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Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jane F. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Every minute of this trip was amazing. Would do it all over again!
Boat: MS Normandie
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Around Lake Constance by Laura M. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Biking beside Lake Constance, stopping for a beverage along the way and the complete satisfaction of a great week! And as always spending time with great friends!
Countries: Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Nita W. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
My sister and two friends are not hard core cyclists and found our jaunt down the Danube, from Passau to Budapest just the right degree of difficulty, enjoying the Hospitality aboard the My Story when not exploring by bike. Sufficient time was allotted to get to the next boarding spot and it was wonderful to compare the days adventures with our English speaking table over a tasty dinner. I loved not having to pack and unpack as one does on many tours. Our berth was tiny, but not much time is spent there besides sleeping. My low point for the trip was the onboard entertainment. Then again, I’m just not a big ABBA fan or fan of one man band keyboards. Others seemed fine with it. The staff created a fun international atmosphere and pirate night was a blast. We Canadians were largely responsible for that. One of us in particular.The additional excursions were worth it. I’ll not forget the schnapps and goulash and wild dulcimer music in Budapest!I did fine riding Vienna somewhat challenging as I’m not used to city cycling, but it was optional. I loved the hop on hop off in Budapest. Loved the quaint statues and architecture of Bratislava. Loved riding the wine region in Austria.We four talk gloat about this trip with such fond memories, it was a truly amazing, friendship time -literally!
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Cheryle C. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
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!
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Deborah A. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I wanted to see quaint villages and remote hard-to-get-to places. I was able to do that and pleased with our itinerary. Bike was awesome and made me want to change my bike at home. I had non- electric.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Suzanne B. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The incredible scenery and the wonderful people. We met some incredible new friends on the trip.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sheri S. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
My most memorable part of the trip was traveling with friends who have different cycling abilities. There was a something for everyone. The staff was helpful and very professional.
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by Jeanne D. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The serene beauty of the country side of Germany, Austria and Hungry. Riding a bike through these wonderful countries was very special. The barge ride was very relaxing after a day of riding.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by Laney B. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery was beautiful and the accommodations were great. The riding was a pleasure start to finish. We loved it all and would do it again in a heartbeat!
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Cheryle C. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
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
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Allison B. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? Quaint towns, lovely countryside, old world charm. Our trip will linger in our minds.
Boat: MS Arkona
Countries: Austria, Germany
Danube Bike Path - Vienna to Budapest by Marisa C. 6 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was awesome. The bike trails were excellent and we were so much in contact with nature that we couldn't believe it. Everything was very well organized and the villages and cities we visited were great. No complaints except for the Flamenco Hotel in Budapest, which was not as expected. We had to have our breakfast in the lobby sitting on a sofa because there weren't enough tables for all the guests. They didn't refill the breakfast buffet and no one took care of the spills on the tables. Besides the rooms were old and smelly. But it was just a hotel and we will definitely do more of these trips in the near future because it was a great adventure and a memorable experience! I really recommend Tripsite.
Countries: Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Stephen G. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The food on board the ship was amazing, and at a higher quality more expensive competitors. I would definitely consider Rad und Reisen again.
Innsbruck to Bolzano by Brent H. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great trip. The scenery was breathtaking and the hotels were in good locations close to the center of towns.
Countries: Austria, Italy
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by William G. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The Carissima had nice cabins that had ample room. The staff were truly amazing with their customer service. The daily briefings provided us with most of the information that we needed for the ride and Albert was excellent at answering all questions for those of us that needed extra help. We only had a few issues with directions. The bikes were in great condition, shifted easily and not as heavy as I expected, we used regular bikes. The cycling paths were filled with beautiful scenery and easy cycling. Touring in Vienna was much easier than expected. It was unfortunate that the water level was too low to take the boat all the way to Budapest but Rad Reisen did their best to make sure that their customers had a good experience and provided a tour bus to transport the people to Budapest, providing them with a nice lunch of traditional Hungarian food. The food on the Carissima was very well planned, their chef was excellent in his food preparation. I personally would have preferred a lot more vegetables but overall was very happy with his meal planning. The dining room was a bit noisy with all the people chattering so this made it difficult to converse with some of the other people at our table. The waiters were outstanding in their hard work. We will definitely go on more of these trips as we enjoy being active on vacations. This trip was a wonderful experience and so enjoyable.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Kathryn G. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This was the 4th of the boat bike trips we had done with Tripsite and I would say the best. Our guide Axel was amazing and being able to visit the many little villages along the Danube was wonderful. We had two rainy days right at the start but we all came prepared so was still great rides. Biking around Vienna was really incredible as there are many good bike paths however one had to watch carefully as there were also many tourists. Our visit to Budapest was also a major highlight. Our guide Axel walked with us up to Buda Hill to visit the Fisherman’s Bastion for the most amazing views of Pest at night. The Bastion was also a beautiful sight at night.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Jeanne L. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great family reunion and scenic vacation. E-bikes made it easy for less experienced bicyclists to keep up with trained cyclists. Nice to hear all 8 of us laughing while riding!
Around Lake Constance by Jane M. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery was beautiful. The extra excursions were popular with our group. The breakfasts were great.
Along the Danube - Passau, Bratislava, and Vienna by Richard S. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great experience overall, will do another trip soon!
Danube Bike Path - Passau to Budapest by William G. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This was a great trip. The bike trail, signage and printed guide was very good on the section from Passau to Vienna. If we were lost it was due to our own failure to read carefully. The section from Vienna to Budapest was not as clear. There was more road riding, confusing or absent signage, and detours due to construction projects. There were also several stretches where the ‘path’ was gravel/sand or old Roman road. We do not regret doing both legs, but learned that most people do only the first segment and we can understand why they make this choice. Luggage transfer was seamless and all of our hotels provided secure, inside bike parking. We also had great weather, which made the ride much easier.
Countries: Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia
Along the Danube-Iron Gates by Deirdre S. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Fantastic experience...staff could not have been better....the food was unreal!....everyone of the staff went out of their way to help... even through a surprise birthday celebration for me.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania
Danube Bike Path - Passau to Vienna by Jerline S. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Fantastic trip!!! Everything went smoothly. Want to return and spend extra days in some of the places!
Countries: Germany, Austria
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Maria Tereza and Arturo 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This trip was much better than we expected. The service on the boat was one of the best we have experienced. The food was very good. The cabins confortable, very good shower. Good and very well adjusted bicycles. Precise information each day of biking. Scenery gorgeous. Completely safe even for children and older people. The cycling distances were appropriate for all. Very tasteful sandwiches for those who were biking. The cities we visited are amazing. Congratulations to the team working on Carissima.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Valerie P. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
This was a terrific trip. The scenery was outstanding and the bike trails were great fun. More biking would’ve been even better. The MS Arkona was a very nice ship, all recently remodeled and the staff all did a great job. I enjoyed all the breakfast choices. We would make our lunch at breakfast time to take with us for the day. Dinners were good but more salads would be a nice addition. Our boat was unable to reach Budapest due to low water levels. We were however taken by bus to Budapest and enjoyed a city bus tour. It made for a long day but at least we were able to see some of the city. This gave us more time in Vienna and an opportunity for a really fun afternoon bike ride there. Our tour director gave us excellent instructions for this ride since it was not part of the original tour itinerary. It offered shorter and longer distances that seemed to meet everyone’s needs. The directions in the map and narrative book were often lacking. I would recommend having turn by turn distances Incorporated. Generally, the morning briefing by the tour director was not much additional help. Questions by us to the tour director were often answered by “it’s in your daily program".It would be nice to have newer bikes. They were fine for the flat biking paths but would have been very challenging for anything with hills. They were heavy and some didn’t ride very smoothly. The optional Vienna concert was a bit of a disappointment. Although the music was nice I didn’t care for the venue. It was hot inside, the seats were very cramped and this particular theater was not very impressive. There is no free Wi-Fi despite an email from Tripsite confirming that there was. We were offered beverage packages which included bottled water. I drank the tap water on the boat and had no issues. I do feel that on an active trip such as this, unlimited chilled water should be available. We opted to forgo the beverage package and found the beer and wine reasonably priced. Laundry service on board would be a nice option. Having said all of the above, I would still recommend the trip and I would use Tripsite again.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by David R. 7 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Hard to pick one part...The cycling and scenery each day was stunning. Vienna must be experienced. The staff and the food on the Arkona was outstanding.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Michael S. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
There were so many great memories, but I really loved the town of Melk and all the little towns in the Wachau area that we passed through our last day. It was like biking through fairy land. Fall is the perfect time for sampling the local new wines. And our guide, Regina, was tops!! Can’t imagine a better tour guide!
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Cheryl H. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Wonderful trip. Beautiful scenery and the boat staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Phyllis C. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Very pleasant trip. The route included portions along the river as well as through picturesque villages, farmland, and vineyards. Daily mileage was perfect for us casual riders. The last day of riding through the Wachau area was the most enjoyable; we wish there would have been more time to explore the tasting rooms and shops in Dürnstein. There was only a minor problem in communication with the tour director over the the time of an optional paid activity that several members of the group did not get to attend. I didn't feel the problem was addressed well.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Deirdre R. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? The biking, totally. It’s ok if your friend chooses not to ride, there are others en route who make it pleasant. The staff were overly attentive! So helpful
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