From Passau to Vienna by boat and bike - map
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    199-223 km / 124-139 mi
  • Distance per day:
    32-50 km / 20-31 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 - Vienna by boat and bike

On the move with MS Prinzessin Katharina from 749 €

The Tour

From Passau to Vienna by boat and bike - 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 boat and bike tour is straightforward and easily cyclable, even for inexperienced cyclists - if you don’t feel like riding your bike, just stay aboard the MS Prinzessin Katharina.


Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at 4 pm, departure to Engelhartszell at approx. 7 pm.

Day 2 Engelhartszell-Aschach, 40-43 km/25-27 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 11:00 am, when this tour from Passau to Vienna by boat and bike terminates.

Prices & Dates

Prices & Dates

Here are the details on MS Prinzessin Katharina.

Included in your package "Passau-Vienna by boat and bike":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7x breakfast
  • 6x packed lunches
  • 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. 11 sqm (118 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
  • single beds with level access
  • individually adjustable air conditioning
  • upper deck cabins with french balcony
  • main deck cabins with non opening panoramic windows
  • 1 upper deck cabin offer a third bed for 3rd person (max. 80 kg/176 lbs)
  • eco cabins: during sailing and manoeuvres the engine sounds can be more audible here

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 saturdays
    19.04. + 03.05. + 17.05. + 07.06. + 14.06.
    21.06. + 28.06. + 05.07. + 12.07. + 02.08.
    09.08. + 16.08. + 13.09. + 20.09.
  • 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.

2-bed eco-cabin  749 € 
2-bed cabin  899 €1099 €
1-bed cabin1199 €1399 €
3-bed cabin   899 €
03.05. + 20.09.  
2-bed eco-cabin  849 € 
2-bed cabin  999 €1199 €
1-bed cabin1299 €1499 €
3-bed cabin   999 €
further dates  
2-bed eco-cabin  949 € 
2-bed cabin1049 €1299 €
1-bed cabin1349 €1599 €
3-bed cabin 1099 €
double cabin for single occupancy+40 %
3. person under 13 years-20 %
rental bike  90 €
e-bike195 €
private bike  40 €
private e-bike  40 €
(with detachable battery) 

The booking process

The Tour


Arrival to "Passau - Vienna 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:
    Railway station to shipping station Passau-Lindau: 4 km
    We recommend to take a taxi.
    Price per taxi approx. 15 €
    Alternatively by bus no. 1 and 3,
    departure at the bus station (ZOB).
    Price per person approx.  3 €

  • Arrival at Munich airport:
    Distance to Passau approx. 160 km,
    excellent train connections, approx. 2.5 h
    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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