Emmersdorf & Melk

Aerial view of the Emmersdorf an der Donau town in Austria
Aerial view of the Emmersdorf an der Donau town in Austria

At the south-western entrance of the beautiful, UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley lie the charming town of Emmersdorf and the historic city of Melk – two of Lower Austria’s prettiest and most popular holiday destinations. Whether you choose to explore one or both of these small, yet attraction-packed settlements situated on opposite sides of the River Danube, you’re in for an enjoyable and rewarding experience here during your Danube River cruise.

The centre of Emmersdorf is within walking distance of your riverboat’s berth and is the perfect place to start a couple of hours of relaxing exploration ashore. Head into the town beyond the colourful waterfront buildings and you’ll uncover a few interesting sites, including the late-gothic parish church of St Nikolaus, a collection of 16th century wine houses, the Town Hall and a couple of fine restaurants such as Schloss Rothenhof. Look over towards Melk and the sight of the magnificent Melk Abbey will hint at the historic highlights awaiting you across the river.

Melk is a short journey across the Danube Bridge from Emmersdorf and no time here is complete without venturing over the river to visit the city’s iconic Benedictine abbey – considered one of the most famous, elaborate and important monasteries in Austria. While the abbey’s stunning architecture is a sight to behold, its hill-top position also provides spectacular views of Melk, the Danube and the surrounding countryside scenery which are not-to-be-missed. Elsewhere in the city – which is easily explored on foot – it’s worth taking in the 16th century Town Hall; Haus am Stein, Melk’s oldest building; and the striking towers and domes of the Stiftskirche. 

Cruises to Emmersdorf & Melk

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 26 Apr 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2003

  • You’re in for rich rewards throughout this journey along the beautiful Upper Danube, from the cultural, historical and architectural delights of incredible destinations to stunning countryside scenes admired from aboard
  • Explore Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval marvel’ – and Passau on foot, to see mighty churches, cathedrals and much more; and be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley before sailing on to three captivating capitals.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
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Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 03 May 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R200405

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £4,049pp
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Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 17 May 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2005

  • Embark on an epic journey of discovery and savour some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights, from the diverse attractions of stunning destinations to the valleys and vineyards of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.
  • After explorations of three glorious capitals, you’ll be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley; and sail on to Germany for chances to take in the churches, cathedrals and medieval sites of Passau and Regensburg on foot.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 24 May 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2006

  • You’re in for rich rewards throughout this journey along the beautiful Upper Danube, from the cultural, historical and architectural delights of incredible destinations to stunning countryside scenes admired from aboard
  • Explore Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval marvel’ – and Passau on foot, to see mighty churches, cathedrals and much more; and be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley before sailing on to three captivating capitals.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 31 May 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R200708

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £4,199pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 14 Jun 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2008

  • Embark on an epic journey of discovery and savour some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights, from the diverse attractions of stunning destinations to the valleys and vineyards of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.
  • After explorations of three glorious capitals, you’ll be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley; and sail on to Germany for chances to take in the churches, cathedrals and medieval sites of Passau and Regensburg on foot.

Fly-cruise from £1,649pp
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Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 04 Oct 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2024

  • You’re in for rich rewards throughout this journey along the beautiful Upper Danube, from the cultural, historical and architectural delights of incredible destinations to stunning countryside scenes admired from aboard
  • Explore Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval marvel’ – and Passau on foot, to see mighty churches, cathedrals and much more; and be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley before sailing on to three captivating capitals.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £1,499pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 11 Oct 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R202526

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £4,199pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 25 Oct 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2026

  • Embark on an epic journey of discovery and savour some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights, from the diverse attractions of stunning destinations to the valleys and vineyards of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.
  • After explorations of three glorious capitals, you’ll be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley; and sail on to Germany for chances to take in the churches, cathedrals and medieval sites of Passau and Regensburg on foot.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?