Wachau Valley is most often visited via river cruise along the Danube River that travels through this valley. Bus tours between Vienna and Salzburg also travel along this route, and both do so with good reason. It is one of the most beautiful valleys in Europe. Bike along the paved and flat river bike path that follows it to take in the views and stop in small river villages. This is home to Austria’s famed Gruner Vetlinger dry white wine, with vineyards and wineries dotting the landscape of this valley. Water Valley is also home to Melk, which houses a colorful and ornate abbey that was fit for royalty traveling between the cities.