On the way in the Wachau with DDSG Blue Danube
The two modern and fully air-conditioned ships MS Dürnstein and MS Wachau depart from Krems and Melk up to 3 times a day in each direction on an impressive and leisurely cruise through the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Experience the region from a different perspective
Food freshly prepared on board
Experience the seasons on the ship
TIMETABLE | LOW SEASON
PRE-SEASON, daily 01.04. – 05.05.2023
PRE-SEASON, daily 09.10. – 29.10.2023
Krems / Stein
Melk / Hafenspitz
Melk / Hafenspitz
Krems / Stein
TIMETABLE | MAIN SEASON
MAIN SEASON, daily 06.05. – 08.10.2023
* Change to MS Wachau to continue the journey to Melk
* Change to MS Dürnstein to continue the journey to Krems
Limited regular service on Saturday, June 17th, 2023 due to the Wachau solstice!
The scheduled trips at 3:45 p.m. from Krems to Dürnstein and Spitz / 5:30 p.m. from Spitz to Emmersdorf and Melk / 5:50 p.m. from Dürnstein to Krems will be cancelled.
All tickets “Scheduled trips Wachau | there & back” are valid for 1 day. You can interrupt any trip and continue the tour at a later departure on the same day. Please purchase a free stopover ticket as well.
Experience Wachau shipping
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage on board the MS Wachau and MS Dürnstein.
Experience the Wachau from the water
Experience the beautiful landscape of the Danube valley up close and enjoy the river panorama on a leisurely boat trip.
Restaurant on board
Let us spoil you with culinary delights in our on-board restaurant – under the direction of Patrick Fürst. We offer you a varied range of food and drinks at moderate prices.
At any time of the year you have the opportunity to relax and let the shore pass by
RESTAURANT ON BOARD
GRAND WACHAU CRUISE
Krems <-> Melk one way € 33.00
Krems <-> Melk round trip € 39.00
SMALL WACHAU RIVER CRUISE
Krems <-> Spitz or Melk <-> Spitz one way € 25.00
Krems <-> Spitz or Melk <-> Spitz round trip € 29.00
Krems <-> Dürnstein one way € 19.00
Krems <-> Dürnstein round trip € 21.00
bicycles € 2.00
Air conditioning on board
Announcements explaining the main attractions
Children: 0-9 years: free | 10-15 years: -50% discount
Seniors: 20% discount | Monday to Friday and Sunday
Groups: 10% discount from 20 people Tour guide: in free, every 21st person free
People with disabilities: 20% discount (only with ID)
also for 1 accompanying person
Shipping & World Heritage Center Krems / Stein
+43 2732 782 82
3500 Krems / Stein, World Heritage Site 1
+43 2732 782 82
3601 Dürnstein, Donaulände, below the monastery
Ship station at Spitz on the Danube
+43 1 588 80
3620 Spitz, Rollfährestrasse
+43 664 287 12 03
3390 Melk, Donaustation 9B
Experience the Wachau from the water!
Experiencing the Unesco World Heritage Site Wachau from the water is and remains unique.
The MS Wachau and MS Dürnstein represent a visiting card for the entire region and offer many passengers the opportunity to experience the “beautiful blue Danube” from the water side.
captain, DDSG Blue Danube
Here you will find the answers to important questions about our liner trips in the Wachau.
Where can i buy tickets?
Tickets are available at our landing piers in Vienna and in the Wachau. You can also conveniently purchase your tickets via the obtain an online shop and print them out at home as Print @ Hometickets.
Hygiene concept on the ships?
The safety and health of our guests is important to us. We have therefore developed a special hygiene concept. Information on this can be found under www.ddsg-blue-danube.at/hygienekonzept
In addition to the reduction of our passenger capacities and the provision of mouth and nose protection and disinfectants, the meals are also served in the form of a flying buffet or on the usual buffet basis – depending on the applicable regulation at the time of the journey.
Your DDSG Blue Danube team
Can i take my bike on board?
Transport as part of the Wachau liner shipping possible for an additional charge of € 2.00.
0–9 years free of charge
10–15 years 50% discount
Schoolchildren, students, military and civil servants (only with ID)
60plus: 20% discount Sunday – Friday (from 60 years or with a pensioner ID)
10% discount from 20 people
Tour guides free, every 21st person free
Children’s groups from 10 people
50% discount, 1 accompanying person free of charge for every 10 students
Are the ships wheelchair accessible?
Wheelchairs must be registered for all journeys. You can find information on wheelchair-accessible ships and moorings under the following link and in the folder “People with special needs”.
In the case of boat trips with included bus transfers, transport for wheelchair users is unfortunately not possible.
Smoking on board?
The restaurant area is a smoke-free zone for all boat trips. Smoking is possible on the sun deck.
Table reservations for group bookings and menu orders possible. Otherwise free choice of seats.
free up to 2 weeks prior to departure
20% up to 24 hours before departure
50% from 24 hours before departure
Can I take dogs on board?
Dogs travel with us for free. However, a muzzle and leash are essential! Unfortunately, dogs cannot be transported on boat trips with included bus transfers.