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Explore these 50 top Melk cruises for 2024 and 2025. Some of the most popular activities on our Melk trips include cruises, river cruises, biking, urban exploration, and luxury. 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 $1,749 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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Bratislava
$3,199
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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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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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Rathaus in Vienna
$2,830
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The Beautiful Blue Danube

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Beethoven
  • Discover Bratislava
  • Hiking in the Little Carpathians
  • Explore Wachau Valley
  • Visit Konzerthaus concert hall
Starts / Ends:
Vienna / Vienna
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
On this 8-day cruise aboard the MS Beethoven, hop on a one-of-a-kind Danube trip and discover the many treasures of Austria and Hungary. Enjoy Bratislava's colorful alleys, which twist around one another like a fairy-tale village, and the Puszta, Hungary's true soul and heart. See the …
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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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Gorgeous evening view of Prague
$4,674
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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 quiet moment on the banks of the Danube
$9,490
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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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Visit charming Passau
$7,710
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Classic Prague & Danube Delights

Prague - Budapest - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Destiny
  • Visit the Gothic St Vitus Cathedral
  • Tour the city of Regensburg
  • Explore the town of Passau
  • Ride a bike from Melk to Dürnstein
Starts / Ends:
Prague / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Spend a 3-night stay at a hotel in Prague as a start of this 11-day tour. Enjoy a visit to Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral and have a full day to explore the city on your own. After having an exciting tour in Prague, board on the Emerald Destiny in Nuremberg. Sail through the Main-Danube Canal and make …
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Panoramic view of Vilshofen
$2,599
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Magna on the Danube - Cruise only

Vilshofen to Budapest - 8 Day Itinerary aboard MS AmaMagna
  • Explore Passau
  • Discover Salzburg
  • Experience Melk Abbey
  • Visit Vienna
Starts / Ends:
Vilshofen / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on an 8-day river cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest aboard the MS AmaMagna. Immerse yourself in captivating architecture, classical music, stunning scenery, and delectable cuisine. From apricot brandy tastings in Dürnstein to an exclusive wine festival in Spitz, indulge in epicurean …
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Explore Vienna's beautiful gardens while touring through Europe
$7,790
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Danube Explorer

Budapest - Passau - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Destiny
  • Explore the area around Buda Castle
  • Walk along the lanes of Bratislava
  • Take a look at the Baroque palaces
  • Enjoy a tour to Melk Abbey
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Munich
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Welcome to the “Pearl of the Danube”. Ride a coach to explore UNESCO World Heritage-listed city center. Visit some architectural wonders from across the ages, following a journey from Budapest’s Roman beginnings to the addition of ornate Romanesque and Baroque architecture in the …
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Panoramic view of Budapest cityscape
$3,599
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Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Enjoy Bratislava's unique charm
  • Admire the beautiful Wachau Valley
  • Hike up to Veste Oberhaus Fortress
  • Discover medieval Regensburg
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Discover a wealth of art, history, and cultural treasures as you cruise from Budapest, a haven for musicians, writers, and artists, to Vienna, Bratislava, Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and baroque abbeys. Explore the charming Wachau Valley and …
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Frauenkirche church in Nuremberg
$3,699
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The Legendary Danube - Cruise Only

8 Day Itinerary aboard MS Amasonata
  • Enjoy traditional Bavarian delights
  • Bike along the Danube River
  • Visit Melk's Benedictine Abbey
  • Discover the elegant city of Vienna
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Delight yourself with the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe’s second largest river. Journey from Nuremberg on the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide, and along the way, visit charming towns and marvel at beautiful vistas. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau …
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Enjoy a beautiful river view at sunset.
$4,139
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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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Visit the ornately decorated Melk Abbey
$1,799
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A Taste of the Danube (Westbound)

Budapest - Vienna - 4 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon View
  • Enjoy Budapest
  • Visit Benedictine Abbey
  • Take a walk to Bratislava Castle
  • Explore the St. Martin’s Cathedral
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Vienna
Activities:
Biking, River Cruises
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, past quaint towns and villages—and stops in charming towns and cities of Slovakia and Austria along the way—fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube River. On this 4-day cruise, board the Avalon View ship in …
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Explore Budapest from the serene Danube
$8,490
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Danube Explorer & Highlights of Budapest

Munich/Passau - Budapest - 10 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Luna
  • Explore the Danube River
  • Visit UNESCO heritage sites
  • Explore Central Europe
  • Learn about the history of Europe
Starts / Ends:
Munich / Budapest
Activities:
River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on this 10-day Danube Explorer & Highlights of Budapest Cruise aboard Emerald Luna along the Danube River's shores, with an extended sojourn in the splendid city of Budapest. This itinerary unveils the beauty of five countries and five remarkable UNESCO World Heritage sites, …
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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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Vienna
$3,599
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Iconic Christmas Markets - Cruise Only

Nuremberg - Budapest - 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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Discover the art and culture of Vienna
$9,090
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Gems of the Danube

8 Day Itinerary aboard Scenic Opal
  • Discover the historic Bratislava
  • Explore the city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Stroll through Regensburg
  • Enjoy exploring Nuremberg
Starts / Ends:
Nuremberg / Budapest
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Urban Exploration
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Every aspect of this itinerary will be sure to surprise and delight travelers to this beautiful region. Board your 5-star luxury river cruise ship in historic Nuremberg, after exploring the old town and learning of its role in history both ancient and recent. Wander through the cultural center of …
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Visit charming Passau
$7,990
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Danube Delights

Budapest - Munich - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Emerald Sky
  • Drive and walk around Vienna
  • Walk to the city of Regensburg
  • Explore the architecture in Passau
  • Hike around Bratislava Castle
Starts / Ends:
Budapest / Munich
Activities:
Biking, Hiking, River Cruises, Village Visits
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board the ship in Budapest which was originally two separate cities, Buda on the right and Pest on the left. Learn about the incredibly different views of the culture in one of the liveliest cities in Eastern Europe. The second stop is at Bratislava, surrounded by vineyards and the Little …
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