On my recent Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise, I discovered two adorable Austrian towns, Melk and Krems. Here I strolled cobblestone streets and was charmed by locals. To me, this was the epitome of my river cruise experience – discovering authentic places I never even knew existed, and being immersed in the culture and beauty of my surroundings.

In Melk, Adventures by Disney guests find out what it’s like to live along the Danube. Try your hand at fishing, preparing marmalade and even traditional Austrian folk dancing! It’s an experience that allows you to indulge in local eats and get on your dancing feet.

In Krems, embark on a tranquil tour of the countryside on a bike ride alongside the rolling Wachau Valley vineyards. Hike to hilltop castle ruins and savor a breathtaking view of the charming villages below.

Here’s a glimpse of the adventures to be enjoyed in these picturesque towns: