From Passau to Vienna by boat and bike
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
    Passau
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    approx. 200 km / 124 miles
  • Distance per day:
    35 - 50 km / 22 - 31 miles
  • Altitude profile:
    flat
  • Profile:
    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 evenings we serve three-course meals. For the bike tours we provide you with packed lunches.

Passau - Vienna with MS Arlene II

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Passau - Vienna with MS Arlene II

From Passau to Vienna with MS Arlene II - 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 Arlene II.

Passau - Vienna with MS Arlene II
 
From Passau to Vienna by boat and bike

Day 1 Arrival in Passau, boat trip
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 - Untermuehl, approx. 35 km/22 mi + boat trip to Linz
Highlights of this stage include Monastery Engelszell and the Schlögener Schlinge, as well as Linz’s exciting night life.

Day 3 Boat trip to Mauthausen, bike ride to Grein, approx. 42 km/26 mi
The Machland is both vast and friendly. Optional: Visit the Concentration Camp memorial.

Day 4 Bicycle tour Grein - Melk, approx. 50 km/31 mi, boat trip to Tulln
The Strudengau was once feared for its currents, now Melk abbey towers over the town.

Day 5 Bicycle tour Tulln - Klosterneuburg, approx. 35 km/22 mi, boat trip to Vienna
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, overnight boat trip to the Wachau (day off)
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 Dürnstein - Pöchlarn, approx. 39 km/24 mi + overnight boat trip
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 10:30 am, when this tour terminates.

Passau - Vienna by boat and bike - Stift Engelszell
 
From Passau to Vienna by boat and bike
 
From Passau to Vienna by boat and bike
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Here are the details on MS Arlene II.

Included in your package "Passau-Vienna - MS Arlene II":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • full board (7x breakfast, 6 packed lunches, 7x dinner)
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • free welcome drink and goodbye cocktail
  • 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
  • 7-days customer helpline
  • optional rental bike
  • optional event tickets and guided tours, bookable aboard the MS Normandie

Accomodation:

  • 8 suites on upper deck, approx. 15 sqm (162 sq ft) with french balcony
  • outside cabins, approx. 10 sqm (110 sq ft), with ensuite WC and shower
    main deck cabins have permanently locked windows
    upper-deck cabins offer adjustable windows
    6 upper-deck cabins after, sounds can be more audible here
  • individually regulated air conditioning
  • beds with level access

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.

Travel time 2020:

  • Arrival on sundays
    10.05. + 24.05. + 07.06. + 21.06.
    05.07. + 19.07. + 02.08. + 16.08. + 30.08. + 13.09.
  • Minimum number of participants: 50. This tour can be cancelled by the provider up to 4 weeks prior to its commencement. If this is the case, we will strive to supply our customers with an equivalent offer.

Prices:

All prices are per person in a double berth cabin on the main deck.

  •   869 EUR main deck, 10.05. + 13.09.
  •   909 EUR upper deck after, 10.05. + 13.09.
  • 1019 EUR upper deck, 10.05. + 13.09.
  • 1239 EUR upper deck, suite, 10.05. + 13.09.
  •   909 EUR main deck
  •   949 EUR upper deck after
  • 1059 EUR upper deck
  • 1279 EUR upper deck, suite
  • 1319 EUR single cabin upper deck, 10.05. + 13.09.
  • 1359 EUR single cabin upper deck
  • + 50 % double cabin, single occupancy
  • - 20 % 2nd person under 13 years
  •   75 EUR rental bike
  • 165 EUR e-bike

The booking process

The Tour
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Arrival:

  • Parking in Passau:
    - 68 EUR, fenced-in outdoor area, includes transfers
    - 79 EUR, roofed car park, includes transfers
    Information on how to register for parking is included in your travel documents
  • Arrival in Passau via train:
    The railway station is about 15 minutes from the quay on foot.

  • 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. EUR 35
    Rental car, one way per vehicle: EUR 100-150

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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