Passau - Budapest - Passau, MS Prinzessin Katharina

Along the Danube by bike and boat

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 Princess Katharina and enjoy an unforgettable journey along the Danube.

Details of the bike and boat trip

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 highlights from Passau via Bratislava to Budapest and back

  • 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!

Useful information about combined bike and boat tours

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!

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Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 80 persons
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Itinerary

Boat ride: Passau – Engelhartszell
Individual arrival to Passau. Embarkation is at around 4pm. In the evening, you cruise to Engelhartszell. Enjoy your evening aboard.

Cycling: Engelhartszell – Brandstatt | Boat: Brandstatt – Bratislava
You start today's cycle tour from Engelhartszell where there is the only Trappist monastery in Austria and you cycle along the romantic river landscape of the Danube loop, which is one of the most beautiful sections of the river. In charming Brandstatt, you can get back aboard the boat again. In the night, you cruise to Bratislava where you will arrive at about midday.

Arrival by boat in Devin in the morning. Along the former Iron Curtain, your bike path leads from the ruins of the Devin castle to the imposing Hof Palace and on to Bratislava. Tip: Take the classic car train through the magical old town. Enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of the capital of Slovakia from the Bratislava. Night navigation from Bratislava to Budapest

Cycling: Round trip Szentendre | Boat: Budapest – Visgrad (at night)
In the early morning, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Danube's gorgeous landscape from the sun deck. 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 on 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, you cruise to to Visegrad.

Bike: Visegrad – Esztergom | Boat: Esztergom – Vienna (at night)
Today there is a 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 where there is a precious basilica. In the night, you cruise to Vienna.

Boat:  Vienna/Nussdorf – Wachau (at night)
Make sure you visit the best sites in Vienna like 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 all take you back to the past. The evening ends impressively with a Waltz and Operetta concert (optional, not included). In the nigh, you cruise to Rossatz or Dürnstein (Wachau).

Cycling: Wachau/Rossatz – Melk – Pöchlarn | Boat: Pöchlarn – Passau (at night)
Your last day's cycle tour 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 Spitz (possibility for a wine-tasting – optional) you will find comfy wine taverns right along the bike path. You owe it to yourself to take a break! You’ll board again in the small village Pöchlarn. After the farewell gala dinner, you start “sailing” back to Passau.

You arrive in Passau relaxed and rested around 10am. Disembarkation around 10.30am. Individual trip home. We recommend to book any travel connections from noon onwards.

Tour character

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

Prices and events

All data for 2021 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
17.04.2021 | 09.10.2021 |
Saturday
Season 2
01.05.2021 | 25.09.2021 |
Saturday
Season 3
15.05.2021 | 29.05.2021 | 12.06.2021 | 26.06.2021 | 10.07.2021 | 24.07.2021 | 07.08.2021 | 21.08.2021 | 04.09.2021 | 11.09.2021 |
Saturday
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBK-08I-H
Base price
799.00
899.00
999.00
Discount 2-bed-cabin front/back -100.00 -100.00 -100.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50% 50%
1-bed-cabin 300.00 300.00 300.00
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBK-08I-O
Base price
999.00
1,099.00
1,199.00
1-bed-cabin 350.00 350.00 350.00
Discount 3-bed-cabin -200.00 -200.00 -200.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50% 50%
Season 1
Apr 17, 2021 | Oct 9, 2021 |
Saturday
Season 2
May 1, 2021 | Sep 25, 2021 |
Saturday
Season 3
May 15, 2021 | May 29, 2021 | Jun 12, 2021 | Jun 26, 2021 | Jul 10, 2021 | Jul 24, 2021 | Aug 7, 2021 | Aug 21, 2021 | Sep 4, 2021 | Sep 11, 2021 |
Saturday
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBK-08I-H
Base price
Discount 2-bed-cabin front/back
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
1-bed-cabin
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBK-08I-O
Base price
1-bed-cabin
Discount 3-bed-cabin
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
799.00
-100.00
50%
300.00
999.00
350.00
-200.00
50%
899.00
-100.00
50%
300.00
1,099.00
350.00
-200.00
50%
999.00
-100.00
50%
300.00
1,199.00
350.00
-200.00
50%
Filter
Rental bike 7-gear with pedal break
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike with freewheel
E-Bike with back brake
75.00
75.00
165.00
165.00

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • Program as mentioned in the itinerary from/to Passau
  • 7 overnight stays in cabins with shower/toilet in the booked cabin category
  • Full board: 7 x breakfast buffet, 6 x small lunch or lunch package for your bike tours, 6 x coffee and cake in the afternoon, 7 x 3-course dinner
  • Welcome and farewell drink
  • Musicians on board

 

  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Change of towels and bed linen if required
  • Port fees included
  • Daily bike tour briefings
  • 1x route book for self-guided tours per cabin
  • GPS data is available
  • On board tour guidance
  • Rental bike insurance
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Passau main station is about 5km from the pier
  • Parking space (fenced area) incl. transfer parking space – boat – parking space EUR 68 per week
    Park garage incl. transfer park garage – boat – park garage EUR 79 per week
    (Application form in your travel documents, pay there)

Notes:

  • Extra nights in Passau are possible on request!
  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!

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