Tour to the Iron Gate on MS Primadonna - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    13 days / 12 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    480 km / 298 mi
  • Distance per day:
    23-63 km / 14-39 mi
  • Altitude profil:
    mostly flat, 1 day slightly hilly
  • Route:
    paved and segregated bike paths, quiet country roads and unpaved dam bike paths

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 evenings we serve four-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Tour to the Iron Gate - MS Primadonna

Round trip with 6 countries - 13 days from 1459 €

The Tour

Tour to the Iron Gate on MS Primadonna

This tour on the MS Primadonna will lead you through 6 countries to the Iron Gate. Furthermore, you’ll see several capitals, national parks, famous buildings, widely different languages, songs, dishes and wines - you certainly won’t be bored! Enjoy your stay on the second largest river cruise ship and the only catamaran cruiser, the MS Primadonna. "Tour to the Iron Gate aboard MS Primadonna" is a truly blissful journey, thanks to the beautiful landscape, easy cycle paths and stunning nature and excellent food on board.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Primadonna.

Tour to the Iron Gate on MS Primadonna - Puszta

Day 1 Arrival in Passau, sail by night
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4:00 pm, departure at 6 pm.

Day 2 Grein - Spitz, approx. 63 km/39 mi, sail by night
Today you will cycle through the famous Wachau area and see the magnificent Abbey Melk. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Bratislava.

Day 3 Bratislava and bike tour, 56 km/35 mi, sail by night
Explore Slovakia’s capital under your own steam or book one of the guided tours offered aboard your ship. You will cycle to the Danubiana Meulensteen island with its art museum and sculpture garden.

Day 4  Kalocsa - Baja, approx. 58 km/36 mi
The ship will take you to Kalocsa, highlights of this stage include Bishop's Palace and the Cathedral. Cycling tour along the car-free Europe bike path through the Puszta.

Day 5 Belgrade and bike tour, 22 km/14 mi, sail by night
The morning starts with a two-and-a-half hours city tour. In the afternoon you will cycle on the Save cycle path.

Day 6 National Park Iron Gate and Silver Lake, 41 km/26 mi
You’ll get to marvel at the Danube Gorge of the Iron Gate along the border between Serbia and Romania. Today's cycle tour leads to the Serbian Silver Lake, formed from a former Danube tributary.

Day 7 Round trip Novi Sad, approx. 46 km/29 mi
Guided city tour Novi Sad, Vojvodina’s capital, and cycling tour along the Danube cycle path with a drink in a typical Čarda.

Day 8 Round trip Mohacs, approx. 38 km/24 mi
You’ll be cycling through the Duna-Dráva National Park in Hungary via the Stork Museum to the Sátorhely Battle Monument. In Mohács, urban bustle and premium wines await.

Day 9 Budapest or Szentendre, 24 - 58 km/15 - 36 mi
There are several optional packets available to book, or why not go ahead and explore the hungarian capital under your own steam. Alternatively you can cycle to the lively artist’s town of Szentendre.

Day 10 Hainburg - Vienna, approx. 56 km/35 mi
Today’s bike tour features a lot of natural beauty and sights well worth visiting, such as Eckartsau Castle on today's cycle tour through the Danube Floodplains National Park.

Day 11 Discovery Vienna
In the morning you’ll take part in a city tour, then it’s time for some shopping on the Mariahilfer Straße or relaxing in a wine tavern in Nußdorf. Vienna’s Imperial Palace, Castle Schönbrunn, the Prater and the Danube Island: there is lots to explore.

Day 12 Mauthausen - Linz, approx. 39 km/24 mi, boat trip
You will cycle through nature at a fast pace, in Enns a 2 € coin will unlock the gate of the town tower. In Linz you should try the eponymous cake - Linzer Torte.

Day 13 Passau and departure
Around 8 am we will be arriving in Passau where this "Tour to the Iron Gate aboard MS Primadonna" concludes. Disembarkation after breakfast.

Tour to the Iron Gate on MS Primadonna - Budapest
Tour to the Iron Gate on MS Primadonna - Vienna
Tour to the Iron Gate on MS Primadonna - Belgrade
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Primadonna.

Included in "Tour to the Iron Gate - MS Primadonna":

  • 12 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 12 x breakfast
  • 11 x packed lunches or three-course meals aboard
  • 12 x dinner, four-course meals
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • daily midnight snack
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • city tours Vienna & Belgrad
  • city walk Novi Sad
  • Cathedral tour and Bishop's Palace Kolocsa
  • guided tour Eckartsau Castle & St Florian Abbey
  • organ concert Linz
  • 2 x hydrojet massage/cabin
  • 1 x 15-min body massage/cabin
  • 1 x traditional shaving/cabin
  • 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
  • parking space and transfers
  • rental bike included
  • optional 30 drink vouchers
  • excursion package, bookable aboard


  • outside cabins on the main deck, approx. 11,5 sqm/124 sq ft (aft ECO 10 sqm/108 sq ft), window can’t be opened
  • outside cabins on the upper and promenade deck, approx. 16,5 sqm/178 sq ft, with balcony and bench seat

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.

Drinks package:

  • 30 drink vouchers

Excursion package, includes:

  • City tour Budapest 3 hours
  • City tour Bratislava
  • Bus excursion Pécs incl. city tour 4.5 hours
  • can also be booked individually on board subject to availability

Bookable dates 2023:

  • Arrival on Friday


All prices are per person in a double bed cabin.

2-bed cabin aft
bunk bed
1459 €  
2-bed cabin
bed + sofa bed
1699 €  
2-bed cabin 2689 €2789 €
main deck cabin ECO
single occupancy
+ 25 %
other main deck cabins
single occupancy
+ 50 %
upper deck-/promenade
single occupancy
+ 75 %
main deck cabin reduction
3rd and 4th person
-6 y 100% / -12 y 50 %
from 12 y 25 %
upper deck cabin reduction
3rd person
-6 y 100% / -12 y 50 %
from 12 y 25 %
e-bike150 €
private bikeswithout surcharge
30 drink vouchers129 €
excursion package112 €

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "Tour to the Iron Gate - MS Primadonna":

  • Parking in Passau:
    fenced-in outdoor area, unguarded
    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. 3 €

  • 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. 40 €
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: 100-150 €

Personal bikes:
You can always take your own bike with you. Please note, however, that your bike will be loaded twice a day with many others on and off the ship and damage can not be ruled out. A liability for this can not be assumed. We advise you to book one of the good rental bikes.

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.
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