4 Star Arkona boat/barge tour reviews — 1 to 4 of 4

4.8 out of 5

 


Marla E.
6 months ago

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  Arkona Mainz to Cologne
Germany

I treated my family to this trip and we had a wonderful experience together. We could have used more detailed maps but we only got lost a couple of times!

Sandra D.
2 years ago

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  Arkona Mainz to Cologne
Germany

Riding through the country side of Belgium was like riding through a fairy tale. Picture Perfect!

Lisa H.
2 years ago

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  Arkona Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary

The beautiful bike paths along the Danube and the great food on the MS Arkona. Found the unguided bike tour confusing. Comfortable beds but loud vibrating boat motor at night made it impossible to sleep. Yay sleeping pills.

Denise G.
2 years ago

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  Arkona Along the Danube - Four Country Tour
Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary

We had a mixed experience on this trip, having completed two other bike and barge trips on smaller boats (and smaller waterways). This is a wonderful region for riding - much of the route follows bike paths that parallel the river and provide gorgeous views of river towns. Unlike our other trips, participants ride on their own without a guide, and this worked well for us. Because the boat travels from Passau to Budapest and back again, there is quite a bit of travel time on the boat. At times, we enjoyed watching the scenery, but this also meant that our time on land was quite limited. Food was decent and several options were available at each meal. The dining room was noisy and it does take quite a bit of time to serve everyone, with the staff clearly working hard! During our tour, there were engine problems which resulted in a change in itinerary. The company struggled to manage this and identify reasonable options. In the end, they have promised us a partial refund, which seems quite fair. We would have preferred that this offer had come sooner in the process, without the numerous conversations that were needed to help the company understand the concerns of passengers.