Bike Cruise Danube: Passau – Budapest – Passau
8 days / 7 nights | Ship MS Primadonna | Self guided bike tours
The MS Primadonna is the second largest cruise ship on the Danube. Experience the elegance of the MS Primadonna, with spacious decks, spa facilities, restaurant, bar, atrium and much more, on a cycling holiday without hotel changes! The Primadonna will await you at your destination every day. You can also feel free to spend some of your day stages on board, where you can enjoy the Jacuzzi on the outdoor deck or in the spa area, which is equipped with Jacuzzi, sauna, Kneip basin, etc. All meals on this Austrian cruise line are freshly cooked and have a particular emphasis on regional and organic products.
Day 1 (Fri): individual arrival at Passau
Arrive at fenced-in car park by 4pm or arrival at Passau main station. Bus transfer from car park or from main station to the ship available for an additional charge. Welcome refreshments are offered on board from 4pm; at 8pm, the captain's welcome dinner, with a 4-course a la carte menu, begins and the line departs!
Day 2 (Sat): Schlögen/Obermühl – Linz (Cycling 55 km / 34 miles)
Distribution of bicycle rentals at Schlögen Bend in the morning. Individual cycling tour through the uninhabited Engtal bei Kaiserau to Ottensheim and further on to Linz.
Day 3 (Sun): Tulln – Vienna (Cycling 36 or 52 km / 23 or 33 miles)
Self guided visit of Egon-Schiele Museum and Garden exhibition in Tulln. THE GARDEN TULLN is Europe's first ecological garden show every year from April to October. Enchanting ski resorts, the largest adventure and nature playground in Lower Austria, a 30 meter high treetop trail and a water park with a boat tour invite you. Cycling tour from Tulln to Klosterneuburg and futher on to Vienna. Visit Vienna on your own by foot or by bike (95% car-free cycle paths). After dinner city tour by bus VIENNA BY NIGHT.
Day 4 (Mon): Komárom – Esztergom (Cycling 56 km / 35 miles)
Depart from Komáron, cycling on the left bank through small, dreamy places on the very beautiful, car-free causeway, partially directly on the Danube. Cycle to Esztergom via Moca. Cycle over the Gisela Bridge to Sturovo, directly opposite Esztergom.
Day 5 (Tue): sightseeing in Budapest & cycling tour Margaret Island (Cycling 22 km / 14 miles)
In the morning, there is a city tour of Budapest directly from the boat landing station (approx. 3 hrs). In the afternoon take a cycling tour on the Margaret Island. The 8 kms long Margaret Island provides a peaceful hideaway from busy downtown Budapest with large green areas, flowery gardens, old trees, and lots of entertainment. After the tour back to your ship Primadonna.
Day 6 (Wed): sightseeing in Bratislava & cycling tour Bratislava – Devin – Bratislava (Cycling 33 km / 20 miles)
In the morning, guided city walk through the historical centre of Britislava from the ship (approx. 1 hr). On the Danube cycling route and a back road to Devin/National memorial of Slovakia. Or you extend your cycle tour with a detour over the new cycling bridge to Austria, to the magnificant palace of the Empress Maria Theresia, Schloss Hof (significant Baroque gardens, staterooms, etc.). Back to the mooring place in Bratislava.
Day 7 (Thu): Krems – Pöchlarn (Cycling tour Wachau, 48 km / 30 miles)
Follow the Danube cycling path from Krems (UNESCO) to the city Pöchlarn via Dürnstein (castle ruin, panorama) and Spitz.
Day 8 (Fri): Disembarkation / Passau
Arrival in Passau at ca. 8:00 am – Bus transfer to train station or car park (if booked) after breakfast at approx. 9:00 am.
Please note: All cycling distances stated above are approximate only.