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Valse du Danube


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Pearls of the Danube, 4 countries – 3 metropolises

Pearls of the Danube, 4 countries – 3 metropolises
By bike and boat from the “Bavarian Venice“ directly into the heart of the famous and glamorous former K+K monarchy Austria/Hungary. You can look forward to three of Europe’s most charming capitals: Vienna, the metropolis of Waltz, Bratislava, the capital of coronation and Budapest, the „Paris of the East“.
The bike tours lead you to the romantic „Great Loop“ (Schlögener Donauschlinge), the picturesque Danube Bend with Hungary’s greatest cathedral and the legendary Wachau valley, which is part of the UNESCO World Heritage with the small villages and beautiful palaces and castles.

Comfort Relax Package (Guided Tour)
You cycle in a small group guided by a local tour guide. Taste some Austrian delicacies: you’ll try sweet and bitter cider; at a wine tavern in the world-famous Wachau region you savour a small variety of regional wine specialties. During a guided tour by bike or bus, you’ll pass by numerous of the sights of Vienna and Budapest.

  • Type de voyage Guided, Self-guided
  • Niveau 1
  • Durée 8 days
  • Distance 40 km
  • Passau intersection of three rivers
  • World Heritage Site Wachau
  • Metropolises Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna.
  • Hungarian Danube Bend


1 km = 0,62 miles
Jour 1

Sunday: Passau

Boarding time at 4.30 p.m. Located at the confluence of Danube, Inn and Ilz, Passau has numerous interesting sites to visit. Use your free time and stroll through the cobblestoned old town centre, listen to the bells of Passau’s  Gothic Town Hall or have a look at the world’s largest Catholic Church organ in the Passau Cathedral. At 6.00 p.m. we cast off!

Jour 2

Monday: Great Loop | Engelhartszell – Aschach,


Your first day’s cycling begins with a ride through the classic scenery of the ‘Great Loop’ Donauschlinge – one of the most beautiful sections of the Danube. Along the way you will encounter tiny villages and cozy cider taverns. In Austria’s only Trappist monastery at Engelhartszell you can taste their delicious liquors and cheese. The famous ‘Schlogener View’ provides a wonderful panorama of the surrounding Austrian countryside. The boat welcomes all cyclists back on board in the charming market town of Aschach.

Jour 3

Tuesday: Devin – Bratislava


You pedal along the former ‘Iron Curtain’, cross the green line and reach the imposing Imperial Palace of Hof with its beautifully terraced gardens. Follow the bike path through Austria’s ‘vegetable garden’ to the coronation city of Bratislava and the slopes of the Little Carpathians and discover the hidden alleyways and sights of Bratislava on an optional city tour.

Jour 4

Wednesday: Budapest | Szentendre,


The entrance to Budapest, Hungary’s capital is stunning. Savour the beauty of Budapest during a coach tour or a guided bike tour (optional) to discover many of the highlights of this handsome city. You can also choose to cycle to the charming town of Szentendre with its Mediterranean atmosphere and lively art scene. You will get a very close experience of Hungarian culture at an evening show with traditional music and dance (optional).

Jour 5

Thursday: Danube bend – Esztergom


Situated in the middle of the Danube River the idyllic isle of Szentendre exudes silent Puszta romance. History, folklore and hungarian way of life will accompany you on your way to Esztergom where the gorgeous basilica – Hungary’s largest Catholic Church is impressing its guests.

Jour 6

Friday: Vienna (day of rest)

Discover Vienna’s most beautiful attractions. During a city tour by bike or bus (optional) you will experience Vienna’s most famous examples of architecture: the imperial Hofburg, St. Stephens Cathedral, the gorgeous ‘Ring’-boulevard and the State Opera House, the Burgtheater and town hall and, of course, the colorful “Hundertwasserhaus”. Take time to relax in one or more of Vienna’s famous cafés, while the evening ends impressively at a classical concert (optional) in one of Vienna‘s most famous palaces.

Jour 7

Saturday: Wachau | Krems – Melk


Your last biking day is a special highlight! A powerful ruin looms above the small Baroque town of Durnstein, while the blue spire of the monastery church is a landmark of the renowned Wachau. Amidst dreamy towns, apricot trees, vineyards and castles, this hilly landscape enchants everybody who visits … you will be biking on cloud nine! In Weißenkirchen (possibility to do a wine-tasting – optional) you will find comfortable wine taverns along the bike path.

Jour 8

Sunday: Passau

As you cruise back up the Danube enjoy the early morning sunshine as you wind your way to Passau, where you will disembark at approx. 10.00 a.m. Connecting travel should be booked for 11.00 a.m. onwards.

Dates de Voyage

Date Disponibilité Départ Accommodation Category  
4/30/2017 - 5/7/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
5/7/2017 - 5/14/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
5/14/2017 - 5/21/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
5/28/2017 - 6/4/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
6/4/2017 - 6/11/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
6/11/2017 - 6/18/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
6/18/2017 - 6/25/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
6/25/2017 - 7/2/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
7/2/2017 - 7/9/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
7/9/2017 - 7/16/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
7/16/2017 - 7/23/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
7/23/2017 - 7/30/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
7/30/2017 - 8/6/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
8/6/2017 - 8/13/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort Plus
8/13/2017 - 8/20/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima ConfortPlus
8/20/2017 - 8/27/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima ConfortPlus
8/27/2017 - 9/3/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima ConfortPlus
9/3/2017 - 9/10/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima ConfortPlus
9/10/2017 - 9/17/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima ConfortPlus
9/17/2017 - 9/24/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima ConfortPlus
9/24/2017 - 10/1/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima ConfortPlus
10/1/2017 - 10/8/2017 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima ConfortPlus
10/8/2017 - 10/15/2017 Disponible Passau Carissima ConfortPlus Inscription en ligne


Accommodation Cabine Prix par cabine Enfants de 0-2 ans Enfants de 3-11 ans
Carissima Main deck: 2-berth cabin ECO, bunk bed € 1196,- gratuit 20% réduction
Carissima Main deck: 2-berth cabin, low beds € 1318,- gratuit 20% réduction
Carissima Middle deck: 2-berth cabin ECO, bunk bed € 989,-
Carissima Middle deck: 2-berth cabin, low beds € 1396,- gratuit 20% réduction
Carissima Upper deck: 2-berth cabin, low beds € 1596,- gratuit 20% réduction
Carissima Upper deck: 2-berth cabin, low beds for single use € 1796,- gratuit 20% réduction
Carissima Season surcharge in 2-berth cabin May 7th - June 3rd, per person € 1347,- 0 0
Carissima Season surcharge in 2-berth cabin August 6th - Sept. 2nd, per person € 100,- 0 0
Carissima Season surcharge in 2-berth cabin June 4th - August 5th, per person € 100,- 0 0
Carissima Season surcharge in 2-berth cabin Sept. 3rd - Sept. 30th, per person € 150,- 0 0
Carissima Season surcharge in May and August per person € 150,- 0 0
Carissima Season surcharge in June, July and September per person € 150,- 0 0
Carissima Passenger- /port taxes (mandatory age 12 and older) per person € 150,- 0 0
Carissima Comfort Relax (with tour guide) on May 7+21, June 4+25, July 16, August 13, Sept. 3+17, Oct. 1 ,supplement per person € 225,- 0 0
Carissima Transfer Munich - Passau one-way per person € 225,- 0 0
Carissima Transfer Munich - Passau round trip per person € 59,- gratuit gratuit
Carissima € 215,- 0 0
Carissima € 64,- 0 0
Carissima € 109,- 0 0

Louer un vélo

Image Nom Type Prix par semaine
21-speed Unisex hybrid bike 21-speed Unisex hybrid bike €70
7-speed Unisex Hybrid bike with coaster and caliper brake 7-speed Unisex Hybrid bike with coaster and caliper brake KTM €70
E-Bike Unisex E-Bike Unisex €165
Using own bike Using own bike €15


  • 7 nights in outside cabins with private facilities and air conditioning
  • Program according to itinerary from/to Passau
  • Captain‘s greeting and welcome cocktail
  • Daily cabin cleaning, towels and bed linen
  • Full board: rich breakfast, lunch onboard (non-cyclists) or packed lunch (cyclists), afternoon coffee break, dinner (2/3 dishes to choose), late night snack
  • Gala dinner with farewell cocktail
  • Farewell crew show
  • Daily live music
  • Tour guide onboard (does not cycle with the group)
  • Daily information meeting
  • Detailed road book per cabin

Comfort Relax Package Additional

  • Cycling tour guide
  • Tasting of homemade cider at a cider producer in the Upper Danube Valley
  • Ferry rides
  • Guided city tour by bike in Vienna & by bus in Budapest
  • Wine tasting in the Wachau region

Not Included

  • € 20,- reservation charges
  • Ferry to Engelhartszell, AU, Visegrad and Szob
  • Most tasting in the upper Danube valley
  • City tour of Vienna and Budapest by bus
  • City tour by city express Bratislava
  • Visit to Basilica of Esztergom
  • Wine tasting with the wine maker in the Wachau
  • Travel and cancellation insurance (optional)
  • Other drinks
  • Admission charges


General information

  • All bike tours are unescorted. All mileages are approximate distances of recommended routes. Please be aware that the cabin storage space is very limited.
    In case of flood or low tide, the shipping company reserves the right to bridge parts of passages by buses. In extreme situations, the shipping company reserves the right to cancel the journey on short notice.
    No legal right shall be constituted of both situations. (Water level is force majeure).
    The same applies for officially ordered – previously not announced – repair work on locks or bridges or in case of breakdown of engine or power unit through no fault of shipping company or tour operator.
    Please be aware that a cruise ship on the Danube is not only your hotel but also a machine that works with engine power that may cause noise during the night, when passing locks and bridges and during preparation work.
  • Minimum of participants:
    50 people (has to be reached at the latest 4 weeks before cruise start)
  • Guided Comfort Relax Package:
    10 people (max. 22)

Arrival info

Saturday is the day of arrival. You can bring your luggage on board from 3 PM, but embarkation will not start earlier than 4.30 PM.
Passau has two different ship landing stages:
Passau-centre: Fritz-Schäffer-Promenade/Untere Donauländer
Lindau: just outside of Passau at the Franz-Weismann-Straße.
Your travel documents will inform you about the exact mooring place.


The nearest international airport to the embarkation point in Passau is  Munich Airport (MUC). Passau is reachable within about 2.5  hours by public transport from Munich.
You also can book a shuttle transfer to the barge. That ride takes about 1.5 hours. Prices: € 64,- per person one-way, € 109,- both directions. Waiting time max. 60 min. after check in at the transfer desk.
A private Minibus transfer also can be ordered. No waiting time at the airport. € 300,- one-way, € 580,- both directions (max. 8 passengers).


The nearest train station is Passau. The mooring place is located between 2 and 6 km (1.25 and 3.75 miles) from the station. You can take a taxi to the barge.


For short loading and unloading, you can directly drive to the landing stage. Short loading and unloading permitted.
In Passau there are several parking possibilities. There is a guarded parking in Passau (Globus Parking). This parking needs to be reserved in advance (detailed information will be included in your travel documents). Costs for this parking are between € 58,- and € 69,- for 7 nights.  These costs include 2 transfers (parking-ship-parking). A transferbus will bring you near the ship. You have to walk the last meters (walking distance approx. 4-5 min.). Your luggage will be delivered seperately by minibus.

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Questions & Réponses

  • Que faisons-nous s’il pleut ?

    La plupart des personnes se munissent alors de vêtements de pluie. Si le temps ne permet absolument pas de faire du vélo (cela n’arrive presque jamais !), l’accompagnateur organisera un programme alternatif qui peut être composé d’excursions culturelles et de visites de villes.

  • Quelle est la distance moyenne quotidienne des excursions à vélo ?

    La distance moyenne est de 50 kilomètres. Elle est parfois un peu plus courte, comme le premier jour, parfois un peu plus longue. Mais n’oubliez pas que les Pays-Bas sont un pays plat et que l’on fait du vélo tranquillement. Une journée de vélo dure environ 7 à 8 heures, pauses et visites comprises. Le temps passé sur votre vélo est d’environ 4 heures par jour.

  • Est-ce qu’on remonte à bord à la fin de l’étape ?

    Non. Le bateau suit une autre route que celle des vélos. Parfois, l’itinéraire est modifié à cause du temps ou de réparations des ponts et des écluses. L’accompagnateur peut alors convenir avec le capitaine d’un autre endroit pour embarquer. Naturellement, vous pouvez toujours décider de rester à bord pour une ou plusieurs journées.

  • Est-il possible de faire du vélo seul, sans l’accompagnateur ?

    Oui, les participants peuvent choisir leur propre itinéraire à vélo, en dehors du groupe. L’accompagnateur se tient à votre disposition pour vous proposer un itinéraire alternatif.

  • What insurances does Cycletours offer?

    Cancellation insurance (insurance company Unigarant)

    Holidays usually are reserved and paid weeks or even months in advance. If you need to cancel or abort the tour, that always leaves you with financial consequences. Therefore we recommend to arrange a cancellation insurance.
    This insurance reimburse cancellation costs due to a serious impediment such as an accident, illness or death of relatives in the 1st or 2nd degree.

    Cancellation insurance incl. flight:

    when paying 1% extra over the travel sum of your Bike & Barge tour + flight ticket, then the cancellation expense is insured should you need to cancel or should one of these components unexpectedly be cancelled. This on the condition that no alternative arrangement can be made, so the trip cannot be taken.

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Prix p.p. à partir de € 670,- * * Prix par personne. Il n'y a aucun extras inclus dans ce prix



About the barge

Carissima Boat with 75 de-luxe staterooms featuring a hotel-style double bed, which may be converted to two single beds. The half-height windows on the Main deck cannot be opened, the staterooms on the Upper and Middle deck provide full-size picture windows which do open. All cabins are equipped with a private bathroom with a shower, hair dryer, TV, safe and full air-conditioning. For those who love the luxury: Some cabins on the promenade deck have a connecting door and can be rearranged to a spacious DELUXE-suite with living room and bedroom (prices on request). ECO cabins are located in the front/rear part of the ship (engine noise possible). After an exciting day of cycling you can relax in the spa with sauna and whirlpool. For pleasant refreshment, jump into the pool (June-August) on the sun deck, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view. And if you are in the mood for reading, just borrow a book in the library! The comfortable ship will make your journey unforgettable. Wifi is available on board (payable on spot, connection can vary).

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