Impressions from the Danube – Bike & Boat, Passau - Budapest - Passau, MS SE-MANON

Highlights of the Danube with bike & boat

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.

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  • 8 Days / 7 Nights
  • Self guided
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

(*60 km-tour is designed for strong cyclists only).

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).

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.

Every journey draws to an end. Once again you enjoy on deck the first sunbeams and the peaceful silence of the Danube Valley. Arrival in Passau is approx. at 10:00 am, disembarkation half an hour later. We recommend to arrange connecting trips from noon onwards.

Tour character

All cycle tours can be classified as being easy.

Map, MS SE-MANON, Passau-Budapest-Passau

Prices and events

All data for 2023 at a glance
Place of arrival: Passau beginning
  Season A
28.04.2023 |
Friday
Season B
05.05.2023 | 12.05.2023 | 19.05.2023 | 26.05.2023 | 02.06.2023 | 09.06.2023 | 11.08.2023 | 18.08.2023 | 25.08.2023 | 01.09.2023 | 08.09.2023 | 15.09.2023 |
Friday
MS SE-MANON, Passau - Budapest - Passau, MAIN DECK, DE-DOSBM-08I-H
Base price
999.00
1,099.00
2-bed cabin in single use 1,498.50 1,648.50
Child up to 13 years when occupied by one full-paying person 799.20 879.20
MS SE-MANON, Passau - Budapest - Passau, UPPER DECK, DE-DOSBM-08I-O
Base price
1,299.00
1,399.00
Child up to 13 years when occupied by one full-paying person 1,039.20 1,119.20
MS SE-MANON, Passau - Budapest - Passau, MIDDLE DECK, DE-DOSBM-08I-M
Base price
1,199.00
1,299.00
2-bed cabin in single use 1,798.50 1,948.50
Child up to 13 years when occupied by one full-paying person 959.20 1,039.20
Season A
Apr 28, 2023 |
Friday
Season B
May 5, 2023 | May 12, 2023 | May 19, 2023 | May 26, 2023 | Jun 2, 2023 | Jun 9, 2023 | Aug 11, 2023 | Aug 18, 2023 | Aug 25, 2023 | Sep 1, 2023 | Sep 8, 2023 | Sep 15, 2023 |
Friday
MS SE-MANON, Passau - Budapest - Passau, MAIN DECK, DE-DOSBM-08I-H
Base price
2-bed cabin in single use
Child up to 13 years when occupied by one full-paying person
MS SE-MANON, Passau - Budapest - Passau, UPPER DECK, DE-DOSBM-08I-O
Base price
Child up to 13 years when occupied by one full-paying person
MS SE-MANON, Passau - Budapest - Passau, MIDDLE DECK, DE-DOSBM-08I-M
Base price
2-bed cabin in single use
Child up to 13 years when occupied by one full-paying person
999.00
1,498.50
799.20
1,299.00
1,039.20
1,199.00
1,798.50
959.20
1,099.00
1,648.50
879.20
1,399.00
1,119.20
1,299.00
1,948.50
1,039.20
Filter
7-gear bike with back brake
7-gear bike freewheel
8-gear E-Bike with back brake
8-gear E-Bike without back brake
79.00
79.00
189.00
189.00
Prices per person in EUR

Services & information

Services
  • 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 as necessary
  • 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 informational meeting
  • Information pack with route book (one per cabin)
  • GPS tracks
  • Tour guide on board
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

Infos

Important remarks:

All guests must be fully vaccinated or recovered according to German Health Ministry. Unfortunately, unvaccinated guests or guests without a valid certification of recent recovery from Covid-19 or not fully vaccinated guests may not participate in our trips. Government restrictions are changing regularly and rapidly. All cruise guests are required to keep themselves updated about current restrictions in good time prior to departure. All cruise guests are solely responsible for complying with applicable Covid-19 travel regulations. For the safety of all persons present on board, we recommend to wear a mouth and nose protector and to observe the rules of distance and hygiene. For this purpose, you will receive all necessary COVID-19-information with your travel documents.

Parking:

Parking space inclusive transfer to/from ship                             € 71.-

Parking garage inclusive transfer to/from ship                           € 83.-

(registration form in the travel-documents, payable on site)

Bikes:

  • 7-gear-Unisex-trekking bikes und 8-gear-E-Bikes (brand: Velo de Ville - special SE-Tours edition)
  • With hand brake and pedal brake or hand brakes only (subject to availability, please indicate as a non-binding customer request by the booking)
  • Pannier bag and rental bike insurance included.
  • E-Bikes on a limited number only
  • Please indicate your body height by the booking

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; in Slovakia for children till 15 years and for all cyclists outside built-up areas.). Onboard Selling: UVEX I-VO € 40.- per helmet, limited number.

Embarkation from 4 to 5 pm | Disembarkation approx 10:30 am

Minimum number of participants 90 guests (must have been reached within 21 days prior to departure)

To bring your own bike On request only – due to lack of space on sun deck.

Excursions We offer a small excursion program, that can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only. You will get a brief description together with your travel documents. Depending on the number of participants some excursions could be carried out in 2 languages (German/ English).

Luggage We recommend: rainwear, bicycle helmet, sunhat and sneakers.

Schedule and program changes Basically, we reserve the right to make changes of routing and program. 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. The same applies for officially ordered - previously not announced - repair work on locks or bridges.

Notes Please be aware that a cruise ship on the Danube is not only your hotel but also a machine, working with engine power also during the night. Especially crossing locks and bridges - and the preparation work - may cause noise. If you are sensitive please bring your own ear plugs. Please note: at low tide, the pool may need to be emptied in order to reduce the vessel’s draft and will not be available.

Travel documents EU-citizens (without special situations like dual citizenship, main residence abroad or a limited-validity passport) are required to have a valid passport or ID-card, not expiring within six (6) months of the return of your cruise. We kindly ask non-EU citizens, EU-nationals with multiple citizenship or anybody who has to respect special legal entry requirements for the country to visit, to inform about visa and entry documents at the competent embassy.
This trip is not suitable for guests with reduced mobility.

We recommend that you take out a travel health insurance with repatriation coverage as well as baggage, accident and travel cancellation insurances.

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