The famous Stiftskirche tower in Durnstein, Austria. Photo via Flickr:Andrij Bulba

Blue tower of the Stiftskirche greets everyone in the Wachau Valley, Austria. Photo via Flickr:jay8085
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Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna

Austria, Germany, Slovakia Bike + Barge Tours

A bike and boat three country tour including Bratislava

  • Cycle along the German/Austrian border on this bike and boat tour that takes you through three countries, Germany, Slovakia, and Bratislava. Gently downhill, mostly supported by a tailwind, you experience the impressive river as it meanders in the "Great Loop" and enjoying the gorgeous landscape of the legendary Wachau with its castles and fortresses.

    In Vienna, a beautiful city rich in architecture and history, you will enjoy exploring the metropolis during a wonderful sightseeing tour by bike. In many ways it is a city that is hard to describe – you really do have to see and feel it for yourself! Once you have finished sightseeing on your bicycle you can relax in any one of the many cozy cafés or in a typical Viennese wine tavern.

    After a great day of cycling and exploring, relax onboard the MS Theodor Körner while listening to live music.

    New in 2019! Hiking package.


    • Passau, the Three River City
    • The Great Loop
    • Bratislava
    • Wachau-World Cultural Heritage site
    • Vienna- city of music and culture

    Want to check out more bike and barge tours in Germany?

    This tour is also offered as a guided tour called the Comfort Relax Guided Tour. Also, a full list of Danube Bike Tours is here.

  • Season 1 (S1): May / August
    Season 2 (S2): June / July / September

    Price per person




    S1: ECO* cabin 

      £ 649 $ 1,113 813 NOK 7791 kr 7192 $ 935

      £ 729 $ 1,250 913 NOK 8750 kr 8077 $ 1,050


    S1: 2-bed cabin

      £ 710 $ 1,217 889 NOK 8520 kr 7864 $ 1,022

      £ 806 $ 1,381 1009 NOK 9670 kr 8926 $ 1,160

      £ 830 $ 1,422 1039 NOK 9957 kr 9191 $ 1,195

    S1: Junior Suite


      £ 934 $ 1,600 1169 NOK 11203 kr 10341 $ 1,344

      £ 934 $ 1,600 1169 NOK 11203 kr 10341 $ 1,344

    S2: ECO* cabin 

      £ 689 $ 1,181 863 NOK 8270 kr 7634 $ 992

      £ 769 $ 1,318 963 NOK 9229 kr 8519 $ 1,107


    S2: 2-bed cabin

      £ 750 $ 1,286 939 NOK 8999 kr 8307 $ 1,080

      £ 846 $ 1,450 1059 NOK 10149 kr 9368 $ 1,218

      £ 870 $ 1,491 1089 NOK 10436 kr 9633 $ 1,252

    S2: Junior Suite


      £ 974 $ 1,669 1219 NOK 11682 kr 10783 $ 1,402

      £ 974 $ 1,669 1219 NOK 11682 kr 10783 $ 1,402

    *ECO cabins are bunk bed cabins

    SINGLE CABIN PRICING: MainUpperPromenade
    S1: 2-bed cabin ECO* single use £ 936 $ 1,605 1172 NOK 11232 kr 10368 $ 1,348 £ 1056 $ 1,810 1322 NOK 12669 kr 11695 $ 1,520 ---
    S1: 2-bed cabin single use £ 1027 $ 1,761 1286 NOK 12324 kr 11376 $ 1,479 £ 1171 $ 2,007 1466 NOK 14049 kr 12968 $ 1,686 £ 1207 $ 2,069 1511 NOK 14480 kr 13367 $ 1,738
    S2: 2-bed cabin ECO* single use £ 996 $ 1,707 1247 NOK 11950 kr 11031 $ 1,434 £ 1116 $ 1,913 1397 NOK 13388 kr 12358 $ 1,607 ---
    S2: 2-bed cabin single use £ 1087 $ 1,863 1361 NOK 13043 kr 12040 $ 1,565 £ 1231 $ 2,110 1541 NOK 14768 kr 13632 $ 1,772 £ 1267 $ 2,171 1586 NOK 15199 kr 14030 $ 1,824


    Children 0-2 years old: Free (baby cot provided)

    Children's discounts available ages 3-12 years. Please ask

    Discount third person in Triple Cabin. Please ask

    Discount, no bike rental: £ 59 $ 101 74 NOK 709 kr 655 $ 85

    Discount, no bike rental using own bike: £ 47 $ 81 59 NOK 565 kr 522 $ 68


    extra options

    E bike rental:   £ 75 $ 129 94 NOK 901 kr 832 $ 108

    Guided Comfort Relax:  £ 188 $ 322 235 NOK 2252 kr 2079 $ 270

    Hiking Package: £ 199 $ 341 249 NOK 2386 kr 2203 $ 286

    Transfer Munich to Passau, one way: £ 63 $ 108 79 NOK 757 kr 699 $ 91

    Transfer Munch to Passau, round trip: £ 103 $ 177 129 NOK 1236 kr 1141 $ 148

    Helmet purchase (payable on board).

    Extra nights:

    Passau 3 * hotel: £ 46 $ 79 58 NOK 556 kr 513 $ 67

    Single supplement: £ 20 $ 34 25 NOK 240 kr 221 $ 29

    Passau 4 * hotel: TBA

    Single supplement: TBA

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

    Information to read before you book.

    We recommend purchasing bike trip insurance.

    Please see our FAQ.

  • Travel

    Fly to Munich or Salzburg.

    Local Travel

    From either the Munich or Salzburg airports, you can take a train to Passau. From Munich airport, the train ride is approximately 2.5 hours. You can also book transfer from Munich Airport to Passau (see pricing options). From Salzburg Airport, the ride is approximately 3.5 to 4 hours.


    Check local weather prior to departure. Average high/low temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit: April, 57°/41°; May, 67°/49°; June, 72°/55°; July, 77°/59°; August, 77°/59°; September, 69°/53°; and October, 57°/43°


    This tour is also offered as a guided tour as part of the comfort relax package.

Tour Dates

Departures every Saturday from May 11 to September 21, 2019 - Except June 15, 22, August 3, 10, & 31, 2019.

*Comfort Relax Guided dates: May 11, June 8, July 6, 27, August 24, and September 21, 2019 .
*Maximum of 22 persons with guided group.  Other dates can be requested with minimum of 8 participants.

**Hiking package dates: May 18, July 20, and September 14, 2019.
**Maximum of 16, minimum of 8 persons with hiking group.  Other dates can be requested with minimum of 8 particpants. 

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations aboard the comfort plus boat, the Theodor Korner

What’s Included

  • 7 nights on board including towels and linen
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Full meals (breakfast, on board lunch for non cyclists/bag lunch for cyclists, & dinner - choice of two or three dinner entrees each evening)
  • Afternoon coffee break or snack
  • Late night snack (2019 only)
  • Daily cabin cleaning
  • 1x Gala Dinner with farewell cocktail & farewell crew show
  • Daily live music
  • Tour leader on board (does not cycle with the group)
  • 21-speed unisex bicycle including lock, handlebar bag & pannier
  • GPS tracks available for download
  • Information packet with route book (one per cabin)
  • Daily informational meeting
  • Port fees
  • If you book the Comfort Relax package, also included:
  • Cycling tour guide
  • Two ferry rides
  • Cider tasting in the Upper Danube Valley
  • Visit of Austria's oldest theater in Grein
  • Wine tasting in the Wachau region
  • Guided city tour by bike in Vienna
  • City tour with scenic train + walking tour in Bratislava
  • If you book the Hiking package, also included, minus the bike:
  • Hiking guide
  • Shuttle bus to the start/ending point of your hiking tour
  • Donausteig souvenir

What’s Not Included

Length8 days
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Skill Level

This is an easy tour following the flow of the Danube. The route is mostly flat but there are some rolling hills especially coming out of the Danube valley. It takes place on good, asphalt bike paths very suitable for beginners and children. Daily distances can sometimes be adjusted.

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna Map


Day 1: Passau
Day 2: Mauthausen - Grein, 22 mi. (35 km)
Day 3: Devin - Bratislava, 11 to 30 mi. (18 to 49 km)
Day 4: Vienna (day of rest)
Day 5: Wachau/ Krems - Melk, 21 mi. (33 km)
Day 6: Melk - Grein, 31 mi. (50 km)
Day 7: Great Danube Loop / Obermühl - Engelhartszell, 17 to 27 mi. (28 to 43 km)
Day 8: Passau

All distances are approximate. The above planned itinerary is subject to change due to changing wind and weather conditions and other unforeseen circumstances having to do with mooring requirements, etc. 

Day 1: Arrival in Passau
Boarding time is at 4 p.m. The "Bishop City," close to the Bavarian/Austrian border, is also known as the "City of three Rivers." Use your free time and stroll through the old charming center, visit the world's largest catholic church organ in the cathedral and enjoy the easy atmosphere of a typical Bavarian beer garden. At 6.30 p.m. cast off! Your vacation begins with a boat ride through the romantic Danube Valley.

Day 2: Mauthausen - Grein, 22 mi. (35 km)
Today your bike and barge tour in Germany takes you directly along the Danube where you have enough time to enjoy the natural state of the meadow landscape. Visit the medieval village and former concentration camp at Mauthausen. The celtic village Mitterkirchen gives you an insight into the past. The alternative route, "Clam Castle," through the beautiful back country of the "Strudengau" is slightly hilly but a fantastic scenery. Grein is the destination of today's stage. Home of Austria's oldest city theatre and a mighty castle (optional, not included).

Day 3: Devin - Bratislava, 11 to 30 mi. (18 to 49 km) - 2019 itinerary approximately 27 mi. (43km)
From Devin you follow the former ‘Iron Curtain’, cross the former border and reach the imposing Baroque Palace of Hof with its beautifully terraced gardens. Cycle through Austria’s ‘vegetable garden’ to the coronation city and former capital of Hungary Bratislava located at the slopes of the Little Carpathians. Explore the hidden alleyways and sights of Bratislava on an optional city tour.

Day 4: Vienna (rest day)
During a city tour by bike or bus (optional) you will experience Vienna’s most famous examples of architecture: the imperial Hofburg, St. Stephens Cathedral, the gorgeous ‘Ring’- boulevard and the State Opera House, the Burgtheater and town hall and, of course, the colourful "Hundertwasserhaus". There is enough time in the afternoon to stroll or visit one of the famous Viennese cafés. The evening can end in numerous ways. For example by visiting a Waltz and Opera concert at a famous Viennese Palaces (optional).

Day 5: Wachau / Krems - Melk, 23 mi. (37 km)
Today’s biking day is a special highlight! Amidst small dreamy towns, apricot trees, vineyards, castles, monasteries and ruins, this hilly landscape enchants everybody. You will be biking on cloud nine! A powerful ruin looms above the small baroque town of Durnstein, while the blue spire of the monastery church is a landmark of Wachau. In Weißenkirchen (possibility for a wine-tasting – optional) you will find comfortable wine taverns right along the bike path.

Day 6: Melk - Grein, 31 mi. (50 km)
After breakfast you have plenty of time to visit the gorgeous baroque monastery of the Benedictine brethren of Melk. Today's stage is marked by diversity. Starting in the wide valleys of the Nibelungenau you follow the Danube and cycle further into the Strudengau – a narrow point of the Danube which used to be notorious amongst skippers. Yours today’s destination is the – already well known – city of Grein, home of Austria's oldest city theatre (optional, not included).

Day 7: Great Danube Loop, Obermühl - Engelhartszell, 17 to 27 mi. (28 to 43 km) - 2019 itinerary shortened to 16 mi. (25km)
Today you will cycle through the Danube Valley and will pass through many picturesque villages. Along the cycle path you may smell freshly grilled mackerels, with small pubs doing all they can to entice cyclists to stay. Make sure you follow the small walking trail to the lookout high above the Danube Loop - what a breathtaking panoramic view of the Danube Valley it provides of the meandering Blue Danube! Need a refreshment? Try some of the special cordials at the Trappist monastery at Engelszell, your day’s destination. 

Day 8: Passau
Enjoy the first sunbeams and the peaceful silence of the Danube Valley on deck before you arrive relaxed at Passau. Arrival back to Passau approximately 10AM.  Disembarkation approximately 30 mins. Occasionally you may experience watergate delays. Therefore, we recommend that you do not make travel arrangements until after 11:00 AM.

**Optional land excursions (must be booked and paid for on board):**

Bratislava: City tour by city express (excursion train) + walking tour
Vienna: City tour by bike or HOP ON HOP OFF bus, classical waltz & operetta concert
Wachau: Wine tasting with a local winegrower
Grein: Visit of Austria’s oldest theatre





*Important Information:

In case of flood or low tide, the shipping company reserves the right to bridge parts of passages with buses. In extreme situations, the shipping company reserves the right to cancel the journey on short notice. No legal right shall be constituted of both situations. (Water level is force majeure). The same applies for officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges or in case of undeserved breakdown of engine or power unit.

Please be aware that your ship,  like all other ships on the Danube, is not only your hotel for the tour,  but also a machine, working with engine power also during the night. Especially crossing locks and bridges - and the preparation work - may cause noise. If you are sensitive to noises, please bring your own ear plugs.

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Customer Feedback

  • Linda B. 2 days ago

    Best Part? Exploring new places in a relaxing way and getting exercise at the same time.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Cheryle C. 1 week ago

    It was wonderful being with the tour guide, both relaxing and visiting places we would not have found on our own. The wine tasting and lunch stops were great. Also, we had a very blustery day and our guide found a route to get the wind behind us instead of sideways! There were a couple of issues with government closing roads and the staff got us where we needed to be on time regardless of the intrusion. Wonderful barge, great food and awesome people in our group.
    Our second trip with Tripsite.....we plan on a third next year!

  • Cheryle C. 2 weeks ago

    Our bike tour guide was terrific. It was wonderful to not have to worry about missing sites. Riding in Vienna was made easy by 2 tour guides. Our group was like family by the end of the trip. The director of the boat made sure we made it to the opera night on time despite heavy traffic and extra security due to an important government meeting. Our rooms were immaculate. Our second trip with Tripsite and we plan on doing another next year!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Richard S. 2 months ago

    Great experience overall, will do another trip soon!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Tim Devine 2 months ago

    The biking itself was fabulous. The staff looked after the bikes well, and the routes were lovely. My problems are with the boat itself, and there are several significant issues. First, our room was next to some machinery near the bridge that woke us up frequently during the night. The bathroom smelled bad, and other guests on a lower floor had major issues with smells too. The boat broke down on one occasion, and we had the feeling that it was on its last legs. The food was okay, sometimes good, sometimes not so good. The staff were very good, although the music was mostly orientated to non-English speakers. I know that this is not a Viking riverboat, but I have a reasonable expectation of having a comfortable and fairly quiet room. Never again on this boat.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Dale K. 3 months ago

    We biked the Danube, 7 days departing Passau and had one of the best weeks ever. Our cabin was beyond what we expected and very comfortable. The tour director gave us great information for our following days cycle. The dining both breakfast and dinner couldn't be faulted.
    A peaceful, relaxing week, where we only had to think about the experience.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Earl W. 4 months ago

    Best part of the trip was bicycling through the scenic Wachau wine region. The views of the Danube River and vineyards were magical. Views like you see in PBS commercials for Viking cruises. Bratislava was the most pleasant surprise. A beautiful city with an active cafe culture that is not as big and intimidating as Vienna.

    If you are unsure of your bicycling skills consider the hop-on hop-off tour option for Vienna instead of the bicycle tour. The crowds and heavy traffic make the bicycle tour slightly treacherous.

    The hardest bicycling day ironically was the first day with steep hills up to the Mauthausen concentration camp and the Clam Castle both of which were worth seeing. If you question whether you are in good enough physical condition for this trip rent the electric bikes, they make a huge difference.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Janene M. 6 months ago

    Each day of the tour had its own special treat. A castle one day, a palace the next. The opera experience in Vienna was amazing. A day cycling through the vineyards with a relaxing place to sample wines. Crossing the river through the lock. The guide always explains in advance the best places to visit on the ride.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Saundra F. 6 months ago

    The scenery, along our bike route was like a dream! So spectacular! I felt I could bike forever! We did a video of all of us peddling through the lush trees! It could be a commercial for happinesses!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Glenn S. 6 months ago

    Most Memorable Part: The scenery and history while cycling though the Danube river valley.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Carol J. 6 months ago

    The daily biking was wonderful. Every day was a new adventure with many different points of interest each day. A good variety of biking and places to see. Our guide was excellent. He was personable, extremely informative and shared all his knowledge of the area where we travelled each day. Juergen (sp?), our guide, was always patient, personable, enthusiastic and a lot of fun. Meals, staff and entertainment on the ship was excellent.....our beds were made up every evening and linens and towels changed daily as well....excellent job!! friend and myself booked a bike and barge through Tripsite last year and recommended to 16 other friends who booked with us for this trip this year. I will definitely recommend to others again for next year..... not sure where yet....but will be checking into that in the fall. Fabulous trip!!

    Boat: Andela Lora

  • Terrence Zito 9 months ago

    We had a great time along the Danube river! The cycling was very good and the bikes adequate. The crew of the Theodor Korner were especially nice and competent. The tour guide was really on his game! Unfortunately, the boat itself needs a thorough rehab- our stateroom had an odd odor and was extremely noisy due to mid-ship engines. If we decide to do the Danube tour again we will choose a different boat!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Judith B. 10 months ago

    Bike and Barge- along the Danube to 3 countries- was wonderful. The weather ended up being perfect, though it was October, and that made it all even better! Scenery was super! Bikes- well maintained and easy to ride. Lots of great encounters with staff on board; only problem was an accident with the ship on the last day. I am sure it will not happen again!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Linda B. 11 months ago

    Getting to explore so many intriguing places along the Danube was an awesome experience. The varying landscapes - farmland, vineyards, orchards, and enchanting villages - was very memorable. The route was a fairly easy ride, but I would stress to future riders to make sure that they do a fair amount of cycling before they embark on this adventure.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Lorna T. 11 months ago

    The convenience and friendliness of the atmosphere on the boat, the helpfulness of the staff and the beauty of the of the scenery. All in all it was a wonderful experience.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Chris & Maggie Richards 11 months ago

    this was our first Bike & barge river cruise, my wife did all the research & did a wicked job! another couple joined us and they are not cyclists - loved it! We all cannot say enough about the crew & staff. they truly did everything they could to make us happy and comfortable. the weather was the weather - some days nice & i think 1 or 2 days of rain but we don;t rate our vacations based on weather. our rooms were small but did what they needed to do hold our gear & sleep - & being cleaned everyday was awesome! the food was good - everyone had or found something they liked. - our servers took care of us - even if "the Canadians were late" LOL
    The live Music was great every night - he rocked it!
    The bar staff ( Nadia & crew) were great and helpful with what sights to see & our cruise director answered anything we needed about sights & places to see & watch for; so we all thought that was a bonus to have.
    I cycle Read more… a fair bit - 40-80km/week - so the only thing I'd change would be more or better bike options. but for being our first bike/brage trip we all Loved it. Great crew & staff, clean boat, nice all round - not huge & not small - just right!
    Keep up the good work.
    From Holie-Fux!
    Halifax, Nova Scotia.
    Chris/Maggie & Paula/Allan

  • Evelyn D. 12 months ago

    The scenery was amazing and we felt so alive to experience seeing these countries on a bike. The food was very good. The staff were very helpful. It definitely was one of our most memorable vacation we have taken.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Trudy M. 12 months ago

    It was all very memorable. Bicycling through the countryside was very beautiful. My favorite day was the day we left from Krems. The trails were well marked and the bikes were very comfortable.
    My only complaint was that we were only given 500 mL of water each day for the trip. A person to drink at least 2 L of water a day especially when doing physical exercise. I had a cold and I would’ve liked to been able to have more water without paying for it. I ran out of water during the night coughing and would’ve liked to have more to drink.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Jehiel from Tripsite 12 months ago

      Hi Trudy,
      Glad you had a great time! About your complaint, I agree with you...but the boat chooses to offer bottled watered to purchase beyond the 1/2 liter of water provided for free everyday. That is their policy. We try to prepare our clients by detailing this information in the "What's not included" section of the tour page and also in the travel information.
      I'm glad you still had a great time and we hope to help you plan your next trip!

  • Keith W. 12 months ago

    Most Memorable Part: The camaraderie of our dinner table group. There were 12 of us from Australia, New Zealand, Canada & the U.S. and we had the best times together.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Charlotte G. 1 year ago

    Wonderful, unforgettable trip -- best part was biking into Vienna and spending the day hiking around seeing some fantastic scenery, buildings and people. Absolutely loved the boat. Some on our trip only spoke English and the staff on the boat quickly accommodated them when it became obvious those darn Germans (can say that being related and understanding what they were saying!) weren't going to shut up during the English trip briefing by moving the following days sessions into separate areas. I would certainly do another trip somewhere else sometime with this company!

    Boat: Primadonna

  • Elisabeth P. 1 year ago

    Because our overall experience was so perfect, flawless in every way, it is difficult to highlight just one part. The barge, the bikes, the staff, the guide, the food were all excellent and this holiday by far exceeded our expectations.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Lorna T 1 year ago

    I enjoyed the cycling, the scenery was generally really lovely and revitalizing, with options to see different things.
    The food was very good (especially the fish dishes.)
    The staff were very pleasant.
    The bikes were good and the bike staff very helpful.
    The choice of outingings were very enjoyable.
    Overall it was a relaxing cycling holiday which was what I was looking for.
    I found that the Tripsite staff, (especially Carla), were very helpful in answering all my questions . Thank you!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Celia H. 1 year ago

    It was wonderful to have all the logistics taken care of. All we had to do was get up in the morning, have a hearty breakfast, get on our bikes and head out for a different adventure every day. Not too difficult!
    On board, the staff went out of their way to be helpful and accommodating. The ship amenities were great. Our on board entertainer was super and we danced most evenings.
    The cycling was scenic, varied and interesting and not too difficult. I liked the cruiser style of the bike. Sitting more upright made sightseeing while riding very easy. Overall a great experience that I can't wait to repeat!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Judith B. 1 year ago

    The Danube River is beautiful. My most memorable day was the last one of our week, when we cycled mostly through parks along the Danube in Austria. Weather was pleasant and the quietude, along with the autumn colors and few remaining flowers, was spectacular.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Margery K. 1 year ago

    Most Memorable Part: Riding on the bike paths without having to worry about road traffic.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Robert M. 1 year ago

    Scenery was beautiful. Biking was not overly strenuous. All in all very enjoyable.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Nancy B. 1 year ago

    The bike routes were exceptional taking us through the most beautiful and scenic areas in the Danube Valley. We especially loved the Wachau Valley and it was Reisling harvest time!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Susan R. 1 year ago

    Biking everyday on a different path through diverse scenery and able to stop at any time to see different landmarks. Getting to see more of the countryside than if on a tour bus. This itinerary was very doable for all ages and levels of fitness.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Mary Ellen W. 1 year ago

    Highlight: Biking in the Wacchau Valley

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Linda B. 1 year ago

    Biking through the Wachau Valley was spectacular, thus it was the highlight. The staff on the "barge" were super friendly and helpful. The biking was easy if a person is reasonably fit. A little practice doing long distance biking is a good idea.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Corol M. 1 year ago

    Most Memorable Part: Beautiful scenery! Great attention by bike staff.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Vince K. 1 year ago

    Most Memorable: Arriving in Budapest just at dark and seeing the city all lit up and riding through the Wachow valley. The visits to the cities, Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, were too short and left us wanting more. This particular boat was geared more towards German speaking guests and English was a poorly translated afterthought.

  • Sue H. 1 year ago

    The entire cycling tour was fantastic. Each day was different, and with a guide who was absolutely terrific, we enjoyed every bit of it!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Laurie S. 2 years ago

    The Wachau Valley is breath taking. Austria and Bavaria are absolute gem locations. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone. Tripsite made it easy to book, offer very reasonable prices and answered all our questions.
    My only complaint was our German bike guide. We were the only primarily English speaking riders in a group of 14. The rest mostly spoke German. Our guide explained the vast majority of what we were seeing in German. This is somewhat understandable given that we were in the minority, but we felt that we missed out on so much historical explanations. In addition, he admitted that he didn't really know much about all the areas we visited and often deviated from the guide book. We ended up leaving the guided tour and going solo the last 2 days.
    We rented e-bikes, which we loved, but had to figure out how to use them as we went along.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Elisabeth P. 2 years ago

    It is difficult to say what the most memorable part of the trip was since every bit of it was exceptional: the scenery, the friendly staff, the other guests, the food, all were above expectations. Add to that the fact that we had perfect early Fall weather, sunny but not too hot, we felt like we had spent a week in heaven.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Susan D. 2 years ago

    The Wachau Valley was our favorite!
    Our only complaint is that the toilet in our room was backing up sewer gas. Would have really welcomed a bathroom fan to duck it away or an improved sewer trap to prevent this.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

    • Jehiel 2 years ago

      Hi Susan,
      Thanks for sharing this feedback. Sometimes these things are hard to correct because of the construction of the ship. However, we are working with our local partner to make improvements to this boat for next season based on your feedback.
      Thanks again!

  • Elizabeth G. 2 years ago

    All of it was memorable - the scenic routes through lovely towns, stopping at wine tasting, castles, cathedrals, the day in Vienna. Lovely wait staff, house keeping and front desk!! Top award goes to the extraordinary chef -- who listened attentively to my request for whole foods, plant based and each evening created an extraordinary delight of color and tastes -- wonderful food combinations, spices, herbs.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • Craig M. 2 years ago

    Great trip but two minor issues
    Room - hopeless shower curtain meant water went all over the floor. Other rooms had screens so why not all rooms?
    Ride into Bratislava is ugly - need to find a better to arrive at this lovely city. A real low point in an otherwise fantastic itinerary - last 3 days were sublime.

  • S. Woodhouse 2 years ago

    We very much enjoyed coming back to the Theodor Korner each afternoon and the camaraderie on board this boat. Previously we have been on hotel to hotel cycling trips, which we have also enjoyed, but this time we enjoyed not having to pack up each morning. The staff were all delightful, the meals excellent and the cycling / sightseeing just right for us. Even the rain a couple of days didn't dampen our spirits. The only thing to mention that Tripsite had wrong on the info we were sent was that we were told that credit cards could not be used for purchases on board. In fact we were able to use a credit card.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • S. Irwin 2 years ago

    The details of the transfer from Munich Airport to Passau was not described in the online information, but detailed in the updated information leaflet found in the cabin once aboard (too late). The online leaflet needs to be updated with details of where the transfer desk can be found at Munich Airport.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • J. Gellerd 2 years ago

    This has been one of the greatest vacations for my husband and I, due to the luxury quality of the ship-hotel and the superior quality of the staff/services. The "Very satisfied" has to have 5 more stars! Thank you very much! We fervently advertise it among friends and beyond!

    Boat: Theodor Körner

  • S. Rishe 3 years ago

    Starting with Carla whose patience and friendliness and kindness enhanced the reservation process, through the gorgeous boat, great bikes, incredible food, fun fellow guests of several nationalities, friendly and cheerful staff and the utterly delightful Dietmer our trip guide, we were thrilled.

    Boat: Theodor Körner

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Theodor Körner Austria, Germany Comfort Plus Class Boat The MS THEODOR KÖRNER is a very spacious ship known for its comfortable and nostalgic atmosphere. The guest is treated like a king with the crew members doing their best to fulfill every wish