The Danube Cycle Route is the father of all long distance cycling paths. This is the most famous bike tour in Europe, along the beautiful Blue Danube, however this time we enjoy our moving hotel as we cruise and cycle through the Austrian countryside to Vienna before returning to Passau, Germany.
The level, car-free bike paths lead you to untouched narrow valleys such as Schlögen, or to well-known attractions such as the Melk monastery. Depending upon desire and mood, you can spend each day either on board or on a bike.
Day 1, Passau – Friday
Individual arrival to Passau. Embarkation in the afternoon. Welcome snacks are offered on board from 16.00 h.; at 20.00 h, the captain’s welcome dinner, with a 4-course menu, begins and the MS Primadonna departs!
Day 2, Schlögen, Linz – Saturday
Schlögen – Linz (53 km). Individual cycling tour from the Schlögener Schlinge through the unsettled narrow valley
near Kaiserau to Linz.
Day 3, Vienna, Hainburg – Sunday
Vienna or Donauauen National Park (48 km). Individual city tour by bike from/to ship (17 km) with recommended
route for car-free cycling paths. Or through the Donauauen National Park from Vienna to Hainburg.
Day 4, Komárom, Štúrovo, Budapest – Monday
Komárom- Esztergom (56 km). From the birthplace of F. Lehàr through small, dreamy places above Moca to Esztergom. 5 pm cathedral tour. Over the Gisela bridge to the Štúrovo on the opposite side.
Day 5, Budapest, Szentendre – Tuesday
Individual tour of Budapest & cycling tour to Szentendre (38 km). 3 pm cruise to artists’ island Szentendre or cycling tour on the Danube Cycling Route through the middle of Budapest on to Szentendre.
Day 6, Bratislava, Hainburg – Wednesday
Tour of Bratislava & Cycling tour Bratislava – Hainburg (35 km). Optional: City tour of Bratislava +€ 5. On to Devin via the Danube Cycling Route over the new cycling bridge to Austria to the castle courtyard and on to Hainburg (the most important city fortress in Austria).
Day 7, Krems, Ybbs – Thursday
Wachau (55 km). From Krems through Dürnstein and Spitz to the Gothic city Ybbs.
Day 8, Passau – Friday
Disembarkation. Arrival in Passau at ca. 8:45 am. Bus transfer to main train station departing at 11:24 am.
The lovely MS PRIMADONNA has an on-board theatre, the Primo Teatro for 16o guests, a glass floor in reception, which gives an open view to the world underwater, really unique Danube arena, with its 9 m high glass wall and an unlimited view of the river landscape, as well as the 6o m long atrium Prima Vista (in the hotel lobby). Other features are the panorama bar Primavera and panorama restaurant Primo Gusto, as well as a sun deck on top.CABINS
Main Deck Astern: 10 m2., Unopenable porthole or window; 1 lower and 1 upper level bed; SAT-TV; Bathroom with shower and toilet; Telephone; Hair dryer; Mini-bar; Roomy wardrobes; Air conditioner
Main Deck: Cabin size 11,5 m²; 1 large unopenable porthole; 2 single lower level beds (one is a sofabed); SAT-TV; Bathroom with shower and toilet; Telephone; Hair dryer; Mini-bar; Roomy wardrobes; Air conditioner
Upper / Promenade Deck: Cabin size 16.5 m²; Balcony with bench; 1 queen or 2 single lower level beds; SAT-TV; Bathroom with shower and toilet; Telephone; Hair dryer; Mini-bar; safe; Roomy wardrobes; Air conditioner
Flat paved cycle paths along both sides of the Danube, suitable for beginner cyclists, children and experienced cyclists alike!
We suggest flying into Munich or Vienna. We can arrange train transfers to Passau from either airport.
Departure Dates 2018: May 25 July 20 Aug. 3, 10 Sep. 21
|Main deck – 2 bunk bed Astern||$1350|
|Main deck – 2 single beds||$1590|
|Upper deck – 2 single beds or 1 queen; balcony||$2160|
|Promenade deck – 2 single beds or 1 queen; balcony||$2280|
|Single cabin supplement: Main deck Astern||Nil|
|Single cabin supplement: Main deck||50%|
|Single cabin supplement: Upper or Promenade deck||75%|
|Reduction for September 21st departure||$95|
|Optional electric bike||$120|
Your tour guide provides daily route notes, maps, advice etc each morning however the daily bike tours are unescorted.
All mileages are approximate distances of recommended routes.
Please notice that storage space in cabins is very limited.
Please be aware that your ship, like all other ships on the Danube, is not only your hotel but also a machine, working with engine power often during night. Especially crossing locks and bridges, the preparation work may cause noise.
Schedule: In case of flood or low tide the shipping company reserves the right to bridge parts of passages with buses. In extreme cases 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 undeserved breakdown of engine and power unit. We reserve the right to change the Schedule when low/high water bars the ship from passing through a certain area. Some parts can be negotiated by bus (free of charge).
Telephone: 705-949-1710 or 888-297-4786
Station Mall, 293 Bay St., Sault Ste Marie, P6A 1X3
Monday to Friday: 9.30 am. to 5.30 pm.
Saturday: by appointment