Primadonna - Passau, Vienna & Budapest
At a glance
  • Beginning / End:
  • Duration of trip:
    8 days / 7 nights
  • Distance covered by bike:
    250-280 km/155-174 mi
  • Distance per day:
    22-55 km / 14-34 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 morning, an American breakfast buffet will be served, followed by a three-course meal for lunch, coffee and cake in the afternoon and a four-course meal for dinner. If you’re feeling peckish later on, there’s also a midnight snack on offer!

Primadonna - Passau, Vienna & Budapest

Cruise and leisurely cycling from EUR 719

The Tour

MS Primadonna - Passau, Vienna & Budapest

Experience the highlights of the Austrian, Slovak and Hungarian Danube. On this cruise, you’ll get to enjoy your stay on the world’s second-largest river cruise ship and only catamaran cruiser, the MS Primadonna. While other guests stay on board or board busses for day trips, you’ll be leisurely on your way on the ship’s own bicycles to get to know the country and its people. You will be comprehensively briefed prior to setting off. Here you can find more details on the ship, the MS Primadonna.

MS Primadonna - Passau, Vienna & Budapest

Day 1 Arrival in Passau
Passau’s historic centre has a very distinct Mediterranean flair about it. Embarkation at approx. 4:00 pm, departure to Schlögen at 8 pm.

Day 2 Melk - Krems, 37 km/23 mi, sail by night
Bike tour through the romantic Wachau region, past Spitz, Weißenkirchen and Dürnstein. Further, you’ll reach the UNESCO world heritage town of Krems.

Day 3 Bratislava - Devin - Hof Castle, 38 km/23 mi, sail by night
After exploring the historic centre, you’ll ride onwards to fort Devin. Afterwards, you’ll visit the splendid Hof castle, and later cycle back to the ship.

Day 4 Budapest, 18 km/11 mi
Individual visit to Budapest. The royal palace, parliament building, basilica and Europe’s largest synagogue, whose organ was played by Franz Liszt, await.

Day 5 Esztergom/Stúrovo - Komárno, 55 km/34 mi, sail by night
First you will get to visit the Esztergom basilica, after which you’ll ride through lonely meadowlands via Moca to Komárno, Hungary’s largest fort.

Day 6 Vienna, 20 km/12 mi, sail by night
You’ll get to explore the Danube metropolis on your bike. There’s a good amount of time allotted for visiting Schönbrunn Palace, the Spanish Riding School or the Wurstelprater amusement park. Why not stop off at one of the many Viennese coffee houses?

Day 7 Grein - Linz, 56 km/35 mi, sail by night
Explore the charming town of Grein. In Enns, a two Euro coin unlocks the gate of the old watchtower, after which the route leads you onward to Linz.

Day 8 Passau and departure
Around 8 am we will be arriving in Passau where this tour concludes.

Danube river with MS Primadonna - Vienna


Here are the details on MS Primadonna.

Included in "Primadonna - Passau, Vienna & Budapest":

  • 7 nights aboard in your chosen category
  • 7x breakfast
  • 6 packed lunches or three-course meals aboard
  • 7x dinner, four-course meals
  • afternoon coffee and cake served daily
  • daily midnight snack
  • welcome drink
  • cabins are cleaned daily
  • bed linen and towels supplied
  • city tour Bratislava
  • classik hits Concert Grein
  • 4 entertainment evenings on board
  • 1x 15-min body massage, 1x hydrojet massage
  • english speaking on-board tour operators
  • bike tours are introduced and discussed daily
  • detailed travel documents in english
  • passenger-, harbour- and lock dutie
  • parking and transfer
  • rental bike included


  • outside cabins on the main deck, approx. 11,5 sqm/124 sq ft (aft 10 sqm/108 sq ft), window can’t be opened
  • outside cabins on the upper and promenade deck, approx. 16,5 sqm/178 sq ft, with balcony and bench seat

Rental bicycles:

  • We offer comfortable unisex-bikes with 21-gears and freewheel systems, equipped with a bike bag and a bike lock. E-bikes available on request (limited number). Unfortunately, it is not possible to bring your own bike on this trip. If you’re interested in bringing your own bike, take a look at the Bike & Boat tour with the MS Primadonna.

Drinks package:

  • all inclusive for alcohol-free drinks, coffee/tea, house sparkling wine, wine and beer

Travel time 2020:

  • Arrival on fridays


All prices are per person in a double bed cabin.

2nd October   
2-bed cabin aft
bunk bed
719 €  
2-bed cabin
bed + sofa bed
839 €  
2-bed cabin 1269 €1329 €
further dates:   
2-bed cabin aft
bunk bed
819 €  
2-bed cabin
bed + sofa bed
919 €  
2-bed cabin 1459 €1559 €
main deck cabin aft
single occupancy
+ 25 %
other main deck cabins
single occupancy
+ 50 %
upper deck-/promenade
single occupancy
+ 75 %
main deck cabin reduction
3rd and 4th person
-6 y 100% / -12 y 50 %
from 12 y 25 %
upper deck cabin reduction
3rd person
-6 y 100% / -12 y 50 %
from 12 y 25 %
rental bike 7/21-gears72 €
e-bike160 €
drinks package169 €

The booking process

The Tour



  • Parking in Passau:
    fenced-in outdoor area, unguarded
    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. 12 Euro
    Alternatively by bus no. 3, departure at the bus station (ZOB).
    Price per person approx. 2 Euro

  • 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.

The Tour
Book now

Book this journey

see above
see above

I am booking the journey for myself and my fellow travellers

* This field is required

You will immediately receive acknowledgement of receipt.