By boat and bike to Budapest - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    257-283 km/160-176 mi
  • Distance per day:
    22-59 km / 14-37 mi
  • Altitude profil:
  • Route:
    predominantly paved cycle paths separate from main roads

If you don’t feel like cycling, stay aboard the ship!

Eating and drinking
This tour includes full board. In the mornings, you will receive a hearty breakfast, in the afternoon coffee and cake, in the evenings we serve four-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches, otherwise there is a small lunch.

By boat and bike to Budapest

The Danube on MS Primadonna from 839 €

The Tour

By boat and bike to Budapest - MS Primadonna

Experience on your tour "By boat and bike to Budapest" the highlights of the Austrian, Slovak and Hungarian Danube. Enjoy your stay on the second largest river cruise ship and the only catamaran cruiser, the MS Primadonna. This is a truly blissful journey, thanks to the beautiful landscape and easy cycle paths, iconic cities, stunning nature and excellent food on board.
Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Primadonna.

By boat and bike to Budapest
By boat and bike to Budapest - Budapest

Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4.30 pm. Sail by night.

Day 2 Schlögen - Linz, 56 km/35 mi, sail by night
Bike handover at the Schlögen river bend, then you will cycle through the romantic Danube valley. The Willhering monastery and the state capital Linz.

Day 3 Tulln - Vienna, 31-49 km/19-30 mi, sail by night
Easy bike tour around the Vienna Woods, to Vienna via Klosterneuburg. Lots of nature, a famous monastery and the metropolis await you. Vienna city tour by night.

Day 4 Visegrád - Budapest, 59 km/35 mi
The bike tour leads through the Danube Bend via Vac and Széntentendre to Budapest. Royal Palace and Basilica are landmarks of Hungarian history.

Day 5 Budapest and bike tour, 22 km/14 mi, sail by night
The morning starts with a 3 hours city tour. In the afternoon you will cycle to the inner city and to the recreational area Danube island margit-sziget. The bridge between the two city halfs Buda and Pest. 

Day 6 Bratislava, 36-44 km/22-27 mi, sail by night
After a tour of the old town, you will cycle to the Imperial Castle Eckartstau. Return to the ship or continue via the magnificent Hof Castle and Devin.

Day 7 Krems - Marbach, 53 km/33 mi, sail by night
Today you will cycle through the famous Wachau area and see the magnificent Abbey Melk.

Day 8 Passau and departure
Around 9 am we will be arriving in Passau where this tour "By boat and bike to Budapest" concludes.

By boat and bike to Budapest - Vienna
By boat and bike to Budapest - Bratislava
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Primadonna.

Included in your package "By boat and bike to Budapest":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7x breakfast
  • 6x packed lunches or small lunch aboard
  • 7x dinner, four-course meals, excl. beverages
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • daily midnight snack
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • 2x hydrojet massage/cabin
  • english speaking on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • transfer there/back to the landing stage 
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • optional rental bike
  • optional guided city tour of Vienna by bike
  • optional tour package
  • optional parking space


  • outside cabins on the main deck, approx. 11,5 sqm/124 sq ft (aft ECO 9,5 sqm/102 sq ft), window can’t be opened
  • outside cabins on the upper and promenade deck, approx. 16,5 sqm/178 sq ft, with balcony, desk and sofa or 2 armchairs
  • Multiple bed occupancy:
    Main deck (except aft): Up to max. 4 pers.
    (bunk beds/folding upper beds)
    Upper deck: occupancy up to max. 3 pers. (90 cm x 2 m single bed)

Tour package:

  • City Tour Vienna & Budapest
  • City tour Bratislava
  • Concert Bruckner Organ Linz (min. 20 persons)

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. We also offer e-bikes if desired.
  • If you choose to wear a helmet, we recommend using your own due to the variety of head sizes and shapes and for hygienic reasons.

Travel time 2025:

  • Arrival on fridays
    02.05. + 09.05. + 16.05. + 23.05.
    30.05. + 27.06. + 04.07. + 11.07.
    18.07. + 01.08. + 15.08. + 19.09.


All prices are per person.

2-bed cabin aft
bunk bed
 839 €  
2-bed cabin
bed + sofa bed
1059 €  
2-bed cabin 1679 €1799 €
further dates   
2-bed cabin aft
bunk bed
  989 €  
2-bed cabin
bed + sofa bed
1279 €  
2-bed cabin 1789 €1909 €
main deck cabins
single occupancy
+ 50 %
upper deck-/promenade
single occupancy
+ 75 %
main deck cabin reduction
3rd and 4th person
-5,9 y 100% / -11,9 y 75 %
from 12 y 50 %
upper deck cabin reduction
3rd person
-5,9 y 100% / -11,9 y 75 %
from 12 y 50 %
Discount 2 children in
separate adjacent cabin
(Main deck)
- 25 %
rental bike  95 €
e-bike210 €
private bikeswithout surcharge
guided city tour of
  35 €
tour package  98 €
parking Passau  60 €
  • Please book additional services such as excursion package at the same time. Some excursions can be booked later on board depending on availability.
  • booking code "By boat and bike to Budapest":
  • how you can save some money
  • cancellation fee

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "By boat and bike to Budapest":

  • Parking in Passau:
    Price per car: 60 €
    fenced-in outdoor area, unguarded
    includes transfers, departure approx. 4.30 pm

  • Arrival in Passau via train:
    From the railway station to the berth Passau-Lindau it is about 4 kilometers. Transfer included, departure approx. 4.30 pm
    Alternatively by bus no.1 or 3, departure at the bus station (ZOB).
    Price per person approx. 3 €
    Price per taxi approx. 15 €

  • Arrival at Munich airport:
    Distance to Passau approx. 160 km, excellent train connections, journey takes approx. 2.5 hours.
    Train ticket price per person: approx. 30 €
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: 100-150 €

Personal bikes:
You can always take your own bike with you. Please note, however, that your bike will be loaded twice a day with many others on and off the ship and damage can not be ruled out. A liability for this can not be assumed. We advise you to book one of the good rental bikes.

Perfectly looked after:
During your tour, we are available between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week. We are happy to help with any kind of problems you might be having. You will find this emergency number in your travel documents.

Please note:

  • As is the case with all boat trips, changes in travel itineraries due to the weather, the rivers’ water levels or technical issues can be undertaken at any time.
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