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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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15 days / 14 nights
From 2.349€
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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 the ferry to reach the hilly landscape at the foothills of the Fruska Gora, characterized by orchards, vineyards and dreamy farming villages. Ilok, the easternmost town in Croatia, is famous for its wines, which are drunk even by the English royal family. A tourist train will take you to the old wine cellar (1450) where you can taste the region's most famous wines. Occasionally a Tamburizza group accompanies us through the evening (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 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.

  • 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 (breakfast buffet, lunch or packed lunch for bike tours, 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
  • 1x per cabin travel documents

Additional service when booking the "guided tour" option:

  • cycle guide
  • Ferry rides
  • Rental helmet (adults)
  • Sightseeing tour of Budapest and Belgrade by bus
  • City tour of Vienna by bike

Our services are communicated in German and English.


Basic price in € per person * main deck middle deck upper deck
2-Bett-Kabine Standard 2349 € - -
2-Bett-Kabine Standard - zur Alleinbenutzung 3640 € - -
2-Bett-Kabine Komfort - 2749 € -
2-Bett-Kabine Komfort - zur Alleinbenutzung - 4260 € -
2-Bett-Kabine Mini-Suite - 2849 € -
2-Bett-Kabine Superior - - 3099 €

Rental bikes

  • 21-speed unisex bike: 139,00 €
  • Electric bike: 289,00 €

Additional Services

  • Guided tour : 479,00 €
  • Own bike: 60,00 €
  • Own e-bike: 80,00 €
  • Collective transfer from/to Munich Airport to Passau/boat (flat rate for 8 people) one-time surcharge: 270,00 €
  • Collective transfer from/to Munich center to Passau/boat (flat rate for 8 people) one-time surcharge: 320,00 €
  • Rental bike insurance for touring bike (see tour detail page > notes): 18,00 €
  • Rental bike insurance e-bike (see tour detail page > notes): 50,00 €

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

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

Saturdays, May 04.05th, August 03.08rd, September 28.09.2024th, 04.05; the arrival date is May th. is already fully booked.

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Basic price in € per person * 2024 main deck middle deck upper deck
2 bed cabin standard From €2349 - -
2 bed cabin standard - for single use From €3640 - -
2 bed cabin comfort - From €2749 -
2 bed cabin comfort - for single use - From €4260 -
2 bed cabin mini suite - From €2849 -
2-berth cabin superior - - From €3099

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 about 75 € (no guarantee)
  • Garage space about 85 € (no guarantee)

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

General tip for traveling by car

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 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.


This trip is not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

The route mainly follows the Eurovelo 6. In Austria, Slovakia and Hungary you cycle on well-developed cycle paths on the level, in Croatia and Serbia you cycle along country roads with little traffic and unpaved dam 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.

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.

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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