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Passau - Vienna - Passau: MS Swiss Crown

Dreaming, cruising, cycling.

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
899.00 €
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899.00 €

Dreaming, cruising, cycling.

Probably the most popular river cruise and the most popular cycle touring river in Europe in a double pack! Go on a dream trip and enjoy the comforts of a cruise ship during your cycle tour! During the day you cycle the "cream of the crop" on the Danube cycle path, in the late afternoon you will meet your ship again, which will usually take you to the next harbour. Spend the evening in a cosy atmosphere with live music on board, explore the respective harbour town or cruise on the sun deck into the into the evening twilight. If you would like to take a break from cycling, you can also relax on the ship during the day and reach the next destination without any effort.


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, 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

Engelszell Abbey
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 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. 

Schögener Donauschlinge

Linz Castle Museum
The Renaissance building of Linz Castle is home to the most important artefacts in the history of art and culture in Upper Austria. 


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


Passau - Vienna - Passau: MS Swiss Crown

Bike & Boat
8 Days / 7 Nights
individual tour
899.00 €
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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


Arrive early, because Passau is worth it! Treat yourself to a stroll through the enchanting enchanting old town and take a look at the world's largest church organ in Passau Cathedral. Your ship is located right on the edge of the old town and at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, Inn and Ilz rivers. Embarkation is possible between 4 and 5 pm. In the evening your ship "MS Swiss Crown" departs and you sail towards Engelhartszell into the evening.

Cycle through the upper Danube valley right in the centre of it all. Discover small, romantic pubs along the way and savour the diverse aromas. Breathe in the the aroma of mossy forest floors, freshly mown meadows or freshly grilled Steckerlfisch, which is often prepared here. In the afternoon you can look forward the breathtaking view of the natural spectacle of the Danube Loop before you reach you reach your destination for today, Brandstatt.

Today you cycle to Linz, the capital of Upper Austria. Here you can look forward the bright yellow City Express, which takes you on a discovery tour through Europe's Capital of Culture 2009 (optional). Visit St Mary's Cathedral in Linz - an architectural masterpiece and architectural masterpiece and the largest church in Austria. In the "ARS Electronica Centre" - the museum of the future - you can experience at first hand how new technologies, above all artificial intelligence, are changing our lives.

You start the day with a relaxing boat trip that takes you from Linz to the garden and Nibelungen town of Tulln. Nibelungen town of Tulln. There you get on your bikes. Immediately before you reach Vienna, Klosterneuburg Abbey awaits you. You have the opportunity to explore the monastery on a guided tour (not included). The ‘Verdun Altar’ is one of the highlights of medieval goldsmithing. You then make your way to the metropolis of Vienna. Visit a traditional Viennese wine tavern, marvel at Vienna from the panoramic terrace of the Kahlenberg or visit one of Vienna's many other sights.

Today you have more time to explore the Danube metropolis. Decide for yourself: Explore Vienna on a round trip by bike or perhaps on a city tour in the HOP ON HOP OFF bus (not included) or go exploring on foot? On the magnificent Ringstrasse you will feel transported back to times long past, and a visit to one of Vienna's coffee houses is of course a must. The Naschmarkt is a feast for the eyes, nose and ears. You will see, the day in Vienna will fly by.

Your floating hotel will first take you to Krems. From there you cycle through the picturesque Wachau region! Small wine-growing villages, wine terraces and apricot trees as far as the eye can see await you. The highlight of the day, apart from the marvellous nature, is the dreamy little town of Dürnstein with its narrow alleyways. In Spitz, cosy wine taverns along the cycle path invite you to take a break and once you arrive in Melk, the imposing Melk Benedictine Abbey, one of the most beautiful baroque ensembles in Europe, awaits you.

Grein welcomes you with many charming baroque facades in the town centre as well as the oldest municipal theatre in Austria.A visit to Austria's oldest residential palace, Greinburg Castle, also attracts visitors with its extraordinarily diverse representative rooms from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Baroque periods.Leave Grein behind you and set off on this beautiful, easy cycle tour towards Mauthausen.You cycle through the picturesque Strudengau region.Calm Castle awaits you, and cyclists interested in history should definitely visit the Celtic village in the market town of Mitterkirchen along the way. In Mauthausen, the Mauthausen Memorial offers you a moving insight into history.

One last time you can enjoy the marvellous landscape, the first rays of sunshine and the morning silence from on board while your ship takes you back to Passau.Perhaps you will think back to the many impressions and experiences of the past week.Disembarkation in Passau takes place at approx. 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.


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 Vienna with the MS Swiss Crown

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

Travelling by train

Passau is easy to reach by train. The best way to reach the ship's landing stage from the railway station is by a short taxi ride or public transport. You can find up-to-date timetable information and prices at www.bahn.de.

Parking facilities at the arrival point

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). From the car park to the ship and vice versa. You will be taken from the car park to the ship and vice versa by transfer bus. You will receive a form with the travel documents approx. four weeks before the start of the trip, with which you can reserve the desired car park and detailed information on the possible procedure.

Noise level

Please also bear in mind that your river boat is your "holiday hotel" on the one hand, but on the other hand it is 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.

Condition of the cycle paths

The Danube cycle path is a perfectly developed cycle path, free of car traffic.It leads through predominantly flat terrain and is also perfect for beginners.

Available hire bikes

24-speed unisex bikes with freewheel and electric bikes are available for this tour. All hire bikes are equipped with a pannier bag and a handlebar bag. Cycling helmets and cycling clothing are available in the on-board shop.Simply state your bike requirements when booking.
You can also bring your own bikes / e-bikes (limited number of spaces available). You can book a space for your own bike for a small fee.


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

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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