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DANUBE 4 COUNTRIES TOUR // MS NORMANDIE 2020
individual tour | 8 days / 7 nights
Passau – Vienna – Bratislava – Budapest – Passau
Accompanied by a cruise ship you cycle along Europe's second largest river Danube from the charming Bavarian “three river city” of Passau straight into the heart of the once glorious Imperial and Royal Monarchy. Enjoy three of the most enchanting European capitals: the lively Vienna, the Slovak coronation city of Bratislava at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains and Budapest, the "Hungarian Danube Queen"! By bicycle you discover the stunning natural spectacle of the Schlögener Donauschlinge ("Great Loop"), the legendary Wachau with romantic towns and mighty castles amidst lovely vineyards, the untouched alluvial forests of the Danube National Park, as well as the picturesque Hungarian Danube bend where the important cupola of the basilica in Esztergom salutes from the distance. The highlights of the tour: Passau, the City of 3 rivers, the Schloegen Danube Loop, the Hungarian Danube Bend, the World Heritage Site Wachau, the metropoles of Bratislava, Budapest and Vienna.
Day 1: Passau – Engelhartszell
Arrival in the "Three River City". Passau attracts many with the world's greatest church organ at the Stephansdom and it’s charming Old Town. Embarkation will be around 4:00 pm, departure around 7 pm. Enjoy your first dinner on board and an evening sail to Engelhartszell.
Day 2: Engelhartszell - Great Loop - Brandstatt – Bratislava, ca. 46 km
The day starts in Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria), where we head towards the "Great Loop" - one of the most beautiful and original sectors of the Danube. Your cycling will encounter small villages and cosy must-see taverns. You'll board again in Brandstatt. Then, you "sail into the night" towards Bratislava.
Day 3: Bratislava, ca. 54 km
Arrival at Bratislava. You start cycling from Bratislava via Hainburg to the imposing Imperial Palace of Hof beautifully terraced gardens and idyllic manor farm further on to Devin and then back to Bratislava. Tip: discover the hidden alleys of Bratislava, places and all the sights of this ambitious metropolis during a tour by mini train and by foot. In the night shipping to Budapest.
Day 4: Budapest (day of rest) or roundtrip to Szentendre, ca. 40 km
In the early morning, you enjoy the panoramic view of the Danube's gorgeous landscape on the Sundeck. The gateway to Budapest is overwhelming, as many of the famous tourist features are situated directly next to the river bank. In the afternoon you can explore the numerous attractions of the city. Nearby, you find the Margaretheninsel which is outstandingly qualified for a small bike tour or the charming town of Szentendre with Mediterranean atmosphere and lively art life. In the night shipping to Visegrad.
Day 5: Danube Bend | Visegrad – Esztergom, ca. 25 - 60 km
The Danube bend is definitely one of most delightful and attractive parts and is called the Hungarian Wachau. Today's bike leg starts at Visegrad with its famous fortress and the ruins of the former palace. You can choose from 2 different routes: the longer one includes a side trip to the island of Szentendre and the baroque village of Vác, which has been influenced by the architects of the Austrian empress Maria Theresia. The other route leads you directly to the bishop-town of Esztergom, with its gorgeous basilica – Hungary's largest Catholic Church – overlooking the village. In the night shipping to Vienna.
Day 6: Vienna-Nussdorf / (Korneuburg may also be possible) (day of rest)
You should be sure to see the most famous places of interest like the St. Stephens Cathedral, the Hofburg, the gorgeous boulevard "Ringstraβe" with the Burgtheater, the State Opera House or the town hall that takes you back to the past. In the night shipping to Rossatz or Dürnstein (Wachau).
Day 7: Wachau – Melk – Pöchlarn, ca. 42 - 52 km
Your last biking day is a special highlight! Amidst small dreamy villages, apricot trees, vineyards, castles, monasteries and ruins, this gentle hilly landscape enchants everybody. A powerful ruin looms above the small Baroque town of Dürnstein, while the blue tower of the monastery church is a landmark of Wachau. In the small village of Pöchlarn you will board again. After the farewell gala dinner, you start “sailing” back to Passau.
Day 8: Departure from Passau
Every journey draws to an end. Once again you enjoy on deck the first sunbeams and the peaceful silence of the Danube Valley. Take a last sight at the Schlögener Schlinge ("Great Loop") before you arrive relaxed at Passau. Arrival: approx at 10:00 a.m., disembarkation half an hour later. We recommend to arrange connecting trips from noon onwards.
Arrival datesSeason 1
|Apr 25, 2020 - May 2, 2020||Available||Book|
|May 9, 2020 - May 16, 2020||Available||Book|
|May 23, 2020 - May 30, 2020||Available||Book|
|Sep 12, 2020 - Sep 19, 2020||Available||Book|
|Sep 26, 2020 - Oct 3, 2020||Available||Book|
|Jun 6, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020||Available||Book|
|Jun 20, 2020 - Jun 27, 2020||Available||Book|
|Jul 4, 2020 - Jul 11, 2020||Available||Book|
|Jul 18, 2020 - Jul 25, 2020||Available||Book|
|Aug 15, 2020 - Aug 22, 2020||Available||Book|
|Aug 29, 2020 - Sep 5, 2020||Available||Book|
|Season 1||Main deck||Above deck|
|2-bed cabin astern*||-||839,-|
|1 bed cabin||-||1.249,-|
|2-bed cabin astern*||-||929,-|
|1 bed cabin||-||1.339,-|
|2-bed cabin astern*||-||969,-|
|1 bed cabin||-||1.379,-|
|Discount for children: Parent with child**||20 %|
|2-bed cabin for one person||+50%|
*Cabins at rear of the ship; perceptive engine and generator noise (when ship is in motion and in locks)
**Child reduction: till 13 years 20% in a cabin with 1 adult.
Rental bicycle 7-gear, hand brake and pedal brake or hand brakes only (subject to availability), back bags and rental bike insurance (please indicate by the booking).
E-Bike (advance reservation, limited number) with pannier bag and rental bike insurance.
Travel safe and secure with SE-Tours: we recommend to wear a bike helmet (compulsory use for helmets: In Austria for children till 12 years). Onboard Selling: UVEX I-VO € 40.- per helmet, limited number.
Parking space inclusive transfer to/from ship € 68.-
Parking garage inclusive transfer to/from ship € 79.-
(registration form in the travel-documents, payable on site)
|Preis pro Person|
|Passau 3***/4**** DZ/Frühstück||55,–/65,–|
|Passau 3***/4**** EZ/Frühstück||84,–/90,–|
All prices per person in EUR
- 7 nights in outside cabins with private facilities in the booked cabin category
- Programme according itinerary from/to Passau
- All passenger fees and port fees
- Captains greeting and Welcome-Drink
- Daily cabin cleaning, changing of towels and bed cloths if wanted
- Full meals: 7x breakfast, 6x packed lunch for cyclists or lunch snack on board (non cyclists), 6x afternoon
coffee break, 6x 3-course-dinner and 1x farewell-dinner with farewell-drink
- Daily Live-Music
- Daily informational meeting
- Information pack with route book (one per cabin)
- GPS tracks
- Tour guide on board
Services not included:
Journey to and from Passau, shuttles, bike rental, entrance fees and excursions, city maps, ferry fees, travel insurances, parking fees, tips, drinks on board