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Boat/Barge: Carissima • REMOVE • About Carissima
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jenny J. 7 hours ago • Permalink/Reply
We loved the whole experience but one favorite highlight was the Hungarian Folklore show and being selected to dance with the troupe! We made great friends with our tablemates and are planning to visit them next year in Canada. We have shared our experience with so many friends at home that they want to do the trip too. Truly an amazing experience! I would be remiss if I failed to mention the value of the entire experience for the price paid. Very affordable!
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Louise R. 4 weeks ago • Permalink/Reply
This was my first bike and barge trip. The most memorable part of the trip was the constant attention and effort of the staff, from the captain down, to make the trip special. Entertainment (they have abundant talent), tours of the engine room, attending to the passengers needs - were all beyond my expectations. For example, while sitting on the deck on a chilly night after everyone else had gone in, a crew member brought us blankets. I am definitely looking forward to our upcoming trip!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Petra V. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The cycling and the amazing scenery. We opted for a local guide and Axel was amazing. We definitely would recommend this tour and already have.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Vera S. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I love everything... the routes in beautiful places, food, the freedom sensation. I already scheduled another trip for next tear!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Phyllis L. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part of the trip was biking along the Danube River and visiting the small towns. We met many nice people from all over the world.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Doug N. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The accommodation and the bikes were great and the trip was very affordable. Our server for the week was terrific.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Wilma C. 4 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? The bike route and tour help from the staff
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Brian K. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Wonderful trip with a nicely balanced pace to the days varied activities: tasty breakfast followed by several hours of scenic easy cycling; back to the Carissima for a little deck time, beverage or two; good food, good company at dinner; perhaps up to the lounge for some entertainment or nicely tired back to the cabin to sleep. What’s not to like?
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Walter Z. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Moment? Late afternoons on the sundeck after the bike ride. Watching the castles and quaint villages on the shore as the boat glided by. Perfect end to a great day.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Edie D. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
I loved riding through the little villages and getting a sense of how people actually live from day to day. All the senses are stimulated- smelling the fruit trees, feeling the wind, hearing the laughter and different languages, touching the handcrafted cloths, and of course experiencing all the sites and lights as you float along at night.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jacques B. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Tripsite made our first bike tour so memorable we have booked another one for next year. It was perfect!!!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Vern O. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part of the trip was "The Entire Trip"!!! We met so many wonderful people. Our guide Jürgen Gehrke was "The Best"!! So much fun and really went above and beyond taking our group on special tours and always knowing the best Pubs for "The First of The Day"!!!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Margaret B. 5 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery along the Danube was beautiful and we had lots of fun. Two things I would mention to people planning to do the trip 1) Realize that there is only time to see 1 or maybe 2 of the many sites listed for any given day. There is a small window of time that the barge will be in dock. We had envisioned having a leisurely ride seeing all these great sites and getting back to the barge by the end of the afternoon but thats not how it works. 2) Pay attention to whether you bought bike insurance through Tripsite b/c the barge staff will also sell it and they don't seem to know whether you have it already. We couldn't remember and the wifi was so bad that we couldn't verify so we ended up double paying for it.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Deborah A. 6 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 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 - 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.
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 - 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 Laura W. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The Along the Danube Four-Country tour far surpassed our expectations. The cabins on the MS Carissima are more spacious than large cruise ship cabins I've had in the past. The food was truly amazing, and the chef endeavored to offer the option of a dish native to the country we were in each night. The staff was wonderful and went above and beyond for us.
And then there was the scenery! It was simply breathtaking! The comfort bikes are appropriately named; so much so that I would love to buy one to replace the bike I have at home. Riding along the Danube was such a spectacular way to really get a feel for the country.
We had two people in our group who elected not to bicycle, for health reasons, and they loved the trip too. Apparently, relaxing with a drink on the sun deck was another very pleasurable way to see things.
I highly recommend this trip!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Kathryn G. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a great time. The bike rides were so much fun with ferry rides and beautiful scenery. The staff on board were excellent. Food, OMG, it was fabulous and served so elegantly. They very graciously accommodated my gluten sensitivity. And we had two great parties. I have recommended this trip to many friends. What a great way to see the country.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jennifer G. 8 months ago • Permalink/Reply
We had a wonderful time on the bike/boat on the Danube. The guide Axel was terrific. He took us to some out of the way places. He offered suggestions. The ride was scenic and easy to ride. 90% if the bike paths were paved which made riding easy. The bicycle crew was awesome. The bike were lined up and ready to go each morning. The accommodation and food exceeded my expectation. Rooms were clean but walls between rooms are thin. We will definitely do another trip with Tripsite.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Dan C. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Best part? The cycling along the Wachau valley
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Wendy T. 9 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? The beauty & grandeur of the Danube...and the ability to enjoy this while riding a bike!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Dean Y. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Great bike routes. Vast majority on nice bike paths.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Janet H. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Wonderful time with friends. The maps and route descriptions need to be more exact.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sandra B. 12 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Biking through Budapest was most memorable! We were amazed at the fabulous bike paths through the city. The car traffic was courteous to bikers and honored the cross walks. Biking through Vienna was great, too. Not quite as well defined, but it was so different to have the freedom to explore the cities, visit sites and landmarks via bike, and much more efficient than walking.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Thomas A. 12 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip was beyond our expectations. We have taken other bike and boat tours and this was superior to the others. The food on board the boat was wonderful. The cities visited were beautiful and interesting. We took the guided bike tour and the guide, Jurgen Gehrke, was wonderful. I would encourage anyone interested in a bike and boat trip to seriously look into this trip.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Avace W. 12 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Having a guide who provided all the extra touches for touring for our perfect sized group of 10. Dinners on the boat were very dragged out with no opportunity to change tables and meet other guests. Food was beautifully presented, but the petite portions left me starving after a day of biking. I made sure to stock up on a big breakfast. Director made a big deal of tipping whereas this could have been explained ahead of time, so more time could have been spent on what to see in the quaint, darling villages. More info on what to see along the way would have enhanced the adventure. We did a lot of homework ahead of time on what to look for in each village and that helped us to appreciate the history and stories. Highly recommend a guide, but keep groups small for safety and management purposes.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Barbara C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Our private guide, Axel, was excellent. I strongly recommend a guide because it took away all of the worry about maps, directions and getting lost. He was also very knowledgeable about the history and geography of the areas we visited. I would definitely do another bike tour with Axel.
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