2022
Bike and Boat from Passau to Budapest

Bike and Boat from Passau to Budapest

On the Danube in Austria, Slovakia and Hungary

 Passau – Budapest – Vienna – Passau

  • Three capitals: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest
  • Baroque Melk Abbey, Schlögener Loop, Danube Bend
  • Daily routes ●○○○○
  • Altitude profil ●○○○○
  • Bike & Boat: MS Fortuna and MS Carissima

days
8

km / day avg.
45

Bike and Boat on the Danube from Passau to Budapest is certainly one of the classics among cycling tours. And rightly so! Your journey begins in the three-river city of Passau. You cycle through the Schlögener Donauschlinge and the Wachau World Heritage Site on the Danube cycle path, which is flat throughout. The Danube metropolises of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest also await you. Charming towns like Melk and Engelhartszell are on your way, as are impressive castles, venerable monasteries and cosy wine taverns. As the ship often sails in the evening or at night, you have enough time for the activities during the day and can enjoy a stress-free holiday. A bike and ship tour between Passau and Budapest offers the perfect combination of relaxation and sporting activity.

You can book the trip on the ships MS Fortuna and MS Carissima. The MS Fortuna departs from Passau on Sundays, the MS Carissima on Saturdays.

Itinerary

  • Booking Code
    MS Fortuna: DE-DOSBF-08I
    MS Carissima: DE-DOSBC-08I
  • Start / Destination
    Passau
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 225 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 40 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
Map, Bike and Boat from Passau to Budapest

Your cruisers

An elegant atmosphere and comfortably furnished cabins await you on board the MS Fortuna. From the panorama salon or the large sun deck you can relax and enjoy the view of the Danube between Passau and Budapest.

As soon as you step on board the MS Carissima, you will feel the family atmosphere. The cabins are freshly renovated, spacious and comfortable. Enjoy the passing landscape during the day from the sun deck and cool off in the pool. After an eventful bike tour you can relax in the whirlpool or sauna. There is always a refreshing drink in the panorama lounge and at the bar and regional delicacies in the cosy restaurant. Every day, the tour guide on board will inform you about the upcoming bike tour.

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MS Fortuna

MS Fortuna

MS Carissima

MS Carissima

Day 1: Individual arrival in Passau, Passau – Engelhartszell (boat)

After your arrival, take a stroll through the narrow streets of Passau's old town or visit the world's largest cathedral organ in St. Stephen's Cathedral. Your ship is ready and waiting in the harbour of the Three Rivers City and the crew will welcome you with a cocktail from 4.30 pm. After checking into your cabins, dinner will be served on board. On the ship you cover the short distance to Engelhartszell.

Day 2: Engelhartszell - Aschach, approx. 40 km, Aschach - Devin (boat)

Today we have our first bike tour. You cycle leisurely from Engelhartszell through the wildly romantic Schlögener Schlinge. Here the Danube winds around a huge granite hill on which the romantic Haichenbach ruins sit enthroned. You continue along the river to the market town of Aschach. Here you get back on board to head towards Devin.

Day 3: Devin - Bratislava, approx. 45 km, Bratislava - Budapest (boat)

From Devin, you first take an excursion to the imposing Hof Castle. The narrow cycle path leads along the former Iron Curtain. The castle has a magnificent terraced garden, one of the most beautiful baroque gardens in Europe. You cycle through unspoilt nature and are soon in the vibrant metropolis of Bratislava. If you wish, you can take part in a city tour. This will take you, among other things, to Castle Hill, from where you have a fantastic view of the city. Of course, a tour of the historic city centre is not to be missed. On board your ship you will continue to Budapest.

Day 4: Rest day or excursion to Szentendre, approx. 55 km, Budapest - Danube Bend (boat)

Even entering the operetta city of Budapest is an experience, as many sights can be seen from on board. Take your time to explore the Hungarian capital. A nice alternative is a bike trip to the enchanting artists' town of Szentendre. In the evening, we recommend a city tour by bus through the illuminated Budapest. A special highlight is also the folklore show you can watch. Immerse yourself in Hungarian traditions with music, dances and regional delicacies.

Day 5: Danube Bend - Esztergom, approx. 45 km, Esztergom - Vienna (boat)

Today you cycle through picturesque and gently rolling landscapes that are typical of the Hungarian Wachau. Experience real Hungarian joie de vivre and Puszta romance on this bike tour. Esztergom is one of the oldest cities and former capital of Hungary. It is also home to the country's largest classical basilica, perched high on the castle hill.

Day 6: Rest day Vienna, Vienna - Wachau (boat)

In Vienna you have the option of taking part in a city tour by bike or bus (duration approx. 3 hours, not included). As the ship stays in place all day, you have time for extensive exploration. The Hofburg was the centre of the vast empire of the Habsburg emperors until the beginning of the 20th century. You should definitely not miss a visit! Climb aboard the Ferris wheel in the Vienna Prater and view the city from a height of almost 65 metres. For refreshment, enjoy a delicious Sachertorte cake in one of the numerous coffee houses. Did you know that even after 200 years, only female staff sell and serve at the famous Demel court confectioner?

Day 7: Wachau / Krems - Melk, approx. 40 km, Melk - Passau (boat)

Today the special landscape of the Wachau awaits you. Cycle through the rolling hills and dreamy villages. The old wine road leads past countless historic buildings and castles, but also charming wine taverns. Treat yourself to a break and taste the delicious wine. At the stage destination, Baroque Melk Abbey awaits you, one of the most important baroque buildings in Austria. In the evening we invite you to a gala dinner on the ship, framed by a small show programme.

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

Once again you can enjoy the morning silence of the Danube valley before you reach Passau at around 10.00 a.m. and then disembark. In the last few days, you will have experienced many impressions on your journey by bike and boat from Passau to Budapest that you will remember for a long time. If you would like to extend your stay in Passau, we will be happy to book additional nights in a 4* hotel for you.

Dates / prices / services

You have the choice of two ships for the journey by bike and boat from Passau to Budapest.

The MS Fortuna departs from Passau every Sunday. On some dates you have the option to make the tour a guided bike tour.

The MS Carissima starts the tour on Saturdays, but not every week. You will find the exact departure dates in the booking form. On the MS Carissima you also have the option of taking the tour as a guided cycle tour on some dates.

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Season times and prices 2022

Arrival on Sundays from 24.04.2022 to 09.10.2022

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Main deck

Season A
24.04.
02.10. - 09.10.
from899 €
Season B
01.05. - 09.05.
07.08. - 28.08.
from999 €
Season C
05.06. - 31.07.
04.09. - 25.09.
from1049 €

Middle deck

Season A
24.04.
02.10. - 09.10.
from999 €
Season B
01.05. - 29.05.
07.08. - 28.08.
from1099 €
Season C
05.06. - 31.07.
04.09. - 25.09.
from1149 €

Upper deck

Season A
24.04.
02.10. - 09.10.
from1299 €
Season B
01.05. - 29.05.
07.08. - 28.08.
from1399 €
Season C
05.06. - 31.07.
04.09. - 24.09.
from1449 €
All prices per person in a double cabin.
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Services

  • 7 nights on board in the selected category
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunch / snack, 7 x dinner)
  • Coffee and tea in the afternoon, supper
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Standard drinks package (valid from 10.00 - 22.00)
  • Gala dinner with farewell cocktail
  • Crew show
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • All harbour and passenger fees
  • Daily routing discussion, On-board tour guide
  • Parking space when bringing your own bike or e-bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per cabin)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included:

  • Admission fees and excursions
  • Tips

The minimum number of 90 participants must be reached 4 weeks prior to the arrival date.

Changes are possible on a ship journey due to the weather, water level or technical conditions. We reserve the right to make changes.

 

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Child reduction on basic price

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From 0 to 2 years

-90%

discount-icon discount-icon-lego

From 3 to 12 years

-20%

The discount from 0 to 2 years applies to accommodation in a baby cot in cabins with two full-paying guests.

The discount from 3 to 12 years is valid for accommodation in cabins with one full-paying passenger.

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Accommodation

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MS Fortuna

MS Fortuna

MS Fortuna

Bar

MS Fortuna, Bar

MS Fortuna

Two-bed cabin on the main deck

MS Fortuna, Two-bed cabin on the main deck

MS Fortuna

Double cabin on the middle deck

MS Fortuna, Double cabin on the middle deck

MS Fortuna

Superior double cabin on the middle deck

MS Fortuna, Superior double cabin on the middle deck

MS Fortuna

Double cabin on the upper deck

MS Fortuna, Double cabin on the upper deck

MS Fortuna

Double Bed Suite on the Upper Deck

MS Fortuna, Double Bed Suite on the Upper Deck

MS Fortuna

Sun deck

MS Fortuna, Sun deck

MS Fortuna

Sun deck

MS Fortuna, Sun deck

MS Fortuna

Deck plan

MS Fortuna, Deck plan

MS Fortuna

  • 85 outside cabins, double cabins approx. 14 - 15 m², suites approx. 25 - 28 m².
  • Main deck:
    Cabins with two single beds; the windows do not open.
  • Middle deck:
    Cabins with separable double bed; two windows that do not open
    Superior cabins with separable double bed; opening panoramic window
  • Upper deck:
    Cabins with separable double bed; French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door)
    Suites with separable double bed and additional sofa; French balcony (floor-to-ceiling, glazed sliding door)
  • Fittings: Individually adjustable air conditioning, shower / WC, hairdryer, satellite TV, mini-safe, window

Boat facts

  • 3 passenger decks | 85 outside cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 170 passengers
  • Length: 125.5 m
  • Width: 11.4 m
  • Fittings: Panorama restaurant, panorama saloon, bar, partly covered sun deck with deckchairs, chairs and tables, library, ship's shop
  • Languages on board: German, English
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Season times and prices 2022

Arrival on Saturdays from 28.05.2022 to 08.10.2022

Bookable dates are shown in the booking form. The season is dictated by the arrival date.

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Main deck

Season A
08.10.

from924 €
Season B
28.05.

from974 €
Season C
02.07.
03.09.
from1074 €

Middle deck

Season A
08.10.

from1074 €
Season B
28.05.

from1124 €
Season C
02.07.
03.09.
from1224 €

Upper deck

Season A
08.10.

from1224 €
Season B
28.05.

from1274 €
Season C
02.07.
03.09.
from1374 €
All prices per person in a double cabin.
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Services

  • 7 nights on board in the selected category
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunch / snack, 7 x dinner)
  • Coffee and tea in the afternoon, supper
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner with farewell cocktail
  • Crew show
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Bed linen and towels supplied
  • All harbour and passenger fees
  • Daily routing discussion, On-board tour guide
  • Parking space when bringing your own bike or e-bike
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per cabin)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included:

  • Drinks on board (standard drinks package can be booked on board)
  • Admission fees and excursions
  • Tips

The minimum number of 90 participants must be reached 4 weeks prior to the arrival date.

Changes are possible on a ship journey due to the weather, water level or technical conditions. We reserve the right to make changes.

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Child reduction on basic price

discount-icon discount-icon-baby

From 0 to 2 years

-90%

discount-icon discount-icon-lego

From 3 to 12 years

-20%

The discount from 0 to 2 years applies to accommodation in a baby cot in cabins with two full-paying guests.

The discount from 3 to 12 years is valid for accommodation in cabins with one full-paying passenger.

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Accommodation

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MS Carissima

MS Carissima

MS Carissima

Restaurant

MS Carissima, Restaurant

MS Carissima

Twin cabin on the main deck

MS Carissima, Twin cabin on the main deck

MS Carissima

Twin cabin on middle and upper deck

MS Carissima, Twin cabin on middle and upper deck

MS Carissima

Lounge

MS Carissima, Lounge

MS Carissima

Bar

MS Carissima, Bar

MS Carissima

Sun deck

MS Carissima, Sun deck

MS Carissima

Pool on the sun deck

MS Carissima, Pool on the sun deck

MS Carissima

Wellness area

MS Carissima, Wellness area

MS Carissima

Deck plan

MS Carissima, Deck plan

MS Carissima

  • 75 outside cabins: approx. 14 m².
  • Double beds that can be separated into two single beds.
  • On the main and middle decks you can also book the cheaper cabins in the rear or front area of the MS Carissima. In these cabins, however, engine and generator noise can be heard when the ship is in motion and in locks.
  • Fittings: Individually controlled air conditioning, shower/WC, hairdryer, satellite TV, mini-safe, window
  • The windows on the main deck cannot be opened. The panorama windows on the middle and upper deck can be opened.

Boat facts

  • 3 passenger decks | 75 outside cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 150 passengers
  • Length: 110 m
  • Width: 11.4 m
  • Fittings: Lounge with large panorama windows on three sides, bar, restaurant, sun deck with outdoor pool (June - August) and deckchairs, chairs and tables, wellness area with sauna and whirlpool, library, on-board shop
  • Languages on board: German, English
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Additional Services

Additional bookable services MS Fortuna

Main deck
Middle deck
Upper deck

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

55 %

Additional fee twin-suite

280 €

Additional twin superior cabin

100 €

Supplement guided cycling tours

255 €

255 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights MS Fortuna

Room
Breakfast
Main deck
Middle deck
Upper deck
Passau
 DBL

69 €

69 €

 SGL

95 €

95 €

All prices are per person

Additional bookable services MS Carissima

Main deck
Middle deck
Upper deck

Discount cabins in the front/back

-100 €

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

55 %

Supplement guided cycling tours

255 €

255 €

All prices are per person

Additional nights MS Carissima

Room
Breakfast
Main deck
Middle deck
Upper deck
Passau
 DBL

69 €

69 €

 SGL

95 €

95 €

All prices are per person

Package with guided cycling tours

You can easily turn your individual journey by bike and boat from Passau to Budapest into a guided bike tour. To do so, simply book our package with cycling tour guide.

Here, not only a must tasting in the upper Danube valley and a wine tasting in the Wachau are included, but a cycle tour guide accompanies you on the daily cycle tours. In small groups of 10 to a maximum of 18 people, you will learn many details about the country and its people and be shown hidden sights or secret places.

You will also get to know Vienna on a city tour by bike and Budapest comfortably on the hop-on hop-off bus.

Included services:

  • Cycling tour guide
  • Must tasting in the upper Danube valley
  • City tour by bike in Vienna
  • Hop-on Hop-off bus in Budapest
  • Wine tasting at a winegrower in the Wachau region
  • Ferry fees

You can book the package with guided bike tours on the following travel dates:

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MS Fortuna

22.05.2022

17.07.2022

02.10.2022

09.10.2022

MS Carissima

28.05.2022

02.07.2022

03.09.2022

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Mietrad
Mietrad
55 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
155 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 21-speed (MS Fortuna) or 24-speed (MS Carissima) unisex bike derailleur with freewheel
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier, handlebar bag

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Rental Bikes

21- or 24-gear Rental Bike

55 €

E-bike

155 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    MS Fortuna: DE-DOSBF-08I
    MS Carissima: DE-DOSBC-08I
  • Start / Destination
    Passau
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 225 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 40 and 55 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    Fenced, uncovered parking space incl. transfer to and from the ship: 71 €, parking garage incl. transfer to and from the ship: 83 €.
    You will receive the registration form for this with the travel documents.
  • Note
    In Austria, helmets are compulsory for children up to 12 years of age. In Slovakia, helmets are compulsory for children up to 15 years of age and for all cyclists outside built-up areas.
  • Minimum number of participants
    Minimum number of participants to be reached up to 28 days before departure: 90 persons.
    For boat trips, changes due to weather, water level or technical conditions are possible and remain reserved.
  • Own bikes
    If you do not need a rental bike, please indicate in the booking form, whether you arrive with your own bike or your own E-Bike.
  • Tour operated by
    Local cooperation partner
  • Mobility note
    This holiday is suitable to only a limited extent for people with restricted mobility.
    Please contact us if you have individual requirements.
Map, Bike and Boat from Passau to Budapest

days
8

km / day avg.
45