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Passau - Budapest - Passau: MS Swiss Crown

Experience the Danube with the Superior boat

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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Experience the Danube with the Superior boat

This combined cycle and boat tour takes you to the highlights along Europe's beautiful Danube. The impressive natural spectacle of the Schlögener Schlinge, the fascinating fascinating landscape of the Wachau with its wine terraces, castles and palaces, the unspoilt the unspoilt riparian forests of the Donauauen National Park and the picturesque Hungarian Danube bend alternate with vibrant metropolises such as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. The Danube runs like a silver thread through Budapest, dividing the mountainous Buda and the flat Pest. In Esztergom, the imposing dome of the basilica greets you from afar. dome of the basilica greets you from afar. Bratislava (formerly Bratislava), the Slovakian capital at the foot of the of the small Carpathian Mountains, invites you to take an extended stroll through its enchanting stroll through the old town. Fancy a little flirt with Vienna, the city of the waltz? A firework display of sights, small, dreamy coffee houses and cosy wine taverns await you.

Highlights

Passau
Three rivers from three directions - the Danube from the west, the Inn from the south and the Ilz from the north - make the landscape at the corner of the three rivers a unique beauty.

Passau

Passau, St Stephen's Cathedral
St Stephen's Cathedral in Passau is the mother church of the Danube East. There is evidence of a church in the late antique city of Batavis as early as 450. The magnificent cathedral stands at the highest point of Passau's Old Town. 

Dom St. Stephan

Schlögener Donauschlinge
Surrounded by the Danube - this is the impression you get when you look down from the tower of the Haichenbach castle ruins over the woods to the Schlögener Schlinge, probably the most famous change in direction of the Danube on its way from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. 

Schlögener Donauschlinge

Bratislava Castle
The city's four-towered landmark has been an integral part of the cityscape for centuries. The first written reference to a border fortress dates back to 907. It was extended during the reign of the Hungarian Emperor Sigismund in the 15th century, resulting in the palace with its central courtyard and four corner towers.

Burg Bratislava

Gellért Hill Budapest
The "Monument to the Holy Martyr Bishop Gellért" commemorates the uprising of pagan Hungarians in the 11th century. According to legend, they took the violent Christianisation of Gellért as an opportunity to lock him in a barrel and throw him down the hill into the Danube.

Gellért Berg

Budapest, Great Market Hall
The Great Market Hall - officially called the Central Market Hall - is the largest covered market in Budapest, located in the ninth district on the edge of the city centre and Ferencváros at Fõvámtér 1 - 3. 

Great market hall

Passau - Budapest - Passau: MS Swiss Crown

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Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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1,149.00 €
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The 4-star superior ship MS Swiss Crown is stylish and elegant. As soon as you enter the spacious foyer, you will immediately feel at ease and the holiday feeling sets in. The beautiful rooms, furnished with great attention to detail will inspire you. The sun deck invites you to relax after a beautiful day of cycling. From here you also have a fantastic view of the Danube landscape. The 68 outside cabins are 14m² in size (1-bed cabin 12m²) and elegantly and comfortably furnished.

The cabins have a double bed, shower/WC, hairdryer, satellite TV, safe, coffee machine and individually adjustable air conditioning. The windows of the standard cabins on the main deck cannot be opened, the panorama windows of the comfort cabins and the mini-suites (16m²) on the middle deck can be opened. The superior cabins on the upper deck have panoramic windows that can be and a balcony.

MS Swiss Crown cabinplan

Tour

Plan your journey to the three-river city of Passau so that you can spend some time here. With the world's largest baroque church organ in Passau Cathedral and a charming old town, Passau is well worth a visit. Embarkation takes place between 16:00 and 17:00. Enjoy your first evening on the deck of your floating hotel on the sun deck or in the restaurant and cruise into the upper Danube valley to Engelhartszell.

In Engelhartszell you finally get on your bikes, pure cycling pleasure awaits you. The Danube cycle path takes you through the romantic river landscape of the Danube Loop, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt sections of the Danube with small villages and cosy cider taverns. In the charming market town of Aschach, you get back on board and ‘sail’ into the night.

You reach Devin by boat. From there, a narrow cycle path leads to the imposing Hof Castle with its magnificent Baroque gardens, always along the former Iron Curtain. Enjoy a piece of unspoilt nature before you reach the vibrant metropolis of Bratislava. On a trip up Castle Hill and a city tour (not included), you can discover the hidden alleyways and squares, the imposing buildings from the K & K period and all the sights of the old town.

In the early morning, you can enjoy a fantastic view of the marvellous landscape of the Danube bend. The entrance to Budapest is overwhelming: many of the famous sights of the Hungarian capital are located directly on the banks. The Parliament, the Gellert Hill, the Chain Bridge. The market hall - the ‘belly of Budapest’ - entices visitors with Hungarian specialities and handicrafts. There is so much to see! If you want to go on a cycle tour today, you can take a trip to the small artists' town of Szentendre. In the evening, visit the Jewish Quarter.

Look forward to today's cycle tour through the Danube Bend, as it is also an excursion into the history of Hungary. From the former royal seat of Visegrad, you cycle through the picturesque, gently undulating landscape of the Danube Bend - also known as the Hungarian Wachau - to Esztergom. Marvel at the mighty, magnificent basilica, the largest church in Hungary, which dominates the castle district.

Discover Vienna from its most beautiful side: during a city tour by bike or bus (not included) you will experience the most famous buildings up close: the imperial Hofburg, St. Stephen's Cathedral, the magnificent boulevard, Ringstrasse with the State Opera, Burgtheater and City Hall, the colourfully painted Hundertwasserhaus and the Giant Ferris Wheel directly in the Vienna Prater. You can relax in the countless small cafés or at a wine tavern. At night, the MS Swiss Crown continues on to the Wachau.

Look forward to the Wachau!This gentle hilly landscape between Schlögener Schlinge and Vienna, characterised by small, dreamy villages, apricot trees, wine terraces, castles, monasteries and ruins has enchanted everyone!This is pure cycling pleasure! Cosy wine taverns invite you to take a break right next to the cycle path. Through Dürnstein, which hosted King Richard the Lionheart in the Middle Ages - not entirely of his own free will - you can only push your bike through the narrow alleyways. One of the most important baroque buildings in Austria, the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, awaits you at the end of the stage.

In the morning, enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the Danube valley and the first rays of sunshine on deck. Relaxed and rested and certainly in a good mood, you will reach Passau in the late morning, where disembarkation takes place at around 11:00 am.

Lock passages are associated with disruptions and unfortunately cannot be avoided.In the event of extremely high or low water, the shipping company reserves the right to bridge sections of the route by bus or to cancel the trip at short notice without this giving rise to any legal claims.The same applies in the event of locks or bridge repairs ordered by the authorities or in the event of engine or propulsion damage to the ship through no fault of its own.

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Prices / Dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Info

  • Accommodation in outer cabin main deck on the MS Swiss Crown with shower/WC
  • Program according to the tour course
  • Full board: breakfast buffet, packed lunch or lunch snack, coffee and cake in the afternoon, 3-course dinner
  • Welcome drink
  • Daily live music
  • Farewell dinner with farewell cocktail
  • Daily cleaning of cabins
  • Bed linen and towels - change as required
  • Daily routing discussion
  • Cycle route description with maps (1 x per cabin)
  • App for cycle tours with voice navigation
  • On-board tour guide
  • Passenger/harbour fees
Worth knowing about the cycle and boat trip from Passau to Budapest on MS Swiss Crown

Below you will find specific information about the cycle and boat trip from Passau to Budapest and back on the MS Swiss Crown. If you have any further questions about this trip, simply give us a call: Tel: 06421-886890.

Parking in Passau

You have the option of parking your vehicle in a car park on the outskirts of Passau. You can choose between a secure but uncovered car park (2025: €80 for the duration of the trip) or a multi-storey car park (2025: €94 for the duration of the trip). You will be taken from the car park to the ship and vice versa by transfer bus. You will receive a form with your travel documents approx. four weeks before the start of the trip, with which you can reserve the desired car park. Payment for the car park will be made on site.

Luggage

Please note that storage space in the cabin is limited. It is recommended that you bring your luggage on board in a sports bag or similar instead of a suitcase.

Noise level

Please also bear in mind that your river boat is not only your "holiday hotel", but also a piece of work equipment that moves under engine power and has to be operated constantly, even at night (sometimes with locks and bridge crossings, possibly with the superstructure moving in and out), must be operated. We recommend that guests who are particularly sensitive to noise take earplugs with them. The lock passages are associated with disturbances - this is the case with all Danube cruises and unfortunately cannot be changed.

Extra costs that are not included in the tour price

Arrival and departure, transfers, drinks, hire price for rental bikes, cycling clothing and helmets, personal insurance, tips and personal expenses, parking fees and excursions.

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.

Travel insurance

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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