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Boat and bike Danube | Passau-Vienna-Passau | MS Prinzessin Katharina

„The Danube in the rhythm of the waltz“

Passau - Vienna - Passau

The bike tour along the German / Austrian Danube is a very special pleasure, because your “swimming hotel” is always with you! Gently downhill, you will cycle along lush green river banks, through small, dreamy villages in the impressive Danube landscapes. You will discover the breathtaking natural wonder of the “Great Loop” (a swift 180º turn!) and immerse yourself in legendary Wachau with its vineyard terraces and enchanted castles and monasteries. Then Vienna – an abundance of sights! A city, hardly to describe – you have to see and feel it! Sights like St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the city hall are easy to reach during a wonderful sightseeing tour by bike. A stroll through the Naschmarkt (famous food market) is a wonderful cultural and culinary adventure. You can also relax at any of the cosy coffee houses or at a typical traditional Viennese wine tavern in the suburbs. The highlights of the tour: Passau, the City of 3 rivers, the Schloegen Danube Loop, the World Heritage Site Wachau, Upper Austria’s capital Linz, the cosmopolitan city Vienna with a plethora of sights.

 

Germany
Austria
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Minimum number of participants: 80
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Itinerary

The Episcopal city close to the Austrian border is also known as the "City of three Rivers." Boarding time is at approx. 4-5 pm, departure around 7 pm Enjoy your first dinner on board and an evening sail to Engelhartszell.

Need a boost? Try some of the special cordials and liqueurs in the Trappist monastery in Engelhartszell. Supposedly, they have "special healing power." Downstream, the way leads you to pretty villages amid natural landscape. For a change take the little ferry boat through the romantic Schlögener loop, where the river makes a very abrupt 180 degree turn (approx. € 3,- per pers.). Shipping from Untermühl to Linz. Tip: discover Linz, the capital of upper Austria while riding on the bright yellow City-Express.

In the early morning shipping to Mauthausen. You have the possibility to visit the memorial-place KZ-Mauthausen. The Celtic town Mitterkirchen gives you an insight of the past. For easy cyclists the tour leads along the Danube, the alternative route, "Clam Castle," through the beautiful back country of the "Strudengau" is slightly hilly, but a fantastic landscape. Worth a visit in Grein: the impressive Castle of Greinburg.

Today's stage is marked by a diverse landscape. At the beginning, there is the Strudengau – a narrow point of the Danube which used to be notorious amongst skippers. The valley expands from Persenbeug and the bike tour leads you further to Melk with its gorgeous baroque monastery of the Benedictine brethren. On deck, you enjoy the sunset and the beautiful evening illumination of the Wachau. Today's final destination is Tulln, famous for its numerous market gardens where the famous Art Nouveau artist Egon Schiele was born.

Right in front of Vienna's entrance, embedded in a breathtaking landscape, the monastery of Klosterneuburg is situated. You can already see the cupola of this 900 year old baroque building from a distance. "Kahlenbergerdorf" with it's wine taverns is definitely worth a visit. After a stroll through the vineyards, you can enjoy the panoramic view over Vienna.

You should be sure to see the most famous places of interest like the St. Stephens Cathedral and the Hofburg, the gorgeous boulevard "Ringstraβe" with the Burgtheater, the State Opera House or the town hall that takes you back to the past. Take your time in the afternoon to stroll or visit one of the famous Viennese coffee bars. In the night shipping to Dürnstein or Rossatz.

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 evening farewell dinner and cocktail.

Every journey draws to an end. Arrival in Passau is about 11 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
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
2-bed-cabin single use 1,498.50 1,648.50 1,798.50
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
2-bed-cabin single use
799.00
-100.00
50%
300.00
999.00
-200.00
300.00
1,498.50
899.00
-100.00
50%
300.00
1,099.00
-200.00
300.00
1,648.50
999.00
-100.00
50%
300.00
1,199.00
-200.00
300.00
1,798.50
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
  • On-board musician
  • 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

Arrival / Parking / Departure

  • 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. 11:30 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

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Tour operated by SE-Tours in Bremerhaven

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Ratings

5 of 5 Stars (7 Ratings)
5 stars
Helga M. DE | 08.08.2022
Donau-Radweg
Sehr gute Wegbeschreibungen, tolle Radwege. Die Reiseleiterin wußte auf alle Fragen eine Antwort und konnte viele nützliche Tipps geben. Die geführte Radtour durch Wien hat besonders Freude gemacht, da unsere Leiterin sehr interessant und kurzweilig erzählen konnte. Die Crew war sehr freundlich und hilfsbereit. Es fehlte an nichts; diese Reise ist absolut empfehlenswert.
5 stars
Jürgen Peldszus DE | 08.08.2022
Schöne Schiff/Radreise
Gut organisiert, gute Unterlagen und dazu noch schönes Wetter auf einem Schiff mit Charme. Alle Radetappen hatten Ihren Reiz. Das Essen an Bord war schmackhaft und gut. Was will man mehr. Ein kleines Minus muss ich für die Abendbewirtung auf dem Oberdeck geben. Hier musste man sehr lange auf sein Getränk warten. Hier sollte vom Veranstalter Personal zugeführt werden. Mit nur einer Person (die ständig im Laufschritt unterwegs war) ist der Arbeitsanfall nicht zu schaffen. Ein Lob an das gesamte Personal. Ihr wart alle gut!!
5 stars
Dieter Winkelmann DE | 03.08.2022
Donau Schiff Fahrrad Tour
5 stars
Bernhard Reichert DE | 23.07.2022
Eine traumhafte Auszeit mit dem Rad von Passau nach Wien und wieder zurück
Der für meine Frau und mich schönste Streckenabschnitt war der Tag "7" von der Wachau nach Pöchlarn, die "rote" Strecke. Fast genau so schön empfanden wir die geführte Radtour durch Wien mit dem Tourführer Max Balga. Was mir ganz und gar nicht gefallen hat (habe ich auch in die Bewertungen geschrieben) ist die fast noch mittelalerliche Zettelwirtschaft für die Getränke an Bord. Da gibt es inzwischen moderne Systeme, die nicht so kompliziertund zeitintensiv sind.
5 stars
Monika K. DE | 23.05.2022
Gerne nochmal
Urlaub von der ersten Stunde an! Ein super Service, sehr gutes Essen und ein schönes Schiff, interessante Radtouren - es war alles bestens!!!
5 stars
Uta Hill DE | 25.09.2020
Eine wunderbare Reise!
Ein großes Dankeschön für diese sehr gelungene Urlaubswoche. Die Reise, der Ablauf, die Organisation, die Reiseleitung, das Essen- alles war perfekt. Eine wunderschöne Woche in dieser besonderen Zeit. Urlaub mit dem Rad und Schiff, wir kommen gern wieder.
5 stars
Hans-Hermann W. DE | 28.04.2018
Tolle Tour
Die täglichen Touren Besprechungen, angeboten Ausflüge, alternative Radstrecken. Das sehr nette und aufmerksame Personal auf der MS Normandie, die abwechslungsreiche und alternative Küche sowie das freundliche Klima auf dem Schiff hat uns gut gefallen.

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