Melk Benedictine Abbey Excursion Reviews

The stunning Melk Benedictine Abbey -- formerly a palace -- overlooks the Danube River and features artwork by Johann Michael Rottmayr and an impressive library.
Beautiful old abbey.
Beautiful old abbey. Very nice guide.
Beautiful old abbey. Very nice guide. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: CroisiEurope
Guided tour to the Abbey (brought up by coach) was very good.
Guided tour to the Abbey (brought up by coach) was very good. Abbey is an incredible spectacle and well worth a visit. No photos allowed inside, though. Aftwerwards we walked down through the town and back to the ship at our own pace.
Guided tour to the Abbey (brought up by coach) was very good. Abbey is an incredible spectacle and well worth a visit. No photos allowed inside, though. Aftwerwards we walked down through the town and back to the ship at our own pace. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
Highlight of cruise.
Highlight of cruise. Beautiful place, but cannot take pics.
Highlight of cruise. Beautiful place, but cannot take pics. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The building is impressive; the gardens are a good place to relax.
The building is impressive; the gardens are a good place to relax.
The building is impressive; the gardens are a good place to relax. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Beautiful walking tour of the abbey.
Beautiful walking tour of the abbey. Wish we could have taken pictures
Beautiful walking tour of the abbey. Wish we could have taken pictures Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The included tour of Melk Abbey was amazing.
The included tour of Melk Abbey was amazing. The enormous complex of buildings, the lavish decor, and above all the eye-popping church. I would have enjoyed more time to look around the museum, even though all the placards were in German ... Read More
The included tour of Melk Abbey was amazing. The enormous complex of buildings, the lavish decor, and above all the eye-popping church. I would have enjoyed more time to look around the museum, even though all the placards were in German only, but our guides rushed us through with only a couple of quick stops at key points. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Abbey is beautiful and our guide wonderfu.
Abbey is beautiful and our guide wonderfu. She actually went to school at the Abbey.
Abbey is beautiful and our guide wonderfu. She actually went to school at the Abbey. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Spectacular Abby.
Spectacular Abby. Architecture with beautiful art work and artifacts.
Spectacular Abby. Architecture with beautiful art work and artifacts. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Lovely excursion and walking back to the ship after we had seen the 11th Century Benedictine Abbey ...
Lovely excursion and walking back to the ship after we had seen the 11th Century Benedictine Abbey was great as you were able to explore the town a little as well. Make sure you try the Apricot Liquor and perhaps purchase some like I did! ... Read More
Lovely excursion and walking back to the ship after we had seen the 11th Century Benedictine Abbey was great as you were able to explore the town a little as well. Make sure you try the Apricot Liquor and perhaps purchase some like I did! This area is known for their apricots. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Fascinating abbey, and the highlight was visiting the famous library used by Umberto Ecco in his ...
Fascinating abbey, and the highlight was visiting the famous library used by Umberto Ecco in his book The Name of the Rose.
Fascinating abbey, and the highlight was visiting the famous library used by Umberto Ecco in his book The Name of the Rose. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Worth the tour.
Worth the tour. Great apricot preserves.
Worth the tour. Great apricot preserves. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
The place was amazing.
The place was amazing. LOVED the little town of Melk. Felt that the Abbey tour was too rushed and all about collecting $$. Didn't love the Abbey, didn't love the tour or the guide. But loved the town.
The place was amazing. LOVED the little town of Melk. Felt that the Abbey tour was too rushed and all about collecting $$. Didn't love the Abbey, didn't love the tour or the guide. But loved the town. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
You have to see the Abbey church to believe it, the most ornate on the trip.
You have to see the Abbey church to believe it, the most ornate on the trip.
You have to see the Abbey church to believe it, the most ornate on the trip. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
Founded over a thousand years ago, this abbey has an extensive manuscript collection.
Founded over a thousand years ago, this abbey has an extensive manuscript collection. In addition, it's the oldest monastic brewery in the world.
Founded over a thousand years ago, this abbey has an extensive manuscript collection. In addition, it's the oldest monastic brewery in the world. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Beautiful buildings, views, and gardens
Beautiful buildings, views, and gardens
Beautiful buildings, views, and gardens Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Short coach transfer to the Abbey and collected local guides there.
Short coach transfer to the Abbey and collected local guides there. The tour of the Abbey lasted about 1.15 minutes but could happily have lasted longer. The walk back to the ship was through a beautiful wooded area with magnificent ... Read More
Short coach transfer to the Abbey and collected local guides there. The tour of the Abbey lasted about 1.15 minutes but could happily have lasted longer. The walk back to the ship was through a beautiful wooded area with magnificent views back to Melk Abbey. Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
The Abbey tour was comprehensive and stunning.
The Abbey tour was comprehensive and stunning. Here, again, we were left with no time to explore on our own in the village.
The Abbey tour was comprehensive and stunning. Here, again, we were left with no time to explore on our own in the village. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Could have spent a week in the Library there, great history.
Could have spent a week in the Library there, great history.
Could have spent a week in the Library there, great history. Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
This was actually the 3rd port of call.
This was actually the 3rd port of call. Tour was disappointing as guide did not leave any time to spend in the Chapel which is a vital part of any Abbey tour!
This was actually the 3rd port of call. Tour was disappointing as guide did not leave any time to spend in the Chapel which is a vital part of any Abbey tour! Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider:
Lovely building and good guide.
Lovely building and good guide.
Lovely building and good guide. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Incredible place with a great guide
Incredible place with a great guide
Incredible place with a great guide Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
Fasinating to see all of the fabulous relics and artifacts in the Abby.
Fasinating to see all of the fabulous relics and artifacts in the Abby.
Fasinating to see all of the fabulous relics and artifacts in the Abby. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The abbey is colossal!
The abbey is colossal! great photo ops outside.
The abbey is colossal! great photo ops outside. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises