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Passau - Vienna - Passau, MS Prinzessin Katharina

Danube in three-four time.

Travelling by bike & boat is particularly popular amongst cyclists. On this holiday, enjoy the wonderful nature along the River Danube by bike whilst being accompanied by your "floating hotel" - the MS Princess Katharina. On this bike & boat holiday, you travel from Passau, the 3 river city, via Upper and Lower Austria all the way to Vienna and back. Enjoy the impressive Danube landscape whilst treating yourself to the many regional specialities as well as the quality Wachau wine. Try the hearty dumplings or the light and sweet 'Most' (apple wine). After a leisurely cycle tour along the Danube, you will arrive in Vienna, a cosmopolitan city. In 2016 Vienna was selected for the sixth time in a row as the best city to live in worldwide. 

Cosmopolitan City and a Centre of Music: In three-four time through Vienna

There are numerous attractions for you to explore on a city tour by bike. Dive into the long forgotten Habsburg Empire and visit some of the 177 palaces. Historical stately buildings like the gothic style St. Stephen's cathedral, the Imperial Palace, the art nouveau of the Secession building, the famous baroque Schönbrunn palace, town hall and the natural history and art museum are all sites where you can sense the former empire's flair. 

In the global capital of music, you can expect a diverse cultural offer ranging from Waltz, light opera and opera to musicals or symphony concerts. You are sure to find somewhere to relax in one of the cosy coffee houses or at the "Wiener Prater", perhaps on its famous and huge giant wheel. Viennese food offers true culinary delights. You sure can round off your bike tour with lots of specialities. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Boat: Passau Engelhartszell
Arrival as arranged by you in Passau. The city is located on the Bavarian/Austrian border between the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers. Embarkation between 4-5 pm. At 7pm, the boat leaves the harbour bringing you to Engelhartszell where you will arrive at about 10pm. During the boat ride, you will enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner. 

 

Cycling: Engelhartszell – Untermühl | Boat: Untermühl – Linz

Engelhartszell abbey is well-worth a visit. It is well-known for its lovely church its "healthy" Schnaps. To mix things up a bit, take the little ferry boat through the romantic Schlögener loop (approx. €6 per person) where the river makes a very abrupt 180 degree turn. 

From Untermühl, you cruise to Linz. We recommend you take the yellow city express to explore the sites here in the European Capital of Culture 2009. This takes about 30 minutes. 

Boat: Linz – Mauthausen | Cycling: Mauthausen – Grein

In the morning you cruise to Mauthausen. There you can visit the Mauthausen concentration camp memorial and gain deep insights into the past of Mitterkirchen, a Celtic village. The easy cycle path takes you directly along the Danube.  

The route continues through the wide fertile plain of the Machland. The destination of the day's stage is the charming town of Grein. Also called the pearl of the Strudengau due to its idyllic location. Worth seeing: Greinburg Castle, Austria's oldest residential castle.

Cycling: Grein – Melk | Boat: Melk – Tulln
Your bike tours starts amid “wild Strudengau's" fascinating landscape, which is a narrow section of the Danube that was infamous amongst skippers. In Persenbeug, the valley gets broader and the bike tour heads to Melk where there is a noble baroque Benedictine abbey. You can reboard the boat here. At night you will leave Melk and start to Tulln.

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Cycling: Tulln – Vienna-Nussdorf/Korneuburg
Just before arriving in Vienna you will see Klosterneuburg abbey embedded in the landscape. The roof of this 900-year-old baroque building can be seen already from afar, the Lord’s Table is a highlight of medieval goldsmith’s art. Kahlenbergerdorf is located next to the shipping pier.

After a hike through the vineyards you can enjoy the view across the metropolis. In the afternoon you have the possibility to discover Vienna, the city of vitality during a city tour by coach or by foot (optional).

Boat: Vienna – Wachau/Dürnstein (at night)
Today you can experience the pulsating city of Vienna first hand during a city tour by bike. You shall go past the well-known places of interest like Prater, Stephans cathedral and the Hofburg ss well as the boulevard Ringstraße with  the Burgtheater, opera and town hall, which are all a remainded about times long ago.

In the afternoon there is enough time for a stroll or to visit a typical viennese café. Enjoy the evening at a concert or operetta in the Hofburg. The boat departs Vienna at night to cruise towards Wachau.

Cycling: Wachau/Dürnstein – Pöchlarn | Boat: Pöchlarn – Passau (at night)

Today, your last day of cycling, is a special highlight! Amidst small dreamy villages, apricot treet, vineyards, castles, monastries and ruins, this slightly 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 have earnt yourself a break! In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner and cocktail.

Enjoy the sun on deck and the silence of the Danube valley for the last time. Take in the last opportunity for a view of the Danube loop before you arrive in Passau at around 11am. This is where your trip ends.

Tour character

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

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
22.04.2023 | 30.09.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
06.05.2023 | 16.09.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
13.05.2023 | 20.05.2023 | 27.05.2023 | 03.06.2023 | 17.06.2023 | 01.07.2023 | 15.07.2023 | 29.07.2023 | 12.08.2023 | 19.08.2023 | 26.08.2023 | 02.09.2023 | 09.09.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Bike & boat Passau-Vienna - MS Prinzessin Katharina - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSWK-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%
Surcharge1-bed cabin 300.00 300.00 300.00
Bike & boat Passau-Vienna - MS Prinzessin Katharina - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSWK-08-O
Base price
999.00
1,099.00
1,199.00
Discount 3-bed cabin -200.00 -200.00 -200.00
Surcharge 1-bed cabin 300.00 300.00 300.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50% 50%
Season 1
Apr 22, 2023 | Sep 30, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
May 6, 2023 | Sep 16, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
May 13, 2023 | May 20, 2023 | May 27, 2023 | Jun 3, 2023 | Jun 17, 2023 | Jul 1, 2023 | Jul 15, 2023 | Jul 29, 2023 | Aug 12, 2023 | Aug 19, 2023 | Aug 26, 2023 | Sep 2, 2023 | Sep 9, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Bike & boat Passau-Vienna - MS Prinzessin Katharina - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSWK-08I-H
Base price
Discount 2-bed-cabin front/back
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Surcharge1-bed cabin
Bike & boat Passau-Vienna - MS Prinzessin Katharina - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSWK-08-O
Base price
Discount 3-bed cabin
Surcharge 1-bed cabin
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
799.00
-100.00
50%
300.00
999.00
-200.00
300.00
50%
899.00
-100.00
50%
300.00
1,099.00
-200.00
300.00
50%
999.00
-100.00
50%
300.00
1,199.00
-200.00
300.00
50%
Filter
7-gear with back brake
7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike with freewheel
E-Bike with back brake
79.00
79.00
189.00
189.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Price includes

Included:

  • Program as mentioned in the tour course from/to Passau
  • 7 overnights 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 tour, 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 briefing
  • 1x route book for self-guided tours per cabin
  • GPS data is available
  • Board tour guidance
  • Rental bike insurance
Info

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • Passau mains station is about 5 km away from the pier
  • Parking space (fenced area) incl. transfer parking space – boat – parking space € 75 per week
    Park garage incl. transfer park garage – boat – park garage € 87 per week
    (Application form in your travel documents, pay there)

Notes:

  • Further important information according to the package travel law and additional information about your bike and boat trip can be found here!
  • Please note that you need a negative COVID-19 test result for all Boat & Bike 2023 trips. The test result must not be older than 24 hours and must be issued by an official testing station. So-called self-tests will not be accepted. The costs for the COVID-19 tests are to be borne by yourself. Please bring the certificate with you to embarkation. There are NO testing facilities on board. Unfortunately, embarkation is not possible without a certificate! Furthermore, we recommend wearing an FFP2 mask or surgical mask.

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Ratings

4.7 of 5 Stars (3 Ratings)
4 stars
Gerd Lang DE | 05.08.2022
ein sehr schönes Rad/Schiff-Urlaubserlebnis - einzige kleine Einschränkung: etwas zu wenig Rad, d.h. im Gegenzug etwas zu viel Schiff
von der Organisation her nicht besser zu machen - Reiseleitung perfekt - Info vor den Touren: mehr als gut und präzise Essen: überdurchschnittlich gut - Service an Bord: Klasse - Rad-und Gepäckservice: nicht ein Grund zur Beanstandung
5 stars
Gerhard Fässler CH | 28.06.2022
Schön war's
Das Schiff, die fahrräder, das Essen , die Kabinen und die reiseleitung waren rundum perfekt und wir werden diese reise in bester Erinnerung behalten. Besten Dank dafür.
Julia Bann
Julia Bann answered:
Es freut mich zu hören, dass Ihnen die Rad & Schiff Passau-Wien - MS Prinzessin Katharina gefallen hat. Wir würden uns sehr freuen, Sie bald wieder auf einer unserer Radtouren begrüßen zu dürfen.
5 stars
Annette Kornell US | 12.05.2022
A great way to travel
Loved the daily bike rides. A fantastic experience.

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