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Route Recommendations

Spitz - Krems - Melk and more…

The following round trips are particularly popular with our guests:

Krems.10.10

Departure in Krems 10:10 Uhr  |  Arrival in Melk 13:00 Uhr
Departure in Melk 13:45 Uhr  |  Arrival in Krems 15:30 Uhr

 

Experience the true Wachau valley in all its majesty! The first one and a half hours of the upstream journey from Krems to Melk gives you the opportunity to experience the heart of the Wachau with views of Dürnstein, Weißenkirchen and the fortified church of St Michael, as well as the impressive, world famous, terraced vineyards of the Wachau. Enjoy a tasty, freshly prepared lunch on board during the Cruise back to Krems again. 


Adventure tip
: Visit the new "Melk UFO”, a specially designed viewing platform during your 45-minute stay in Melk. This platform offers a unique view on the popular Melk Abbey, towering above you.

 

Our recommendations during this Cruise:

Dürnstein.10.40

Departure in Dürnstein 10:40 h  |  Arrival in Melk 13:00 h
Departure in Melk 13:45 h  |  Arrival in Dürnstein 15:05 h


Start your Wachau experience with a delightful Cruise from Dürnstein to Melk and back and take in the impressive river scenery from aboard the MS Austria. Enjoy a superb, freshly prepared lunch of your choice from approximately 11:40 h on board our elegant ship (not included in the Price). After your arrival in Dürnstein at 15:05 h there will be sufficient time to explore the picturesque village with its famous blue Tower.

 

Adventure tip: Visit the new "Melk UFO”, a specially designed viewing platform during your 45-minute stay in Melk. This platform offers a unique view on the popular Melk Abbey, towering above you.


Our recommendations during this Cruise:

Spitz.11.40

Departure in Spitz 11:40 h  |  Arrival in Melk 13:00 h
Departure in Melk 13:45 h | Arrival in Spitz 14:35 h

 

Delight in a pleasant Cruise from Spitz to Melk and back and marvel at the famous castle ruins of Aggstein from the water. A mouthwatering lunch follows your departure from the renowned wine making village of Spitz. Indulge in some freshly made apricot dumplings and other culinary delights from our on board restaurant (not included in the price).

 

After your arrival in Spitz at 14:35 h it remains enough time to discover the historic wine-producing city which was built around the historic Tausendeimerberg.

 

 

Our recommendations during this Cruise:

Melk.13.45 – „Ship and private comfort bus“

Departure in Melk 13:45 h |  Arrival in Krems 15:30 h
Departure in Krems 15:40 h |  Arrival in Melk 17:00 h*
*From Spitz (17:00 h) a private Shuttle-Bus to Emmersdorf and Melk is at your disposal!

 

After visiting the famous Melk Abbey enjoy the cozy Wachau Cruise, passing imposing historic place. Glide with the MS Austria, the most beautiful ship in the Wachau, in 3 1/4 hours from Melk to Krems and back to Spitz and experience the Wachau at its best.

Cover the route from Spitz to Melk in the time-saving, convenient luxury shuttle-bus (air conditioning, toilet, radio, reclining seats, seat belts) in just half an hour. At already 17:30 h you arrive in Melk again.
During the return Cruise from Krems there is enough time to enjoy a delicious Heurigenjause or coffee and cake. (not included in the price)

 

Our recommendations during this Cruise:

Krems.15.40

Departure in Krems 15:40 h  |  Arrival in Spitz 17:00 h
Departure in Spitz 17:05 h  |  Arrival in Krems 17:55 h

 

Take it easy with a relaxing afternoon cruise and indulge in a cup of fragrant coffee and a slice of fresh seasonal cake on the inviting sun deck or in one of our sun-soaked salons. Take in the panoramic view of the Dürnstein collegiate church with its famous blue tower directly from the water.

 

During the return Cruise to Krems enjoy the special atmosphere of the Wachau in the evening. Taste regional fine wines and taste a delicious Wachauer snack “Heurigenjause” while gliding along the Danube.

 

 

Our recommendations during this Cruise:

Krems.09.00 in July & August

SUMMER.SPECIAL - NEW!

Departure from Krems 09:00 h  |  Arrival/departure from Dürnstein 09:30 h | Arrival in Krems 09:50 h

 

Mornings on the Danube are particularly charming.

Start your Wachau experience with a short but delightful Cruise from Krems to Dürnstein and back.

 

Tip: Enjoy a hearty Summer.breakfast aboard the MS Austria during the 50 minutes round trip from Krems to the world-famous blue tower of the Dürnstein collegiate church and back.

 

 

 

Our recommendations during this Cruise:

MS Austria „Schnupperticket“

Trial Ticket

MS Austria Trial ticket: No visit to the Wachau valley is complete without a Cruise on the sparkling white MS Austria.

 

Our “Schnupperticket” gives you the chance to ride a short distance on the ship and experience the illustrious river scape from its best angles. There’s room in any itinerary for a trip upstream from Krems to Dürnstein, Dürnstein to Weißenkirchen, Weißenkirchen to Spitz or back downstream.

Combi-tip: Wachau World Heritage Trail

Combine your Wachau Cruise with a wonderful walking tour  on the Wachau World Heritage Trail.


The 180 km long trail takes you through the Danube valley with its fascinating landscape, passing numerous natural and cultural treasures, sunny wine terraces, steep vineyards. On the way you will also pass the vineyard BRANDNER in Rossatz.