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Front view of the MS Princess Katharina

Passau – Budapest – Passau, MS Prinzessin Katharina

Highlights of the Danube

8 Days / 7 Nights
Easy
Front view of the MS Princess Katharina

The cycle tour along the Danube is a combined trip by bike and boat. The start of this wonderful journey is Passau. From there, after embarking in the evening, head towards Engelhartzell. What awaits you? Fascinating landscapes, picturesque cities and culinary highlights. Board the MS Prinzessin Katharina and enjoy an unforgettable journey along the Danube.

On the Danube Cycle Path, you ride happily on two wheels along the beautiful river landscape. Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna are the best-known metropolises that you can explore on your bike and boat trip: be it a long stroll through the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, a flirt with the imperial city of Vienna or a cultural trip through Budapest.

But that’s not all: nature and cuisine are the focus of the trip. You will particularly enjoy the magnificent castles and palaces as well as the vineyards of the Wachau! The culinary delights run like a thread through the tour. Let yourself be spoiled on board with a three-course menu in the evening or enjoy regional specialities of the country on your own excursions. Just lovely!

  • The Hungarian Danube Bend: Discover the history of Hungary on a cycle tour through the picturesque Danube Bend. In the Hungarian Wachau, on the way to Esztergom, the magnificent basilica stands out above the castle district. The culture lovers among you will be amazed!
  • Metropolis Vienna: The Hofburg, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Ringstresse with the State Opera and the town hall are important sights. If you prefer to take it easy, stroll through the city and enjoy the charm of Vienna. Indulgence tip: find a real Viennese café and take in the Austrian coffee house culture. You will love it!

In total, you will travel for eight days on this bike and boat tour. The cycle paths run exclusively on the Danube Cycle Path and impress with their flat terrain. Relaxation and enjoyment are not forgotten! If you want to take a day off, you can make yourself comfortable on the MS Princess Katharina. Tip: the sundeck is the ideal way to treat yourself to a healthy dose of vitamin D!

Any questions? The Eurobike team is always available to provide information. Contact us now!

itinerary at a glance

Arrival in the "Three River City". Passau attracts many with the world's greatest church organ at the Stephansdom and its charming Old Town. Embarkation will be around 4:00 pm, departure around 7 pm. Enjoy your first dinner on board and an evening sail to Engelhartszell.

The day starts in Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria), where we head towards the "Great Loop" - one of the most beautiful and original sectors of the Danube. Your cycling will encounter small villages and cosy must-see taverns. You'll board again in
Aschach. Then, you "sail into the night" towards
Vienna-Nussdorf.

You should be sure to see the most famous places of interest like the St. Stephens Cathedral, the Hofburg, the gorgeous boulevard "Ringstraβe" with the Burgtheater, the State Opera House or the town hall that takes you back to the past. In the night shipping to Budapest.

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 numerous attractions of the city. 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 night shipping to Visegrad.

The Danube bend is definitely a delightful part and is called the Hungarian Wachau. Today's bike leg starts at Visegrad with its famous fortress and the ruins of the former palace. You cycle through the picturesque countryside via the Szentendre Peninsula to the baroque village of Vác, which has been influenced by the architects of the Austrian empress Maria Theresia. Via small Hungarian villages you return to Visegrad. In the afternoon shipping to Bratislava.

Arrival at Bratislava in the morning. Today discover the small lively capital of Slovakia. Tip: Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view from the castle and take a ride on a mini train through the enchanting old town. Alternatively, explore the city during a guided bike tour. In the night shipping to Rossatz or Dürnstein (Wachau).

Your last biking day is a special highlight! Amidst small dreamy villages, apricot trees, vineyards, castles, monasteries and ruins, this gentle hilly landscape enchants everybody. A powerful ruin looms above the small Baroque town of Dürnstein, while the blue tower of the monastery church is a landmark of Wachau. In the small village of Pöchlarn you will board again. After the farewell gala dinner, you start “sailing” back to Passau.

Every journey draws to an end. Once again you enjoy on deck the first sunbeams and the peaceful silence of the Danube Valley. Take a last sight at the Schlögener Schlinge ("Great Loop") before you arrive relaxed at Passau.
Arrival: approx. at 11 am, disembarkation half an hour later. We recommend to book train connections from approx. 1:30 pm onwards.

tour information

Easy

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

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Prices per person in EUR

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Further details about this tour

Included

  • Program according to itinerary from/to Passau
  • 7 nights in outside cabins in the booked cabin category
  • 1 welcome drink
  • Full meals (7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch for cyclists or lunch snack on board, 6x afternoon coffee break, 6x 3-course-dinner and 1x farewell-dinner with farewell-drink)
  • On board tour guide incl. daily tour briefing
  • Daily cabin cleaning, change of bed linen and towels as needed
  • 1 route book per cabin
  • All harbour, lock and bridge fees
  • GPS-data

OPTIONAL

  • Bringing your own bike/electric bike:  €29,- (on request only, limited)

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Passau train station, approx. 5 km from the jetty
  • Parking lot (fenced outdoor area) incl. transfer to the ship and back, reservation necessary

Things to note

  • Minmum number of participants: 80 persons
  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!
  • This tour is a partner tour.

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