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  • Passau-Budapest (Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace) Passau-Budapest (Vienna, Schönbrunn Palace)

Passau - Budapest - Passau, MS Normandie

individual cycle tour | 8 days / 7 nights

Hightlights of the Danube.

Prices and dates for 2018 already online. Slight changes in the itinerary possible!

 

By bike and boat along the river Danube – a really special experience, because your “swimming hotel” is accompanying you at all times!

The impressing Danube loop, the fascinating landscape of the Wachau region with its wine terraces, fortresses and palaces, the untouched forests of national park Donauauen and the picturesque Hungarian Danube bend alternate with pulsating cities as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

The broad river runs like a silver thread through Budapest and divides the city into hilly Buda and flat Pest. In Esztergom the imposing dome of the basilica is greeting you already from afar. Bratislava, formerly known as Pressburg, the Slovakian capital city at the feet of the Carpathians is inviting for a large stroll through the bewitching old city. Do you want to flirt with Vienna, the city of Waltz? A firework of places of interest, small, dreamy coffee shops and comfortable wine taverns are awaiting you.


Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

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  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Passau

Boat: Passau – Engelhartszell
Individual arrival to Passau. Embarkation around 5 p.m. In the evening cruise to Engelhartszell. Enjoy your evening on board.

Day 2: Engelhartszell – Brandstatt – Bratislava approx. 45 km

Cycling: Engelhartszell – Brandstatt | Boat: Brandstatt – Bratislava
You start your stage in Engelhartszell (only Trappist monastery in Austria) through the romantic river landscape of the Danube loop, which is one of the most beautiful sections along the river. In charming Brandstatt you go on board again. In the night cruise to Bratislava with arrival in the next midday.

Day 3: Bratislava approx. 55 km

Boat: Bratislava – Budapest (at night)
The tour leads from Bratislava via Hainburg to castle Hof with its gorgeous Terrace garden and via Devin back to Bratislava. Bratislava, the Slovakian capital city, can be experienced during a vespertine city tour through hidden alleys and squares. In the night cruise to Budapest.

Day 4: Budapest (rest day)/Szentendre ca. 40 km

Cycling: Round trip Szentendre | Boat: Budapest – Visgrad (at night)
In the early morning, you enjoy the panoramic view of the Danube's gorgeous landscape on the Sundeck. The gateway to Budapest is overwhelming, as many of the famous tourist features are situated directly next to the river bank. In the afternoon you can explore the city during a city tour by coach and by foot (optional). Nearby, you find the Margaretheninsel which is outstandingly qualified for a small bike tour or the charming town of Szentendre with Mediterranean atmosphere and lively art life. In the evening you can enjoy Budapest by Night with folklore program (opt.) In the night shipping to Visegrad.

Day 5: Visegrad – Esztergom approx. 25-60 km

Bike: Visegrad – Esztergom | Boat: Esztergom – Vienna (at night)
In the morning cruise through the picturesque, slightly hilly landscape of the Danube bend – also known as Hungarian Wachau – to Esztergom. Here you have two options: the longer route includes a detour to Szentendre Island and the baroque city Vác. The short route brings you directly to Esztergom, with its precious basilica. Shipping to Vienna during the night.

Day 6: Vienna/Nussdorf (rest day)

Boat:  Vienna/Nussdorf – Wachau (at night)
You should be sure to see the most famous places of interest like the St. Stephens Cathedral and the Hofburg. You can take a city tour by bike or by coach/foot (optional, not included). The gorgeous boulevard "Ringstraβe" with the Burgtheater, the State Opera House and the town hall takes you back to the past. The evening ends impressively with a Waltz and Operetta concert (optional, not included). In the night shipping to Rossatz or Dürnstein (Wachau).

Day 7: Wachau/Rossatz – Melk – Pöchlarn approx. 40-50 km

Cycling: Wachau/Rossatz – Melk – Pöchlarn | Boat: Pöchlarn – Passau (at night)
Soft hills, coined through small, dreamy villages, apricot trees, wine terraces, fortresses and monasteries are bewitching everybody. The blue tower of the collegiate church of Dürnstein is the regions emblem. In Weißenkirchen you have the possibility for a wine tasting. Melk with its famous and impressive abbey is waiting in the afternoon, before you go back on board in Pöchlarn. Farewell dinner in the evening! During the night the boat will bring you back to Passau.

Day 8: Departure

You arrive Passau relaxed and rested around 10.00 am. Disembarkation around 10.30 am. Individual trip home. We recommend to arrange connecting trips from noon onwards.


Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

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  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
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The route

Flat and slightly downhill, for relaxed cycling, suitable for beginners and children.



Map



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Arrival dates

Season 1
Arrival Saturday
29.04.2017 | 30.09.2017
Season 2
Arrival Saturday
13.05.2017 | 27.05.2017 | 02.09.2017 | 16.09.2017
Season 3
Arrival Saturday
10.06.2017 | 17.06.2017 | 24.06.2017 | 08.07.2017 | 22.07.2017 | 05.08.2017 | 19.08.2017

Prices


Upper deck Main deck
Code: DE-DOSBN-08I-O
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DE-DOSBN-08I-H
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Season 1 865,- 725,-
Season 2 925,- 785,-
Season 3 975,- 835,-
1-bed-cabin 250,- -
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50%
Rental bike 7-gear with back pedal brake 70,- 70,-
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel 70,- 70,-
Electric bike 165,- 165,-

Arrival dates

Season 1
Arrival Saturday
28.04.2018 | 29.09.2018
Season 2
Arrival Saturday
12.05.2018 | 19.05.2018 | 01.09.2018 | 15.09.2018
Season 3
Arrival Saturday
26.05.2018 | 09.06.2018 | 23.06.2018 | 07.07.2018 | 21.07.2018 | 28.07.2018 | 04.08.2018 | 18.08.2018

Prices


Main deck Upper deck
Code: DE-DOSBN-08I-H
Book now
DE-DOSBN-08I-O
Book now
Season 1 799,- 939,-
Season 2 879,- 1019,-
Season 3 919,- 1059,-
1-bed-cabin - 250,-
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50%
Rental bike 7-gear with back pedal brake 70,- 70,-
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel 70,- 70,-
Electric bike 165,- 165,-

2018 NEW: Passenger/harbour fees included!

All prices per person in EUR


Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

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  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
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MS Normandie

On joining this vessel you are immediately aware of the cosy and informal ambience on board. On the upper deck you will find the comfy panorama salon with its bar, on the main...

Details

Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

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  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
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Services

  • Program as mentioned in the tour course from/to Passau
  • 7 overnights in cabins with shower/toilet/air-condition in the booked cabin category
  • Full board: breakfast, small lunch or lunch package for your bike tours, coffee and cake in the afternoon, 3-course dinner
  • Welcome of the captain and welcome drink
  • Daily live music
  • Farewell dinner with cocktail
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • change of towels and bed linen if required
  • Daily bike tour briefings
  • 1x route book for self-guided tours per cabin
  • Bord tour guidance

Extras

Arrival / Parking / Departure
  • Main station Passau: about 5 km from the pier
  • Parking space (fenced area) incl. transfer parking space – boat – parking space € 63,- per week
    Park garage incl. transfer park garage – boat – park garage € 74,- per week
    (Application form in your travel documents, payable on spot)
Notes
  • Time table and program are subject to changes. At extreme flooding or low water the boat owning company is allowed to transport you by bus or to cancel the whole tour. There is no demand against that (water level is subject to force majeure clause). This is also validating for unforeseeable incidents like the reparation of a water gate/bridge or in case of an engine breakdown of the boat.
  • Please keep in mind that your boat is your hotel on the one hand and motor-driven equipment on the other hand. It has to move on at night as well. If you are sensitive to noise please bring earplugs with you.
Number of participants
  • Minimum of 50 people

Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

  • Customer Service
  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
contact

Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

  • Customer Service
  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
contact

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Angelika Spindler

Phone +43 6219 7444 145

  • Customer Service
  • Main focus: Austria, bike & boat
contact