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Passau - Budapest - Passau, MS Carissima

Danube Waltz.

By bike and boat from “Bavarian Venice“ directly into the heart of the famous and glamorous former Imperial and Royal Austro-Hungarian monarchy. You can look forward to three of Europes most charming capitals: Vienna, the metropolis of Waltz, Bratislava, the capital of coronation and Budapest, the "Paris of the East“.

By bike you will head to the romantic "Great Loop“ (Schlögener Donauschlinge), the picturesque Danube Bend with Hungary's greatest cathedral and the legendary Wachau valley, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage with the small villages and beautiful palaces and castles.

Casual Cyclist

Casual Cyclist
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler
+43 6219 7444 145 Contact

Itinerary

Embark at 4.30pm. Located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz, Passau has numerous interesting sites to visit. Use your free time and stroll through the cobblestoned old town centre, listen to the bells of Passau’s Gothic Town Hall or have a look at the world’s largest Catholic Church organ in the Passau Cathedral. At 6.00pm. the boat gets going! Passau's beautiful old town slowly disappears into the distance. 

Your first day’s tour begins with a ride through the classic scenery of the ‘Great Loop’ Donauschlinge - one of the most beautiful sections of the Danube. Along the way you will encounter tiny villages and cozy cider taverns. In Austria’s only Trappist monastery at Engelhartszell you can taste their delicious liquors and cheese. The famous ‘Schlogener View’ provides a wonderful panorama of the surrounding Austrian countryside. The boat welcomes all cyclists back on board in the charming market town of Aschach. The boat will cruise through the night.

You pedal along the former ‘Iron Curtain’ on a little cycle path and you will arrive at Hof's imposing Imperial Palace with its beautifully terraced gardens. Follow the bike path through Austria’s ‘vegetable garden’ to the coronation city of Bratislava and the slopes of the Little Carpathian. Discover the hidden alleyways and sights of Bratislava on an optional city tour.

Arrival by boat to Budapest, Hungary's capital, is stunning. Savour the beauty of Budapest during a coach tour or a guided bike tour (optional) to discover many of the highlights of this beautiful city. You can also choose to cycle to the charming town of Szentendre with its Mediterranean atmosphere and lively art scene. You will get a very close experience of Hungarian culture at an evening show with traditional music and dance (optional).

Situated in the middle of the Danube River, the idyllic isle of Szentendre exudes silent Puszta romance. History, folklore and the Hungarian way of life will accompany you on your way to Esztergom where the gorgeous basilica – Hungary’s largest Catholic Church always impresses its guests.

Discover Vienna's most beautiful attractions. During a city tour by bike or bus (optional) you will experience Vienna’s most famous examples of architecture: the imperial Hofburg, St. Stephens Cathedral, the gorgeous ‘Ring’-boulevard and the State Opera House, the Burgtheater and town hall and, of course, the colorful "Hundertwasserhaus". Take time to relax in one or more of Vienna’s famous cafés, while the evening ends impressively at a classical concert (optional) in one of Vienna‘s most famous palaces.

Your last bike ride on this tour is a special highlight! A powerful ruin looms above the small Baroque town of Durnstein, while the blue spire of the monastery church is a landmark of the renowned Wachau Valley. Amidst dreamy towns, apricot trees, vineyards and castles, this hilly landscape enchants everybody who visits ... you will be biking on cloud nine! In Weißenkirchen (possibility to do a wine-tasting – optional) you will find comfortable wine taverns along the bike path.

As you cruise back up the Danube enjoy the early morning sunshine on the as you wind your way back to Passau, where you’ll disembark at approx. 10.00am. We recommend that any connecting travel should be booked for 11.30am onwards to allow some contingency time. 

Tour character

The cycle route is mainly flat with just slight inclines. It is well-suited for hobby cyclists, beginners and children. Between Passau and Bratislava the Danube cycle route has been fully upgraded. If you don't fancy cycling on any day then you can simply travel to the day's destination on the boat instead. 

Prices and events

All data for 2018 at a glance
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Season 1
Apr 29, 2018 | Oct 7, 2018 |
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Season 2
May 6, 2018 | May 13, 2018 | May 20, 2018 | May 27, 2018 | Aug 5, 2018 | Aug 12, 2018 | Aug 19, 2018 | Aug 26, 2018 |
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Season 3
Jun 3, 2018 | Jun 10, 2018 | Jun 17, 2018 | Jun 24, 2018 | Jul 1, 2018 | Jul 8, 2018 | Jul 15, 2018 | Jul 22, 2018 | Jul 29, 2018 | Sep 2, 2018 | Sep 9, 2018 | Sep 16, 2018 | Sep 23, 2018 | Sep 30, 2018 |
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Bike & Boat Passau-Budapest - Carissima, main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSWC-08I-H
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Discount 2-bed cabin ECO
Bike & Boat Passau-Budapest - Carissima, middle deck, 8 days, DE-DOSWC-08I-M
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Discount 2-bed cabin ECO
Bike & Boat Passau-Budapest - Carissima, upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSWC-08I-O
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Season 1
Apr 29, 2018 - Apr 29, 2018
Oct 7, 2018 - Oct 7, 2018
Season 2
May 6, 2018 - May 6, 2018
May 13, 2018 - May 13, 2018
May 20, 2018 - May 20, 2018
May 27, 2018 - May 27, 2018
Aug 5, 2018 - Aug 5, 2018
Aug 12, 2018 - Aug 12, 2018
Aug 19, 2018 - Aug 19, 2018
Aug 26, 2018 - Aug 26, 2018
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Jun 3, 2018 - Jun 3, 2018
Jun 10, 2018 - Jun 10, 2018
Jun 17, 2018 - Jun 17, 2018
Jun 24, 2018 - Jun 24, 2018
Jul 1, 2018 - Jul 1, 2018
Jul 8, 2018 - Jul 8, 2018
Jul 15, 2018 - Jul 15, 2018
Jul 22, 2018 - Jul 22, 2018
Jul 29, 2018 - Jul 29, 2018
Sep 2, 2018 - Sep 2, 2018
Sep 9, 2018 - Sep 9, 2018
Sep 16, 2018 - Sep 16, 2018
Sep 23, 2018 - Sep 23, 2018
Sep 30, 2018 - Sep 30, 2018
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Passau O Oberdeck
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Passau O Oberdeck
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88,00
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Price
Rental bike 21-gear
Electric bike
70,00
165,00
Price
extra charge gourmet package
Extra charge own bike
219,00
15,00

Services and infos

  • Program as mentioned in the tour itinerary from/to Passau
  • 7 overnight stays in cabins with shower/toilet/air-condition in the booked cabin category
  • Full board: breakfast, small lunch or packed lunch for your bike tour, coffee and cake in the afternoon, 3-course dinner
  • Welcome cocktail and captain's welcome
  • 1 Gala Dinner with farewell cocktail
  • Daily live music
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Linen and towels
  • Daily briefing
  • 1x brochure per cabin
  • On-board tour representative (doesn't cycle with you)

Comfort Relax Package bookable: 06.05., 20.05., 03.06., 24.06., 15.07., 12.08., 02.09., 16.09., 30.09.

Additionally included:

  • Cycle tour guide
  • Homemade cider tasting at a cider producer in the Upper Danube Valley
  • Ferry rides
  • Guided city tour by bike in Vienna & by HOP ON HOP OFF bus in Budapest
  • Wine tasting with a local wine grower

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Parking space (fenced area) incl. transfer parking space – boat – parking space € 66,- (Application form in your travel documents)
  • Covered parking incl. transfers from park garage – boat – park garage  € 77,- (Application form in your travel documents)
  • Transfer from Munich airport – Passau harbour about € 64,- one way, about € 109,- airport – harbour – airport, per person, a reservation is necessary

Number of participants

  • Minimum of 50 people

Notes

  • Schedule: Timetable and program are subject to changes. At time of extreme flooding or low water the boat 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 the case for unforeseeable incidents like the reparation of a water gate/bridge or if the engine were to break down. Please keep in mind that your boat is both your hotel and your transport. It has to move on at night as well. If you are sensitive to noise please bring earplugs with you. Locks being opened and closed and the boat's motor etc are noises that cannot be avoided.
  • The bike tours are self-guided. All mentioned distances are approximate distances of recommend bike tours. Please note that the space in the cabins is limited. Please bring rain clothing (coat and trousers), a bike helmet, a sun hat and sunscreen as well as sports shoes.

Accommodation

Angelika Spindler
"I will help you with the planning of your holidays with advice and action"
Angelika Spindler, Customer service

Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
5 stars
Marion H. DE | 08.06.2018
Gelungene Schiff-/Radreise
Unsere diesjährige Schiffs-/Radreise führte uns von Passau über Bratislava, Budapest, Wien und zurück nach Passau. Wir hatten Glück mit dem Wetter (bis auf einen Regentag), haben interessante Städte gesehen und uns von dem sehr guten Essen auf dem Schiff CARISSIMA verwöhnen lassen. Alles in allem ein gelungener Urlaub!
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler answered:
Toll zu hören, dass Sie so eine schöne Zeit hatten! Hoffentlich finden Sie sich auch nächstes Jahr wieder eine schöne Rad und Schiffreise! Die neuen Touren sind teilweise bereits online auf unserer Website zu finden!
5 stars
Armin Zirkelbach DE | 14.08.2017
sehr schöne Reise
Wir hatten vom Wetter her eine super Woche erwischt. Die Radtouren sind für jedermann locker zu schaffen. Der Reiseleiter war sehr gut und hat die Routen gut beschrieben. Das Schiff MS Carissima war mit seinem Pool genau das richtige. Die Crew hatte zwar im Restaurant etwas ihre Abstimmprobleme, aber Essen war sehr gut. Ansonsten top.
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler answered:
Vielen lieben Dank für Ihre Rückmeldung! Es freut mich sehr, dass Sie eine schöne Rad & Schiffreise erleben konnten. Selbstverständlich haben wir Ihre Anmerkung bezüglich der Kommunikatiion unter der Crew auch an die Crew weitergeleitet.
5 stars
Ute Weiß DE | 08.08.2017
Tolle Reise, super Schiff!
Wir haben zum 1. Mal Rad und Schiff gebucht und waren wirklich begeistert. Kabine ausreichend groß, Verpflegung und Service auf dem Schiff bestens. Radfahren super organisiert. Schöne Routen. Crew auf dem Schiff sehr freundlich. Schiff hat uns gut gefallen. Lunchpakete waren auch sehr gut. Rundrum waren wir super zufrieden. Machen wir gerne wieder einmal.
Angelika Spindler
Angelika Spindler answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback! Es freut mich natürlich sehr, dass Sie einen tollen und erlebnisreichen Rad & Schiffurlaub erleben konnten!

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