2022
By bike & boat through Austria and Hungary

By Boat & Bike through Austria and Hungary

On the MS Primadonna from Passau to Budapest

  Passau – Vienna – Budapest – Passau

  • Three capitals: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest
  • Baroque Melk Abbey, Schlögener Schlinge
  • Bike rental and parking in Passau included!
  • Daily routes ●●○○○
  • Altitude profil ●○○○○
  • Bike & Boat: MS Primadonna

days
8

km / day avg.
50

The river cruise ship MS Primadonna accompanies you on your journey by boat and bike through Austria and Hungary along the Danube. You arrive individually in Passau and have some time to visit the famous Three Rivers City until embarkation in the late afternoon. Your first cycling stage starts at the spectacular Schlögener Schlinge, from where you cycle on to Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. The MS Primadonna will take you on to the most famous Danube metropolis, Vienna, from where it is not far to neighbouring Hungary. In the Hungarian city of Esztergom, once the capital of Hungary, you have the opportunity to take part in a guided tour of the magnificent cathedral. The cathedral houses the largest altarpiece in the world, painted entirely on a single canvas. Once you arrive in what is now Hungary's capital, you can explore the city and surrounding countryside by bike. On the way back, your ship will stop again in Bratislava and Krems until you finally arrive back in Passau.

Itinerary

This Bike & Boat holiday is fully booked for 2022

Unfortunately bookings can no longer be taken for this holiday for the 2022 season. Our Bike & Boat holidays are often booked out very early.
But don't give up! You're sure to find alternatives. And we're very happy to help you do so!

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  • Booking Code
    DE-DOSBP-08I
  • Start / Destination
    Passau
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 270 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 55 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
Map for the journey by bike & boat through Austria and Hungary

Your cruiser: MS Primadonna

The second largest cruise ship on the Danube was built in 1998 and overhauled in 2009. Since then, the MS Primadonna has offered one thing above all: comfort. With a length of 113.5 metres, the luxury ship offers a restaurant and bar, as well as a theatre and a wellness area. The luxury is rounded off by the huge panorama window. Due to the double hull, the MS Primadonna has the rare possibility of this great observation platform. Don't miss out on anything on your trip and enjoy every minute on this unique ship.
 
The spacious cabins have individually adjustable air conditioning, a large wardrobe as well as a TV and a safe. On the upper and promenade deck, each cabin has a balcony.

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MS Primadonna, Exterior view
MS Primadonna, Exterior view

Unfortunately bookings can no longer be taken for this holiday for the 2022 season. Our Bike & Boat holidays are often booked out very early.
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Day 1: Individual arrival in Passau, Passau – Schlögen (by boat)

If you have never been to the three-river city of Passau, you should definitely plan some time for a short sightseeing tour. St. Stephen's Cathedral and the confluence of the Inn and Ilz rivers into the Danube, which changes water colour twice, are definitely worth a visit. The ship's crew of the MS Primadonna will then welcome you from 4.00 pm. After you have settled into your cabin, your bike and ship journey begins at 8.00 pm with the welcome dinner. In the evening the ship sails to Schlögen.

Day 2: Schlögen – Linz, approx. 55 km, Linz – Tulln (by boat)

Halfway between Passau and Linz is the natural spectacle of the Donauschlinge. Here the Danube winds twice, only to return to its easterly direction of flow. From here you set off on your first cycling stage. You cycle leisurely along the Danube until you reach Linz, your destination today. Of course, you will not want to miss out on a real Linzertorte. During the night, the MS Primadonna will take you to Tulln.

Day 3: Tulln – Vienna, approx. 35 / 50 km, Vienna – Komárom (by boat)

At the city of flowers you change back onto your bike. Don't miss the enchanting gardens of Tulln. In the Austrian capital you arrive at lunchtime and have the whole afternoon to explore Vienna. Whether it's a Heurigen tavern or a coffee house, Vienna has something for everyone. In the evening, enjoy a two-hour city tour by bus. Overnight, continue your journey by ship from Austria towards Hungary.

Day 4: Komárom – Esztergom, approx. 55 km, Esztergom – Budapest (by boat)

The Danube forms the border between Hungary and Slovakia on this section of the route. During the day you cycle on the left side before you reach your destination, the sister cities Štúrovo (Slovakia) and Esztergom (Hungary). The two cities are opposite each other and with each bridge crossing you also cross the national border. In the afternoon you can visit Saint Adalbert's Cathedral, the world-famous landmark of the city. In the evening you continue your journey to Budapest.

Day 5: Sightseeing Budapest & excursion to Margaret Island, approx. 20 km, Budapest - Bratislava (by boat)

In the morning you will explore the Hungarian capital by bus. In Budapest you will discover similarities to Vienna again and again. Especially the coffee house culture could also inspire the Hungarian capital. In the afternoon you get back on your bike to start today's cycling stage on car-free cycle paths to Margaret Island. The island, located in the Danube between the city halves of Buda and Pest, is known and loved by tourists and locals alike as a recreation area. Stroll through the wide English-style park areas and the large rose garden. Back on the ship, cruise the Danube at night to Bratislava.

Day 6: Bratislava & excursion to Devín and Hof Castle, approx. 35 km, Bratislava - Melk / Emmersdorf (by boat)

In the morning you will arrive in the third capital on your journey by boat and bike through Austria and Hungary: Bratislava! You will explore the city on a guided city tour. In the afternoon you start a round trip by bike, which takes you to Devín. There you will see the castle ruins enthroned on the castle rock from afar. The castle is the national monument of Slovakia and many Slovaks see the origin of their nation here. You continue through the meadows of the Morava River to Hof Castle and then return to Bratislava by bike. During the night, the MS Primadonna takes you to Melk / Emmersdorf.

Day 7: Cycle tour through the Wachau, approx. 50 km, Plöcharn - Passau (by boat)

Probably the best-known section of the Austrian Danube Cycle Path leads through the wine-growing region of Wachau. You leave the ship at Melk to cycle through this beautiful region. From the wine-growing area you enter the so-called Mostviertel, where you will find many pear trees whose must gave the region its name. In Grein, today's cycle tour ends at the oldest residential castle in Austria, the Greinburg. On the last evening of your journey by boat and bike through Austria and Hungary, you will cruise comfortably back to Passau at night.

Day 8: Arrival in Passau and individual departure

Today your journey by boat and bike in Austria and Hungary unfortunately ends again. The MS Primadonna arrives back in Passau at around 08.00 hrs. After breakfast, disembarkation takes place until 10.00 am.

Dates / prices / services

Season times and prices 2022

Arrival on Fridays from 20.05.2022 to 16.09.2022

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

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Main deck

Season A
10.09. - 23.09.

from879 €
Season B
20.05. - 09.09.

from1019 €

Upper deck

Season A
10.09. - 23.09.

from1339 €
Season B
20.05. - 09.09.

from1469 €

Promenade deck

Season A
10.09. - 23.09.

from1439 €
Season B
20.05. - 09.09.

from1569 €
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 lunch or packed lunch, 7 x dinner and 7 x midnight snacks)
  • Coffee / tea and cake in the afternoons
  • Welcome drink
  • Fenced parking in Passau during the journey
  • Transfer parking lot / train station to the ship on the day of arrival and return on the day of departure
  • All passenger- and harbour fees
  • 2x Hydrojet massage (15 min.) and one traditional beard shave or hairstyle (wash/blow) dryper cabin
  • Sightseeing tour in Vienna
  • Sightseeing tour Budapest
  • Walking tour in Bratislava
  • Daily Routing discussion, On-board tour guide
  • GPS tracks available on request
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per cabin)
  • 7 day Service Hotline
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Not included:

  • Drinks package on board:
    soft drinks, coffee, tea, wine (0,25 l) and beer
  • Entrance fees and excursions
  • Tips


The minimum number of 70 participants must be reached 4 weeks prior to the arrival date.

Changes are possible on a ship journey due to 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 5 years

-100%

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From 6 to 11 years

-75%

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From 12 to 17 years

-50%

This applies to accommodation in a cabin with two full-paying guests. Excluded on the main deck aft.

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Accommodation

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MS Primadonna

Atrium

MS Primadonna, Atrium

MS Primadonna

Restaurant

MS Primadonna, Restaurant

MS Primadonna

Whirlpool

MS Primadonna, Whirlpoollounge

MS Primadonna

Deck Plan Part 1

MS Primadonna, Deck Plan Part 1

MS Primadonna

Deck Plan Part 2

MS Primadonna, Deck Plan Part 2

MS Primadonna

  • 82 outside cabins: approx. 12 m² (main deck) and approx. 16 m² (upper and panorama deck)
  • Level beds
  • Individually controlled air conditioning, shower / WC, TV, hairdryer, safe (deposit)
  • Main deck: 2-bed cabins (1 basic bed, 1 sofa bed), windows cannot be opened
  • Upper deck and panorama deck: 2-bed cabins with balcony

Boat facts

  • Year of construction: 1998
  • Renovation: 2009
  • 3 passenger decks | 80 outside cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 148 passengers
  • Length: 113.5 m
  • Width: 17,4 m
  • Facilities: Sun deck with garden furniture and deck chairs. Restaurant, bar, 2 whirlpools and sauna.
  • Entertainment: Live music
  • Board language: German
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Additional Services

Additional bookable services

Main deck
Upper deck
Promenade deck

Reduction cabin aft, season A

-130 €

Reduction cabin aft, season B

-120 €

Drinks package

109 €

109 €

All prices are per person

Rental Bikes

Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
0 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
89 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-speed unisex bike hub gears with back-pedal
  • 21-speed unisex bike derailleur with freewheel
  • Electric bike
Fittings

Pannier

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Rental Bikes

7- or 21-gear Rental Bike

inclusive

Surcharge E-bike

89 €

Brief Information

  • Booking Code
    DE-DOSBP-08I
  • Start / Destination
    Passau
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 270 km
    Daily routes ●●○○○
    between 35 and 55 km, Ø 50 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Parking information
    The tour price already includes a parking space in a fenced car park in Passau. Also included is a collective transfer (persons and luggage) to and from the ship.
  • 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 4 weeks before departure: 70 persons.
    For boat trips, changes due to weather, water level or technical conditions are possible and remain reserved.
  • 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 for the journey by bike & boat through Austria and Hungary

days
8

km / day avg.
50