By boat and bike to Budapest - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    249-307 km/155-191 mi
  • Distance per day:
    22-59 km / 14-37 mi
  • Altitude profil:
  • Route:
    predominantly paved cycle paths separate from main roads

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the evenings we serve four-course meals. In the afternoon there is coffee and cake and for the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches or a 3-course menu is served on board.

By boat and bike to Budapest

The Danube on the MS Primadonna from EUR 789

The Tour

By boat and bike to Budapest - MS Primadonna

Experience on your tour "By boat and bike to Budapest" the highlights of the Austrian, Slovak and Hungarian Danube. Enjoy your stay on the second largest river cruise ship and the only catamaran cruiser, the MS Primadonna. This is a truly blissful journey, thanks to the beautiful landscape and easy cycle paths, iconic cities, stunning nature and excellent food on board.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Primadonna.

By boat and bike to Budapest - Vienna

Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4 pm, departure to Schlögen at 5 pm.

Day 2 Schlögen - Linz, 56 km/35 mi, sail by night
Bike handover at the Schlögen river bend, then you will cycle through the romantic Danube valley. The Willhering monastery and the state capital Linz.

Day 3 Tulln - Vienna, 31-52 km/19-32 mi, sail by night
Easy bike tour around the Vienna Woods, to Vienna via Klosterneuburg. Lots of nature, a famous monastery and the metropolis await you. Vienna city tour by night.

Day 4 Esztergom - Budapest, 59 km/35 mi + train ride or 81 km/50 mi
The bike tour leads through the Danube Bend via Visegrád, Vac and Széntentendre to Budapest. Royal Palace and Basilica are landmarks of Hungarian history.

Day 5 Budapest and bike tour, 22 km/14 mi, sail by night
The morning starts with a 3 hours city tour. In the afternoon you will cycle to the inner city and to the recreational area Danube island margit-sziget. The bridge between the two city halfs Buda and Pest. 

Day 6 Bratislava circular tour, 33-48 km/21-30 mi, sail by night
After a tour of the old town, you will cycle to the Imperial Castle Eckartstau. Return to the ship or continue via the magnificent Hof Castle and Devin.

Day 7 Krems - Pöchlarn, 48 km/30 mi, sail by night
Today you will cycle through the famous Wachau area and see the magnificent Abbey Melk.

Day 8 Passau and departure
Around 9 am we will be arriving in Passau where this tour "By boat and bike to Budapest" concludes.

Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Primadonna.

Included in your package "By boat and bike to Budapest":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7 x breakfast
  • 6 x packed lunches or three-course meals aboard
  • 7 x dinner, four-course meals
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • daily midnight snack
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome drink
  • Vienna & Budapest city tour
  • city walk Bratislava
  • entrance Eckartsau Castle
  • 2 x hydrojet massage
  • 1 x traditional shaving
  • english speaking on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • parking space and transfers
  • rental bike included
  • optional 30 drink vouchers


  • outside cabins on the main deck, approx. 11,5 sqm/124 sq ft (aft EOC 10 sqm/108 sq ft), window can’t be opened
  • outside cabins on the upper and promenade deck, approx. 16,5 sqm/178 sq ft, with balcony and bench seat
  • some upper deck cabins with sofa bed for 3rd person (75 x 185 cm)

Drinks package:

  • 30 drink vouchers

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Travel time 2023:

  • Arrival on thursdays
    full booked!


All prices are per person.

May + 22.09.:   
2-bed cabin aft
bunk bed
EUR 789  
2-bed cabin
bed + sofa bed
EUR 949  
2-bed cabin EUR 1489EUR 1609
further dates:   
2-bed cabin aft
bunk bed
EUR 899  
2-bed cabin
bed + sofa bed
EUR 1099  
2-bed cabin EUR 1599EUR 1729
main deck cabin ECO
single occupancy
+ 25 %
other main deck cabins
single occupancy
+ 50 %
upper deck-/promenade
single occupancy
+ 75 %
main deck cabin reduction
3rd and 4th person
-6 y 100% / -12 y 75 %
from 12 y 50 %
upper deck cabin reduction
3rd person
-6 y 100% / -12 y 75 %
from 12 y 50 %
Discount 2 children in
separate adjacent cabin
- 25 %
e-bikeEUR 100
private bikeswithout surcharge
30 drink vouchersEUR 129

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "By boat and bike to Budapest":

  • Parking in Passau:
    fenced-in outdoor area, unguarded
    includes transfers
    information on how to register for parking is included in your travel documents

  • Arrival in Passau via train:
    From the railway station to the Schiffslände Passau-Lindau it is about 4 kilometres. We recommend you take a taxi
    Price per taxi approx. 15 Euro
    Alternatively by bus no. 3, departure at the bus station (ZOB).
    Price per person approx. 2,50 Euro

  • Arrival at Munich airport:
    Distance to Passau approx. 160 km, excellent train connections, journey takes approx. 2.5 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 35
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: EUR 100-150

Personal bikes:
You can always take your own bike with you. Please note, however, that your bike will be loaded twice a day with many others on and off the ship and damage can not be ruled out. A liability for this can not be assumed. We advise you to book one of the good rental bikes.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
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