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Boat and Bike Danube | Passau-Budapest-Passau | MS SE-Manon

Impressions from the Danube – Bike & Boat

Passau - Vienna - Budapest - Passau

Accompanied by a cruise ship you cycle along Europe's second largest river Danube from the charming Bavarian “three river city” of Passau straight into the heart of the once glorious Imperial and Royal Monarchy. Enjoy three of the most enchanting European capitals: the lively Vienna, the Slovak coronation city of Bratislava at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains and Budapest, the "Hungarian Danube Queen"! By bicycle you discover the stunning natural spectacle of the Schlögener Donauschlinge ("Great Loop"), the legendary Wachau with romantic towns and mighty castles amidst lovely vineyards, the untouched alluvial forests of the Danube National Park, as well as the picturesque Hungarian Danube bend where the important cupola of the basilica in Esztergom salutes from the distance. The highlights of the tour: Passau, the City of 3 rivers, the Schloegen Danube Loop, the Hungarian Danube Bend, the World Heritage Site Wachau, the metropoles of Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna.

Germany
Austria
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 90
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Itinerary

Arrival in the "Three River City". Passau attracts many with the world's greatest church organ at the Stephansdom and it’s 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 Brandstatt. Then, you "sail into the night" towards Bratislava.

Arrival at Bratislava. You start cycling from Bratislava via Hainburg to the imposing Imperial Palace of Hof beautifully terraced gardens and idyllic manor farm further on to Devin and then back to Bratislava. Tip: discover the hidden alleys of Bratislava, places and all the sights of this ambitious metropolis during a tour by mini train and by foot. 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 one of most delightful and attractive parts 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 can choose from 2 different routes: the longer one includes a side trip to the island of Szentendre and the baroque village of Vác, which has been influenced by the architects of the Austrian empress Maria Theresia. The other route leads you directly to the bishop-town of Esztergom, with its gorgeous basilica – Hungary's largest Catholic Church – overlooking the village. In the night shipping to Vienna.

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 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. Arrival in Passau is approx. at 10:00 am, disembarkation half an hour later. We recommend to arrange connecting trips from noon onwards.

Tour character

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

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
28.04.2023 |
Arrival Friday
Season 2
05.05.2023 | 12.05.2023 | 19.05.2023 | 26.05.2023 | 02.06.2023 | 09.06.2023 | 11.08.2023 | 18.08.2023 | 25.08.2023 | 01.09.2023 | 08.09.2023 | 15.09.2023 |
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS SE-Manon - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBM-08-H
Base price
999.00
1,099.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50%
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS SE-Manon - middle deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBM-08-M
Base price
1,199.00
1,299.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50%
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS SE-Manon - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBM-08-O
Base price
1,299.00
1,399.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50%
Season 1
Apr 28, 2023 |
Arrival Friday
Season 2
May 5, 2023 | May 12, 2023 | May 19, 2023 | May 26, 2023 | Jun 2, 2023 | Jun 9, 2023 | Aug 11, 2023 | Aug 18, 2023 | Aug 25, 2023 | Sep 1, 2023 | Sep 8, 2023 | Sep 15, 2023 |
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS SE-Manon - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBM-08-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS SE-Manon - middle deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBM-08-M
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS SE-Manon - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBM-08-O
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
999.00
50%
1,199.00
50%
1,299.00
50%
1,099.00
50%
1,299.00
50%
1,399.00
50%
Filter
7-gear with back brake
7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike with freewheel
E-Bike with back brake
E-Bike with back brake
79.00
79.00
189.00
189.00
included
Prices per person in EUR

Services and extras

Services

Services included:

  • 7 nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
  • Programme according itinerary from/to Passau
  • All passenger fees and port fees
  • Captains greeting and Welcome-Drink
  • Daily cabin cleaning. Changing of towels and bed cloths as necessary
  • Full meals: 7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch for cyclists or lunch snack on board (non cyclists), 6x afternoon
  • coffee break, 6x 3-course-dinner and 1x farewell-dinner with farewell-drink
  • Daily informational meeting
  • Information pack with route book (one per cabin)
  • GPS tracks
  • Tour guide on board

Services not included

  • Journey to and from Passau
  • shuttles
  • entrance fees and excursions
  • bike rental
  • travel insurances
  • parking fee
  • ferry fees
  • drinks on board
  • tips.
Extras

Parking

  • Parking space inclusive transfer to/from ship  € 71.-
  • Parking garage inclusive transfer to/from ship € 83.-
  • (registration form in the travel-documents, payable on site)

Embarkation: ca. 4 - 5 pm, disembarkation: ca. 10:30 am. • Bicycles on board: 7 gears unisex trekking bicycles with normal mount (ladies model) and 8 gears E-Bikes with normal mount (ladies model). Brand: Velo de Ville. Each with hand brake, coaster breaking hubs or freewheel hubs (subject to availability - please indicate as non-binding customer request when booking) and pannier bag. E-bikes are available after prior request and at limited number only. Please indicate your body height when you book • To bring your own bike: on request only – due to lack of space on sundeck. • Languages on board: German, English • Cycle tours: all distances are “approximate distances” of recommended bike tours. When a guest does not want to cycle one day, she/he can skip the bike tour and relax on board while cruising to the next harbour. The bike tours are individual, at your own pace, without a tour guide, but with daily briefings on board and detailed bicycle maps and directions. All cycle tours can be classified as being easy. • Luggage: we recommend rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers. Please be aware that the cabin storage space is very limited • Smoking: the interior of the ship is a non-smoking zone: smoking is only allowed on the sun deck. As a safety measure, a statutory smoking ban applies in all cabins; this means that all cabins and rooms on board are non-smoking areas.• Land excursions: we offer an optional (surcharge - not included in the tour price) excursion programme which can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. Together with your travel documents you will get a brief description. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English) • Routing/Program: basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. In case of flood or low tide, the shipping company reserves the right to bridge parts of passages by buses. In extreme situations, the shipping company reserves the right to cancel the journey on short notice. No legal right shall be constituted of both situations. The same applies for officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges. Please be aware that a cruise ship on the Danube is not only your hotel but also a machine, working with engine power also during the night. Especially crossing locks and bridges - and the preparation work - may cause noise. If you are sensitive please bring your own ear plugs. •Travel documents: EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six (6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy. • This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

Important notes

Further important information according to the package travel law can be found here!

Tour operated by SE-Tours in Bremerhaven

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Accommodation

Ratings

4.5 of 5 Stars (6 Ratings)
5 stars
Albertus Berlinghof DE | 11.09.2022
Die Erwartungen wurden erfüllt
Alle Radtouren waren gut. Visegrad - Esztergom fiel wegen Niedrigwasser aus.(sehr schade!) Radtour Szentendre nicht empfehlenswert, weil der Weg unzumutbar ist. Die Stadt selbst ist sehr malerisch. Insgesamt ein sehr schöner Urlaub. Schiffsbesatzung der SE Manon hervorragend. Freundlichkeit kommt von Herzen! Verpflegung sehr gut. Kabine 311 Oberdeck ruhig. Leider kein Fernsehen bzw nicht immer!. Radeinweisung (Computer) mangelhaft! Lenkertasche mit Werkzeug hat gefehlt!
5 stars
Christoph Börgel DE | 17.06.2022
Parken in Passau
Die Rad -Schiff-Reise Passau Budapest Passau war insgesamt hervorragend, mit einer hervorragenden Reiseleitung und wunderbaren Schiffscrew. Die Informationen zu den Parkmöglichkeiten in Passau waren zu dürftig und der Preis für das Freigelände Wucher.
4 stars
Hans-Dieter Herz DE | 29.05.2022
Eine tolle unvergessliche Reise
Bratislava, Budapest und Wien waren toll. Die schönste Radtour war in der Wachau!
4 stars
Dina Wegener DE | 26.05.2022
Donau Rad&Schiff
Die Reise war sehr gut organisiert und betreut. Die Crew war überaus freundlich und hilfsbereit. Alles war superpünktlich und zuverlässig. Die Reiseleiterin hatte immer ein strahlendes Lächeln und war immer ansprechbar und hatte alles im Griff. Die Radrouten waren interessant, hätten aber etwas länger sein können, das Verhältnis Rad-Schiff sollte überdacht werden. Die Verpflegung war in Ordnung, die Abendmenüs waren nicht frisch zubereitet oder zu lange warm gehalten, schade. Insgesamt war es eine sehr entspannte Urlaubsreise, vielleicht ein bisschen zu gemütlich
4 stars
Peter Büser DE | 19.05.2022
Eine schöne Reise , freundliches und hilfsbereites Personal vor allem Dagmar und Julia die verschiedene Sachen noch in letzter Minute möglich gemacht haben.
Es war eine schöne Reise. Die Räder wurden pünktlich zu Verfügung gestellt. Manche Radtouren waren zeitlich sehr eng geplant sodass kaum Zeit für eine kurze Pause unterwegs war. Budapest sowie der Stadtführer Laszlo waren toll. Eine wunderschöne Stadt.
5 stars
Peter Jungkind DE | 17.05.2022
Donau Rad-Schiffreise
Alles top organisiert Reiseleitung konnte immer gut Informieren sehr freundlich.Gerne wieder:)))
Rückenwind Reisen (Rückenwind Tour Operator)
Rückenwind Reisen (Rückenwind Tour Operator) answered:
Wir wären sehr froh, Sie wieder auf einer unserer Touren begrüßen zu dürfen.

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