2021
By Bike and boat from Passau to Vienna

Boat and bike from Passau to Vienna

Discover the Austrian Danube on the MS Prinzessin Katharina

 Passau – Vienna – Passau

  • Vienna, UNESCO-World Heritage Wachau, Schlögener Loop
  • Daily routes ●○○○○
  • Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Bike & Boat MS Prinzessin Katharina

days
8

km / day avg.
40

A river cruise on the Danube is an unforgettable experience. Being able to hop on to your bike and discover the beauty of Austria at first hand gives your holiday that special sporty flair! Starting in Passau, the town of three rivers, you soon arrive at the very impressive Schlögener Loop, one of the most beautiful sections of the Danube. Similarly impressive are the numerous monasteries along the way, Upper Austria's capital, Linz, and the wild Strudengau region. And as if they weren't spectacular enough, your bike and boat cruise ends in the cosmopolitan city of Vienna. Kaiserschmarrn pancakes and Tafelspitz beef are on the agenda as are St. Stephen's Cathedral and Castle Schönbrunn.

Bike and boat from Passau to Vienna
  • Booking code
    DE-DOSWK-08I
  • Start / Destination
    Passau
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 200 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 35 and 50 km, Ø 40 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○

Your cruiser MS Prinzessin Katharina

On board the premium boat MS Prinzessin Katharina you can look forward to classic elegance, a friendly crew and a dignified interior. Just like you would expect from a princess. Enjoy the special atmosphere and let yourself be spoiled by the kitchen. On its two passenger decks the Prinzessin Katharina also boasts a panorama restaurant, a comfortable lounge, two bars, and a large lounge. The reading corner, a small shop and a hairdresser's shop add the final touch to your amazing experience aboard the MS Prinzessin Katharina. On the broad sundeck you will find deck chairs, shaded places, and enough protection from the wind for everyone.

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MS Prinzessin Katharina
The St. Stephen's Cathedral in Passau
The St. Stephen's Cathedral in Passau

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

Your ship will be awaiting you in the harbour with cocktails served by the crew between 4 and 5 pm. After the passengers have moved into their cabins, dinner is served on board. Your ship will embark on the short cruise to Engelhartszell. Booked rental bikes will be available on board.

Danube, Schlögen river bend
Schlögen river bend

Day 2: Engelhartszell – Untermühl, approx. 35 km, Untermühl – Linz (boat)

Before you get on your bike, you should not miss the opportunity to visit the Trappist monastery. It is well known for its ‘healing’ herbal schnapps. The Danube Cycle Path will then take you along the Schlögen river bend – an impressive natural spectacle. The Danube appears to have changed directions and it almost seems like the river is flowing backwards. From Untermühl your cruiser will take you to Linz.

 

Ms Normandie, Mauthausen
Mauthausen

Day 3: Linz – Mauthausen (boat), Mauthausen – Grein, approx. 40 km

Enjoy pedalling along the Danube, passing its meadows and shady woodlands. This leg of the route includes a number of highlights: The Celtic village of Mitterkirchen provides visitors with an insight into the past, the Baroque Monastery in Baumgartenberg is home to educational institutes, the route to the romantic Clam Fortress leads you through the dreamy Strudengau countryside to reach the small, enchanting town of Grein.

 

Danube, Tulln
Tulln

Day 4: Grein – Melk, approx. 50 km, Melk – Tulln (boat)

The legendary Strudengau awaits you first – a narrowing of the Danube once feared by the Danube boatsmen due to its terrible currents. In Persenbeug you can admire the impressive Danube Power Station. From here the valley widens; you continue on to Melk, whose well-known monastery can be seen from afar. After an atmospheric twilight tour through the Wachau region, you will reach the garden city Tulln.

Vienna, cyclists
Vienna

Day 5: Tulln – Vienna, approx. 35 km

Cycle along the Vienna Woods to the monastery of Klosterneuburg. The dome of the magnificent 900 year-old Baroque building is one of the highlights of the medieval goldsmith craft. You are now approaching the charming Danube metropolis and former imperial and royal capital Vienna. An excursion to one of the Heurige wine taverns on the Kahlenberg hill is worthwhile, where you will have a stunning view of the world city.

Vienna, tourists
Vienna

Day 6: Vienna (day off), Vienna – Dürnstein (boat)

The boat remains anchored in the same position all day, so can go off and discover the beautiful city of Vienna independently if you like. Experience the medieval romantic atmosphere between Hafnersteig, Heiligenkreuzerhof, Blut- and Domgasse. The MS Prinzessin Katharina departs from the Austrian capital during the night to head for either Dürnstein or Rossatz in the Wachau Valley.

Danube, Dürnstein
Dürnstein

Day 7: Dürnstein – Pöchlarn, approx. 40 km, Pöchlarn – Passau (boat)

Cycling through the Wachau region you will see vineyards, apricot trees, palaces and castle ruins. In Dürnstein you will be greeted by the blue tower of the abbey church, symbolic of the UNSECO world cultural heritage landscape. You will have countless opportunities to get off your bike, relax and savour the landscape. The grapes, apricots and the young wine taste better nowhere than among the grapevines. You go aboard again in Pöchlarn and enjoy the evening over a farewell dinner. The MS Prinzessin Katharina takes you back to Passau overnight.

Passau, Veste Oberhaus
Passau, Veste Oberhaus

Day 8: Individual departure or extended stay

Once more on your bike and boat Tour from Passau to Vienna you will be able to savour the tranquillity of the morning in the Danube valley, before reaching Passau at about 10 am and disembarking.

Season times and prices 2021

Arrival on Saturdays from Sat, 04/24/2021 - 00:00 to Sat, 10/02/2021 - 00:00Early booking discount: -30 €

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

24.04.
02.10.

Season B

08.05.
18.09.

Season C

09.05. - 28.08.

Additional fee single use of double cabin 50%

Upper deck

Season A

24.04.
02.10.

Season B

08.05.
18.09.

Season C

09.05. - 28.08.

Additional fee single cabin 350

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, 6 x dinner)
  • Coffee and cake in the afternoon
  • Welcome drink
  • 1 Farewell dinner with farewell drink
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Bed linen and towels supplied and changed as needed
  • 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
  • Entry fee and costs for excursions
  • Tips

The minimum number of 80 participants must be reached 21 days prior to 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 Prinzessin Katharina

MS Prinzessin Katharina

MS Prinzessin Katharina

Restaurant

MS Prinzessin Katharina, restaurant

MS Prinzessin Katharina

Cabin on the main deck

MS Prinzessin Katharina, cabin on the main deck

MS Prinzessin Katharina

Cabin on the upper deck

MS Prinzessin Katharina, cabin on the upper deck

MS Prinzessin Katharina

Cabin on the upper deck with unfolded bed

MS Prinzessin Katharina, cabin on the upper deck with unfolded bed

MS Prinzessin Katharina

Bar

MS Prinzessin Katharina, bar

MS Prinzessin Katharina

Sun deck

MS Prinzessin Katharina, sundeck

MS Prinzessin Katharina

  • Outer cabins: approx. 11 m² with ground-level beds, central air conditioning, shower / WC, TV, hairdryer, small fridge
  • Main deck: 38 two bed cabins with two sofa beds arranged in the shape of an L and 1 single cabin; windows cannot be opened
    On the main deck you can also book the cheaper cabins in the forward and aft areas of the MS Princess Katharina. Here, however, you can hear engine and generator noises when the ship is moving and in locks.
  • Upper deck: 29 2 bed cabins with one sofa bed and one pullman bed (folded during the day to free up more room), 2 single cabins and one three bed cabin; every cabin has a french balcony with floor-to-ceiling windows you can open.

Boat facts

  • Built in 1990
  • Renovated in 2015
  • 2 passenger decks | 70 outer cabins
  • Maximum capacity: 140 passengers
  • Length: 110 m
  • Width: 11,2 m
  • Draught: 1 m
  • Crew: approx. 30
  • Fittings: sun deck with deck chairs, panorama restaurant, lounge, 2 bars, book corner and small shop
  • Language on board: German
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Additional bookable services

All prices are per person
Main deck
Upper deck

Surcharge for single use of double cabin

50 %

Additional fee single cabin

350 €

Discount cabins in the front/back

-100 €

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 Vienna
  • Booking code
    DE-DOSWK-08I
  • Start / Destination
    Passau
  • Duration
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Length
    approx. 200 km
    Daily routes ●○○○○
    between 35 and 50 km, Ø 40 km
    Altitude profile ●○○○○
  • Please note
    In Austria helmets are mandatory for children up to 12 years.
  • Parking opportunities
    Fenced, not-covered parking space including transfer to / from the boat: 68 €
    Parking garage including 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 80 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.

days
8

km / day avg.
40