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Ed S2 months ago
Along the Danube-Iron GatesGermany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia
A couple notes: 1) I brought pick-pocket proof pants, as I’d heard that we needed to be careful. I didn’t really need them. Probably a better purchase if you’re visiting Paris and/or Barcelona. 2). The 3rd level Read More rooms had balconies, where the 2nd level rooms do not. The room for the balcony is taken from the indoor room space, so you actually pay more for a balcony, but lose space in the room. We had a 2nd level room and the other 2 couples we traveled with both had balconies. They were envious of our extra room. Be sure to take along a travel clothes line to dry your clothes.
We also found the e-bikes were well worth the extra $$. Both my wife and trained using standard bikes, and physically were in decent shape for the bike rides, which were all pretty easy, fun rides. We found the e-bikes let us relax and enjoy the trip a bit more than we might have on regular bikes.The ship, the Swiss Crown, was in excellent condition. The food was very, very good, and seemed to get better each day, as did the bike rides. The table service on the ship was excellent and the servers were all very personable, helpful, and friendly. One member of our group was vegan, btw, and the ship did a great job of accommodating him.
In all, we had a great trip and would do it again! Thanks to all for a wonderful time!
Michael B.4 months ago
Swiss Crown Along the Danube-Iron GatesGermany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia
Our tour director made everything we did fun. Thanks Juergen.
Donald K.4 months ago
The ship and the food were a very favorable part of the trip, lovely.
The bike tours were boring and ill described by the guide. Less farmland and more quaint villages would have met our expectations. The last day was the best.
Joseph K.4 months ago
Vienna and Budapest were definite highlights as well as the bike ride from Krems to Melk which was fabulous!
Suzanne S.5 months ago
The cycling was fantastic! The beauty of the towns along the Danube and the chance to get a closer look with the ability to stop to rest, shop or taste wine or beer at will was just phenomenal! The food on board was so good, and the staff was very welcoming.
Melody S.5 months ago
This was the best river cruise we’ve been on. We were longing for something more active & this cruise was perfect. Cycling along the Danube was unforgettable & everything we imagined..stopping in the beautiful little towns, meeting friendly people, experiencing the food & drinks along the way. The Swiss Crown ship & staff were an added bonus! Thank you! We can’t wait to come back
Geoff J.6 months ago
the staff onboard the Swiss Crown provided excellent service
Jean H.7 months ago
The trip provided an excellent introduction to the countries and cities visited - the bike tour guide, and some of the extra options, we’re very worthwhile. However communication between Tripsite and the contractor, Rad and Reissen, was poor and marked by numerous breakdowns. Most significant was that the Covid protocol we were told would be followed wasn’t, at all, and several people, including both of us, contracted Covid during the trip. Between us we missed seven days of activities while confined to our cabin.
R Lynn B.3 years ago
Theodor Körner Along the Danube-Iron GatesGermany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia
Wonderful trip through 7 countries with breathtaking scenery. Biking most days about 25-30 miles on mostly excellent bike paths.Fun day stops in Vienna and Budapest. Most excursions for dinner or entertainment well worth it! Be sure to ride prior to going otherwise get the electric assisted but also need to ride and have cycling shorts/gear.Great trip!!
Anne B.3 years ago
All staff went out of their way to do anything for us. The bikes were comfortable and the organization was amazing.Loved being in a big group because there was always someone to talk to. The boat was not what I would call a barge!First time in Europe. This Trip changed our lives, only couple from NZ. Great way to celebrate 50 years marriage. Thoroughly recommend
Brian O.3 years ago
Primadonna Along the Danube-Passau-Belgrade-Vienna aboard the PrimadonnaGermany, Serbia, Austria
The boat and staff were nice.Food was plentiful and goodOur hotel the night before did not have our registration, very difficult to get anyone on a phoneThe people we picked up the bikes from were surly and just plain painfulThe bike was the same weight as a Sherman tankThe boat was poorly equipped for handling bikes although the crew worked hard to make it less painful We never had enough time to ride and see the sights, we were always under the gun to get back to the boatReally thought we were going to be able to sit and have lunches and drinks and see all the sights during our ridesAs it turned out there was only one day where we weren’t in a deadly hurray and even that day we had 20 minutes to drink a beer at a local outside barCame back in the dark often, dangerousDirections we revived sucked! Language interpretation was always an issueThe boat was often not where we expected it to be when we returnedStill enjoyed my vacation but it could have been so much better
Darren B.3 years ago
Touring on bike different areas of the Danube and meeting new people that were enjoying the same sites.
kirk g.3 years ago
Best Parts: cruising, dining, kitchen, bar, admin, cleaning staff - wonderful, friendly, helpful. couldn't be betterfood - very good variety and quality. lunches especially goodcycling and tour director and staff - excellent every day with information, quality equipment, attention to questionsship public facilities - quite adequate quality and quantity. updating on decor is neededhotel staff - very nice, accommodating and efficienthotel - needs cleaning, air conditioning was not working every day, which was a problem. air quality was not great. updated decor is needed.
Ida L.3 years ago
Best Part: Dancing the polka with local croatians. Thank goodness a fellow tripster took a video
Dennis E.3 years ago
Most Memorable Part: The black mold (or something) that had many people coughing in their rooms. I had to take allergy pills each night.
Scott S.3 years ago
The Cycling and travel along the Danube River. Still more markings on the Bike routes.
Robert W M.3 years ago
The crew & food were great & acceptable respectively. There were very few vegetables served. The ship was terrible, moldy, poor lighting nonexistent waste baskets except in private rooms. The ship had a strong sewer odor which our cabin boy could not remedy. This problem involved several rooms. We would not return to the The(odor) Körner.
Roger P.3 years ago
Most Memorable Part: Food & last day of riding + Vienna
Wendy R.3 years ago
Anna F.4 years ago
Primadonna was superb. We had a very relaxing holiday. Crash between boats in Budapest happened the night before the start of our trip so any delays because of this perfectly understandable. The fact that the Danube was very high was again outside the control of the trip personnel and we appreciated the effort put into making our trip so enjoyable.
Alex Zucosky4 years ago
This was a great experience. Andreas was a wonderful tour director/leader. 2 weeks aloud us to have a great experience. As this was the ship's first cruise of the year we did experience a problem with our room but Andreas resolved the problem promptly and provided some compensation for our troubles. The crew provided excellent service. The meals were better than expected( I am not a gourmet but enjoyed every meal). the bike routes were very interesting. Our only issue was with the a/c but as this was an older ship some things are not always up to modern standards. Great value.
Gayle D.4 years ago
Simple the thrill of cycling through Europe along the Danube River.
Deirdre S.4 years ago
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.
Mary R.5 years ago
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.
Wendy • 5 years ago
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
Mary R. • 5 years ago
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.
Jim S.5 years ago
We traveled aboard the Theodor Korner, a classic river boat with loads of character and an extremely helpful and courteous staff. We enjoyed sharing the experience with fellow travelers we met on board. Dinners were great as were evenings spent on the deck relaxing with a drink and discussing the day's ride and excursions with our new friends. There is no better way to see and experience places - villages, cities, and rural countryside - than by bike and a boat and bike trip can't be beat for convenience and comfort. We also liked that this tour lasted for two weeks, allowing us to feel truly connected to the places we were visiting.
Mike W.6 years ago
Theodor Körner Along the Danube - Danube ExperienceAustria, Croatia, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia
The trip was well run and organized. The bikes were in excellent condition and easy to ride. The selected routes were easy to follow and offered many sights and excursions. Would highly recommend this trip.