By boat and bike from Passau to Vienna - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    203-227 km / 126-141 miles
  • Distance per day:
    32 - 51 km / 20 - 32 miles
  • Altitude profile:
    mostly flat
  • Profile:
    Predominantly paved cycle paths separate from main roads, as well as quiet side streets.

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 three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches, otherwise there is a small lunch.

By boat and bike - Passau to Vienna

On the way with 4* MS SE-Manon from 1049 €

The Tour

By boat and bike - Passau to Vienna - Stift Engelszell

By boat and bike from Passau to Vienna - a very special experience. This popular tour lets you enjoy the straightforward cycle paths along the shores of the Danube in an intensive but comfortable manner. The wild and romantic Danube valley, the charming Wachau region, the rough Strudengau - magnificent castles and monasteries and the pulsating life in three cities well worth visiting: Passau, Linz and Vienna - offer an unforgettable holiday experience. This tour by boat and bike from Passau to Vienna is straightforward and easily cyclable, even for inexperienced cyclists and children- if you don’t feel like riding your bike, just stay aboard MS SE-Manon.

By boat and bike - Passau to Vienna - Wachau

Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation from 4 pm, from 7 pm departure into Danube Valley.

Day 2 Engelhartszell-Brandstatt, 44-47 km/27-29 mi, cruise
Highlights of this stage include Monastery Engelszell and the Schlögener Schlinge, as well as Linz’s exciting night life.

Day 3 Cruise, Mauthausen - Grein, 36-40 km/22-25 mi
The Machland is both vast and friendly. Optional: Visit the Concentration Camp memorial.

Day 4 Grein - Melk, approx. 51 km/32 mi, cruise
The Strudengau was once feared for its currents, now Melk abbey towers over the town.

Day 5 Tulln - Vienna-Nussdorf, 32-39 km/20-24 mi
You will be able to enjoy some more of this region’s beautiful forests and nature, before you are greeted by the charming metropolis of Vienna, full of Austro-Hungarian imperial history.

Day 6 Discover Vienna, night cruise
How about booking “Vienna by bike” or an operetta concert? There are several optional activities you can book. Or, why not explore Vienna by yourself?

Day 7 Wachau - Pöchlarn, 40-50 km/25-31 mi, night cruise
You will see a series of charmingly strung together villages, where the Wachau and Nibelungengau regions meet. Consider purchasing some jam or wine directly from their respective producers.

Day 8 Disembarkation and departure
You will arrive in Passau at around 11 am, when this tour by boat and bike from Passau to Vienna terminates.

By boat and bike - Passau to Vienna - MS SE-Manon
By boat and bike - Passau to Vienna - Melk
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS SE-Manon

Included in "By boat and bike from Passau to Vienna":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7x breakfast
  • 6x packed lunch or small snack on board
  • 7x dinner, three-course meal, excl. beverages
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • welcome drink
  • farewell gala dinner
  • goodbye cocktail
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • english speaking on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • GPS tracks
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • optional rental bike
  • optional event tickets and guided tours, bookable aboard


  • outside cabins, approx. 14 sqm (114 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • beds with level access
  • individually regulated air conditioning
  • upper deck cabins with french balcony
  • middle deck cabins with opening panoramic windows
  • main deck cabins with non opening windows
  • middle and upper deck are connected by elevator

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 7-speed gearboxes and coaster brakes or 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
    18.07. + 25.07. + 22.08. + 29.08.
  • Minimum number of participants: 80
    This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 3 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.


All prices are per person.

  • 1049 € main deck
  • 1249 € middle deck
  • 1399 € upper deck
  • main and middle deck:
    + 40% double cabin, single occupancy
    - 20% 2nd person under 13 years
  •   90 € rental bike
  • 195 € e-bike
  •   40 € private bike
  •   40 € private e-bike
    (with detachable battery)

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "By boat and bike from Passau to Vienna":

  • Parking in Passau:
    - 80 €, fenced-in outdoor area, includes transfers
    - 94 €, roofed car park, includes transfers
    Information on how to register for parking is included in your travel documents
  • Arrival in Passau via train:
    From the railway station to the Schiffslände Passau-Lindau it is about 4 kilometres. We recommend you take a taxi.
    Price per taxi approx. 15 €
    Alternatively by bus no. 3, departure at the bus station (ZOB).
    Price per person approx.  2,50 €

  • 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. 29 €
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: 200-250 €

Personal bikes:
In principle, you can bring your own bike along. However, please note that your bike will be loaded on and off the boat twice a day along with several others and therefore slight cosmetic damage to individual bikes cannot be ruled out, which is why we do not take responsibility or liability for such damage. We recommend reserving one the excellent rental bikes we offer.

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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