Danube River 4 Countries - Boat & Bike
Boat & Bike • 7 nights
VISITING: Germany, Austria, Hungary
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MS Normandie - 2020 departures
The MS Normandie is a comfortable boat with a panoramic salon and bar on the upper deck and restaurant on the main deck. On deck there are deck chairs and ordinary chairs and tables, perfect for relaxing and watching the scenery float past and chatting to fellow cyclists. There are 49 twin-bedded cabins, all with single beds and two single cabins. All have shower, wc, hairdryer, TV, safe, air-conditioning and a picture window. Cabin windows on the upper deck can be opened. *Guests in rear upper deck cabins will hear engine and generator noise when the boat is moving.
MS Arlene II - 2020 departures
The Ms Arlene II is being refurbished for 2019 departures. The restaurant is on the main deck and the saloon/bar with panoramic windows is on the upper deck. The large partly shaded sun deck is a great place to relax on a deck chair and enjoy the scenery. The upper deck has 8 suites (15m2) with a twin bed and a panoramic floor to ceiling window. There are 16 upper deck twin cabins (10m2), six rear twin upper deck cabins (you will hear engine and generator noise when the boat is moving) and two upper deck single cabins (8m2) – both the twin and single cabins have windows that open . On the main deck there are 24 twin cabins with a ventilation window that partially opens. All the cabins are en-suite with a shower, hair dryer, TV, safe and air-conditioning.
MS Prinzessin Katharina - 2021 departures
This classically elegant deluxe boat has a panoramic restaurant, saloon, two bars, a small shop, a hair salon and a large sun deck. The cabins are approximately 11m² and are equipped with a private bathroom with a shower, hair dryer, TV, a small fridge, safe and air-conditioning. The upper deck cabins have a French balcony with floor to ceiling windows that can be opened. The main deck cabins have windows that do not open.
MS Prinzessin Katharina
MS Manon - 2021 departures
This deluxe boat was refurbished in 2019 and has an outdoor pool, a small wellness area with a sauna and whirlpool, panoramic saloon and bar, panoramic restaurant, library and a sundeck. All of the 75 cabins are approximately 14m² and are equipped with hotel beds, a private bathroom with a shower (four with bathtub), hair dryer, TV, minibar, safe and air-conditioning. The middle and upper deck can be reached by the lift.
The upper deck cabins have a French balcony with floor to ceiling windows that can be opened. The middle deck cabins have a large panoramic window that opens. The main deck cabins have a small window that does not open.
7 nights accommodation on a superior or deluxe boat with en-suite and air-conditioning
Board basis: Full board including breakfast, packed lunch (for cyclists) or light lunch on board (non-cyclists) and three course dinner
Services of an English speaking on-board guide with daily briefings of the bike tours
Maps and route information plus daily briefings (GPS tracks available on request)
Welcome meeting with drink
Local contact number for assistance
Daily cabin cleaning
Coffee in the afternoon
Daily live music (MS Normandie only)
Flights and transfers
Transfers to/from the docking in Passau
Entrance fees and excursions
Bike hire and extras
Pannier per bike and a handlebar bag and lock per cabin all included at no extra cost when you hire a bike.
Friendly service with expert knowledge
Easy to book and pay online
Full financial protection
Frequently asked questions
Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.
Alternatively by train, take the Eurostar from London to Brussels, change for Frankfurt am Main and change for Passau.
Your days will involve gentle riding, mainly on flat terrain and with minimal effort required. Easy cycling holidays are suitable for most people whether you are a regular cyclist or not, however we recommend at least a few practice rides before your holiday!
For Boat & Bike tours the boat will generally keep to the advertised itinerary, however the captain may have to adapt the itinerary due to the river or sea conditions.
There is limited space in the cabins, so pack light and take a soft suitcase.
Yes, you can relax on the boat or explore when you arrive at each destination instead of cycling.
Please advise us of any special requirements at time of booking and we will notify the boat operator in advance. Understandably, kitchen galley space is limited and it may not be possible to provide specialist products (eg. Gluten free). We suggest you bring a few items with you and, in some cases, these can be provided at a supplement.
Although there is no organised group, self-guided guests regularly find they come across their fellow passengers along the route during the day and may even get together to form their own cycling groups.
Your on-board Tour Leader provides daily briefings ahead of the next day's ride. These are always beneficial, including information on the local area, main sights, and tips on good places to stop en route.
Absolutely! Boat & Bike tours are very sociable and a good choice for single travellers wishing to mix with other guests and share your common interest of cycling.