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Vienna: 1-Hour Boat Tour on the Danube Canal

1. Vienna: 1-Hour Boat Tour on the Danube Canal

Embark on a boat trip along the Danube Canal through the historical and modern city of Vienna. Once known as the “Vienna Water,” the “Vienna Arm," and the “Little Danube," this route of today’s Danube Canal was the main arm of the Danube in the Middle Ages. On this tour, see important buildings including the Uniqa Tower, the Urania Observatory, hotels and commercial buildings by Jean Nouvel, and the Media Tower by Hans Hollein. Take a look at the Schützenhaus by Otto Wagner, the Ringturm, the Rossauer Barracks, and the waste incineration plant of Spttelau designed by Friedensreich Hundertwasser. Choose to enjoy a 2-course lunch of schnitzel meal during your trip. Below the lock, the boat turns around and heads back to the starting point. Let the new Vienna and its countless graffiti art pieces and trendy areas enchant you as they pass by.

Vienna: 3.5-Hour Grand Danube River Cruise

2. Vienna: 3.5-Hour Grand Danube River Cruise

Experience Vienna on board the MS Wien and MS Vindobona ships. The MS Vindobona was lovingly designed by artist Friedensreich Hundertwasser and with its distinctive coloring is now one of the city’s attractions itself. Let the Viennese scenery pass by on the Great Danube Tour and enjoy “green Vienna” (route A) and “modern Vienna” (route B). This tour starts at the Vienna/City station at Schwedenplatz, passing the Urania observatory and continues through the ‘green heart’ of Vienna and the woods of the Prater area. Downstream from the Freudenau lock, the ship docks at the Marina Wien station. Following the shores of the Danube Island and past a grain silo that was converted into a hotel and a stadium, your tour continues to the Reichsbrücke station. From the Reichsbrücke or Marina Wien station onwards, see ‘modern Vienna’ with its Danube plateau skyline, Danube Tower, and Millenium Tower. Via the Nussdorf lock system, reach the Danube Canal, where you will experience ‘historic Vienna,’ as well as the interesting architecture of the The Hundertwasser District Heating Plant in Spittelau, the Roßau Barracks, Ringturm, the Urania observatory, and much more. The tour terminates in Vienna’s center at Schwedenplatz station.

Vienna: Evening Cruise Along The Danube

3. Vienna: Evening Cruise Along The Danube

Let the day end by relaxing on the water and enjoying the sunset on board the MS Wien. Pass by the beautiful landscape and enjoy the view of the city in the evening light. Cruise along the Danube canal through an illuminated Vienna city center and cross the historic lock complex of Nußdorf to reach Reichsbrücke (only until October). Enjoy not only the cozy atmosphere on board but also the delicacies of the onboard restaurant. Get a wonderful view from the upper deck and see the impressions and images that will be transferred to a screen directly via live cam.

From Vienna: Parndorf Outlets Shuttle Bus Transfer

4. From Vienna: Parndorf Outlets Shuttle Bus Transfer

After convenient pickup from the center of Vienna, head straight to Parndorf in an air-conditioned shuttle. After a quick 1-hour drive, you’ll arrive at the McArthur Glen Designer outlet, where you can find discounts of up to 70% on brands like Adidas, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Reebok, and much more.

Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

5. Wattens: Swarovski Crystal Worlds Entrance Ticket

Explore all facets of crystal at Swarovski Crystal Worlds in Wattens, and discover the magic of the crystal at exhibits and attractions such as the gardens of The Giant, and the “Crystal Cloud” of 800,000 hand-mounted crystals. Go to the “Chambers of Wonder” and experience the magic of crystal in a dimension that has never been seen before. Discover unique art installations in the museum's gardens, and take the kids to the play tower, an innovative outdoor playground landscape for children of all ages, with plenty of space to play and climb. A café and restaurant by the gardens offer amazing views of the surrounding landscape and provide an unforgettable culinary delight for those interested in exploring unique flavors.

Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

6. Vienna: Wachau, Melk Abbey, and Danube Valleys Tour

Experience a romantic sightseeing tour by bus and boat from Vienna, introducing you to the beauty of the Wachau and Danube Valleys in Lower Austria. Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk with a guide. In winter, enjoy lunch in place of the Danube boat trip. Explore the River Danube as it flows around picturesque villages and steep vineyards. Pass by many ancient castles testify to the former importance of the river. One of these is the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where, according to legend, Richard the Lionheart was kept imprisoned, and was eventually freed by his faithful minstrel Blondel. Then take a romantic boat trip along the legendary Danube (only in summer, in winter we offer you a lunch). In the old city of Krems, go to the heart of the Wachau wine-growing region, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site for its architectural and agricultural history. Then, follow your guide to the Danube River town of Melk. Visit the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, one of Austria's most famous Baroque buildings and its cultural and spiritual center.

Ötztal: AREA 47 Waterpark Entry Ticket

7. Ötztal: AREA 47 Waterpark Entry Ticket

Experience action and adventure at this spacious park, which has over 20,000 square meters dedicated to fun in the water. Feel the adrenaline as you try out Europe’s fastest water slide, cliff diving, and a gigantic blobbing bag - an inflatable bag that catapults you through the air when other people jump on it. Feel like a kid, when you are climbing, sliding and jumping around on our Splash Track. Try out the cannonball activity, which launches you up into the air before you splash back down in the pool. Relax after a day of water action at the Beach Bar with a beverage, or stretch out on the lawn. End the day with a game of volleyball or some beach soccer.

Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

8. Tyrolean Evenings Family Gundolf in Innsbruck

Immerse yourself in Austrian tradition as you attend a folk program with singing, dancing, yodeling, and more. Let the Gundolf Family–a staple in Innsbruck since 1967–entertain you with a 1.5-hour presentation. For many people, the Gundolf Family is a group of musical ambassadors representing Innsbruck and the historical region of Tyrol around the world. With a varied and attractive program, you will be delighted as you watch Tyrolean dances and “shoe-slapping.” You will also hear typical Tyrolean songs and yodeling. Don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to dance, sing, and clap along too. In addition to the show, you will have the option of enjoying a drink or taking part in a 3-course meal before or during the show. This includes: Clear soup with sliced pancakes Roast pork with potatoes and mixed salad Apple strudel with whipped cream Program: Music / Schuhplattler – "Reith im Winkel“ (folk-dance) / Yodel-song / Tyrolean figure-dance / Song on the singing saw / Yodel-song / Schuhplattler (folk dance) - Cross Polka / Solo on the country-harp / Alphornklänge = alphorn-sounds / Solo on special tuned cow-bells / Yodel-song / Hackbrett – typical Tyrolean string instrument / Tiroler Holzhackertanz = Woodchoppers dance Intermission Innsbruck Fanfare / Yodel-song / Solo on the zither/ The millers dance / Raffele = old tyrolean string instrument / Jealousy dance / Hölzernes G`lachter = wooden xylophone / Cowbell dance / Yodel-song / Miners dance / Bozner Bergsteigermarsch = the march of the mountaineers Finale (popular songs of visiting countries) Songs, dances and music of this program have been recorded on DVD, video, and CD (which can be purchased on the spot). 

Vienna to Bratislava Tour by Bus and Boat

9. Vienna to Bratislava Tour by Bus and Boat

This day trip begins in the morning. Journey by modern bus to Bratislava, the beautiful capital city of Slovakia. Upon arrival, your tour guide will meet you and show you around the picturesque old town. Stroll around the city or enjoy shopping. After a fun day in Bratislava, head to the departure dock, Pontoon HUMA 6 at Razus Embankment, on time for your return trip. Experience high speeds on the water in the comfort of the air-conditioned catamaran. 

Ötztal: Rafting at Imster Canyon for Beginners

10. Ötztal: Rafting at Imster Canyon for Beginners

Embark on a whitewater rafting adventure for beginners in the picturesque Ötztal. Paddle through the rapids in Imster Canyon and feel the thrill of fighting through the big waves. After changing into your whitewater equipment, go by minibus or taxi to the starting point. Listen to a detailed safety talk from your guide before getting into specialized rafting boats and setting off. Enjoy the calm stream and the swimming areas before the canyon turns into a rushing whitewater river. Fight through the waves as a team as your guides snap photos of your experience with waterproof cameras. At the end of the tour, toast to a successful day of rafting with a drink before heading back to the rafting base. Unwind with hot showers, spacious changing rooms, and an outdoor swimming area.

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What people are saying about Styria

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 5,564 reviews

The boat itself is very good, and quite comfortable. You can climb on the roof to have an excellent view of the surroundings. We also took lunch, the Wiener Schnizel, which was quite good also. Regarding the tour itself, it goes from the boarding platform through a canal to the Danube itself, passing through residential and industrial areas and some scenery, then passing through two locks, which for me was quite interesting never having been in one before. It the returns to the canal from higher up the river and returns to the landing platform. It was relaxing but, in my opinion, there wasn't really that much to see. I was expecting more scenery and historical buildings.

I loved this trip. It's a postcard perfect place. Also, we had an awesome guide. Not only is he well informed about the historical context of the place and Austria on the whole, but he also knew how to tell them humorously. It was a pleasure seeing the locale through his perspective.

Great light ride - very relaxed ride and delicious food. Very very nice waitress ;-) Thank you very much :-)

Πολύ καλή εκδρομή σε πανέμορφα μέρη με ιστορία και θαυμάσιο τοπίο, Άριστη ξενάγηση και μεταφορά.

Súper worth while. Especially if you take the cable car ride!