Cycling holidays between Vienna and Budapest

St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna

St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

Emblem above the Danube: Castle Bratislava

Emblem above the Danube: Castle Bratislava

The parliament in Budapest

The parliament in Budapest

The Wurstelprater in Vienna

The Wurstelprater in Vienna

Cycling holidays between Vienna and Budapest

Servus! Dobrý deň! Jó napot! A cycling holiday from Vienna to Budapest is one of the insider tips along the Danube. This section of Europe's second largest river is a dream to cycle. Travelling some 300 km, you cross Austria, Slovakia and Hungary by bike and boat. Explore the waltzing metropolis of Vienna, the lively town of Bratislava and the chic city of Budapest. Discover majestic buildings that tell of tempestuous times. At the same time, enjoy the placid nature of a river that offers you incredibly diverse cultural, scenic and natural surroundings.

Vienna! Bratislava! Budapest! One cycling holiday, three capital cities! You start in the city that simply radiates charm, in Vienna. Austria's capital awaits you with all kinds of sights and leisure activities. Visit St. Stephen's Cathedral, Schönbrunn Palace, the Albertina museum and take a stroll down the popular Kärnter Street. Treat yourself to a slice of Sachertorte and a Viennese Melange in one of Vienna's cafes. On the almost 300-km section to Budapest, you cycle through the Danube Flatlands national park, visit a renaissance castle in Orth and enjoy the views of the Danube from Braunberg. Bratislava's landmark cannot be missed - Bratislavský hrad - castle perched high up on the rocks. Visit the historic city centre, experience the vitality this town, seasoned by its many influences, and keep a look-out for the UFO! Just after Bratislava, in Gabčikovo, is the biggest Danube dam in Slovakia. Further downstream, is Györ, inviting you to do a tour of the medieval castle district, the basilica and the bishop's palace. Before you reach Budapest, you will go through the Small Hungarian Plain, cycling through the gentle hills of Transdanubia. You'll love Hungary's capital, Budapest, with its Mediterranean charm. Although it is just 140 year's old as it stands today, at every corner you will notice traces of the past. During the day, visit the Fishermen's Bastion. In the evening we can recommend strolling along the Danube, and enjoying all of Budapest's famous sights here. Admire the magnificent parliament building, bathed in light, and the royal palace.

Just a month's time? Along 1,220 kilometres, you'll see how the Danube develops from a young river in Donaueschingen into a mighty current. Add the finishing touch to your 29-day cycling holiday along the Danube with the three impressive capitals of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Find out about and love the culture of the Danube' neighbouring states.

The special charm of the Danube can be experienced on a bike & boat holiday. On the MS Primadonna you will experience the Danube from Passau to Budapest and back. On your 8-day tour, you explore Vienna on a city tour by bike, visit the impressive dome in Esztergom and see the historic castle ruins in Devin. The same section of the Danube, and a different boat. Your floating hotel, the MS Normandie, enables you to experience the Danube right up close. Visit Bratislava and Budapest and enjoy the views of the Danube Bend from the deck - this is one of the most beautiful sections of the Danube. Combine a trip to the small artists' town of Szentendre with a visit to the royal palace, parts of which are still in intact, and the castle in Visegrád. From here you have a beautiful view of the Danube. Fall asleep in Bratislava and wake up in Budapest. This is all possible on the MS Carissima. Here too, you can experience the highlights the Danube has to offer between Vienna and Budapest. Cycle through the Danube flatlands, Devín Gate and Hungarian Wachau Valley with its picturesque towns. Almost at the end of the tour and you still have ample time in Vienna. Enjoy the flair of this waltzing metropolis with a glass of fine wine from the vineyards around Vienna. Not had enough yet? Experience six countries in 15 days on the MS Theodor Körner between Passau and the Iron Gates at the Serbia-Romania  border.