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Passau - Vienna - Passau: MS SE-Manon

Landscape panorama along the Danube

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
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This bike and boat trip promises unforgettable experiences on board an elegant premium ship. Look forward to the MS SE-Manon, your floating home on the blue Danube. Discover unique natural landscapes, first-class cycle paths and many culinary delights. Marvel at the enchanting landscapes such as the Schlögener Donauschlinge and the Wachau from the sun deck or from your bike. The excellently signposted and flat Danube cycle path takes you from the three-river city of Passau via Linz and Melk to Vienna. Numerous sights await you here. On a city tour by bike, you can immerse yourself in times gone by and experience magnificent historical buildings such as the Gothic St Stephen's Cathedral, the imperial Hofburg Palace and the famous baroque Schönbrunn Palace up close. We have planned a full day off for Vienna so that you have enough time to enjoy the diverse cultural offerings of the world capital of music. Whether it's a waltz, operetta, opera, musical or symphony concert - Vienna has something to suit every taste. You can relax in cosy coffee houses, typical wine taverns in the suburbs or in the Vienna Prater with its famous Ferris wheel.

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 Dreiflüsseeck a unique beauty. 

Passau

Stift Engelszell
Engelszell Abbey, the only Trappist monastery in Austria, was founded in 1293 and has had a very chequered history. The collegiate church with its 76 metre high tower is one of the most stylistically pure rococo churches in Austria. 

Stift Engelszell

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 forests to the Schlögener Schlinge, probably the most famous change of direction of the Danube on its way from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. 

Schögener Donauschlinge

Linz Palace Museum
The Renaissance building of Linz Castle houses the most important artefacts from the history of art and culture in Upper Austria. 

Schlossmuseum Linz

Pöstlingerberg railway Linz
The Pöstlingberg railway has been impressing guests from all over the world for more than 100 years with its unusual and idyllic route. With the opening of the new Pöstlingberg railway, a direct connection between the main square and the Pöstlingberg was established. 

Pöstlingerbergbahn

Vienna, Burgtheater
Vienna's Burgtheater was an institution of distinction long before it moved into the prestigious building on the Ring. Around 250 years ago, a ballroom adjacent to the Hofburg was converted into a theatre. This soon developed into one of the top addresses for German-language theatre.

Burgtheater

Passau - Vienna - Passau: MS SE-Manon

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Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
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Look forward to the relaxed and cosy atmosphere on board the premium ship MS SE-Manon. The choice is yours: after your cycle tour, make use of the small wellness area with sauna, whirlpool and fitness equipment, retreat to the library or relax in the panorama saloon. You can enjoy the view from the restaurant with panoramic views, where you will be catered for, or from the spacious sun deck, where the bikes are also stored. There is an outdoor pool (8.70 m x 4.50 m) at the stern of the ship.

The 74 outside cabins for up to 150 guests are approx. 14 m² in size and equipped with comfortable hotel beds. The cabins have a shower/WC (4 cabins have a bathtub), hairdryer, TV, safe, in-house telephone and air conditioning. The middle and upper decks are easily accessible by lift. The 30 cabins on the upper deck have a French balcony with windows that can be opened throughout. The panoramic windows in the 31 middle deck cabins can also be opened. The smaller windows in the 13 main deck cabins cannot be opened.

Tour

The journey begins with your individual journey to Passau, the episcopal city on the border between Bavaria and Austria. Picturesquely situated between the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers, Passau can be easily reached from Frankfurt in around 4.5 hours by car or train. Embarkation in Passau takes place between 4 pm and 5 pm. Your floating home will depart at 7 pm and sail towards Engelhartszell, where you will arrive at around 9 pm. During the journey, you will be officially welcomed as guests of the cruise on the Danube. The evening ends with a cosy dinner.

In the morning, you can look forward to a visit to Engelszell Abbey, whose collegiate church is mainly built in rococo style. The abbey is also famous for the herbal schnapps produced here. You then cycle downstream on the former towpath along the Danube from Engelhartszell. A highlight of your day's stage is the trip on the small longitudinal ferry through the Schlögener Schlinge (approx. 6.00 euros per person). Enjoy this impressive natural spectacle, where the Danube changes direction twice by around 180 degrees and flows in the shape of an S-bend. The MS SE-Manon awaits you in Brandstatt. Enjoy the following cruise on the Danube, which takes you directly to the centre of Linz. In Linz, the bright yellow Cityexpress awaits you, offering you the best opportunity to get to know this city worth seeing.

In the early hours of the morning, the MS SE-Manon leaves Linz and takes you to Mauthausen, where your idyllic cycle tour along the Danube begins. This picturesque route takes you to Grein and offers numerous highlights for those interested in history, including the Celtic village in the market town of Mitterkirchen. You cycle through the fertile plain of Machland to your destination today, the charming town of Grein. Here you will find many charming baroque facades in the town centre and the oldest municipal theatre in Austria. Another highlight is Greinburg Castle, the oldest residential castle in Austria. As part of an optional excursion, you can marvel at the extraordinarily diverse representative rooms from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods.

Your holiday begins today with a cycle tour through the fascinating landscape of the "wild Strudengau". Let yourself be enchanted by the picturesque, wooded valley of the Danube, a narrow section of the river that was once feared by boatmen. Cycle along the well-maintained Danube cycle path to Melk, where the magnificent Benedictine abbey awaits you. Marvel at this impressive baroque building, which is a landmark of the Wachau and one of the most important baroque buildings in Austria. Melk Abbey is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and provides an impressive backdrop for your tour of the town. After this interesting exploration, you will disembark in Melk. During the night, the MS Prinzessin Katharina will take you on to the garden city of Tulln.

You can look forward to today's cycle tour to Vienna, which offers numerous experiences. Just outside Vienna lies Klosterneuburg Abbey, whose imposing dome can be seen from afar. This magnificent 900-year-old Baroque building is home to the "Verdun Altar", a masterpiece of medieval goldsmithing. From the wine tavern village of Kahlenbergerdorf, we recommend a short hike through the picturesque vineyards to the viewing terrace of the Kahlenberg. A breathtaking view of Vienna awaits you there. Afterwards, you can get to know the capital of Austria better on a city tour or a round trip (optional) and explore the numerous sights.

Today, the numerous sights of the Danube metropolis are on your programme: perhaps the imposing St. Stephen's Cathedral and the magnificent Hofburg, the Ringstrasse with its impressive buildings such as the Burgtheater, the State Opera House and City Hall? There are countless opportunities to discover Vienna's cultural and historical treasures. Nevertheless, take enough time to stroll through the streets or visit one of the famous Viennese cafés. At night, your ship continues its journey and takes you to Dürnstein or Rossatz in the picturesque Wachau region.

A highlight of your cycling and boat holiday on the Danube awaits you today. You cycle through a gentle hilly landscape adorned with dreamy villages, wine terraces, castles, monasteries and ruins. The blue tower of the Dürnstein collegiate church is another Wachau landmark that you will discover along the way. In Weissenkirchen, cosy wine taverns right on the cycle path invite you to enjoy a wine tasting. At the stage finish in Pöchlarn, you will once again have a marvellous view of the imposing Melk Abbey. In the evening, savour the festive farewell dinner on board the MS SE-Manon before the ship sails back towards Passau at night.

Enjoy the first rays of sunshine and the morning tranquillity of the Danube valley on deck one last time. The MS SE-Manon reaches Passau at around 10 am., where your unforgettable cycle and boat tour on the Danube ends with disembarkation.

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 reason for cancellation free of charge).

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Prices / dates

Prices per person in EUR

Services / Infos

  • 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)
  • Digital travel documents in the GUIBO app incl. GPS data for the cycle tours
  • Tour guide on board
Worth knowing about the Passau - Vienna - Passau cycle tour

Below you will find specific information about the tour Passau-Budapest-Passau with MS SE-Manon. If you have further questions about this trip, you simply call us: Phone: 06421 – 886890.

Parking facilities in Passau

In Passau you can book a parking space (fenced outdoor area) incl. transfer to the ship and back for a total of € 78.00 (2025: € 80.00) per week. A parking garage incl. transfer to the ship and back costs € 92.00 (2025: € 94.00) per week. You will receive a registration form for the parking lot and the underground garage with your travel documents or online. Payment for the parking lot or garage is made on site.

Information about the Globus garage in Passau

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. You will find detailled information on train connections on the website of the Deutsche Bahn.
Deutsche Bahn

Lactose-free and gluten-free food

If you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet, this is possible on board, but there is a surcharge for this, which must be paid on site. Please let us know at the time of booking or at least 14 days before arrival if you require a lactose-free or gluten-free diet.

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. Special childrens discounts and cancellation fees apply.

Noises on board of the MS SE-Manon

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. Please note that only e-bikes with a removable battery can be taken along.

Conditions of the bike paths

The Danube Cycle Path is a perfectly developed cycle path; free from car traffic. It leads through mostly flat terrain
and is also perfect for touring beginners.

Excursions during the tour

We offer an optional (surcharge - not included in the tour price) excursion programme which can be booked directly on board at the cruise director only

Special food

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

A fuel surcharge, which may apply due to the sharp rise in fuel prices, is not included in the cruise price and must be paid in cash on arrival on board the ship. We will inform you of the amount of the surcharge, if any, in the travel documents approx. 3-4 weeks before arrival.

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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