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Bike & boat: Passau - Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest - Passau with the MS Swiss Crown

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THURS 20 - MS Swiss Crown
8 days / 7 nights
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Cycle by bike + boat from the "Bavarian Venice" right into the heart of the once glamorous Austro-Hungarian Empire. Look forward to three of the most charming capitals in Europe: the waltz metropolis of Vienna, the coronation city of Bratislava and Budapest, the "Paris of the East" and enjoy unique Danube river landscapes and regional specialties. The bike tours lead through the wildly romantic Schlögener Donauschlinge, the picturesque Danube bend with the largest cathedral in Hungary and the legendary UNESCO World Heritage Site Wachau with its dreamy little towns, enchanted castles and palaces. Enjoy an exclusive atmosphere on board the two premium cruise ships – whether in the spacious, comfortable cabins or the stylish outdoor areas. Every minute of this eventful cycle tour promises a very special holiday experience

Other tour variants: MS Vivienne (Arrival every Sunday, from April 28.04th to October 06.10.24th, XNUMX)

View of the three rivers city of Passau

Bike and boat map of the premium ship MS FortunaUse the time until embarkation between 16:00 p.m. and 17:00 p.m. for a stroll through the city, marvel at the world's largest church organ in Passau Cathedral and enjoy Bavarian cosiness in the beer garden. Then it's time to cast off! The dream scenery of Passau's old town slowly disappears on the horizon.

Overnight place: Passau

The day is a real cycling pleasure! You cycle from Engelhartszell (Austria's only Trappist monastery) through the wild and romantic Danube loop, one of the most beautiful stretches of river with dreamy farming villages. Along the way, cozy cider taverns tempt you with all kinds of delicacies. In the idyllic shipping town of Aschach you go back on board and “sail” into the night.

Overnight place: Ashach

Along the former Iron Curtain, a narrow cycle path leads from the Devin fortress to the imposing Hof Palace with one of the most magnificent baroque gardens in Europe. A small piece of untouched nature follows and shortly afterwards you are in the vibrant metropolis of Bratislava. Our city tour (optional) leads to the castle hill, from where you can enjoy a unique panoramic view of the coronation city, and ends with a tour of the historic city center.

Overnight place: Bratislava

The entrance to Budapest is breathtakingly beautiful with a view of the most beautiful buildings in the city. During a city tour (optional) you will discover the Danube metropolis or take a detour to the enchanting artists' town of Szentendre. In the evening, a visit to the Jewish quarter is worthwhile.

Overnight place: Budapest

Steep mountain slopes frame the picturesque, gently rolling landscape of the "Hungarian Wachau". At the farmer's market in Vác you can stock up on typical specialties, history, folklore and Hungarian joie de vivre accompany you during your bike tour to Esztergom (Nibelungenlied/King Etzel's seat), where the mighty basilica (Hungary's largest church) rises high above the castle district into the sky protrudes.

Overnight place: Esztergom

On a bicycle saddle or by bus, Vienna's most famous sights are within reach during a city tour (optional). The magnificent Ringstrasse is reminiscent of times long past, time-honored coffee houses entice with Viennese pastries. The evening traditionally ends with a classical waltz and operetta concert in the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace (optional). Night boat trip to the Wachau.

Overnight place: Vienna/Wachau

Your last bike tour is the king's stage! The gently rolling landscape of the Wachau enchants with dreamy villages, historic castles and palaces surrounded by apricot trees and vineyards. In Spitz, cozy wine taverns lure you right next to the cycle path - you should really treat yourself to a break here (wine tasting optional)!

Overnight place: Dairy

Once again you can enjoy the first rays of sunshine on deck and the peaceful morning silence of the Danube valley. A last look at the Schlögener Schlinge before you - rich in impressions and experiences - reach Passau/surroundings. Disembarkation: around 11:00 am. Individual journey home. We recommend reserving connecting connections for the journey home no earlier than 12:00 p.m.

  • 7 nights in outside cabins with bath/toilet/air conditioning

  • Passenger/port taxes

  • Program according to the itinerary from/to Passau

  • Captain's reception with welcome cocktail

  • Full board: breakfast buffet, lunch or packed lunch (on cycling days), afternoon coffee and cake, dinner (2-3 menus to choose from), midnight snack

  • Gala dinner with farewell cocktail

  • On-board tour guide (does not cycle with the group)

  • Daily bike tour briefing

  • detailed travel documents, GPS data + bike travel app incl. voice navigation / cabin

Our services are communicated in German and English.




Price in € per person * main deck middle deck upper deck
2 bed cabin standard €1099 - -
2 bed cabin standard - for single use €1703 - -
2 bed cabin comfort - €1419 -
2 bed cabin mini suite - €1519 -
2-berth cabin superior - - €1619
Junior Suite - - €2510

Seasonal prices

From 01.06.2024/31.07.2024 to XNUMX

  • €100,00 surcharge in the main deck
  • €100,00 surcharge in middle deck
  • €100,00 surcharge in middle deck/upper deck
  • €100,00 surcharge in the upper deck

From 01.09.2024/30.09.2024 to XNUMX

  • €100,00 surcharge in the main deck
  • €100,00 surcharge in middle deck
  • €100,00 surcharge in middle deck/upper deck
  • €100,00 surcharge in the upper deck

Rental bikes

  • Touring bike - €89,00
  • E-bike - €189,00

Additional Services

  • Own bike - €29,00
  • Own e-bike - €39,00
  • Private transfer from/to Munich center - Passau/boat (total flat rate for up to 8 people) - €320,00
  • Private transfer from/to Munich Airport - Passau/boat (total flat rate for up to 8 people) - €270,00

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travel code
THURS 20 - MS Swiss Crown

Bike & boat: Passau - Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest - Passau with the MS Swiss Crown

8 days
Overnight stays
7 nights
Overnight stays
about 219 km

Blue Danube Waltz with the MS Swiss Crown

MS Swiss Crown: SATURDAYS, 18.05, 01.06, 31.08, 14.09.24

Price in € per person * 2024 main deck middle deck upper deck
2 bed cabin standard From €1099 - -
2 bed cabin standard - for single use From €1703 - -
2 bed cabin comfort - From €1419 -
2 bed cabin mini suite - From €1519 -
2-berth cabin superior - - From €1619
Junior Suite - - From €2510

Attention: This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

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Train: from/to Passau main station

Parking: Incl. shuttle service on the day of arrival and departure to/from the ship

  • Outdoor area €78 (without guarantee)
  • Garage space €92 (no guarantee)

(Registration form in the travel documents or online, payment on site)


The premium ship MS Swiss Crown
(Arrival SATURDAYS, 18.05, 01.06, 31.08, 14.09.24)

Stylish, elegant and timelessly beautiful - this is how the premium ship MS Swiss Crown presents itself when it gently glides along the river. You will immediately feel comfortable on board as soon as you enter the spacious foyer. Decorated in warm wood tones, the ship radiates a cosiness that is second to none. The simple elegance of the timelessly beautiful rooms, which are decorated with great attention to detail, will inspire you. Lean back, enjoy the serene, relaxed atmosphere, the fantastic view of breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes, sometimes from the bicycle saddle, sometimes from the inviting, partly covered sun deck and let the friendly, courteous crew spoil you. WIFI available on board (connection may vary)

3 passenger decks:
Standard: Main deck, separable double bed, windows CANNOT be opened
Comfort: Middle deck, separable double bed, panoramic window that can be opened
Higher: Upper deck, separable double bed, private balcony
Mini suite: Middle deck, 16m2, separable double bed, panoramic window that can be opened,


The 68 outside cabins are a spacious 14 m2 and impress with their elegant, comfortable interior. The cabins have a double bed (can be separated into 2 single beds), shower/toilet, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe, coffee machine, minibar and individually adjustable air conditioning.

deck plan 2 bed cabin standard, main deck 2-bed cabin Diamantdeck - French balcony 2 bed cabin comfort
Restaurant exterior view Outdoor Jacuzzi Spa Area
Lobby exterior view Panoramic bar - lounge Inside

Helmets are compulsory in Slovakia outside of the built-up area

We reserve the right to make changes to the schedule for meteorological and nautical reasons.

The Danube Cycle Path leads through consistently flat terrain with no significant inclines and is suitable for everyone. Don't feel like cycling? You can also reach your destination by ship without any effort.

Excursion program: Optional excursions (not included in the package tour price) can only be booked on board.

Own wheels

Dead weight when loading and unloading max. 23 kg (without battery - will be (dis)assembled on land). Batteries cannot be charged directly on the bike.

Rental bike disclaimer: If a traveler rents a rental bike, he is generally liable for damage and theft. When you book our rental bike liability waiver, we assume liability so that you do not have to bear any financial responsibility in the event of loss or damage to the rental bike (provided it is used and secured properly). The only exceptions to this are lost keys, batteries and chargers from e-bikes, as well as damage caused by intent or gross negligence.

Visitor's tax, city tax or cultural tax, which is not included in the travel price, is EUR 2,00 - 3,00 per person/night, payable locally.

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