Highlights of river Danube

Danube river | MS Fortuna

Danube Waltz

What an amazing cycling holiday you will have aboard our premiumships! Reside and dine in luxury during the evenings and during the day get an up close and personal view of the enchanting Danube River while cycling.

Cycle from the charming Bavarian "Three River City" of Passau straight into the heart of the once glorious Imperial and Royal Monarchy Austria/Hungary, discover four fascinating countries and look forward visiting Europe’s most charming capitals on one glorious cycling holiday. The flat Danube Cycle Path offers easy going riding and a treasure trove of scenery, history and culture, all with the adventure of your overnight stays aboard an exclusive river cruise ship.

Take time to explore Budapest’s imperial and art nouveau highlights, take a comprehensive tour through the coronation capital Bratislava with its baroque and gothic buildings and fountains and discover why Vienna is called the ‘Metropolis of Waltz’. After a great day of cycling and exploring relax onboard the MS Fortuna while listening to live music, or you could even head out to do more discovering on foot.

Germany
Hungary
Austria
Easy
  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self-guided Tour
  • Minimum number of participants: 50
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Itinerary

Boarding time at 4:30 p.m. Located at the meeting point of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers, Passau has numerous of interesting sites to visit. Use your free time and stroll through the cobblestoned old town centre, listen to the bells of Passau’s Gothic Town Hall or have a look at the world’s largest Catholic Church organ in the Passau Cathedral. At 6.00 p.m. we cast off!

Your first day’s cycling begins with a ride through the classic scenery of the ‘Great Loop’ Donauschlinge - one of the most beautiful sections of the Danube. Along the way you will encounter tiny villages and cozy cider taverns. In Austria’s only Trappist monastery at Engelhartszell you can taste their delicious liquors and cheese. The famous ‘Schlogener View’ provides a wonderful panorama of the surrounding Austrian countryside. The boat welcomes all cyclists back on board in the charming market town of Aschach

You pedal along the former ‘Iron Curtain’, cross the green line and reach the imposing Imperial Palace of Hof with its beautifully terraced gardens. Follow the bike path through Austria’s ‘vegetable garden’ to the coronation city of Bratislava and the slopes of the little Carpathians and discover the hidden alleyways and sights of Bratislava on an optional city tour.

The entrance to Budapest, Hungary’s capital is stunning. Savour the beauty of Budapest during a coach tour or a guided bike tour (optional) to discover many of the highlights of this handsome city. You can also choose to cycle to the charming town of Szentendre with its Mediterranean atmosphere and lively art scene. You will get a very close experience of Hungarian culture at an evening show with traditional music and dance (optional).

The wooded hills of Pilis, Visegrád and Börzsöny together with the meandering Danube create a wonderful landscape that has become a nature lover’s paradise. Situated in the middle of the Danube River the idyllic isle of Szentendre exudes silent Puszta romance. You cycle via the baroque village of Vác (influenced by the architects of Austria’s empress Maria Theresia) to the bishop town of Esztergom with its gorgeous basilica – Hungary’s largest Catholic Church.

Discover Vienna’s most beautiful attractions. During a city tour by bike or bus (optional) you will experience Vienna’s most famous examples of architecture: the imperial Hofburg, St. Stephens Cathedral, the gorgeous ‘Ring’-boulevard and the State Opera House, the Burgtheater and town hall and, of course, the colorful "Hundertwasserhaus". Take time to relax in one or more of Vienna’s famous cafés, while the evening ends impressively at a classical concert (optional) in one of Vienna‘s most famous palaces.

Your last biking day is a special highlight! A powerful ruin looms above the small Baroque town of Durnstein, while the blue spire of the monastery church is a landmark of the renowned Wachau. Amidst dreamy towns, apricot trees, vineyards and castles, this hilly landscape enchants everybody who visits ... you will be biking on cloud nine! In Weißenkirchen (possibility to do a wine-tasting – optional) you will find comfortable wine taverns along the bike path. After the Captain’s farewell dinner, lots of fun and entertainment can be experienced during the popular crew show.

As you cruise back up the Danube, enjoy the early morning sunshine as you wind your way to Passau, where you will disembark at about 10:00 am. Connecting travel should not be booked earlier than 11.00 am..

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 2022 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
24.04.2022 | 02.10.2022 | 09.10.2022 |
Season 2
01.05.2022 | 08.05.2022 | 15.05.2022 | 22.05.2022 | 29.05.2022 | 07.08.2022 | 14.08.2022 | 21.08.2022 | 28.08.2022 |
Season 3
05.06.2022 | 12.06.2022 | 19.06.2022 | 26.06.2022 | 03.07.2022 | 10.07.2022 | 17.07.2022 | 24.07.2022 | 31.07.2022 | 04.09.2022 | 11.09.2022 | 18.09.2022 | 25.09.2022 |
Boat & Bike Passau-Budapest - MS Fortuna - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBF-08I-H
Base price
799.00
899.00
949.00
surcharge 2-bed-cabin as single use 55% 55% 55%
Boat & Bike Passau-Budapest - MS Fortuna - middle deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBF-08I-M
Base price
999.00
1,099.00
1,149.00
surcharge 2-bed-cabin as single use 55% 55% 55%
Boat & Bike Passau-Budapest - MS Fortuna - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBF-08I-O
Base price
1,199.00
1,299.00
1,349.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin suite 280.00 280.00 280.00
Season 1
Apr 24, 2022 | Oct 2, 2022 | Oct 9, 2022 |
Season 2
May 1, 2022 | May 8, 2022 | May 15, 2022 | May 22, 2022 | May 29, 2022 | Aug 7, 2022 | Aug 14, 2022 | Aug 21, 2022 | Aug 28, 2022 |
Season 3
Jun 5, 2022 | Jun 12, 2022 | Jun 19, 2022 | Jun 26, 2022 | Jul 3, 2022 | Jul 10, 2022 | Jul 17, 2022 | Jul 24, 2022 | Jul 31, 2022 | Sep 4, 2022 | Sep 11, 2022 | Sep 18, 2022 | Sep 25, 2022 |
Boat & Bike Passau-Budapest - MS Fortuna - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBF-08I-H
Base price
surcharge 2-bed-cabin as single use
Boat & Bike Passau-Budapest - MS Fortuna - middle deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBF-08I-M
Base price
surcharge 2-bed-cabin as single use
Boat & Bike Passau-Budapest - MS Fortuna - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBF-08I-O
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin suite
799.00
55%
999.00
55%
1,199.00
280.00
899.00
55%
1,099.00
55%
1,299.00
280.00
949.00
55%
1,149.00
55%
1,349.00
280.00
Season 1
Apr 24, 2022 - Apr 24, 2022
Oct 2, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022
Oct 9, 2022 - Oct 9, 2022
Season 2
May 1, 2022 - May 1, 2022
May 8, 2022 - May 8, 2022
May 15, 2022 - May 15, 2022
May 22, 2022 - May 22, 2022
May 29, 2022 - May 29, 2022
Aug 7, 2022 - Aug 7, 2022
Aug 14, 2022 - Aug 14, 2022
Aug 21, 2022 - Aug 21, 2022
Aug 28, 2022 - Aug 28, 2022
Season 3
Jun 5, 2022 - Jun 5, 2022
Jun 12, 2022 - Jun 12, 2022
Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 19, 2022
Jun 26, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022
Jul 3, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022
Jul 10, 2022 - Jul 10, 2022
Jul 17, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022
Jul 24, 2022 - Jul 24, 2022
Jul 31, 2022 - Jul 31, 2022
Sep 4, 2022 - Sep 4, 2022
Sep 11, 2022 - Sep 11, 2022
Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 18, 2022
Sep 25, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022
Passau Main deck
extra nights double room
extra nights single room
Passau Main deck
extra nights double room
extra nights single room
Passau Main deck
extra nights double room
extra nights single room
Passau Main deck
extra nights double room
extra nights single room
Passau Upper deck
extra nights double room
extra nights single room
Passau Upper deck
extra nights double room
extra nights single room
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
57.00
82.00
Additional nights
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
Apr 24, 2022 | Oct 2, 2022 | Oct 9, 2022 |
Season 2
May 1, 2022 | May 8, 2022 | May 15, 2022 | May 22, 2022 | May 29, 2022 | Aug 7, 2022 | Aug 14, 2022 | Aug 21, 2022 | Aug 28, 2022 |
Season 3
Jun 5, 2022 | Jun 12, 2022 | Jun 19, 2022 | Jun 26, 2022 | Jul 3, 2022 | Jul 10, 2022 | Jul 17, 2022 | Jul 24, 2022 | Jul 31, 2022 | Sep 4, 2022 | Sep 11, 2022 | Sep 18, 2022 | Sep 25, 2022 |
Passau Main deck
extra nights double room 57.00 57.00 57.00
extra nights single room 82.00 82.00 82.00
Passau Main deck
extra nights double room 57.00 57.00 57.00
extra nights single room 82.00 82.00 82.00
Passau Main deck
extra nights double room 57.00 57.00 57.00
extra nights single room 82.00 82.00 82.00
Passau Main deck
extra nights double room 57.00 57.00 57.00
extra nights single room 82.00 82.00 82.00
Passau Upper deck
extra nights double room 57.00 57.00 57.00
extra nights single room 82.00 82.00 82.00
Passau Upper deck
extra nights double room 57.00 57.00 57.00
extra nights single room 82.00 82.00 82.00
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Unisex bicycles
Electric bike
80.00
180.00
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Surcharge bring your own bike (fee)
Surcharge bring your own e-bike (fee)
Guided Tour
25.00
35.00
255.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and extras

Services
  • 7 nights in outside cabins with private facilities (shower or bathtube ; bathtube only on MV Fortuna) and air conditioning
  •  harbor fees
  •  Programm according to itinerary from/to Passau
  •  Captains greeting and welcome cocktail
  • Daily cabin cleaning, towels and bed linen
  • Full board: rich breakfast, lunch on board (non-cyclists) or packed lunch (cyclists), afternoon coffee break, dinner (2/3 dishes to choose), late night snack
  • 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 roadbook per cabin

Services not included

  • Arrival and departure
  • Transfers
  • Rental bike
  • Entrance fee
  • City maps
  • Ferrys
  • Journey insurcance
  • Tip and drinks on board
 
Extras

Arrival by car and parking

Driveway to the dockings Passau Lindau / Racklau / Schalding:
Driveway is possible - parking is forbidden, stops only for un-/loading

Car parking Passau: attended parking lot € 71.-/ garage € 83.-
(incl. transfer to / from ship, payable locally; prebooking required)

In Passau we offer a guarded parking possibility with our Partner Globus Parkservice / Eichberger Reisen.
Parking for special vehicles (caravan, minibus, van) for additional charge. Prices incl. 2 transfers (parking-ship-parking). A transferbus will bring you directly to the ship. As buses cannot reach pier 1 or 2 you will get off at Römerplatz (pier 5) and have to walk the last meters (walking distance approx. 4-5 min.). Your luggage will be delivered seperately by minibus directly to the ship.

Further information will be given within your travel documents prior departure.

Arrival by train

Train station: Passau

Passau is connected with the regional and intercity trafficnet of the Deutschen Bahn (german train). Main train station is reachable - depending on the ship landing stage of the ship - between 2-6 km. You´ll find taxis at the Airport exit. No liability for any delays. Please be informed that seat reservations can only be done via Deutsche Bahn AG (f.i. via webpage >>www.bahn.de)  or in your travel agency.

Arrival by plane

Airport: Munich (MUC) / Vienna (VIE)

Driving Munich airport - Passau (via Freising): approx. 2 1/2 h (bus/taxi, train)

Recommended routing:
Munich - Freising
BUS Munich Airport - Freising train station (ca. € 3,30/person)
TAXI Munich Airport – Freising train station (ca. € 30,-/way)
Freising - Passau
TRAIN Freising – Passau / Bayernticket: 1st person € 26,- >> www.bahn.de
every next person € 6,- (up to person).; driving time approx. 2 h

collective shuttle Munich airport - Passau/ship: see tourprice list (reservation necessary)

Important notes

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

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