Danube River - 4 Countries - Passau to Budapest

Boat & Bike 7 nights

VISITING: Germany, Austria, Hungary

Why we love this tour

"Travel through four countries with time to explore the Danube's spectacular cities and the beautiful Wachau region with its excellent food and wine."

Cycle through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary

Easy cycling beside the Danube

Tour through Austria’s UNESCO listed Wachau region

Visit Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and Passau

Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct
Fly to
Good for
Families, Luxury, Multi-Country, Riverside Routes, Solo

Cycle through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary as you follow the blue waters of the Danube River. Explore some of the Danube’s most spectacular cities, including Vienna's musical landmarks, Bratislava's cobbled streets, and Budapest's romantic buildings. Stop off in idyllic villages and cosy taverns as you cycle past untouched forests, dramatic river bends and pristine islands.

Discover breathtaking castles and stunning palaces as you tour through Austria's UNESCO listed Wachau region. Spend a day off in Budapest visiting the market hall, restored old town and stunning churches or cycle to nearby Szentendre to see pretty houses and galleries.



MV Fortuna

The luxurious MV Fortuna has bright panorama saloon, panorama restaurant, bar, cosy library and a spacious sundeck.  The cabins are approximately 14-15m² and are equipped with a private bathroom with a shower, hair dryer, safe and air-conditioning. There is a lift between the middle and upper deck and there is also a stair lift to the sundeck. 

For the standard twin cabins (main deck) and comfort cabins (middle deck) the windows don’t open. The superior cabins (middle deck) have two panorama windows that open. On the upper deck, the deluxe cabins and suites (25-28 m² with a sofa) have French balconies.

MS Fortuna

MS Fortuna

MS Carissima

This deluxe boat was renovated for 2017. All 75 cabins are 14 m² and feature a double bed which can be converted to two single beds.All cabins are equipped with a private bathroom with a shower, hair dryer, TV, safe and air-conditioning. Some cabins are located in the front and rear part of the ship where engine noise is possible. Half-height windows on the main deck cannot be opened but the cabins on the upper and middle deck provide full-size picture windows which do open.

There is a Panorama lounge with a bar plus a wellness area with sauna and whirlpool or alternatively jump into the pool (June to August) on the sun deck. Wifi is available on board (payable onboard, please note the connection can vary).

MS Carissima

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What's included

Price includes

7 nights accommodation: with en-suite and air-conditioning

Board basis: Full board including breakfast, packed lunch for cyclists (lunch on board for non-cyclists) and three course dinner with choice

Services of an English speaking on-board guide with daily briefings of the bike tours

Maps and route information

GPS tracks available on request

Welcome meeting with cocktail

Local contact number for assistance

Daily cabin cleaning, towels and bedlinen

Mooring fees

Coffee in the afternoon & late night snacks

Daily live music

Farewell Gala dinner with cocktail

Price excludes

Flights and transfers

Cycle helmets

Bike hire

Transfers to/from the docking in Passau

Bike hire and extras

Bike hire

Bikes are provided with a pannier, an odometer, a pump, a lock and a repair kit. You will also receive a handlebar bag.

Hybrid bike

Hybrid bike with 21 gears




Bringing own bike



(Extra night prices are per room)

Extra Nights

Superior 3 star Passau B&B - 2 share
Superior 3 star Passau B&B - single
4 star Passau B&B - 2 share
4 star Passau B&B - single

Other Extras


Guided Package Upgrade - min of 10 before it's guaranteed (max 18) - selected dates only, see above.


One-way Munich to Passau on Day 1 - per person (shared transfer, max. wait 60 minutes)


Return Munich to Passau on Days 1 & 8 - per person (shared transfers, max. wait 60 minutes)


Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions about this tour. Simply click on a question to reveal the answer.

How do I get there?

Fly to Vienna, Linz or Munich, then take the train (ÖBB) to Passau.

How do I get back?

Take the train (ÖBB) from Passau,then Fly from Vienna, Linz or Munich.

What is an ‘Easy’ cycle holiday?

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!

We are always on hand to offer advice, so please give us a call if you wish to chat about the tour’s grading.


What's the etiquette with crew tips?
Tips are at your own discretion, an envelope is always left in the cabins on the last day.
Are shops open on Sunday?

Make sure you have snacks and drinks for Sunday as the majority of the shops are closed.

Will the itinerary ever change?

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.

How much space will I have in my cabin?

There is limited space in the cabins, so pack light and take a soft suitcase.

What are the average temperatures for this tour?
Can I stay on the boat during the day and not cycle?

Yes, you can relax on the boat or explore when you arrive at each destination instead of cycling. 

Can the boat cater for special dietary requirements?

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. 

Will I be cycling with other people?

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.

What does my on-board Tour Leader do?

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.

Can I book by myself?

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.

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