Tour to the Iron Gate on MS Primadonna - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    12 days / 11 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    430-460 km / 267-286 mi
  • Distance per day:
    24-58 km / 15-36 mi
  • Altitude profil:
    mostly flat, 1 day slightly hilly
  • Route:
    paved and segregated bike paths, quiet country roads and unpaved dam bike paths

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 evenings we serve four-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Tour to the Iron Gate - MS Primadonna

Round trip through 6 countries - 12 days from 1399 €

The Tour

Das Eiserne Tor mit MS Primadonna

This tour on the MS Primadonna will lead you through 6 countries to the Iron Gate. Furthermore, you’ll see several capitals, national parks, famous buildings, widely different languages, songs, dishes and wines - you certainly won’t be bored! Enjoy your stay on the second largest river cruise ship and the only catamaran cruiser, the MS Primadonna. "Tour to the Iron Gate aboard MS Primadonna" is a truly blissful journey, thanks to the beautiful landscape, easy cycle paths and stunning nature and excellent food on board.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Primadonna.

Tour to the Iron Gate on MS Primadonna

Day 1 Arrival in Passau, sail by night
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4:30 pm, departure at 7 pm.

Day 2 Wachau, approx. 45 km/28 mi, sail by night
Today you will cycle through the famous Wachau area and see the magnificent Abbey Melk. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Bratislava.

Day 3 Bratislava- Šamorín, 48 km/30 mi, sail by night
Explore Slovakia’s capital under your own steam or book one of the guided tours offered aboard your ship. You will cycle to the Danubiana Meulensteen island with its art museum and sculpture garden.

Day 4  Kalocsa - Baja, approx. 58 km/36 mi
The ship will take you to Kalocsa, highlights of this stage include Bishop's Palace and the Cathedral. Cycling tour along the car-free Europe bike path through the Puszta.

Day 5 Round trip Belgrade, 45 km/28 mi, sail by night
The morning starts with a two-and-a-half hours city tour. In the afternoon you will cycle on the Save cycle path.

Day 6 Kladovo & National Park Iron Gate, 28 km/17 mi
Visit to Fetislam Fortress and bike ride to wine tasting. You’ll get to marvel at the Danube Gorge of the Iron Gate along the border between Serbia and Romania.

Day 7 Round trip Silver Lake, approx. 41 km/25 mi
After visiting the largest fortress in Serbia, today's bike tour leads to the Serbian Silver Lake, formed from a former Danube tributary.

Day 8 Round trip Novi Sad, approx. 34 km/21 mi
Guided city tour with Peterwardein fortress in Novi Sad, Vojvodina’s capital, and cycling tour along the Danube cycle path with a drink in a typical Čarda.

Day 9 Round trip Mohács, 48 km/30 mi
You’ll be cycling through the Duna-Dráva National Park in Hungary via the Stork Museum to the Sátorhely Battle Monument. In Mohács, urban bustle and premium wines await.

Day 10 Budapest or Szentendre, 24-58 km/15-36 mi
There are several optional packets available to book, or why not go ahead and explore the hungarian capital under your own steam. Alternatively you can cycle to the lively artist’s town of Szentendre.

Day 11 Esztergom - Komárno, 56 km/35 mi, sail by night
After visiting the cathedral you cycle along the Danube on the Slovak side. Again and again there are beautiful sandy beaches and swimming opportunities.

Day 12 Vienna and departure
Around 9:30 am we will be arriving in Vienna where this "Tour to the Iron Gate aboard MS Primadonna" concludes. Return transfer to Passau or travel extension in Vienna.

Tour to the Iron Gate on MS Primadonna - Belgrade
Tour to the Iron Gate on MS Primadonna - Budapest
Tour to the Iron Gate on MS Primadonna - Vienna
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Primadonna.

Included in "Tour to the Iron Gate - MS Primadonna":

  • 11 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 11 x breakfast
  • 10 x packed lunches or three-course meals aboard
  • 11 x dinner, four-course meals
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • daily midnight snack
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • wine tasting Kladovo
  • entrance fee Golubac Fortress
  • 2 x hydrojet massage/cabin
  • return transfer Vienna-Passau
  • english speaking on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • transfer there/back to the landing stage
  • optional tour package
  • optional rental bike
  • optional parking space


  • outside cabins on the main deck, approx. 11,5 sqm/124 sq ft (aft ECO 9,5 sqm/102 sq ft), window can’t be opened
  • outside cabins on the upper and promenade deck, approx. 16,5 sqm/178 sq ft, with balcony, desk and sofa or 2 armchairs
  • Multiple bed occupancy:
    Main deck: (except aft) up to max. 4 pers., bunk beds/folding upper beds.
    Upper deck: occupancy up to max. 3 pers. (90 cm x 2 m single bed)

Tour package:

  • City tour Belgrade & Budapest
  • City tour Bratislava & Novi Sad
  • Guided tour Kalocsa Cathedral & Bishop's Palace
  • Entrance fee Monostori Fortress (min. 20 persons)

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2024:

  • Arrival on Friday


All prices are per person in a double bed cabin.

2-bed cabin aft (ECO)
bunk bed
1399 €  
2-bed cabin
bed + sofa bed
1739 €  
2-bed cabin 2689 €2839 €
main deck cabin ECO
single occupancy
+ 25 %
other main deck cabins
single occupancy
+ 50 %
upper deck-/promenade
single occupancy
+ 75 %
main deck cabin reduction
3rd and 4th person
-5,9 y 100% / -11,9 y 75 %
from 12 y 50 %
upper deck cabin reduction
3rd person
-5,9 y 100% / -11,9 y 75 %
from 12 y 50 %
Reduction 2 children in
separate adjacent cabin
-25 %
rental bike90 €
e-bike190 €
private bikeswithout surcharge
excursion package155 €
parking65 €
extra night Vienna 2-bed room
/overnight p.p.
90 €
extra night Vienna single room
/overnight p.p.
140 €
  • Additional costs: ferry trips, approx. 5 €
  • Please book additional services such as excursion package at the same time. Some excursions can be booked later on board depending on availability.
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The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "Tour to the Iron Gate - MS Primadonna":

  • Parking in Passau:
    fenced-in outdoor area, unguarded
    includes transfers, departure approx. 4.30 pm

  • Arrival in Passau via train:
    From the railway station to the berth Passau-Lindau it is about 4 kilometers. Transfer included, departure approx. 5.00 pm
    Alternatively by bus no.1 or 3, departure at the bus station (ZOB).
    Price per person approx. 3 €
    Price per taxi approx. 15 €

  • 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. 40 €
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: approx. 100 - 150 €

Return transfer:

  • by bus or train
  • bikes will be transported to Passau by bus regardless of the chosen method of return transfer. Transfer at the parking lot in Passau.
  • in case of extension in Vienna: return transfer by train, bikes will be transported by bus to Passau on the original day of departure. Handover at the parking lot after your arrival in Passau.

Personal bikes:
You can always take your own bike with you. Please note, however, that your bike will be loaded twice a day with many others on and off the ship and damage can not be ruled out. A liability for this can not be assumed. We advise you to book one of the good rental bikes.

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.
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