The Danube - by boat and bike - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    161-200 km / 100-149 mi
  • Distance per day:
    27-60 km / 17-37 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • Profile:
    predominantly paved cycle paths separate from main roads, as well as quiet side streets

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 three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

The Danube - by boat and bike

Passau & Budapest - MS Prinzessin Katharina from EUR 799

The Tour

The Danube - by boat and bike

The tour “Danube - by boat and bike” is a very laid-back river cruise, that can be actively enhanced by optional bike tours along the way. A lot of time is set aside for the exploration of three European capitals: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. By bike you will be discovering the perhaps most beautiful stretches along the river Danube: the Danube valley, the Wachau region, the Danube wetlands at Devin and the Danube’s knee. Aboard the ship you can book several optional guided tours or excursions. This boat and bike tour along the Danube is perfectly suited for both seasoned cyclists and new enthusiasts. Couples or groups are free to organise their days to suit their needs and interests. Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Prinzessin Katharina.

The Danube - by boat and bike

Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at 4 pm, departure to Engelhartszell at approx. 7 pm.

Day 2 Engelhartszell-Brandstatt, approx. 46 km/28 mi
You will be cycling through the romantic Danube valley, where the Schlögener Schlinge distinctly stands out. Afterwards, the boat will take you to Bratislava, where you will arrive at around lunchtime on the following day.

Day 3 Bratislava
Discover the small turbulent Slovak capital on today's day. You can enjoy a magnificent panoramic view from the Pressburg or explore the city by bike. Night drive to Budapest.

Day 4 Budapest or Szentendre, approx. 48 km/30 mi
Today, you can cycle to the lively artist’s town of Szentendre. Or, why not explore the hungarian capital. This will be followed by an overnight boat trip to Visegrád.

Day 5 Visegrád - Esztergom, approx. 27-60 km/17-37 mi
Today you can choose between different routes. They will take you through famous landmarks such as the Danube’s knee or the King’s palace and basilica. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Vienna.

Day 6 Vienna
Vienna is perfectly suited to be discovered on a bike - but obviously, other options are also available. Followed by an overnight boat trip to the Wachau region.

Day 7 Wachau - Pöchlarn, approx. 40-49 km/25-30 mi
The charming wine villages of the Wachau region and the magnificint Melk monastery are all stops along today’s tour. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Passau.

Day 8 Passau and departure
Around 11:00 am we will be arriving in Passau where the tour "The Danube - by boat and bike" concludes.

The Danube - by boat and bike
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Prinzessin Katharina:

Included in your package "The Danube - by boat and bike":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7 x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7 x dinner)
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • captain’s reception
  • welcome cocktail
  • gala dinner
  • farewell cocktail
  • daily live music
  • 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
  • optional rental bike
  • optional event tickets and guided tours, bookable aboard


  • outside cabins, approx. 11 sqm (118 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • beds with level access
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • upper deck cabins with French balcony
  • main deck cabins with non opening panoramic windows
  • 1 upper deck cabin offer a third bed for 3rd person (max. 80 kg/176 lbs)
  • eco cabins: during sailing and manoeuvres the engine sounds can be more audible here

Rental bicycles:

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

Travel time 2023:

  • Arrival on saturdays
  • minimum number of participants: 80. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 3 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.


All prices are per person.

15.04. + 07.10.   
2-bed eco-cabin  799 EUR 
2-bed cabin  899 EUR1099 EUR
1-bed cabin1199 EUR1399 EUR
3-bed cabin   899 EUR
29.04. + 23.09.   
2-bed eco-cabin  899 EUR 
2-bed cabin  999 EUR1199 EUR
1-bed cabin1299 EUR1499 EUR
3-bed cabin   999 EUR
further dates  
2-bed eco-cabin  999 EUR 
2-bed cabin1099 EUR1299 EUR
1-bed cabin1399 EUR1599 EUR
3-bed cabin 1099 EUR
double cabin for single occupancy+50 %
3. person under 13 years-20 %
rental bike 80 EUR
e-bike190 EUR

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "The Danube - by boat and bike":

  • Parking in Passau:
    - 75 €, fenced-in outdoor area, includes transfers
    - 87 €, roofed car park, 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 €
    Alternatively by bus no. 3, departure at the bus station (ZOB).
    Price per person approx.  2,50 €

  • 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 200-250

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

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.
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