Effortlessly suspended in time, Dürnstein is one of the most frequented parts of the Wachau wine region, where the delightful warm weather creates the perfect setting for viticulture. Today, you can choose to hike the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, where a delightful panoramic view of the surrounding medieval villages, rows of vines in beautifully arranged vineyards and a forested backdrop is certain to delight.
Later, sail through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Valley, passing medieval villages, terraced vineyards and areas of natural beauty. When you arrive in Melk, enjoy a guided tour of Melk Abbey, originally a lavish castle that was gifted to Benedictine monks during the 11th century. This opulent Baroque building is home to some of the most important collections of medieval manuscripts in the world.
Exclusive Event: Inspired from last night’s performance, you’ll have the chance to learn from Anton and Erin as they give a private ballroom masterclass to guests on board the ship before they depart later in the day. The masterclass will be an interactive experience full of their expert tips and passion for dance (please note this event will clash with the EmeraldACTIVE Dürnstein hike)
A guided bike ride along the Danube river
A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
A tour of Melk Abbey
Visit to Schallaburg castle (extra expense)
Vineyards hike & tasting in Weissenkirchen (extra expense)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner