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Bike & Boat: Passau - Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest - Belgrade - Iron Gates - Passau

Bike & boat: Passau-Vienna-Bratislava-Budapest - Belgrade - Iron Gates-Passau

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THURS 78
Duration
15 days / 14 nights
Price
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Join us on this eventful bike cruise through 6 countries and different cultures.

Discover the breathtaking natural spectacle of the "Iron Gate", one of the most spectacular valley gorges in Europe, the endless expanse of the Pannonian Plain, cycle through the Hungarian Danube Bend and the granaries of Croatia and Serbia, through idyllic wine villages and past imposing fortifications high above the throne river. Visit Belgrade, the "White City", be enchanted by Budapest, the "Paris of the East", marvel at the baroque aristocratic palaces in the picturesque old town of Bratislava and be enchanted by the unbelievable charm of the waltz metropolis Vienna.

In addition to scenic and cultural highlights, good food and a crew that anticipates your every wish are the guarantee of success for an unforgettable and unique cycling holiday experience.

Blick auf die Drei Flüsse Stadt Passau

Rad und Schiff Tourenkarte zum Eisernen Tor

A stroll through the Bavarian City of Three Rivers is a very special experience. Stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, visit the cathedral with the largest church organ in the world or enjoy hearty home cooking in one of the breweries. Immediately after embarkation between 16:00 p.m. and 17:00 p.m. it is time to cast off. Glide relaxed towards the setting sun and enjoy the breathtaking view of the idyllic river landscape of the upper Danube valley from the box seat on deck.

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

In the morning, a short bike ride along the former Iron Curtain from the Devin Fortress to the imposing Hof Palace with one of the most magnificent baroque gardens in Europe. A well-developed bike path will then take you to the pulsating metropolis of Bratislava, or you can relax and enjoy the boat trip to the Slovak capital from the sun deck. Our slow train city tour (optional) begins with a magnificent view of the coronation city from the castle enthroned above the city and ends with a tour of the beautifully restored old town.

Overnight place: Bratislava

The entrance to Budapest is breathtakingly beautiful with a view of the city's most famous buildings. During a city tour (optional) you will discover the Danube metropolis or take a detour to the enchanting artists' town of Szentendre (the route can be shortened by train). In the evening you can explore the Hungarian metropolis on your own or enjoy the view of the festively illuminated Parliament from the sun deck.

Overnight place: Budapest

From the baroque capital of fish soup, a tranquil place surrounded by the Gemenc flood forests, you cycle along the Danube embankment through sleepy river landscapes and along sunflower fields. At the end of today's stage, you take the ferry to the town of Mohacs, Hungary's southernmost Danube gate, famous for two memorable battles with the Turks.

Overnight place: Mohacs

Explore the fun-loving Serbian metropolis at the confluence of the Sava and Danube by bike or bus, take a journey through time from the past to the present and learn a lot about the rise and fall of Yugoslavia (optional). In the evening, Belgrade is bathed in a sea of ​​lights. Visit the well-known artists' quarter "Skadarlija", where local specialties are served in the countless taverns accompanied by spirited folk music.

Overnight place: Belgrade

Stunning fjord landscape in the middle of the Danube: the river cuts through the Romanian Carpathians and the mighty foothills of the Balkan Mountains. Experience a magnificent natural spectacle up close from the deck. Steep gorges, dark forests and monuments on the banks and defiant castles and monasteries that are reflected in the blue ribbon of the river: this natural wonder really gives you goosebumps!

Overnight place: Novi Sad

The impressive Petrovaradin Fortress towers high above the provincial capital of Vojvodina. You cycle upstream along the flat banks of the Danube and take a ferry to the hilly landscape at the foot of the Fruska Gora, characterized by orchards, vineyards and sleepy farming villages. Ilok, the easternmost town in Croatia, is famous for its wines, which are even drunk by the English royal family. You visit the 400-year-old wine cellar of a local winemaker, taste famous wines from the region and learn a lot about the Croatian wine-growing tradition (optional).

You are in the border triangle and cycle through the endless expanse of the Batschka (the region of the Danube Swabians). Small, dreamy farming villages, bright yellow rapeseed fields and endless agricultural areas line your way from Croatia via Serbia to Hungary. Farmers wave happily from their fields, a horse-drawn carriage crosses again and again. The alternative route leads through the untouched nature of the Dunav-Drava-Nemzeti National Park. Numerous white storks nest on the roofs of the farmhouses, and a museum has even been set up for them. On your way to Mohacs, Hungary, you will pass the National Memorial, which commemorates the great battle of 1526.

Overnight place: Mohacs

Kalocsa is the capital of paprika. Colorful houses with colorful flower patterns and the cathedral, which rises into the sky like a rock, characterize the cityscape. In the paprika museum you will learn everything about Hungary's favorite spice. You cycle on the well-developed Dammradweg along the endless expanses of the Puszta and corn fields and orchards stretching to the horizon. On your way to Solt, the birthplace of the famous conductor Sir George Solti, white sandbanks along the banks of the Danube invite you to take a dip in the cool water. A visit to an equestrian center with a horseman's demonstration of the famous Csikos, a farm museum and traditional handicraft businesses is the crowning glory of an eventful day (optional).

Overnight place: solt

Steep mountain slopes frame the picturesque, gently rolling landscape of the "Hungarian Wachau". In the middle of the Danube, the idyllic island of Szentendre exudes real Puszta romance. During your bike tour on idyllic bike paths, through picturesque farming villages, you will experience Hungarian joie de vivre up close. The dome of the imposing Basilica of Esztergom, which towers high above the Danube, can be seen from afar. The largest church in Hungary is particularly worth seeing with its Tuscan-style high altar and red marble walls.

Overnight place: Esztergom

After an eventful day of cycling, you deserve some relaxation. Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Donauauen National Park from the sun deck and the impressive skyline as you enter Vienna. Cycle to the Danube Island - the Viennese's favorite recreation area, take a bike trip to the nearby Klosterneuburg Abbey or hike through the idyllic vineyards on the Kahlenberg (wonderful view of the Danube metropolis). The evening traditionally ends with a classical waltz and operetta concert in the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace (optional).

Overnight place: Vienna

Discover Vienna: during a city tour from the saddle of a bicycle or individually with the HOP ON HOP OFF bus (optional). You cycle through the historic city center at a relaxed pace, the sights are within reach. The magnificent Ringstrasse is reminiscent of times long past, time-honored coffee houses entice with Viennese pastries. There is enough time to stroll through the dreamy little streets or the Naschmarkt, a spectacle for the eyes, ears and nose. Conclude your stay in Vienna in the traditional way with a visit to one of the traditional wine taverns.

Overnight place: Vienna

Your last bike tour is the crowning glory! The gently rolling hills of the Wachau enchant you with dreamy villages, historic castles and palaces surrounded by apricot trees and vineyard terraces. In Spitz, cozy wine taverns beckon right next to the bike path - you should really treat yourself to a break here (wine tasting optional). The impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk, one of the most beautiful baroque ensembles in Europe, awaits you at your destination.

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.

  • 14 nights in outside cabins with shower / toilet / air conditioning in booked deck & cabin category
  • All passenger & port fees
  • Program according to the course from / to Passau
  • Captain's reception with welcome cocktail
  • Full board (starts with dinner and ends with breakfast): breakfast buffet, lunch or packed lunch for bike tours, 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)
  • ship musician
  • daily bike tour briefing
  • detailed travel documents; cycling app with voice navigation
  • Advance information by email

Additional service when booking the “guided tour” option (minimum participants 10 people, maximum 18 participants)

  • Cycling tour guide throughout the entire tour
  • all ferry crossings during the cycling tours
  • Bicycle rental helmet (for adults)
  • Budapest city tour by bus
  • Belgrade city tour by bus
  • City tour of Vienna by bike

Our services are communicated in German and English.

 

Saving tip: 3% early bird discount for tours in 2025 until the end of February 2025
  • The discount is automatically deducted during the booking process.
Further information

Basic price in € per person

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2 bed cabin standard 2 bed cabin
03.05.2025 - 27.09.2025 2.449,00 €
2 bed cabin comfort 2 bed cabin
03.05.2025 - 27.09.2025 2.849,00 €
2 bed cabin mini suite 2 bed cabin
03.05.2025 - 27.09.2025 2.949,00 €
2-berth cabin superior 2 bed cabin
03.05.2025 - 27.09.2025 3.199,00 €
2 bed cabin standard - for single use 2-bed cabin for single use
03.05.2025 - 27.09.2025 3.796,00 €

Rental bikes

  • 24-speed unisex touring bike with freewheel: 139,00 €
  • Electric bike: 349,00 €

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Note: All prices are per person.

Passau****

Double room including breakfast: €81,00
Single room including breakfast: €119,00

 

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Reisecode
DON 78

Bike & Boat: Passau - Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest - Belgrade - Iron Gates - Passau

Duration
15 days
Overnight stays
14 nights
Overnight stays
about 345 - 390 km

Anreise Samstags; 03.05., 28.06., 09.08. und 27.09.2025

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Basic price in € per person * 2025 2 bed cabin 2-bed cabin for single use
2 bed cabin standard From €2449 -
2 bed cabin comfort From €2849 -
2 bed cabin mini suite From €2949 -
2-berth cabin superior From €3199 -
2 bed cabin standard - for single use - From €3796

3% early bird discount for tours in 2025 until the end of February

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

Train: from/to Passau main station

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

  • Outdoor area 121 €
  • Garage space 137 €

(Information without guarantee; further information on reservation with booking confirmation and in the travel documents, payment on site)

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You can easily find a large overview of parking spaces on the external website www.parkopedia.de . view

The premium ship MS Swiss Crown

Stylish, elegant and timelessly beautiful - this is how the premium ship MS Swiss Crown presents itself as it glides gently along the river. You will immediately feel at home on board as soon as you enter the spacious foyer. Designed in warm wood tones, the ship exudes a comfort that is second to none. The simple elegance of the timelessly beautiful rooms, which are decorated with great attention to detail, will inspire you. Sit back, enjoy the cheerful, relaxed atmosphere, the fantastic view of breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes, sometimes from the bicycle saddle, sometimes from the inviting, partially covered sun deck with whirlpool and let yourself be pampered by the friendly, courteous crew. WIFI available on board (connection may vary)

3 passenger decks:
Standard: Main deck, windows NOT opening
Comfort: Middle deck, panoramic window that can be opened
Higher: Upper deck, private balcony
Mini suite: Middle deck, 16m², panoramic window to open

Staterooms:

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.

 

The Minimum number of participants of 90 guests must be reached at least 4 weeks before the start of the trip. The guided tour requires a minimum of 10 guests; a maximum of 18 guests.

This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

The route mainly follows the Eurovelo 6. In Austria, Slovakia and Hungary you will cycle on well-developed cycle paths on the flat, while in Croatia and Serbia you will cycle along quiet country roads and unpaved embankment cycle paths. One of your stages is hilly.

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.

Among us:

River boats are limited in size (length, height, width) (bridge passages, locks) and therefore cannot be compared to ocean-going ships. The cabins offer less space than hotel rooms, but are also comfortably equipped. A river boat is on the one hand a "holiday hotel", but on the other hand it is also a working tool that moves using motor power and must be operated constantly (including at night, sometimes with lock and bridge passages and the resulting extension and retraction of the superstructure). Unfortunately, disruptions during lock passages cannot be avoided. During layovers, visibility can be impaired by other ships or harbor walls. In the event of extreme high or low water, the shipping company reserves the right to change or cancel the trip. In these cases,
In these cases, there is no legal entitlement to compensation. The same applies to lock and bridge repairs ordered by the authorities or to engine or drive damage to the ship that is not the ship's fault.

General information

Not included in the price: Cultural development tax, bed tax, arrival and departure, transfers, excursions, entrance and sightseeing fees, city maps, ferry fees, insurance, tips and personal expenses.
This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility. Maps presented are for illustrative purposes only and do not reflect geographical reality.

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