremberg, Germany before boarding your 5-star luxury river cruise ship and embarking on your adventure. Cruise the Danube, making stops in some of the most beautiful cities of central Europe. Explore castles and gardens near Salzburg, join a beer or wine tasting in Regensburg, and …
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Gorgeous evening view of Prague
$4,299
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The Legendary Danube

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Discover attractive Prague
  • Visit the famous city of Pilzen
  • Enjoy Nuremberg's countryside
  • Bike along the Danube River
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Start your European river voyage with a visit to historic Prague, “the city of a hundred spires.” Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe’s second largest river, as you cruise from Nuremberg through the Main-Danube Canal and across the Continental Divide. Visit …
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Enjoy a cozy Christmas market with loved ones
$3,995
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Danube Christmas Markets

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Explore Thurn und Taxis Palace
  • Explore the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Visit's Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
  • Learn Jewish history in Budapest
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Revel in the spirit of Christmas on an 8-day magical Danube river cruise. Board your luxurious ship in Nuremberg, after exploring the markets of this charming Bavarian city. Cruise to historic Regensburg and explore the picturesquePalais Thurn und Taxis. Wander the sparkling streets ofVienna, with …
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Enjoy a beautiful river view at sunset.
$3,799
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The Romantic Danube

11 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Tour historical sites in Prague
  • See old-world architecture
  • Bike along the Inn River
  • Choose from optional excursions
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel through captivating cities, beginning with a 3-night stay in fairytale Prague followed with an 8-day river cruise on the timeless Danube River from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000-year-old city and visit Europe’s largest pipe organ, savor local wines throughout the Wachau …
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Saint Stephens Cathedral in Vienna
$3,099
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Melodies of the Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amabella
  • Visit the historic Buda Castle
  • Walk through Bratislava
  • Enjoy a wine & music evening
  • Sample food & beer in Vilshofen
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel on the beautiful Danube through four European countries on an exciting European river cruise. Experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in Budapest, continuing on to Bratislava and Vienna, the romantic birthplace of the waltz. …
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Budapest
$3,599
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The Romantic Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalea
  • See old-world architecture
  • Choose from optional excursions
  • Enjoy food and wine tastings
  • Tour elegant Vienna
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has it all from captivating musicians, artists, and poets throughout the centuries to some of the most enchanting landscapes of the region. Travel to legendary destinations on this European river cruise from …
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Visit historic Nuremberg
$4,295
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Danube Christmas Markets with Prague

Prague to Budapest - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Amber
  • Enjoy your visit in Prague
  • Visit Thurn und Taxis Palace
  • Explore the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Discover Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Budapest
Activities:
Christmas Market Visits, Local Market Visits, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
In the heart of Europe’s grand waterway region, immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the Christmas markets, which have brought festive charm to the banks of the Danube River for centuries. Delight in the magic of Prague as snow falls softly onto the cobblestoned streets, then …
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Vienna
$3,399
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Iconic Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amalea
  • Visit the Great Market Hall
  • Explore Vörösmarty Square
  • Join a guided bike ride
  • Join a walking tour of Passau
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Travel back through centuries as you walk along cobblestone streets through grand cities and historic towns bedecked with twinkling Christmas trees and lined with wooden huts gleaming with handcrafted treasures. Iconic Christmas Markets are plentiful and are on full display for your pleasure: …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$2,395
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Danube Delights

Budapest - Nuremberg - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sun
  • Hike to the Dürnstein Castle
  • Join a tour in the city of Budapest
  • Enjoy a Hungarian folklore show
  • Walk in the city of Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Nuremberg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
JoinEmerald Sun for an exciting journey from Hungary to Germany.Explore buildings that are filled with history and experience ancient traditions. Start your journey in the city of Budapest, Hungary then sail to Slovakia, Austria, and Germany to visit some of the iconic cities. This voyage will be …
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Enjoy this beautiful basilica while traveling through Europe
$6,198
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Grand Danube Cruise - Cruise Only

15 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amaverde
  • Visit the Austrian Lake District
  • Savor Vienna's Baroque elegance
  • Discover Bratislava's heritage
  • Explore the Puszta region
Activities:
River Cruises, Small Ship Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe's second largest river. Journey from Nuremberg across the Continental Divide, and along the way visit charming towns and marvel at beautiful vistas. Enter Austria and cruise along the Wachau wine region. Visit three grand old capitals, …
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Visit charming Passau
$4,199
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Magna on the Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest

Vilshofen to Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Hike and visit “Veste Oberhaus\\\\\
  • Enjoy an excursion to Salzburg
  • Join a walk through Linz
  • Visit Český Krumlov
Starts / Ends:
Vilshofen / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations on a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, savor Wachau Valley wines, and …
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Explore beautiful Amsterdam
$8,066
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Jewels of Europe

Amsterdam to Budapest - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Pearl
  • Visit the Bishops’ Residenz
  • Discover the Dom cathedral
  • Explore Bamberg Old Town
  • View Prague's architectural marvels
Starts / Ends:
Amsterdam / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Christmas Market Visits, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Join the Scenic Pearl on this fascinating cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest and discover European regions rich in ancient trade history. Today, the Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers wind their way through forested ridges, magnificent vineyards, and charming towns. See traditional Dutch windmills in …
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Christmas Market in Prague
$4,959
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Christmas Markets on the Danube

13 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Visit Shoes on the Danube
  • Tour the Great Market Hall
  • Explore Vörösmarty Square
  • Join a guided bike ride
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, Land & Sea Exploration, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Few events are awaited with as much anticipation as Europe’s Christmas Markets. Be spellbound by Nuremberg and Regensburg’s Christmas Markets. In Linz, marvel at the small clay figurines representing the people of a typical village—the butcher, the baker and the candlestick maker; …
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