If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!
The short trip on the Danube by boat & bike is a very laid-back river cruise, on which you cycle through probably the most beautiful corners of the rugged Strudengau and the lovely Wachau, known for apricots and wine. There is enough time to explore the Austrian capital. Highly recommended to commute by bike between Prater, Hofburg, "Steffl" and Mariahilferstraße. This compact tour can wholeheartedly be recommended both to novices and experienced riders.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS SE-Manon.
Day 1 Arrival in Passau, boat trip
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation from 4 pm, from 7 pm departure into Danube Valley.
Day 2 Grein - Melk, approx. 50 km/31 mi, boat trip
The Strudengau was once feared for its currents, now Melk abbey towers over the town. The boat reaches Vienna around midnight.
Day 3 Discovering Vienna, boat trip in to the Wachau
Go shopping on the Mariahilfer Straße, or relax in a wine tavern in Nußdorf. Vienna’s Imperial Palace, Castle Schönbrunn, the Prater and the Danube Island: there is lots to explore.
Day 4 Wachau - Pöchlarn, 42-52 km/26-32 mi, boat trip
The charming wine villages of the Wachau region are all stops along today’s tour. Worth seeing Dürnstein with its ruins and monastery. Night boat trip to Passau.
Day 5 Passau and departure
Around 10:30 am we will be arriving in Passau where the cycle tour and boat trip "Danube by boat & bike - short trip" concludes.
Here are the details on MS SE-Manon:
Included in your package "Danube by boat & bike - short trip":
We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
Travel time 2022:
All prices are per person in a twin cabin.
Arrival to "Danube by boat & bike - short trip":
Arrival in Passau via train:
The railway station is about 15 minutes from the quay on foot.
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. EUR 35
Rental car, one way per vehicle: EUR 200-250
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. Please note, however, that your bike will be loaded on and off the ship twice a day with many 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.