Boat & bike on Danube river - Swiss Crown - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Passau
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    199-207 km / 124-129 mi
  • Distance per day:
    24-50 km / 15-31 mi
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • Profile:
    Predominantly paved cycle paths separate from main roads, as well as quiet side streets.

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the afternoon coffee and cake, in the evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches, otherwise there is a small lunch.

Boat & bike on Danube river

MS Swiss Crown - Passau-Budapest from 1149 €

The Tour

Boat & bike on Danube river - Budapest

The tour “Boat & bike on Danube river” is a very laid-back river cruise, that can be actively enhanced by optional bike tours along the way. A lot of time is set aside for the exploration of three European capitals: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. By bike you will be discovering the perhaps most beautiful stretches along the river Danube: the Danube valley, the Wachau region, the Danube wetlands at Devin and the Danube’s knee. Aboard the ship you can book several optional guided tours or excursions. This tour is perfectly suited for both seasoned cyclists and new enthusiasts. Couples or groups are free to organise their days to suit their needs and interests.
Find information about the new cruise ship MS Swiss Crown here.

Boat & bike on Danube river
 
Boat & bike on Danube river - MS Swiss Crown

Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4 pm, departure to Engelhartszell at 6 pm.

Day 2 Engelhartszell - Aschach, 43 km/27 mi
You will be cycling through the romantic Danube valley, where the Schlögener Schlinge distinctly stands out. Afterwards, the boat will take you to Devin, where you will arrive at around lunchtime on the following day.

Day 3 Devin - Bratislava, approx. 45 km/28 mi
Today’s bike tour features a lot of natural beauty and sights well worth visiting, such as Hof Castle. Or you can choose to explore the Slovakian capital instead. Throughout the night, the boat will take you to Budapest.

Day 4 Szentendre, approx. 24 km/15 mi, Budapest
Today, you can cycle to the lively artist’s town of Szentendre. Or, why not explore the hungarian capital. This will be followed by an overnight boat trip to Szentendre.

Day 5 Szentendre - Esztergom, 50 km/31 mi
Today you can choose between different routes. They will take you through famous landmarks such as the Danube’s knee or the King’s palace and basilica. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Vienna.

Day 6 Vienna
Vienna is perfectly suited to be discovered on a bike - but obviously, other options are also available. Followed by an overnight boat trip to the Wachau region.

Day 7 Wachau - Melk, 37-45 km/23-28 mi
The charming wine villages of the Wachau region and the magnificint Melk monastery are all stops along today’s tour. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Passau.

Day 8 Passau and departure
Around 11:00 am we will be arriving in Passau where this tour "Boat & bike on Danube river" concludes.

Boat & bike on Danube river - Vienna
 
 
Boat & bike on Danube river - Bratislava
Prices & Dates
Arrival

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Swiss Crown.

Included in "Boat & bike on Danube river":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7x breakfast
  • 6x packed lunches or small lunch aboard
  • 7x dinner, three-course meals, excl. beverages
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • welcome cocktail
  • gala dinner
  • goodbye cocktail
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • english speaking on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • optional rental bike
  • optional event tickets and guided tours, bookable aboard

Accomodation:

  • outside cabins, approx. 14 square metres (151 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • movable ground-level beds
  • individually adjustable air-conditioning
  • upper deck cabins with balcony
  • middle deck cabins with opening windows
  • main deck cabins with non-opening windows

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
  • If you choose to wear a helmet, we recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Travel time 2025:

  • Arrival on saturdays
    17.05. + 07.06. + 21.06. + 30.08. + 13.09.
  • Minimum number of participants: 90. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 4 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.

Prices:

All prices are per person.

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may:   
2-bed-cabin standard1149 €  
2-bed-cabin comfort 1469 € 
2-bed mini-suite 1669 € 
2-bed-cabin superior  1569 €
june/august/september:   
2-bed-cabin standard1299 €  
2-bed-cabin comfort 1619 € 
2-bed mini-suite 1719 € 
2-bed-cabin superior  1819 €
    
2-bed standard cabin
single occupancy
+55 %
child 0-2,9 years100 %
child 3-11,9 years
in a standard cabin
with 1 adult
-10 %
child 3-11,9 years
in a standard cabin
with 2 adults
-30 %
  
rental bike100 €
e-bike220 €
private bike30 €
private e-bike50 €
(with detachable battery) 
transfer Munich Main St.-Passau340 €
transfer Munich Airport-Passau290 €

The booking process

The Tour
Arrival

Arrival

Arrival to "Boat & bike on Danube river":

  • Parking in Passau:
    - 80 € fenced-in outdoor area, includes transfers
    - 94 € roofed car park, includes transfers
    Information on how to register for parking is included in your travel documents.
  • Arrival in Passau via train:
    From the railway station to the Schiffslände Passau-Lindau it is about 4 kilometres. We recommend you take a taxi.
    Price per taxi approx. 15 €
    Alternatively by bus no. 3, departure at the bus station (ZOB).
    Price per person approx.  2,50 €

  • Arrival in Munich via train:
    Transfer Munich Main St.-Passau
    one way (1-8 persons): 340 €

  • Arrival at Munich airport:
    Distance to Passau approx. 160 km, excellent train connections, journey takes approx. 2.5 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. 25 €
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: 200-250 €
    Transfer Munch-Passau one way (1-8 persons): 290 €

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
The Tour
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