MS Prinzessin Katharina
Please plan your arrival in such a way that you will be able to board at the appropriate time of embarkation (4 to 5 p. m. ). In the afternoon, take a stroll through the old episcopal city of Passau, which is nestled between Inn, Ilz and Danube on the Bavarian/Austrian border. Around 7 p. m. the leash starts and the MS Princess Katharina leaves Passau to drive to Engelhartszell.
In Engelhartszell (the only Trappist monastery in Austria) the first cycle tour begins. Deeply cut and framed by wooded slopes, the Danube winds through a truly unique river landscape with the Danube loop as its highlight. In Aschach you board again and sail towards the sunset.
In the morning you reach Wien-Nussdorf. Today you have plenty of time to discover the beauties of Vienna: the Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the magnificent boulevard Ringstraße with the State Opera, Burgtheater and Town Hall, or the famous Prater amusement park? There is truly enough to see! In the night boat trip to Budapest.
Early risers can enjoy a fantastic view of the majestic landscape of the Danube Bend and the breathtaking panorama of Budapest, especially from the boat. Once you arrive in Budapest, you have the choice. You can visit the countless sights of Budapest (Parliament, Gellert Hill, Heroes' Square, Market Hall, Chain Bridge. . . ) or take a bike trip to the small artists' town of Szentendre with its lovingly restored old town, numerous churches and art galleries. At night the ship then continues to Visegrad.
The bike tour through the deeply cut river bend of the Danube Bend is also an excursion into the history of Hungary. From the former royal residence of Visegrad you cycle through the picturesque, gently hilly countryside over the Szentendre peninsula to the baroque town of Vác. After a visit to the only triumphal arch of Hungary, we head back to Visegrad via small Hungarian villages. In Visegrad we board again and the ship departs towards Bratislava.
In the morning you will reach Bratislava. In Bratislava, it is worth taking the classic train through the enchanting old town and up to the castle. Enjoy a magnificent panoramic view of the capital of Slovakia from the Bratislava Castle. At night the ship leaves Bratislava and sails up the Danube into the beautiful Wachau.
The gentle hilly landscape of the Wachau, characterized by dreamy villages, vineyards, castles, monasteries and ruins has enchanted everyone. Above the baroque town of Dürnstein is the blue tower of the Collegiate Church, a symbol of the Wachau. In the afternoon you will reach the imposing Melk Abbey, one of the most important baroque buildings in Austria. In Pöchlarn we go back on board. A festive farewell dinner awaits you in the evening. At night the MS Princess Katharina drives back to Passau.
After a week full of great impressions, you reach Passau relaxed and rested around 11:00 a. m. After disembarkation you begin the individual journey home.
Timetable changes due to low water and flooding, construction works or damage to the vessel are reserved, if necessary partial routes are covered by bus (this is not a free reason for cancellation).
Timetable subject to change due to low and high water, construction work or damage to the ship, partial routes may be covered by bus (this is not a free reason for withdrawal).
Prices / Dates
- 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
Below you will find specific information about the tour Passau-Budapest-Passau with MS Prinzessin Katharina. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.
Parking facilities in Passau
You have the opportunity to park your vehicle in a parking lot on the outskirts of Passau. You can choose between a secured, but not covered parking (78.00 EUR) for the duration of the journey) or a parking garage (92.00 EUR) for the duration of the journey). From the parking lot to ship and vice versa, you will be transported by shuttle bus. You will receive with your travel documents approximately four weeks before the trip a form where you can reserve the required parking.
Arrival by train
The central station of Passau is about 5 km away from the ship. Please take a Taxi from the station to the ship.
Changes of the itinerary 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.
Noises on board of the MS Prinzessin Katharina
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.
Available rental bikes
7 gears unisex trekking bicycles with normal mount (ladies’ model) and 8 gears E-Bikes with normal mount (ladies’ model). Brand: Velo de Ville (special production for SE-Tours). Each with hand brake, coaster breaking hubs or freewheel hubs (subject to availability - please indicate as non-binding customer request when booking) and pannier bag. E-bikes are available after prior request and at limited number only.
It is possible to bring your own bike only on request - due to the lack of space on the sundeck.
Excursions on board
The excursions which are mentioned in the itinerary are bookable on board.
If you need special food (lactose free or gluten free) please let us know 14 days before arrival latest. The special food is available paying an extra fee. Please be aware that it might be possible that you have the products on your own.
Extra costs which are not included in the tour price
Entrance fees and excursions, ferry fees, tips, drinks and personal expenses are not included in the tour price.
7 day hotline service
In case of chain breakdown, flooding or other bad surprises that makes a continuation of your tour impossible: no problem, we also work during weekends and you can reach us 7 days a week in case of emergency.
Passport and visa requirements
For EU citizens, there are no special passport or visa requirements and no health formalities to be considered for this trip.
The tour price already includes the statutory insolvency insurance. In addition, we recommend that you take out travel cancellation insurance upon receipt of your travel confirmation in order to protect yourself against financial disadvantages in the event of travel cancellation, interruption of travel, illness or accident.
Velociped can withdraw from the tour twenty-one days before the starting date of the tour, at the latest, in case the minimum number of participants stated under the tour description is not attained. You will duly be informed without any delay in case of a withdrawal. Velociped will of course refund the paid tour price immediately. Please note our General Terms and Conditions.
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