Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna
Cycle along the Danube River between four countries on the famous Danube Bike Path
Get ready for a treat! This bike and boat tour along the mighty Danube is similar to our other Four Country Tour but is offered on a premium ship! The Primadonna is a top class river cruiser and combines luxury with all the benefits of a typical bike and boat tour. Because we are active vacationers, yet enjoy a touch of class as well, we feel this offering satisfies even the most discerning. The Danube landscape is unsurpassed and remains one of the top European destinations and on this tour, superb cuisine will top off your day. The chef and staff pride themselves on using organic ingredients and presenting top rated cuisine. The day begins with a breakfast buffet, which offers a healthy start to the day, ranging from vegetable juices to the organic corner. For lunch, a 3 course menu is available with multiple options and a 4 course menu is available in the evenings , always also for vegetarians. In the late afternoon a traditional 5 o’clock tea is provided, including homemade cakes and pastries in the Primavera café. At midnight, when the cinema evening in the board theater is over, midnight refreshments await you. For cycling cruises, a packed lunch is prepared.
- Accommodations on the luxury river boat, the Primadonna
- The Wachau wine-growing region
- City tours of Bratislava and Budapest
- Cycling the beautiful Danube Bike path through four countries
- World class cuisine with specialties of the Danube countries, especially Viennese Cuisine. Primarily prepared with organic ingredients
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September 21 departure:
Twin Cabin - Main Deck Astern (bunk beds): £ 816 $ 1,301 € 864 NOK 8568 kr 7909 $ 1,028
Single Cabin - Main Deck Astern (bunk beds): £ 816 $ 1,301 € 864 NOK 8568 kr 7909 $ 1,028
Twin Cabin - Main Deck (one twin bed and one sofa bed): £ 957 $ 1,526 € 1013 NOK 10046 kr 9273 $ 1,205
Single supplement: £ 437 $ 697 € 463 NOK 4591 kr 4238 $ 551
Twin Cabin - Upper Deck (2 separate beds): £ 1279 $ 2,040 € 1354 NOK 13427 kr 12394 $ 1,611
Single supplement: £ 897 $ 1,431 € 950 NOK 9421 kr 8696 $ 1,131
Twin Cabin - Promenade Deck (2 separate beds): £ 1346 $ 2,147 € 1425 NOK 14131 kr 13044 $ 1,696
Single supplement: £ 947 $ 1,511 € 1003 NOK 9946 kr 9181 $ 1,194
All other departures (May 25, July 20, August 3, August 10):
Twin Cabin - Main Deck Astern (bunk bed): £ 882 $ 1,407 € 934 NOK 9262 kr 8550 $ 1,111
Single Cabin - Main Deck Astern (bunk beds): £ 882 $ 1,407 € 934 NOK 9262 kr 8550 $ 1,111
Twin Cabin - Main Deck (one twin bed and one sofa bed): £ 1023 $ 1,631 € 1083 NOK 10740 kr 9914 $ 1,289
Single supplement: £ 470 $ 750 € 498 NOK 4939 kr 4559 $ 593
Twin Cabin - Upper Deck (2 separate beds): £ 1360 $ 2,169 € 1440 NOK 14280 kr 13182 $ 1,714
Single supplement: £ 958 $ 1,527 € 1014 NOK 10056 kr 9282 $ 1,207
Twin Cabin - Promenade Deck (2 separate beds): £ 1427 $ 2,276 € 1511 NOK 14984 kr 13831 $ 1,798
Single supplement: £ 1009 $ 1,609 € 1068 NOK 10591 kr 9776 $ 1,271
Electric bike rental: £ 77 $ 124 € 82 NOK 813 kr 751 $ 98
Transfer to/from any train station in Germany to/from ship, fixed times: £ 100 $ 160 € 106 NOK 1051 kr 970 $ 126 (Includes 2nd class train ticket)
Transfer to/from train station to ship in Passau (fixed times): £ 11 $ 18 € 12 NOK 119 kr 110 $ 14
Rates are based on double occupancy.
† Currency exchange rate set 90 days before travel.
Fly to Munich or Salzburg.
Train to Passau. From Munich airport, ride is approximately 2½ hr. From Salzburg airport, ride is approximately 3½-4 hr. Train tickets and transfers can be arranged from anywhere in Germany! See pricing for details.
Please check local conditions just prior to arrival. A great website to research average high/low temperatures, average rainfall, and more is weatherbase.com.
This tour is a self guided tour.
Where You’ll Stay
Accommodations on board the comfort plus boat, the Primadonna
- Accommodations for 7 nights
- Welcome snack
- Daily american breakfast buffet
- Daily 3 course lunch or packed lunch for cyclists
- Daily afternoon coffee/tea and cake
- Daily 4 course dinner
- Daily midnight snack in the panoramic bar
- 7 or 21 speed hybrid bicycle with saddlebag (please specify preference at time of booking)
- All harbor dues
- Daily personal route information for the following cycling day
- On board tour representative
- Comprehensive route description & cycling maps
- 1 partial body massage and a traditional shave per cabin
- Guided city tour by bus in Vienna
- Guided city tour by bus in Budapest
- Guided city tour in Bratislava on foot
What’s Not Included
- Entrance fees and excursions not mentioned
- Bicycle protection
- Trip insurance
Fridays: May 25, July 20, August 3, August 10, and September 21, 2018
This is an easy self-guided bike and boat tour with average daily distances between 22 to 35 miles (35 and 56 km).You’ll be following the mostly flat Danube Cycle path.
Day 1: Arrival in Passau at 4pm
Day 2: Schlögen - Linz, 34 mi. (55 km)
Day 3: Tulln - Vienna, 22 mi. or 32 mi. (36 or 52 km)
Day 4: Komárom – Esztergom, 35 mi. (56 km)
Day 5: Sightseeing in Budapest and cycling tour to Margareteninsel, 14 mi. (22 km)
Day 6: Sightseeing in Bratislava and cycling Bratislava - Devin - Bratislava, 20 mi. (33 km)
Day 7: Cycling tour Krems to Pöchlarn, 30 mi. (48 km)
Day 8: Departure from Passau at 9am
*All distances are approximate. Timetable and program are subject to changes by the captain due to regional conditions (among other things high or low water, adverse weather, storms, etc.).
Day 1: Passau - Schlögen
Arrive at fenced-in car park until 4 pm or arrival at Passau main station by 4.45 pm (e.g. arrival with train ICE 27). Bus transfer from car park or from main station to the ship available for an additional charge. Please be on board by 7 pm! Welcome snacks are offered on board from 4 pm and this evening you will enjoy a captain’s welcome dinner with a 4-course menu. The ship will depart Passau at 8 pm and navigate to Schlögen, arriving approximately 11:30 pm.
Day 2: Schlögen - Linz, 34 mi. (55 km)
Distribution of bicycle rentals at Schlögen Bend in the morning. Your cycling itinerary today will lead through the uninhabited narrow valley near Kaiserau to Ottensheim and further on to Linz (European Capital of Culture 2009). The ship will depart from Schlögen at 12 noon and will arrive in Linz at 4:15 pm. The ship will depart from LInz at 8:30 pm, heading to Tullin, arriving at 7:30 am.
Day 3: Tulln - Vienna, 22 mi. or 32 mi. (36 or 52 km)
Plan on a visit to the Museum of Egon Schiele and garden exhibition (with 65 gardens) in Tulln, followed by a cycle tour from Tulln (“city of flowers”), with a wonderful view
of the foothills of the Viennese Wood (Wiener Wald), past Klosterneuburg (monastery – Austrian Escorial) to Vienna. Individual sightseeing in Vienna or if you prefer, a city tour by bike, 95 % of which will take place on dedicated cycle tracks! More information will be provided on board. After dinner, at 8:30 pm, a guided city tour is included by bus “Vienna by night”. Ship departs Tulln at 10 am, arriving in Vienna at noon. Departs Vienna at 11 pm and arrives in Komárnom at 9 am.
Day 4: Komárno - Esztergom-Štúrovo, 35 mi. (56 km)
You depart from Komárom, cycling on the left bank through small, dreamy places on the very beautiful, car-free causeway, sometimes pedaling directly along the Danube
past Moča to Esztergom. After the ship arrives at 9 am, cyclists disembark to enjoy their cycling itinerary. The boat departs at 12 noon, heading to Esztergon/Štúrovo arriving at 4 pm. Cyclists embark here for the evening. The ship navigates once again at leaves once again at 8 pm, arriving in Budapest at 11 pm.
Day 5: Budapest, 14 mi. (22 km)
In the morning, you will enjoy a city tour by bus of Budapest which will leave directly from the boat landing station. The tour will take about 3.5 hours, with a stay in the city center of about 1.5 hours. From here you will be transferred back to the ship. In the afternoon, there is possibility for a round trip tour by bike on the 8 km long car-free
Margareten Island in Budapest. The ship departs from Budapest at 7 pm and arrives in Bratislava at 11 am.
Day 6: Bratislava - Devin - Bratislava, 20 mi. (33 km)
You will enjoy a guided city tour through the historical center of Bratislava. Afterwards, on the Danube cycling route, you will pedal to Devin and the Bratislava Castle, one of the landmarks of the city – a National Cultural Monument. It is situated on a rocky hill of the Little Carpathians in the centre of the city and is overlooking the river Danube. It also provides an excellent view of Bratislava and Austria. Afterwards, cross the new cycling bridge, you arrive in Austria, to the magnificent palace of the Empress Maria Theresia, Castle Hof with its impressive Baroque gardens, staterooms, etc.). You will return to Bratislava to board the ship and enjoy a sailing dinner. Ship departs Bratislava at 6 pm arriving in Krems at 9 am.
Day 7: Krems - Pöchlarn
You will enjoy the cycling this day on the Danube cycling path in the Wachau from Krems (UNESCO world cultural heritage) via Dürnstein to Melk (monastery) and further on to Pöchlarn. After arriving at 9 am in Krems, the ship will depart at 11:30 am for Pöchlarn, arriving at 3:30 pm. Departs onces again at 5 pm, heading to Passau.
Day 8: Passau
Ship is scheduled to arrive in Passau at 8 am. Disembarkation at 10.00 am. Transfer to the parking spot or train station, if reserved.
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna Boats + Barges
Primadonna Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary Comfort Plus Class Boat Experience the elegance of the MS Primadonna, with spacious decks, spa facilities, restaurant, bar, atrium and much more, on a cycling holiday without having to pack and unpack each day. Your boat will await you at your destination every day. You can also feel free to spend some of your time on board where you can enjoy the Jacuzzi on the outdoor deck or the spa area, which is equipped with Jacuzzi, sauna, Kneip basin, etc. All meals on this Austrian cruise line are freshly cooked and have a particular emphasis on regional and organic products.