Melk Melk Abbey Excursion Reviews

For passengers on a river cruise that stops in Melk, Austria, an excursion to Melk Abbey is a must. The sprawling Benedictine abbey features stunning architecture, lovely views, a breathtakingly beautiful church and a huge library.
Great Guide Here!
Great Guide Here! Very Informative. Could have used another hour here to explore on our own.. Nice Restaurant on Site. Great Views of City.
Great Guide Here! Very Informative. Could have used another hour here to explore on our own.. Nice Restaurant on Site. Great Views of City. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
History preserved for centuries, beautiful religious garments and vessels on display.
History preserved for centuries, beautiful religious garments and vessels on display. Imagine making those books by hand with the detailed printing and colour. Print is so small, I would need a microscope. Library was neat to see, all ... Read More
History preserved for centuries, beautiful religious garments and vessels on display. Imagine making those books by hand with the detailed printing and colour. Print is so small, I would need a microscope. Library was neat to see, all 16,000 issues Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Fabulous Abbey and had a really good guide.
Fabulous Abbey and had a really good guide. Enjoyed the walk from the Abbey through beautiful Melk back to the Scenic Jasper
Fabulous Abbey and had a really good guide. Enjoyed the walk from the Abbey through beautiful Melk back to the Scenic Jasper Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
We really only saw about 5% of the Abbey.
We really only saw about 5% of the Abbey. What we did see was really great.
We really only saw about 5% of the Abbey. What we did see was really great. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Tour guide was the worst we had.
Tour guide was the worst we had. Did not want to take time for questions. Not very informative. The abbey was outstanding, though. Just gorgeous, with lovely garden views. Well worth seeing, even if you go without a guide.
Tour guide was the worst we had. Did not want to take time for questions. Not very informative. The abbey was outstanding, though. Just gorgeous, with lovely garden views. Well worth seeing, even if you go without a guide. Read Less
Sail Date August 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Huge and beautiful!!
Huge and beautiful!! Again, a ton of walking was involved. We couldn't take pictures inside the abbey.
Huge and beautiful!! Again, a ton of walking was involved. We couldn't take pictures inside the abbey. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Crystal River Cruises
The Melk Abbey was OK.
The Melk Abbey was OK. Might consider the Gottwieg Abbey Dinner excursion.
The Melk Abbey was OK. Might consider the Gottwieg Abbey Dinner excursion. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The abbey was beautiful.
The abbey was beautiful. Again, the religious architecture and quality is awesome. I think the best photo I took of the Abbey is from the river after returning to the ship.
The abbey was beautiful. Again, the religious architecture and quality is awesome. I think the best photo I took of the Abbey is from the river after returning to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date June 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Melk Abbey is a "do not miss" tour.
Melk Abbey is a "do not miss" tour. It is a fairly short tour less than 2 hrs. The Abbey has interesting history and commands a wonderful view of the Danube valley.
Melk Abbey is a "do not miss" tour. It is a fairly short tour less than 2 hrs. The Abbey has interesting history and commands a wonderful view of the Danube valley. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
An amazingly beautiful place.
An amazingly beautiful place. A bit crowded with all of the Viking ships in town. No photos are allowed and no digital photos are available.
An amazingly beautiful place. A bit crowded with all of the Viking ships in town. No photos are allowed and no digital photos are available. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Interesting and great views.
Interesting and great views. You cant take anything in with you it all gets locked up in one big box before you go in. Everyones stuff in the group gets all put in together. Fantastic artwork.
Interesting and great views. You cant take anything in with you it all gets locked up in one big box before you go in. Everyones stuff in the group gets all put in together. Fantastic artwork. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Beautiful abbey.
Beautiful abbey. I am a former librarian so love the library, and saw head librarian giving a personal tour, would enjoy that next time
Beautiful abbey. I am a former librarian so love the library, and saw head librarian giving a personal tour, would enjoy that next time Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
The Melk abbey and the story behind it were very interesting.
The Melk abbey and the story behind it were very interesting. Too bad photos inside the abbey were forbidden.
The Melk abbey and the story behind it were very interesting. Too bad photos inside the abbey were forbidden. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Fabulous tour and the library (working library) was impressive but not as impressive as the ...
Fabulous tour and the library (working library) was impressive but not as impressive as the cathedral
Fabulous tour and the library (working library) was impressive but not as impressive as the cathedral Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
We were taken to the cute town of Durnstein for a walk around by ourselves, which we enjoyed, and ...
We were taken to the cute town of Durnstein for a walk around by ourselves, which we enjoyed, and then to Melk Abbey, which is beautiful but we were disappointed no photos are allowed inside.
We were taken to the cute town of Durnstein for a walk around by ourselves, which we enjoyed, and then to Melk Abbey, which is beautiful but we were disappointed no photos are allowed inside. Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Tour of Melk Abbey, a bit slow I found so we branched off and walked along our selves.
Tour of Melk Abbey, a bit slow I found so we branched off and walked along our selves. I recommend walking back to the boat after this through the beautiful town.
Tour of Melk Abbey, a bit slow I found so we branched off and walked along our selves. I recommend walking back to the boat after this through the beautiful town. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Emerald Waterways
Beautiful Abbey and informative guide.
Beautiful Abbey and informative guide. There are lots of steps to get up to the Abbey and we appreciated that AmaWaterways provided the "gentle walkers" with a ride to the Abbey.
Beautiful Abbey and informative guide. There are lots of steps to get up to the Abbey and we appreciated that AmaWaterways provided the "gentle walkers" with a ride to the Abbey. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Short bus ride up to the abbey.
Short bus ride up to the abbey. Beautiful and informative tour through the abbey. We were given the choice to walk back down to the ship or take the tour bus.
Short bus ride up to the abbey. Beautiful and informative tour through the abbey. We were given the choice to walk back down to the ship or take the tour bus. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Melk Abbey was breathtaking.
Melk Abbey was breathtaking. We had two tour guides - one that took us to the Abbey and then an Abbey guide that took us through the Abbey. Both were great. Full of information. And the Abbey is absolutely beautiful.
Melk Abbey was breathtaking. We had two tour guides - one that took us to the Abbey and then an Abbey guide that took us through the Abbey. Both were great. Full of information. And the Abbey is absolutely beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: AmaWaterways
Incredible monastery still in use today.
Incredible monastery still in use today. There's a lot to it so there was a lot of walking. Be prepared to move very quickly. Even with only a couple of tours, given the time of year, we had to move quickly; I can only imagine ... Read More
Incredible monastery still in use today. There's a lot to it so there was a lot of walking. Be prepared to move very quickly. Even with only a couple of tours, given the time of year, we had to move quickly; I can only imagine during the warm weather cruise time. The walk down to the town and back to the ship is not as bad as it seems - a couple of miles downhill to the town and then straight to the ship. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
A wonderful visit to the abbey where we could see the beauty and splendor of the time.
A wonderful visit to the abbey where we could see the beauty and splendor of the time. It was another wonderful excursion.
A wonderful visit to the abbey where we could see the beauty and splendor of the time. It was another wonderful excursion. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Avalon Waterways
Melk Abbey is a stunning sight.
Melk Abbey is a stunning sight. The tours are conducted by abbey staff and ours was both knowledgeable and humorous. The actual church was designed in an over the top baroque style - so much gold that sunglasses wouldn't have gone ... Read More
Melk Abbey is a stunning sight. The tours are conducted by abbey staff and ours was both knowledgeable and humorous. The actual church was designed in an over the top baroque style - so much gold that sunglasses wouldn't have gone amiss. Make sure that you see it with the lights turned on. Views from the terrace over the surrounding area are amazing, but would probably be better viewed in summer. Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic
Again the History!
Again the History! Learned so much about art. Paintings were amazing!
Again the History! Learned so much about art. Paintings were amazing! Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Melk Abbey was beautiful and historical.
Melk Abbey was beautiful and historical. Town was small, not a lot to see or do and the walk back to the ship was brief and refreshing.
Melk Abbey was beautiful and historical. Town was small, not a lot to see or do and the walk back to the ship was brief and refreshing. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking River Cruises
Outstanding following the cycling tour
Outstanding following the cycling tour
Outstanding following the cycling tour Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Scenic