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Valse du Danube

Passau-Vienna–Bratislava–Budapest-Passau

Passau
Munchen Airport

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Passau
Munchen Airport

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 Self-guided
  • Niveau 1
  • Durée 8 jours
  • Distance 40 km, moyenne par jour
  • Passau intersection of three rivers
  • World Heritage Site Wachau
  • Metropolises Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna
  • Hungarian Danube Bend

Itinéraire

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

42km

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

43km

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 | Excursion to Szentendre (or day of rest)

54km

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 beautiful 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 Folklore show with traditional music, local appetizers and dance (optional).

Jour 5

Thursday: Danube bend – Esztergom

43km

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 the imperial palace Schönbrunn.

Jour 7

Saturday: Wachau | Krems – Melk

37km

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 Valley. 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 11.30 a.m. onwards.

Dates de Voyage

Date Disponibilité Départ Accommodation Category  
4/28/2019 - 5/5/2019 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe
5/5/2019 - 5/12/2019 Limitée Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
5/12/2019 - 5/19/2019 Limitée Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
5/19/2019 - 5/26/2019 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe
5/26/2019 - 6/2/2019 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe
6/2/2019 - 6/9/2019 Limitée Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
6/9/2019 - 6/16/2019 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe
6/16/2019 - 6/23/2019 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe
6/23/2019 - 6/30/2019 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe
6/30/2019 - 7/7/2019 Limitée Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
7/7/2019 - 7/14/2019 Disponible Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
7/14/2019 - 7/21/2019 Disponible Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
7/21/2019 - 7/28/2019 Disponible Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
7/28/2019 - 8/4/2019 Disponible Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
8/4/2019 - 8/11/2019 Disponible Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
8/11/2019 - 8/18/2019 Disponible Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
8/18/2019 - 8/25/2019 Disponible Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
8/25/2019 - 9/1/2019 Disponible Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
9/1/2019 - 9/8/2019 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe
9/8/2019 - 9/15/2019 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe
9/15/2019 - 9/22/2019 Entièrement réservé Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe
9/22/2019 - 9/29/2019 Disponible Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
9/29/2019 - 10/6/2019 Disponible Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne
10/6/2019 - 10/13/2019 Disponible Passau Carissima Comfort de Luxe Inscription en ligne

Prix

Hébergement Cabine Prix par cabine Enfants de 0-2 ans Enfants de 3-11 ans
Main deck: 2-berth cabin ECO, bunk bed 0 0
Carissima Main deck: 2-berth cabin, low beds € 1438,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Carissima Main deck: 2-berth cabin for single use € 1638,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Carissima Middle deck: 2-berth cabin ECO, bunk bed € 1738,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Middle deck: 2-berth cabin, low beds 0 0
Carissima Upper deck: 2-berth cabin, low beds € 1578,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Carissima Upper deck: 2-berth cabin, low beds for single use € 1778,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Carissima Season surcharge in 2-berth cabin May 7 - June 3, per person € 1878,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Season surcharge in 2-berth cabin August 6 - Sept. 2, per person 0 0
Carissima Season surcharge in 2-berth cabin June 4 - August 5t, per person € 1698,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Carissima Season surcharge in 2-berth cabin Sept. 3rd - Sept. 30th, per person € 1898,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Carissima Season surcharge single cabin use May 7 - June 3 € 1998,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Season surcharge single cabin use August 6 - Sept. 2 0 0
Carissima Season surcharge single cabin use June 4 - August 5 € 1898,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Carissima Season surcharge single cabin use Sept. 3 - Sept. 30 € 2098,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Carissima Passenger- /port taxes (mandatory age 12 and older) per person € 2198,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Comfort Relax (with tour guide) on May 7+21, June 4+25, July 16, August 13, Sept. 3+17, Oct. 1 ,supplement per person 0 0
Carissima Transfer Munich - Passau one-way per person € 2038,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Carissima Transfer Munich - Passau round trip per person € 2238,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Carissima Upper deck: 2-berth cabin, low beds June+July+Sept. € 2338,- 90% réduction 20% réduction
Other rates: 0 0
Carissima Passenger- /port taxes (mandatory age 12 and older) per person € 69,- 0 0
Carissima Comfort Relax (with tour guide), on May 6+20, June 3+24, July 15, August 12, Sept. 2+16+30 supplement per person € 119,- 0 0
Carissima Transfer from/to Munich Airport, one-way per person € 270,- 0 0
Carissima Transfer from/to Munich Airport, round trip per person € 310,- 0 0

Location de vélo

Image Nom Type Prix par semaine
21-speed Unisex hybrid bike 21-speed Unisex hybrid bike €74
Using own bike Using own bike €15
7-speed Unisex Hybrid bike with coaster and caliper brake 7-speed Unisex Hybrid bike with coaster and caliper brake KTM €74
E-Bike Unisex E-Bike Unisex €168
Bike helmet Bike helmet Helmet use is mandatory in Slovakia €25

Included

  • 7 nights in outside cabins with private facilities and air conditioning
  • Season supplement
  • Passenger-/port taxes
  • Program according to itinerary from/to Passau
  • Captain‘s greeting and welcome cocktail
  • Daily cabin cleaning, towels and bed linen
  • Full board: breakfast buffet, 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
  • Cruise director onboard (does not cycle with the group)
  • Daily information meeting
  • Detailed road book per cabin

Not Included

  • € 20,- reservation charges
  • Bike insurance, can be booked and paid on-spot
  • Cycling tour guide (for the tour incl. tour guide, Comfort Relax Package, see Danube Waltz, guided)
  • Cabin for single occupancy: in April+ Oct.: € 1579,-/ in May+August: €  1734,-/ in June+July+Sept.: € 1812,- (only available on the Upper deck; max. 2 cabins/departure)
  • (only available on the Upper deck; max. 2 cabins/departure)
  • Transfer from/to Munich city centre or train station to/from Passau: € 40,- one-time surcharge (1-8 pers.)
  • 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
  • Personal insurance/ cancellation insurance (optional)
  • Other drinks
  • Admission charges

 

Special details

  • This tour will be operated by our local partner
  • Please take good notice of our Terms & Conditions
  • This program is subject to change without notice
  • 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: 8 people (max. 22)

Arrival info

Sunday is the day of arrival. You can bring your luggage on board from 3 PM, but embarkation will not start earlier than 4 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.

Airport

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 from Munich Airport 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 transfer from Munich city centre/train station to Passau:  €  40,- one-time surcharge (1-8 pers.) A private Minibus transfer also can be ordered. No waiting time at the airport. € 300,- one-way, € 580,- both directions (max. 8 passengers).

Train

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.

Car

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 € 65,- and € 80,- for 7 nights.  These costs include 2 transfers (parking-ship-parking). A transfer bus will bring you near the ship. You have to walk the last meters (walking distance approx. 4-5 min.). Your luggage will be delivered separately 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 des tours à vélo ?

    La distance moyenne est de 40 à 50 kilomètres par jour. N’oubliez pas que les Pays-Bas sont plats et qu’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 environ 4 heures par jour.

  • Est-ce qu’on peut remonter à bord avant la fin de l’étape ?

    Non. Le bateau suit une autre route que vous. Naturellement, vous pouvez toujours décider de rester à bord pour une ou plusieurs journées.

  • What biking level is the Danube Waltz tour?

    The cycle route is completely flat, at times on a gentle downhill slope and is ideal for cyclists with less experience and for children. The tour is rated as easy and you cycle on mostly flat terrain.

  • Proposez-vous des assurances ?

    Nous vous proposons une assurance annulation et une assurance de vélo. Vous trouvez plus d’info ici.

Plus de questions

Prix p.p. à partir de € 719,- * * Prix par pesonne. Il n'y a pas d'extras inclus dans ce prix

Hébergement

Carissima
Carissima

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). 

  • Nom officiel MS Carissima
  • Longueur 110 mètres
  • Largeur 11.40 mètres
  • Capacité 150 personnes
  • Électricité 220 Volts

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