Boat & Bike: Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria

Boat & Bike: Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria

Enjoy this amazing tour aboard the MS Carissima! Reside and dine in luxury during the evenings and get an up close and personal view of the enchanting Danube River while cycling during the day.
  • Multiple Departures

    Aug, Sep, May 20, Jun 20, Jul 20, Aug 20
  • Duration

    8 days / 7 nights
  • Highlights

    Bavarian "Three River City" of Passau, Budapest’s art nouveau highlights, Bratislava's boroque architecture
  • Notes

    Land Only, Price Based on Double Occupancy
  • Activity Level

    Moderate

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Boat & Bike: Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria 8 Days8D7 Nights7N

Cycle from the charming Bavarian “Three River City” of Passau straight into the heart of the once glorious Imperial and Royal Monarchy, discover four fascinating countries, and visit three European capitals all on one glorious cycling holiday. The flat Danube Cycle Path offers easy going riding and a treasure trove of scenery, history, and culture, all with the adventure of overnight stays aboard an exclusive river cruise ship. Cycling is in small groups with local tour guided.

You’ll also get to taste some  Austrian delicacies, try sweet cider in a wine tavern in the world-famous Wachau region, and savor a small variety of regional wine specialties. During a guided tour by bike or bus you’ll pass by numerous famous sights in Vienna and Budapest.

Explore Budapest’s imperial and art nouveau highlights, take a comprehensive tour through beautiful Bratislava with its baroque and Gothic buildings and fountains, and discover why Vienna is called the ‘Waltz Capital’. After a great day of cycling and exploring relax onboard the MS Carissima while listening to live music, or you head out to do more discovering on foot.

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What can you expect as part of your tour?

  • 7 nights in outside cabins
  • 5 guided Cycling days in small groups
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 21 gear touring bike
  • Tasting of homemade cider
  • Programming according to itinerary
  • Ferry rides
  • Guided city tour by bike in Vienna
  • Wine tasting in the Wachau region
  • Captains greeting and welcome cocktail
  • Daily cabin cleaning, towels and bed lin
  • Full board
  • Gala dinner with farewell cocktail
  • Farewell crew show
  • Daily live music
  • Tour guide on board
  • Daily information meeting
  • Detailed roadbook per cabin
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Day

1

Passau

Boarding time at 4:30 p.m. Located at the meeting point of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers, Passau has numerous of interesting sites to visit. Use your free time and stroll through the cobblestone old town center, listen to the bells of Passau’s Gothic Town Hall or have a look at the world’s largest Catholic Church organ in the Passau Cathedral. At 6.00 p.m. we cast off!

Overnight:MV Carissima - Ship (B, L, D).

Day

2

Great Loop/Engelhartszell-Aschach

Your first day’s cycling begins with a ride through the classic scenery of the ‘Great Loop’ Donauschlinge - one of the most beautiful sections of the Danube. Along the way you will encounter tiny villages and cozy cider taverns. In Austria’s only Trappist monastery at Engelhartszell you can taste their delicious liquors and cheese. The famous ‘Schlogener View’ provides a wonderful panorama of the surrounding Austrian countryside. The boat welcomes all cyclists back on board in the charming market town of Aschach.

Overnight:MV Carissima - Ship (B, L, D).

Day

3

Devin - Bratislava

You pedal along the former ‘Iron Curtain’, cross the green line and reach the imposing Imperial Palace of Hof with its beautifully terraced gardens. Follow the bike path through Austria’s ‘vegetable garden’ to the coronation city of Bratislava and the slopes of the little Carpathians and discover the hidden alleyways and sights of Bratislava on an optional city tour.

Overnight:MV Carissima - Ship (B, L, D).

Day

4

Budapest I Szentendre

The entrance to Budapest, Hungary’s capital is stunning. Savour the beauty of Budapest during a coach tour or a guided bike tour (optional) to discover many of the highlights of this handsome city. You can also choose to cycle to the charming town of Szentendre with its Mediterranean atmosphere and lively art scene. You will get a very close experience of Hungarian culture at an evening show with traditional music and dance (optional).

Overnight:MV Carissima - Ship (B, L, D).

Day

5

Danube bend - Esztergom

The wooded hills of Pilis, Visegrád and Börzsöny together with the meandering Danube create a wonderful landscape that has become a nature lover’s paradise. Situated in the middle of the Danube River the idyllic isle of Szentendre exudes silent Puszta romance. You cycle via the baroque village of Vác (influenced by the architects of Austria’s empress Maria Theresia) to the bishop town of Esztergom with its gorgeous basilica – Hungary’s largest Catholic Church.

Overnight:MV Carissima - Ship (B, L, D).

Day

6

Vienna

Discover Vienna’s most beautiful attractions. During a city tour by bike or bus (optional) you will experience Vienna’s most famous examples of architecture: the imperial Hofburg, St. Stephens Cathedral, the gorgeous ‘Ring’-boulevard and the State Opera House, the Burgtheater and town hall and, of course, the colorful "Hundertwasserhaus". Take time to relax in one or more of Vienna’s famous cafés, while the evening ends impressively at a classical concert (optional) in one of Vienna‘s most famous palaces.

Overnight:MV Carissima - Ship (B, L, D).

Day

7

Wachau / Krems - Melk

Your last biking day is a special highlight! A powerful ruin looms above the small Baroque town of Durnstein, while the blue spire of the monastery church is a landmark of the renowned Wachau. Amidst dreamy towns, apricot trees, vineyards and castles, this hilly landscape enchants everybody who visits ... you will be biking on cloud nine! In Weißenkirchen (possibility to do a wine-tasting – optional) you will find comfortable wine taverns along the bike path. After the Captain’s farewell dinner, lots of fun and entertainment can be experienced during the popular crew show.

Overnight:MV Carissima - Ship (B, L, D).

Day

8

Passau

As you cruise back up the Danube, enjoy the early morning sunshine as you wind your way to Passau, where you will disembark at about 10:00 am. Connecting travel should not be booked earlier than 11.00 am.

Overnight:En Route (B, L, D).

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09/29/2019
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06/06/2020
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07/04/2020
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08/22/2020
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