Vienna to Munich One-Way Transfer Tour

Turn the wasted travel day into the highlight of your trip with stops at Dürnstein, Melk Old Town & Melk Abbey and the picturesqueTraunfall Waterfalls on your journey from Vienna to Munich.

Group Size
8 people

This tour is also available from Munich to Vienna.
Trip Itinerary

  • Leave from Vienna

    This tour offers hotel pick-up. You will be picked up from your hotel, apartment, or any other pick-up point accessible by car.

  • Stop 1: Dürnstein

    We will enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of the Wachau Valley and the Danube River from the Dürnstein Castle ruins or walk around the picturesque village.

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    What we'll do

    The Dürnstein Castle ruins offer a beautiful viewpoint, allowing us to appreciate the stunning landscape dotted with vineyards, forests, and charming villages. On a clear day, the views stretch far and wide, offering glimpses of neighboring towns and picturesque countryside. 

    Additionally, we can explore the castle ruins themselves, imagining the history and legends that have unfolded within its walls over the centuries. Dürnstein Castle provides a memorable experience for travelers seeking both natural beauty and historical intrigue.

    About Dürnstein

    Dürnstein is a picturesque town situated along the Danube River in the Wachau Valley of Lower Austria. Famous for its stunning scenery, historic architecture, and vineyards. The town is renowned for its well-preserved medieval charm, with narrow cobblestone streets lined with colorful buildings.

    One of the most iconic landmarks of Dürnstein is the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, perched high on a rocky hill overlooking the town. The castle gained fame for its association with Richard the Lionheart, who was imprisoned there in the 12th century. Dürnstein offers a serene blend of natural beauty with a rich history and culture.

  • Stop 2: Melk Abbey and Old Town

    We will visit the famous Melk Abbey or stroll around Melk's old town and beautiful Melk riverside promenade along the Danube river.

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    Melk Abbey and Old Town

    What we'll do

    There's a variety of activities to enjoy in Melk. We can start by exploring the iconic Melk Abbey (tickets not included), known for its rich history and stunning library. Admire the beautiful Baroque architecture and explore the treasures inside.

    For those who prefer not to visit the abbey, a leisurely stroll through Melk's Old Town offers a glimpse into its medieval charm with picturesque streets and historic buildings. Take a walk along the riverside promenade to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Danube River and the surrounding scenery. Whether visiting the abbey or exploring the town, Melk offers a rewarding experience.

    Additionally, you will have time for a lunch break (not included) in Melk.

    About Melk

    Nestled in the picturesque Wachau Valley in Lower Austria, Melk boasts a centuries-old history as a significant trading center along the Danube River. Its rise to prominence began with the establishment of Melk Abbey in 1089.

    Originally a Benedictine monastery, the abbey became a hub of culture and learning over the years, attracting scholars and artists from afar. Renowned for its library housing rare manuscripts and priceless art, the abbey underwent a grand Baroque renovation in the 18th century.

    Despite challenges, such as wars, Melk Abbey remains a symbol of faith and heritage, captivating visitors with its rich history and stunning beauty.

  • Stop 3: Traunfall Waterfalls

    We will have a short walk to the stunning and one of the tallest waterfalls in Austria.

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    Traunfall Waterfalls

    What we'll do

    After a short walk from the parking lot to the Traunfall Waterfalls, we immerse ourselves in the breathtaking beauty of nature. Photography enthusiasts will find great opportunities to capture the natural splendor of the falls from different angles. Additionally, the thundering sound of the falls creates a mesmerizing atmosphere. Traunfall Waterfalls promises an unforgettable experience.

    About Traunfall

    Traunfall is renowned for being one of the tallest waterfalls in Austria, boasting a total drop of approximately 65 meters (213 feet). Its dramatic cascades, set against the backdrop of lush forests and rocky cliffs, draw visitors from near and far who come to witness the natural beauty and power of the waterfall.

    Traunfall is also celebrated for its accessibility, featuring viewpoints that allow visitors to experience the falls up close. The surrounding area offers opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking, picnicking, and photography, making Traunfall a popular destination for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers alike.

  • Arrive at Munich

    This tour offers hotel drop-off. Please provide your preferred drop-off location when making the booking.

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Looking for something different?
Try our alternate itinerary Vienna to Munich via Salzburg One-Way Transfer Tour.

Want to personalize this trip?  When booking a private transfer, tell us your itinerary and start time preferences and we'll do everything we can to accomodate your request. Note: open group tours cannot be customized.

Why travel with Sidetrip?
  • Transport & sightseeing combined

    We offer the chance to see popular tourist sights, as well as lesser-known places of cultural and historic significance, while you travel between two cities.

  • Small groups

    Most of our tours are limited to a maximum of 8 people which means you get the personal care and attention of your tour leader during your trip, as well as the chance to get to know your fellow passengers.

  • Local tour leaders

    Our tour leaders are selected due to their thorough knowledge of local history and culture, as well as their enthusiasm for travel. The stories they share will inspire you!

  • Top-rated on TripAdvisor

    Thousands of travellers have reviewed our tours with a 5-star rating in the Baltics and Central Europe.

  • Great value for your money

    Our tours run regularly so anyone can afford to join the open group tour making it a great travel option for solo and independent travellers.

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Overall rating based on 3 reviews

Amazing service!

Stepan was prompt, professional, accommodating and very personable. He made what would have been a long day of travel into an amazing day trip filled with unexpected surprises. Highly recommend this company!

Anna, United States 24 May 2024

Very personable and careful driver!

Zuzana was perfect! A very careful driver, and always taking the initiative on her own to plan our journey, timing, possible lunch suggestions and including appropriate breaks to stretch/washroom etc. She was kind, thoughtful and extremely professional. I would be a happy repeat customer!

Jasmine, Singapore 14 Dec. 2023

Amazing Trip and Guide!

Stepan took us to some really amazing places in Bavaria! We really enjoyed seeing some really beautiful lakes and where they filmed the Sound of Music. His knowledge and personality made it an amazing trip.

Jeremy, United States 14 Oct. 2023

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What's included?
  • One-way transfer from Vienna to Munich with 3 sightseeing stops
  • Knowledgeable local tour leader
  • Transport in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan or car
  • Room for a reasonable amount of luggage
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch (a break is scheduled for this)
  • Gratuities (optional)
Good to know
  • Confirmation will be provided within 24 hours of booking.
  • All tours are subject to availability.
  • Minimum numbers for group size apply. There is a possibility of cancellation even after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative tour or a refund. The Sidetrip team will also be happy to help you arrange alternative transport to your destination city.
  • Paper free confirmation: just bring your confirmation code or a valid ID.
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved, please wear flat shoes suitable for walking.
  • Infant seats are available on request during the booking.
  • The tour operates in all weather conditions, please dress according to the weather and wear proper shoes for walking (waterproof would be great in winter).
  • The planned duration of this tour is 9.5 hours. Our priority is to deliver you safely and on time to your destination. In the event of delays due to traffic, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, we reserve the right to abbreviate or omit certain stops to ensure your prompt arrival.
  • All our public group tours are in English. Private tours in different languages are subject to availability.
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Meeting point

This tour offers hotel pick-up only for private bookings. For private bookings, you will be picked up from your hotel, apartment, or any other pick-up point accessible by car. Please provide your preferred pick-up location when making the booking.

See the drop-off point in Munich  

Drop-off point

This tour offers hotel drop-off. Please provide your preferred drop-off location when making the booking.

Questions & Answers
  • Is this a one-way tour?

    Yes, this is a one-way tour ending in Munich. Please note that the tour does not take you back to Vienna.

  • How long is this tour?

    The planned duration of this tour is 9.5 hours. For the safety of our passengers and drivers, we are unable to accommodate requests to extend this duration.

  • Do you offer hotel pick-up/drop-off?

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off are only available when booking this tour as a private tour for a single group. Open group tours have a fixed meeting point and drop-off location.

  • Can I take my luggage with me?

    Yes! We have plenty of space for luggage at the back of our vehicles. One big suitcase and one smaller bag or suitcase per passenger is totally fine. There is no extra charge for luggage, as long as you don't plan to move to the other city with all of your belongings :)

  • Is lunch included in the tour price?

    Lunch is not included in the tour price but a lunch break is scheduled in Melk. Kindly let our tour leader know if you have any special dietary needs that we should take in account.

  • Is this tour suitable for senior citizens?

    Yes! With a maximum of 8 people in each group, our guide can make sure that the pace of the tour is suitable for everyone. Just note that the tour does include some walking at the stops.

  • What measures are you taking against the spread of covid-19?

    All our groups are limited to a maximum of 8 travellers for open group tours and in case of a private transfer it’ll be just your group in the van with our guide. Face masks are available in each vehicle upon request and hand sanitizers are placed in a hand’s reach from all passengers.

  • What is your cancellation policy?

    If you cancel more than 48 hours before the tour, your booking is fully refunded*. If you cancel less than 48 hours before the tour or in the case of a no-show, no refund is issued.

    *Please note, that the credit card processing fee (1.5-3%, up to 5.9% if you paid by Paypal) charged by the third-party payment provider will not be refunded.

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