Boat and bike Passau-Vienna-Passau | MS Swiss Crown

Boat and Bike Danube | Passau-Vienna-Passau

Empress Sisi’s Danube: It was in Passau that Austria’s Empress Sisi began her journey along the Danube as a young bride to Vienna, where she was eagerly awaited by her Emperor Franz. Follow in the footsteps of the Austrian empress by bicycle and on a premium ship as you discover breathtakingly beautiful river scenery with small sleepy villages, castles and palaces set in gorgeous countryside and enjoy warm Austrian hospitality at every stage of your cycling tour.

The region is a gourmand’s paradise and famous for its cakes, pastries and other irresistible culinary treats. After Wiener Schnitzel, Sachertorte and apricot dumplings it’ll be much easier to burn up the miles... Wines from the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Landscape Wachau enjoy an international reputation, Linz, the capital of Upper Austria is home to the biggest church in Austria. And then there’s Vienna... Enchanting, charming and perhaps slightly eccentric, the City of Waltz will capture your heart in an instant. Magnificent buildings from the imperial age bear witness to the impressive history of times gone by.

Germany
Austria
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided tour
  • Mindestteilnehmerzahl: 90
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Itinerary

Experience Mediterranean flair in Passau, the city of three rivers. You should definitely set aside some time on the day of your arrival for a walk through the picturesque baroque city with its narrow lanes and Passau cathedral home to the largest church organ in the world. Your cycling holiday begins after embarkation (4.00 p.m.) when you sail into the sunset and Passau’s magnificent silhouette with its church towers and domes slowly fades into the horizone behind you.

Breathe in the fragrance of the dense forest and freshly mown meadows. Explore the pristine countryside of the Upper Danube valley on the former towpath as it runs past sleepy villages. Small, rustic inns at the edge of the trail invite you to linger, the aroma of fresh fish grilled according to tradition on a stick wafts through the air. The Schlögener Blick observation point offers a truly stunning view of the Schlögener Schlinge where the Danube carves its way through a gorge and doubles back on itself.

Catch some fresh country air again - at lunch time, you’ll reach the Upper Austrian capital of Linz. Discover the European Capital of Culture 2009 on a bright yellow miniature train (optional). The cathedral is the biggest church in Austria, the Pöstlingbergbahn the steepest adhesion railway in the world. Are you curious about the future? At the ARS Electronica Museum you can try out some of the most impressive examples of modern technology for yourself. Make sure you don’t miss it!

A beautiful and varied route lies ahead of you as you explore the idyllic hinterland of the Strudengau by bike: the Celtic Village of Mitterkirchen, the Baroque monastery of Baumgartenberg and the romantic ruins of Burg Clam castle. Then it’s time to enjoy the little medieval town of Grein with its Baroque facades, imposing castle and the oldest municipal theatre in Austria.

Right in front of Vienna’s entrance, embedded in a breathtaking scenery, the monastery of Klosterneuburg is situated. You can already see the dome of this 900 year old baroque building from a distance. "Kahlenbergerdorf" with it’s wine taverns is only a hop from the shipping pier and definitely worth a visit. After a stroll through the vineyards, you can enjoy the panoramic view over Vienna. During a city tour by bus in the afternoon. You will pass most of the numerous and famous sights and have a guided walking tour though the historic center of Austria’s capital (optional, not included). 

On a city tour of Vienna all the sights are within reach from the saddle of your bike or on the HOP ON HOP OFF bus (optional). The magnificent Ringstraße will remind you of times long past and inviting coffee houses will tempt you with delicious Viennese cakes and pastries, while the Naschmarket market is a feast for all the senses. End the evening on a magical note with a concert of waltz and classical operetta music in Sisi’s summer residence (optional).

An unforgettable day in the picturesque Wachau. Cycle through delightful wine-growing villages surrounded by terraced vineyards and apricot trees. The charming little town of Dürnstein with its narrow lanes is an absolute highlight. In Weißenkirchen – the most important wine-growing village in the World Cultural Heritage Landscape – you can discover the first rate famous Wachau wines (optional wine tasting).

Enjoy the first rays of sun and the early morning tranquillity one last time from the deck of the ship before you reach Passau, your heart bursting with memories. Disembarkation: approx. 10:30 a.m. We recommend that you do not make any arrangements for onward trains departing before 12.00 noon.

Tour character

The cycle route is completely flat with only slightly gradients, ideal for cyclists with less experience and children. Do not feel like cycling? Without effort you will also reach your destination by ship.

Netherlands with bike

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
29.04.2023 |
Season 2
19.08.2023 | 26.08.2023 |
Season 3
27.05.2023 | 10.06.2023 | 17.06.2023 | 24.06.2023 | 01.07.2023 | 08.07.2023 | 15.07.2023 | 22.07.2023 | 29.07.2023 |
Boat and bike Passau-Vienna, Swiss Crown, main deck, DE-DOSWSC-08H
Base price
899.00
999.00
1,099.00
Surcharge for guided Tour (bookable on 10.06., 08.07., 23.09.) 209.00 209.00 209.00
2-bed-cabin single use 55% 55% 55%
Boat and bike Passau-Vienna, middle deck, DE-DOSWSC-08M
Base price
1,079.00
1,179.00
1,279.00
Surcharge for guided Tour (bookable on 10.06., 08.07., 23.09.) 209.00 209.00 209.00
2-bed-suite 100.00 100.00 100.00
Boat and bike Passau-Vienna - Swiss Crown, upper deck, DE-DOSWSC-08O
Base price
1,279.00
1,379.00
1,479.00
Surcharge for guided Tour (bookable on 10.06., 08.07., 23.09.) 209.00 209.00 209.00
2-bed-cabin single use 55% 55% 55%
Season 1
Apr 29, 2023 |
Season 2
Aug 19, 2023 | Aug 26, 2023 |
Season 3
May 27, 2023 | Jun 10, 2023 | Jun 17, 2023 | Jun 24, 2023 | Jul 1, 2023 | Jul 8, 2023 | Jul 15, 2023 | Jul 22, 2023 | Jul 29, 2023 |
Boat and bike Passau-Vienna, Swiss Crown, main deck, DE-DOSWSC-08H
Base price
Surcharge for guided Tour (bookable on 10.06., 08.07., 23.09.)
2-bed-cabin single use
Boat and bike Passau-Vienna, middle deck, DE-DOSWSC-08M
Base price
Surcharge for guided Tour (bookable on 10.06., 08.07., 23.09.)
2-bed-suite
Boat and bike Passau-Vienna - Swiss Crown, upper deck, DE-DOSWSC-08O
Base price
Surcharge for guided Tour (bookable on 10.06., 08.07., 23.09.)
2-bed-cabin single use
899.00
209.00
55%
1,079.00
209.00
100.00
1,279.00
209.00
55%
999.00
209.00
55%
1,179.00
209.00
100.00
1,379.00
209.00
55%
1,099.00
209.00
55%
1,279.00
209.00
100.00
1,479.00
209.00
55%
Filter
Electric bike
21-gear unisex
Electric bike
Electric bike
189.00
89.00
29.00
39.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & Extras

Services
  • 7 nights in outside cabins with private facilities and air conditioning
  • port charges
  • Program according to itinerary from/to Passau
  • Captains greeting and Welcome cocktail
  • Full board: rich breakfast, packed lunch (onboard lunch for non cyclists), afternoon coffee break, dinner (2/3 dishes to choose)
  • Gala-dinner with farewell cocktail
  • Farewell-Crew-Show
  • Daily live-music
  • Tour guide on board (does not cycle with the group)
  • Daily information meeting
  • Detailed travel documents per cabin, GPS tracks + cycling tour app / cabin

Not included services

  • Arrival and departure
  • Parking fees
  • Transfers
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • City maps
  • Bicycle hire
  • Ferry fees
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips, drinks and personal expenses
Extras

Embarkation: from 16:00 - 17:00 (earlier boarding of the ship is not possible due to the change of passengers). Checking in of luggage or private bikes is possible from 15:00 at the earliest.
Please do not arrive too early - the berth does not have a covered waiting area, seating or other infrastructure.

The berth can be changed at short notice by the port authorities.
If you cannot find your berth, please contact the cruise director on board (tel. no. in your travel documents).

 Arrival by car

If you arrive in Passau with your own car, we offer you a place in the Globus parking hall.
We will bring you with your luggage from the parking hall to the ship and back.

 Arrival by train

Destination train station: Passau Hbf.
The berth is about 3 km from the station. Cabs are available at the station.

Please allow sufficient time for your train journey, as delays are also possible here.
You should choose your connection so that you reach the port in time, at the latest 2 hours before departure. Please note that you are responsible for your own timely arrival at the port.

Arrvial by plane

From Munich airport it is best to take the bus to Freising train station (travel time approx. 30 min.) and then continue by train to Passau (approx. 2 h)

Important notes

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

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