Fall in love with a real treasure of Austrian cultural heritage - the Melk Abbey. Marvel at the outstanding architecture of the famous hilltop Benedictine monastery and learn all the interesting facts about the UNESCO-listed site.

  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Melk Abbey with a 5-Stars Private Guide
  • Marvel at the showpiece of high Baroque style from the outside and inside
  • Admire the extravagant interiors featuring outstanding art and decor
  • Discover over 900 years of Austrian history and culture at the Melk Abbey Museum
  • Enjoy a half-day excursion by a comfortable private car with pickup & drop-off services

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  • 4,5 hours
  • Private TourExclusive only for you
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  • Live GuideEnglish, German, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish
  • Car Transport
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We present you the most informative and personal tour of Melk Abbey. Take a short car trip from Linz to enjoy the wonders of this UNESCO’s World Cultural Heritage. There is an abundance of amazing things to explore here so you will have the best time with a Local Expert-Guide we have arranged for you.

Upon your arrival in Melk Abbey, you will be astonished by the grand scale and opulence of this place. The lavish 11th century Benedictine monastery overlooks the Danube river, adjoining the Wachau valley, from a rocky outcrop. The abbey is one of the best historical destinations in Austria, and throughout the tour you will find out about its connections to Austria’s first ruling dynasty, St Coloman of Stockerau, as well as several notable Austrian composers, musicians, writers, and painters.

In Melk Abbey you will start the guided tour led by a Local, Expert Guide. Inside the Melk Abbey complex, you will marvel at the most beautiful designs from the early 18th century by the famous Austrian Baroque architect Jakob Prandtauer. You will see the Imperial Staircase and Corridor and the Abbey Museum displaying beautiful art, relics and other interesting objects from the monastery’s 900-year history. In the Marble Hall, you will admire the remarkable ceiling fresco with an architectural painting framing it, creating a 3D illusion. You will also see the stunning library, Column Courtyard, and the most extravagant Baroque treasure – the abbey church.

After an 1-hour guided tour you will also enjoy some free time to explore this fabulous place on your own and take amazing photos. You can walk around the Abbey Park and see the Garden Pavilion and Bastion or visit the Melk village and see the hidden local gem – the church of the Assumption of St Mary. After the tour, a private driver will drop you off at your accommodation in Linz.

  • Private Half-Day Trip from Linz to Melk Abbey
  • 5-Stars Guide with Official License speaking fluently in chosen language (in Melk Abbey)
  • Regular tickets to the Melk Abbey, including all the open halls and exhibitions
  • Free time to explore Melk’s landmarks on your own
  • Private car transfer by English-German speaking driver with pickup and drop-off in Linz

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