Passau - Budapest - Passau, MS Princess Catharina

Danube cycle path by bike & boat

By bike and boat along the river Danube – a really special experience, because your “floating hotel” - MS Princes Catharina - is accompanying you at all times!

The impressive Danube loop, the fascinating landscape of the Wachau region with its wine terraces, fortresses and palaces, the untouched forests of national park Donauauen and the picturesque Hungarian Danube bend contrast well with the pulsating cities like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

The broad river runs like a silver thread through Budapest and divides the city into hilly Buda and flat Pest. In Esztergom the imposing dome of the basilica greets you from afar. Bratislava, formerly known as Pressburg, the Slovakian capital city at the feet of the Carpathians is inviting for a large stroll through the bewitching old city. Do you want to flirt with Vienna, the city of Waltz? A large variety of places of interest, small, dreamy coffee shops and comfortable wine taverns are awaiting you.

  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Individual
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Itinerary

Boat ride: Passau – Engelhartszell
Individual arrival to Passau. Embarkation is between 4 p.m. and  5 p.m. In the evening, you cruise to Engelhartszell. Enjoy your evening aboard.

Cycling: Engelhartszell – Brandstatt | Boat: Brandstatt – Bratislava
You start today's cycle tour from Engelhartszell where there is the only Trappist monastery in Austria and you cycle along the romantic river landscape of the Danube loop, which is one of the most beautiful sections of the river. In charming Brandstatt, you can get back aboard the boat again. In the night, you cruise to Bratislava where you will arrive at about midday.

Boat: Bratislava – Budapest (at night)

Discover today the small lively capital of Slovakia. Tip: Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view from the Bratislava Castle and walk through the enchanting old town. Alternatively, explore the city during a guided bike tour (optional). At night boat trip from Bratislava to Budapest.

Cycling: Round trip Szentendre | Boat: Budapest – Visgrád (at night)
In the early morning, you can enjoy a panoramic view of the Danube's gorgeous landscape from the sun deck. The gateway to Budapest is overwhelming, as many of the famous tourist features are situated directly next to the river bank. Explore the city or cycle to  the charming town of Szentendre with Mediterranean atmosphere and lively art life. At the night, you cruise to Visegrád.

Bike: Visegrád – Esztergom | Boat: Esztergom – Vienna (at night)
Today there is a morning cruise through the picturesque, slightly hilly landscape of the Danube bend – also known as Hungarian Wachau – to Esztergom. Here you have two options: the longer route includes a detour to Szentendre Island and the baroque city Vác. The short route brings you directly to Esztergom where there is a precious basilica. In the night, you cruise to Vienna.

Boat:  Vienna-Nussdorf/Korneuburg – Wachau (at night)
Make sure you visit the best sights in Vienna like St. Stephens cathedral and the Hofburg. The gorgeous boulevard "Ringstraβe" with the Burgtheater, the State Opera House and the town hall all take you back to the past. At night you cruise to Rossatz or Dürnstein (Wachau).

Cycling: Wachau/Rossatz – Melk – Pöchlarn | Boat: Pöchlarn – Passau (at night)
Your last day's cycle tour 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. you will find comfy wine taverns right along the bike path. You owe it to yourself to take a break! You’ll board again in the small village Pöchlarn. After the farewell gala dinner, you start “sailing” back to Passau.

You arrive in Passau relaxed and rested around 10 a.m. Disembarkation around 10.30 a.m. Individual trip home.

Tour character

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

Map Bike and Boat Passau - Budapest - Passau

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau
  Season 1
15.04.2023 | 07.10.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
29.04.2023 | 23.09.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
10.06.2023 | 24.06.2023 | 08.07.2023 | 22.07.2023 | 05.08.2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBK-08I-O
Base price
1,099.00
1,199.00
1,299.00
Surcharge 1-bed cabin 300.00 300.00 300.00
Discount 3-bed-cabin -200.00 -200.00 -200.00
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBK-08I-H
Base price
899.00
999.00
1,099.00
Surcharge 1-bed cabin 300.00 300.00 300.00
Discount 2-bed-cabin front/back -100.00 -100.00 -100.00
Season 1
Apr 15, 2023 | Oct 7, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 2
Apr 29, 2023 | Sep 23, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Season 3
Jun 10, 2023 | Jun 24, 2023 | Jul 8, 2023 | Jul 22, 2023 | Aug 5, 2023 |
Arrival Saturday
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina - upper deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBK-08I-O
Base price
Surcharge 1-bed cabin
Discount 3-bed-cabin
Bike & boat Passau-Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina - main deck, 8 days, DE-DOSBK-08I-H
Base price
Surcharge 1-bed cabin
Discount 2-bed-cabin front/back
1,099.00
300.00
-200.00
899.00
300.00
-100.00
1,199.00
300.00
-200.00
999.00
300.00
-100.00
1,299.00
300.00
-200.00
1,099.00
300.00
-100.00
Filter
7-gear with back brake
7-gear with freewheel
Electric bike with freewheel
E-Bike with back brake
79.00
79.00
189.00
189.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services and infos

Services
  • Program as mentioned in the itinerary from/to Passau
  • 7 overnight stays in cabins with shower/toilet in the booked cabin category
  • Full board: 7 x breakfast buffet, 6 x small lunch or lunch package for your bike tours, 6 x coffee and cake in the afternoon, 7 x 3-course dinner
  • Welcome and farewell drink
  • Musicians on board
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Change of towels and bed linen if required
  • Port fees included
  • Daily bike tour briefings
  • Route book for self-guided tours (1 x per cabin)
  • GPS data is available
  • On board tour guidance
  • If bike rental: Rental bike insurance includedR
Infos

Arrival / Parking / Departure:

  • Passau main station is about 5 km from the pier
  • Parking space (fenced area) incl. transfer parking space – boat – parking space € 75,- per week
    Park garage incl. transfer park garage – boat – park garage € 87,- per week
    (Application form in your travel documents, pay on site)

Number of participants:

  • Minimum of 90 people

Please note:

  • Extra nights in Passau are possible on request!
  • To bring your own bike: On request only – due to lack of space on sundeck.
  • Routing/Program: Basically, the captain 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
  • P lease 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.

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