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

4 Countries Tour – The Highlights

Passau - Vienna - Bratislava - 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: 80
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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 its 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 Untermühl. Then, you "sail into the night" towards Devin.

Arrival at Devin in the morning. The cycle tour takes you to the imposing Imperial Palace of Hof. After crossing the green line, you cycle along the former “Iron Curtain” towards the coronation city of Bratislava at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains. 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. Take a last sight at the Schlögener Schlinge ("Great Loop") before you arrive relaxed at Passau. Arrival: approx. at 10am, disembarkation half an hour later.

Tour character

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

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2024 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
13.04.2024 | 05.10.2024 |
Season 2
27.04.2024 | 28.09.2024 |
Season 3
11.05.2024 | 25.05.2024 | 01.06.2024 | 08.06.2024 | 15.06.2024 | 13.07.2024 | 20.07.2024 | 17.08.2024 | 24.08.2024 |
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBK-08-H
Base price
949.00
1,049.00
1,149.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50% 50%
Surcharge 1-bed cabin 300.00 300.00 300.00
Discount 2-bed-cabin front/back -150.00 -150.00 -150.00
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBK-08-O
Base price
1,149.00
1,249.00
1,349.00
Discount 3-bed cabin -250.00 -250.00 -250.00
Surcharge 1-bed cabin 300.00 300.00 300.00
Zuschlag 2-Bett-Kabine zur Alleinbenutzung 50% 50% 50%
Season 1
Apr 13, 2024 | Oct 5, 2024 |
Season 2
Apr 27, 2024 | Sep 28, 2024 |
Season 3
May 11, 2024 | May 25, 2024 | Jun 1, 2024 | Jun 8, 2024 | Jun 15, 2024 | Jul 13, 2024 | Jul 20, 2024 | Aug 17, 2024 | Aug 24, 2024 |
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBK-08-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Surcharge 1-bed cabin
Discount 2-bed-cabin front/back
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBK-08-O
Base price
Discount 3-bed cabin
Surcharge 1-bed cabin
Zuschlag 2-Bett-Kabine zur Alleinbenutzung
949.00
50%
300.00
-150.00
1,149.00
-250.00
300.00
50%
1,049.00
50%
300.00
-150.00
1,249.00
-250.00
300.00
50%
1,149.00
50%
300.00
-150.00
1,349.00
-250.00
300.00
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
89.00
89.00
199.00
199.00
29.00
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

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. 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

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

Tour operated by SE-Tours in Bremerhaven

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Ratings

4.8 of 5 Stars (8 Ratings)
5 stars
Claus M. DE | 21.08.2023
Erholsame,, abwechslungsreiche Tour
Die Städte Wien, Bratislava, Budapest. Die Radtouren. Die Atmosphäre und Freundlichkeit an Bord. Das Essen
Anke Tammen
Anke Tammen answered:
Wir freuen uns sehr über Ihre 5-Sterne-Bewertung und freuen uns, dass Sie mit dem Komplettpaket so zufrieden waren.
5 stars
Axel V. DE | 16.07.2023
Großes Lob
Wir durften eine sehr schöne Schiffsreise in Verbindung mit Radtouren erleben. Diese Reise wird sicher unvergessen bleiben. Es gibt nichts, aber auch gar nichts zu bemängeln. Von der Beratung und Organisation mit Rückenwind, als auch die Betreuung und Angebote auf dem Schiff, die Versorgung, die Gastronomie, die Fahrräder (E-Bikes) und nicht zuletzt das Personal, all das war für mich und meine Frau außerordentlich gut gelungen. Allen Beteiligten, vom Zimmermädchen bis zum Kapitän ein herzliches Dankeschön.
5 stars
Hannelore Nußbaum DE | 03.07.2023
Donau mit Rad und Schiff, eine erlebnisreiche Flusskreuzfahrt
Das Personal auf dem Schiff war überaus freundlich und hilfsbereit, das Essen ausnahmslos hervorragend. Man konnte immer große oder kleine Portionen bestellen. Jeder hatte außerdem die Möglichkeit, sich für Fahrten mit dem Rad ein Lunchpaket inklusive Getränk zusammenzustellen. Mit unseren eigenen Fahrrädern wurde sehr vorsichtig umgegangen. Meine Freundinnen und ich würden jederzeit wieder mit dem gleichen Schiff eine Reise unternehmen.
Anke Tammen
Anke Tammen answered:
Ein tolles Feedback, vielen Dank dafür. Schön zu hören, dass Sie so zufrieden waren! Wir freuen uns immer, wenn unsere Kunden abschließend bewerten und neue Interessenten dadurch eine zusätzliche Orientierungshilfe bei ihrer Entscheidung haben.
4 stars
Ina Kische DE | 01.05.2023
Eine gelungene Reise!
Alles bestens, besonders die Radwege im österreichischen Teil. In den Reiseunterlagen gab es leider eine missverständliche Angabe zu den Getränken an Bord (frei - waren aber nicht frei…)
Anke Tammen
Anke Tammen answered:
Vielen Dank für Ihre nette Bewertung. Schön zu hören, dass Sie so zufrieden waren. Die Reederei hatte leider einen falschen Getränke-Voucher ausgestellt, der für eine andere Tour gedacht war. Wie ausgeschrieben, beinhaltet diese Tour kein all in-Getränkepaket. Wir bitten das Versehen zu entschuldigen und hoffen, Sie bei einer nächsten Gelegenheit wieder auf einer der interessanten Routen an Bord begrüßen zu dürfen.
5 stars
Jürgen Schminke DE | 17.07.2022
Sehr schöne Tor bei sehr sehr gutem Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis
Das Schiff (MS Prinzessin Katharina) ist klein und daher übersichtlich und man hat gleich ein persönliches Verhältnis. Die Strecken per Rad waren sehr gut ausgearbeitet und wurden vorher sehr intensiv gebrieft. Highlight als Ort war Budapest, Wien hat uns eher wenig gefallen.
5 stars
Harald F. DE | 25.05.2022
Tolle Reise! Alles super organisiert
5 stars
Jörg Haunert DE | 08.05.2022
eine wunderbare reise
Budapest und Wachau
4 stars
Heinz Theißing DE | 13.05.2018
Tolle Erlebnisreise
Bis auf die Streckenkennzeichnung der Radwege - die an mehreren Stellen stark verbesserungsdürftig ist - war es eine wunderschöne Urlaubswoche, die man empfehlen kann. Da auch das Wetter sich von der schönsten Seite zeigte - ein Erlebnis.

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