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Full-Day Cruise to Dürnstein & Wachau from Vienna with Meals

Rated 4.3 out of 5.0 from 265 reviews.
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10 hrs 30 mins
Meals included

Embark on a full-day cruise from Vienna to Wachau Valley, indulging in Austrian gastronomy and exploring the quaint village of Dürnstein.


  • Experience the charm of Austria with a full-day cruise from Vienna to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau Valley.

  • Onboard the luxury MS Kaiserin Elisabeth II, enjoy a light breakfast, a lunchtime snack, traditional strudel, plus a 4-course dinner featuring Austrian favorites.

  • Spend 2 hrs in the picturesque village of Dürnstein, where you can visit historical landmarks like Dürnstein Castle and the Gothic hall.

  • Beyond the impressive Viennese skyline and the garden city of Tulln, behold the grandeur of the monastery of Klosterneuburg as you sail along the Danube river.

  • Fun fact: During your Dürnstein visit, you can walk on the same grounds where King Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned in the 12th century.


  • 10-hr cruise in the Danube river

  • 2-hr extra to explore Dürnstein

  • Meals

    • Breakfast

    • Lunchtime snack

    • Strudel

    • Dinner buffet

    • Click here for the menu


  • Drinks

cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Sail Along the Wachau Valley

Start your day with a delicious continental breakfast on board the MS Kaiserin Elisabeth II, a luxurious ship that will take you from Vienna to the Wachau Valley. As you sail along the Danube, admire the skyline of Vienna, the Kahlenberg mountain, and the Klosterneuburg monastery. You will also pass by the garden city of Tulln, where you can see the Egon Schiele Museum and the Roman Museum. Aboard the cruise, you'll also enjoy a lunchtime snack of veal goulash with pastries.

Explore the Charming Village of Dürnstein

After about 6 hours of cruising, you will arrive at Dürnstein, a picturesque village with a blue church tower and a historic castle. Here, with 2 hrs to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site on your own, visit the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. You can also visit the gothic hall, the Danube terrace, and the baroque collegiate church at Dürnstein Abbey or take a stroll through the cobblestone streets, shop for local handicrafts, and taste some of the famous Wachau wines.

A Voyage Full of Culinary Surprises

Return to the vessel for a traditional apple and curd strudel treat before indulging in a 4-course dinner buffet, featuring a range of Austrian favorites, from chicken stroganoff to vegetarian lasagna, and desserts. As the stars adorn the sky, enjoy the flavors of Austria amidst the serenity of the Danube.


Boarding at 7:30am | Departure from Vienna at 8:30am | Breakfast at 8:30am | Kahlenberg mountain and Klosterneuburg monastery views | Lunchtime snack at 12:30pm | Dürnstein at 2:30 p.m. | 2-hour to explore | Departure from Dürnstein at 4:40pm | Strudel at 4:40pm | Evening buffet at 7pm | Evening buffet featuring a variety of Austrian dishes | Arrival at Vienna at 9pm

Important Information

  • Facilities: Wheelchair Accessibility, Pram/Stroller Accessibility, Pets & Guide Dog Friendly.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the boarding point.

  • Please arrive at the boarding point 1 hour before the scheduled time of your visit to avoid any delays.

Boarding Point

  • Board your cruise Kaiserin Elisabeth at Marina Wien Yachthafen.

  • Address: Handelskai 343, 1020 Wien, Österreich, VIENNA.

Get Directions to the Boarding Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Donaumarina. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the boarding point.

  • Board bus #VAL 3 to get you there.

By Subway

  • The closest subway station is Donaumarina. It is a quick 4-minute walk to the boarding point.

  • Take subway service #U2 (purple line) to get you there.

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265 Ratings
Eleonore Reinhardt


Sep, 2023
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