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Danube Experience by BIKE + BOAT / Iron Gate

Fjord-like Landscapes, Puszta, Balkan and Paprika

Karte Donaurerlebnis mit Rad & Schiff

Route

Tour profile / Level 1-2

The cycle paths are asphalted for the most part and run through flat to lightly hilly terrain – mainly following the routing of Eurovelo 6 – via cycle paths and country roads with little traffic. Don’t feel like cycling today? You can reach your destination easily by boat.

Tour profile Passau - Iron Gate

Day 1: Passau

Immediately after embarkation between 16:00 and 17:00, it’s time to "cast off". Enjoy a final view of the beautiful city of Passau as you glide serenely into the sunset, past dark green forests before entering the lock at the Jochenstein power plant on the border between Germany and Austria.

Day 2: Great Loop / Engelhartszell – Aschach approx. 42 km

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.

Day 3: Devin – Bratislava, approx. 15-45 km

A narrow cycle path runs along the Iron Curtain from the castle ruins in Devin to the splendid palace of Schloss Hof, which boasts one of the most magnificent baroque gardens in Europe. There follows a stretch of untouched countryside and a short time later, you arrive in the vibrant city of Bratislava. Our miniature train tour of the Slovakian capital in which Hungarian kings were once crowned (optional) begins with a glorious view from the fortress perched on a hill overlooking the city and ends with a walk through the beautifully restored historic city centre.

  • Excursion: Bratislava - Bus + Walking Tour

    Enjoy a comfortable sightseeing tour in Bratislava by bus or slow train (depending on availability). The tour starts in the harbour and takes you past the famous Saint Martin’s Cathedral - the former coronation church for Hungarian Kings -, and the Church of the Trinitarian Order. You drive past the Grassalkovich-Palais - the present residence of the Slovakian president -, and the Information Centre of the European Union. You walk through the Viennese Gate to the Ehrenhof courtyard that offers a beautiful view of the Old Town. Afterwards the bus or train takes you back down from the hill to St. Michael’s Gate. Together with your guide you will discover the historic centre.

    Price: € 29,-
    Duration: approx. 2 hours
    Participants: min. 25 pers.  

Day 4: Budapest | Excursion to Szentendre approx. 27-42 km (or rest day)

Savour the entrance to Budapest and the stunning views of the city‘s most famous buildings. Discover the city that straddles the Danube on a guided tour (optional) or take a detour to the delightful little town of Szentendre with many artists and galleries.

  • Excursion: Budapest Sightseeing Tour by BIKE

    Accompanied by an experienced bike guide you will visit the most famous sights. You cross the Danube on the famous Chain Bridge, and cycle past the Parliament building, cross the Liberty Square, and City Park, and get to the Heroe’s Square.

    Price: € 30,-
    Duration: approx. 2,5 hours
    Participants: min. 7 pers.

  • Excursion: Budapest Sightseeing tour by BUS

    Budapest - "The Queen of the Danube" - is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The Danube bank is lined with breathtaking magnificent buildings, such as the Parliament or the Castle. You will visit Heroes’ Square and discover impressive buildings of the past and modern times during a walk through the city park. A special highlight is the visit to the Historic Budapest Market Hall, which attracts with a variety of culinary specialties. 

    Price: € 30,-
    Duration: approx. 3 hours
    Participants: min. 30 pers.

Day 5: Baja – Mohacs, approx. 36 km

From the quiet Baroque town of Baja that is famous for its fish soup, you’ll cycle along the flood protection dykes in the Gemenc floodplain, through sleepy river landscapes past fields of sunflowers. At the end of today’s stage, you take the ferry to the little town of Mohacs, Hungary’s southernmost town on the Danube and famously the site of two battles with the Turks.

Day 6: Belgrade (rest day)

Explore the fun-loving Serbian capital at the confluence of the Sava and the Danube by bike or bus, take a journey in time from the past to the present and learn about the rise and fall of Yugoslavia (optional). In the evening, Belgrade is bathed in a sea of light.  Visit the famous artists’ quarter "Skadarlija", where in the countless taverns typical local specialties are served to spirited folk music

  • Excursion: Belgrade City Tour by BIKE

    Experience the modern and cosmopolitan city of Belgrade from the saddle of your bike and learn interesting facts about the history and politics of the former Yugoslavian Capital. On your tour you’ll be able to see among other things the Kalemegdan Fortress, the Old Palace, Hotel Yugoslavia. A stroll through the historic center of Zemun will bring you closer to the Balkan culture and flair.

    Price: € 30,-
    Duration: 2,5 h
    Participants: min. 7 pers.

  • Excursion: Belgrade Sightseeingtour by BUS

    Discover the largest metropolis of the Balkans by bus. Gain insight into the rich history of the former Yugoslavian capital at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers. Visit the largest cathedral in the Balkans, the Temple of St. Sava. The tour covers the main sights of the city, including the monument of Mihailo Obrenović, Serbian Parliament, Fortress of Belgrade Kalemegdan. Concluding with a walk through the student quarter of Belgrade in the center.

    Price: € 30,-
    Duraton: approx. 3,5 h
    Participants: min. 25 pers.

Day 7: Cataract Canyons / Iron Gates National Park (rest day)

Experience the stunning fjord-like landscape at close quarters from the ship’s deck. The river cuts through the Romanian Carpathian mountains and the mighty foothills of the Balkan mountain range. A spectacular landscape with steep gorges, dark forests with historic monuments and impregnable fortresses on the shores that are reflected in the blue waters of the river: this miracle of nature will take your breath away!

Day 8: Novi Sad – Ilok, approx. 47 km

The imposing Petrovaradin fortress perches high above the provincial capital of the Vojvodina. After cycling upstream along a flat cycle path, you take a ferry to reach the gentle foothills of the Fruska Gora, with its orchards, vineyards and idyllic farming villages. Ilok, the easternmost town in Croatia is famous for its wines, which are drunk even in the English royal family. Optionally you can experience a wine tasting and cellar tour in one of the famous wine cellars of Ilok.

  • Excursion: Ilok - Croatian Way of Life

    During a wine tasting in Ilok, which is known for its excellent wines, you will experience a unique combination of local culture and culinary delights. The tour begins with a pleasant bike ride from the boat landing stage to the winery, which is around 1.4 kilometers away. On arrival at the winery, you will be guided into the impressive wine cellar, which is not only a place of storage, but also of history and tradition. Here you will then have the opportunity to taste five regional wines, each with unique flavors and characteristics. During the tasting, typical regional snacks are served, which are perfectly matched to the wines and round off the taste experience.

    Price: € 15,-
    Duration: approx. 1,5 hours

Day 9: Batina – Mohacs, approx. 48 km

You are in the border triangle and cycling through the endless expanse of the Batschka (the territory of the Danube Swabians). Small, dreamy farming villages, bright yellow rape fields and endless agricultural areas line your way from Croatia via Serbia to Hungary.  Farmers cheerfully wave from their fields, and every now and then a horse-drawn wagon crosses the road. The alternative route leads through the untouched nature of the Dunav-Drava-Nemzeti Nations Park. On the roofs of the farmhouses nest numerous white storks, for which even a separate museum has been established. On your way to Mohacs, Hungary, you will pass the National Memorial commemorating the great battle of 1526.

Day 10: Kalocsa – Solt, approx. 52 km

Kalocsa is the “Paprika Capital” of Hungary and the character of the town is strongly influenced by colourful houses with hand-painted, bright floral patterns and the cathedral with its towers that can be seen even from a distance as they rise into the sky from the flat Hungarian plain. Visiting the Paprika Museum, you’ll learn a lot about Hungary’s favourite spice. Continue your journey on the well-built cycle path along the flood protection dyke through the vast expanse of the Puszta. White sandbanks along the Danube bank invite you to jump into the cool water again and again. A visit to a horse farm with a riding demonstration of the famous Csikos shepherds, a farm museum and traditional handicrafts is the crowning conclusion of an eventful day (optional).

  • Excursion: Puszta Great Plain / Csikos horseshow, farm life & craftsmanship

    After a nostalgic carriage ride you will be welcomed at the horse farm with a glass of pálinka and pogácsa. An old Hungarian museum farm takes you back in time, old breeds of domestic animals, such as gray cattle, Mangalica pigs and Przewalski horses are still kept here. Learn about traditional Hungarian handicrafts and relax with freshly baked flatbread with sour cream and house wine. The highlight is a riding demonstration by the daredevil Csikosoks, the Hungarian horse herders of the Great Plain, who inspire with breathtaking equestrian tricks.

    Price: € 22,-
    Duration: approx. 2 hrs.
    Participants: min. 40 pers.

Day 11: Danube Bend – Esztergom, approx. 50 km

The Danube is framed by steep wooded hills as it flows through the picturesque, hilly landscape of the "Hungarian Wachau". Set in the middle of the Danube, the delightful island of Szentendre radiates real puszta romance. As you continue your journey on idyllic cycle paths through picturesque villages, you’ll be able to experience the Hungarian zest for life at first hand. The dome of the imposing basilica in Esztergom that sits high over the Danube can be seen from far and wide. Hungary’s largest church, with its Tuscan style high altar and a side chapel with red marble walls is especially worth seeing.

Day 12: Vienna (Bike excursion to Klosterneuburg, Danube Island,...)

After so many action packed days of cycling, you deserve some relaxation. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the idyllic floodplain forest of the Donauauen National Park and the impressive skyline as you sail into Vienna. Go for a ride on the Danube Island – Vienna’s favourite recreational area, cycle out to the nearby Klosterneuburg Abbey or wander through the idyllic vineyards of the so called Kahlenberg (with magnificent views over the city and the Danube). The day ends traditionally with a concert of classic waltz and operetta music in a historic Viennese palace (optional).

  • Excursion: Waltz and Operetta Concert at Schönbrunn Palace

    Enjoy a concert in the location that Mozart returned to time and again throughout his career: the restored Schönbrunn Palace’s Orangery. The baroque Orangery was often used for pompous celebrations already during Imperial times. The most famous melodies by Mozart and Strauß presented by the renowned Schönbrunn Palace Festival Orchestra, accompanied by virtuoso vocals and dance fascinate the guests every evening anew.

    Price:
    Cat. A € 89,-
    Cat. B € 69,-
    Cat. C € 55,-
    Duration: approx. 3 hours 
    Participants: min. 30 pers.

  • Excursion: Vienna City tour - 48h - Hop On Hop Off BUS

    During this sightseeing tour you will get closer to Vienna’s fascinating history. You will get to know breathtaking architecture, beautiful castles and gardens, impressive monuments and green parks. You will see Roman fundaments alongside with Gothic and Barock as well as modern buildings. The hop on hop off busses allow you to explore the town at your own pace and enjoy the panoramic view from the double deckers’ roofs while you get back ground information about the sights from the audio guide

    48-hours ticket 
    Price:
    € 38,-

Day 13: Vienna (rest day)

Discover Vienna: from the saddle on a guided bike tour or on your own with the HOP ON HOP OFF Bus (optional). Ride through the historic city centre at a leisurely pace and see the sights from close up. The magnificent Ringstraße will remind you of times long past and inviting coffee houses will tempt you with delicious Viennese cakes and pastries. Afterwards, there’s enough time to stroll through the quaint lanes or visit the Naschmarkt, a feast for the senses. End your day in Vienna in traditional fashion at a rustic wine tavern.

  • Excursion: Vienna City Tour by BIKE

    With your bike you will experience the most famous sights from a new, and completely different point of view. Riding along the Ringstraße boulevard  you will pass the State Opera, Johann Strauß Monument, Hofburg - the Habsburg family’s winter residence - and the city hall. Through the Old Town’s lanes you get to St. Stephan’s Cathedral where the tour ends. Many photo stops!

    Price: € 38,- 
    Duration: approx. 3 hours 
    Participants: min. 7 pers.

  • Excursion: Vienna City tour - 24h - Hop On Hop Off BUS

    During this sightseeing tour you will get closer to Vienna’s fascinating history. You will get to know breathtaking architecture, beautiful castles and gardens, impressive monuments and green parks. You will see Roman fundaments alongside with Gothic and Barock as well as modern buildings. The hop on hop off busses allow you to explore the town at your own pace and enjoy the panoramic view from the double deckers’ roofs while you get back ground information about the sights from the audio guide.

    24-hours ticket
    Price:
    € 36,-

Day 14: Wachau | Krems – Melk, approx. 37 km

This final stage of your cycling tour can best be described as magical! The gentle hilly countryside of the Wachau with their picturesque villages, historic castles and palaces surrounded by apricot trees and terraced vineyards, is one of the loveliest stretches of the river. In Weißenkirchen the cycle path is lined with cosy vintner’s taverns and you should definitely treat yourself to a break here (optional wine tasting)! AT05_WeinverkostungSpitz  Along the way you will also spot one of the most beautiful baroque ensembles in Europe: The Abbey of Melk AT03_StiftMelk_EN.

Day 15: Passau

Enjoy the first rays of sunlight and the early-morning tranquillity of the Danube valley one last time. Catch a final view of the Danube Bend at Schlögen – before you reach Passau/surroundings, your heart bursting with memories and impressions. Disembarkation at approx. 11.00 am. Independent homeward journey. We recommend not to make any arrangements for onward connections departing before 12.00 pm.

You are also welcome to book an extension at the 3*+ Hotel IBB Passau Sued DE04_IBBPassauSued_EN or 4* Passauer Wolf DE04_PassauerWolf_EN in Passau through us.

General Information:

In the event of extremely high or low water, the shipping company reserves the right to bridge stages by bus or even to cancel the trip at short notice without any legal claim arising therefrom (water levels are force majeure). The same applies for officially decreed repairs to locks or bridges, not announced in advance, or in the event of motor or propulsion damage to the ship without attributed fault.
On one hand, a riverboat is a “holiday hotel”, while on the other, it is also a means of transport that moves with motor power and must always be operated, even at night (partially with lock and bridge passages and the retractions and extensions of the structures caused as a result). Mistakes can happen with lock passages. This is the case for all Danube journeys and cannot be avoided. Please bear in mind that riverboats are restricted (bridge passages, locks) in size (length, height, width) and therefore cannot be compared with cruise liners at sea. The cabins are limited in space but are nevertheless comfortable and furnished.

Services

  • 14 nights in outside cabins with private facilities and air conditioning

  • Port charges

  • Program according to itinerary from/to Passau 

  • Captains greeting and welcome cocktail

  • Full board: rich breakfast, lunch on board (non- cyclists) or packed lunch (cyclists), afternoon coffee break, dinner (2/3 dishes to choose from), late night snack 

  • Gala dinner with farewell cocktail

  • Board Musician

  • Tour guide on board (does not cycle with the group

  • Daily information meeting 

  • Detailed travel documents per cabin, GPS tracks + cycling tour app with voice navigation per cabin


    Additional included services in guided tour

  • Cycling tour guide

  • Ferry rides

  • City tour Budapest by bus

  • City tour Belgrade by bus

  • City tour Vienna by bike

  • Rental helmet (adults only) 


Individual Cyclingtour

You´ll receive a detailed roadbook with maps and infomation to the routing on board. You do not cycle in a group – you cycle individually in your own tempo and are therefor able to time your day to your needs. Only the schedule gives you a time frame.
Our cruise director explains the evening before the next cycling path in the daily breefings and informs you about the specifics and gives tipps about sightseeing, possibilities to take a rest and specialities.
If you do not want to cycle, just stay on board and enjoy the passing landscape on the sun deck or relax in the infrared cabin. The crew is trying to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Guided tour

You cycle in a small group guided by a local tour guide. During a guided tour by bike or bus you will pass by numerous famous sights in Vienna and Budapest.

Dates & Prices

Dates

Merkmale

    Season / Period
    Type
    Information
    Booking
    •   04.05. - 18.05.24
    • Individual
    •   03.08. - 17.08.24
    • Individual
    • FULLY BOOKED
    •   28.09. - 12.10.24
    • Individual
    • FULLY BOOKED
    •   04.05. - 18.05.24
    • Guided
    •   03.08. - 17.08.24
    • Guided
    • FULLY BOOKED
    •   28.09. - 12.10.24
    • Guided
    • FULLY BOOKED

    Extras

    % Reduction for children in cabin
    0-2,99 years in baby cot* -100%
    3-11,99 years in cabin with min 2 full paying adults**; Cat Standard -30%
    3-11,99 years in cabin with min 1 full paying adult; Cat Standrad -10%
       
    *baby cot must be brought individually; category standard + comfort ONLY  
    ** 3rd bed in cabin - body heigt max. 140 cm  
       
    Bicyle & equipment
    24-speed bike 139
    E-bike 289
    Bringing own bike 60
    Bringing own e-bike (max. 23 kg excluding battery) 80
    Rental helmet (only bookable in advance) 15
      
    Additional nights
    Passau 4* (dbl/sgl) 74/109
     
    Transfer ¹
    one way PRIVATE (total 1-8 pers.) from/to Munich Airport 270
    one way PRIVATE (total 1-8 pers.) from/to Munich Centre 320

    ¹ please update us to your exact requirements; flight details and i.a.hotelname required


    Best - Price - Guarantee

    If you would verifiably receive better conditions and/or prices from another tour operator at the time of booking we guarantee at least the same conditions PLUS 1 handlebar bag for FREE!
    All prices per person in EUR

    Ship

    Welcome aboard the MS SWISS CROWN!

    Stylish, elegant and timelessly beautiful - this is how the premium ship MS Swiss Crown presents itself as it glides gently along the Danube river. You will immediately feel at home on board as soon as you enter the spectacular foyer. Designed in warm wood tones, the ship radiates a comfort and leaves nothing to be desired. The simple elegance of the timelessly beautiful staterooms, which are decorated with great attention to detail, will inspire you. Sit back, enjoy the serene, relaxed atmosphere, the fantastic views of breathtakingly beautiful natural landscapes, sometimes from the bicycle seat, sometimes from the inviting, partially covered sun deck. Let yourself be pampered by the friendly, accommodating crew and create on board relationships alongside memories to last a lifetime.

    >> ships brochure for download


    Cabins

    The 68 outward-facing cabins are spacious 14 m² and convince with elegant, comfortable interior. The cabins have a double bed (can be separated to 2 single beds), shower/WC, hairdryer, SAT TV, safe, coffee maker, minibar and individually adjustable air conditioning.

     

    Kabine Standard / HauptdeckSTANDARD Cabin
    The approx. 14m² cabins are located on the main deck, equipped with a double bed (which can be moved apart) and smaller, raised windows (NOT openable). In some cabins a 3rd bed (bunk bed) can be used for children.


    COMFORT Cabin
    The approx. 14m² cabins are located on the middle deck, equipped with a double bed (which can be moved apart). The panoramic window can be opened.

     

    SUPERIOR Cabin
    The approx. 14m² cabins are located on the upper deck, equipped with a double bed (which can be moved apart) and private balcony.

     

    MINISUITE
    The approx. 16m² cabin is located on the middle deck, equipped with a double bed (which can be moved apart) and a panoramic window.

     

    We will gladly accept your non-binding cabin request when booking. However, information about cabin numbers is expressly not part of the contract.


    Ship information

    Built: 2000 / renovation 2018/2019
    Capacity: 135 passangers
    Lenght: 110m 
    Wide: 11,40m
    Draft: 1,50m
    Speed: 22 km/h
    Crew: ca. 36
    Electricity: 220 Volt
    Language on board: German and English


    Deck information

    • Main deck (lower deck) - cabins STANDARD (small windows - can not be opened)
    • Middle deck - cabins COMFORT (panorama window - can be opened), 1x MINISUITE (panorama window - can be opened)
    • Upper deck - cabins SUPERIOR (balcony) 

    >> Virtual 3D-Tour


     

    Board facilities

    • Restaurant
    • Stylish Lounge with Panoramabar
    • Library
    • Wellness area with sauna + steam bath
    • Whirlpool
    • Sundeck with long-chairs & tables
    • Onboard-Boutique
    • WIFI (payable locally, connection may vary)

    The stylish lounge with its comfortable club chairs and a cozy Panoramabar offers a very special atmosphere. In the first-class restaurant you undertake a culinary foray through the Danube countries and their variety of flavors. Rest and relaxation await you in the wellness area after an eventful day of cycling, and on the spacious, partially covered sun deck you can enjoy a glass of wine together with like-minded people and a very special spectacle of nature.
    In a small onboard boutique you can buy souvenirs and souvenirs for those who stayed at home, but also useful equipment for your bike tours (clothing, helmets, bags, etc.). And if you feel like reading a good book, just help yourself to the onboard library. On board you will be greeted by a warm ship’s crew, who will make your stay as pleasant as possible and read your every wish from your eyes. WIFI available on board (connection may vary, payable locally).


    Life on Board!


     

    Bicycle

    Bicycles and Equipment

    Our bicycles are the most modern quality bikes of the brand KTM, which were specially designed for the requirements and the wishes of our guests. This resulted in easy-running, robust touring bikes with low comfort entry and puncture-proof tires. The elevated handlebars allow for comfortable and back-friendly riding. The bikes in our fleet are usually not older than 3 years. During the duration of the trip you are liable for damage, loss or theft. Bike insurance can be purchased on board.

    The following bikes are available for rent:

    • 24-Speed UNISEX* with comfort entry, hand brakes and freewheel
    • E-Bikes (Pedelecs) UNISEX with freewheel and 28" tires in frame sizes 43 / 45 / 50 cm. max. permissible total weight 130kg

    *Men’s frames are provided for men over 188 cm tall.

    Our rental bikes are equipped with: Pannier, handlebar bag, air pump. Per cabin you will receive a service kit with tools and a bike lock. In the on-board store you will receive quality bicycle helmets as well as cycling clothing (e.g. jerseys, pants, sweaters, rain jackets, rain ponchos).

    On request, 7-speed UNISEX* touring bikes with hand and coaster brakes can be provided, as well as child seats and child trailers.


    Electric Bikes | E-Bikes | Pedelecs

    We provide modern quality e-bikes (pedelecs) with 5/8-speed hub gears and low UNISEX comfort entry. The bikes have a powerful Bosch mid-motor and strong 500wh battery. IMPORTANT: please reserve ebikes early, as they are only available in very limited numbers.


    Breakdowns

    Punctures can occur even with new wheels and the best maintenance. Fix punctures yourself, for major damage please contact our on-site staff. Please do not have any repairs done to the bikes without consulting the cruise director.


    Bringing of own bikes

    You are welcome to bring your own bike. Please bring spare tube and tool bag as well as a lock and check the bike for functionality before your departure. The bikes will be parked on the sun deck (not covered), unfortunately parking inside the ship is not possible for safety reasons.

    Due to the very limited space available, the bicycles stand close to each other, when crossing bridges they must be laid flat. For organizational reasons, the bicycles (also customer’s own) are sometimes not brought on board overnight, but are locked at the pier in front of the ship. Your bike has to be brought ashore and back by our crew almost daily from the sun deck via a narrow staircase. We try to handle your bikes as gently as possible, but in rare cases small scratches or damages cannot be avoided.

    IMPORTANT: Please be sure to remove any bike boxes/baskets permanently mounted on the luggage rack and any side mirrors attached to the handlebars. Our crew requires unobstructed access. Batteries must also be removed for loading and unloading. The weight of the e-bikes must not exceed 23kg without the battery.

    For the transport of your daily luggage, we provide you free of charge with a waterproof Ortlieb pannier bag (20 l), which you can easily attach to your luggage rack.


    Rental bike disclaimer

    € 18,- per Touring Bike
    € 50,- per E-Bike

    If a traveller rents a bike, he is basically liable for damages and theft. When booking our rental bike disclaimer, we assume liability so that in case of loss or damage to the rental bike (when properly used and secured) no financial responsibility must be paid. Excluded from this are only lost keys, batteries and chargers of e-bikes, as well as damage due to intent or gross negligence.

    Useful

    Shipping station and embarkation

    Shipping station Passau/Racklau
    Address: Racklau 3a (Passau - Winterhafen)
    GPS: 48°34’29.55"N 13°25’49.42"E

    Embarkation
    from 4pm to 5pm (earlier boarding of the ship is not possible due to the change of passengers). Checking in of luggage or private bikes is possible from 3pm at the earliest. Please do not arrive too early - the berth does not have a covered waiting area, seating or other infrastructure.

    Please do not leave the ship after boarding - when all guests are boarded, an earlier departure might be possible!

    The berth can be changed at short notice by the port authorities.
    If you cannot find your berth, please contact the cruise director on board (tel. no. in your travel documents).

     


    Arrival - Parking - Departure

    Arrival by car
    If you arrive in Passau with your own car, we offer you a place in the Globus parking hall. We will bring you with your luggage from the parking hall to the ship and back. >>More information on the parking service

    Arrival by train
    train station: Passau Hbf.
    The berth is about 3 km from the station. Cabs are available at the station.

    Bus from Passau HBF
    From Passau HBF: with bus line 8,10 and 11 to the station Stelzhamerstraße - approx. 650m from the shipping station Passau/Racklau.
    Details and scedules can be found >>here

    Please allow sufficient time for your train journey, as delays are also possible here. You should choose your connection so that you reach the port in time, at the latest 2 hours before departure. Please note that you are responsible for your own timely arrival at the port. Timetables and information you find at Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB.

    Arrival by plane
    Airport: Munich (MUC) 
    From Munich airport it is best to take the bus to Freising train station (travel time approx. 30 min.) and then continue by train to Passau (approx. 2 h)Timetables and information you find at Deutsche Bahn or ÖBB.

    We are also happy to organize a private transfer directly from the airport to Passau. For details please refer to the price section of the trip.

     


    Disembarkation

    Disembarkation will take place after the arrival of the ship (approx. 11am) and will take about 1 h. Please take this into account when planning your onward journey and do not book trains before 12pm.
    Note for privately departing guests: Taxis are in high demand in Passau on embarkation and disembarkation days - therefore longer waiting times must be expected.

    Further information is available on board from the cruise director or at the reception.

     


    Participants

    Minimum number of participants Bike Cruise: 90 persons (must be reached at least 4 weeks before departure)
    Minimum number of participants guided tour (guided tour) : 10 persons (max. number of participants 18)

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    5,3 of 6 Stars | 48
    All in all, we had a marvelous trip, and would highly recommend Rad Reisen and the Danube bike and barge trip.....J.H. 12/22
    5.7 16.10.2023 | Catherine C. Danube Experience by BIKE + BOAT / Iron Gate

    True to description

    This trip was everything I had hoped for. The staff were wonderful and the biking included some of the most beautiful towns and cities I?ve ever experienced. Topping that off were incredible meals and wines. Can?t think of anything to improve.
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 6
    • Accomodation 5
    • Board 5
    • Route description 6
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    5.1 16.10.2023 | James S. Danube Experience by BIKE + BOAT / Iron Gate

    Danube Boat and bike

    Just a comment. On the boat and bike, there was too much travel and not enough biking. The trip was great and everyone was friendly and helpful, EXCEPT THE CAPTIANS. I was i nterested in the boat as an engineer, and received very unentheusiastic, ...
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    • Travel documents 5
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 6
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 5
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 4
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    5.6 22.05.2023 | Larry B. Danube Experience by BIKE + BOAT / Iron Gate

    Excellent trip

    The trip exceeded our expectations. The boat and the food and service were all excellent. The sections chosen for us to ride were excellent as well. We were unlucky with the weather and therefore missed the Iron Gate section but other than that every ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 6
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 4
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 5
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 6
    • Bicycle + equipment 6
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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    5.4 30.12.2022 | Judith H. Danube Experience by BIKE + BOAT / Iron Gate

    Cycling on the Danube

    We completed the 2 week Danube bike-and-barge in late September 2022. We had previously done the 1 week trip (thru Rad Reisen), and we were pleased to have the same excellent level of service and accommodation. The staff on board were universally lovely ...
    • Overall satisfaction 6
    • Booking handling 6
    • Travel documents 5
    • Information at the beginning of the tour 5
    • Accomodation 6
    • Board 5
    • Route description 5
    • On-site assistance 6
    • Route-character 5
    • Bicycle + equipment 5
    • Price-performance ratio 6
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