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Front view of the MS Princess Katharina

Passau – Budapest – Passau, MS Prinzessin Katharina

Along the Danube by bike and boat

8 Days / 7 Nights
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!

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itinerary at a glance

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 | Boattrip to Vienna Nussdorf
In Engelhartszell (Austria's only Trappist monastery) the bike tour begins through the romantic river landscape of the Donauschlinge, one of the most beautiful stretches of the Danube with dreamy villages at the foot of lush green forested slopes. In Aschach you will get back on board and continue the journey by ship.

Today there is time to discover the beauties of Vienna: Perhaps the Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the magnificent boulevard Ringstrasse with the State Opera, the Burgtheater or the City Hall? At night boat trip 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 – Vac – Visegrad

The bike tour through the Danube Bend is also an excursion into the history of Hungary. From the former royal seat of Visegrad, you cycle through the picturesque, gently rolling countryside over the Szentendre Peninsula to the baroque town of Vác with Hungary's only triumphal arch. Via small Hungarian villages you return to Visegrad. In the afternoon boat trip to Bratislava.

Arrival by ship in Bratislava in the morning. Discover today the small lively capital of Slovakia. Tip: Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view from the Bratislava Castle and take a ride on the vintage train through the enchanting old town. Alternatively, explore the city during a guided bike tour. At night boat trip from Bratislava to the beautiful 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 11am. Disembarkation around 11.30am. Individual trip home. We recommend to book any travel connections from noon onwards.

We recommend booking train connections from about 13:30 p.m.

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

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Further details about this tour


  • Program as mentioned in the itinerary from/to Passau
  • 7 overnight stays in cabins in the booked cabin category
  • Full board: 7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch for bike tours or small lunch, 6x coffee and cake in the afternoon, 6x 3-course dinner as well as 1x farewell dinner with farewell drink
  • Captain's reception with welcome drink
  • Musicians on board
  • Daily cabin cleaning, change of bed linen and towels as needed

  • Port fees included
  • Daily bike tour briefings
  • 1x route book for self-guided tours per cabin
  • GPS data is available
  • On board tour guidance


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

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Passau main station is about 5km from the pier
  • Parking space (fenced area) incl. transfer parking space – boat – parking space EUR 78 per week
    Park garage incl. transfer park garage – boat – park garage EUR 92 per week
    (Registration form in the travel documents)


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

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