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Passau - Vienna - Passau, MS Arlene II

Along the Danube with bike and barge.

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 dis-cover the breathtaking natural wonder of the “Great Loop” (a swift 180º turn!) and immerse yourself in legendary Wachau with its vine-yard 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 Cathedraland 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.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • self guided
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Itinerary

The Episcopal city close to the Bavarian/Austrian bor-der is also known as the "City of three Rivers." Board-ing 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." Down-stream, the way leads you to pretty villages amid natu-ral 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 thepossibility 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. "Kahlen-bergerdorf" 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, mon-asteries and ruins, this gentle hilly landscape enchants everybody. A powerful ruin looms above the small Ba-roque 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. For the last time on this holidays, you can enjoy the first sunbeams on deck again in the morning and the peaceful silence of the Danube Valley. Take a last look at the Schlögener Schlinge ("Great Loop") before you arrive nice and relaxed in Passau. Arrival is about 10 am. Please disembark within 30 minutes of arrival. We recommend to arrange onward travel from noon onwards.

Tour character

The well-built Danube cycle path is flat, or slightly downhill and is therefore perfect for beginners or for families with children. 

Prices and events

All data for 2020 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
10.05.2020 | 13.09.2020 |
Monday
Season 2
24.05.2020 | 07.06.2020 | 21.06.2020 | 05.07.2020 | 19.07.2020 | 02.08.2020 | 16.08.2020 | 30.08.2020 |
Monday
Bike & boat Passau-Vienna - MS Arlene II - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSWA-08I-H
Base price
869.00
909.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50%
Bike & boat Passau-Vienna - MS Arlene II - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSWA-08I-O
Base price
1,019.00
1,059.00
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use 50% 50%
Extra charge 2-bed-cabin suite 220.00 220.00
Discount astern cabin -110.00 -110.00
1-bed-cabin 300.00 300.00
Season 1
10.05.2020 | 13.09.2020 |
Monday
Season 2
24.05.2020 | 07.06.2020 | 21.06.2020 | 05.07.2020 | 19.07.2020 | 02.08.2020 | 16.08.2020 | 30.08.2020 |
Monday
Bike & boat Passau-Vienna - MS Arlene II - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSWA-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Bike & boat Passau-Vienna - MS Arlene II - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSWA-08I-O
Base price
Surcharge 2-bed-cabin single use
Extra charge 2-bed-cabin suite
Discount astern cabin
1-bed-cabin
869.00
50%
1,019.00
50%
220.00
-110.00
300.00
909.00
50%
1,059.00
50%
220.00
-110.00
300.00
Filter
Rental bike 7-gear with pedal break
Rental bike 7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike
75.00
75.00
165.00

Services and infos

Services

Included:

  • 7 nights stay in outside cabins with shower/WC and air conditioning
  • Programme according to itinerary from/to Passau
  • Welcome and farewell drink
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • Changing of towels and bed cloths if desired
  • Full meals: breakfast, light lunch on board (non cyclists) or packed lunch for cyclists, afternoon coffee break, dinner
  • Daily live music
  • Daily informational meeting
  • Information pack with route book (one per cabin)
  • Tour guide on board (does not cycle with group)
  • GPS data available
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Passau main station: about 5 km from the pier
  • Parking space (fenced area) incl. transfer parking space – boat – parking space € 68 per week
  • Parking garage incl. transfer park garage – boat – park garage €79 per week (Application form in your travel documents, pay there)

Number of participants:

  • Minimum of 50 people until 21 days before arrival

Notes:

  • Extra nights in Passau are possible on request!

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