Passau - Budapest by boat and bike - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    199-207 km / 124-129 mi
  • Distance per day:
    24-45 km / 15-28 mi
  • 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.

Passau - Budapest by boat and bike

The Danube river on MS Vivienne from 899 €

The Tour

Passau - Budapest by boat and bike - MS Vivienne

The tour “Passau - Budapest by boat and bike” is a very laid-back river cruise, that can be actively enhanced by optional bike tours along the way. A lot of time is set aside for the exploration of three European capitals: Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. By bike you will be discovering the perhaps most beautiful stretches along the river Danube: the Danube valley, the Wachau region, the Danube wetlands at Devin and the Danube’s knee. Aboard the ship you can book several optional guided tours or excursions. This boat and bike tour along the Danube is perfectly suited for both seasoned cyclists and new enthusiasts. Couples or groups are free to organise their days to suit their needs and interests. Find information about the new and comfortable cruise ship MS Vivienne here.

Passau - Budapest by boat and bike - Budapest
Passau - Budapest by boat and bike - MS Vivienne

Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4 pm, departure to Engelhartszell at 6 pm.

Day 2 Engelhartszell - Aschach, approx. 43 km/27 mi
You will be cycling through the romantic Danube valley, where the Schlögener Schlinge distinctly stands out. Afterwards, the boat will take you to Devin, where you will arrive at around lunchtime on the following day.

Day 3 Devin - Bratislava, approx. 45 km/28 mi
Today’s bike tour features a lot of natural beauty and sights well worth visiting, such as Hof Castle. Or you can choose to explore the Slovakian capital instead. Throughout the night, the boat will take you to Budapest.

Day 4 Szentendre, approx. 24 km/15 mi, Budapest
Today, you can cycle to the lively artist’s town of Szentendre. Or, why not explore the hungarian capital. This will be followed by an overnight boat trip to Szentendre.

Day 5 Szentendre - Esztergom, 50 km/31 mi
Today you can choose between different routes. They will take you through famous landmarks such as the Danube’s knee or the King’s palace and basilica. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Vienna.

Day 6 Viena
Vienna is perfectly suited to be discovered on a bike - but obviously, other options are also available. Followed by an overnight boat trip to the Wachau region.

Day 7 Wachau - Melk, 37-45 km/23-28 mi
The charming wine villages of the Wachau region and the magnificint Melk monastery are all stops along today’s tour. Followed by an overnight boat trip to Passau.

Day 8 Passau and departure
Your cycle tour Passau - Budapest by boat and bike comes to an end. Around 11 am we will be arriving in Passau where this tour concludes.

Passau - Budapest by boat and bike - Vienna
Passau - Budapest by boat and bike - Melk
Passau - Budapest by boat and bike - Bratislava
Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Vivienne:

Included in "Passau - Budapest by boat and bike":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7x breakfast
  • 6x packed lunches or small lunch aboard
  • 7x dinner,three-course meal, excl. beverages
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • daily midnight snack
  • captain’s reception
  • welcome cocktail
  • gala dinner
  • farewell 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 Guided Cycling Package
  • optional event tickets and guided tours, bookable aboard


  • outside cabins, approx. 15 sqm (161 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • suites: Junior approx. 22 sqm (237 sq ft), Master approx. 30 sqm (323 sq ft)
  • mostly movable ground-level beds
  • airconditioning
  • superior cabins and suites with french balcony
  • comfort and standard cabins with non opening windows

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21/24-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.

Guided Cycling Package:

  • This package can be booked in addition for anyone who likes guided tours:
    - tour guide

    - cider and wine tasting
    - ferry trips
    - Vienna city bike tour
    - Budapest with the Hop-On/Hop-Off Bus

    - bicycle helmet
  • Dates for the "Guided Cycling Package":
    20.04. + 27.04. + 18.05. + 08.06.
    06.07. + 27.07. + 24.08. + 14.09.
    05.10. + 12.10.
  • Minimum number of participants: 10, maximum number of participants: 18

Travel time 2025:

  • Arrival on sundays
    20.04. - 12.10.
  • Minimum number of participants: 90. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 4 weeks prior to its commencement.


All prices are per person.

20.04. + 12.10.   
2-bed-cabin standard899 €  
2-bed-cabin comfort 1219 € 
2-bed-cabin superior 1419 € 
junior suite  1719 €
master suite  1919 €
27.04. + 05.10.      
2-bed-cabin standard999 €  
2-bed-cabin comfort 1319 € 
2-bed-cabin superior 1519 € 
junior suite  1819 €
master suite  2019 €
04.05.-25.05. + 03.08.-24.08.   
2-bed-cabin standard1149 €  
2-bed-cabin comfort 1469 € 
2-bed-cabin superior 1669 € 
junior suite  1969 €
master suite  2169 €
01.06.-27.07. + 31.08.
2-bed-cabin standard1299 €  
2-bed-cabin comfort 1619 € 
2-bed-cabin superior 1819 € 
junior suite  2119 €
master suite  2319 €
2-bed cabin (standard)
single ocupancy
+ 55%
child 0-2,9 years100 %
child 3-11,9 years
in a standard cabin
with min. 1 adult
- 10 %
child 3-11,9 years
in a junior suite with
min. 2 adult
- 30 %
Guided Cycling Package325 €
rental bike100 €
e-bike220 €
private bike  30 €
private e-bike
(with detachable battery)
  50 €
transfer Munich Train St.-Passau340 €
transfer Munich Airport-Passau290 €

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival "Passau - Budapest by boat and bike":

  • 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 in Munich via train:
    Transfer Munich Main St.-Passau one way (1-8 persons): 340 €

  • 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: 200-250 €
    Transfer Munch-Passau one way (1-8 persons): 290 €

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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