Passau–Vienna-Passau By bike & boat - Danube Impressions 2021 - MS Carissima
The most popular river-cruise destination and Europe’s most favoured cycle path await you: Enjoy along the beautiful River Danube a great variety of highlights such as the magnificent Benedict Monastery of Melk or the impressive meander at ‘Schlögen’ and relax on board of your floating hotel during this special cycling tour. In the evening enjoy the live-music on board the MS Carissima or explore the town you are staying overnight.
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Detailed information about this offer
- 7 nights in comfort outer-cabin on board the MS Theodor Körner with shower/WC/air-condition
- daily full board PLUS (breakfast, lunch or lunch box, dinner(2-3 dishes to choose from)
- afternoon coffee and pastries
- captain's greeting with welcome cocktail
- daily cleaning of cabin
- bed linen and towels
- daily information meeting with guide on board for cycling tours
- daily individual, unguided cycling tours
- gala dinner with farewell cocktail
- crew's farewell-show
- daily live-music
- information material (cycle map with English tour description) per cabin
- all harbor- and passengers charges
Day 1 - Individual arrival in PassauEnjoy a stroll through the beautiful old town with the world-largest church organ in the cathedral of Passau and enjoy a delicious “Bavarian Lager” in a typical beer garden before your embarkation is at approx. 4 pm. At 6.30 pm your holiday begins with a cruise through the beautiful Danube Valley.
Day 2 - Engelhartszell–Brandstatt, approx. 45 kmThe only Trappist monastery in the country is located at the beginning of your cycle and boat trip in Austria: Engelszell Monastery, also famous for aromatic herb schnapps and liqueurs. Close by and right in the middle of it, you cycle along the Danube cycle path through the upper Danube valley, past tranquil villages and through the unspoilt countryside. Small, romantic restaurants along the way invite you to take a break. The scent of freshly grilled Steckerlfisch (fish on a stick) from the Danube is spreading along the cycle path. From the viewing-point Schlögen, high above the Danube, you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the natural spectacle of the Donauschlinge.
Day 3 - Brandstatt–Linz, approx. 26 kmAt noon you will reach Linz, the provincial capital of Upper Austria, on your bike & boat trip. Take the bright yellow slow train (optional) on a discovery tour through the European Capital of Culture 2009. The cathedral is the largest church in Austria, the “Pöstlingbergbahn” the steepest adhesion railway in the world. Curious about the future? In the “ARS Electronica Museum'; you can try out impressive examples of modern technologies for yourself.
Day 4 - Mauthausen–Grein, approx. 35 kmA beautiful and varied route along the Danube cycle path lies in front of you! Conquer the idyllic hinterland of Strudengau by bike: the Celtic village of Mitterkirchen, the baroque monastery of Baumgartenberg and the romantic castle of Clam. Look forward to Grein on the Danube, a medieval town with baroque facades, Greinburg Castle and the oldest municipal theatre in Austria. After a romantic light ride with the MS Carissima you reach the town of Tulln in the evening.
Day 5 - Tulln-Vienna approx. 35 kmAn important stop of your Danube journey with bike and boat is the monastery Klosterneuburg. Situated directly on the outskirts of Vienna, nestled between the Vienna Woods and the Danube Au, it is visible to cyclists from afar along the Danube cycle path. Marvel at the 'Verdun Altar', the most precious treasure of the Augustinian canons and a view of Vienna from the Kahlenberg. Make use of the optional offers of the crew on board for your individual evening in Vienna.
Day 6 - Vienna (day is at leisure)During a bike sightseeing tour (facultative), you have the opportunity exploring impressive buildings of this great city. Cycling slowly past world famous sights, such as the Prater, St. Stephan Cathedral and the Imperial Palace. The magnificent buildings along the Ringstraße remember on ancient times. In the afternoon, you have enough spare time visiting one of the traditional Viennese coffee shops and in the evening visit a Waltz- or Operetta concert in the Wiener Kursalon (facultative).
Day 7 - Wachau round trip, approx. 35 kmToday a truly special highlight! The landscape with rolling hills enchants everybody with lovely picturesque villages, apricot trees, vineyards, fortresses, monasteries and ruins. This is pure cycling pleasure! In Weißenkirchen (wine tasting is possible – facultative) you definitely should have a break in one of the charming wine taverns.
Day 8 - Arrival in Passau–Individual departure or extra nightsEvery holiday comes to an end – enjoy again the peaceful Danube Valley, a last glance onto the Schlögener Schlinge, before reaching Passau with wonderful impressions. Disembarkation at approx. 10:00 am and any transfer reservation for your departure please arranged from approx. 11:00 am.
Note for people with limited mobility
The cycle tour is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
Passport and visa requirements
To check in to your hotel you will need a valid passport or ID card.
For citizens of countries outside the Schengen area other regulations may apply. You are responsible for obtaining any visa you may require in good time.
Terms and Conditions of Payment:
You do not have to make any advance payments to us up to 4 weeks before departure. Please mind the payment conditions in your booking confirmation/invoice.
The general travel conditions of 1992 apply with following cancellation conditions: Prior to arrival the customer can cancel in written form at any time the booked arrangement. In case of cancellation or no show we charge following fees:
20% of the tour price up to 84 days before arrival date
30% of the tour price from 83th to 42th day before arrival date
60% of the tour price from 41th to 28th day before arrival date
80% of the tour price from 27th to 4th day before arrival date
90% of the tour price from 3rd day before arrival date to the day of arrival or “no show”
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Additionally, as required by law, the company OÖ Touristik GmbH has protection in place to refund your payments and, where transport is included in the package, to ensure your repatriation in the event that it becomes insolvent.
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Ship "MS Carissima****"
On board the comfortable “Carissima” ship, enjoy an exclusive atmosphere – in the spacious, convenient cabins as well as in the stylish outdoor area. Experience the fantastic view to breathtaking landscapes – on the bike, from the pool on the sun deck, in the comfortable seats of the lounge, and even during your amazing meals in the first class restaurant. After the cycle tour along the Danube cycle path, relax in the wellness area of the Carissima with its sauna and whirlpool and from June to August, enjoy the outdoor swimming pool with its spacious sun deck.
This exciting bike trip will make your holiday unforgettable. A warm and charming crew is waiting for you to make your stay on board as comfortable as possible.
WiFi is available on board the MS Carissima, however the connection can vary (payable on spot).
3 Passenger decks
Upper deck and middle deck (windows to open)
main deck (half-height windows not to open)
You are looking for a standard, comfortable or luxurious cycling holiday in Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, then, a holiday aboard the Carissima is the right choice!
All 75 de-luxe staterooms have 14 m² and feature a hotel-style double bed, which may be converted to two single beds. The half-height windows on the main deck of the Carissima cannot be opened, the staterooms on the upper and middle deck provide full-size picture windows, which do open. All cabins are equipped with a private bathroom with a shower or bathtub, hair dryer, TV, safe and full air-conditioning. For those who love the luxury: Some cabins on the promenade deck have a connecting door and can be rearranged to a spacious DELUXE-suite with living room and bedroom (prices on request). ECO cabins are located in the front/rear part of the ship (engine noise possible).
2-bed: beds are on ground level, with double bed also used as twin beds
2-bed ECO: in the front or rear part of the boat, weak engine noises are to be heard
1-bed: on the upper deck with a single bed or on the main deck a 2-bed cabin for single use
Technical details: length 110m, width 11,4m, max. speed 21 km/h, 75 cabins, max. 150 passengers
Rates and additional services to book
Arrival: 01.05.2021 - 25.09.2021
Arrival: 01.05.2021 - 25.09.2021
€ 80,00 per person/stay
€ 80,00 per person/stay
€ 180,00 per person/stay
|7-speed-unisex bike (on request):|
€ 180,00 per person/stay
Electrically powered bike