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Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Susan E. 1 week ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Bike/Barge was a great way to spend time with family and see the sights of the Danube. Accommodation on the boat was comfortable, staff friendly and it certainly made for a very relaxing & easy holiday.
Countries: Austria, Germany
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Donncha O. 1 week ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Best part: Cycling in dry weather; we got soaked one day
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Michael D. 6 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The route was well planned. The views were spectacular. Couldn’t have imagined a better place to have done this (Austria). We biked approximately 50 miles a day. It was exceptional.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Lynn F. 7 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Our second trip ( the Danube to Vienna) was different, but equally as nice. This time the “barge” was a huge river boat (a la Viking), but that was OK. The scenery was lovely, the little towns quaint, they could have done better with the information about our route, but I guess it was OK. A bit different in that the boat traveled at night and moved us up the river to our next starting point. Again, the food was great, the passengers friendly... only one rainy day that time... not bad! I’ve told friends about this company and I look forward to our next trip with Tripsite!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jane F. 7 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Every minute of this trip was amazing. Would do it all over again!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Suzanne B. 8 months ago Verified Reviewer 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 Lori C. 11 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
I adored the trip from start to finish. The scenery, the towns and cities and of course seeing everything by bike. I met wonderful people who share a love of travel and adventure. The only problem with the trip was the tour leader. He was condescending and rude to several guests. The rest of the staff was phenomenal. I would do this trip again tomorrow.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Susan W. 11 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
I would highly recommend this trip. The food was fantastic. The rooms were of a good size and clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. The cycle route were scenic and enjoyable. I would definitely do another.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Paul H. 12 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
What an unforgettable trip! We were able to take our 75 year old dad and he cycled the whole thing easily. The touring days in the cities were full, overwhelming, and inspiring for someone who's never seen the rich history of Europe. Cruising down the river while eating a 4 course dinner was a perfect finish to cycling though forests and orchards all day. It was a perfect combination of cycling, cruising, relaxing and sight seeing. I would recommend it to anyone!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sherry D. 12 months ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
This was a perfect way to spend a holiday. The food was AMAZING! The staff was personable, kind, and so very efficient with all they do. I was pleasantly surprised with all the paved bike paths and the number of cyclists out traveling on vacation. It was inspirational to interact with them along the way. Thank you, Normandie and staff. We had a fantastic time!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Larry B. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Biking along river was the greatest. Budapest and Bratislava wonderful. Time in Vienna too rushed. Strongly advise participants to take an extra day or two in Passau before the trip—a lovely small town.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Donald V. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The staff on the boat were wonderful. Very helpful, friendly and hard working. The food on the boat was excellent. They consistently turned out perfectly prepared delicious meals. The bicycles were in excellent condition and performed perfectly. I thoroughly enjoyed this trip.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Frank M. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The daily briefing on what to see and do really helped to get the most out of the bike and barge tour.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sylvia G. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Everything was well organized and the staff very friendly and helpful. We loved the whole trip . The countryside was beautiful.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Lynn F. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Our trip was along the Danube to Vienna. It was a wonderful trip, the scenery was lovely, and we were lucky with the weather... it only drizzled one afternoon! The little towns we went through were really cute & charming. We felt the tour guide could have done a better job by telling us the distances between start and finish in terms of time & kilometers. We managed quite well, but it would have been nice to know. Otherwise, the whole trip was fantastic!
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Barbara H. 1 year ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part of our trip was getting on our bikes daily and biking next to the river with lovely towns and countryside. Quite free!Our meals were just wonderful! We requested vegan meals and were delighted with each and every meal! This whole trip was special!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Beverly K. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Excellent trip, experience, food, accommodations, etc.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Robert L. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
We loved this trip! The best way to experience Europe’s beautiful rivers and countryside is over the handlebars!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Ceri B. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The barge was wonderful and the staff most helpful and professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to go on another biking trip. Thank you for a job well done.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Colin M. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Every aspect of this trip exceeded our expectations. The boat staff could not have been more friendly and accommodating. The rooms and food were excellent. The bicycles were in top condition, and the cycling director was a wealth of information about each day's itinerary. Our friends are tired of hearing us rave about how wonderful the trip was.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Doug N. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
It was a great trip. We traveled with another couple and they also very much enjoyed the trip. Room on the boat was comfortable, food was good, bikes were good. A nice combination of fresh air, exercise and comfort. Have already recommended to others.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Patricia M. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The staff were wonderful and attentive and the biking equipment was excellent. It was tremendously satisfying to enjoy this beautiful part of the world on bike and then return to the comfort of the boat each evening. Looking forward to the next trip!!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Diane F. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Our bike barge trip along the Danube in October 2017 was a great experience. Biking was fabulous, the paths we're all very good for the most part. The scenery was beautiful. We were very pleased with the friendliness of the staff and all the accommodations made for us. The food was all nicely presented and abundant. Our group of eight friends definitely would like to do another trip! Great scenery, great exercise, and an overall wonderful experience!
It was great from beginning to end. The only thing I might suggest would be perhaps a better map on a couple of the days for our biking excursion. We found our way, but got a little confused in a couple of spots. Staff was excellent, tour guide bent over backwards for us, food was delicious, etc. Working with Susanna prior to our trip was so easy and she answered all my questions. I would do it again!
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by John J. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Most Memorable Part? The people I met on board - staff and guests - and the scenery.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Mary Lyn H. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Loved the itinerary and biking routes! Barge suggestions:Dinner seat assignments-- still place with others of the same language, but not necessarily from the same country.The upper outdoor covered lounge allowed smoking which meant the entire area could be filled with smoke! This type of trip is for active, healthy lifestyle people...smoking should be confined to a small area in front of the pilot house (or not at all).
The most memorable part of the trip? Everything: the boat, staff, accommodations, food, cycling director, bicycles were far better than I expected. The daily orientations by the cycling director were very informative, not only about cycling conditions, but also about refreshment stops and sightseeing. This trip could not have been better.
Along the Danube - Passau to Vienna by Barbara H. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
Fabulous bike/barge adventure in Germany/Austria! We'll be back! The cycling was on beautiful paths along the Danube. The food and service onboard were extraordinary.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Karen L. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The most memorable part of the trip were the people I had the opportunity to meet including the staff who were extremely courteous.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Jeanne S. 2 years ago Verified Reviewer Permalink/Reply
The boat its self is quaint. The cycling was scenic, beautiful and had a variation of easy to moderately challenging rides for an average cyclist, pretty doable for anyone. My only suggestion is to provide more water and provide it daily weather if cycling or not. In saying that, do bring yourselves 4 to 6 large bottles of water. Packing -nothing too heavy do plan on layers, it was warmer than expected . If you bring alcohol on to the boat you can only drink in your room.Crew were great as was the guide and the food prepared by the Cook!!!
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