Passau-Vienna with MS Primadonna - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    ca. 251-266 km/156-165 mi
  • Distance per day:
    40-57 km / 25-35 mi
  • Altitude profil:
  • Profil:
    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. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Passau - Vienna with MS Primadonna

The Austrian Danube only from EUR 659

The Tour

Schönbühel castel

Passau-Vienna aboard the comfort ship MS Primadonna – on this popular trip, you’ll cycle along comfortable cycle paths for a vibrant experience of the Danube. The wild and romantic Danube Valley, the picturesque Wachau region and the rugged Strudengau landscape, as well as magnificent castles and monasteries and the stunning, pulsating cities of Linz and Vienna offer an unforgettable holiday experience. Here you can find information about your hotel ship, the MS Primadonna.
In 2021, a year impacted by the Coronavirus, this tour starts and ends in Engelhartszell, approx. 30 km away, so that the entire tour takes place in Austria and will therefore (hopefully) be less affected by restrictions.

MS Primadonna

Day 1 Arrival in Engelhartszell + boat trip
Picturesquely located on Niebelungen Route, this village is home to the only Trappist monastery in Austria. Embarkation until 5:00 p.m. The tour to Paussau, which has an almost Mediterranean flair, begins around 6:30 p.m.

Day 2 Schlögen - Linz, 56 km/35 mi
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 Linz - Grein, 57 km/35 mi
Today’s highlights are Mitterkirchen, which offers an open-air museum that is absolutely worth seeing and the small Baroque town Grein.

Day 4 Ybbs - Spitz/Wachau, 52 km/32 mi
The magnificent Melk Abbey and the lovely wine villages of the Wachau are on today's tour. Sail to Hainburg overnight.

Day 5 Roundtrip from Hainburg, 40-55 km/25-34 mi
On today’s bike tour through the Donauauen National Park, you’ll experience lots of nature and sights such as the palace Schloss Hof and the 18th-century Habsburg residence Schloss Eckartsau. If you like, you can extend the tour to Devin and Bratislava.

Day 6 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 7 Krems - Melk - Pöchlarn, 48 km/30 mi
Everything revolves around the Wachau today, which is probably Austria’s most well known wine region. You will be able to buy wine, schnapps and everything apricot-related directly from the producers.

Day 8 Engelhartszell and departure
Arrival in Engelhartszell around 7.00 a.m., disembarkation after breakfast. Your tour " Passau-Vienna aboard the MS Primadonna" comes to an end.

Monastery Melk
Prater in Vienna


Here are the details on MS Primadonna.

Included in your package "Passau-Vienna with MS Primadonna":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7x breakfast
  • 6 packed lunches or three-course meals aboard
  • 7x dinner, four-course meals
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • daily midnight snack
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • welcome snack
  • english speaking on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • GPS-tracks
  • detailed travel documents (DE/EN)
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • Vienna city tour
  • Organ concert Linz
  • Classic Hits Concert Greinburg
  • entrance and guided tour Eckartsau Castle
  • entrance Schatzkammer Wien (Treasury)
  • 1x 15-min body massage, 1x hydrojet massage
  • 1x traditional shaving
  • 7-days customer helpline
  • rental bike included


  • 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

Drinks package:

  • 30 vouchers for alcohol-free drinks, coffee/tea, house sparkling wine, wine and beer

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 2021:

  • Arrival on fridays
    06.08. + 27.08. + 03.09. + 01.10.


All prices are per person in a double berth cabin.

2-bed cabin aft
bunk bed
659 €  
2-bed cabin
bed + sofa bed
749 €  
2-bed cabin 1175 €1355 €
main deck cabin ECO
single occupancy
759 €
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 50 %
from 12 y 25 %
upper deck cabin reduction
3rd person
-6 y 100% / -12 y 50 %
from 12 y 25 %
e-bike90 €
private bikeswithout surcharge
drinks package169 €

The booking process

The Tour



  • Parking in Engelhartszell:
    There is free street parking close to the shipping pier.

  • Arrival in Engelhartszell via train:
    By train to Passau, by bus to Engelhartszell.

  • Arrival at Munich airport:
    Distance to Passau approx. 160 km, Distance from Passau to Engelhartszell approx. 30km, excellent train connections, excellent bus connections, journey takes approx. 3.5 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. EUR 50

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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