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Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sherry D. 10 months ago • 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!
Boat: MS Normandie
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sandi B. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Cycling past the remnants of the Iron Curtain. WOW!There were so many highlights, but having Axel as our guide certainly added a great deal to our daily rides. Thanks Axel!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Ursula T. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Biking along the Danube and in the evening sitting watching the sunset on the top deck. I would like more time on the bike, but happy we got to see so much!
Boat: MS Arkona
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Tracy F. 10 months ago • Permalink/Reply
The entire trip was wonderful! The food was great, accommodations were perfect and the scenery is spectacular.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Larry B. 10 months ago • 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-Iron Gates by Wendy 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Mary,Thanks ever so much for all of the useful information you provided. We have booked next June and are quite excited. We love the bike and boat combination. It’s a great opportunity to have a nice mix of travel/touring and exercise. We did Brussels to Bruges last year and loved it. Mantova to Venice is booked for this fall.Again thanks much. Who knows. Maybe our paths will cross on some trip.
Countries: Austria, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Romania
Along the Danube-Iron Gates by Mary R. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Wendy - This tour was a little different than our first bike and barge which was on the Mosell in Germany. On that tour we rode bike trails almost exclusively and we were not traveling such a great distance on the river so our rides were quite leisurely with not having to really be back to the boat until dinner time. However, because of the long distance on the Danube to get to the Iron Gate and back, many of the ride had to be completed in a much shorter time frame so were more about the bike ride and less about the villages and towns in between. Two or three of the days were primarily on bike trails but the rest were either on the road or a couple times across dikes that were long and boring. However, overall, we enjoyed the experience, especially crossing into the various countries and the time in the capitals. There were only six of the 110 that were from the US so we really enjoyed the diversity of the 10 countries represented on the boat. As far as the weather, I would check the average temperatures for the area for both April and June. Our temps of 90 degrees F during the day were quite unusual for the area. The average temperatures in June were supposed to be comfortable in the low 70's during the day and low to middle 60's at night. I haven't checked April but it might be quite cool then and not sure about rain.
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 Annette Horner 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi, I hope this is the Marilyn (Roos) Kuntze I am looking for! I have tried to contact you for several years through the only email address I had for you. Obviously, it no longer works. Please contact me, I would love to reconnect with you! Annette (Caldwell) Horner
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Donald V. 11 months ago • 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.
Did you just do the trip? I am seriously considering this trip with my husband. Would end of April or mid June be better? Those are the 2019 dates offered we are considering.Any other tips/advice or details you can add would be appreciated. Thanks
The cruise through the iron gate was a highlight of this trip. Cruise director did a great job throughout the cruise. Weather was much warmer than average and many days of biking were at 90 degrees F on roads and trails with little cover or shade so were somewhat more difficult than anticipated. It was a great experience but people need to be aware that most of the riding in the Eastern European countries are on the side of roads sometimes without a bike lane and there was some traffic.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Mary Beth R. 11 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Scenery was gorgeous, food was superb. Accommodations good.If you took Albert out of the equation I would give much higher ratings. He was inadequate with trail details. His info was hard to follow on the maps. Someone described him as a Peacock. Very apt. The rest of the staff was very good although you need another person in the dining room. Way to many people for the amount of people serving.Don’t advertise that you have WiFi....you really don’t .....
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 Bersin 12 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Terri, We toured on our own. We wanted the flexibility of stopping where we wanted, for as long as we wanted. We ran into a festival in Vienna, browsed the booths, watched traditional dancing, had a beer and shared a regional dish. We then visited the Naschmarkt where I was able to find the only store with a full selection of Zotter Chocolates. We also had time to enjoy a slice of Sacher Torte at the Sacher Cafe. In Budapest, we pedaled up to Buda Castle, the Royal Palace and stayed for the changing of the guards. It's like a little city up there! After the palace, we visited the Great Market. The guide discouraged guests from riding independently in Budapest because of bike thefts, but we brought an extra lock. It was a busy time and place, so we weren't worried. In Budapest, we also visited the Széchenyi Thermal Bath in the evening on our own. The guide/cruise director never mentioned them, but we follow the advise of travel journalist Rick Steves where ever we go in Europe and he never fails us! It pays to do your own homework before going. Have a great trip!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Terri 12 months ago • Permalink/Reply
Sandra B...Did you take the guide package or tour on your own.
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. 1 year 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.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Lou Ann C. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The scenery was amazing and fortunately, the weather cooperated and made it even more perfect. My only “suggestion” (not complaint) was that coffee was not available in the rooms. Being an early riser, a lot of us “seniors” prefer to have our coffee in the room while getting ready for breakfast! :).
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Beverly B. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Most memorable part: Being on the water at night and looking out our bedroom window to see the Budapest Parliament bathed in a golden glow against the clear night sky.
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by Carla from Tripsite 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi York,Thanks so much for your feedback! We have good news.... the route guides & maps are currently being updated for the 2018 season. We hope to avoid any confusion in the upcoming tours.Unfortunately the guide on board was a replacement and not as knowledgable as our usual guides. On rare occasions there is sickness or other factors that prevent our normal guides from being on board. So glad to hear you still had a great tour! Sincerely, Carla
Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
Along the Danube - Passau - Vienna - Budapest aboard the Primadonna by Jehiel from Tripsite 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Hi Susan,I wanted to apologize that a portion of the Wachau Valley had to be eliminated from the itinerary. This was because of the low tides and the impossibility of docking at this location. For 2018 we solved this problem. Only habours running the whole year will be part of the itinerary. Glad you still had a time!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Michael K. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The trip exceeded my expectations. The beautiful country side along the Danube River, the locks and dams, the wine county of Austria and Budapest were the highlights.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Frank M. 1 year ago • 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 Isabel V. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
The way the staff looked after us concerning our gluten and lactose free meals. No effort were to big for them!
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Charles H. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Wachau valley was my favorite part...small towns, great shops and wine.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Kathy S. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
We loved our trip on the Danube! From the first day to the last, we enjoyed the food, scenery and new friends. Would definitely recommend.
Along the Danube - Four Country Tour by Sylvia G. 1 year ago • Permalink/Reply
Everything was well organized and the staff very friendly and helpful. We loved the whole trip . The countryside was beautiful.
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