2021
Boat and bike from Passau to Budapest

Boat and bike from Passau to Budapest

On the Danube in Austria, Slovakia and Hungary

Passau – Vienna – Budapest – Passau

  • Explore Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest, and discover the Wachau, the Schlögener Schlinge, and the Danube bend!
  • Daily routes ●○○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Bike & Boat: MS SE-Manon

Tage
8

Ø km pro Tag
45

Your tour from Passau to Budapest has an active component to it! Daily cycling tours will bring variety to your trip. You will travel through four different countries and three capitals on your boat and bike tour. The magnificent Danube metropolises Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava will amaze you. Each city has its own character and charm. The cycling parts of your trip along the Danube also have a lot to offer: Again and again you will come across beautiful baroque churches and monasteries, picturesque little towns and beautiful castles and palaces. You will be riding through beautiful and impressive landscapes such as the Danube bend, the Wachau, and the Danube loop in Schlögen on the Danube cycle path. Need a break? Just stay on board the MS SE-Manon and enjoy the view from the sundeck!

Boat and bike from Passau to Budapest
  • Booking Code
    DE-DOSBM-08I
  • Start / Destination
    Passau
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 215 / 250 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 25 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○

Your cruiser: MS SE-Manon

The MS SE-Manon is a premium boat that was last renovated in 2019. On board you are greeted by a relaxed atmosphere: You start your days in your comfortably furnished cabin, equipped with hotel beds. After your trip on the Danube cycling path you can unwind in the wellness area, which is equipped with a sauna, a whirlpool, and a small gym. Or you could relax on the large sundeck. Want to be in the water instead of just having a great view of it? Then try the outside pool (8,70 m x 4,50 m) in the stern of the ship. The restaurant has a panorama view and will take care of your culinary well-being. The library and the saloon are perfect for letting a wonderful day come to an end.

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MS SE-Manon
Passau at the Danube
Passau at the Danube

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

The MS SE-Manon – Your swimming hotel for your boat and bike tour from Passau to Budapest – will be waiting for you in the port of passau, the “city of three rivers”. Boarding will start at 16.00. The boat will be leaving towards Obernzell early in the evening. (Im DE Text dass statt das und Ihnen klein schreiben)Be sure to plan your arrival in a way that leaves enough time for you to explore Passau. The baroque era historic district of the former bishop's residence and St. Stephens cathedral are absolutely worth visiting. You could also visit the fortress Veste Oberhaus and the pilgrimage church Mariahilf. You will arrive in Engelhartszell at around 19.00.

Church Engelhartszell
Church Engelhartszell

Day 2: Engelhartszell – Brandstatt, Approx. 45 km, Brandstatt – Bratislava (boat)

You should visit the collegiate church in Engelhartszell – Austria's only Trappist monastery. The collegiate church is one the most beautiful churches built in the late baroque era. Your route will then take you downstream through the romantic river landscape of the Danube loop, where the Danube seems to flow the opposite way. Cycling through picturesque villages and past lush green wooded slopes you will soon arrive in Brandstatt. During the night the MS SE-Manon will take you to Bratislava.

Devín Castle
Devín Castle

Day 3: Round trip from  Bratislava, Approx. 55 km, Bratislava – Budapest (boat)

Early in the morning the MS SE-Manon will arrive in Bratislava, which is located only 55 km away from the next large capital: Vienna. From here you start your cycling trip via Hainburg towards the impressive palace “Schloss Hof”. The palaces magnificent terraced garden is said to be one of the most beautiful baroque gardens in Europe. Via Devin you continue on your way back to the capital of Slovakia. Enjoy the terrific view of your surroundings from the four-towered Bratislava Castle. During the night the MS SE-Manon will take you to Budapest.

Budapest
Budapest

Day 4: Day off in Budapest or a bicycle tour to Szentendre, Approx. 40 km, Budapest – Visegrad (boat)

A new day, a new capital. Your boat and bike tour has taken you to Budapest, where you have arrived during the night. Early birds will be able to enjoy the view of the city from the sun deck. Take your time exploring Budapest and its numerous sights. You have the choice: Explore the city on your own or go on a guided tour. A more active alternative to sightseeing in Budapest would be a bike trip to the charming artist's village Szentendre. In the evening we recommend a city tour by bus through the romantically illuminated Budapest (not included). During the night the MS SE-Manon will leave Budapest and take you to Visegard.

Esztergom
Esztergom

Day 5: Visegard – Esztergom, Approx. 25 / 60 km, Esztergom – Wien / Korneuburg (boat)

The former kings residence Visegrad is where you start today's bicycle tour through the mellow hills around the Danube bend. You can choose betwen two different routes: The longer route will lead you to the baroque town Vác and Szentendre island. The shorter route will directly take you to Esztergrom near the Hungarian-Slovenian border. The birthplace of the first Hungarian king is considered the cradle of the nation. The Basilica in town is absolutely worth visiting. In the evening the MS SE-Manon will start to make its way towards Vienna – the third capital of your Danube cruise. The boat will either dock in Nußdorf district or in Korneuburg, a suburb of Vienna.

Dürnstein
Dürnstein

Day 6: Day off in Vienna, Wien – Wachau (boat)

The day off in Vienna allows you to thoroughly explore the city and its numerous sights. Some of the more well known sights are Schönbrunn palace, the historic district and St Stephen's cathedral, Hofburg, and the magnificent boulevard Ringstraße . Once again you can choose between going on guided tours(not included) or going exploring on your own. Take a break and visit one of Vienna's many coffee houses. Feel like some musical entertainment? How about an atmospheric waltz and operetta evening(not included). The MS SE-Manon will leave the Austrian capital during the night and head further upstream towards Dürnstein or Rossatz.

Melk Abbey
Melk Abbey

Day 7: Wachau – Melk – Pöchlarn, Approx. 50 km, Pöchlarn – Passau (boat)

Today's bike trip will take you through the mellow hills of the Wachau region and its characteristic Wine terraces. You will cycle past historic monasteries and palaces as well as picturesque villages. Along the way numerous wine taverns offer the possibility to stop for a break. The highlight of your tour today will most likely be the collegiate church Melk. It is one of the largest and most important baroque era buildings in all of Europe. In Pöchlarn you get on the boat for the last time. While the boat makes its way back to Passau, the crew of the MS SE-Manon will serve you a grand farewell dinner.

Passau
Passau

Day 8: Individual departure or extension of stay

Today your eventful boat and bike tour from passau to Budapest comes to an end. The MS SE-Manon will reach Passau around 10.00. Your journey home starts after disembarking from the ME SE-Manon.

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Tuesdays from 08.06.2021 to 21.09.2021Early booking discount: -15 €

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

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Basic Price

Main deck

Season A

21.09.

Season B

08.06. - 14.09.

Additional fee single use of double cabin 50%

Middle deck

Season A

21.09.

Season B

08.06. - 14.09.

Additional fee single use of double cabin 50%

Upper deck

Season A

21.09.

Season B

08.06. - 14.09.

Additional fee single use of double cabin 50%

All prices per person in a double cabin, without Additional Services
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Services

  • 7 overnight stays on board in the selected category
  • Full board (7 x breakfast, 6 x packed lunch, 7 x dinner)
  • Coffee and cake in the afternoon
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Bed linen and towels supplied and changed as needed
  • All Harbour and passenger fees
  • 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 on board
  • Admission fees and excursions
  • Tips
  • Transfers
  • Fees for ferries

The minimum number of 90 participants must be reached 21 days 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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Accommodation

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MS SE-Manon

MS SE-Manon

MS SE-Manon

Restaurant

MS SE-Manon, restaurant

MS SE-Manon

Cabin on the main deck

MS SE-Manon, cabin on the main deck

MS SE-Manon

Cabin on the upper deck

MS SE-Manon, cabin on the upper deck

MS SE-Manon

Salon

MS SE-Manon, salon

MS SE-Manon

Wellness area with whirlpool and sauna

MS SE-Manon, wellness area with whirlpool and sauna

MS SE-Manon

Library

MS SE-Manon, library

MS SE-Manon

Deck plan

MS SE-Manon, deck plan

MS SE-Manon

  • 75 Outer cabins: approx. 14 m² with ground-level hotel-beds
  • shower / WC (cabins 306, 307, 308, 309 with bathtub), SAT-TV, safe, hairdryer, minibar and individually adjustable air conditioning
  • Main deck: 13 2-bed-cabins; windows cannot be opened
  • Middle deck: 32 2-bed-cabins; you can open the large panorama windows
  • Upper deck: 30 2-bed-cabins; every cabin has a french balcony with floor-to-ceiling windows you can open

Boat facts

  • Built in 1999
  • Renovated in 2019
  • 3 passenger decks | 75 outer cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 150 passengers
  • Length: 110 m
  • Width: 11,4 m
  • Draught: 1,5 m
  • Crew: approx. 30
  • Fittings: partly covered sun deck with deck chairs and outdoor pool, panorama restaurant, salon, bar, library, wellness area with sauna, whirlpool and fitness equipment
  • Language on board: German, English
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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person
Main deck
Middle deck
Upper deck

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

50 %

50 %

50 %

Rental Bikes

Free child seat. All prices per person in double bike, except Rental Bikes Rental Bikes
Rental Bike
Rental Bike
75 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
165 €

Insurance

The GuteFahrt protection includes the following benefits (without deductibles): travel cancellation insurance, health assistance, travel assistance, premature termination insurance, rebooking fee protection and luggage insurance.

These insurance policies are available for different durations of travel and can be booked directly via our online booking form. The costs per person are shown accordingly.

Important information: Authoritative for insurance protection are the general terms and conditions of insurance of AGA International S.A. The complete product and consumer information and terms and conditions of insurance can be found at www.allianz-assistance.de/pib or call: +49 89 - 624 24 - 460 to order a copy. We reserve the right to make changes to the benefits and premiums.

Note: the insurance policies are only available in German!

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Rental Bikes

Rental Bike
Rental Bike
75 €
E-Bike
E-Bike
165 €

Types of rental bikes

  • 7-gear unisex bike hub gears with back-pedal brakes or free-wheel (limited number)
  • E-Bike, 8-speed unisex wheel with back-pedal or freewheel (limited number)
Fittings

Saddle back

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Rental Bike

7-gear Rental Bike

75 €

E-bike

165 €

Boat and bike from Passau to Budapest
  • Booking code
    DE-DOSBM-08I
  • Start / Destination
    Passau
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 215 / 250 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 25 and 60 km, Ø 45 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Note
    In Austria helmets are mandatory for children up to 12 years. In Slovakia for children up to 15 years and for all cyclists outside of towns.
  • Parking information
    Fenced, not-covered parking space incl. transfer to / from the boat: 68 €
    Parking garage incl. transfer to / from the boat: 79 €
    You will get the application form with your travel documents.
    No reservation possible through Radweg-Reisen.
  • Minimum number of participants
    The minimum number of 90 participants must be reached 21 days prior to the arrival date.
    Changes to boat trips due to weather, water levels or technical conditions are possible; the right to change is 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.

Travel Insurance

A lot can still happen before the start of your cycling holiday, so we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance, for example with our partner Allianz.

Tage
8

Ø km pro Tag
45