Boat & bike on Danube river - Swiss Crown - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Passau
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    221 km / 136 mi
  • Distance per day:
    39-54 km / 24-34 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • Profile:
    predominantly paved cycle paths separate from main roads, as well as quiet side streets

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the afternoon coffee and cake, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches, otherwise there is a small lunch.

Boat & bike on Danube river

MS Swiss Crown - Passau-Budapest from EUR 1099

The Tour

Boat & bike on Danube river

The tour “Boat & bike on Danube river” is a very laid-back river cruise, that can be actively enhanced by optional bike tours along the way. A lot of time is set aside for the exploration of three European capitals: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. By bike you will be discovering the perhaps most beautiful stretches along the river Danube: the Danube valley, the Wachau region, the Danube wetlands at Devin and the Danube’s knee. Aboard the ship you can book several optional guided tours or excursions. This tour is perfectly suited for both seasoned cyclists and new enthusiasts. Couples or groups are free to organise their days to suit their needs and interests.
Find information about the new cruise ship MS Swiss Crown here.

Boat & bike on Danube river
 

Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4:00 pm, departure to Engelhartszell at 6 pm.

Day 2 Engelhartszell-Aschach, 42 km/26 mi, boat trip
You will be cycling through the romantic Danube valley, where the Schlögener Schlinge distinctly stands out. Afterwards, the boat will take you to Devin, where you will arrive at around lunchtime on the following day.

Day 3 Devin-Bratislava, approx. 43 km/27 mi, boat trip
Today’s bike tour features a lot of natural beauty and sights well worth visiting, such as Hof Castle. Or you can choose to explore the Slovakian capital instead. Throughout the night, the boat will take you to Budapest.

Day 4 Szentendre, approx. 54 km/34 mi, boat trip
Today, you can cycle to the lively artist’s town of Szentendre. Or, why not explore the hungarian capital. This will be followed by an overnight boat trip to Szentendre.

Day 5 Szentendre-Esztergom, 43 km/27 mi, boat trip
Today you can choose between different routes. They will take you through famous landmarks such as the Danube’s knee or the King’s palace and basilica. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Vienna.

Day 6 Vienna, overnight boat trip to Wachau
Vienna is perfectly suited to be discovered on a bike - but obviously, other options are also available. Followed by an overnight boat trip to the Wachau region.

Day 7 Wachau - Melk, approx. 39 km/24 mi, boat trip
The charming wine villages of the Wachau region and the magnificint Melk monastery are all stops along today’s tour. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Passau.

Day 8 Passau and departure
Around 11:00 am we will be arriving in Passau where this tour "Boat & bike on Danube river" concludes.

Boat & bike on Danube river - Vienna
 
 
Info/booking
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Info/booking

Here are the details on MS Swiss Crown.

Included in "Boat & bike on Danube river":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 6 x packed lunches or small lunch aboard
  • 7 x dinner, three-course meals
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • daily midnight snack
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • captain’s reception
  • farewell gala dinner
  • onboard musicians
  • english speaking on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • optional rental bike
  • optional event tickets and guided tours, bookable aboard

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 14 square metres (151 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • movable ground-level beds
  • individually adjustable air-conditioning
  • windows on middle deck can be opened
  • upper deck cabins with balcony

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2023:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    20.05. + 03.06. + 02.09. + 16.09.
  • Minimum number of participants: 90. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 4 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

deck:mainmiddleupper
may:   
2-bed standardEUR 1099  
2-bed comfort EUR 1399 
2-bed mini-suite EUR 1499 
2-bed superior  EUR 1599
june/september:   
2-bed standardEUR 1199  
2-bed comfort EUR 1499 
2-bed mini-suite EUR 1599 
2-bed superior  EUR 1699
    
2-bed standard cabin
single occupancy
+55 %  
child 0-2,9 years100 %
child 3-11,9 years
in a standard cabin
with 1 adult
-10 %  
child 3-11,9 years
in a standard cabin
with 2 adults
-30 %  
  
rental bikeEUR 90
e-bikeEUR 190
private bikeEUR 30
private e-bikeEUR 40

The booking process

The Tour
Info/arrival

Info/arrival

Arrival to "Boat & bike on Danube river":

  • Parking in Passau:
    - 75 EUR, fenced-in outdoor area, includes transfers
    - 87 EUR, roofed car park, includes transfers
    Information on how to register for parking is included in your travel documents.
  • Arrival in Passau via train:
    The railway station is about 15 minutes from the quay on foot.

  • Arrival in Munich via train:
    Transfer Munich Main St.-Passau one way (1-8 persons): 240 EUR

  • Arrival at Munich airport:
    Distance to Passau approx. 160 km, excellent train connections, journey takes approx. 2.5 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. 25 EUR
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: 200-250 EUR
    Transfer Munch-Passau one way (1-8 persons): 260 EUR

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
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