Tour to the Iron Gate - MS Primadonna
Round trip with 6 countries - 13 days from 1459 €
This tour on the MS Primadonna will lead you through 6 countries to the Iron Gate. Furthermore, you’ll see several capitals, national parks, famous buildings, widely different languages, songs, dishes and wines - you certainly won’t be bored! Enjoy your stay on the second largest river cruise ship and the only catamaran cruiser, the MS Primadonna. "Tour to the Iron Gate aboard MS Primadonna" is a truly blissful journey, thanks to the beautiful landscape, easy cycle paths and stunning nature and excellent food on board.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Primadonna.
Day 1 Arrival in Passau, sail by night
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4:00 pm, departure at 6 pm.
Day 2 Grein - Spitz, approx. 63 km/39 mi, sail by night
Today you will cycle through the famous Wachau area and see the magnificent Abbey Melk. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Bratislava.
Day 3 Bratislava and bike tour, 56 km/35 mi, sail by night
Explore Slovakia’s capital under your own steam or book one of the guided tours offered aboard your ship. You will cycle to the Danubiana Meulensteen island with its art museum and sculpture garden.
Day 4 Kalocsa - Baja, approx. 58 km/36 mi
The ship will take you to Kalocsa, highlights of this stage include Bishop's Palace and the Cathedral. Cycling tour along the car-free Europe bike path through the Puszta.
Day 5 Belgrade and bike tour, 22 km/14 mi, sail by night
The morning starts with a two-and-a-half hours city tour. In the afternoon you will cycle on the Save cycle path.
Day 6 National Park Iron Gate and Silver Lake, 41 km/26 mi
You’ll get to marvel at the Danube Gorge of the Iron Gate along the border between Serbia and Romania. Today's cycle tour leads to the Serbian Silver Lake, formed from a former Danube tributary.
Day 7 Round trip Novi Sad, approx. 46 km/29 mi
Guided city tour Novi Sad, Vojvodina’s capital, and cycling tour along the Danube cycle path with a drink in a typical Čarda.
Day 8 Round trip Mohacs, approx. 38 km/24 mi
You’ll be cycling through the Duna-Dráva National Park in Hungary via the Stork Museum to the Sátorhely Battle Monument. In Mohács, urban bustle and premium wines await.
Day 9 Budapest or Szentendre, 24 - 58 km/15 - 36 mi
There are several optional packets available to book, or why not go ahead and explore the hungarian capital under your own steam. Alternatively you can cycle to the lively artist’s town of Szentendre.
Day 10 Hainburg - Vienna, approx. 56 km/35 mi
Today’s bike tour features a lot of natural beauty and sights well worth visiting, such as Eckartsau Castle on today's cycle tour through the Danube Floodplains National Park.
Day 11 Discovery Vienna
In the morning you’ll take part in a city tour, then it’s time for some shopping on the Mariahilfer Straße or relaxing in a wine tavern in Nußdorf. Vienna’s Imperial Palace, Castle Schönbrunn, the Prater and the Danube Island: there is lots to explore.
Day 12 Mauthausen - Linz, approx. 39 km/24 mi, boat trip
You will cycle through nature at a fast pace, in Enns a 2 € coin will unlock the gate of the town tower. In Linz you should try the eponymous cake - Linzer Torte.
Day 13 Passau and departure
Around 8 am we will be arriving in Passau where this "Tour to the Iron Gate aboard MS Primadonna" concludes. Disembarkation after breakfast.
Prices & Dates
Here are the details on MS Primadonna.
Included in "Tour to the Iron Gate - MS Primadonna":
- 12 nights aboard in your chosen category
- 12 x breakfast
- 11 x packed lunches or three-course meals aboard
- 12 x dinner, four-course meals
- afternoon coffee and cake served daily
- daily midnight snack
- cabins are cleaned daily
- bed linen and towels supplied
- city tours Vienna & Belgrad
- city walk Novi Sad
- Cathedral tour and Bishop's Palace Kolocsa
- guided tour Eckartsau Castle & St Florian Abbey
- organ concert Linz
- 2 x hydrojet massage/cabin
- 1 x 15-min body massage/cabin
- 1 x traditional shaving/cabin
- 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
- excursion package, bookable aboard
- outside cabins on the main deck, approx. 11,5 sqm/124 sq ft (aft ECO 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
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.
- 30 drink vouchers
Excursion package, includes:
- City tour Budapest 3 hours
- City tour Bratislava
- Bus excursion Pécs incl. city tour 4.5 hours
- can also be booked individually on board subject to availability
Bookable dates 2023:
- Arrival on Friday
All prices are per person in a double bed cabin.
|2-bed cabin aft|
bed + sofa bed
|2-bed cabin||2689 €||2789 €|
|main deck cabin ECO|
|+ 25 %|
|other main deck cabins|
|+ 50 %|
|+ 75 %|
|main deck cabin reduction|
3rd and 4th person
|-6 y 100% / -12 y 50 %|
from 12 y 25 %
|upper deck cabin reduction|
|-6 y 100% / -12 y 50 %|
from 12 y 25 %
|private bikes||without surcharge|
|30 drink vouchers||129 €|
|excursion package||112 €|
- Additional costs: ferry trips, approx. 5 €
- booking code "Tour to the Iron Gate - MS Primadonna":
- how you can save some money
- cancellation fee
Arrival to "Tour to the Iron Gate - MS Primadonna":
Parking in Passau:
fenced-in outdoor area, unguarded
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. 3 €
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. 40 €
Rental car, one way per vehicle: 100-150 €
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.
- 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.